Safety Tips for Women The Greensboro YMCA will offer a two-day workshop, ``Safety Tips for Women,' from 7-9 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 9 and 11. Deadline for registration is Oct. 5.
Women will learn to become better aware of the importance of safety whether at home, at the office or traveling. Included will be techniques for using the body for self-defense rather than weapons.Gloria J. Robbins, a Greensboro police officer for eight years, will conduct the workshop. She is certified by the N.C. Training and Standards Commission in the areas of defense tactics and unarmed self-defense. Robbins has taught self-defense at Guilford Technical Community College and at the Greensboro Police Department.
The workshop fee is $20 for members and $27 for nonmembers. For registration information, call 273-3461.
Space Academy Two Greensboro youths, Matthew Cobb and Drew Morrice, recently attended the U.S. Space Academy, level I, in Huntsville Ala.
Cobb is the son of Dr. and Mrs. S.R. Cobb. Morrice is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Morrice. They are both seventh-graders at Aycock Middle School.
Space Academy trainees in grades 7-9 sampled astronaut training by using the academy's special astronaut training simulators, including the Multi-Axis Training Simulator, an adaption of early Mercury program training equipment.
They also bounced high in the air while experiencing the Microgravity Training Chair, which is similar to equipment Apollo astronauts used in training for missions to the moon.
As trainees, they used the nation's only full-scale space shuttle exhibit to get a better understanding of how the shuttle works.
They also used the academy's realistic mission control and space shuttle orbiter mock-ups for training prior to a pair of simulated space missions.
Little Miss Honey Doll Alpha Rho Chapter of Eta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. will host a Little Miss Honey Doll Pageant at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, at Saint Matthews United Methodist Church. Six young ladies will compete for a grand prize.
Funds raised will be used for scholarships and aid to mentally retarded citizens, the national project for Eta Phi Beta.
Contestants are LaCrystal Horne, daughter of Aneater Horner; Shirelle Lyons, daughter of Leslie L. Burris; Anyua Westmoreland, daughter of Pamela James; Dana Brooks, daughter of Malcolm and Renee Brooks; Stephanie Adamson, daughter of Stephen and Paula Adamson; and Miracle Jacobs, daughter of John and Vanessa Jacobs.
Pageant participants have been involved in several activities, including a visit to the African Heritage Center at N.C. A&T State University, a Read-in at the public library, a trip to the Greensboro Coliseum for a presentation of ``Peter and the Wolf' and a cookout and slumber party at a local residence.
'Let's Talk' Month The month of October is National Family Sexuality Education Month. Mayor Victor Nussbaum has proclaimed ``Let's Talk' Month in Greensboro, paralleling a similar proclamation by N.C. Gov. James Martin.
The Greensboro Coalition on Adolescent Pregnancy is sponsoring and coordinating programs and events during the month to emphasize the importance of a strong partnership between community and the family in helping young people foster responsible and positive ideas about sexuality. ``Let's Talk' Month supports the principle that knowledge and family communication about sexuality leads to responsible sexual behavior.
With the cooperation of a number of local agencies and businesses, the coalition is sponsoring a rap and poster contest which is open to all Guilford County middle and high school students. Contest winners in both categories will be announced and prizes awarded at Four Seasons Town Centre, 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29. A city council member will present a ``Let's Talk' Month proclamation from the Greensboro City Council. ``The Jammer,' an air personality on WHMH-FM radio, will announce contest winners and award prizes.
For more information on ``Let's Talk' Month or other coalition activities, call Emilie Gottsegen at 333-6890.
Seminar videotapes Videotapes of the seminar series for senior adults and their adult children, sponsored by Well-Spring Retirement Community and Carolina 55 in August, will be shown every Monday in October.
The videotapes will be shown at 10 a.m. in the Well-Spring Information Center, NCNB branch building at Friendly Center, corner of Green Valley Road and Benjamin Parkway.
The videotape schedule is:
Oct. 1 - ``Living in the Go-Go, Slow-Go and No-Go Years,' Dr. Joseph B. Mullin, pastor emeritus, First Presbyterian Church;
Oct. 8 - ``Can I Afford to Grow Old? Affordability Issues to Consider,' Stephen G. Hassenfelt and Sarah K. Fish, N.C. Trust Co.;
Oct. 15 - ``What Do the Present and Near Future Hold in Terms of Retirement Services?' Kimberly Dawkins-Berry, administrator, Area Agency on Aging, Piedmont Triad Council of Governments;
Oct. 22 - ``Health Insurance: Does It Have to Be a Mystery? The Ins and Outs of Medicare, Supplements and Long Term Health Care Insurance,' Ann B. Rendleman, president, Medical Insurance Claims Service; and ``Is Lifecare Health Coverage Plan as Effective as It Sounds,' Ronald P. Johnson, attorney, Nichols, Caffrey, Hill, Evans & Murrelle;
Oct. 29 - ``Can We Still Be Friends? Adults and Adult Children Coming to Terms with Wants and Needs,' Henrietta S. Franklin, marriage and family therapist.
Seating for the video viewings is limited. To reserve a seat, call 294-7094.
Founders Day The University of North Carolina at Greensboro will celebrate its Founders Day Monday, Oct. 1 with a ceremony and picnic lunch for the campus community.
Founders Day commemorates the opening of the State Normal and Industrial School (now UNCG) in l892 and also honors the memory of those whose vision and leadership has guided the institution since its beginning.
The Founders Day observance will include a brief ceremony at noon on the library lawn near the statue of Charles Duncan McIver, the first president of the school. Participants will include Chancellor William E. Moran, Mike Weaver, chairman of the Board of Trustees; Ann McCracken, president of the UNCG Alumni Association; Dr. Terence Nile, executive officer of the Academic Cabinet; Jeffrey Weeks, president of Student Government; and James Allen, vice chancellor for student affairs.
During the ceremony, a wreath will be placed at the McIver Statue and a tree will be presented to Weeks for planting on campus. The wreath will be placed in remembrance of the institution's past, and the tree will be presented to symbolize the university's future.
The picnic will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on the lawn near the ceremony site. The picnic will be for faculty, staff, students, participants in the McIver Conference on campus, and retired faculty. In case of rain, the picnic site will be moved to the Main Dining Hall.
During the picnic, the UNCG Jazz Ensemble will perform.
Health technology A conference on ``Technology: The Trojan Horse in Health Care?' will be held on Oct. 5, at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
The event will focus on the use and abuse of technology in the health care industry. Dr. Ivan Illich, nationally known philosopher and educator from Pennsylvania State University, will deliver the keynote address at 7 p.m. A panel discussion will follow at 8 p.m., and a reception will begin at 9 p.m.
The conference is designed for health care professionals, health educators, public administrators and individuals interested in the ethics of health care. All sessions will be in the auditorium of the sponsoring UNCG School of Nursing.
Afternoon lectures and discussions will run from 1-5 p.m. Speakers will be Dr. Langdon Winner, Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, speaking about ``Addicted to Technology: Getting Well' at 1 p.m.; Dr. John Moskop, ECU, speaking about ``Ethics of Home Health Care' at 2 p.m.; and consultant, Dr. Gladys White of Washington, D.C., speaking about ``Technology, Ethics and Health Care Policy' at 3 p.m. A question-and-answer session will be held from 4-5 p.m.
Registration is being handled through the UNCG Office of Continuing Education. To register, call 334-5414 before Oct. 1. The cost is $25.
Pritchard to speak Michael Pritchard, nationally known humorist, actor and host/moderator of the PBS series ``The Power of Choice' will speak during the Mental Health Association in Greensboro's annual membership meeting at noon Oct. 9 in the Greensboro County Club, 410 Sunset Drive.
Through the television series, Pritchard meets with teenagers from across the nation and draws them into frank discussions about their attitudes toward drugs, alcohol, sexual relationships and peer pressure.
The meeting is co-sponsored by Charter Hospital of Greensboro.
To make reservations, call the Mental Health Association office at 373-1402.
Peaceful leadership ``Achieving Peaceful Leadership in the Business World' will be the topic when Dadi Janki speaks at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at Farr Associates, 4525 W. Wendover Ave., Greensboro.
Janki is vice president of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University, which has headquarters in Rajasthan, India, and has about 1,800 branches in 50 countries.
Her visit is sponsored by the Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga Center in Jamestown, which is run by Nancy Hammer.
Janki has been with the university for more than 50 years and is respected as an administrator, teacher and international leader.
She established major branches of the university around India before traveling to London in 1974 to begin founding branches in the West.
Billed as ``as a master in the development of human potential,' Janki will share proven methods for achieving a peaceful and successful business environment. She will demonstrate techniques that can be implemented now by professionals at all levels.
According to a biography supplied by Hammer, Janki has been tested at universities in the United States, where researchers found that ``her brain waves never deviated from the Delta state, even while doing complicated math problems and while being provoked by testers.'
``She was declared by testers to have the most stable mind in the world,' the biography says.
The public is invited to her free demonstration. For reservations or more information, call Hammer at 886-6295 or Farr Associates at 294-5976.