Local News Briefs

Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 12:00am

16th annual walk for homeless Saturday

Over the past decade Nashville has witnessed an increased homeless population. To provide for this growing need, the Safe Haven Family Shelter, Nashville Homeless Alliance and the Sanders Foundation are uniting to sponsor a city walk to raise money for needy families. The three-mile walk begins 9 a.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Publishing House at 201 Eighth Ave.

This is the 16th year for the walk. Entertainment and food will be on hand for walkers. Various Nashville agencies will also be handing out literature and answering questions regarding volunteer opportunities and services available to homeless families in Nashville.

Those interested in the walk, call Walk for Homeless Committee Chair Sam Hollis at 256-8195.

Cool off at annual Metro Parks ice show

Metro Parks presents its annual ice show 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Centennial Sportsplex. The ice show features an array of styles and levels of skating. Even hockey performances and skating coaches dancing to robotic, techno tunes will be presented. Tickets are $5 at the door, and children under 3 are free.

Centennial Sportsplex has a comprehensive skating program that instructs students of all levels in figure skating and hockey. Private instruction is also available. Classes are offered year-round.

For information on ice classes or the ice show, call Karen Malone at 862-8600, Ext 420.

Edgar Evins' trails get volunteer help

Join in at Edgar Evins State Park to help clear trails for future hikers. Volunteers will start at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at the park.

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