2nd Saturdays Will Have an Even Better Fire Truck Adventure Zone

November 5, 2012

2nd Saturdays on Nov. 10 will offer tons of fun for everyone at the Fire Truck Adventure Zone kids’ area. Three fire-themed inflatables have been added to the kids’ area, and there will also be a fully functioning fire truck with active duty firefighters in uniform for the kids’ excitement. Kids can explore the fire truck and get their pictures taken to mark the experience.

The Kristen Chandler Band will perform at 2nd Saturdays. Photo by Kathleen Dreier.

Also in the kids’ area, the PG rated film “A Bee Movie” will be shown starting at 6 p.m.  The inflatables, the fire truck with photographs for children and the movie are free.

2nd Saturdays runs from 6 to 10 p.m.

Even though Congress Street has reopened to vehicle traffic from Toole Avenue to Scott Avenue, the 2nd Saturdays footprint for Nov. 10 will remain the same as events in recent months. Scott Avenue will be closed from Congress to Jackson Street, just south of Broadway. The KIIM/KHIT Scott Avenue stage will be on the north end of Scott at Congress Street. Scott Avenue and Jackson Street will be lined with vendors, food trucks, street performers and street soccer.

Congress has one lane open to automobiles with sidewalk pedestrian and bicycle access, easy to get to your favorite retail shop, favorite restaurant or hangout for cocktails.

KIIM/KHIT Scott Avenue Stage @ Broadway Blvd. FREE

6 to 7 p.m.: The Assumptions (Hot Jazz Standards + Latin Jazz + Rock)

7 to 7:15 p.m.: Belly Dance Tucson

7:15 to 8:30 p.m.: Neil McCallion & The Mighty Mighty Maxwells (Twangy Originals + Tasty Covers)

8:30 to 8:45 p.m.: Belly Dance Tucson

8:45 to 10 p.m.: Kristen Chandler Band (Soulful + Jazzy + Rock + Funk)

La Placita corner of Broadway/Stone FREE

6 to 10 p.m.: Southwest Soul Circuit – Purveyors  of great, local soul music, jazz and R&B.

Fox Theatre 17 W. Congress St. FREE

7 p.m.: Batucaxé – Afro-Brazilian drum and dance group, you’ll be on your feet for the whole performance.

CLUB CONGRESS:  311 E. Congress St. 


FC TUCSON SOCCER: Jackson St. at Stone Ave.  FREE

4 to 10 p.m.:   The FC Tucson Street Soccer Showdown located on Jackson St., is soccer in its purest form: absent of age restrictions, uniform restrictions or even skill restrictions. It’s just 10 players in a 5v5 matchup playing soccer because they love it; on the street, spontaneously. The result takes a backseat to the process and the buildup and the fun everyone has just kicking the ball around cleverly, trying to avoid each other. Don’t let another 2nd Saturday go by without hitting the street with just the clothes you’re wearing, your friends and a desire to play soccer. It’s free to play and open from 4 to 10 p.m.. For more information email jsanchez@fctucson.com.

JOEL D VALDEZ LIBRARY: Corner of Stone & Pennington FREE

2 to 3 p.m. The Author Talks

The Joel D. Valdez Main Library invites authors to come and talk about their books. We host a variety of exciting authors and topics. Listen, ask questions, and meet the author. The program is free and parking is free on Saturdays. Ken Lamberton, author of Dry river: Stories of Life, Death, and Redemption on the Santa Cruz will take participants on a virtual tour of the Santa Cruz River with pictures and stories.

The easiest parking is at: (1) Centro Garage, located just as you enter Downtown from the east; (2) The Depot Plaza Garage, located underground, with entrance and exit ramps on 5th Avenue opposite Hotel Congress; (3) the Pennington Street Garage, accessed via Pennington Street from either Stone Avenue or 6th Avenue.; and (4) La Placita garage on Jackson Street, which is very convenient to the Fire Truck Adventure Zone Kids’ Area.

Sponsors are:  Jim Click Automotive Team, Fire Truck Adventure Zone, KOLD Channel 13, KHYT/KIIM Radio, KXCI 91.3FM Community Radio, MEB Property Management and Providence Service Corp.