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A "Just Say No" program for children in third, fourth and fifth grades will begin at 6:15 p.m. Saturday in the Lockport YMCA, 19 East Ave.

The program will continue on the first Saturday of each month through next June. The program will include gymnastics, swimming, court games, a game room, and an educational component with a guest speaker. Pizza and beverages will be included in the $1 registration fee.

Participants should wear sneakers and bring bathing suits and towels. An adult must register each child and pick them up at the end of the program at 9 p.m.

Videos, group activities and discussions will be used to cover topics including peer pressures, self-esteem, making good decisions, drug and alcohol abuse, inhalants, and the consequences of substance abuse.

The program is sponsored by the YMCA and the Barge Canal Optimist Club, a service club whose purpose is to aid and encourage the development of young people.

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