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Harvard offers help in walk

Harvard offers help in walk

The Office of Government, Community and Public Affairs will contribute 50 cents per kilometer walked or hour volunteered by Harvard affiliates participating in this summer’s AIDS Walk. This marks the 19th year that the office has contributed to the walk, which will be held June 4. Potential walkers, runners, and volunteers may call (617) 495-4955 for details.

Walkers unite for upcoming CommuterChoice event

Harvard’s CommuterChoice program is sponsoring its first “One Stop Walk!” event tomorrow (May 5) from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Harvard employees who travel through Porter Square MBTA station by subway, bus, or commuter rail are invited to exit the station and walk the rest of the way to work. Participants can enter a raffle and enjoy free coffee from Rosie’s Bakery by visiting the CommuterChoice table on the midlevel landing inside the station.

To register, or for more information, call CommuterChoice at (617) 384-7433.

Tennis camps offer free lessons for employees

Harvard employees are invited to the Beren Tennis Center tonight (May 4) for free tennis lessons for beginner adults. The lessons, which take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m., will be taught by Doug Eng, associate director of the adult program for the Tennis Camps at Harvard. The summer tennis camp still has some openings in the junior and adult programs. Visit or call (617) 783-2400.

Sun safety talk at HUHS

With warmer, sunnier weather finally upon us, Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) is sponsoring an hour-long talk on May 8 at 12:30 p.m. with clinicians Kathleen Fisher and Pat Murphy about ways to protect your skin. The talk, which is free and open to the Harvard community, will be held on the second floor of HUHS. Participants are encouraged to bring their lunch and to register in advance by calling (617) 495-9629.

HUCTW members eligible for child-care fellowships

Members of the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers (HUCTW) bargaining unit who have children are invited to apply for a HUCTW/Harvard Childcare Fellowship. To be eligible, the child or children must be under 14 years of age and in the care of a licensed child-care center, family provider, after-school program, summer camp, vacation camp, or in-home provider with a social security or tax ID number.

The application deadline is May 12. For more information, or to download a copy of the application, visit

Potential applicants can also e-mail to learn about upcoming fellowship info sessions.

– Compiled by Andrew Brooks