THE JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL OF THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA has named EILEEN WARSHAW, executive director of the Jewish History Museum, as the recipient of the 2013 Margie Fenton Award. The award recognizes an individual or group who has made a significant impact on the community with sensitivity, vision, creativity and caring and has brought diverse people together. Warshaw was instrumental in establishing Southern Arizona’s first Holocaust History Center, created in partnership with the JFSA’s Holocaust History Education and Commemoration Project, which opened in October. She will be recognized at the JCRC’s annual meeting on Sunday, Jan. 5 at 3 p.m. at Mercado San Agustin, 100 S. Avenida del Convento. The event is also a community-wide celebration of the 10th year of the Jewish Latino Teen Coalition.
HERMITAGE NO-KILL CAT SHELTER has opened a pet pantry program, “Food for People’s Pets,” to help senior, low income or unemployed pet owners who cannot afford cat or dog food or kitty litter. The Hermitage accepts donations from individuals and manufacturers. Pet owners must meet certain criteria to receive assistance. For more information, go to www.hermitagecatshelter.org, call 571-7839 or visit the shelter at 5278 E. 21st St. during business hours.
HOTEL CONGRESS will celebrate the 80th anniversary of Dillinger Days next month, commemorating the 1934 Hotel Congress fire that led to capture of bank robber John Dillinger, known as “Public Enemy No. 1,” and his gang. A speakeasy on Jan. 24 will be followed by a free family-friendly event on Jan. 25 that includes reenactments, food, music and a vintage car show. Downtown merchants Buffalo Exchange and Hydra will also participate. A portion of the weekend’s proceeds will benefit the Greater Tucson Fire Foundation. For more information, visit www.hotelcongress.com.