KIDSEvents This Week
EDUCATIONAL THEATRE COMPANY. UA New Drama Building, Directing Studio 116. Southeast corner of Park Avenue and Speedway. October 8 through 10 only: Folktales Too, written by John Glore, directed by Sarah Savage. Presented by the Educational Theatre Company of the UA Theatre Arts department, the play is appropriate for grade school children. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free, but seating is limited; tickets must be obtained in person at the UA Fine Arts box office, in the lobby of the Marroney Theatre, or at the door. Call 621-1162 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.
TUCSON CHILDREN'S MUSEUM. 200 South Sixth Ave. 792-9985. Join the Wisdomseekers, middle schoolers teaching the younger public crafts from various cultures, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Regular fall hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Last admission is 30 minutes before closing. Museum admission is $3 for children 2 to 16, $5 adults, and $4 seniors, with the third Sunday of every month free for all. "After school special" admission from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday is $2 per person.
AMERICA READS. Volunteers teach children reading skills and promote a life-long love of literature through this program, started in 1996. This event is part of the Conversations About Good Neighbors and the Good Life project, and is free and accessible to people with disabilities. Call the Tucson Main Library at 791-4393, or the Maverick Institute at 615-0291, for information.
VOLUNTEERS WANTED. The Arizona Foster Care Review Board seeks dedicated volunteers to serve on behalf of abused and neglected children in Pima County. Foster Care Review Boards advocate for permanent, safe homes for children in foster care. Volunteers serve on five-member boards which meet one weekday a month. Volunteers also spend five to ten hours at home reviewing case information in preparation for the monthly meeting. Board members are provided with orientation and ongoing training designed to make them effective advocates for the children they serve. Contact Teri Page Rodriguez, Foster Care Review Board Training and Recruitment Coordinator, for information: 1501 W. Washington, No. 128, Phoenix, AZ 85007-3231; or call 1-602-542-9547 or 628-6415; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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