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  • Next Week in Pima County Calendar of Events -Oct. 19-26, 2018

    Spotlight Event: Pima Animal Care Center

    Central Pet Grand Opening Celebration

    File: dogs
    Friends of PACC teams up with Central Pet to celebrate the opening of the animal boarding, training and retail outlet’s new location, on site at Pima Animal Care. EBrowse a large collection of pet supplies, food, toys and other items, munch on snacks, and listen to a live broadcast from 106.3 The Groove.

    Adopt a new pet from PACC and be entered into a drawing for free food for a year.

    50 percent of all sales at the new boutique go support Friends of PACC.

    WHEN: Saturday, October 20 • 10 a.m. - noon
    WHERE: Pima Animal Care Center, 4000 N. Silverbell Rd.
    INFORMATION: Friends of PACC, 520.724.5947 | Contact | Online
    As our community's only open-admission shelter, Pima Animal Care Center has the County’s largest selection of adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens waiting for new homes at the main shelter and partner PetSmart stores. Check out the PACC Calendar for events and adoption opportunities.

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

    Anza Day Celebration

    Join in the festivities at the Grand Opening and Dedication of Canoa Lake and the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System and enjoy food, vendors, music and dance performances, presentations, 4-H exhibitors, and horseback rides.

    Representatives from the National Park Service and the Anza Trail Color Guard on horseback will take part in the ceremony.

    All ages welcome. Free.

    WHEN: Saturday, October 20 • 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    WHERE: Historic Canoa Ranch, 5375 S. I-19 Frontage Road, Green Valley
    INFORMATION: 520.724.5220 | 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: Anza Day

    File: beer

    Stadium Seats: Kino Sports Complex Events

    32nd Annual Beer Fest

    Enjoy an evening of beer tasting featuring the work of more than 50 brewers, plus food trucks, live musical entertainment and more. Ticket holders, except those who purchase a designated driver admission, may sample up to 24 beers. VIP admission starts at 4:30 p.m., general admission at 6 p.m.

    Proceeds benefit the Tucson affiliate of Sun Sounds of Arizona which provides audio access to print information to disabled individuals who cannot read or hold printed material.

    WHEN: Saturday, October 20 • 4:30 – 10 p.m.
    WHERE: Kino North Stadium, 2817 E. Ajo Way
    INFORMATION: 520.909.5600 | Email | Online | Tickets | 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.

    Book Nook: Public Library Events

    An Evening with Michael Twitty

    Photo credit: Getty Images/Ringer illustration
    James Beard Award Winner Michael Twitty will speak about gastronomy, the social justice reality of food, and his memoir The Cooking Gene. After his presentation he will take questions from the audience. A book sale and signing will follow.

    Seating is first come, first served. There is no registration.

    WHEN: Wednesday, October 24 • 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
    WHERE: The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Bl.
    INFORMATION: 520.795.0844 | 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, October 19

    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, October 20

    Bicycle Bell Give-Away

    WHEN: 6:30 - 9:30 a.m.
    WHERE: The Loop Bike Shop, Santa Cruz River Park (east side, north of El Camino del Cerro)
    DESCRIPTION: Pima County’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Program heads to Tucson’s West Side this weekend, handing out free bicycle bells on a first come, first-served basis on the Santa Cruz River Park. The bells are adjustable and fit any diameter handlebars on all bikes. Bike Ambassadors also will have 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

    ”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. | 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 | Contact | Online | Pet Support

    Wednesday, October 24

    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, October 25

    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, October 26

    Bicycle Traffic Skills 101 Class

    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