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Quick Reads for June 8, 2005

Free special ed training in Flag

The law regarding special education has changed. From 9 a.m.-noon June 24, the Arizona Center for Disability Law is offering free special ed training at Flagstaff Medical Center, 1200 N. Beaver St., Flagstaff. Attend this seminar, offered to families of children with disabilities, volunteer and agency advocates, to hear a presentation regarding the new law and strategies for effective advocacy. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Registration for state or local educational agency personnel is not available. For more information or to reserve space, call 602-2746287 (Voice/TTY) or 1-800-927-2269 (Voice/TTY). Please notify the center as soon as possible if special accommodations are needed or if unable to keep a reservation.

Summer enrichment

Tolani Lake Elementary Academy is sponsoring a Summer Enrichment program, which got underway June 6 open to ages 5-13. Registration is open and lunch is provided. Upcoming events include basketball camp June 13-14 with Holbrook High Basketball Coach Raul Mendoza and volleyball camp June 15-16 with Flagstaff High Volleyball Coach Reneallia Manson. For more information, call Penny Williams or Angelita Manygoats at 928-686-6101.

MNA seminars

Continuing a 77-year-old tradition of informal lectures at the Museum of Northern Arizona, this year's Summer Seminar Series highlights ongoing research at MNA. The seven Tuesday lectures from June through August are free and begin at 4 p.m. at Branigar Hall. This Summer Seminar Series includes:

¥ Tuesday, June 14, "Finding Fossil Mammals in Antarctica," by Mike Woodburne, Ph.D., MNA Honorary Curator of Geology.

¥ Tuesday, June 28, "Exciting Discoveries in MNA's Herbarium" by Will Moir, Ph.D., US Forest Service Research, retired.

Be a volunteer

The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA) is recruiting volunteers for the 84th annual Santa Fe Indian Market held in August. Volunteer jobs begin as early as Monday, Aug. 15, and run through Sunday, Aug. 21. Hundreds of volunteer positions are available ranging from sales of merchandise and beverages on the plaza to judging the Native American art work submitted for awards. Interested individuals should complete a volunteer preference form and return to the SWAIA offices. Preference forms can be acquired by calling 505.983.5220 x 230, e-mailing volunteer@swaia.org, or by visiting http://www.swaia.org/volunteer_pref.php and downloading a form to fill out.

Hoop for Youth

Hoop for the Youth, an open men's basketball tournament, will be held June 10-12 at Tuba City Junior High School in Tuba City. The entry fee for this 14 team 10-player bracket double elimination tournament is $130. For more information, call Larry Tsingine at 928-283-4717 or Lacy Tsingine at 928-283-3025.

D-backs training

The sixth annual Arizona Diamondbacks Training Centers will be hosting more than 95 weeklong baseball and softball camps in more than 35 communities across Arizona. The Training Centers offer a variety of experiences for kids ages 6-16. Each registration includes a Diamondbacks hat, T-shirt, wrist bands, and two tickets to a 2005 Diamondbacks home game at Bank One Ballpark.

Flagstaff camp dates are: June 20-24, Thorpe Park, 8-11:30 a.m., ages, 6-12 (softball only); July 18-22, Continental Sports Park, 6-9:30 p.m., ages 6-12 (baseball only); July 18-22, Flagstaff High School, 8-11:30 a.m., ages 6-12 (softball only); July 18-19, Flagstaff High School, 1-3:30 p.m., ages 13-16, (advanced baseball hitting); and July 20-21, Flagstaff High School, 1-3:30 p.m., ages 13-16 (advanced baseball pitching). For all locations, times, ages and pricing please visit www.dbacksoutreach.com or call 800-821-7152.

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