Yes, good people at the Humane Society have sent us another photo of an adorable adoptable cat that you won't look at without saying something like, "Awww," or "Cuuuuute." His name is Cisco, #793202, a seven-year-old domestic long hair male.
As the Humane Society’s feline greeter, Cisco will always introduce himself with a slow blink and a gracious headbump. This handsome gentleman loves being close to people and will snuggle to his heart’s content. Once you meet Cisco, it’s easy to see why he has absolutely everyone at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona smitten. He’s outgoing, unshakably calm and so endearing. Cisco is declawed, accustomed to living with other animals and happy to spend his evenings curled up by your side. If you could give this warm, wonderful boy a loving forever home, please get to know sweet Cisco today!
***As part of the Humane Society’s Petacular Pumpkin Patch promotion, Cisco has a $31 adoption fee through October!
Knowing some of the challenges families with kids with special needs go through, here's a new PSA for Linkages, an organization that makes employment a possibility for people of varying disabilities. In the heartfelt video, Tucsonan Maricela Martinez-Whitmore talks about her son, Bradley, and how wonderful it is for him to have a job he loves. Something we can all understand.
Linkages' 7th annual Building Bridges Awards Luncheon is Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa. Tickets are $60 each. The luncheon recognizes the employer of the year, individual of the year, project of the year, and job developer of the year.
For more info on the luncheon, email email@example.com or call 209-2656.
The Hotel Congress lobby is hosting a powerful exhibition of photos by Jon Linton who aims to bring a bit of humanity to how we perceive those living on the streets:
From the press release:
In 2007, Jon Linton volunteered at a shelter to better understand the plight of those without a door to walk through at day’s end. He then began gathering imagery to document the homeless. Years of work have recently given rise to a large social media following, several exhibitions and a book entitled, I Have a Name. Mr. Linton still works actively in outreach and continues to collect stories and images from folks on the street
“One of the most poignant moments of this project came at the Project's inception. I asked the first man I had a conversation with his name, his reply put us both in tears, 'You have no idea how long it has been since someone has cared to ask me who I am ’, he said. The project became 'I Have a Name' in that
instant, said Jon Linton, photographer, creator and founder of IHAN.
The exhibition runs through November 10, with an artist reception scheduled for October 11. See more of the photos on the project's Instagram page.
ALLY (Arizona Life Links for Youth), Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation and the University of Arizona Museum of Art have come together to create a community and museum-based program called Mapping Q, for queer youth. The program will work with youth to investigate how symbols, signs and art can be used to express ideas of oppression and freedom for queer youth. Transportation provided to the UA when needed and incentives are available for youth who complete the event series.
*Learn how to care for yourself and your community through challenging times,
*how to talk to someone considering suicide,
*expand your knowledge about LGBTQ communities,
*learn how art and symbols influence our perspectives
What youth in the project will do with what they learn is map an art project that conveys the ideal community for them as Tucson queer youth and where they find needed support. The final session will be an exhibit of their artwork at the UA Museum of Art.
First session is next Wednesday, Oct. 8 and it continues through Dec. 3, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Eon Youth Lounge at SAAF, 375 South Euclid Ave.
Saturday, August 30 at 11:00am / JUMANJI
Robin Williams stars alongside a young Kirsten Dunst in this thrill-a-minute adaptation of the award-winning children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. When young Alan Parrish discovers a mysterious board game, he doesn't realize its unimaginable powers, until he is magically transported before the startled eyes of his friend, Sarah, into the untamed jungles of Jumanji! There he remains for 26 years until he is freed from the game's spell by two unsuspecting children who have discovered the magical game. Now a grown man, Alan (Williams) is forced to play the game again, only this time, the game sets the rampaging creatures of the jungle loose on the city. Alan reunites with the now-adult Sarah (Bonnie Hunt), and together with the youngsters Judy (Kirsten Dunst) and Peter (Bradley Pierce), he must try to outwit the game's powerful forces and get the animals back in the box before they cause untold mayhem! An imaginative adventure that combines breathtaking special effects with thrills, chills and Robin Williams’ patented brand of comedic antics, Jumaji is a treat for kids of all ages! (Dir. by Joe Johnston, 1995, USA, 104 mins., Rated PG) Digital
“Working at the screenings are board-certified ophthalmologists, resident ophthalmologists as well as UA medical students who will be taking your blood pressure and conduct basic vision tests,” said Jill Brickman-Kelleher, senior program manager, Alvernon Eye Care Center at the UAMC - Alvernon Physician Offices, 707 N. Alvernon Way.
Checked for during screenings are cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration and dry eye. The screenings are recommended for individuals over age 18 with a family history of eye disease, a diagnosis of diabetes and/or high blood pressure, and for those taking certain medications. The doctors will go over screening results with each patient and give them a copy of their exam. They will also provide referrals for appropriate care if required based on the screening results. Eyeglasses are not provided at the screening. If glasses are needed, patients can be referred to low-cost service at the Tucson office of the Arizona Lions Vision Center.
Additional free eye screenings will take place on Saturday, Aug. 16 and Sept. 20, also from 8 a.m. to noon. You must make an appointment. To schedule a screening appointment or for more information about upcoming screenings, call (520) 694-1471.
Remarkable specimens from private collections, and the unique stories about finding them, are featured in an exhibit… More