KIDS

ADVENTURE CAMP. Outdoor Confidence announces four, one-week camps during the month of July. Camps meet daily at 7:45 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m., and include various activities over the course of five days: first aid, leave-no-trace ethics, basic survival skills, map and compass skills, fishing and hikes to Mt. Lemmon and Madera Canyon. Class size is limited to six students. Tuition for the week is $125 with a limited number of half-scholarships available. Call 884-9394 for registration and information, or email oc@rtd.com.

BABY-SITTING FOR BEGINNERS. Potential baby-sitters can learn how to handle emergencies, get certified in CPR, and gain hands-on experience in childcare (diapering, feeding and playing with a baby) in a program intended for teens ages 12 to 15. Two series of classes are scheduled: May 27 and 28, and June 16 and 17. Registration is required, with classes limited to 24 students. Cost is $7.50. Call 742-4749 for information.

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB. Summer Programs at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson open Thursday, May 21, and continue through Friday, August 14. Clubhouse hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at all three clubhouses. Membership is open to youth ages 7 to 16. Cost is $5, with summer field trips extra. Call 623-2543 for information about the club nearest you.

BUILD-A-BIKE. BICAS Youth Underground Build-A-Bike program is an eight-session program for adults and kids, offering extensive hands-on training for basic bicycle mechanics. In addition to learning new skills, you'll also be helping your community by fixing up old bikes and getting them back on the streets. Students are required to complete a 25-hour apprenticeship and final exam to earn their first bicycle. Classes are from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, and from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Class tuition is based on a sliding-scale. Call 628-7950 for registration and information.

DOG DAYS. The Humane Society of Tucson presents Dog Days in the Desert, an educational vacation designed to teach children about desert living and the effect it has on pets. Program includes field trips and walking tours, instructional sessions about pet care and safety, and identification of hazardous plants and animals. Two classes meet once each week for 8 weeks beginning Tuesday, June 23. Pre-registration is required, with fees payable by Monday, June 8. Class size is limited. Cost is $125 per child, with a $30 discount for members of the Hand-In-Paw Club. Call 321-3704, ext. 125 or 126, for information.

GARDENING FOR KIDS. UA Pima County Extension Center. 4210 N. Campbell Ave. Kids can participate in Kids and Plants Grow, an annual program introducing children grades 4 through 8 to various aspects of gardening. Two weekly sessions begin July 20 and 27, with classes running from 8 to 11:30 a.m. daily. Pre-registration is required. Classes are $30 per one-week session. Ask for Francie at 626-5161, for applications and information.

SCIENCE GLADIATORS. Science Gladiators 2000, a locally run and produced kids' science show, seeks contestants and kids to join the studio audience for future shows. The show airs on TCI cable channel 61 at 6:30 p.m. Monday evenings. Call Janette Jaquish at 622-7856 for information.

Parents' Corner

CHILDREN TO CHILDREN. 3922 N. Mountain Ave. Children to Children is a grief support center for children and families who have experienced the death of someone they love. They provide support services in a caring environment, and currently have space available in their groups. Call 322-9155 for information.

PARENTING 101. Compass Health Care. 1230 E. Broadway. The Tucson Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence presents the following free classes to give families an informed edge: BASICS (Building A Strong Independent Child) provides classes, activities, discussion and support for parents and their children, infancy through adolescence, with the goal of learning to help children become healthy, substance-free and caring individuals. Classes meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, and from 3 to
5 p.m. Thursdays. Enrollment is open. Call Linda Yuguchi at 620-6615, ext. 22, for registration and information.

PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS. Parents Without Partners, Inc., is an international, nonprofit organization dedicated to the entire single parent family. They offer Saturday night dances, camp-outs, picnics, skating, meetings, potlucks, games, house parties, movies, hikes, volunteer and community service opportunities, and much more. Orientation for new members is held on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month. Call 622-8120 for information.

STUDENT EXCHANGE. World Heritage, a non-profit, public benefit organization, seeks local host families for high school students from Europe and the former Soviet Union. Host families provide room, board and guidance in a familial setting. Barbara Williams, local World Heritage area representative, will provide on-going program support during the exchange year. Call 529-2408 for information.


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