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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

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.  

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

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

guidelines are available on the city’s website at 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

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

Fashion gets a night out

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

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 or  

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, and register at