Free PSAT practice test offered in OV

College Nannies & Tutors will conduct a free PSAT practice test for college-bound 11th-graders on Aug. 27 at its learning center in Oracle Crossings, 7619 N. Oracle Road, Suite 113. The test will help students gauge their current achievement level and readiness for college entrance exams as well as qualify for the National Merit Scholarship.

The test will start at 9 a.m. The PSAT practice test will take about 2-1/2 hours.

"Putting time into preparation for the PSAT is valuable because it builds confidence, reduces test anxiety, and reveals the student's strengths and areas of improvement from each practice test to the next," says Heather Abello, franchise support specialist with College Nannies & Tutors Development.

The tests will be scored by College Nannies & Tutors, and parents will be notified of the results. Suggestions for study plans will also be provided to students interested in increasing their scores.

Registration closes by 3 p.m. the Friday before the test.

To register, call College Nannies & Tutors at the N. Tucson Learning Center, at 262-0177 or email to

Learn police work firsthand at citizens academy

The Oro Valley Police Department is now accepting registrations for its annual Citizen Police Academy, which will start Tuesday, Sept. 13. The 12-week program will run Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. through Nov. 29. Space is limited so early registration is recommended.

Classes held at the Oro Valley Police Department Tangerine Road Substation, located in the Oro Valley MarketPlace.

Participants must be at least 18 years old. They will get an opportunity to learn about the Oro Valley Police Department, its K-9 unit, regional SWAT team, detective division and crime scene management. They also will participate in a four-hour ride-along with a police officer.

To register, contact Officer Jodi Stevens at 229-2900 or email

Garage sale to help fund woman's eye surgery

A garage sale will be held this Saturday, Aug. 13, to help raise money for a Catalina woman's eye surgery. It will take place from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 4020 E. Swallow Tail Lane in Catalina.

Friends of Erlinda Romero are trying to help her raise the $3,000 necessary to fund surgery for cataracts, glaucoma and other eye problems. Surgery on one eye is scheduled for Aug. 18 in Tucson; the other eye will be operated on at a later date.

About $400 was raised Aug. 8 at a fundraiser held at Chuy's restaurant.

Postal History golf tourney seeks players, sponsors

Registration is now under way for the Postal History Foundation's inaugural Michael Cusanovich Memorial Golf Tournament. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 10, at Randolph North Golf Course, 600 S. Alvernon Way. Registration is at 6:30 a.m.; the tournament has a shotgun start time of 7:30 a.m.

The format is a four-player scramble. The $100 per person registration fee includes 18 holes of golf with cart, the use of the practice range, lunch and gift bags.

Prizes will be awarded to first and second place teams, closest pin and longest drive as well as raffle winners. Businesses may sponsor a hole for $100; a sponsor's name and logo will be put on the tee box.

The Postal History Foundation is an IRS-approved nonprofit 501(c)(3) foundation that provides educational support for teachers, students, scouts, libraries and community centers at not cost. It supports more than 10,000 students in the surrounding community every school year.

For more information, call Lisa Dembowski at 623-6652, ext. 102, or email




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