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About baby sitting: A baby sitting basics course will be offered by the American Red Cross, Lorain County Chapter, and the Avon Branch Library on Saturday and June 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day at the library. Babysitting Basics is targeted for 11- to 15-year-olds, and teaches ideas for fun and games, infant and young child care, safety and infant and child first aid. Participants must attend both sessions to receive American Red Cross Babysitting Certification. The cost is $35, which includes a textbook and first aid kit. Students must pre-register for the course by either mailing in or dropping off payment to the American Red Cross, 2929 W. River Road N., Elyria. For information, call (440) 324-2929.
Seniors to meet: Avon Seniors Inc. will meet Wednesday, 6-9-04, at 10 a.m. at Tom's Country Place for its monthly meeting. Senior member John Kowalski will entertain the group with his keyboard music.
Fishing derby: On Saturday, the Avon Lions Club is holding its annual children's fishing derby from 8 to 10 a.m. at Northgate Park in Avon. The derby is free, and registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Prizes, goodie bags, donuts and refreshments will be provided. An adult must accompany all children. For more information, contact John Aunspaw at 934-6311.
Summer reading program: Children and teens may participate in the Avon Branch Library's summer reading programs beginning Friday. The children's summer reading program features great prizes that preschoolers through fifth-graders can earn for reading throughout the summer. The library will also sponsor special children's activities. Sixth- through 12th-graders may participate in the Young Adult Summer Reading Program and earn prizes for reading. For more information, call the Avon Branch Library at 934-4743. Sign up will begin Friday at the library. The library is located at 37485 Harvest Drive, Avon.
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