Karin's Note: Friday October 27, 2017

Karin's Note:  Friday, October 27th, 2017
  • Ward 3 Events
  • Neighborhood Association/Coalition Meetings
  • City-Wide Events
  • Did You Know?
Dear Tucsonans,
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Councilmember Uhlich is proud to partner with Emerge! Center Against Domestic Violence to get out the word.  Let’s Paint Pima Purple!
Take Action to End Domestic Abuse
The belief that domestic abuse is a private or family matter is often what can create barriers for survivors seeking help and support. Lack of awareness in our community can add to the isolation and shame that survivors experience overall. We cannot begin to change this experience until we believe, as a community, that domestic abuse is our issue for which we all must take responsibility. Domestic abuse impacts the safety and health of everyone in our community when anyone is living in fear or pain in their relationship. In order to end domestic abuse, we all must take action in our day-to-day lives to take a stand against it and show support for survivors.
Emerge! has issued a call to action in our community to Answer the Call to End Domestic Violence. We hope to inspire, encourage and support our community as a whole in an effort to change the conditions that allow abuse and violence to happen to anyone. You may ask, "How can I make a difference?" We believe that there are countless ways community members can take action and that collectively we can create safety in our homes, our workplace, our schools, our peer groups, etc.
Here are some examples of ways you can answer the call:
  • Speaking up against domestic abuse
  • Learning about the dynamics of abuse
  • Recognizing destructive social norms
  • Being willing to change your own behavior
  • Being a support to anyone experiencing abuse
Perhaps one of the greatest opportunities to answer the call is for men to play an active role in the prevention and collective response to domestic abuse. Historically domestic abuse has been framed as a "women's issue" and women have been the majority of our community's response to domestic abuse for a long time. However, we are seeing many examples of men taking actions that help to address the root causes of domestic abuse, such as taking the experiences of survivors seriously, working to teach healthy socialization skills to children, and naming abusive behavior when they see it-regardless of who is using the behavior, whether it's a friend, family member, colleague, or someone in a position of power or authority.
In the video below, community members discuss what taking action looks like in their life and the ways others can, too.
Take Action
Help us Stuff the Truck!
With help from Two Men and A Truck, Emerge! will collect supplies for survivors of domestic abuse this month.
Friday, October 27, from 7am-6pm at
Rincon Congregational UCC (122 N. Craycroft Rd.)
  • Gift Cards - grocery stores, Target, Walgreens, Walmart, Amazon, etc.
  • NEW Bath & Hygiene Items: shampoo, conditioner, soap, body wash, toothpaste, toothbrushes, lotion, deodorant, razors, tampons/pads, hair brushes
  • NEW Undergarments (all sizes): socks & underwear for women, boys & girls, sports bras
  • Misc. NEW Items: umbrella strollers, flip flops (all sizes), pillows
We CANNOT accept used donation items.
Get Involved!
There are many ways to show your support for Domestic Violence Awareness Month!
* Get a purple hair extension at Salon Nouveau
(call 323-0770 for an appointment)
* Come to our Stuff-the-Truck event
* Share this email with your friends, family & colleagues
* Request materials such as posters, brochures, pens, etc. for your group or workplace
Weekly Contest
Emerge! invites everyone to answer the call to end domestic violence in our community. We can all be part of the solution.
For this week's contest we ask that you share how or why you answer the call to end domestic violence in your life. Send us an email with your response to the following prompts:
"I answer the call by..." or "I answer the call because..."
For inspiration, please watch this Answering the Call video.
This week's prize is a $25 gift card to Reilly Craft Pizza.
To Enter: Send your response to amys@emergecenter.org
Ward 3 Events: 
LGBTQ+ Caregiving Forum
Wednesday November 1st, 1-4pm
Donna R. Liggins Center, 2160 N 6th Ave
AARP Arizona and Pima Council on Aging.  Speakers, panelists, group discussions, and valuable educational resources will help address the unique challenges facing LGBTQ+ caregivers and clarify ways to get the support that’s needed.
RSVP to https://aarp.cvent.com/tuccaregiving or
call 520-571-9884 to register
Contact sdavenport@pcoa.org for more information.
Lend A Hand Yard Sale
Friday and Saturday November 3rd & 4th, 7am-1pm
1545 E Water St
The yard sale will benefit the Lend A Hand Senior Assistance Program.  For more information call (520) 323-9299 or (520) 427-4532
Valley of the Moon - Sherlock Holmes
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and the last Monday in October, Every 20mins from 6-9pm
Valley of the Moon, 2544 E Allen Rd
Do you believe in magic? Sherlock Holmes, the greatest detective the world has ever known, is coming to Valley of the Moon to finally put this silly magic business to rest! What will he discover? This October you're invited to an all new magical adventure. Join Valley of the Moon as we present Sherlock Holmes and the Logic of Magic: an all-ages immersive experience through Valley of the Moon. At Valley of the Moon the story comes to life around you and you become part of the story in turn! This is the BEST way to visit Valley of the Moon for the first time, so don't miss out. Sherlock Holmes is a 45 minute walking theatrical adventure through Tucson's historic enchanted fairyland. ASL interpretation will be provided by University of Arizona ASL students Sunday, October 15th.
TICKETS: $10 General. $5 Students. Kids 7 and under FREE.
Ward 3 Neighborhood Association/Coalition Meetings:
Country Glenn Saturday November 11th 4pm, the Drawing Studio 2760 N Tucson Blvd
Campus Community Relations Committee Tuesday November 14th 6pm, UA Student Union
Mountain View Thursday November 16th 6pm, Habitat for Humanity 3501 N Mountain Ave
Flowing Wells Thursday November 16th 6pm, Ellie Towne Center 1660 W Ruthrauff Rd
Samos Tuesday November 21st 6:30pm, Salpointe HS Trophy Rm 1545 E Copper St
Keeling Monday November 27th 7pm, 2902 N Geronimo
Grant Road Coalition Tuesday November 28th 6pm, Ward 3 City Council office 1510 E Grant Rd
City-Wide Events:
Boo at the Zoo
Friday-Sunday October 27th-29th, 6-8:30pm
Reid Park Zoo, 3400 E Zoo Ct
Visit the Zoo for some spooktacular fun! At this new, expanded event you will meet your favorite pirates, superheroes, princesses and wizards inspired by great books and movies. While you stroll through the Zoo, children will play old fashioned games and activities and listen to music in Rancho Sahuarita’s Fall Festival area, and explore a western skele-town at a pace that works for your family. New this year is a Scary Loop at the Conservation Learning Center (suggested for children 12 and older). Event sponsors will have treats sure to please the whole family. “Scare”ousel will be open for rides for an additional fee. Cafe will be open as well as food stations in Fall Festival and “Skele”town. The following are theme zones for Boo at the Zoo:
Ticket Prices
$10 for Non-Members
$8 for Zoo Members
Under two years of age are free.
Hope Fest,
Saturday October 28th, 9am-2pm
Tucson Convention Center, 260 S Church Ave
Presented by the Hope Network, Hope Fest is a citywide event that provides free groceries, clothing, medical, dental, haircuts, hygiene items and helping services to the most needy, underserved, and marginalized populations. Hope Network, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that collaborates with hundreds of faith-based organizations, community organizations, government entities, social service organizations and businesses to serve the impoverished. Hope Fest has operated in Tucson for 24 years and provides more than $1.5 million dollars of good and services on one day. 
Refugee 101 and 301
Monday October 30th, 6-8pm
Seema Community Center, 2843 N. Alvernon Way.
This interactive workshop focuses on global, national, & local aspects of refugee resettlement; ways in which Iskashitaa enhances our community through food-based programming; and how to become a volunteer (though, no volunteer commitment is required). RSVP to 520-319-2128 or go to the Iskashitaa
Facebook Page for a link.
Tour Landfill on Halloween
Tuesday October 31st, 8:30am
Thomas O. Price Service Center, 4004 S Park Ave
Spend part of your Halloween touring the Los Reales Landfill and the ReCommunity Recycling Facility. You may see some sights that will haunt you. The City of Tucson Environmental & General Services Department (EGSD) is offering the Oct. 31 tour of both facilities for a limited number of people. Participants will get a behind-the-scenes view and learn how the City manages waste diversion in Tucson. Tour participants also will gain an in-depth understanding of how recyclables collected in the blue barrels are sorted and marketed.  To reserve your seat on the bus, please call (520) 791-3175 by Friday, Oct. 27. Those who join the tour should wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, hats, and sunscreen. Drinking water will be provided.
EGSD: http://bit.ly/2zsTGYE
All Souls Procession
Sunday November 5th, 4-10pm
Procession begins on Grande South of Speedway
The Procession is an enormous community-created, non-commercial event to creatively honor and celebrate our dead. Open to all cultures, all traditions, all art forms, and all people. Free to participate.
Everyone who attends is responsible for helping to create a safe, positive, celebratory, and respectful experience for themselves and everyone else
Did You Know...?
Southern Arizona Senior Pride Community Cares Program
 Are you LGBTQI, 55 or older, homebound or living in a Care Community (independent or assisted living, nursing home, boarding home)? Are you a person with a disability (of any age)? Are you isolated from your LGBTQI Community? Lonely?  Southern Arizona Senior Pride Community Cares Program would like to offer you friendly visits and/or phone calls with trained volunteers who have had a background check. There is no charge to participate in this program.  Do you know someone? Referrals encouraged!
Please contact Program Coordinator: 520-351-2724 or sasp.ccp@gmail.com for an application and home visit.
Utility Exploration Begins on Portion of Grant Road
Subsurface utility exploration began today in the traffic lanes of Grant Road from west of Country Club Road to east of Swan Road. The work will continue through Nov. 22. This is part of the design work for the Grant Road Improvement Project. The exploration process, known in the industry as "potholing," allows designers and contractors to determine the depth of existing underground utilities. Intermittent lane shifts and single lane closures will occur during the process, and the speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph in work zone areas. Motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians are asked to use caution to help ensure worker safety.
Read the news release: http://bit.ly/2zKrAZn
Grant Road Improvement Project: http://bit.ly/2mV6j7C
Regional Transportation Authority: http://bit.ly/1g4EsIG
Tucson Department of Transportation: http://1.usa.gov/1c6BGDE
Arizona 811: Know What’s Below Before You Dig
Arizona 811 is reminding the public to contact them to have all underground utilities located and marked before excavating anything in Arizona. Two full working days (excluding weekends and state holidays) are required in advance for scheduling a locator. The marks are good for 15 days. Arizona 811 was established as Arizona Blue Stake in 1974 and is a private, nonprofit agency. Its website allows you to check on an existing ticket, create an E-Stake to manage multiple tickets, request a presentation for your business, and more. To have utilities marked before you dig, call 811 Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-5 p.m., or visit the Arizona 811 website (link below).
Arizona 811: http://www.arizona811.com
Red Pandas Coming to Reid Park Zoo
Reid Park Zoo is getting a couple of winter visitors. The highly endangered red pandas are expected to reside at the Zoo from November through March. The two red pandas will spend time in Tucson while their permanent habitat in Utah is being prepared. Red pandas, which aren't related to giant pandas, are native to China, India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Myanmar. They weigh between 7 and 13 pounds, and 95 percent of their diet is made up of bamboo. They drink water daily and also eat fruit, roots, grasses, bird eggs, lichens, and insects. The temporary red panda exhibit is funded by the Tucson Parks Foundation.
From the Arizona Daily Star: http://bit.ly/2ystsHz
Reid Park Zoo: http://bit.ly/1dJgCDh
Tucson Parks Foundation: http://bit.ly/2go59UW
Iskashitaa Refugee Network harvests over 150,000 pounds of edible tree fruit and produce primarily from Tucson resident backyards. If you have tree fruit and/or produce that you'd like to donate and/or can't harvest please fill out a donor fruit form at http://www.iskashitaa.org/donate-your-fruit/.
Volunteer With Lend-A-Hand
Just a few hours a month can bring happiness to the life of a senior neighbor. Services are free to Lend-A-Hand clients. Drivers are needed to take seniors to doctor appointments, shopping, physical therapy, etc. You can receive mileage reimbursement.  Help now, and Lend-A-Hand will be there for you when you need help. Contact LEND-A-HAND, 248-6882, www.lahseniorhelp.org."
Grant Rd Improvement Project Phase 2
The traveling public can expect delays when driving in this work area. Please obey all traffic control signs and watch for construction personnel and equipment in the work zone. If you have any additional questions or comments, please call the Grant Road Information line at (520) 624-4727 or email information@grantroad.info
For Details on work and restrictions: http://www.grantroad.info/pdf/Traffic_Alert_7_27_17.pdf Information on Grant Rd Improvement Project: http://www.grantroad.info/home