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Posted: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 3:00 am

OVBC to host ‘picnic' meeting on July 7

The Oro Valley Business Club will host a "4th of July picnic" during its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on July 7. The luncheon will be dedicated solely to networking; it will take place in the Sun City Vistoso auditorium from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The cost will be $12.

Lunch tickets will be available at the door. To reserve a spot, call 818-2761.

The OVBC also is planning the Oro Valley Business Fair and Expo on Oct. 29 at Steam Pump Village in Oro Valley. More information will be released later.

For more about the organization, visit

Roadwork June 25 to slow down Tangerine traffic

Work to stripe Tangerine Road east of Thornydale Road will slow down traffic between 6 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 25.

Drivers are asked to be patient while driving through the roadwork area or to take an alternate route that morning.

Public input sought on Route 411 shuttle

The Regional Transportation Authority is seeking public comment on proposed route and schedule changes to Sun Shuttle Route 411 serving the Continental Ranch area in Marana.

To participate, visit by Thursday, June 30.

The survey shows a map with the current and proposed routes, proposed northbound and southbound schedules, and a space for comments.

Additionally, representatives from the RTA and the Town of Marana will be on board Route 411 buses on Tuesday, June 28 to seek customer comments.

For more information on Route 411, call Sun Tran's customer service center at 792-9222; persons with hearing and speech impairments should call TDD: 520-628-1565.

Funded by the RTA, Sun Shuttle is the neighborhood circulator transit service launched in May 2009 that serves Marana, Oro Valley, Catalina, Sahuarita, Green Valley, Tucson Estates and San Xavier.

The Regional Transportation Authority is the fiscal manager of the $2.1 billion plan approved by Pima County voters on May 16, 2006. For more information about the RTA plan, visit or call 770-9410.

MUSD Library Friends to meet June 23

People looking to give back to their community by volunteering are invited to attend a meeting of the Friends of the Marana Unified School District Libraries on Thursday, June 23, starting at 6 p.m., at the Wheeler Taft Abbett, Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive.

This is the second meeting for the newly formed group. Its membership consists of parents, retirees and professionals from within MUSD and the greater community.

It currently is working on its nonprofit status and developing a needs assessment for the libraries.

Volunteering is a way to support the libraries and ensure that students and communities can thrive despite a shrinking state budget, said MUSD librarian Lisa Martin.

For more information or to RSVP, call Martin at 271-2158.

June 23 seminar to address public school funding

Rep. Terri Proud and Educating AZ Right will hold the first in a series of public seminars on Public School Funding in Arizona - Understanding the Tangled Web on Thursday, June 23, at 6 p.m., at the Metro Water Building, 6265 N. La Cañada Road.

The featured speaker will be Chris Ackerley, a physics teacher at Amphi High School, vice president of the Amphitheater Education Association, and a member of the Board of Directors for Arizona Education Association.

The seminar will be geared for parents and the general public to increase their understanding of where and how public school funding is being used.

Educating AZ Right is a nonpartisan, nonprofit group founded by Proud to enhance K-12 public education with extracurricular activities through a team of leaders and concerned citizens working in partnership along with educators to bring about greatness in our schools.

For more information on this seminar, or future events, visit

Sponsors sought for charity golf tourney

Tee Up for Tots, an annual charity golf tournament dedicated to raising funds for pediatric cancer research, specifically neuroblastoma, is looking for bronze sponsors for its Aug. 26 event.

The cost for each bronze sponsorship is $1,500, $800 of which is tax deductible. Each sponsorship includes registration for four players, four tickets to the 19th hole party, the sponsor's name in bronze on a tee box, tournament golf shirts and goody bags.

Now in its 13th year, the tournament will begin with registration at 6:30 a.m. at the Omni Tucson National Golf Resort, 2727 W. Club Drive in northwest Tucson. A continental breakfast will be served.

For more details, visit or contact Jerry Zillman at or 275-3733.

BLM seeks volunteer docents

Ironwood Forest National Monument is looking for docents to assist in leading educational and interpretive programs for the public around the Tucson basin, and perhaps help with actual tours on the monument.

Candidates should love the outdoors and like to educate others about nature. They would be trained on the natural history, geology and wildlife of the IFNM by BLM staff, and receive docent training. Candidates would use their own vehicle. The IFNM is looking for a commitment of participation for 4 to 6 events per year.

For more information, email Laura Olais, IFNM acting manager, at or call 258-7242.

DAV says thanks, offers assistance

The members of Disabled American Veterans Tucson Chapter 4 wish to thank all those who participated in their first fundraiser that ended on May 21. They also want to congratulate the winners of their drawings for a Henry 22 rifle, Civil War Calvary saber and Vietnam Memorial Kabar knife.

For more information and assistance regarding VA claims in Marana, Oro Valley, Catalina and Northwest Tucson, call 791-9067.



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