New College in prescription drug take-back day

October 25, 2013 

Drugs to be collected for safe disposal

SARASOTA -- New College Campus Police will collect unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday as part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

Anyone with expired or unwanted prescriptions are encouraged to turn them in for safe disposal.

Participation in the drug take-back day is anonymous.

The National Take-Back Initiative is a program of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration and local law enforcement.

The campus police drop-off station is at 501 College Drive. Information: 941-487-4210.

Manatee observes School Bus Safety Week

MANATEE -- The Manatee County School District is finishing observance of National School Bus Safety Week with activities through Friday to raise awareness of transportation safety and laws concerning illegally passing school buses.

The Florida Highway Patrol and Manatee County Sheriff's Office will follow buses and increase patrols where illegal passing of buses is prevalent.

Activities include special safety banners and safety reminders at the Matzke Complex to show appreciation for district bus drivers.

Manatee Central Library admissions seminar set

MANATEE -- A Manatee County Central Library two-hour seminar called "College: Getting in and Paying For It" runs from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 9.

The seminar will feature guest speakers who will offer admissions and scholarship advice.

Information: 941-748-5555

SCF to hold 'Overcoming our Fears' lecture on Halloween

VENICE -- State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota and Venice Green Teams will host a Halloween guest lecture called, "Overcoming Our Fears: Snakes," at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at SCF Venice.

The event is free and open to the public.

University of South Florida biology doctoral student Adam Emerik will present the lecture.

Information: 941-408-1404.

-- Herald staff reports

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