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  • Next Week in Pima County Events Calendar - Jan. 25-Feb. 1, 2019

    Event Spotlight: County Attorney’s Office

    Victim Advocate Crisis Intervention Training

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    Individuals who want to help people in crisis can learn about the County Attorney's Victim Advocates Program at this seminar. Program classes will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning February 19 for six weeks. Training courses, which are held in the Spring and Fall of each year, focus on basic crisis intervention skills, concepts and techniques and examine various types of crimes and the specific dynamics victims may face, including common reactions to trauma. The courses also are the gateway into volunteering or participating in an internship with the County Attorney’s Victim Services Division.

    All interested participants must attend an information session.

    WHEN: Tuesday, January 29 • 6 - 8 p.m.
    WHERE: Tucson Police Department Westside Service Center, 1310 W. Miracle Mile
    INFORMATION: 520.724.5525 | Email | Online

    Get Out There: Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Events

    Save Our Saguaros Kickoff

    The Sonoran Desert is being threatened by plants brought in from other parts of the world. Lacking the insects, diseases, and other organisms that helped keep them in check back home, some go wild, pushing out native plants. Some, like buffelgrass and fountain grass, also create a heavy, continuous layer of grass that can fuel fast-moving, damaging wildfires.

    Tucson Mountain Park is ground zero in this monthlong fight to remove the invasive plant but there are multiple locations throughout Pima County involving many groups and hundreds of volunteers.

    Free. Online registration required.

    WHEN: Saturday, January 26 • 8 a.m. - noon
    WHERE: Pima County Tucson Mountain Park
    INFORMATION: 520.724.5375 | Email | Register

    Pima County Natural Resources Parks and Recreation offers many fun and interesting tours, hikes, classes and other activities. To learn more, check out the full NRPR Calendar.
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    Book Nook: Pima County Public Library Events

    Try It! Collage Workshop

    The Drawing Studio offers an introductory experience in collage to give participants a taste of techniques, tools, and ways to get started. Advance registration required; call the branch.

    Participants also can check out the recently-expanded branch’s 13,000 square feet of space and new features including a large multipurpose room, children’s programming room, three study rooms new patio, as well as designated spaces for teens and children plus the updated collection and furniture.

    WHEN: Saturday, January 26 • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    WHERE: Flowing Wells Library, 1730 W. Wetmore Rd.
    INFORMATION: 520.594.5225 | 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: Attractions and Tourism

    Jurassic Quest Exhibition

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    Travel back in time - from the Middle Triassic to the Late Cretaceous Era with the help of 50 museum-quality and animatronic dinosaur exhibits! Beyond the main show, enjoy lots of fun, engaging activities for children of all ages. Young paleontologists can experience seeing, touching, riding, and digging up their favorite dinosaurs.

    Admission: $20 - $36. Parking: $5.

    WHEN: January 25 through January 27 • Friday, 3 - 8 p.m. | Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    WHERE: Pima County Fairgrounds, 11300 S. Houghton Rd.
    INFORMATION: 936.588.3332 | Contact | 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.

    Other Events This Week

    Saturday, January 25

    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 Event

    WHEN: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    WHERE: PetSmart, 4374 N. Oracle Rd.
    DESCRIPTION: Pima Animal Care Center waives all adoption fees this weekend at its partner PetSmart store at on Tucson’s north side, as well as the main PACC shelter. 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
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