KIDSANGEL YOUTH CENTER. 160 E. Alameda St. 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.
AT-HOME MOMS. Join the At-Home Moms Network at their next meeting Wednesday, August 27. Learn about playgroups, outings, and other support systems for mothers. Call 721-5787 for 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 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday nights, from 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.
THEATRE WORKSHOPS. 5671 E. Speedway. Write a script, get a crack at acting and more, with Arizona Youth Theater Workshops. On Thursday, August 28, Elanore Johnson teaches participants the art of dance including tap, ballet, jazz, and different forms of country line and non-line dancing. Classes meet from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $15. Call 546-9805 for registration, and information on upcoming workshops.
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.
ME & THE KIDS. Christ Community Church presents Just Me and The Kids, a 10-week program for parents and kids of single-parent families, beginning Sunday, September 14. Childcare for children under age 4 will be provided. Cost is $15 per family. Registration is limited. Call Pastor Ron Taylor at 296-8501 for registration and information.
PARENTING 101. Tucson Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence. 1230 E. Broadway. The Tucson Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence presents the following free classes: BASICS (Building A Strong Independent Child) includes classes, activities, discussion and support for parents and children, infants through adolescents, with the goal of encouraging our children to be healthy, substance-free, and caring individuals. Classes meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, and from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays. Enrollment is open. Discovering Normal Parenting teaches basic parenting skills, plus information on substance abuse, addiction, and its impact on the family, especially children. This unique six-class series, developed by the Children of Alcoholics Foundation, meets from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evenings, beginning August 19, with extended registration through August 26. Call Linda Yuguchi at 620-6615, ext. 22, for registration and 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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