KIDSBUILD-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.
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 887-1603 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. The weekly session begins July 27, with
classes running from
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.
SCHOOL HOUSE ROCKS OLD TUCSON. Old Tucson Studios. This live action performance features favorite characters and songs from School House Rock. Call Chris Ousley at 883-0100 for information and show times.
THEATRE FOR KIDS. Live Theatre Workshop. 5317 E. Speedway. As part of its Sunday Afternoon Theatre for Children program, the 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. Call 529-2408 for information.
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