June 21, 2008

Kids Will Get Kick Out of Free Soccer Clinics

By Anita Hardin, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla.

Jun. 21--The Golden Triangle YMCA will offer soccer camps from 9 a.m. to noon or 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through June 27; June 30-July 4; and July 28-Aug. 1. The weekly fee is $75 for members; or $105 for nonmembers (current YMCA soccer participants); or $130 for non-YMCA participants.

This summer, two soccer coaches from Europe will conduct a free soccer demonstration at 4 p.m. today at the YMCA, 1465 David Walker Drive, Tavares. To attend today's demonstration, send e-mail to Tom Breck at [email protected]

Health and candle fair

The Leesburg Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will have a health and candle fair from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at LRMC, west lobby, 600 E. Dixie Ave. Proceeds go to medical scholarships.

Animals to visit library

The Leesburg Public Library will host a Florida wildlife show presented by the CARE Foundation, featuring ferrets, raccoons, opossums, snakes, alligators, iguanas and a flying squirrel at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the library, 100 E. Main St. CARE Foundation (Creating Animal Respect Education) provides permanent sanctuary, primarily for animals that can't be released back into the wild. Children who attend must be signed up for the library's summer reading programs and must wear an orange reading wristband to identify them as summer readers.

Details: 352-728-9790.

Storytelling cruise

Take a storytelling cruise on the S.S. Kaleidoscope at the Eustis Memorial Library at 10 a.m. Friday. This adventure is part of the library's summer reading program. The library is at 120 N. Center St. Details: 352-357-0896 or 352-357-5686.

Hunting-permit meeting

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will host a workshop concerning the Ocklawaha Prairie Public Small Game Hunting Area and changes made to permitting regulations during the 2007-08 hunting season.

Anyone interested in this hunting area is invited to attend and offer input from 6 to 8 p.m. July 1 at the FWC's Northeast Region Office, 1239 SW 10th St., Ocala.

The FWC wants input on the hunting-permit process for the area. The FWC strives to allocate fair hunting opportunities, and public input is important to achieving this goal.

Anyone requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop should call the agency at least five days before the meeting, ADA coordinator at 850-488-6411. People who are hearing- or speech-impaired should call the Florida Relay Service at 800-955-8771 (TDD) or 800-955-8770 (voice).

Details: Jen Williams at 352-732-1225 or e-mail jen.williams @myfwc.com.

Group dance lessons

Lake County Chapter 6106 of USA Dance meets for dances the second Friday of each month at the Eustis Senior Center, 301 W. Ward Ave. Friday's dance theme is the '50s and '60s, and the group will offer free lessons at 7 p.m., followed by ballroom dancing from 8 to 10 p.m.

Singles, couples, beginners and experienced dancers are invited. Cost is $8 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Admission is waived for those who join on Friday.

Details: Ursula Olive, 352-406-1253.

Chapter members are selling tickets for the Tomauras' benefit dance from 7 to 10 p.m. June 27 at the Leesburg Community Building, 109 E. Dixie Ave. The event will include dance exhibitions, light refreshments and door prizes.

The Tomauras are a couple who have performed in Central Florida for years. They are coping with cancer and catastrophic expenses.

For tickets or information, call Olive at 352-406-1253 or Herbert Hershkowitz at 352-589-8899.

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