Parkinson's group sets Monday meeting

The Catalina Parkinson's Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. Monday at Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge No. 2815, 16045 N. Oracle Road in Catalina.

Joy Golliver, an author who has written about the importance of care for caregivers, will be the guest speaker.

The group will also discuss its participation in a national ad campaign advocating for a cure to the disease.

For more information, contact by email.

Construction work closes part of Magee

A construction project closed West Magee Road this week as part of ongoing work on West Cortaro Farms Road from North Thornydale and Oracle Roads.

The closure, on West Magee Road at the West Cortaro Farms Road and North Shannon Road intersection, will adapt the intersection to its new configuration and prepare it for final paving. Crews will also install underground drainage.

The closure began Monday and is scheduled to last until 5 p.m. Saturday. Weather could prolong the closure.

For more information, visit the project website at online.

Oro Valley library expands its hours

The Oro Valley Public Library has become a daily operation.

The library, at 1305 W. Naranja Drive, which had been closed Sundays, started Sunday hours Feb. 10. It is open from 1 to 5 p.m.

Hours for the other days also changed Feb. 10. The new hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, go to online.

Museum rep to speak at Norwegians forum

The Tucson chapter of Norwegians Worldwide meets at 2 p.m. Sunday at Dove of Peace Lutheran Church, 664 W. Roller Coaster Road.

The guest speaker will be Steve Grinna of Vesterheim, a nonprofit Norwegian-American museum in Iowa. The museum, which contains more than 24,000 artifacts, is dedicated to preserving Norwegian traditions, teaching folk art, rosemaling and woodworking.

For more information, go to online.

Oro Valley posts 2013 strategic plan online

Even towns make New Year's resolutions.

Oro Valley's resolution comes in the form of its 2013 strategic plan, which it approved at a Jan. 16 Town Council meeting and has released online.

The plan lays out decision-making and resource-management goals as they relate to big-picture ambitions over the next two years.

To look at the plan, visit and select the "What's New" tab.

Oro Valley hosts car show, blues festival

The annual Classic Car Show and Blues Festival revs up in Oro Valley Saturday.

Presented by the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance, the show goes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Oro Valley Marketplace on the southwest corner of North Oracle and East Tangerine Roads.

It'll feature rare vehicles, Oro Valley police dog demonstrations, food and activities for kids. Musical performances begin at 10 a.m.

More than 50 classes of vehicles will be on display, ranging from antique to modern and domestic to foreign.

Admission for adults is $5, and kids get in for free. Proceeds go toward school arts programming and community arts.

For more information, visit online.

Marana police officer receives honor

Marana police officer Pam Brume was named one of the top cops in the region.

Brume, who has been with the department for four years, was named one of the Sons of the American Revolution Outstanding Law Enforcement Officers of Southern Arizona for 2012.

Brume is a member of the Police Department's honor guard and has undergone advanced training for handling critical incidents and collision investigations. She knows Spanish, Persian and sign language, and is a martial arts instructor.

"When the command staff talks about future leaders in the organization, Officer Brume's name consistently comes up in the discussions," Marana Chief of Police Terry Rozema said in a news release. "Her drive and initiative will undoubtedly allow her to excel in any area she chooses."

Brume received the award Jan. 19 from the Sons of the American Revolution, a nonprofit dedicated to patriotism.

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