Heather Vance Friendship Day for pediatric cancer patients and their families will be Saturday at Camp Stambaugh at 3712 Leffingwell Rd. in Canfield from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Karaoke and a dance party are planned at 1 p.m. There will be pony rides, clowns, crafts, make-overs, go-carts, games and prizes.
Sports that hurt
One-fourth of all emergency-room injuries to people age 5 to 24 in 1997 and 1998 were caused by sports, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those injuries, numbering 2.6 million, cost about $500 million. The most common injuries were from basketball (447,000 emergency-room visits) and cycling (421,000); football had 271,000 and baseball-'softball 245,000. But the study, the government's first comprehensive look at sports injuries, didn't indicate which sports are most dangerous, since it didn't have numbers of total participants.
Even when it's not that hot, we should know how to control fluid intake to keep workouts safe and productive. For a free brochure from the American College of Sports Medicine, "Stay Cool to Perform Best," send a self-addressed, stamped business-size envelope to: ACSM, c/o Stay Cool, PI Dept., P.O. Box 1440, Indianapolis, IN 46206-1440.
KINSMAN -- You can preserve your timeless memories and create a lasting gift if you study scrapbooking at Kinsman Free Public Library 9:30-11 a.m. June 16, July 21 and Aug. 18. Instructor Carrie Hall will offer the beginning class, which costs $10 for a beginners kit. Albums and additional supplies can be purchased. Call the library, (330) 876-2461 to sign up.