Karate 4 Kids moves to a new location

Karate 4 Kids Martial Arts has moved into Plaza del Oro Shopping Center, 6450 N. Oracle Road.

The business, which was formerly at North Oracle and West Magee Roads, opened June 16 at the 2,100-square-foot site. W.J. Choi owns the business.

To contact Karate 4 Kids, call 877-7767.

MHC Healthcare sets July 9 blood drive

MHC Healthcare is hosting a blood drive from 2 to 6 p.m. July 9 at 13395 N. Marana Main St.

Donors at the event, as well as other United Blood Services drives through August, will enter into a drawing for a 2013 Volkswagen Passat S.

For more information, visit bloodhero.com/index.cfm online.

Tournament will raise funds to help troops

With its Aug. 24 charity golf tournament, American Legion Oro Valley Post 132 will raise money to support local soldiers and families.

The post has adopted members of the Afghanistan-deployed Bravo Company - as well as the recently returned Alpha Company - of the Arizona Army National Guard 1/285th Helicopter Battalion.

Tournament proceeds will go toward helping returning soldiers adapt to post-deployment life, as well as helping their families.

The tournament will be at Vistoso Golf Club, 955 W Vistoso Highlands Drive. Entrance cost is $65 per player, with fees covering the cart rental, range balls and lunch.

For more information call 784-3317 or contact ovpost132@gmail.com via email.

Alzheimer's sessions planned at church

Mountain Shadows Presbyterian Church is hosting three workshops meant to help families learn about Alzheimer's disease.

Provided by the Alzheimer's Association, Desert Southwest Chapter, the meetings will teach about the disease and how to care for patients.

The first meeting, which goes from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. July 11 at the church, 3201 E. Mountainaire Road, will cover the disease's symptoms, risk factors and stages.

The free meeting requires reservations due to limited seating. To secure a spot, call 322-6601.

Free swim lessons offered in Catalina

The North Tucson Firefighter Association and the Catalina Community Center pool are offering free swimming lessons for Catalina residents.

Registration for lesson sessions begins at 7:30 a.m. Friday at the pool, 16562 N. Oracle Road in Catalina.

One session runs from July 8 to July 18, and another from July 22 to Aug. 1.

Classes are conducted by Red Cross-certified instructors. To apply for free lessons, visit the Golder Ranch Fire administration office, 3885 E. Golder Ranch Drive, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. A limited number of spots are available.

For more information email Grant.Bourguet@pima.gov

AAA holding class for older drivers

Those age 55 and older can take a driving safety class geared toward mature motorists and offered by AAA Arizona. The class may qualify drivers for insurance discounts.

The class goes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 17 at Splendido, 13500 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd. Subjects covered include risk and safety, as well as issues related to driver performance.

The cost is $15.95, with a discount available for AAA members. Attendees should bring a sack lunch that does not need to be refrigerated.

To register, call 258-0518 or contact vvinyard@arizona.aaa.com via email.

Pinal adopts $373.7M tentative budget

On June 5, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors approved a tentative budget of $373.7 million for fiscal year 2013-14. Sixty-three percent of the money will be spent on public safety.

The county is not increasing its property tax rate, continuing to base figures on deflated real estate sales from 2010 and 2011.

In the next fiscal year, the county is prioritizing highway completion, road extensions and surfacing of dirt roads.

The final budget will be adopted at a future meeting. By law, the final budget cannot be higher than the tentative budget

To take a look at the budget, visit goo.gl/zF03y online.

Email briefs to reporter Phil Villarreal at pvillarreal@azstarnet.com