Karin's Note: Thursday, October 3, 2013

-Ward 3 Events
-Upcoming Area Neighborhood and Coalition Meeting(s)
-Citywide Events
-Did You Know?

Dear Tucsonans,

With the new Mayor and Council schedule in place now, there wasn’t a Mayor and Council meeting this week, but we will be meeting next Tuesday, October 8th starting at 3:00 p.m.  Information on the agenda items for both the Study Session and Regular meeting are available at https://www.tucsonaz.gov/clerks/mcdocs

There are also a wide variety of fun, outdoor events and activities coming up this weekend and throughout October.  The following list of Ward 3 and Citywide activities will give you a sample and we will be adding to it in the coming weeks. 
I hope to see you out and about in our beautiful city.

Have a good weekend.


Ward 3 Events:

-Music, Food and Pet Fair – Saturday, October 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Council Member Karin Uhlich, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, and the Friends of Mansfield Park invite you to a fun-filled, free morning! Activities begin at 10:00 a.m. with a performance of “Pinocchio” by the Wind Quintet at the Tucson Symphony Center at 2175 N. 6th Avenue (just south of Grant road). Across the street at Mansfield Park (2000 N. 4th Avenue) Tucson Police Department’s K9 unit, Pima County Animal Center and Pet Partners and Handi-Dog volunteers will be on hand to answer questions. The Doolen Middle School Jazz Band will perform. Bring your pets—judging will take place at 12:30 p.m. and certificates will be awarded for best costume, hairdos and other categories. There will be face-painting, prizes, magicians and food trucks. More information is available at the Ward 3 Council Office, 791-4711.

-Junk Vehicle Collection & Electronics Recycling Event – Saturday, October 12 from 8:00 a.m. to Noon.  Tucson Clean and Beautiful, in coordination with Ward 3 offers this opportunity to residents. The electronics recycling will take place in the west parking of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox church, 1145 E. Fort Lowell. Bring in your old, unused computers, copiers, phones, cables, stereo equipment and more. But please—no televisions!!  In addition, if you would like to schedule your junk vehicle pick-up (and receive $100) call Tucson Clean and Beautiful at 837-6834 to pre-register. You will need to provide your name, address and vehicle description. On pick-up day, you will turn over the notarized title to the vehicle.

-Special Olympics Fundraiser at Mr. K’s BBQ – Saturday, October 12 from Noon to 5:00 pm. 4911 N. Stone Avenue. Celebrate 2 years of business and donate to a great cause. Car show, Uof A Pep Band, Mariachi Milagro, booths and games. And of course, BBQ! More info: 878-6066.

-4th Annual Veterans and Business Conference – Friday, October 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Westside Service Center, Tucson Police Department, 1310 W. Miracle Mile. Keynote speaker, Paul A. Smiley of Sonoran Technology. Special thanks to all the veterans and service providers attending. This "Boots to Business” one-day conference includes testimonials from successful Veteran business owners. The free event is sponsored by the Microbusiness Advancement Center SBDC and includes lunch. Seating is limited. To register: 520-620-1241. More info? Email veterans.sbdc@mac-sa.org

- Lend A Hand Yard Sale Fundraiser – Saturday, October 19 from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 1545 E. Water Street (just north of Grant Road). Here’s your chance to clean out the closets, sheds and garages and recycle all of those unwanted items. Items may be dropped off starting October 13 (court yard gates will be unlocked so items can be put inside during the week). If you have large items that need to be picked up, please call 323-9299 to make arrangements. For more information, contact Alan Adler at ahadler@cox.net or 909-5204.

Upcoming Neighborhood and Coalition Meeting(s):
-Alvernon/Grant Initiative (AGI/TNBC)
  - Tuesday, October 8 at 6:30 p.m. Emerge! 2425 N. Haskell
-Campus Community Relations Committee (CCRC) – Tuesday, October 8 at 6:00 p.m. U of A Student Union, Ventana Room
-Friends of Mansfield Park – Wednesday, October 9 at 6:30 p.m. Parkside Terrace Apartments, 2150 N. 4th Avenue
- El Cortez NA – Thursday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m. Parkside Terrace Apartments, 2150 N. 4th Avenue


Citywide Events:

-Tucson Modernism Week – October 3-6. The Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation is celebrating mid-century with home tours and lectures. For tickets and a full schedule of events: https://preservetucson.org/

-Neighborhood Support Network Workshop and Training– Saturday, October 12 from 8:30 a.m. to Noon. TMM Family Services meeting room, 1550 N. Country Club. Open to all members and interested neighborhood leaders. Theme of the workshop is “Taking Care of the Neighborhood.” Panel of experienced leaders will offer advice and insight on common problems facing many leaders as life in their neighborhoods unfolds. Following the panel discussion, small groups will be formed to allow more in depth conversation on topics. For more information, contact Don Ijams: dsijams@gmail.com, coordinator of the Neighborhood Support Network.

-Safe Harbor Business Assistance:  Feedback and Idea Workshops – Wednesday, October 23rd from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Fire Central, 300 S. Fire Central Place (across from the TCC),  and Friday, October 25th from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at  Patrick Hardesty Center, 1100 S. Alvernon Way.  The Safe Harbor working group seeks input from RTA project affected businesses on proposed policies, procedures and strategies that the City could employ to help businesses maintain their viability during public construction projects.


Did You Know...?

…that the Third Annual Vamos a Tucson Mexican Baseball Fiesta starts tonight? The Tucson Padres and Visit Tucson welcome the teams to Kino Stadium (2500 E. Ajo Way). Games run through Sunday, October 6. For more info and tickets: 520-434-1367 or www.tucsonpadres.com

…that neighborhood information is available at https://neighsupport.net/ Great source for neighborhood profiles, crime prevention information and events.

…that October is Domestic Violence Awareness month?  For more information check out the website at Emerge! www.emergecenter.org/

…that Tucson Clean and Beautiful, through its Trees for Tucson program, is offering $8 desert-adapted trees for delivery to Tucson Electric Power customers’ homes? Fall is an excellent time to plant trees that will grow to shade your home and reduce electric utility costs. Information and application forms available: https://tucsoncleanandbeautiful.org/trees-for-tucson/ or call 791-3109.

…that Cox Communications is once again sponsoring free Movies in the Park this fall?   Friday, October 4, Toy Story 2 presented at Freedom Park: Saturday, October 26, Toy Story 3 presented at Reid Park. All movies start at dusk, but come early (5:30 p.m.) to enjoy jumping castles, face painting, clowns, music and food trucks. More info: saaca.org or call (520) 797-3959.