Sixteen female residents of the Randy Sams' Outreach Shelter were treated to a spa day Thursday. "They had a big time. This gives some confidence. What we see often is the confidence is gone and this helps restore that," said Jennifer Laurent, Randy Sams' executive director. "It helps them feel like they are capable of going out and starting the life they want to start." Participants were taken in limousines to Texarkana College Cosmetology School to have their hair and nails done.
First Choice Pregnancy Resource Center's Walk/Run for Life will take place Saturday at Spring Lake Park at Pavilion 2 near the airplane. The run starts at 7:30 a.m., the childrens' fun run is at 8 a.m. and the walk starts at 9:30 a.m.
Pre-registration is $30 for the run or $35 the day of the event. People can register at firstchoiceprc.com. It's free to participate in the walk or childrens' fun run but donations are accepted. The organization hopes to raise $40,000 with this event.
The Sportsplex is having Brazilian jiu jitsu self-defense classes from 10 a.m. to noon each Saturday in May. The classes are for people 12 and older, and no prior training is necessary. Participants will learn 12 techniques to defend themselves both from a standing position and from the ground. "It's for anybody 12 and older, men or women. It would really benefit anybody," said Ben Smith, who's assisting with teaching the class.
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