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  • Next week in Pima County - Feb. 9-16, 2018

    Event Spotlight

    Opening Day at Rillito Downs

    Opening Day at Rillito Downs • Rillito Park Racetrack, 4502 N. First Av. • Saturday, February 10,  Gates Open, 10 a.m. | Post Time, 1 p.m.
    Another season of racing begins at the historic racetrack with the first of six weekends of live racing through
    March 18. This year, fans can enjoy 12 live race days with Thoroughbreds running in the late afternoon and
    Quarter Horse contests under the lights! Reserved table seating available.

    WHEN: Saturday, February 10 | Sunday February 11 • Gates Open, 10 a.m. | Post Time, 1 p.m.
    WHERE: Rillito Park Racetrack, 4502 N. First Av.
    INFORMATION: 520.745.5486 | Email | Online

    Get Out There : Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Events

    Wondering About the Wild Things Lecture

    Naturalist Jeff Babson shares "Foxes, Skunks, Ringtails, and More: Arizona's Small Carnivores" in an informative hour-long talk followed by a Q and A session on any nature topic that you may have been wondering about.

    If the weather is nice we will be outside, feel free to bring a lawn chair.

    All ages welcome. Free with NRPR Activities Membership, $5 non-member fee. Online registration required.

    WHEN: Friday, February 16 • 6 - 8 p.m.
    WHERE: Brandi Fenton Memorial Park Visitor Center, 3482 E. River Rd.
    INFORMATION: 520.724.5375 | Email | Online

    Pima County Natural Resources Parks and Recreation offers many fun and interesting tours, hikes, classes and other activities. To learn more, check out the full NRPR Calendar.
    Photo Credit: National Park Service

    Green Army Man Exhibit • Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Av. • Daily through February 28

    Book Nook - Pima County Public Library Events

    Green Army Man Exhibit

    Rudy Flores and Teresa Estrella used 3D scanning and 3D printing technology to create a cultural army of Tucsonans in the style of old school army man toys. Models included resident chefs, artists, DJ's, athletes, musicians, cosplay actors and many more. Nearly 300 locals were scanned and printed.

    Now on display in the Main Library’s glass cases.

    WHEN: Daily through February 28
    WHERE: Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Av.
    INFORMATION: 520.594.5500 | Online

    The Pima County Public Library's Main Library and 26 branch libraries offer a variety of services, clubs, events, and other opportunities for both children and adults to learn and connect with their community. Find out more on the Library's full calendar.

    Stadium Seats : Kino Sports Complex Events

    Major League Soccer Media Day

    Major League Soccer Media Day • Kino Sports Complex- North, 3600 S. Country Club Rd. • Wednesday, February 14, Gates open: 11 a.m.
    Get a close up look at how soccer pros prepare for the upcoming MLS season - and maybe get autographs.
    Players will take part in open practice sessions throughout the day including veterans and hopefuls looking for
    roster spots with
     the New England Revolution, FC Dallas, the Portland Timbers, Houston Dynamo, Sporting Kansas City and the New York Red Bulls. Complete Mobile Mini Sun Cup schedule.

    WHEN: Wednesday, February 14 • Gates open, 11 a.m.
    WHERE: Kino Sports Complex- North, 3600 S. Country Club Rd.
    INFORMATION: Chioma Atanmo, FC Tucson, 520.334.1115 | Email | Online | Clear Bag Policy

    Kino Sports Complex is the largest sports and entertainment venue in Pima County and is available for public, private, and commercial use. For a look at upcoming events, search the full Kino Sports Complex Calendar.


    Other Events This Week

    Friday, February 9

    Workforce Investment Board Meeting

    WHEN: 7:30 - 9 a.m.
    WHERE: Pima Community College Community Campus, 401 N. Bonita Av.
    DESCRIPTION: The Pima County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) is authorized by the Department of Labor and appointed by the Pima County Board of Supervisors to provide recommendations on local workforce policy and oversight of the local Pima County Arizona@Work system (formerly the One-Stop system) that connects eligible job ready Youth, Adults, and Dislocated Workers in local growth, high-demand industry occupations.
    INFORMATION: Anna M. Cunes, Community Services, Employment and Training, 520.724.6766

    Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting

    WHEN: 9:30 a.m.
    WHERE: Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation, 3500 W. River Rd., First Floor Conference Room
    DESCRIPTION: The Commission makes reasonable rules and regulations for the proper use and management of all public parks under its supervision and control. It also establishes broad policies and long-range programs for the acquisition, planning, development, maintenance and operation of the County park system.
    INFORMATION: Ann Khambholja, Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation, 520.724.5000

    Saturday, February 10

    PACC Pet Adoption Events

    WHEN: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    WHERE: PetSmart, 4374 N. Oracle Rd. | 1175 W. Irvington Rd.
    DESCRIPTION: Pima Animal Care Center waives all adoption fees this weekend at its partner PetSmart stores on Tucson’s North Side and in Midvale Park and the the main shelter, 4000 North Silverbell Road, the community's only open-admission shelter. All five of PACC’s partner PetSmart locations - 3850 West River Road, 4740 East Grant Road, 3695 East Broadway Boulevard and the Oracle Road and Spectrum Mall stores - also offer cat and kitten adoptions seven-day-a-week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All pets adopted from PACC are microchipped, spayed or neutered, vaccinated and come with a free vet visit.
    INFORMATION: Pima Animal Care Center, 520.724.5900 | Email | Online | Pet Support


    Monday, February 12

    Industrial Development Authority Meeting

    WHEN: 3 p.m.
    WHERE: Pima County Administration Building, 130 W. Congress St., Tenth Floor Conference Room
    DESCRIPTION: The Authority recommends the acquisition, funding, construction, lease, or the disposal of property to promote industry and develop trade by inducing manufacturing, industrial and commercial enterprises to locate in Pima County and further the use of the County's agriculture products and natural resources.
    INFORMATION: Steven Russo, Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C., 520.529.1515

    Sales Tax Advisory Committee Meeting

    WHEN: 4 - 6 p.m.
    WHERE: Oro Valley Town Council Chambers, 11000 N. La Cañada Dr.
    DESCRIPTION: The committee makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on a possible half-cent Pima County General Sales Tax tax to fund road repairs throughout the County and/or offset Pima County primary property taxes.
    INFORMATION: Nicole Fyffe, County Administrator's Office, 520.724.8149


    Tuesday, February 13

    VITA Free Tax Workshops

    WHEN: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    WHERE: Abrams Public Health Center, 3950 S. Country Club Road, Room 1104
    DESCRIPTION: The Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax-preparation assistance to anyone with a family income under $66,000 annually – for free. Bring a picture I.D., Social Security card, proof of income and all applicable 2017 financial and tax forms for EACH family member signing the documents.
    INFORMATION: Michelle Spears, Health Department, 520.724.7947 | Email | Online


    Wednesday, February 14

    Pima County-Tucson Historical Commission Meeting

    WHEN: Noon
    WHERE: Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Av., Fourth Floor Conference Room
    DESCRIPTION: The Commission advises the governing bodies of the County and the City of Tucson on historical activities and sites, and to organize historical activities for the community.
    INFORMATION: Roger Randolph, City of Tucson Clerk, 520.791.4213

    VITA Free Tax Workshops

    WHEN: Noon - 6:30 p.m.
    WHERE: Abrams Public Health Center, 3950 S. Country Club Road, Room 1104
    DESCRIPTION: The Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax-preparation assistance to anyone with a family income under $66,000 annually – for free. Bring a picture I.D., Social Security card, proof of income and all applicable 2017 financial and tax forms for EACH family member signing the documents.
    INFORMATION: Michelle Spears, Health Department, 520.724.7947 | Email | Online

    Pima County-Tucson Bicycle Advisory Committee Meeting

    WHEN: 6 p.m.
    WHERE: Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Av.
    DESCRIPTION: The Tucson-Pima County Bicycle Advisory Committee serves in an advisory capacity to local governments on issues relating to bicycle recreation, transportation, and safety.
    INFORMATION: Karen Rahn, Tucson Transportation Department, 520.837.6584 | Email


    Thursday, February 15

    Pima Vocational High School Board of Directors Meeting

    WHEN: 8:30 a.m.
    WHERE: Las Artes Arts and Education Center, 23 W. 27th St.
    DESCRIPTION: Pima Vocational High School and its board seek to educate and support Pima County’s high risk youth ages 16-21 in their pursuit of a high school diploma, a sustainable job and a career plan upon graduation.
    INFORMATION: Michele Ray, Pima Vocational High School, 520.724.9737

    VITA Free Tax Workshops

    WHEN: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    WHERE: Abrams Public Health Center, 3950 S. Country Club Road, Room 1104
    DESCRIPTION: The Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax-preparation assistance to anyone with a family income under $66,000 annually – for free. Bring a picture I.D., Social Security card, proof of income and all applicable 2017 financial and tax forms for EACH family member signing the documents.
    INFORMATION: Michelle Spears, Health Department, 520.724.7947 | Email | Online

    Design Review Committee Meeting

    WHEN: 1:30 p.m.
    WHERE: Public Works Building, 201 N. Stone Av., Meeting Room "C", Basement
    DESCRIPTION: The DRC is intended to protect the character and desirable living conditions of surrounding areas through careful site planning that alleviates impacts of new development; to encourage site planning and building design that establishes a sensitive relationship both internally and between the elements of the site plan and contextual features of scenic, environmental, or cultural significance; preserve visual amenities especially through the enhancement of roadway aesthetics; and accomplish other defined goals and review.
    INFORMATION: Sue Morman, Development Services, 520.724.9000

    Small Business Commission Meeting

    WHEN: 3 p.m.
    WHERE: Public Works Building, 201 N. Stone Av., First Floor Conference Room 
    DESCRIPTION: The commission seeks to facilitate communication between Pima County and small businesses and to evaluate County policies and regulations for their impact on small business.
    INFORMATION: Aurora Hernandez, Economic Development and Tourism, 520.724.7356


    Friday, February 16

    Election Integrity Commission Meeting

    WHEN: 9 a.m.
    WHERE: Abrams Public Health Center, 3950 S. Country Club Rd., Third Floor
    DESCRIPTION: The Commission provides independent oversight of the County election process and reviews and makes recommendations to the Board regarding election information technology systems as well as technical and procedural matters.
    INFORMATION: Michael Dale, Elections Department, 520.724.6845 | Email
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