Communities prime for change
Keep Oklahoma Beautiful is accepting applications for its Fresh Paint Days program. Selected participants in September will restore the exterior of a structure in their community with the use of paint, a modest stipend and a lot of elbow grease by volunteers.
Each completed project will be entered into the Community Primed for Change contest. The finalists and winner will be honored at an awards celebration Nov. 20 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
Applications will be accepted online through July 31. For more information, go to keepoklahomabeautiful.com/fresh-paint-days.
Older sitters, nannies can
get Red Cross training
The American Red Cross is offering Advanced Child Care Training, a course for people age 16 and older who are or plan to become nannies, baby sitters or who are caring for kids for the first time in a residential setting.
Participants will learn the most common child care routines and behavior along with safety guidelines for inside and outside of the house. The course also includes pediatric first aid, CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator) training and certification.
To sign up or for more information, go to redcross.org/childcare. The course is eight and a half hours and costs $129. The class is June 21 at the Oklahoma City office, 601 NE 6 St.