KIDSARTS CAMP. Enrollment is open for Third St. Kids' summer day-camp, filled with dance, drama, stagecraft, games, fine art and more. Camp hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 2 through August 1. Third St. Kids is a non-profit group providing performing arts opportunities for children with and without disabilities. Some financial assistance is available. Call Marcia Berger or Frank Hernandez at 622-4100 for registration and information.
CAMP VOLUNTEERS. Make this summer your most rewarding yet. The Muscular Dystrophy Association seeks volunteer summer camp counselors to act as companions to campers, with camp dates running June 15 through June 21. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and able to lift a child. Call the Tucson MDA office at 795-3434, or check out their web site at http://www.mdausa.org.
CHORUS CAMP. The Tucson Girls Chorus announces its Summer Fine Arts Camp for boys and girls, grades first through six. Classes in writing and producing an original opera, art, musical theater, singing, movement, and arts and crafts run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 2 through June 20; and June 23 through July 11. Full- and half-day enrollment is available. All programs are at the Tucson Girls Chorus Music Center, 4020 E. River Road. Call 577-6064 for registration and information.
FUN EN ESPAÑOL. Have summer fun with computers, crafts, music, cooking, games, sports and more--all while learning Spanish. Catalina Foothills Community Schools, in conjunction with the University of Arizona, presents this fun and informative summer day camp. Activities run from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Campers can also opt for an extended day program to learn folklórico dance from 2:30 to 4 p.m. The fun begins June 9 and continues through June 27. Call 577-5304 for registration and information.
POTS OF FUN. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. 2021 N. Kinney Road. Have you ever found a piece of Indian pottery? From 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 10, learn how to make and paint pots the way the Hohokam and Anasazi made them a long time ago. This "Family Special" event takes children from 6 to 12 years and accompanying adults back in time to discover which minerals make the most beautiful colors, and make paint brushes from hair and yucca fibers to paint with. Cost is $10 for adult members, $12 for non-members, $4 for children. Pre-registration is required. Call Barbara at 883-3022 for information.
SUMMER SCIENCE FUN. Flandrau Science Center is offering fun and educational summer science workshops for children who have completed grades 6 through 8. Webs, Wires & Waves, a look at the science of communication technology, runs from June 2 through 6. Cost is $60. Looking at Astronomy explores endless galaxies, planets and stars, and runs from June 9 through 20. Cost is $120. Fun With Physics gives kids a chance to experiment with electricity, conduct demonstrations with liquid nitrogen and more. It runs from June 23 through June 27, and cost is $60. Lasers and Holography investigates laser light and creating holograms, and runs June 30 through July 3. Class hours are 10 a.m. to noon. Application deadline is May 15. Call 621-4515 for registration and information.
SUMMER ON STAGE. The Arizona Theatre Company offers a five-week, intensive theatre arts workshop for high school students, from July 7 through August 8, at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. Areas of focus include movement for the theatre, character development, and production. In addition to working with ATC pros, kids will also work with guest artists and graduate students from the University of Arizona. The program will conclude with performances August 7 and 8. Cost is $495, with some partial scholarships available. Call the UA Extended University at 624-4444 for information.
TIME TO GROW. The Pima County Extension center announces the Kids and Plants Grow summer day-camp program for kids grades 4 through 8. There are two weekly sessions: the first begins July 14, the second July 21. Kids will participate in a number of hands-on gardening activities, including planting a garden plot, making a terrarium, rooting plants from cuttings, and more. Classes run from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. Cost is $25 per one week session. Call Francine at 626-5161 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 is provided. Call Sheryl Thomasson at 321-1500 for more information.
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