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West Orange Times & Observer Thursday, Jul. 10, 2014 5 years ago

Windermere Briefs 07.10.14

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+ Advisory Board meets July 14

The Butler Chain of Lakes Advisory Board meeting has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, July 14, at the Windermere Library, 530 Main St.

The board advises Orange County officials on boating activity and other issues relating to the Windermere Water and Navigation Control Taxing District.

+ Dominguez, Hughes make dean’s list

Jorge Dominguez and Marshall Hughes, both of Windermere, were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne.

+ Crafters wanted

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church is in need of crafters starting at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday and at 6:30 p.m. on the first and fourth Tuesdays. Participants should bring a bag lunch. All groups will meet in the St. Luke’s Fellowship Hall.

+ Upcoming events at the Tibet-Butler Preserve

Free “Eco Saturdays” are scheduled through September at the Tibet-Butler Preserve and Vera Carter Environmental Center, 8777 County Road 535, Orlando. All programs start at 10 a.m. Here is the schedule:

• July 19 — The Everglades “River of Grass”: This class will look at what makes this ecosystem unique, its plants and animals and the latest restoration efforts and issues it faces today. Appropriate for ages 7 and up; limited to 30 participants.

• July 26 — When Butter Flies: Learn about the biology of butterflies, meet some of Central Florida’s common butterflies and leave with a butterfly craft. Appropriate for ages 7 and up; limited to 35 participants.

• Aug. 23 — Totally Turtles: Find out how people are similar and different from turtles, make shells to match those of turtles and meet the preserve’s resident turtles. Appropriate for Pre-K children; limited to 25 participants.

Officials at the preserve ask participants to call ahead so they can better gauge the interest level of each class. The phone number is (407) 876-6696.

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