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  • Next Week in Pima County Calendar of Events -Oct. 5-12, 2018

    Spotlight Event: Attractions and Tourism

    Tucson Meet Yourself Festival

    Tucson Meet Yourself • Friday, October through Sunday, October 15 • El Presidio Park and Jacome Library Plaza
    "Tucson's favorite festival” moves to Jácome Plaza and the surrounding streets this year to celebrate the richness and diversity of Southern Arizona’s folk and ethnic communities through food, music, food, dance, food, arts, food, stories, food, crafts, food and cultural heritage and expressions of the folk life of our region.

    Find Pima County departments from Health to PACC inside and outside the Joel D. Valdez Main Library. Get information on local history or health and wellness, play games, discover new hiking trails, adopt a new family member from Pima Animal Care Center, or take the Arizona Pure Water Brew Challenge.

    Did we mention the food?

    WHEN: Friday, October 12 & Saturday, October 13 • 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. | Sunday, October 14 • 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    WHERE: Jácome Plaza, Downtown Tucson
    INFORMATION: Maribel Alvarez, Program Director, 520.621.4046 | Email | Online

    Stadium Seats - Kino Sports Complex Events

    Pima College Football

    The final season for Pima College football continues as the Aztecs welcome Glendale Community College to Kino North Stadium. The ‘Tecs (3-1) beat the Gauchos 30-13 September 15 in Glendale and are coming off the biggest upset of the year - a blowout of then Number 4 Scottsdale Community College.

    For the third straight week Pima has a WSFL Player of the Week selection - freshman Diamante Burton, won special teams honors after notching two kickoff returns for 142 yards, including a 95-yard touchdown return in Pima's win over the Artichokes.

    WHEN: Saturday, October 6 • 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/Stephanie Van Latum

    Family tree illustration 

    Book Nook: Pima County Public Library Events

    Family History Workshops

    October is Family History Month and to celebrate the Pima County Genealogy Society hosts a series of seminars at several branch libraries.

    Get an introduction to genealogy. Examine the reasons for starting the search, and the resources available at home, the internet and the library, including the E-Library. The presentation also will cover a case study to demonstrate the step-by-step process of tracking down genealogical information and the best ways to present it.

    WHEN: Saturday, October 6 • 10 - 11:30 a.m. and Friday, October 12 • 2 - 3:30 p.m.
    WHERE: Murphy-Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Rd. and Eckstrom-Columbus Library, 4350 E. 22nd St.
    INFORMATION: 520-594-5420 and 520-594-5285 | 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.

    Event Spotlight: Regional Flood Control District

    ”Innovating the Urban Water System” Lecture

    File: Monsoon storm
    Changing climate patterns and growing populations make urban water supplies more precious. University of
    Arizona Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture Assistant Professor Courtney Crosson discusses Pima County’s capacity to use storm runoff to become water independent, the infrastructure and technology required to meet that goal and the regulatory hurdles that could impede progress.

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

    WHEN: Wednesday, October 10 • Noon
    WHERE: 201 N. Stone Av., Ninth Floor
    INFORMATION: Evan Canfield, Regional Flood Control District, 520.724.4636 | Email

    Other Events This Week

    Saturday, October 6

    Bicycle Bell Give-Away

    WHEN: 6:30 - 9:30 a.m.
    WHERE: Roy Schoonover Trailhead (Julian Wash Greenway, east of Kolb Road)
    DESCRIPTION: Pima County’s Bike Ambassador Program heads to Tucson’s Southeast Side, handing out free bicycle bells on a first come, first-served basis on the Rillito River Park where it bends into the Pantano Wash. The bells are adjustable and fit any diameter handlebars on all bikes. Bike Ambassadors also will have copies of updated Loop maps and new bike and pedestrian safety bookmarks to help people understand how to safely share the path.
    INFORMATION: Bicycle and Pedestrian Program, 520.724.BIKE (2453) | Online

    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. | 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, October 8

    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, October 9

    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, October 10

    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, October 11

    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: Evelyn Sierras, 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, October 12

    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

    Bicycle Traffic Skills 101

    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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