Karin's Note: Friday, May 29, 2015

Karin's Note: Friday, May 29, 2015
  • Note from Staff
  • Ward 3 Events
  • Neighborhood Association/Coalition Meetings
  • Citywide Events
  • Did You Know?
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Note from Staff:
 
Got Art?
 
We're trying to collect images of all the neighborhood murals scattered around Ward 3, and we figure there are some treasures we may not be aware of. If you have a favorite or know of a "hidden" piece, please send us a picture, the location (and owner of the property if you know it), the name of your neighborhood, and any information you have about the artist or creation stories about the art. We'll share the results. Please send to Ward3@tucsonaz.gov.
 
Thank you!
 
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Ward 3 Events: 
 
Roll-Offs in Ward 3 Next Weekend! About five neighborhoods in our ward will have roll-offs next weekend. Check the schedule below and get the word out to your neighbors! Roll-offs will be delivered on Thursday, June 4th and picked up on Monday, June 8th. This is a great chance to get rid of any nagging piles of furniture and bulky trash that have popped-up on curbs and in alleys (especially with lots of people moving out for the summer). Here are the locations:
 
El Cortez – 500 block of E. Seneca St.
Feldman's – E. Lee St. just east of N. Stone Ave.
Jefferson Park – E. Linden St. between N. Tyndall Ave. and N. Park Ave.
North University – along E. Lee St. at N. Highland Ave.
Northwest – E. Elm St. at N. 4th Ave.
 
Please contact the Ward 3 office with any questions at 520-791-4711 or ward3@tucsonaz.gov.
 
Children's  Museum Wonders of Space Thursday, June 4th, 4:00-5:00pm in the Large Meeting Room at Woods library. Little astronomers will enjoy sorting celestial objects and discovering properties of space rocks (meteorites) through hands-on investigations. They will begin to grasp the great sizes and distances of these dynamic bodies in our Solar System. Students will then get to create a model of their very own planet. Presented by the Children's Museum Tucson. Please note: there is a limit of 50 participants for this event. Tickets will be available at the front desk starting at 3:30 pm.
 
Bike Repair Workshop with BICAS! Saturday, June 6th 9:00 am at Mitchell Park, 1100 E. Mitchell St.
Learn about basic bike repairs with two educational demonstrations and get your bike tuned up by a BICAS mechanic! Parts will be provided and BICAS is bringing their talented bike mechanics. All you have to bring is your bike! The workshop starts at 9:00 am with educational demonstrations at 9:30 and 10:00 am. The first 20 people to RSVP to ashley@mygoodneighbor.org, will receive a free “U” bike lock! Just send an email with “Mountain/1st Bike Lock” in the subject line, or give them a call at 520-512-5740!
 
Mountain View Farmers Market Wednesday, June 10th 3:00 – 6:00 pm at 3306 N 1st Ave. Fresh eggs and produce from our Ward 3 neighbors! Questions? Call Bill Crouse 520-884-9557.
 
Tucson Juneteenth Festival 2015 Saturday, June 20th 10:00 am - 9:00 pm at the Donna Liggins Center 2160 N 6th Avenue. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S. and represents a very important milestone in American history, when our nation finally and truly became “the land of the free.”  Join in the celebration at the Donna Liggins Center for a day of fun, food, education, fellowship and entertainment. Everyone is invited! For more info, call 520-429-1724 or visit https://www.facebook.com/Tucson-Juneteenth-Celebration-521630407898433/t...
 
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Neighborhood Association/Coalition Meetings:
 
- Cabrini NA – Wednesday, June 3 5:30 – 7:00 pm at Solar Store, 2833 N. Country Club
 
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Citywide Events: 
 
9th Annual TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k Night Run and Walk Saturday, May 30th Free Children's Mile at 6:30 PM and 5k race and walk at 7:00 pm at the Children's Museum 200 S. 6th Avenue. Lace up your favorite sneaks for the biggest running event in Tucson, the 9th Annual TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k Night Run and Walk. This race, the first "leg" of the popular Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown, has raised more than $100,000 for local charities. The 2015 version is the RRCA West Regional 5k Championships, and with more than $4,000 in prize money some of the best runners in the country will be hand. The race has essentially become a city-wide block party, and will include a free concert and an after-party on the patio of Tucson's iconic Hotel Congress. http://www.azroadrunners.org/races/detail/mmd
 
Art and Soul Wednesday, June 3rd 5:30 - 6:30 pm at SALON SALON 410 N. Toole. Why is art important to our personal and emotional lives? Does art exist only for art’s sake? Why should art matter to me? Examine these questions, and more, during a presentation by University of Arizona Museum of Art docents Marc and Fleurette Wallach. The presentation explores how an individual can enjoy art through personal and emotional lenses. Art can provide a mirror through which we can understand more about ourselves and have a therapeutic effect, making it much more than just a painting hanging in a museum. Light refreshments provided and RSVP appreciated at 520-777-3224.
 
Healthcare Provider Job Fair Friday, June 5th 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at PCC Desert Vista Campus - Pueblo Building 5901 S. Calle Santa Cruz. Healthcare employer recruitment and networking from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm and student workshops at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, and 12:30 pm. Employment opportunities available! Dress professionally and bring copies of your resume. Guest speaker topics include: Preparing for the Interview, Personal Branding using Social Media, and The Culture of Healthcare. For student registration, please call 520-206-5250.
 
World Refugee Day Celebration Tuesday, June 16th 4:00 – 9:00 pm at Refugee Focus 120 N. Stone, Suite 220R. Every year, countries around the world honor June 20th as World Refugee Day. Join Refugee Focus in celebrating our wonderful refugee community in Tucson – enjoy cultural celebrations, music, food, dance and more!
 
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Did You Know...?
 
...that the Movies in the Park program returns this summer? Are you looking for some family-friendly entertainment on Friday nights over the summer? Movies in the Park, a Tucson summer staple since 2003, kicked off last week and will be back on June 5th will a showing of Big Hero 6. Residents are invited to bring blankets and chairs to enjoy a free movie every other Friday at the DeMeester Performing Arts Pavilion, 900 S. Randolph Way. Pre-movie events begin at 5:30 p.m. with live music, jumping castles, balloon animals, and arts and crafts exhibits from nonprofits. Popcorn, soda, and food truck vendors also will be available for an additional charge. The Movies in the Park program is hosted by Cox Communications and the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance. https://saaca.org/Cox_Movies_in_the_Park.html
 
…that you can stay active with summer track & field? The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the annual summer track and field and road races throughout June and July. Track and field will be held every Tuesday, June 2nd - July 14th, at Drachman stadium, 501 S. Plumer Ave. Road Races are every Thursday, June 4th - July 16th, at various locations. Registration begins at 5:45 pm and all events begin promptly at 6:30 pm. The costs for these events are $3 for youth 17 and under and $4 for adults. Ribbons will be given to the top finishers at each track and field and road race. Follow the link below for further details and road race locations. Summer Track and Field: https://www.tucsonaz.gov/files/parks/docs/sports/Track_Field_-_Road_Races_2015.pdf
 
…that ZoomTucson is a great interactive map tool to learn information about Tucson? ZoomTucson allows citizens to find government information and services, such as political representatives, trash and recycling collection schedules, zoning, and school boundaries. ZoomTucson's clean and simple map interface allows users to search by an address or click on a location to display a wealth of information. It's also good for people interested in moving to Tucson. Meanwhile, ZoomBiz is an easy-to-use, map-based website providing developers and property owners with location-specific information on incentive programs for which they may be eligible.  ZoomTucson: https://maps.tucsonaz.gov/zoomTucson/
 
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