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Thursday, September 1,2011

Briefs | Recess for adults

Recess for adults

Today, Sept. 1, is the last day to register in the Boulder Sport & Social Club (BSSC), an adult co-ed sports league.

In addition to reliving childhood sports dreams and participating in an athletic community, BSSC members can enjoy deals from league sponsors and partners. There is no experience required to join a team, and people can register as an individual player, with friends or as a team.

BSSC offers leagues year-round, with different sports, outdoor adventures and social events each season. The yearly sports line-up that BSSC offers includes volleyball (court and beach), softball, kickball, dodgeball, basketball, soccer (indoor and outdoor), Ultimate Frisbee, flag football and floor hockey.

The fall season kicks off Sept. 11. All games will be held at facilities within a 10-minute drive of downtown Boulder.

For more information, see www.boulderssc.com.

Event funding requests sought

The City of Boulder Human Relations Commission is accepting requests for its 2012 Community Event Fund.

The fund is a source of financial support for community-based events. Funding is limited to public events that encourage education, youth involvement, respect and appreciation for communities in Boulder. All events supported by the fund must be freeand open to the public.  

Organizations are eligible for grants with a maximum amount of $1,500 for each event. An additional $100 is available for translation of promotional materials into Spanish.

Applications must be received by 5 p.m., Sept. 30. No late applications will be accepted.

Funding guidelines are available on the city’s website at bouldercolorado.gov or by calling Carmen Atilano, community relations and office of human rights manager, at 303-441-3141.  

County seeking mentors for juveniles

The Boulder County Community Services Mentor Program is looking for volunteers willing to dedicate their time on a weekly basis to help local teens achieve positive life changes.

The program is seeking adults who can be a positive role model, committing three hours of mentoring per week. Volunteer time will consist of activities such as going to a ballgame, watching a movie or grabbing a bite to eat.

The program matches adults and juveniles one-on-one to provide youths with enduring links to positive supports in the community. Mentors provide individual attention that can separate teens from the potential influences of higher-risk peers.

Volunteers are required to complete training and commit to mentor a teen for one year.

All prospective mentors must pass a criminal background check. The deadline for applications is Oct. 5.

For application information and additional details, contact the Justice System Volunteer Program at 303-441-3718 or abrubacher@bouldercounty.org.

Fashion gets a night out

On the evening of Sept. 8, Boulder will participate in the international Fashion’s Night Out (FNO). 

The festivities will begin at 6 p.m. in front of the County Courthouse on the Pearl Street Mall. Blair Griffith, Miss Colorado USA, will make an appearance during the kick-off, and also will be available for a meet-and-greet session immediately afterwards.

This year’s official FNO participants include Art Soul, Barbara & Company, BE Life, Buffalo Exchange, Chelesa, Common Era, Lilli, Pedestrian Shops, Savvy on Pearl, Starr’s Clothing, Steve Madden, The Ritz, Topo Ranch, Twig Hair Salon, Two Sole Sisters, Violette and Weekends. 

For updates and details about the event, visit www.fashionsnightoutboulder.com or www.facebook.com/fashionsnightoutboulder.  

Match up with a nonprofit

On Sept. 13, representatives from more than 40 nonprofits will gather at an event to inform the public of their missions and board membership opportunities.

Boulder County Board Match, hosted by Social Venture Partners, will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Spice of Life Event Center.

The registration fee is $30 and includes dinner, a keynote speech and workshops. Scholarships, childcare and translation services are available.

Learn more at www.svpbouldercounty.org, and register at www.regonline.com/boardmatch2011.

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