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  • Next Week in Pima County Calendar of Events - Aug. 10-17, 2018

    Event Spotlight: Attractions and Tourism

    "Bat Night" at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

    File: bats in flight
    Beat the Arizona heat and enjoy a family-friendly outing with the Desert Museum’s popular “Cool Summer Nights” series. The stunning sunsets, starry skies, night-blooming plants and nocturnal animals just from their daytime naps make for an enchanting and educational evening. This week focuses on those amazing aerial mammals — bats!

    Bring your flashlight and explore, experience a live animal encounter, or participate in special nightly activities.

    WHEN: Saturday, August 11 • 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.

    Get Out There: Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Events

    Birding Cienega Creek

    Join a guided walk along one of the last perennial creeks in Southern Arizona to observe the rich bird life in the diverse habitats of Cienega Creek Natural Preserve. Search for hawks, tanagers, warblers, sparrows and many other bird species.

    Bring water and wear a hat, comfortable shoes and sunscreen!

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

    WHEN: Tuesday, August 14 • 8 - 10 a.m.
    WHERE: Gabe Zimmerman Davidson Canyon Trailhead at Cienega Creek Natural Preserve, 16000 E. Marsh Station Rd.
    INFORMATION: 520.615.7855 | 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: Cienega Creek Preserve

    Photo credit: UA Soccer/Facebook 

    Stadium Seats: Kino Sports Complex Events

    Arizona Soccer v. UTEP

    Soccer action returns to Kino North Stadium as the University of Arizona hosts the Miners of the University of Texas, El Paso for an exhibition game. Kino stepped in as the Wildcats' temporary home due to recent sod installation at Murphey Field at Mulcahy Stadium.

    The 'Cats are coming off one of the most successful seasons in program history after posting a record of 11-5-4 in 2017, including a 7-2-2 record in the Pac-12 and a trip to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

    Ticket prices run $10 for the general public, $7 for seniors (age 55+) and youth (ages 3-12). They may be purchased on gameday at the Kino Ticket Office or in advance at the McKale Ticket Office or online.

    WHEN: Saturday, August 11 • 7 p.m.
    WHERE: Kino North Stadium, 2805 E. Ajo Way
    INFORMATION: 520-621-2200 | 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.

    Book Nook: Pima County Public Library Events

    National S'mores Day Celebration

    File: S'mores in solar oven
    Enjoy the country’s most popular campfire treat with the staff of Caviglia-Arivaca Library. Learn to make your own solar oven and use the sun to make your s'mores. All supplies and ingredients provided.

    Plan on spending a couple of hours, depending on the weather, for the gooey goodness to cook. In the meantime, branch staffers will show movies and have board games available while you wait.

    WHEN: Saturday, August 11 • noon - 3 p.m.
    WHERE: Caviglia-Arivaca Library, 17050 W. Arivaca Rd.
    INFORMATION: 520.594.5235 | 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

    Other Events This Week

    Friday, August 10

    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, August 11 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the same location.
    INFORMATION: 520.724.BIKE (2453) | Email | Online

    Saturday, August 11

    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, 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 - 3850 West River Road, 4740 East Grant Road, and 3695 East Broadway Boulevard as well as 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, August 13

    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

    Tuesday, August 14

    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

    Wednesday, August 15

    Flood Control District Advisory Committee Meeting

    WHEN: 8 a.m.
    WHERE: Public Works Building, 201 N. Stone Ave., 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 Ave., 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 Ave.
    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, August 16

    Pima Vocational High School Board of Directors Meeting

    WHEN: 8:30 a.m.
    WHERE: Las Artes Arts and Education Center, 23 W. 27th St.
    DESCRIPTION: Pima Vocational High School and its board seek to educate and support Pima County’s high-risk youth ages 16-21 in their pursuit of a high school diploma, a sustainable job and a career plan upon graduation.
    INFORMATION: Michele Ray, Pima Vocational High School, 520.724.9737

    Design Review Committee Meeting

    WHEN: 1:30 p.m.
    WHERE: Public Works Building, 201 N. Stone Ave., Meeting Room "C", Basement
    DESCRIPTION: The DRC is intended to protect the character and desirable living conditions of surrounding areas through careful site planning that alleviates impacts of new development; to encourage site planning and building design that establishes a sensitive relationship both internally and between the elements of the site plan and contextual features of scenic, environmental, or cultural significance; preserve visual amenities especially through the enhancement of roadway aesthetics; and accomplish other defined goals and review.
    INFORMATION: Sue Morman, Development Services, 520.724.9000

    Friday, August 17

    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
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