KIDSEvents This Week
HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL. Reod Park DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center hosts a party for kids 12 and under, featuring a haunted hayride, more than 25 game booths, and costume contests from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, October 31. Call 791-5563 for information.
HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL. El Rio Center. 1390 W. Speedway. From 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, October 31. Call Annette Valenzuela at 791-4683 for information.
HALLOWEEN FIESTA. El Pueblo Center, 101 W. Irvington Road, hosts Halloween fun for ages 5 through 17, with games, food, treats, and a teen dance from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, October 31. Call Richard Barker at 791-5155 for information.
HALLOWEEN PARTY. Archer Center. 1665 S. La Cholla Blvd. This monster bash is for the whole family, and features a haunted house, apple chomp, dancing, karaoke and more from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, October 31. Call Julie Sanders at 791-4355 for information.
FRIGHT NIGHT. Randolph Center. 200 S. Alvernon Way. Halloween fun continues in the Recreation Center from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, October 31. Call 791-4560 for information.
HEALTHY KIDS DAY. The Third-Annual Firehouse Healthy Kids Day is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, October 31, at the downtown station, 265 S. Church Ave.; and the northwest station, 1520 W. Orange Grove Road. Activities include fire and safety demonstrations, free immunizations, and firehouse tours. Call Darrell Woodring at 740-8315 for information.
TRICK OR TREAT STREET '98. Sabino Springs, on Snyder Road between Harrison and Houghton roads. Join this safe and fun activity for kids and families, all to benefit the Tucson Community Food Bank, from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, October 31. Gates open at 5 p.m. and admission is $1, or one can of food.
BATS, BUBBLEOLOGY, BUGS! Children grades K through 8, and their parents, can enjoy a series of classes offered by UA Extended University this fall. Learn the hows and whys of bats; a Saturday morning class exploring the art and science of bubbles; and classes for preschoolers including creative movement, Birds and Their Houses, Mice Are Nice, and Ms. Amigos, with bilingual teacher Linda Hilbert-Vasquez. The latter is a discovery of Mexico through music, art, and language. Outdoor Adventures: Performing Arts Adventures in conjunction with UApresents; and Sports Adventures, cosponsored with the UA Athletic Department, are offered through the SEEK Saturday Series. Sunday Fun Days at Flandrau, and Science Saturdays offer ways to discover the secrets of science with everything from the creation of Zoo Food to The Secrets of Soap. The Middle School Certificate Program includes courses ranging from marine biology to Video Field Production, a 20-hour introductory course in which students participate in creating finished, edited productions. Call 621-UofA (8632) 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.
CONTESTANT SEARCH. Science Gladiators 2000, a local science and math action television game show, seeks first grade through eighth grade contestants. The show airs on TCI cable Channel 62 (or cable ready 54) at 10 a.m. Saturdays, and 5 p.m. Tuesdays. Call Jeannette Jaquish at 622-7856 for 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.
GIRL SCOUT SIGN-UP. Girls ages 5 through 17 interested in joining Girl Scouts for fun and educational activities in their community can call the Sahuaro Girl Scout Council at 327-2288, or 1-800-331-6782, for registration information and parent meeting dates.
MAD SCIENCE AT OLD TUCSON STUDIOS. Tucson Mountain Park. 201 S. Kinney Road. October features Mad Science--The International Tour, a fun-filled learning experience with an energetic scientist. The tour combines the excitement of a large-scale theatrical production with education. Special school field trips are available by calling (520) 883 0100, ext. 268. Old Tucson Studios family theme park and movie location is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Admission is $14.95, $9.45 for children 4 to 11. Children 3 and under are admitted at no charge. Discounted admission for all Pima County residents is $12.95, $8.95 for children 4 to 11. Season passes are available. Call (520)883-0100 for information and group discounts (for 20 or more).
SCHOOL OF MUSIC. Desert Dove School of Music. 6163 S. Midvale Park Road. The Desert Dove School of Music offers a new preschool Music and Movement class for children 2 to 6 years of age and their families. This is an interactive class with parents, grandparents, and older siblings interacting musically with the younger children. Classes are at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays. Cost is $25 per month, plus a one-time enrollment fee. Enrollment is ongoing. Other music classes are also available. Call Judith Richardson at 887-4266 or 888-3352, or e-mail email@example.com for information or to enroll.
SUNDAY SCIENCE. Flandrau Science Center, on the UA campus.
621-STAR. In partnership with the UA Extended University, Flandrau
offers science courses for preschool and early elementary school
children on Sundays through November. Course times for children
age 3 to
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 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 CHILDREN'S MUSEUM. 200 South Sixth Ave. 792-9985.
Enjoy stories from around the world adapted for hands-on fun through
October 31 in Magic Masks and Silly Stories. 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;
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.
CASA DE LOS NIÑOS SILVER SEMINAR. Kelsch Executive Conference Room. 1101 N. Fourth Ave. Dr. Marilyn Heins, pediatrician, presents Do I Spend Enough Time with my Kids? from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 4. Call 624-5600 for information and reservations.
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 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.
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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