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  • Next week in Pima County - July 6-13, 2018

    Event Spotlight: Attractions and Tourism

    Model Airplane “Make n’ Take” Class at Pima Air & Space Museum

    Photo credit: Sonoran Desert Model Builders/Facebook

    Get an introduction the classic hobby of model building and insight into the math and historical research used to build accurate scale models with help from the Sonoran Desert Model Builders and Hobby Barn. Each participant builds a snap-together airplane they can take home. FREE with paid or member admission. For children five years and older and their adult companions. Reservations suggested.

    WHEN: Saturday, July 7 • 1 - 2:30 p.m.
    WHERE: Pima Air & Space Museum, 6000 E. Valencia Rd.
    INFORMATION: 520-574-0462 | EmailOnline

    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.

    Book Nook: Pima County Public Library Events

    Seed Library Agave Presentation and Giveaway

    Adopt and learn how to raise a healthy baby octopus agave and all about the agave family. Enjoy a presentation on the natural history of agaves and their traditional and modern uses. Instructor Jared R. McKinley is a botanist and Certified Arizona Master Naturalist.

    All the potted plants were harvested from the Murphy-Wilmot Library. Supplies are limited.

    WHEN: Saturday, July 7 • 11 a.m.
    WHERE: Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Av., First Floor Café Area
    INFORMATION: 520-594-5500 | Email | 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

    Desert Night Shift Hike

    While most people are tucked in bed, our desert comes alive! Join Pima County naturalists on an easy hike to discover "who" is out and about in the desert at night. Learn why many animals, and even some plants, are nocturnal and how they manage life in the dark. Bring a headlamp or flashlight.

    All ages welcome. Children free. Adults free with NRPR activities membership, $5 non-member fee. Online registration required.

    WHEN: Saturday, July 7 • 7 - 9 p.m.
    WHERE: Pima County Feliz Paseos Park, 1600 N. Camino de Oeste
    INFORMATION: Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation, 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.


    Other Events This Week

    Saturday, July 7

    Bicycle Bell Give-Away

    WHEN: 6:30 - 9:30 a.m.
    WHERE: Cañada del Oro Christina-Taylor Green Memorial River Park (Shannon Road at Magee Road, east bank)
    DESCRIPTION: Pima County’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Program heads to Tucson's Northwest Side this weekend, handing out free bicycle bells on a first come, first-served basis on the Cañada del Oro 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 May 2016 Loop maps that fold down to business-card size 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. | 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


    Monday, July 9

    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


    Wednesday, July 11

    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


    Thursday, July 12

    Animal Care Advisory Committee Meeting

    WHEN: 9:30 a.m.
    WHERE: Pima Animal Care Center, 4000 N. Silverbell Rd., Community Resource Center
    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, Health Department, 520.724.7987 | Email


    Friday, July 13

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

    WHEN: 6 - 8:30 p.m.
    WHERE: Tucson Endurance Performance Center, 6448 N. Oracle 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, July 14 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the same location.
    INFORMATION: 520.724.BIKE (2453) | Email | Online
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