The American Red Cross will be offering three classes at the Red Cross Service Center, 1054 Exchange St.

A "When I'm In Charge" class will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. This course is designed to teach children ages 8 to 10 how to respond safely to a variety of home-alone situations. Safety topics include gun, Internet, personal and basic emergency care. The cost is $15.

The Babysitter's Training class, for youth 11 years old and older, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 21. Students will learn how to perform first-aid, identify common safety hazards and prevent injuries, choose age-appropriate toys and games, perform basic care routines, prepare simple meals and snacks and handle bedtime issues.

The course also includes tips on finding and interviewing for baby-sitting jobs. Upon completion of the course, graduates will receive an American Red Cross Babysitter's Training Certificate. The course fee is $25, and must be prepaid.

An adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 23. Participants in the first aid class will learn what to do in case of a severe illness or injury emergency. The cost is $35, and includes both certifications.

To preregister for any of these classes, call 325-4721.


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