Neighborhood Briefs

2012-12-23T00:00:00Z Neighborhood BriefsArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
December 23, 2012 12:00 am  • 

Free download help provided by library

If you find yourself this holiday season with a new e-reader and don't have any idea how to use it, the Pima County Public Library has your back.

The library is offering free classes and one-on-one help to learn how to download electronic books, audiobooks and videos to devices such as iPads, Kindles and Nooks. All you need is a library card and a PIN.

Not all library branches offer the help - call 791-4010 or go to www.library.pima.gov to find libraries that do.

Registration open for Senior Olympics

Tucson Parks and Recreation and Tucson Old Pueblo Credit Union are presenting the 29th Annual Senior Olympic Festival Jan. 18-27.

The festival features nearly 100 events and activities at more then 30 venues throughout the city.

The 10-day event promotes health, fitness and an active lifestyle among seniors and is expected to attract more than 2,000 participants, according to a press release from the Parks and Recreation Department.

The event will include a dinner and dance from 6 to 10 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Hilton Tucson East, 7600 E. Broadway.

Registration will run through Dec. 31 at www.EZEEreg.com online. Any registration after Jan. 1 will be subject to a $3 per event late fee, and no registrations will be accepted after Jan. 11. For more information, go to www.TucsonSeniorGames.org or call 791-3244.

Cancer Society looking for drivers

The local chapter of the American Cancer Society is looking for drivers for its Road to Recovery program.

The program is operated by drivers who donate their time and use their own vehicles to take cancer patients to and from medical appointments. The patients have no means of transportation or are too sick to drive themselves.

Volunteers must have a valid state driver's license and a good driving record, among other criteria. They can choose a schedule that fits their availability. For more information about the program, call 323-4200.

Vantage West awards grants to nonprofits

Vantage West Credit Union is giving year-end donations to several local nonprofits.

Receiving the grants are Tucson Medical Center's Children's Miracle Network, Tucson Museum of Art, Echoing Hope Ranch, Santa's Helpers, Southern Arizona Against Slavery, Assistance League of Tucson, Operation School Bell, Kino Border Initiative, Pima County Animal Care Center, Imago Dei Middle School, Parkinson Wellness Recovery and the Wounded Warriors Project.

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