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Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair: Call for Vendors

Applications are available for artists who wish to participate in the Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair on November 31- December 1. This event has been held for over two decades drawing in over 100 vendors from all over the southwest. We are looking for artists, crafters, photographers, 
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Doolen Middle School Soccer Fields and Walking Path Dedication and Field Day Event

Ward 3 Council Member Karin Uhlich, City of Tucson, Tucson Unified School District, and the Fort Lowell Soccer Club want you to join us as we celebrate the opening of the soccer fields and walking path at Doolen Middle School. This project is a joint-use facility between TUSD, City of
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Open House: 60+ Lunch and Recreation Program at Clements Regional Center

The William Clements Regional Center’s Healthy Aging Program is hosting an open house to introduce the new Senior Lunch Program, sponsored by Pima Council on Aging and the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department. The open house will be highlighting the new recreation and social
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El Rio Theatre Project Presents: “The Merry Wives of Windsor” by William Shakespeare

The El Rio Theatre Project will present its seventh annual Shakespeare in the Park with William Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Himmel Park Outdoor Amphitheatre, 1000 N. Tucson Blvd.  Performances are scheduled for September 20-22, 26-29 and October 3-6.  Curtain
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New Lemur exhibit to open at Reid Park Zoo

Two black-and-white ruffed lemurs will be introduced to the public for the first time tomorrow morning (Wednesday, August 21) at 9 a.m. – into a newly renovated habitat. “The new lemur habitat is a magnificent addition to Reid Park Zoo” states Jason Jacobs, Zoo Administrator. “Z
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Vista del Prado Playground is Reopened

Tucson Parks and Recreation has completed the rebuilding of the long time closed playground at Vista del Prado Park, 6900 E. Stella Road. In February 2012 the slide at the playground was discovered by staff to have been a victim of arson and in turn barricaded. The following weekend i
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Endangered Lion-Tailed Macaque Has Two Successful Eye Procedures

“Thelma,” a 29-year old lion-tailed macaque at Reid Park Zoo, recently underwent two eye surgeries to improve her comfort and restore her vision. As an elderly animal, her Keepers watch her behaviors closely and some of her actions indicated she was in discomfort. A physical exam reve
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Time is Running Out, Enroll in a Leisure Class Today!

The deadline to register for TucsonParksand Recreation Leisure Classes (session 1) is Sunday, August 18th! Classes begin August 25th. Don’t miss out on the fun. Register for everything from Arts to Zumba and everything in-between. We offer something for every age from 6 months to 90+
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Celebrate Construction of a New Shade Structure at Highland Vista 20/30 Club Park

Ward 6 Council Member Steve Kozachik, the Tucson Parks and Recreation Department, and the Tucson Parks Foundation invite you to celebrate the construction of a new shade structure at Highland Vista 20/30 Club Park, 5300 E. 7th Street, on Saturday, August 24, at 4 p.m. For the past fiv
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Sunset at Sentinel Peak Park (“A” Mountain)

Join Tucson Vice-Mayor Regina Romero, Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias, Tucson Parks and Recreation Staff, the Friends of “A” Mountain and the Downtown Tucson Partnership at a ribbon cutting for new park improvements at Sentinel Peak Park, Tucson’s largest natura
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