KIDSBOYS 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
623-2543 for information about the club nearest you.
DANCE CLASSES. The Little Temple. 721 N. Second Ave. A
wiggle and stretch creative movement class for kids ages 3 to
6 meets from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Saturday mornings, with enrollment
ongoing. Cost is $25. Call
THE JAM ZONE. Hi Corbett Parking Lot. Reid Park entrance, Country Club Road south of Broadway. Tucson Parks and Recreation hosts an exhibition of lowrider bicycles, cars and model cars from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, August 8. Teens ages 13 to 19 can register their lowriders for exhibition between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Call Marty Hardy at 791-5223 for information.
THEATRE FOR KIDS. Live Theatre Workshop. 5317 E. Speedway. As part of its Sunday Afternoon Theatre for Children program, Live Theatre Workshop presents Puss 'N' Boots, an adaptation of the fairy tale by Bruce Bieszki. Performances are at 1 p.m. Sundays, through August 30. Tickets are $5. Call 327-4242 for information.
TOBACCO-FREE TEENS. American Lung Association of Arizona. 2819 E. Broadway. Thinking about quitting? The Full Court Press project sponsors quit-smoking groups for teens ages 13 through 18. The next eight-week session clinic meets from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The program is free, and refreshments and incentives are provided. Call 323-1812 for information.
TUCSON PARKS AND RECREATION TEEN UNIT. Palo Verde High
School. 1302 S. Avenida Vega. The Teen Unit offers exciting activities
all summer for teens ages 13 to 18 through their Palo Verde Summer
Hangin' Program, which offers basketball, field trips, pool, ping-pong,
foosball, and table games. Call Lisa Sommer at
YOUTH CENTER. 35 E. Toole Ave. The Pima Prevention Partnership and T/PAC sponsor the new Toole Avenue Youth Center, housing 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 on Youth Center programs.
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
PARENTING SUPPORT. The Give A Parent Support Group (G.A.P.S) needs mentors to make home visits to first time moms. Participants should be experienced, loving parents with the ability to donate one to two hours per week. Training and on-going support for volunteers is provided. Call G.A.P.S program 293-4620 for 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 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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