KIDSADVENTURE 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, and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB. Summer programs at the Boys &
Girls Clubs of Tucson continue through Friday, August 14. Clubhouse
hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at all three clubhouses. Membership
is open to youths ages 7 to 16. Cost is $5, not including summer
field trips. Call
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.
CLAY WORKSHOP. Kino Veterans' Memorial Community Center. Room 108. 2805 E. Ajo Way. Dads and kids can get a jump on Fathers Day with a clay tile workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 20. Dads and kids will create tiles that are representative of their relationship. Workshop is free. Call Patricia Montiel Overall at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, 321-1500, 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.
ICE-CREAM SOCIAL. Reid Park Zoo. 1100 S. Randolph Way. Kids and dads can watch as the animals are settled in for the evening, enjoy games and activities, and dig in to free ice-cream from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 21. Regular Park admission applies. Call 791-3204 for information.
JUNIOR RANGER CAMP. Saguaro National Park East. The Saguaro
National Park is conducting Junior Ranger programs in the Rincon
Mountain district for kids ages
KIDS' CLUB EVENTS. Bookman's Used Books.
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.
SPORTS CAMPS. Amphi High School. 125 W. Yavapai Road. Cactus
Volleyball Camps sponsors Girls' & Boys'
YOUTH CENTER. 35 E. Toole Ave. The Pima Prevention Partnership and T/PAC sponsors the new Toole Avenue Youth Center, which houses programs such as ArtWORKS at Toole, Pima County Teen Court and the Full Court Press Youth Center. Call Dian Magie 624-0595, ext. 11; or Harry Kressler 791-0771, for information about the opening and other programs offered by the Youth Center.
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, 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
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 meets 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. Couples,
single parents and families with no children are all encouraged
to apply. Barbara Williams, local World Heritage area representative,
will provide on-going program support during the exchange year.
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