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Exercise Your Mind: Altered Book Art: Wreaths

srp-adultAre you looking to spruce up a door or a wall in your home with some kind of decoration?  Do you enjoy arts and crafts and want to tackle a project that is easy to make and results in something cool to look at?  Then this adult arts and crafts class is for you!  We will be using recycled book pages to create our large door wreaths or wall flowers. Registration is required.

Floral City
Friday, July 08, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

 

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Exercise Your Mind: Florida Trail Association

Join us as we learn about local trail systems during this presentation by the Florida Trail Association (FTA). The FTA develops, maintains, protects, and promotes a network of hiking trails throughout the state, including the unique Florida National Scenic Trail (FNST). They provide opportunities for the public to hike, engage in outdoor recreation, participate in environmental education, and contribute to meaningful volunteer work.

Lakes Region
Friday, July 08, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Central Ridge
Monday, July 25, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Coastal Region
Friday, July 29, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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Exercise Your Mind: Tye Dye July

Come to the library from 10:30am-12:00pm to get your groove on and create the perfect summer Tye Dye! Bring a plain white T-shirt, socks, scarf or anything you'd like to use. We will have all the other coloring supplies for creating your very own unique tye dye! Registration is needed, so sign up quick before you miss this nifty craft.

Central Ridge
Friday, July 08, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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Exercise Your Mind: Cake Decorating - The Art of Buttercream

srp-adultThe art of cake decorating can transform plain cakes into works of art. Learn the secrets of cake decorating and sugar arts from a professional. See beautiful techniques piped in buttercream come to life!

Coastal Region
Thursday, July 07, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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Get in the Game - READ: Amazing Dewey Race

srp-yaRace around the wonderful world of Dewey.  Grab your passport and determine which roadblocks you will choose to complete.

Floral City
Thursday, July 07, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Central Ridge
Tuesday, July 12, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Homosassa
Thursday, July 14, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!: Korean Martial Arts

srp-childrenMaster Schrade and his students will be demonstrating exciting Taekwondo and Kumdo techniques.

Homosassa
Friday, July 01, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Central Ridge
Thursday, July 07, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Floral City
Thursday, July 14, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Lakes Region
Wednesday, July 20, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Coastal Region
Monday, July 25, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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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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