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Appy Hour Getting Started with Android

androidBring your Android device and questions. Learn about initial setup steps and basic functions of the device. (NOTE: Classes for Kindle and iPad are taught separately). Registration is required.

Lakes Region
Monday, July 11, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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Exercise Your Mind: Phone Scams Presentation

Lee Alexander, Senior Affairs Coordinator and Seniors vs. Crime Officer Manager of Citrus County Sheriff's Office, will discuss and give tips on how to recognize phone scams.  Some of the common phone scams include the IRS, credit cards, and computer upgrades.  This event will be enlightening and helpful to all.  Please do not fall prey to these scammers but come and seek out information on how to detect them.

Central Ridge
Monday, July 11, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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Exercise Your Mind: Brain Body Messaging

This class is being taught by Dr. Susan Lorain. How the Mind Talks to the Body - This class explains the physical and emotional components of pain. How to listen to our bodies. Understanding the why behind pain. Practical tips on how we can feel better. A 2 minute meditation is demonstrated, one may join if inclined.

Central Ridge
Saturday, July 09, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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Exercise Your Mind: Cooking Meals for 1

Please join Sarah M. Ellis, from the UF IFAS Extension on Monday, July 18th from 10:30am - 12:00pm for her program, "Cooking Meals for 1."

Homosassa
Saturday, July 09, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Central Ridge
Monday, July 18, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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Coastal Cinema: The Finest Hours

finest-hours

This docudrama depicts the incredible story of a daring Coast Guard rescue operation off of Cape Cod during a ferocious storm in the winter of 1952. When an oil tanker splits in half, trapping its crew aboard the sinking vessel, four brave Guardsmen set out to save them. Walt Disney Pictures. PG-13
Coastal Region
Saturday, July 09, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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Historical Novel Society

booksbling-webGroup will meet in the Central Ridge Library in Beverly Hills. To promote interest in the reading and writing of the historical novel genre.

Central Ridge

Saturday, July 09, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Saturday, August 13, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Wildlife Park to Present Wildlife Ranger Camps June and July

--Camp helps children learn about Florida’s wildlife--homosassa-wildlife-park-logo

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will offer two weeklong Wildlife Ranger Camps in June and July. The Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park sponsor the programs. June’s Wildlife Ranger Camp is for children ages 8 and 9 years old, and runs June 17 through June 22. July’s Wildlife Ranger Camp is for children ages 10 through 12, and runs from July 15 through July 20.

Applications for the Wildlife Ranger Camp are available in the park office. Each program is limited to 20 campers and will be filled on a first come basis with preference to those who have never attended before.

Each Wildlife Ranger Camp includes four, half-day camp sessions from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The Friday session starts at 4 p.m. with an overnight stay in the park. A graduation ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday. The cost of the program is $65 per child and includes a T-shirt and supplies.

Applicants will be asked to write a short essay on an animal that lives in Florida and why you think that animal is important to attach to their application. Parents and guardians may stop by the park office located in the Visitor Center on U.S. 19 to pick up an application. For more information, please call Tricia Fowler at (352) 628-5343, ext. 1002.

Camp topics include mammals, birds, reptiles, manatees, the ocean, sea turtles, and saving energy through alternative sources. Indoor and outdoor activities for children include nature hunts, visiting the wildlife areas in the park and other scientific activities.

The summer camps will take place:
June 17--22, 2013
Monday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.; Friday: 4 p.m. and overnight
Saturday: Graduation at 11 a.m.
and
July 15--20, 2013
Monday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.; Friday: 4 p.m. and overnight
Saturday: Graduation at 11 a.m.
at
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
4150 S. Suncoast Boulevard (U.S. Highway 19)
Homosassa, Florida

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