Saturday, February 9, 2008

A really big shot: Paulina Rosario, 10, right, assists her mentor, Amanda Celone, in some practice at Truman School this week. Celone is a mentor from Health Net.

Other Elm City happenings:

NEW HAVEN — The Tommy Fund at Yale-New Haven Hospital will hold its first radiothon Feb. 28 and 29 and will be broadcast live on WPLR 99.1 FM radio.
Listeners may call (866) 96-TOMMY to donate to the fund, which supports children with cancer and their families and works to improve the cure rate of childhood cancer.
The radiothon will run from 5:30 a.m. through midnight Feb. 28 and 5:30 through 10 a.m. Feb. 29.
Volunteers are needed to answer telephones, record pledges, tally the funds raised, and serve as runners for various tasks. Day and evening volunteer shifts are available.
To volunteer, call 688-4081 or (800) 974-5559 or write to For more information on the Tommy Fund, visit

NEW HAVEN — The Department of Parks Recreation and Trees is offering a Winter Adventure Camp on Feb. 19-22.
The highlight of this camp will be a visit Mystic Maritime Aquarium. Campers will also have a chance to do some basic underwater archeology, cave diving and recovery skills while scuba diving in a swimming pool.
The camp will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is open to 24 city resident ages 11 to 13 years. Scholarships will not be available.
The camp will be held at the Barnard Nature Center, corner of Route 34 and Ella T. Grasso Boulevard. Transportation will be provided between the sites used for the camp. Campers must bring a water bottle and lunch, bathing suit, towel, and a swimming cap for participants with long hair.
Fee is $65.
Register at the parks office at 720 Edgewood Ave. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more details, call 946-8027.

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