Reid Park Zoo is partnering with the Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona, Tianyu Arts & Culture Inc., and Tucson Chinese Cultural Center in hosting more than 400 colorful, customized lantern displays in Southern Arizona.
The Asian Lantern Festival, which is running through March 23 (6-10 p.m.), will transport you across the world with Asian-inspired entertainment, cuisine, and culture. You can check admission prices and register at the above link.
From our friends at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base:
Nearly 120 local people with disabilities or special needs will be brought to the flight line Friday, March 22 – the day before Davis-Monthan AFB’s Open House begins to watch the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds practice their routine.
The event, dubbed “Heroes Day,” was organized to accommodate members of the local community who would enjoy the Open House demonstrations but might not be physically able to deal with the extensive walking and huge crowds.
The City of Tucson has launched a survey to better understand how and when our community uses Sentinel Peak Park (also known as “A” Mountain). The popular lookout point is enjoyed by pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists from throughout the region. Gates for the park road are currently open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Pima County Public Library will host another community bike ride, Tour de Biblio - Midtown Ride, on Saturday, March 9, 9:15 a.m.-1 p.m. The ride will begin at Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Ave., where you’ll go on to explore the Fontana Bike Boulevard leading to Woods Memorial Library.
Receive an alert when an emergency occurs and get real-time information to help keep you safe and informed when you sign up for MyAlerts, Pima County’s mass notification system. When an emergency notification is issued, you'll receive a message via the communication method(s) you selected (cell phone, email, landline, etc.).
The City of Tucson is hiring water system operators to join the Tucson Water department. The positions are responsible for operating, monitoring, and controlling water treatment facilities and distribution systems to ensure appropriate water supply, quality, and pressure.
Operators use SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) to help oversee the potable and reclaimed water systems. They also respond to inquiries regarding water system problems and water quality concerns.
The Mayor and Tucson City Council yesterday, March 5, gave preliminary approval to launch a six-month pilot program to bring electronic scooters to Tucson starting in July.
The council is trying to resolve some safety issues and other concerns before giving final approval to the program, which would put rental scooters around downtown and 4th Avenue. Council Members Shirley Scott and Steve Kozachik were the dissenters on the 5-2 vote.
The City of Tucson's Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) now offers inspection services via Skype or FaceTime. PDSD can perform many inspections remotely. Save time by scheduling an inspection through your smartphone.
This service can save you time on most activities or if your regular inspection did not pass and there are simple corrections needed. Speak with your inspector for details about how to get a second inspection after corrections have been made.
The City of Tucson added items this year to its Brush & Bulky service to help make our city and neighborhoods cleaner, more attractive, and safer.
New offerings include maintenance of public rights-of-way, cleanup of vegetation and trash from alleys and easements, removal of illegally dumped materials, graffiti removal, street sweeping, and pothole maintenance at the same time crews are collecting materials left for pickup at curbs and in alleys.
Watch the Tucson 12 video below to learn more about the core of the Brush & Bulky program.
Rainwater harvesting systems may be active, passive, or a combination of both. Participants must also attend a free, three-hour workshop and submit a project plan for their property.
The City of Tucson is recruiting an Information Technology (IT) specialist to work on the service and field teams of its IT department. Duties include installing and maintaining computer hardware and software including servers and networks, troubleshooting problems, and providing technical assistance and training to end users in the use of desktop hardware and software.
Starting tomorrow, March 6, the traffic signals at the Fifth Street and Dodge Boulevard intersection will not be in operation as work crews replace underground conduit and wiring at the intersection. The work will begin at 9 a.m. and is anticipated to be completed by 4 p.m. the same day.
The 11th annual Tucson Polar Plunge is scheduled for Saturday, March 9, at the Highland Vista Pool, 315 N. Woodland Ave. Check-in and registration begin at 9 a.m. A costume contest and program start at 10 a.m. The plunge, also known as "Freezin' for a Reason," happens at 11:30 a.m.