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  • Next week in Pima County - March 16-23, 2018

    Event Spotlight: Pima County Sheriff’s Department

    Car Seat Inspections at TMC's "Be Safe Saturday"

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    Join the Sheriff’s Department, along with Safe Kids Pima County for a FREE car seat check as part of Tucson Medical Center’s Annual "Be Safe Saturday" health fair. Learn from trained deputies, officers, and community partners about proper car seat installation and usage. Families also can get free bike helmets and booster seats, and can visit roughly 100 interactive booths that provide education and resources to help improve safety.

    Motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of unintentional deaths for children ages 1-19 years old.

    WHEN: Saturday, March 17 • 9 a.m. - noon
    WHERE: Tucson Medical Center, 5301 E. Grant Rd.
    INFORMATION: 520.327.5604 | Online

    Book Nook: Pima County Public Library Events

    An Evening with Willy Vlautin

    Singer, songwriter, and award-winning author of contemporary westerns, Willy Vlautin, will read from his newest book, Don't Skip Out on Me, which is partially set in the Old Pueblo.

    Vlautin, whom Library Journal has called the literary heir of the late Kent Haruf, will also perform songs from the soundtrack he created to accompany the book. He was singer-songwriter and lead guitarist of the alt country and rock band Richmond Fontaine, and is a member of the Delines.

    WHEN: Tuesday, March 20, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
    WHERE: Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
    INFORMATION: 520.594.5275 | Online

    The Pima County Public Library's Main Library and 25 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.
    Photo credit: OregonLive.com

    File: Procurement Fair

    Stadium Seats: Kino Sports Complex Events

    20th Annual Southern Arizona Procurement Fair

    Local businesses get a chance for face time with government staffers who make purchasing and supply decisions. The Fair also allows companies to gain insight into the government contracting process, expand their customer base and showcase their goods and services to purchasing agents and representatives from federal, state and local procurement agencies.

    No cost or registration to attend. Nominal fee for booth holders.

    WHEN: Friday, March 23 • 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    WHERE: Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium, 2500 E. Ajo Way
    INFORMATION: Michelle Capela, Department of the Air Force, 520.228.3131 | Email | Online | Register

    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.

    Get Out There: Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Events

    Stargazing Tucson Mountain Park

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    Explore the wonder and unfold the mysteries of the night sky.Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association volunteers provide an introduction to the night sky and set up telescopes for celestial viewing. Feel free to bring your lawn chair. All ages welcome. Weather permitting.

    WHEN: Saturday, March 17 • 7 p.m.
    WHERE: Tucson Mountain Park, Ironwood Picnic Area, 1500 S. Kinney Rd. (at Hal Gras 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.


    Other Events This Week

    Friday, March 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

    Saturday, March 17

    Bike Mechanics Class

    WHEN: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    WHERE: Ward VI Council Office, 3202 E. First St.
    DESCRIPTION: This class will focus on basic mechanical aspects of the bicycle and will include repair and adjustment of the most common problems. Includes flat tire repair, changing and lubing chains, brakes and derailleur adjustment, changing and adjusting cables, wrapping handlebar tape, adjusting spoke tension, and recommendations for assembling a tool kit. Bring your bikes and plan on getting your hands dirty! Class size is limited to 10 people. Participants will receive a choice of one free item from the list of safety items and will receive front/rear reflective bike tape and a free patch kit. 
    INFORMATION: Olga Valenzuela-Ochoa, Transportation Department, 520.724.BIKE (2453) | Email | Online

    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, March 19

    Housing Commission Meeting

    WHEN: 3 p.m.
    WHERE: Pima County Housing Center, 801 W. Congress St.
    DESCRIPTION: The commission seeks to increase the amount of housing in Pima County that is affordable to low and median income families, and to oversee and assure public accountability for Pima County Housing Bond Funds. The Commission also is intended to develop a Pima County Affordable Housing Strategy, for approval by the Board of Supervisors, and promote collaborative housing projects with for-profit and non-profit housing providers. Additionally the Commission reviews and recommends uses of Pima County Housing Bond funds and annually report to the Board of Supervisors on the status of Housing Bond Funds, the Housing Trust Fund and the affordable housing programs.
    INFORMATION: Marcos Ysmael, Pima County Housing Center, 520.724.2462


    Tuesday, March 20

    Pima County Board of Supervisors Meeting

    WHEN: 9 a.m.
    WHERE: Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, 130 W. Congress St., First Floor
    DESCRIPTION: The Pima County Board of Supervisors conducts county business; votes to approve or disapprove contracts and large purchases associated with county activities; holds public hearings and votes on a variety of county-related issues. Public participation speakers are limited to 3 minutes.
    INFORMATION: Clerk of the Board, 520.724.8449 | Agenda | Webcast | Television: Comcast 96/Cox 96


    Wednesday, March 21

    Flood Control District Advisory Committee Meeting

    WHEN: 8 a.m.
    WHERE: Public Works Building, 201 N. Stone Av., Ninth Floor.
    DESCRIPTION: The committee provides assistance in the study of the flood control, floodplain management regulation and drainage needs of the District and advises and makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors.
    INFORMATION: Tamara Jorde, Regional Flood Control District, 520.724.4680

    Metropolitan Education Commission Meeting

    WHEN: 4 p.m.
    WHERE: Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Av., Lower Level Meeting Room 
    DESCRIPTION: The 34-member Commission is empowered to act to advise and make recommendations on all of the areas as they affect the educational welfare of the citizens of the City and County.
    INFORMATION: Arlene Benavidez, Commission Director, 520.670.0055

    Pima County-Tucson Women's Commission Meeting

    WHEN: 5:30 p.m.
    WHERE: Pima County-Tucson Women's Commission, 240 N. Court Av.
    DESCRIPTION: The Women's Commission seeks to advise, recommend, monitor and evaluate all issues as they affect the welfare of the women of the County and City.
    INFORMATION: Deena Stewart-Hitzke, Chair, 520.624.8318


    Thursday, March 22

    Regional Wastewater Reclamation Advisory Committee Meeting

    WHEN: 8 a.m.
    WHERE: Water & Energy Sustainability Center, 2955 W. Calle Agua Nueva
    DESCRIPTION: The committee reviews and makes recommendations on policies and procedures for the Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department, including the department’s short- and long-range capital improvement needs. It also provides advice on proposals concerning rate structure formulation and proposed state and federal legislation regarding wastewater reclamation issues.
    INFORMATION: Veronica Lopez, Regional Wastewater Reclamation, 520.724.6561

    Environmental Quality Advisory Council Meeting

    WHEN: 2 p.m. 
    WHERE: Department of Environmental Quality, 33 N. Stone Ave., Seventh Floor
    DESCRIPTION: The Council advises and consults with the Board of Supervisors, Department of Environmental Services Director and staff in administering environmental quality matters.
    INFORMATION: Vicki Bennie, Department of Environmental Quality, 520.724.7331
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