Thursday, November 01, 2012

IFAS Garden Workshop, Vets Day, more...

Nov. 1, 2012
Greetings!

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Give your garden wings at UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County's Butterfly Workshop
SATURDAY: UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County will host a Butterfly Workshop from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Twin Lakes Park, 6700 Clark Road, Sarasota.

'Fall back Nov. 4,' and change smoke alarms and weather radio batteries
SUNDAY: The end of daylight saving time and the start of local standard time on Nov. 4, when clocks get turned back one hour, serves as a reminder that it is time to change smoke alarms and weather batteries. 

County government office closings for Veterans Day
All Sarasota County government offices, including libraries, recreation centers and the Sarasota County History Center will be closed Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of Veterans Day. 

Mowing schedule through Nov. 9
Here is the schedule for Sarasota County's roadside mowing and median maintenance through Nov. 9, subject to weather.

Veterans Day ceremonies set
Veterans Day ceremonies will be held in Sarasota and Venice on Sunday, Nov. 11. A parade will be featured in Sarasota before the ceremony at Chaplain J.D. Hamel Park. The events are being coordinated by the Sarasota Patriotic Observance Committee and the Venice Area Veterans Council, in coordination with Sarasota County's Veterans Benefits Unit.

Mobile health services offered at 14 county sites in November
The Sarasota County Health Department's Health In Motion Mobile Medical Unit staff will provide free and low-cost health services at 14 sites around the county during November.

More detours to SCAT Routes 7 and 8
Detours required for the city of Sarasota's Orange Avenue stormwater improvements project are expected to extend to Dec. 21.

Rain barrels donated to schools
Thirty-one Sarasota County schools with garden programs have received rain barrels from UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. The beverage distribution company, Redi-2-DrinQ Group, donated 50 barrels to UF/IFAS.

Girls, gadgetry and galvanizing genius
Sarasota County Libraries and the Venice branch of the American Association of University Women present "Girls, Gadgetry and Galvanizing Genius," a free program designed to encourage girls ages 9-12 to explore careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
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