Local briefs: Manasota-88 to discuss Mote dolphin project; Braden River Branch Library friends plan book sale

January 14, 2013 

Manasota-88 to discuss Mote dolphin project

SARASOTA -- ManaSota-88 will meet at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Sierra Club office, 2815 Proctor Road, Sarasota.

Nigel Mould will discuss Mote Marine Laboratory's Dolphin Research Project.

The meeting is open to everyone. Telephone conferencing is available for the meeting.

Information: Glenn Compton at 941-966-6256.

Braden River Library book sale set for this week

EAST MANATEE -- Friends of Braden River Library's book sale will be this week at the Braden River Branch Library, 4915 53rd Ave. E.

Friends members preview sale opens 5-8 p.m. Thursday. Memberships are available at the door.

The sale will be open to the public 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

Information: 941-727-6079.

Free disaster preparedness class planned for Saturday

BRADENTON -- Manatee County Neighborhood Services Department and the National Sheriffs' Association will host an all-hazards Homeland Security initiative community partnership and awareness training for disaster preparedness class 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Manatee County Central Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd.

The class is free. Training will include how to create a family disaster plan; what to include in a family disaster kit; developing a community resource data base; crisis response; chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive information; terrorism awareness and a desktop exercise specific to Manatee County.

Class space is limited. To register, call Neighborhood Services Housing and Community Development Technician Diana Vennera at 941-749-3029 or e-mail diana.vennera@mymanatee.org.

-- Herald staff reports

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