Dear Friends:

Listed below are events and opportunities that are too good to pass up.  I would usually promote these events during the Summary of Current Events, but Tuesday, March 8 is our next Mayor and Council Meeting.  Please come and show your support.

In Community,


In this update:
-Tucson Means Business Forum
-El Rio Neighborhood Center Health Fair
-Tucson Cine Mexico
-Fiesta Grande
-Operation Freeze

City Councilor Regina Romero Invites You…


Join Councilor Regina Romero, City of Tucson Department Directors and small business lenders on Thursday, March 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
(see list of sponsors in attached flyer)

Meet the people you need to know at the City to get your business started. Answer your questions about existing business concerns and sign up for future workshops on a variety of topics. Learn about the new Small Business Enterprise to do business with the City of Tucson.

Thursday, March 3
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Free to all current and aspiring business owners and business advocacy organizations

The address is 320 N. Commerce Park Loop off Bonita Avenue. Located downtown in the Sentinel Building on the West side of I-10 between St. Mary’s and West Congress.

Space is limited. An rsvp is required to or 791-4040.
Free delicious burritos to all who rsvp, courtesy of Small Business Advocates.

El Rio Neighborhood Center & the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy
Annual Health Fair
Saturday, March 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
El Rio Neighborhood Center
1390 W. Speedway Blvd.

The Health Fair offers information and resources to promote a healthy lifestyle for the whole family.  Last year's event was so successful; organizers hope to attract 1,500 attendees.  For more information please contact Mariela Vega or Paul Natividad at (520) 791-4683 (520) 791-5772. 

Tucson Cine Mexico
March 2-6
Fox Tucson Theatre, Harkins Theatres Tucson Spectrum 18, and Center for Creative Photography

The third annual Tucson Cine Mexico 2011 will be held March 2-6. Tucson Cine Mexico is free and open to the public. Screenings and events will be at Harkins Tucson Spectrum Theatres, Fox Theatre, Tucson Museum of Art and UA Center for Creative Photography.  Please see the attached flyer for more information or visit .

9th Annual Fiesta Grande Street Fair
May 7- 8, 2011
North Grande Avenue between West St. Mary's Road and West Speedway Boulevard

Mark your calendars and make plans for fun, because it wouldn't be Spring on the westside without Fiesta Grande!  Please see attachments for artist and food vendor participation information.

Operation Freeze

Earlier this month many Tucson Water customers were affected by the unusually cold weather.  Please see Tucson Water March bill insert and the attached memo from Andy Quigley, Interim Director of Tucson Water, to learn more about Operation Freeze.