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Page Twelve N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, April 11, 2013 PARKINSON'S AWARENESS MONTH ACTIVITIES Monday, April 22, 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. An Overview of Parkinson's Disease will be presented by Lynn K. Struck, MD, Movement Disorders Specialist, Physician Specialist Clinic, Iowa Health - Des Moines at Iowa Health Medical Center, Hill Auditorium, 1200 Pleasant St., Des Moines. Dr. Struck will cover basics of Parkinson's disease from symptoms, treatment and disease management. Event is FREE, but RSVP is required. Call or email the Information and Referral Center at 877-872-6386 or christcs2@ihs.org. Free valet parking is available at the hospital during event time. Tuesday, April 23, 5:30 to 7 p.m. ;Fhere will be Move It! Work it! Flex it! A Physical Activity Open House presented by the Des Moines University Physical Therapy Department at Des Moines University Clinic, 3200 University Ave., Des Moines. This will be on the 4th floor Physical Therapy Clinic. Parking ramp is located directly to the south of the clinic building. In honor of Parkinson's Awareness Month, the Des Moines University PT Department is graciously hosting a physical activity open house for the Parkinson's community. There will be three stations at- tendees will rotate through to get accessments and ex- ercises to achieve better balance, gain flexibility and posture. Space is limited to 24, RSVP required. Call or email the information and Referral Center at 877-872- 6386 or christcs2@ihs.org. Friday, April 26, 6 to 9 p.m. The Iowa Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association's 1st Annual Silent Auction will take place at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown at 700 Grand Ave. The Silent Auc- tion will start online at www.apdaiowa.org/apda-auc- tion and end at noon April 26 to continue with the live auction that evening. Tickets for the auction are $10 at the door, which includes appetizers and desserts; there is also a cash bar. For more information about the fundraiser and to RSVP, visit www.facebook.com/ E1CaminofortheCure. All proceeds from the event ben- efit Parkinson's research and educational programs sup- ported by the Iowa Chapter of the American Parkinson's Disease Association. Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. is Iowa Support Group Leader Training at the YMCA Healthy Living Center, 12493 University Ave., Clive. If you are a cur- rent support group leader or would be interested in starting one in your area, this training is for you! This training will cover strategies to be an effective support group leader and we'll also provide an opportunity to network and share ideas. Breakfast and lunch provided. Hotel accommodation available for those traveling long distances. RSVP required. Call or email Conference Coordinator Kelsey Sparling at 877-872-6386 or SparkliKX@ihs.org. Iowa Public Television Iowa Public Television has received an award of $27,500 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to expand efforts to help economically disadvantaged children use technology to increase their early math and literacy skills. This funding, called a Ready To Lrn Demonstration Station Sustainability Award, is one of only four awarded to public television stations nation- ally. In this initiative, Iowa Public Television will collabo- rate with both in-school and out-of-school learning part- ners in Council Bluffs, Storm Lake and Waterloo. The network will help parents, care providers and educa- tors in their quest to help children arrive at school pre- pared for success from the very beginning and to keep them learning at home and throughout the summer. Projects include math mentorship programs, use of the PBS KIDS LAB website, transmedia training and usage and other professional development opportunities for those who work with children ages 2-8. Substantial efforts are already underway in Storm Lake and Waterloo and this funding will help the net- work continue these programs. This award also allows for expansion into the Council Bluffs community. These efforts are part of Iowa Public Television's Ready To Learn initiative, in partnership with PBS, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Ready To Learn Partnership. Nafionalls; Ready To Learn is focused heavijy on developing programs and resources that help young children build strong pre-reading, reading and early math skills using scientifically-based research to guide teaching strategies. For more information on Iowa Public Television's edu- cational activities, contact Jennifer Konfrst at 515-242-3146 or Jennifer@iptv.org, or visit http://www.iptv.org. CHOW'S BOYS GYMNASTICS The Chows Boys Gym- nastics Teams competed in the Boys Gymnastics USAG State Meet Sunday, March 24, in Iowa City. In team competition, the Lev 2 el 5 and Level 6 teams each placed 1st. Individual All-Around Awards for Level 4 includ- ed: Age 7- Kevin Chow 1st (West Des Moines) and Michael Nguyen 2nd (Fort Dodge). Individual All-Around Awards for Level 5 includ- ed: Age 8 -- Matthew Nguyen 1st (Des Moines). Age 9-10 -- Jackson Mel- lencamp 1st (Prole), Jude Norris 3rd (Altoona) and Tanner Gearheart 4th (An- keny). Age 11+ -- Chantz Nittler 2rid (Prole). The Level 5 team placed 1st in team competition. Individual All-Around Awards for Level 6 includ- ed: Age 9-10 -- Tyson Trimble 1st (West Des Moines). Age 11+ -- Noah Scigliano 1st (Des Moines), Ben Eyles 2rid (Ames), Colin Pitz 3rd (Ankeny), Grant Ernzen 5th (Urban- dale) and Kylar Desmond 6th (Norwalk). The Level 6 team placed 1st in team competition. Individual All-Around Awards for Level 7 includ- ed: Age 11-12 -- Carter Tope 1st (Urbandale). Age 13+ -- Will Garrison 1st (West Des Moines). The Level 5 through 7 boys will compete at USAG Nationals in Min- neapolis April 12-14. Deadline for ads, legals and stories is Noon Friday! LEVEL 5, left to right:Coach Nong Qiang, Chantz Nittler, Matthew Nguyen, Jude Norris, Jackson Mellencamp and Tanner Gearheart. LEVEL 6, left to fight: Kylar Desmond, Noah Scigliano, Grant Ernzen, Tyson Trimble, Colin Pitz, Ben Eyles and Coach Nong Qiang. LIBRARY HOURS Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m. Closed Sundays (Memorial Day-Lair Day) Spring is shoving up the front windows and resting your elbows on the sill, the sun burning your nose a little. -Ruth Wolff LEVEL 4, left to right: Coach Nong Qiang, Michael Nguyen and Kevin Chow. Fellowship Community Church Hosts Parent Seminar Fellowship Community Church, 225 North Ave., will host Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller as they present their seminar, Everyday Parents CAN Raise Extraordinary Kids! Saturda)6 April 13, from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. This is for all parents, but especially for parents of children 2- 18. The cost is $20 per family. A special program for kids from three years through the 5th grade will be available and quality childcare will be available for children two years and younger; both are offered on a donation ba- sis. Dr. Turansky and Miller are from the National Cen- ter for Biblical Parenting. Parents will receive practical, biblical advice that will help touch the hearts of their children and they will leave the seminar with ideas that can be put into practice right away. Children from three years through the 5th grade can also be registered for Hero Training Camp, which teaches concepts that go hand-in-hand with the concepts taught during the par- ent seminar. Donations for Hero Training Camp and childcare for the younger children will go directly to the Mexico missions team to help pay for their summer trip where the team builds homes for people in need. Advance registrations are necessary to ensure enough childcare workers are available. To learn more about the seminar and/or to register, visit FCC's website at fccnorwalk.org or contact their office at 981-0699. LEVEL 7, left to right: Carter Tope (Urbandale) and Will Garrison (West Des Moines). Photos submitted. I .... I i During the lh century, boors that were considered offensive were sometimes "punished" by being whipped.