Here: Girls on the Run parent information meeting set

Girls on the Run is a national non-profit, school-based program that encourages third- to fifth-grade girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running. A parent information meeting will take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30 at Kyrene de la Esperanza Elementary School, 14831 S. 41st St. The program combines training for a 3.1-mile running event with small group discussions and fun, interactive physical activities.

For more information, contact Shawna Christofis at (480) 332-4417 or

Near: Water safety day slated for Aug. 31

Enjoy free swim lessons, a water slide, hot dogs and more at SWIMkids USA, 2725 W. Guadalupe Road in Mesa, from noon to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31, in honor of Drowning Impact Awareness Month.

To reserve a spot, call Britt Kimball at (480) 820-9109 or email More information can be found at

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