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Posted: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 3:00 am

Catalina food bank seeking donations

Catalina Community Services is collecting turkeys and non-perishable food for holiday meals and to replenish its food bank.

Food items needed most include peanut butter, canned fruit and rice, as well as turkeys and staples for holiday meals.

CCS is located at 3535 E. Hawser St. in Catalina.

Bring documents to be safely shredded Saturday

The Country Club of La Cholla in Northwest Tucson has teamed with Shred It! and the Community Food Bank to host a community-wide, document-shredding event on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 8700 N. La Cholla Blvd.

Shred It!, an information security company, will be on site to shred the documents, which can include old tax records, client files or confidential business documents.

The fee per box of documents is $5 or two cans of food for the Community Food Bank.

The Country Club of La Cholla is an active adult retirement community in Tucson.

For more information about the event, contact Lori Briere by calling 797-8700 or emailing lbriere@lacholla.us.

Learn about Green Fields school at Nov. 6 open house

Green Fields Country Day School will host an open house for parents and prospective students in kindergarten through fifth grade Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m.

Founded in 1933, Green Fields is Arizona's oldest independent day school offering a continuous curriculum from kindergarten through 12th grade.

Lower School Principal Diana Hill said Green Fields offers students in grades K-5 a developmentally appropriate curriculum, daily physical education, Spanish, French, visual arts, drama and music.

Classes maintain edible gardens and care for classroom pets. Students also participate in after-school activities, such as chess, golf, tennis, science and math camps. Science programs offer real-life experiences that allow for inquiry and discovery.

Green Fields Lower School classes are small, averaging 12 to 14 students, Hill said. Ecology, gardening, and sustainability are woven throughout the curriculum.

Third-grade students learn to care for chickens, gather eggs and sell them with their garden harvest, raising money for a non-profit of their choice.

The historic 22-acre campus is located at 6000 N. Camino de la Tierra in Northwest Tucson, near Orange Grove and Shannon.

For more information, call 297-2288 or visit www.greenfields.org.

 

 

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