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ShelterCare provides

spring break activities

Area homeless children are getting some spring break fun this week because of activities planned by a local shelter.

ShelterCare has arranged daily activities for the 35 children currently living at its emergency shelter. So far this week, they've visited a Salem museum, the local Science Factory and Wildlife Safari in Winston.

Thursday they bowled at Strike City Lanes in Eugene, and today they'll be at the Lively Park Swim Center Wave Pool in Springfield.

Such activities give kids a chance to share stories with their classmates, who often come back from spring break talking about the things they've done on vacation, said Debbie Chastain, who manages the children's program for the agency.

"We want to give them a little of what everybody else has," she said.

ShelterCare has provided services to homeless families and adults for 35 years. The nonprofit organization also has programs for those at risk of homelessness. For more information, visit their Web site at www.shelter or call 686-1262.

Public safety council seeks volunteers

Lane County is seeking applicants for the public safety coordinating council.

The council develops and recommends to the commissioners a plan for using state resources to serve local offenders, coordinates local juvenile justice policy and develops a plan designed to prevent youths from becoming involved in crimes.

The term of appointment is four years. The deadline to apply is April 21. Applications are available in the Board of Commissioners' Office, Public Service Building, 125 E. Eighth Ave.

For more information or an application, call 682-4203.

Team offers training

in bird monitoring

Eugene Stream Team, in partnership with the University of Oregon Service Learning Program, will offer a bird monitoring training session from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday for volunteers willing to help monitor birds at the Delta Ponds once or twice a week, or otherwise interested in birding. The session will begin at the Public Works yard at 1820 Roosevelt Blvd. and end with a field trip to the Delta Ponds.

To register or for more information, call 682-4850 or e-mail lorna.j.baldwin@

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Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Mar 25, 2005
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