AROUND THE REGION.
Donations needed for children's camp
LANCASTER -- The Lancaster sheriff's station is asking the public to donate items needed at the Painted Turtle Camp in Lake Hughes.
The camp, which serves children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses, needs flushable baby wipes, nonlatex Band-Aids, alcohol-based hand sanitizers, insect repellant (containing at least 30 percent DEET), camphor-free lip balm, and Wal-Mart gift cards.
The collection drive will run through May 17, and items can be dropped off at the station's front desk. For more information, call Deputy Michael Rust at 661-940-3832.
College to present 'Tumbleweed Revue'
LANCASTER -- Antelope Valley College's Theatre Arts Department will present "The Tumbleweed Revue" at 8 p.m. today in the AVC Black Box Theater, 3041 W. Ave. K.
The show will feature singers, comedians, dancers, storytelling, magic, poetry reading and a xylophone.
Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. For additional information, call 661-722-6300, Ext. 6728.
Annual Life Festival will be held at mall
PALMDALE -- High Desert Medical Group will present its annual Life Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Antelope Valley Mall's center court.
The event will feature free entertainment, kids crafts, face painting, free Mother's Day gift wrapping and health screenings.
The medical group also will present its Life Award. The award goes to someone in recognition of community service.
Student-employee contact investigated
SANTA CLARITA -- The Hart High School District said Friday it was investigating allegations of inappropriate contact between an employee and a student.
The staff member has been placed on administrative leave, pending results of the investigation, a statement by district spokeswoman Pat Willett said.
-- Daily News