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Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair November 30 – December 1 at Reid Park

Come get a jump on your holiday shopping. The Tucson Parks and Recreation Department presents the annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair November 30 – December 1, in Reid Park, 22nd and Country Club. It will be located west of the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center daily from 9
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Parks and Recreation Spring Program Guide Available Now

Tucson Parks and Recreation’s Spring 2014 Program Guide and Class Catalog has arrived and copies are available for pick up at all Parks and Recreation Department facilities, including district offices, centers and pools. The spring issue can also be viewed on-line at: www.tucsonaz.gov
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Register for Parks and Recreation December Mini Session

Extend your enjoyment or sample one of the classes in Tucson Parks and Recreation Departments December Mini Session. These classes pack a lot of fun into just three weeks. View the classes offered on page 37 of the Fall Program Guide at www.tucsonaz.gov/parksandrecand register by Nove
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Free Family Festival in the Park – Saturday, November 16th

Tucson Parks and Recreation Department presents the 8th Annual Family Festival in the Park. This free annual community-wide event is about having family fun and a terrific opportunity for Tucson Parks and Recreation to showcase programs and activities offered to the community. This ye
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TPR Receives Grant from USTA for Court Resurfacing at the Reffkin Tennis Center

The Tucson Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce it was the recipient of a Facility Funding Grant from the United States Tennis Association (USTA) for a recent court resurfacing project at the Jim Reffkin Tennis Center. The project was funded jointly by the USTA grant
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Free After School Meals at the Freedom Center

The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona announces the start of the after-school free meal program with Tucson Parks and Recreation. Meals will be served from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for youth 18 and under at Freedom Center from October 2013 through May 2014. T
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12th Annual Prevention Celebration

The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation would like to invite you to the 12th Annual Prevention Celebration. Last year this event brought over 1000 people and 60 exhibitors to Freedom Park. It celebrates a healthy community encouraging youth to live Above the Influence of drugs and alc
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Zoo Announces Elephant Pregnancy

Reid Park Zoo is pleased to announce that Litsemba (nickname Semba), a 24 year old African elephant, is pregnant. Breeding behavior was observed between Semba and the Zoo’s bull Mabu in October, and the pregnancy was recently confirmed by urinary hormonal analysis. Semba will give bir
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Reffkin Tennis Center Chosen to Host Seven USTA National Adult League Championships

The Jim Reffkin Tennis Center and the Tucson Parks and Recreation Department are looking forward to this fall’s busy event schedule. The Jim Reffkin Tennis Center has been chosen to host seven USTA National Adult League Championships beginning September 26 and ending November 24. They
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Grizzly Crossing Exhibit to Open at Reid Park Zoo

Grizzly Crossing, a brown bear exhibit at Reid Park Zoo, will open this Thursday. A breakfast celebration will be held at 7:30 a.m. Guests will enjoy a continental breakfast (including salmon and berries, of course) as Zoo Supervisor, Leslie Waters, will share the story of the two orp
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