Thursday, December 13, 2007

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Public service messages from your Community Radio KXCI.

BLOOD DRIVE: Blood supplies drop to low levels during the holidays. Give the gift of life on Friday, December 21st from 10 to 4 at the Red Cross blood drive at the Tucson Convention Center. Go to the meeting rooms near the box office. Donors receive a long-sleeve t-shirt and holiday snacks, plus entry into prize drawings. That’s Friday, December 21st from 10 to 4. If that doesn’t fit your calendar, you can schedule a blood donation at 1-800-GIVE LIFE.

WHITE CHRISTMAS: You can dream of a White Christmas – or you can just go see the film. The Fox Tucson Theatre screens the holiday classic on Saturday, December 22nd at 7:30pm. Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, and Rosemary Clooney will get you in the holiday mood with a treasury of Irving Berlin songs. Tickets are $8, $6 for students and seniors, and proceeds benefit the restoration of the Fox. Learn more at http://www.foxtucsontheatre.org/mainhome.php .

FESTIVAL OF FRIENDSHIP: Celebrate a Festival of Friendship Slavic Christmas on Saturday, December 22nd at the Tucson Children’s Museum, 200 South Sixth Avenue in downtown Tucson. Enjoy musical performances by the Arizona Balalaika Ensemble and the Rusyny Folk Ensemble. Make an upside down tree ornament and more. The event is included with your Children’s Museum admission. Learn more at http://tucsonchildrensmuseum.org/.

STROKE: Do you know the symptoms of a stroke? If you feel the onset of a sudden severe headache, sudden arm or leg weakness, or sudden trouble walking, talking or seeing, these could be the symptoms of a stroke. Learn to recognize a stroke. Visit http://strokeassociation.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=1200037. Time lost is brain lost!

WINTERHAVEN: The Winterhaven Festival of Lights runs December 15th through the 28th. Enjoy brightly lit trees and decorated homes each night in the neighborhood, whose borders are Prince, Country Club, Fort Lowell and Tucson Boulevard. Admission is free, but donations of food or money to the Community Food Bank are strongly encouraged. Learn more at http://www.winterhavenfestival.org/.

TEENAGERS: Teenagers think they know everything. But alcohol affects their judgment, and their future. Talk with your kids about underage drinking before they know it all, before they’re teens. Learn more about what you can do at http://www.stopalcoholabuse.gov/.

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