Northwest Fire conducts babysitter class for ages 11-14

How do you know when someone is ready to babysit? How about after they complete a class that teaches what to expect and how to entertain different ages, as well as dressing and diapering, kitchen safety, CPR, first aid, and fire extinguisher skills?

Teens ages 11-14 looking to begin babysitting careers can pick up these basics and more this summer during a two-day babysitting course offered by Northwest Fire District.

The course will be held Tuesday, June 7 and Wednesday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days at Station 38, 8475 N. Stargrass. Additional classes will be scheduled based on demand.

Students should bring a sack lunch each day. Students must be at least 11 years old. A registration fee of $20 must be paid in advance to reserve a spot.

For additional information or to register, call Northwest Fire Life Safety Service at 887-1010.

Slots open in June 10 golf tourney in OV

Slots for players of all abilities remain in the annual Northern Pima County Chamber of Commerce golf tournament, to be held on Friday, June 10, at the Hilton El Conquistador Country Club in Oro Valley.

Activities include golfing, dining, winning prizes and having a fine time on behalf of a worthy cause, with part of the proceeds benefiting the Steve Engle Scholarship Fund.

For $125 a player or $475 for a foursome, players in the scramble-style tourney get breakfast and lunch, green fees, a cart, range balls, a goody bag, and chances to win raffle items and contest prizes. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Earlier this year, the chamber awarded three $2,000 scholarships to deserving young people.

"We're looking for golfers and sponsors," said Dave Perry, president and chief executive officer of the chamber. "The tourney is an enjoyable way to help students fulfill their dreams."

This year's scholarship recipients are Chad Springetti of Pusch Ridge Christian Academy, Cameron Blazevich of Pima College and Rebecca Graf of Marana High School. Scholarship awards are based upon academic achievement, community involvement and student need.

To sign up, or to get more information, call the chamber office at 297-2191, or contact events director Ruth Geier at

Registration under way for babysitters course

The Golder Ranch Fire District will conduct an instructional class for teenage babysitters from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, at its training facility, 3845 E. Golder Ranch Drive.

The class size is limited, and so organizers recommend registering early. The deadline is 5 p.m. June 17.

The class is designed to teach babysitters ages 12-16 the basics, including CPR and first aid, fire safety, age-appropriate safety tips, how to feed and change a baby, and lessons in responsibility. The goal is to provide new sitters with the tools to manage the job with professionalism and confidence.

The cost is $25 for GRFD residents and $35 for non-residents. Students should bring a sack lunch.

To register, call 818-1017.




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