Lysander Parks and Recreation activities

A Family Valentine's Dance will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday Feb. 5 at Canton Woods Senior Center, 76 Canton St., Baldwinsville.

Refreshments such as cheese and crackers, pretzels, chips, punch and more will be available during the night. Attire is semi-formal (dresses and skirts for the girls, shirt and tie attire for the boys).

Held for students in second through 12th grades, female participants must be accompanied by their father, guardian or an adult male relative and male participants must be accompanied by their mother, guardian or adult female relative. Parents must have a date to attend; both parents cannot bring the same date(s) for the evening.

Pre-registration (Feb. 3 deadline) is required and there are only 100 tickets available, so don't wait to register.

AAA Defensive Driving Course

AAA defensive driving course will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday Feb. 1 and 3 at Baker High School (large group room). This six-hour course, approved by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, may reduce as many as four points from participants' driving records. Participants will also receive a 10-percent reduction on the collision and liability portion of automobile and motorcycle insurance premiums. Sign up, feel safe and save money.

Ballroom Dance

Be a hit on the dance floor at your next social event, whether it's a wedding or just out for fun. The four-week dance class will be held from 8 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays (Feb. 1 to March 1) at Elden Elementary. Learn basic skills including proper styling, poise, lead and follow. Ballroom dance's include: Fox Trot, Waltz, Cha Cha, Salsa and Polka. The instructor will be from Walt Medicis Dance Studio.

Babysitting course

A babysitting course will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 23 at the Lysander Town Hall auditorium. The course will include planning for a babysitting job, knowing what to expect of children, selecting toys and games, supervising children, preventing accidents, giving first aid, rescue breathing, caring for infants and children and feeding them. Students who complete the course will receive a resource book full of pertinent information, as well as a certificate of completion. Students should bring a lunch and must be 11 years old before the program starts.

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