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Recreation and Leisure

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  • Community Gardening (2)
    BD-2600.1500

    Community Gardening

    BD-2600.1500

    Programs that provide plots of land on which groups of people living in a neighborhood can grow fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers. Community gardens provide access to fresh produce and plants; may be located in parks, schools, hospital grounds or other open areas; and may be nurtured communally and the bounty shared, have individual plots for personal use, or be dedicated to "urban agriculture" where produce is grown for a market. Some have raised beds that are accessible to people with disabilities. The gardens provide an opportunity for participants to savor the freshness, flavor and wholesomeness of home-grown produce; save money on their food bills; grow traditional foods not available in the supermarket; or simply get some exercise and enjoy the benefits of being outdoors. They also support a community's food security, contribute to the preservation of open space, strengthen community bonds, provide a sense of connection to the environment and offer opportunities for community education.
  • Interfaith Groups (2)
    TD-1600.3450

    Interfaith Groups

    TD-1600.3450

    Organizations that seek to promote harmony and understanding among people of different faith traditions; provide a framework for discussion of issues of shared concern; foster cooperation in working for common goals such as peace, justice and the end of human suffering, locally, nationally and internationally; and create environments in which there is respect for diverse religious beliefs and practices, a commitment to civility and compassion, rejection of intolerance and extremism, dedication to the positive, healing role of faith, and recognition of the fact that despite the great variety of religious paths and sub-denominations in the world, at core all religions speak to the need for deeper meaning and to the unity of all life.
  • Science and Technology Museums (1)
    TA-5500.8000

    Science and Technology Museums

    TA-5500.8000

    Institutions including science centers, discovery centers and science/technology museums that develop and maintain permanent and/or traveling educational exhibits which illustrate principles from mathematics and the physical sciences including physics, chemistry, astronomy, telecommunications and related fields or demonstrate technological advances in areas such as robotics or computer science. Exhibits may document specific achievements such as the exploration of space; illustrate a particular natural phenomenon such as the refraction of light; demonstrate inertia, momentum, friction and other basic principles of physics; explain the theory of probability; show specific examples of technological development such as the telephone or solar heating; or demonstrate new technologies such as the use of accelerators to explore the basic components or nature or laser light as a tool in applications ranging from medical science to national defense. Many of these museums provide special programs and interactive exhibits that are designed for children of different ages.
  • Senior Centers (35)
    TC-5500.8000

    Senior Centers

    TC-5500.8000

    Multipurpose centers that serve as focal points for older adults in the community and which offer, at a single location, a wide variety of services and activities that are needed by and of interest to this population.
  • Special Olympics (18)
    PL-8000.5500-850

    Special Olympics

    PL-8000.5500-850

    An international program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities which features a variety of sports and games. Children must be age eight or older to compete. Special Olympics events include alpine skiing, aquatics (swimming, diving, flotation races), athletics (running and track and field), badminton, basketball, bocce, bowling, cross country skiing, cycling, equestrian, figure skating, floor hockey, golf, gymnastics, powerlifting, roller skating, sailing, soccer, softball, speedskating, table tennis, team handball, tennis and volleyball. Included are organizations that sponsor, organize, hold, promote, sell tickets to and publicize the events; provide information about competition schedules; and/or maintain information about current standings.
  • Traveling Attendants for People With Disabilities (1)
    PH-0500.8500

    Traveling Attendants for People With Disabilities

    PH-0500.8500

    Programs that offer the services of attendants who are willing to accompany individuals with disabilities on trips in order to provide required assistance in daily living routines.
  • Volunteer Recruitment/Placement (2)
    PW-9000

    Volunteer Recruitment/Placement

    PW-9000

    Programs that identify individuals who have chosen to work on a full or part-time basis without remuneration in one of the human service fields and which systematically evaluate the skills, talents and personalities of recruited volunteers and match them with human service agencies that need voluntary support.
 
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