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Sunday mornings Fall Bird Walks begin

Sunday mornings Fall Bird Walks begin

Lithia, FL -- Now that fall is underway, our winter birds are arriving. 

That means it's time for Rich's Backyard Birds walk!  For the fifth straight year, Rich Crete will lead a FREE bird walk one Sunday morning each month from now until April. 

The walks are always at a nearby birding hot spot.  Some of the locations will be Medard Reservoir, Lettuce Lake, Cockroach Bay Preserve and maybe even a visit to the Florida Hummingbird Man's house.  All you need are comfortable shoes and binoculars. 

The Manatee County NAACP seeks opinions from community on education

The Manatee County NAACP seeks opinions from community on education

Bradenton, Florida -- You are invited to attend the Manatee County Schools' Citizens' Advisory Committee series to voice your opinion on priorities relevant to the Manatee School Board's 2014-2015 Budget and the 5-year Strategic Plan.

The Manatee County NAACP says the goal of the meetings is to include the community's input into the strategic planning processes to give them a sense of ownership in these important endeavors.

The meetings will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the following dates and locations:

Parents can learn about gifted programs for their child in Manatee County

Parents can learn about gifted programs for their child in Manatee County

Manatee County, Florida -- Do you think your child has the potential for an exceptional level of performance in school?

Learn all about the School District of Manatee County's Gifted Program by attending a seminar for parents provided by the staff from the Exceptional Student Education and Student Services Department. Participants will find out more about: who to contact at the school for information on the Gifted Program, Gifted Program eligibility, characteristics of gifted learners and more. 

Junior League of Manatee County helps fight childhood obesity

Junior League of Manatee County helps fight childhood obesity

Bradenton, Florida -- As part of international childhood obesity and nutrition education initiative, Kids in the Kitchen, The Junior League of Manatee County will host the 4th Annual Get Your Fit On event!

Local elementary and middle school children and their families are invited to learn about nutrition and participate in several fitness and sports-related activities. By being part of the event, children will be eligible to win raffle prizes like bikes, scooters, skateboards and much more!

Lineup announced for 2013 Taste of Manatee

Lineup announced for 2013 Taste of Manatee

Bradenton, Florida - We're just days away from the 27th Annual Taste of Manatee and organizers are adding to the excitement with the announcement of this year's lineup.

The Rotary Club of West Bradenton has announced the entertainment you can see at the Bradenton Riverwalk on Nov. 2nd and Nov. 3rd. Here's the list:

Health Hands Cooking Class at the Aquatic Club

Health Hands Cooking Class at the Aquatic Club

Lithia, Florida -- Learn proper nutrition and healthy cooking in a fun environment.  

A "Healthy Hands Cooking Class" will be held Monday, November 4th at 5:00pm at the Aquatic Club.  

Children ages 5-13 are welcome to attend.  

Visit healthyhandscooking.com for more information about healthy cooking.

FishHawk Quilters

FishHawk Quilters

FishHawk, FL -- Calling all quilters!

The FishHawk Quilters meet once a month during the school year to offer all FishHawk Ranch residents interested in quilting a place to gather and work on their projects.  

November's meeting will be held on Friday, November 1st, at the Osprey Club from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

This group is open to all FishHawk Ranch residents who are over the age of 18 years. Members need to bring all of their own sewing supplies (including sewing machine) necessary to work on their sewing project.