San Francisco Shorts Classes for parents, tots, babies in S.F.

"Parents/Toddlers (13 to 24 months)" is a discussion and play group. Topics include discipline, toilet training, tantrums, separation and child care. Classes are from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays, June 8 to July 27, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays, Aug. 3 to 24 and 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, June 11 to July 30. Fees are $120 for eight sessions and $60 for four sessions.

Other classes and workshops on finding caregivers, toilet training, preschools and public schools are available.

Classes and workshops are held at Parents Place, 3272 California St., S.F. For registration and information, call (415) 563-1041.

Local Jewish groups get coveted art grants

The S.F.-based A Traveling Jewish Theatre and San Francisco Jewish Film Festival are among the local arts groups to win grants from the National Endowment for the Arts last week. A Traveling Jewish Theatre received $47,000. The film fest got $39,000.

The grants are awarded to projects that exhibit excellence, diversity and vitality in the arts.