KIDSBUILD-A-BIKE. BICAS Youth Underground Build-A-Bike program is an eight-session for adults and kids. Program covers the basics of bicycle mechanics, offering extensive hands-on training. 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.
FUN ON THE FOURTH. Tucson Children's Museum. 200 S. Sixth Ave. 792-9985. Bring the entire family to the Museum from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Friday, July 4, for art and science activities to celebrate our nations' birthday. Bring one cup of cream (per family) and make your own ice cream. Reduced holiday admission is $3 per person. Call 792-9985 for information.
SATURDAY NIGHT HOOPS. The Lohse YMCA and Tucson Parks and Recreation Center team up for summer basketball fun for kids from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at the Lohse YMCA on the northeast corner of Church Avenue and Alameda Street. Two courts will be open: one for kids ages 13 to 15, the other for kids ages 16 to 19, with games beginning every hour. Admission is $2. Call Leslie Fisher at 624-2447, or Rick Luna at 623-5200 for information.
SUMMER SLAM IV. Sporting Chance Youth Basketball is now accepting registration for youth basketball teams for the McDonald's Summer Slam IV Youth Basketball Tournament, to run July 10 through 13, and July 24 through 27. There are 13 divisions for kids ages 8 through 17. Registration costs vary, with financial assistance for qualifying teams. Space is limited. Call Sporting Chance at 888-1288 for information.
WET & WILD. Kid's Center. 1725 N. Swan Road. 322-KIDS. Guess how big a sea-sponge will grow in 24 to 48 hours, see an amazing Sea Monkey aquarium, make your own "water tornado" and more at Water Mania on Tuesday, July 1. Students entering grades two, three and four meet from 10 to 11 a.m.; students entering grades five and six meet from 2 to 3:15 p.m. Cost is $4, plus bring two clean, empty two-liter soda bottles. Call 322-KIDS for information.
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.
THE PARENT CONNECTION. 5326 E. Pima St. 321-1500. Help new families get off to a good start. Use your time and talents to work with newborns and their parents. Volunteers are needed to offer support, advice, and a caring ear to new parents. Comprehensive training provided. Call Sheryl Thomasson at 321-1500 for more information.
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