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  • Next week in Pima County - March 30-April 6, 2018

    Event Spotlight: Attractions and Tourism

    Pima Air & Space Musem 7th Annual Great Paper Airplane Fly-Off

    Photo credit: Pima Air and Space Museum/Facebook
    The Pima Air and Space Museum hosts its signature competition for kids ages 6 to 14. Participants get a “crash” course in paper airplane folding, i.e. “pilot training,” then compete to see whose design can fly the farthest. Winners in each age group receive a tablet computer and a 60-minute airplane flight over Tucson. The fun-filled day also features an inflatable obstacle course, lunch, snacks and door prizes! Advanced registration is required

    WHEN: Saturday, April 7, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    WHERE: Pima Air and Space Museum, 6000 E. Valencia Rd.
    INFORMATION: 520.574.0462 | Email | Online | Register

    Photo courtesy: FC Tucson/Facebook

    Stadium Seats - Kino Sports Complex Events

    FC Tucson Open Tryouts

    FC Tucson holds open tryouts for players age 16 and up. Walk-ups allowed. Players under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign the waiver. Online registration required. $25 registration fee.

    The “Men in Black” kick off the 2018 season May 9 with the first round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The regular season begins May 12 at home against Albuquerque Sol FC.

    WHEN: Friday, March 30 • 4 - 6 p.m. | Saturday, March 31 • 10 a.m. - noon
    WHERE: Kino North Stadium, 2801 E. Ajo Way
    INFORMATION: Chioma Atanmo, FC Tucson, 520.334.1115 | Email | Online | Registration

    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.

    Book Nook: Pima County Public Library Events

    Tax Preparation Workshops

    Get free tax preparation help at a number of Library branches. The Quincie Douglas Library hosts two sessions with certified volunteers from the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. Meanwhile, the AARP (America Association of Retired Persons) will sponsor nearly a dozen similar sessions throughout the week plus a seminar covering financial planning basics April 2 at the Oro Valley Library Branch.

    Clients must attend in person and bring all required paperwork and documents. This year's filing deadline is Tuesday, April 17.

    WHEN: Saturday, March 31 • 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. | Tuesday, April 3 • 4 - 7 p.m.
    WHERE: Quincie Douglas Library, 1585 E. 36th St.
    INFORMATION: 520.594.5335 | 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.
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    Get Out There: Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Events

    Venomous and Poisonous Animals of Arizona Lecture

    File: Gila monster
    Learn about the biology and adaptations of some of Arizona's amazing creatures including rattlesnakes, scorpions, Gila monsters, and toads. All ages welcome. Free. Registration not required.

    WHEN: Tuesday, April 3 • 2 p.m.
    WHERE: Dusenberry-River Library, 5605 E. River Rd., Suite #105
    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

    Saturday, March 31

    Bicycle Bell Give-Away

    WHEN: 7 - 10 a.m.
    WHERE: Rillito River Park at Craycroft Rd.
    DESCRIPTION: Pima County’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Program heads to Tucson's North Side, handing out free bicycle bells on a first come, first-served basis on the Rillito River Park. The bells are adjustable and fit any diameter handlebars on all bikes. Bike Ambassadors also will have copies of brand-new and updated 2018Loop maps and new bike and pedestrian safety bookmarks to help people understand how to safely share the path.
    INFORMATION: Bicycle and Pedestrian Program, 520.724.BIKE (2453) | 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 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


    Sunday, April 1

    Bicycle Bell Give-Away

    WHEN: 7 - 10 a.m.
    WHERE: Saguaro National Park, East Bike Ramada, 3693 S. Old Spanish Tr. (by the Visitors’ Center)
    DESCRIPTION: Pima County’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Program heads to Tucson's Far Southeast Side, handing out free bicycle bells on a first come, first-served basis in Saguaro National Park, East. The bells are adjustable and fit any diameter handlebars on all bikes. Bike Ambassadors also will have copies of brand-new and updated 2018 Loop maps and new bike and pedestrian safety bookmarks to help people understand how to safely share the path.
    INFORMATION: Bicycle and Pedestrian Program, 520.724.BIKE (2453) | Online


    Monday, April 2

    Board of Adjustment, District 1 Meeting

    WHEN: 1 p.m.
    WHERE: Pima County Administration Building, 130 W. Congress St., First Floor Conference Room
    DESCRIPTION: The Board of Adjustment hears and decides appeals for variances and interpretation of the Pima County Code Title 18, issues temporary use permits, and acts as the Airport Zoning Board of Adjustment.
    INFORMATION: Evelyn Sierras, Development Services, 520.724.9000


    Tuesday, April 3

    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, April 4

    Public Safety Personnel Retirement Board Meeting

    WHEN: 8:30 a.m.
    WHERE: Pima County Administration Building, 130 W. Congress St., First Floor Conference Room
    DESCRIPTION: The Board reviews and recommends retirement benefits for public safety retirement members.
    INFORMATION: Robin Benge, Pima County Sheriff’s Department, 520.351.6419

    Corrections Officer Retirement Board Meeting

    WHEN: 8:45 a.m.
    WHERE: Pima County Administration Building, 130 W. Congress St., First Floor Conference Room
    DESCRIPTION: The Board reviews and recommends retirement benefits for corrections officer retirement members.
    INFORMATION: Jaime Carpenter, Pima County Sheriff’s Department, 520.351.8580

    County Attorney Investigators Local Retirement Board Meeting

    WHEN: 9 a.m.
    WHERE: Pima County Administration Building, 130 W. Congress St., First Floor Conference Room
    DESCRIPTION: The Board reviews and recommends retirement benefits for public safety retirement members with respect to full-time, paid Pima County Attorney's Office investigators, who are certified peace officers and regularly assigned to hazardous duty.
    INFORMATION: Socorro Alderete, Pima County Attorney's Office, 520.740.5720


    Thursday, April 5

    Library Advisory Board Meeting

    WHEN: 4 p.m.
    WHERE: Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Av., Fourth Floor Conference Room
    DESCRIPTION: The Board provides advice to County administration and the Board of Supervisors on library policies, services, programs, and operations.
    INFORMATION: Judy Moses, Pima County Public Library, 520.594.5602
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