Originally published 1 a.m. Oct. 21, 2013.
It’s a kid-centered week ahead in San Clemente.
1. Red ribbon, red ribbon: Red Ribbon Week, encouraging children to say no to drugs, is the last week of October, with many schools participating. The city’s Red Ribbon on Del Mar parade will be today at 4 p.m. The community is invited to show their support for local youth as they parade along Avenida Del Mar. A ceremony and awards program at the Community Center auditorium will follow the parade. “Be a Smarty…Follow the Right Path” is this year’s campaign message, as youth are encouraged to demonstrate their personal commitment to a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.
2. Red Ribbon Week freebies: 7-Eleven stores in San Clemente will give one free Slurpee this week to children wearing their Red Ribbon wristband. Selma's Chicago Pizzeria is offering a free spaghetti dinner to children age 12 and younger who visit the restaurant wearing their Red Ribbon wristband. Selma’s is providing this offer from Monday through Friday and will take to-go orders from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
3. Spooky carpenters wanted: Vista Del Mar Elementary School is looking for volunteers to help build the MAKO Monster Mash Haunted House. Builders are most needed from 3-10 p.m. Wednesday, but are also welcome from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. as well. No experience is necessary and no tools required.
4. They want your blood: Truman Benedict Elementary and Bernice Ayer Middle schools are sponsoring a blood drive 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the BAMS multipurpose room.
5. Why wait until Halloween? Lobo Elementary will host a fall festival 4-7 p.m. Friday at the school.
6. Adults can say no to drugs, too: The Drug Enforcement Administration and Orange County Sheriff’s Department have scheduled another national prescription drug take-back day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday rain or shine. This event will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. This service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. San Clemente residents can take their drugs to San Clemente Police Services, 100 Avenida Presidio.
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