KIDSANGEL YOUTH CENTER. 160 E. Alameda St. With summer in full swing, kids can find lots to do at the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Angel Youth Recreation Center. Youth of all ages are welcome to participate in the center's free activities, including billiards, ping pong, arts and crafts, music lessons, and computer games. Center hours are 1 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, and until 10:30 p.m. Downtown Saturday Nights. Call 624-2447 for information.
ART WORKSHOPS. Pink Adobe Gallery East is offering summer art workshops for adults and children. Learn a wide variety of skills, including furniture painting and self-portraiture. Call 298-5995 for information.
BIG, BIG BUGS. Tucson Children's Museum. 200 S. Sixth Ave. The Children's Museum presents: Big, Big Bugs, a creepy-crawly mini-camp series for kids ages 6 through 11. On Wednesday, July 23, learn how to observe, handle, and keep bugs as pets. Workshops run from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $12. Call 792-9985 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.
LIBRARY POWER. Your local library keeps summer cool for kids of all ages! Be a rock hound! Ron McGarvin teaches kids 8 and up how to identify rocks and minerals using smell, sight, and touch at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 19, at the Woods Library. Call 791-4548 for information. Call 791-4391 for a summer calendar of library sponsored events.
MYTH, MUSIC & MASKS. Tohono Chul Park. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. Kids entering the fourth through sixth grades learn to create their own southwestern stories and share them with friends and family during this week-long workshop. Using rattles, drums, and Native American dance steps, kids will put together a piece for a final performance at the end of the workshop. Classes meet from 8 to 11 a.m. July 21 through 25. Call 742-6455 for registration and information.
READY, SET, SPIKE! The Cactus Summer Volleyball Camps are now accepting registration for kids and adults. Volleyball clinics run from July 22 through July 31. Camps stress individual skill instruction, as well as team game play. Call 628-1440 for registration and information.
THEATER WORKSHOPS. 5671 E. Speedway. Kids can write a script, get a crack at acting, and more at the Arizona Youth Theater Workshops. On Thursday, July 24, Lauren Greer takes kids through a beginig dance workshop from 5 to 7 p.m. No previous dance experience is required. Cost is $15. Call 546-9805 for registration, and information on upcoming workshops.
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.
COMMUNITY SCHOOLS. Tucson Community Schools, Inc., a parent cooperative preschool and kindergarten, provides a stimulating learning environment for children ages 3 to 6. Small classes, developmentally appropriate curriculum, unique outdoor play area, gentle, positive discipline, and optional extended days. Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Call 326-9212 for registration and information.
FOOTHILLS CHARTER SCHOOL. Find out about the Foothills Community School, a free charter school opening in August, at an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, at the Himmel Park Library. Foothills Community School offers students in grades four through six a challenging curriculum including visual and performing arts, and computers/Internet use. Call 323-2188 for information.
MINI OLYMPICS. The Parent Connection is now registering all children up to 5 years old for the "Lil' Olympics" on Sunday, July 27, at the Tucson Convention Center. The Lil' Olympics provide a way for parents to learn about appropriate child development activities while involving their children in fun, meaningful play. All children will receive a participation award. Families can win additional prizes and goodie bags. Registration is $10. Call 321-1500 for registration and information.
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