Murrieta Park focus of public meeting

Discuss future needs and improvements to Joaquin Murrieta Park at an open house at 6 p.m. Tuesday at El Rio Neighborhood Center, 1390 W. Speedway.

Vice Mayor Regina Romero, Tucson Parks and Recreation Department staff and the project consultant will listen to ideas for the development of a park master plan.

Fill out a survey at before the meeting. For more information, call 837-8032.

Join cleanup effort along Santa Cruz

Everyone is invited to take part in the Santa Cruz River Cleanup from 7 to 11 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

The Santa Cruz River runs along downtown Tucson and is lined with walking trails and picnic areas. Volunteers will pick up trash and pull buffelgrass.

Participants are asked to meet at the Garden of Gethsemane Park, 602 W. Congress St. For more information, call 901-2784.

Panelists to discuss new health-care law

Learn about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Cyril of Alexandria Parish, 4725 E. Pima St.

Panelists will discuss the new health-care law and answer questions.

Scheduled participants are Dr. Francisco Garcia, director of the Pima County Public Health Department; Maya Castillo, president of Service Employees International Union Pima Chapter; and Jean Tkachyk, from health care consultant Eastwick Strategy Group. Call 795-1633 for more details.

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