KIDSEvents This Week
ARTS FOR ALL. 166 W. Alameda. Third Street Kids presents CJ Jones in a workshop on sign/deaf theatre from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 7. Children ages 5 through 21 are wanted who are deaf and/or those who know sign language and are interested in theatre. Call 622-4100 (TTY or voice) for information.
THE BOOKMARK. 5001 E. Speedway Blvd. Just for kids presents Amelia Bedilia, America's favorite literal-minded housekeeper from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 7. Call 881-6350 for information.
CONCERTS FOR KIDS. Tucson Center for the Performing Arts. 408 S. Sixth Ave. The Tucson Symphony Orchestra performs "Just for Kids" at 10 and 11:15 a.m. Saturday, November 7. Join the TSO String Quartet and their kid-friendly Musical Landscapes. Admission is free.
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
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.
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 5 years are 2 to 3 p.m.; courses for children 6 to 8 are from 3 to 4 p.m. The subject for October is astronomy. Geology courses will be offered in November. Courses are taught by Flandrau Education Director Helen Salvay. Call Extended University at 626-4444 for course information and registration. Call Helen Salvay at 621-8135, or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org, for other 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 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. 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.
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 620-6615, ext. 22, for registration and 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.
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.
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;
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