3 library programs have money for teens

The Pima County Public Library has developed three programs for teens and young adults to get involved at the library and make some money.

They are:

• Youth Design Team

Teens ages 14-21 will work with digital media professionals to help design, plan and develop a media center to serve youth throughout Pima County.

Participants can earn up to $100 a month. Applicants must apply by Jan. 21 and must be available to meet at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave., from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays starting in February. The program was made possible through a $100,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

• iTNation

High school students ages 14 and older will gain experience using digital media software and learn how to teach introductory digital-media classes at the library.

Students can earn up to $200 for teaching a series of classes after training.

Prospective students must attend a meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 19 or Jan. 26 at the Martha Cooper Library, 1377 N. Catalina Ave. For more information, call David at 594-5315 or Ashley at 594-5305.

• Teen Library Advocates

Prospective advocates ages 16-18 will be trained to go into the community and talk with other teens about the library's programs and services. After completing five brief presentations, teens can earn up to $100. To learn more about the program, go to library.pima.gov/calendar for upcoming sessions at a library in your area.

Pima animal center needs dog-walkers

Looking for a pet-friendly event on Martin Luther King Jr. Day? The Pima Animal Care Center is holding a "freedom dog walk" at 10 a.m. Jan. 21 at the adoption center at 4000 N. Silverbell Road.

New volunteer dog- walkers are welcome and will be trained by more experienced volunteers. For those whose fondness runs more toward felines, the adoption center has many cats that could use a little cuddling and socialization time as well.

Volunteers can just show up at the event, or they can RSVP to jacneu@yahoo.com via email.

Pastiche open Monday for Humane Society

Pastiche Modern Eatery is normally closed on Mondays, but the restaurant will open its doors this Monday to help the Humane Society of Southern Arizona.

Pastiche, at 3025 N. Campbell Ave., will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and donate 25 percent of all lunch, dinner and happy hour tabs and takeout orders to the Humane Society.

With every dine-in lunch and dinner, customers will receive a free copy of the Rosco Cookbook, with more than 400 dishes for two- and four-legged food lovers, including recipes from Tucson Originals restaurants.

Happy hour will run from 4 to 6 p.m., and a gift will be included with all wine and take-out orders.

For more information, contact Samantha Esquivel at 321-3704, Ext. 177.

2 free events focus on heart health

The Foundation for Cardiovascular Health is offering two free presentations about how blockages are formed in coronary arteries and how coronary artery disease can be prevented, halted, stabilized and reversed.

• The first presentation will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road.

• The second will be at the Northwest YMCA-Pima County Community Center at 7770 N. Shannon Road from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 26.

Presenters are Edna Silva, a 20-year cardiac rehabilitation nurse, and Richard "Richy" Feinberg. Feinberg had a heart attack in 1993, quadruple bypass heart surgery a week later, and another heart attack two months later.

Call Feinberg at 797-2281 for more information.

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