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  • Next Week in Pima County Calendar of Events - Sept. 21-28, 2018

    Event Spotlight: Attractions and Tourism

    Nightfall 2018 at Old Tucson

    Photo credit: BirthdayBlog, CassAnaya and TyAnaya
    Old Tucson’s one-of-a-kind Halloween blowout features fun for people of all ages and fright levels. Enjoy live performances, haunted attractions, creepy activities, street acts, food, music and contests.

    General admission, $29.50; children 9 - 11, $22; 8 and under, free – discounts available.

    WHEN: Friday, September 28 - Wednesday, October 31 • Fridays and Saturdays – 6 p.m. - midnight | other days –  6 - 10 p.m.
    WHERE: Old Tucson, 201 S. Kinney Rd.
    INFORMATION: 520.883.0100 | Email | Online | Tickets
    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

    ”How to be Happier” Workshop

    Everyone wants to be happier, but is it possible to change? This introductory session examine methods to increase happiness and provides participants with practical skills to help improve overall levels of well-being.

    Presented by psychologist Caroline Pyevich, Ph.D.

    WHEN: Saturday, September 22 • 3 - 4 p.m.
    WHERE: Salazar-Ajo Library, 15 W. Plaza St., #179
    INFORMATION: 520.387.6075 | 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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    Photo credit: Pima Athletics/Stephanie Van Latum 

    Stadium Seats: Kino Sports Complex Events

    Pima College Soccer

    The Aztec men (8-1-0) look to avenge their only loss of the season so far as they welcome the Matadors of Arizona Western College. Arizona Western nipped the No. 5-ranked ’Tecs 1-0 in extra time during the season opener in Yuma. The Pima women (4-3-2) hope to show better than their 5-1 loss last time out against the Matadors.

    Hugo Kametani continues to lead the men in scoring with nine goals so far this season. Kylee Martin leads the women with three goals.

    WHEN: Saturday, September 22 • 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.

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

    “Pupapoolooza” Swim Day

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    Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation opens the Picture Rocks Pool to dogs of all shapes and sizes before staff drains and closes the place for a much-needed re-plastering. Humans will not be permitted to swim, dogs must be licensed with collars. Dog owners accept all responsibility for damage, injury and waste removal. No aggressive dogs allowed.

    Pima Animal Care Center also will have am array of adoptable dogs. Adoption fees cover spay/neuter surgery, a microchip, age-appropriate vaccinations, and a free vet visit. A $19 licensing fee also applies.

    WHEN: Saturday, September 22 • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    WHERE: Picture Rocks Pool, 5615 N. Sanders Rd.
    INFORMATION: 520.724.5189 | 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

    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

    Saturday, September 22

    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 this weekend, handing out free bicycle bells on a first come, first-served basis where the Rillito and Pantano River Parks meet. The bells are adjustable and fit any diameter handlebars on all bikes. Bike Ambassadors also will have copies of 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: 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

    Wednesday, September 26

    Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting

    WHEN: 9 a.m.
    WHERE: Pima County Administration Building, 130 W. Congress St., First Floor Conference Room
    DESCRIPTION: The Commission hears and makes recommendations on rezoning cases, amendments to the Pima County Zoning Ordinance, neighborhood plans and other planning matters.
    INFORMATION: Angie Rangel, Development Services, 520.724.9000

    Board of Health Meeting

    WHEN: 3 p.m.
    WHERE: Herbert K. Abrams Public Health Center, 3950 S. Country Club Rd., First Floor, Room 1108
    DESCRIPTION: The 11-member Board of Health serves in an advisory capacity to the County Health Department and Board of Supervisors on public health matters.
    INFORMATION: Melissa McClendon, Health Department, 520.724.7764

    Thursday, September 27

    Regional Wastewater Reclamation Advisory Committee Meeting

    WHEN: 8 a.m.
    WHERE: Water & Energy Sustainability Center, 2955 W. Calle Agua Nueva
    DESCRIPTION: The committee reviews and makes recommendations on policies and procedures for the Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department, including the department’s short- and long-range capital improvement needs. It also provides advice on proposals concerning rate structure formulation and proposed state and federal legislation regarding wastewater reclamation issues.
    INFORMATION: Veronica Lopez, Regional Wastewater Reclamation, 520.724.6561

    Environmental Quality Advisory Council Meeting

    WHEN: 2 p.m. 
    WHERE: Department of Environmental Quality, 33 N. Stone Ave., Seventh Floor
    DESCRIPTION: The Council advises and consults with the Board of Supervisors, Department of Environmental Services Director and staff in administering environmental quality matters.
    INFORMATION: Vicki Bennie, Department of Environmental Quality, 520.724.7331

    Friday, September 28

    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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