Training to be offered in braille transcription

Classes on transcribing reading materials into braille will be offered at Volunteer Braille Services in Golden Valley starting with an informational meeting on Sept. 18. Weekly instruction will begin the following week and run through March.

Students who succesfully complete the course will be awarded a certification in Literary Braille Transcribing from the Library of Congress. For more information or to sign up, call Volunteer Braille Services at (763) 544-2880 or e-mail vbsmn@comcast.net. All training materials and equipment are provided at no cost.


Golf tournament to benefit PRISM

A "Brighter Future Golf Tournament," which will benefit the PRISM food shelf, will be held Aug. 13 at Golden Valley Golf & Country Club. PRISM serves Golden Valley, Robbinsdale, Crystal, New Hope and east Plymouth.

Registration is $180 for lunch, golf, dinner, and silent and live auctions. It's $50 for dinner and auctions only. For further information, go to www.prismmpls.org, call 763-529-1350, ext. 103 or e-mail ejohnson@prism.org

CEAP conducting back-to-school program

For the 22nd year, the Community Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP) is gathering school supplies for needy kids in northwestern Hennepin and Anoka counties. CEAP's Back to School program will give supplies to parents of students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

Donations need to be dropped off by Aug. 17 at CEAP offices in Brooklyn Park at 6840 78th Av. N, or in Blaine at 1201 89th Av. NE., No. 130.

For information, go to www.ceap.org/backtoschool. If you have donation questions, call 763-450-3664.


Safety checkups for child car seats

Checks of child car seats will be offered Aug. 14, at Station Three, 11920 Ulysses St., Blaine. The checkups are free, but an appointment is necessary. Call Shannon at 763-786-4436 to arrange one.