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  • Next Week in Pima County Calendar of Events - Sept. 14-21, 2018

    Event Spotlight: The Chuck Huckelberry Loop

    “Loop the Loop” Celebration

    File: Loop the Loop
    For the third straight year, Pima County and the Perimeter Bicycling Association of America start the 60-day countdown to El Tour de Tucson with a host festivities all along the Chuck Huckelberry Loop.

    Agencies which benefit from El Tour —Easterseals Blake Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Boys & Girls Clubs and Tu Nidito to name a few — will set up booths at various points along the 131-mile shared-use path. Loop users can collect up to 14 tickets to win prize drawings at the event's afterparty scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ramada Tucson, 777 W. Cushing St.

    WHEN: Saturday, September 15 • 6:30 - 10:30 a.m.
    WHERE: Rillito, Santa Cruz, Pantano and Cañada del Oro River Parks and Julian and Harrison Greenways
    INFORMATION: 520.745.2033 | Email | Online

    Stadium Seats: Kino Sports Complex Events

    Pima College Soccer

    The Aztec women (4-2-1) and men (6-1-0) return home following a two-game road trip to host the Bears from Phoenix College.

    Hugo Kametani leads the sixth-ranked men's side in scoring with eight goals so far this season. Kylee Martin leads the Aztec women with three goals.

    WHEN: Tuesday, September 18 • Men, 4:30 p.m. | Women, 7 p.m.
    WHERE: Kino North Stadium, 2817 E. Ajo Way
    INFORMATION: 520.909.5600 | 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.
    Photo credit: Pima Athletics/Ben Carbajal

    Photo credit: Rhonda Spencer/Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

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

    ”Amazing Arachnids” Lecture

    Naturalist Jeff Babson debunks fears and misperceptions about spiders, scorpions and their eight-legged kin during an informative hour-long talk. The presentation is followed by a Q and A session on any nature topic that you may wonder about.

    Part of NRPR’s “Wondering About Wild Things” series.

    Weather permitting, the session will be outside, so bring a lawn chair.

    Free. All ages welcome.

    WHEN: Friday, September 21 • 6 - 8 p.m.
    WHERE: Brandi Fenton Memorial Park Visitor Center, 3482 E. River 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.

    Book Nook: Pima County Public Library Events

    Seed Conservation Lecture

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    This special workshop highlights the Pima County Seed Library and focuses on the importance of crop diversity and ‘how’ and ‘why’ of community seed saving, including timing, processing and proper storage. The session also will focus on this season's “One Seed Pima County” crop: the Kala Chana Garbanzo Bean. Learn the best techniques for growing these plants out for seed.

    Presented by Brandon Merchant of Southwest Victory Gardens.

    WHEN: Saturday, September 15 • 1 - 3 p.m.
    WHERE: Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Av., Lower Level Meeting Room
    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.

    Other Events This Week

    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

    Saturday, September 15

    ”Get Back on Your Bike” Class

    WHEN: 8 - 10 a.m.
    WHERE: Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Av.
    DESCRIPTION: Join us for an easy 2-hour ride where we get you set up and ready to ride, discuss basic bike topics, and ride local streets to familiarize yourself with how to operate your bike safely. Participants must be able to already ride a bike. Recommended for adults and youth ages 16 and up; 13-15 okay with a parent. Participants receive a free reflective leg band, front/rear reflective bike tape and 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. | 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

    Tuesday, September 18

    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, September 19

    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

    ECAP Campaign Kick-off

    WHEN: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    WHERE: Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium, 2500 E. Ajo Way
    DESCRIPTION: The Pima County Employee Combined Appeal Program kicks off another year of giving with a chance for County staffers to find non-profit groups they might fair at Kino Stadium. ECAP last year raised approximately $296,000 for charitable organizations and helped make a real difference in our community.
    INFORMATION: Ray Velez, Steering Committee Chair, 520.724.4489 | Email | Online

    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: MaryAnn Phininzy, Chair, 520.624.8318 | Email

    Thursday, September 20

    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, September 21

    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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