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  • Next week in Pima County - May 4-11, 2018

    Event Spotlight: Attractions and Tourism

    Hershel McGriff at Tucson Speedway

    Hershel McGriff at Tucson Speedway
    Records will be broken and added to NASCAR and Tucson Speedway’s history as 90-year-old Hershel “The Legend” McGriff becomes the oldest driver ever to race at the track. McGriff’s son and granddaughter will also compete, making it a family affair. Adding to the star power, racing legend Ron Hornaday Jr. will be the Grand Marshal for this spectacular event.

    WHEN: Saturday, May 5 • Gates open, 5 p.m.
    WHERE: Tucson Speedway, 11955 S. Harrison Rd.
    INFORMATION: John Lashley, Tucson Speedway 520.850.2822 | Email | Online | Tickets

    Pima County partners with more than two dozen museums, heritage groups and other organizations that operate some of Arizona’s best world-class attractions. Most facilities stay open year-round for the enjoyment of residents and visitors of all ages. Visit our Attractions and Tourism page to learn more.

    Stadium Seats: Kino Sports Complex Events

    FC Tucson v. La Máquina FC

    FC Tucson enters 2018 having won four-consecutive Premier Development League division titles and kicks off this year’s Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup with match against La Máquina FC, a United Premier Soccer League out of Santa Ana, California. The winner travels to Sin City May 16 to square up with United Soccer League side Las Vegas Lights FC.

    WHEN: Wednesday, May 9 • 7:30 p.m.
    WHERE: Kino North Stadium, 3600 S. Country Club Rd.
    INFORMATION: Chioma Atanmo, FC Tucson, 520.334.1115 | Email | Online | Tickets

    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.
    Photo credit: FC Tucson 

    File: hot weather gardening

    Book Nook: Pima County Public Library Events

    Master Gardener Presentation: Heat-Proofing Your Garden

    Learn proven techniques to help all your plants survive the arrival of 100+ degree temperatures. Discover which plants thrive in the heat, and how to protect your plants – and yourself – in hot weather.

    This was a favorite, crowd-pleasing talk last season – don't miss it!

    WHEN: Tuesday, May 8 • 4 p.m.
    WHERE: El Rio Library, 1390 W. Speedway Bl.
    INFORMATION: 520.594.5245 | 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.

    Get Out There: Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Events

    Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival

    Dexter Holland/Jim Lindberg
    Enjoy a feast for the senses at Rillito Park with a concert headlined by The Offspring and Pennywise plus over 100 craft beers and tasty gourmet tacos and “Lucha Libre” style wrestling!

    General Admission and VIP tickets will be available for purchase. All tickets include craft beer tasting (for those 21+) and access to view the music stage.

    WHEN: Saturday, May 5 • Gates Open, 1 p.m. (VIP, noon)
    WHERE: Rillito Park, 4502 N. First Av.
    INFORMATION: 512.674.9300 | Email | Online | Tickets

    Pima County 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, May 5

    PACC Pet Adoption Event

    WHEN: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    WHERE: PetSmart, 4374 N. Oracle Rd. | 3695 E. Broadway Bl. | 3850 W. River Rd.
    DESCRIPTION: Pima Animal Care Center offers dogs, cats, puppies and kittens for adoption this week at its partner PetSmart stores on Tucson’s North Side, in Midtown and Marana. All five of PACC’s partner PetSmart locations - 4740 East Grant Road, 1175 West Irvington Road and the Oracle Road, Broadway Boulevard and Orange Grove Road stores - also offer cat and kitten adoptions daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The main PACC facility, 4000 North Silverbell Road, is our community's only open-admission shelter and has the largest selection of adoptable animals waiting to meet you. 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, May 6

    Bicycle Bell Give-Away

    WHEN: 6 - 9 a.m.
    WHERE: Michael Perry Park, 8700 E. Arbor St. (Pantano River Park, east bank)
    DESCRIPTION: Pima County’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Program heads to the East Side this weekend, handing out free bicycle bells on a first come, first-served basis on the Pantano 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 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, May 7

    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, May 8

    Pima County Board of Supervisors Budget Meeting

    WHEN: 9 a.m.
    WHERE: Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, 130 W. Congress St., First Floor
    DESCRIPTION: The Board of Supervisors meets to consider the County Budget for Fiscal Year 2018/2019. The Board will hear budget presentations from the Superintendent of Schools; Assessor; Public Defense Services; Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security; Wireless Integrated Network; Elections; Facilities Management; and Fleet Services.
    INFORMATION: Clerk of the Board, (520) 724-8449 | Agenda | Webcast | Television: Comcast 96/Cox 96

    Health Care Benefits Trust Board

    WHEN: 9 a.m.
    WHERE: Pima County West Administration Building, 150 W. Congress St., Fourth Floor HR Training Room
    DESCRIPTION: The Board provides general oversight of the Pima County Health Care Benefits Trust, the funds of which will be held, invested, reinvested and administered solely in the interest of participants and beneficiaries and for the purpose of providing benefits to the participants and their beneficiaries and defraying the reasonable expenses of administering the Plan and the Trust; and to serve in an advisory capacity to the Board of Supervisors.
    INFORMATION: Marchelle Pappas, Human Resources, 520.724.2732

    Pima County Board of Supervisors Budget Meeting

    WHEN: 1:30 p.m.
    WHERE: Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, 130 W. Congress St., First Floor
    DESCRIPTION: The Board of Supervisors meets to consider the County Budget for Fiscal Year 2018/2019. The Board will hear budget presentations from Recorder; Treasurer; Finance & Risk Management - Operations Budget; Finance & Risk Management - Risk Management; Human Resources - Operations Budget; Health Benefits Insurance Trust Fund; Information Technology - Operations Budget; Information Technology Internal Services Funds; and Procurement.
    INFORMATION: Clerk of the Board, (520) 724-8449 | Agenda | Webcast | Television: Comcast 96/Cox 96


    Wednesday, May 9

    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

    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

    Board of Adjustment, District 3 Meeting

    WHEN: 9 a.m.
    WHERE: Public Works Building, 201 N. Stone Av., Basement - Room C
    DESCRIPTION: The Boards of Adjustment rule on variance and interpretation requests of the Pima County Zoning Code and approve issuance of temporary-use permits.
    INFORMATION: Celia Turner, Development Services, 520.724.9000

    Board of Adjustment, District 5 Meeting

    WHEN: 1:30 p.m.
    WHERE: Public Works Building, 201 N. Stone Av., Basement - Room C
    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: Celia Turner, Development Services, 520.724.9000


    Thursday, May 10

    Animal Care Advisory Committee Meeting

    WHEN: 4 p.m.
    WHERE: Abrams Public Health Center, 3950 S. Country Club Rd.
    DESCRIPTION: The committee reviews and evaluates the operations and policies of the Pima Animal Care Center to assure the center keeps pace with the most modern practices and procedures of animal welfare. 
    INFORMATION: Mary Ellen Yandow, Pima Animal Care Center, 520.724.7987 | Email


    Friday, May 11

    Workforce Investment Board Meeting

    WHEN: 7:30 a.m.
    WHERE: Pima Community College Community Campus, 401 N. Bonita Av.
    DESCRIPTION: The Pima County Workforce Investment Board 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

    Confident and Capable Cyclist Class (Traffic Skills 101 - Part 1)

    WHEN: 6 - 8:30 p.m.
    WHERE: REI, 160 W. Wetmore Rd.
    DESCRIPTION: This two-part course is a primer for those cyclists who wish to gain a full understanding of how to safely operate a bicycle in a variety of situations. Lessons include safety and repairs, state and local laws and riding gear. Participants will go for a ride and practice bike safety skills in a parking lot. Recommended for adults and youth ages 16 and up; ages 13 to 15 permitted with a parent. Participants will receive a choice of free item from the list of safety items and will receive front/rear reflective bike tape and a free patch kit. Part two of the course is scheduled for Saturday, May 12 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the same location.
    INFORMATION: Olga Valenzuela-Ochoa, 520.724.BIKE (2453) | Email | Online
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