KIDSANGEL YOUTH CENTER. 160 E. Alameda St. With summer in full swing, kids can find lots to do at the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Angel Youth Recreation Center. Youth of all ages are welcome to participate in the center's free activities including billiards, ping pong, arts and crafts, music lessons, and computer games. The center is open from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, and until 10:30 p.m. Downtown Saturday Nights. Call 624-2447 for information.
ARCHAEOLOGY FOR ALL. Old Pueblo Archaeology Center presents Open1, a chance for kids ages 5 and up to learn about different cultures by participating in the excavation of a make-believe archaeological site. In addition to dig time, each session also includes an indoor craft activity and instruction in artifact cleaning and interpretation. Cost is $30 for four, hour-and-a-half sessions, or $9 per individual session. Special rates and dates available for groups. Call 798-1201 for registration and information.
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.
FAMILY NIGHT OUT. Kids and parents can learn together with free classes Monday nights from 6:30 to 8 p.m. September 8 through November 17. Tucson High Magnet School presents classes in dance, jewelry, quilt-making, surfing the Internet, and open use of the library. Class orientation is at 6:30 p.m. August 25. Call 617-7524 for information.
LIBRARY POWER. Your local library keeps summer cool for kids of all ages! Students entering middle school this fall are invited to attend Middle School Survival, a free, nationally recognized program that joins students with "Help on Call" counselors for discussions on friendships, peer pressure, safety, self-esteem, problem solving, and emotional and social changes. The program meets from 1 to 4:45 p.m. at the following locations: August 7 at the Wilmot Library (791-4627), and August 8 at the Columbus Library (791-4081). Space is very limited so advance registration is a must. Call 791-4391 for a summer calendar of other library-sponsored events.
THEATRE WORKSHOPS. 5671 E. Speedway. Kids can write a script, get a crack at acting and more, with Arizona Youth Theater Workshops. On Thursday, August 7, Krista Hansen takes kids through a variety of voice and movement exercises, as well as techniques for acting on the stage. On Thursday, August 14, Maryann Flannery gives youngsters a costume workshop. They'll discuss what one can tell about a character from his/her costume, and give an overview of costumes through several important ages and genres of theater. Classes meet from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $15. Call 546-9805 for registration, and information on upcoming workshops.
AT-HOME MOMS. Join the At-Home Moms Network at their next meeting August 13. Learn about playgroups, outings, and other support systems for mothers. Call 721-5787 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.
COMMUNITY SCHOOLS. Tucson Community Schools, Inc., a parent cooperative preschool and kindergarten, provides a stimulating learning environment for your child. Small classes, developmentally appropriate curriculum, unique outdoor play area, gentle, positive discipline, and optional extended days. Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, non-discriminatory policy. Ages 3 to 6. Call 326-9212 for registration and information for Fall.
LA LECHE LEAGUE. Join La Leche League International at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, August 9 for the 1997 World Walk for Breastfeeding, at Fort Lowell Park, Ramada No. 1. Bring a dish to share, beverages from Eegees will be provided. Call Abby Sierra at 751-8722 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.
WALDORF EDUCATION. The Enchanted Desert School & Playgarden. 3238 E. First St. Parents are invited to learn about the head, heart, and hands approach of Waldorf Education at a free visitors' morning, beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, August 8. Call 325-5514 for information.
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