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Junior Blind Group Serves Up Festivities, Celebrities

July 07, 1996

The Foundation for the Junior Blind invites families to "40 Summers of Fun" on July 14. Festivities begin at 9:30 a.m. with a tandem bike torch ride. The blind children's adaptive Olympic events start at 10:30 a.m. The USC Trojan marching band will strike up at 1:15 p.m.

Celebrities are going to be there--including Mickey Mouse. Refreshments will be available as well as free parking and shuttles along Mulholland Highway. Tickets are sold at the door: Spectators 15 and under will be admitted free; the adult fee of $19.96 includes a T-shirt. Camp Bloomfield, 35375 Mulholland Highway (near Leo Carrillo Beach), Malibu. Call (213) 295-4555, Ext. 266 or (310) 457-3808 for more information.

EVENTS

TODAY

* Kids are invited to listen to the Old Town Conservatory of Music's Youth Symphony Orchestra (ages 8-17). Performances at noon and 2 p.m. $5 a person. Los Angeles Children's Museum, 310 N. Main St.; (213) 687-8801.

TUESDAY

* "Let's Make Prints" will give children 4 to 6 an opportunity to make fish and vegetable prints. 2-3 p.m. at Cliff Drive Park. The class meets for a second session on Saturday, 4-5 p.m. $32 per child. Register at the Newport Beach Community Services Department, 3300 Newport Beach Blvd., Newport Beach; (714) 644-3151.

WEDNESDAY

* Children 5 to 10 can journey into the world of snakes and lizards and other cool creatures at Mrs. Nelson's Toy and Book Shop. 10-11:30 a.m. $7.50 per person. 1030 Bonita Ave., La Verne. Registration required: (909) 599-4558.

* "Let's Spell It Right" is a workshop for children 8 through 14. It will meet at 9 a.m. in the Vincent Jorgensen Community Center (adjacent to Mariners Branch Library). $29 per child. Register at the Newport Community Services Department, 3300 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach; (714) 644-3151.

JULY 15

* The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County offers a five-day class on "Adventures in Nature" for children 3 to 13. Choice of class time: 10 a.m.-noon or 1-3 p.m. 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles. $70 per child with membership; $80 for nonmembers. Call (213) 744-3534 for reservations and additional information.

In Brief . . .

* The Association of Korean Adoptees, which offers emotional support, meets on the third Saturday every month at 2 p.m. Call (818) 547-4945 for details.

* Fathers of children up to 6 years old are invited to join Dads Only to discuss child-rearing topics and share concerns under the leadership of a specialist in early childhood development. Dads meet every other Monday in Beverly Hills, 7-8:30 p.m. $12 per session; (310) 858-5161.

* This family roundup appears on Sundays. Items to be considered should be mailed 3 1/2 weeks before the event to Candace A. Wedlan, the Family File, Los Angeles Times, Times Mirror Square, Los Angeles, CA 90053. Fax: (213) 237-4712.

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