Dear Friends:

Good morning. We have included a few additional items that were not included in our newsletter. The events listed below are great opportunities- I encourage you to participate! In addition, we still have tickets available for tonight's Opening Night event for the Arizona International Film Festival. Please contact our office at 791-4040 or email ward1@tucsonaz.gov w/ the subject "Festival Tickets".

TRAFFIC ALERT

FIESTA GRANDE - TRAVEL INFORMATION

Grande Avenue will be the host of the annual Fiesta Grande this

weekend, April 13 and 14, 2013. The Fiesta swap meet runs from 9 a.m.

until 7 p.m. on Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Further

information about Fiesta Grande can be found at

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fiesta-Grande/153900724674515. Below

is the vehicular travel restrictions associated with this event.

Fiesta Grande - Beginning Friday, April 12, 2013, at approximately 6

a.m., the southbound, right lane of Grand Avenue will be closed between

West Delaware Street and West Saint Clair Street. Also on Friday, April

12, 2013, at approximately 7 p.m., Grande Avenue between Saint Mary’s

Road and Speedway Boulevard will be closed to all vehicular traffic.

Grande Avenue is scheduled to reopen to traffic at approximately

midnight, Sunday, April 14, 2013.

Motorists driving in the this area may experience traffic delays

associated with this event and several road improvement projects,

including the Sun Link Tucson Streetcar project, so please plan

accordingly. The traveling public should use caution when driving,

bicycling or walking in this area. Please watch for event participants,

obey all traffic control, and watch for detour signs and personnel

providing traffic control. Further information about ongoing Sun Link

Tucson Streetcar construction can be found at www.tucsonstreetcar.com.

CITY OF TUCSON WORKSHOPS

LICENSE AND TRANSACTION PRIVILEGE TAX REPORTING

Learn your rights and responsibilities for Transaction Privilege (Sales) Taxation by attending a Tax and License Workshop sponsored by the City of Tucson Finance Department.

Questions will be answered and written materials will be available. Samples of sales tax records, worksheets, and monthly returns will be explained. Example returns can be completed. It is recommended that you bring a calculator and a pencil.

The workshops are FREE and open to the public. Send an E-mail to the following address: Taxpayer-Education@tucsonaz.gov or call (520) 791-4681 for reservations or more information about either of the City of Tucson workshops. When you make your reservation, please specify the activities and subjects that you are interested in reviewing.

 

RETAIL

Thursday, April 18, 2013

10:30 a.m. to Noon

Ellie Towne Flowing Wells Community Center, 1660 W. Ruthrauff Road

 

CONTRACTING

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

10:30 a.m. to Noon

Ellie Towne Flowing Wells Community Center, 1660 W. Ruthrauff Road

FROM MIDVALE PARK NEIGHBOR TERRY HIGUERA:

Just a FYI, a few of us are collaborating on a counter action of the shot gun giveaway. Any sharing you can do is appreciated. The link to the newly launched FB page is

https://www.facebook.com/SchoolSupplyGiveaway

LABOR PAINS! AT MOST HOLY TRINITY

"Labor" Pains! On Monday, April 22, at 6:30 pm Most Holy Trinity’s Theology Uncorked Series (1300 N Greasewood Road) is hosting Maya Castillo and Molly McGovern of the Service Employees International Union, the Rev. Alison Harrington, pastor of Southside Presbyterian Church and home of the South Side Worker Center, and David Garcia of the Pima Area Labor Federation in a discussion of the issues facing workers today. All are invited.

BAILE DE SAN JUAN/ CINCO DE MAYO BENEFIT TAREADA & SILENT AUCTION

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo like a Tucsonense at the Dia de San Juan Fiesta Committee’s Cinco de Mayo Tareada and Silent Auction, Sunday, May 5, 2013, 2-7 p.m. at the historic El Casino Ballroom, 437 E. 26th St. Admission is $10 per person. Proceeds will directly fund the production of this year’s El Dia de San Juan Fiesta, which will take place Monday, June 24 from 5-10 p.m. Music will be provided by various local entertainers including The Jons, and conjunto Noteño. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. In addition to music and dancing a silent auction will feature treasures donated by area merchants and residents.

SAVE THE DATE AND SHARE YOUR IDEAS!

The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department invites the public to participate in the continuing discussion regarding the future needs and improvements to Joaquin Murrieta Park. Staff will provide an overview of the results from surveys taken at the first two public meetings. Vice Mayor Regina Romero, department staff and the project consultant will be present to facilitate the discussion and receive additional ideas for the development of a Phase I Master Plan for the park.

Note: We have extended the deadline for online comments to April 30th! It was originally scheduled for April 1st. http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/parksandrec/joaquin-murrieta-park-public-input

Who: Vice-Mayor Regina Romero, Parks and Recreation Director Fred Gray

What: Joaquin Murrieta Park Master Plan

When: Tuesday, April 30 - 6 p.m.

Where: El Rio Neighborhood Center, Senior Room, 1390 W. Speedway Blvd.

Contact: Sierra Davenport, Community Promotions and Marketing Manager

520-837-8032 or Sierra.Davenport@Tucsonaz.gov

EARTH DAY! EVENTS

The 19th Annual Tucson Earth Day Festival is scheduled for Sunday April 21, 2013 at Reid Park. The Festival begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 2:00! The event features environmentally themed exhibits, music, performances, and food vendors. Admission is free, and all exhibits include hands-on environmental activities for young and old alike.http://www.tucsonearthday.org/

Join the Parade

All species great and small-insects, plants and animals-the Earth needs them all! Dress-up and participate in the "All Species Procession" as part of the Earth Day Parade! Make a banner and tell us how your species is so important to Planet Earth. Are you helping clean the air (trees and plants)? Are you an endangered or threatened species? The ice may be melting your home (global warming) or maybe there hasn’t been rain in a while so you are affected by drought or the threat of fire… let us know what we should do to help all species have a place on earth! Parade begins at 10:00 and winners are announced at 11:30.

PEOPLE OF ALL AGES IN TUCSON, ARIZONA TO PLAY, SERVE AND CELEBRATE

DURING LET’S G.O.! (GET OUTSIDE) FOR EARTH DAY 2013

Children, families and people of all ages will come together to participate in Earth Day 2013 in Tucson on 4/20/13 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, as part of the Children & Nature Network’s (C&NN) second annual Let’s G.O.! (Get Outside) campaign during the month of April. This event will take place at the 4H High Ropes Course GreenLot, 1985 W. Fort Lowell Road, Tucson, AZ 85705.

Let’s G.O.! is a youth-inspired campaign to help create healthy people and healthy communities. The goal of Let’s G.O.! is to bring together intergenerational groups of people to get outside together to be active, have fun and connect with nature. Families, teachers, students, mentors, grandparents and grand friends - and especially children and youth - are invited and encouraged to participate, to PLAY, SERVE and CELEBRATE.

In April 2012 over 300,000 people in all 50 states participated in Let’s G.O.! This year, we'll take another giant step toward creating healthy communities! Some of these events will take place in conjunction with C&NN’s youth-inspired Natural Service Network, to cultivate and nourish a lifelong commitment to service projects that benefit the natural world. Let’s G.O.! = healthy people + healthy communities.

In addition to being a call to action, Let’s G.O.! is a call for fun! Activity booths will be run by Pima County Cooperative Extension, 4-H Extension, BICAS, Community Food Bank, El Grupo Cycling, Ironwood Tree Experience, NOLS, Parks in Focus, Prescott College, REI, Southwest Conservation Corps, Technicians for Sustainability, and Tucson Clean and Beautiful/Trees for Tucson.

Participants of all ages will be able to choose from a variety of activities planned for Earth Day 2013 such as primitive skills workshops, using bike tubes to make wallets or flowers, tasting local food, getting dirty in the mud pit, riding bikes on the mountain bike trail surrounding the lot, baking mesquite cookies in solar ovens, orienteering and making bracelets out of cordelette, playing on the ropes course or on the adventure playland.

More information: http://emol.org/newclub/earthdaytucson2013