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  • Next Week in Pima County Calendar of Events - Sept. 7-14, 2018

    Event Spotlight: Regional Flood Control District

    Flint Water Crisis Lecture

    Photo Credit: Huffington Post
    Get a personal account of one of the worst man-made water disasters in modern U.S. History - the Flint Water Crisis - which resulted in the lead exposure of an estimated 12,000 children, and the deaths of at least 12 people.

    Sarah Randall, an intern with the Community Water Coalition of Southern Arizona and a Master’s candidate at the University of Arizona offers her personal narrative from her time as an undergraduate student at Michigan State University during the crisis.

    Part of the Regional Flood Control District's Brown Bag Lunch Series.

    WHEN: Wednesday, September 12 • Noon
    WHERE: 201 N. Stone Av., Ninth Floor
    INFORMATION: Evan Canfield, Regional Flood Control District, 520.724.4636 | Email

    Book Nook: Pima County Public Library Events

    Rainwater Harvesting Workshop

    Explore water use in Tucson and steps everyone can take to reduce our water footprint and conserve water.

    Santa Rita High School instructor Joshua Ruddick and Certified Arizona Master Naturalist explains the benefits of water catchment and how to do it all and do it economically.

    This event is the first for a new partnership between Pima County Public Library and the Arizona Master Naturalist Association. Led by a team of expert volunteers, these free programs are perfect for anyone wanting to grow their knowledge of the natural world and become stewards of the environment.

    WHEN: Wednesday, September 12 • 6:30 p.m.
    WHERE: Valencia Library, 202 W. Valencia Rd.
    INFORMATION: 520.594.5390 | 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: Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Events

    Prickly Pear Harvest Workshop

    Enjoy the bounty of the desert by participating in the harvest the sweet fruit of the prickly pear cactus, often described as a cross between bubble gum and watermelon.

    Learn about the many uses for this serviceable succulent: pads, thorns, the whole plant. Also check out cochineal bugs and find out how they are used to make dye or make and sample prickly pear juice and enjoy some ice cream with prickly pear syrup.

    All ages welcome. Children free. Adults $10 with Membership, Non-Member Adult $15 fee. Online registration required.

    WHEN: Saturday, September 8 • 9:30 a.m. - Noon
    WHERE: Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Rd.
    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.

    Event Spotlight: Attractions and Tourism

    Lightning Laps Races 

    Photo credit: Musselman Honda Circuit
    The big cars get their turn on the replica of the famous Suzuka Kart Circuit track during Musselman’s monthly racing night. Full-sized vehicles using a “time attack”-style competition vie for the best lap time. The field is open to all drivers regardless of experience. Class and assignments will use a power-to-weight ratio index. All vehicles must pass a technical safety inspection prior to each event.

    WHEN: Saturday, September 8 • 5 - 10 p.m.
    WHERE: Musselman Honda Circuit, 11800 S. Harrison Rd.
    INFORMATION: 520.245.KART (5278)| 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.

    Other Events This Week

    Saturday, September 8

    Bike Mechanics Class

    WHEN: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    WHERE: Ward Six Council Office, 3202 E. First St.
    DESCRIPTION: This class will focus on basic mechanical aspects of the bicycle and will include repair and adjustment of the most common problems. Includes flat tire repair, changing and lubing chains, brakes derailleur adjustment, changing and adjusting cables, wrapping handlebar tape, adjusting spokes and recommendations for assembling a tool kit. Bring your bikes and plan on getting your hands dirty! Class size is limited to 10 people. Participants will receive a choice of one free item from the list of safety items and will receive front/rear reflective bike tape and a free patch kit. 
    INFORMATION: 520.724.BIKE (2453) | Online

    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, September 10

    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, September 12

    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, September 13

    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

    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, September 14

    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: 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, September 15 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the same location.
    INFORMATION: 520.724.BIKE (2453) | Online
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