Children gather around the table where they get a close up look at a model rocket launch pad where they smell the sulfur-like odor after a launching and see other related items at the Oro Valley Public Library.

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The Oro Valley Community Foundation, which funds local nonprofits and schools, is accepting grant requests.

The organization specializes in providing grants for education, youth services, social services, arts and science.

The deadline to apply is Dec. 15. For an application, visit online.

Contact reporter Phil Villarreal at or 573-4130.