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  • Next week in Pima County - June 1-8, 2018

    Event Spotlight: Attractions and Tourism

    Cool Summer Nights Begin at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

    Photo Credit: Jay Pierstorff
    The Desert Museum’s popular summertime activities series kicks off with “Creatures of the Night” a look at
    nocturnal desert denizens — everything from bats and bobcats to snakes and scorpions.

    Enjoy the live presentation “Fur, Feathers & Fangs”; get tips on wildlife photography and enjoy docent
    interpretations on an array of topics - astronomy, geology and a host of live species. Don’t forget to check out the new Stingray Touch exhibit and Packrat Playhouse or peruse amazing fine art in the air-conditioned Ironwood Gallery.

    WHEN: Saturday, June 2 • 5 - 10 p.m.
    WHERE: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Rd.
    INFORMATION: 520.883.2702 | Email | Online

    Pima County partners with more than two dozen museums, heritage groups and other organizations that operate some of Arizona’s top, 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.

    Photo: Fenton Johnson

    Book Nook: Pima County Public Library Events

    The Stonewall Series Launch

    The Library’s LGBTQ+ Services Committee proudly offers the first event in its author and speaker series commemorating the 1969 riots at New York City’s Stonewall Inn, and the ongoing fight for equal rights for the entire LGBTQ+ community.

    The debut discussion features Tucson author and UA Professor Fenton Johnson reading from his recent Harper's Magazine cover essay, "The Future of Queer: A Manifesto.”

    WHEN: Saturday, June 2 • 2 - 4 p.m.
    WHERE: Joel D Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Av.
    INFORMATION: 520.594.5500 | 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: Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Events

    Birding at Colossal Cave Mountain Park

    Join a local birding expert to explore the bountiful birdlife that inhabits the Arizona Uplands of Colossal Cave Mountain Park.

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

    When: Tuesday, June 5 • 8 a.m.
    WHERE: Colossal Cave Mountain Park, 16721 E. Old Spanish Tr., Vail
    INFORMATION: 520.724.5375 | Email | Online

    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.
    File: Cardinal

    Stadium Seats: Kino Sports Complex Events

    Sun Belt College League Debut

    File: Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium
    Baseball returns to Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium and the South Complex as the Sun Belt College League begins play for the summer. The League features eight teams comprised of recently-graduated high school players and college players from Southern Arizona and other parts of the country.

    Pick your team: the Kings, Knights, Boom, Cochise Stars, Tucson Prospects, Tucson Champs, Team Tucson and Southern Arizona Prospects. The inaugural game will feature the Knights hosting visitors from Boulder, CO.

    General admission tickets run $5 for adults, kids 12 and under free. Cash only.

    WHEN: Sunday, June 3 • Gates Open, 6 p.m.
    WHERE: Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium, 2500 E. Ajo Way
    INFORMATION: 520.730.2506 | 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

    Saturday, June 2

    PACC Pet Adoption Events

    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 waives all adoption fees at its partner PetSmart stores on Tucson’s North Side, in Midtown and Marana, as well as the main PACC shelter, 4000 North Silverbell Road - the community's only open-admission shelter. All five of PACC’s partner PetSmart locations - 4740 East Grant Road, 1175 West Irvington Road and the Oracle-Wetmore Shopping Center, El Con and Marana Marketplace 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 voucher.
    INFORMATION: Pima Animal Care Center, 520.724.5900 | Email | Online | Pet Support

    Sunday, June 3

    Bicycle Bell Give-Away

    WHEN: 6 - 9 a.m.
    WHERE: Roy Schoonover Trailhead (Julian Wash Greenway, east of Kolb Road)
    DESCRIPTION: Pima County’s Bike Ambassador Program heads to Tucson’s Southeast Side, handing out free bicycle bells on a first come, first-served basis on the Rillito River Park where it bends into the Pantano Wash. The bells are adjustable and fit any diameter handlebars on all bikes. Bike Ambassadors also will have copies of 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, June 4

    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

    Wednesday, June 6

    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, June 7

    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

    Friday, June 8

    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

    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

    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, June 9 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the same location.
    INFORMATION: 520.724.BIKE (2453) | Email | Online
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