Give a Little

• Join the Pacific Pride Foundation for the Heart and Sole AIDS Walk. Every dollar collected for the walk on October 4 will go directly to the programs and services that support HIV/AIDS clients in all of S.B. County. Sign up now to form a team with your friends, family, and coworkers, or walk as an individual. Create your own Web page and make it easy to collect pledges from friends and family. Visit or call 963-3636 for more info.

• Do you want to earn community service hours? Are you interested in art, the environment, recycling, reuse, and waste reduction? If the answer is yes, Art From Scrap (302 E. Cota St.) has some great opportunities for volunteers. Volunteers can work in the retail store, maintain the Environmental Education Library, help with data entry, or assist staff at art workshops, birthday parties, and community events. Check it out on Friday, September 12. Call 884-0459 for more info.

• It’s swim time! The S.B. Channel Swimming Association will be hosting the 5th annual Big Swim to benefit the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. The foundation was created to preserve, protect, and promote America’s Underwater Treasures, the nation’s network of marine sanctuaries that now includes a marine national monument. Meet at Goleta Beach Park (Sandspit Rd.) on Friday, September 12. Entry fee is $150. Call 637-8331 for more info.

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