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Lysander Parks and Recreation offerings in February

Red Cross babysitting class

Held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Lysander Town Hall auditorium, this 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, care for infants and children and feeding them. Students who complete the course will receive a resource book full of pertinent information and an emergency reference guide as well as a certificate of completion. Students must be 11 years old before the program begins and should bring a pencil and lunch to the class. For fees and registration, visit townoflysander.org.

Defensive driving course

Held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, March 5 and 7, at the Lysander Town Hall large group room, this course is designed to meet the needs of all motorists including point reduction. Participants may be eligible to receive a 10 percent discount on their car insurance. No tests are given; free coffee and snack will be provided by instructor Duncan Sisk. For fees and registration, visit townoflysander.org.

Tai Chi

Held from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursdays from Feb. 21 to March 21 in the Lysander Town Hall large group room, this Tai Chi class is a soft and gentle form of exercise primarily practiced for its health benefits dealing with tension, stress and health recovery. This slow-moving series of movements enhances health and can be practiced by people of all ages and abilities. For fees and registration, visit townoflysander.org.

Women’s self defense class

Teaching the basics of kickboxing, self-defense techniques and some fitness exercises while improving awareness of personal safety, this class will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 18, 25 and March 4, at Impact Martial Arts & Fitness, 80 Smokey Hollow Road, B’ville. Participants will learn a handful of offensive strikes and also learn how to apply them in a defensive situation. No experience needed, for females 13 years old and older. Registration required; inquire for fee.

Now accepting used books

Donations of used books are now being accepted during regular office hours at the park office (please do not donate text books, encyclopedias, Readers Digest Condensed Books or books that have mildew or are in disrepair). All donations collected from the used book sale will help with Lysander Summer Day Camp Program. Call 635-5999 with any questions.

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