KIDSARCHAEOLOGY FOR ALL. Old Pueblo Archaeology Center presents Open1, a chance for kids ages 5 and up to learn about different cultures by participating in the excavation of a make-believe archaeological site. In addition to dig time, each session includes an indoor craft activity and instruction in artifact cleaning and interpretation. Cost is $35 for four 90-minute Saturday sessions, or $10 per individual session. Special rates and dates are available for groups. Call 798-1201 for registration and 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.
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.
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 and 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.
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. Call 622-8120 for information.
RAINBOW FAMILIES. St. Francis In The Foothills. River and Swan roads. Room 31. Rainbow Families, Tucson's gay, lesbian and bisexual parents network, meets at 4 p.m. Saturday, February 21. All gay, lesbian and bisexual parents, partners and family members are welcome. Call Craig at 318-9348 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. Barbara Williams, local World Heritage area representative, will provide on-going program support during the exchange year. Call 529-2408 for informaiton.
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