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  • Next Week in Pima County Calendar of Events - Aug. 3-10, 2018

    Event Spotlight: Regional Flood Control District

    Cienega Watershed Lecture

    File: Cienega Creek
    Spectacular Cienega Creek and the washes that feed it provide enormous value to Pima County. As one of the last perennial creeks in Southern Arizona, the watershed provides critical habitat for many species, helps recharge our aquifers and benefits ranching and outdoor recreation.

    The Pima County Regional Flood Control District welcomes Adriana Zuniga-Teran as part of its monthly Brown Bag Series. Zuniga-Teran, staff scientist at the University of Arizona Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy and senior lecturer at School of Landscape Architecture and Planning, will discuss the state of the watershed and looks at its possible future. Free. Bring a lunch.

    WHEN: Wednesday, August 8 • Noon - 1 p.m.
    WHERE: Public Works Building, 201 N. Stone Av., Ninth Floor
    INFORMATION: 520.724.4600 | Email

    Get Out There: Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Events

    Sun Style 73 Tai Chi Classes

    Learn the smooth, flowing movements and gentle postures of the youngest form of this martial art. The high stances make it very suitable for physical therapy.

    A class geared specifically for students with arthritis follows at 12:15 p.m.

    Ages 16 and up. $36 class fee. Please bring low-heeled, comfortable "indoor" shoes with clean soles.

    Online registration required.

    WHEN: Monday, August 6 • 11 a.m. - noon (Mondays through August 27)
    WHERE: Ellie Towne Flowing Wells Community Center, 1660 W. Ruthrauff Rd., Room 108
    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: Tai Chi Class

    Photo credit: Tucson Dragway/Facebook 

    Event Spotlight: Attractions and Tourism

    "Hot August Nights!" Racing at Tucson Dragway

    The Old Pueblo and Valley of the Sun take their rivalry to the track as a team of local all-stars welcomes foes from Phoenix for a night of epic competition.

    Come watch some good ol' heads-up “Call Out” racing mixed with the unpredictable Beyond 1320 format where vehicles take off from the top end of the track heading to the starting line!

    WHEN: Saturday, August 4 • Gates open, 7 p.m.
    WHERE: Tucson Dragway, 12000 S. Houghton Rd.
    INFORMATION: 520.762.9700 | 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.

    Book Nook: Pima County Public Library Events

    Homework Help Tutoring Sessions

    File: Homework Help tutoring 
    As kids head back to class, the Santa Rosa Branch offers free tutoring for all ages. Subjects include math, science, social studies and writing. Help available in Spanish, subject to availability. Homework Help also available at Miller-Golf Links Library.

    Also available: online Homework Help (2 – 11 p.m. daily except major holidays.)

    WHEN: Tuesdays and Wednesdays • 4 - 6 p.m.
    WHERE: Santa Rosa Library, 1075 S. Tenth Av.
    INFORMATION: 520.594.5355 | 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

    Saturday, August 4

    Bicycle Bell Give-Away

    WHEN: 6:30 - 9:30 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 2018 Loop maps and bike and pedestrian safety bookmarks to help people understand how to safely share the path.
    INFORMATION: 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, August 6

    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, August 7

    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, August 8

    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


    Thursday, August 9

    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

    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, Health Department, 520.724.7987 | Email


    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
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