Gulf Shore Animal League to presents Santa's Magical Workshop

November 15, 2013 

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BRADENTON -- Gulf Shore Animal League presents Santa's Magical Workshop with four unique rooms of magic and fun at 1703 Palma Sola Blvd. 6-9 p.m. Dec. 14 -15 and Dec. 21-22.

Entry donation is $5. Children five and younger admitted free. Photos with Santa cost $5.

Visit Santa and working toyshop elves, Christmas Village and walk the lighted garden.

All proceeds benefit Gulf Shore Animal League non-profit volunteer organization in its quest to make Manatee County a no-kill zone.

Von Kessinger's Express back at Florida Railroad Museum

PARRISH -- Von Kessinger's Express returns to Florida Railroad Museum, 12210 83rd St. E,, Parrish on Saturday and Sunday.

The re-enactors take visitors back to June 1944, as Allied troops close in on German General von Kessinger's train in France.

Train departs at 11 a.m. and returns 1 p.m. Saturday Also Saturday, there will be a departure at 2 p.m. with a return at 4 p.m.

Sunday, the train departs at noon.

German Special Police require passengers to present themselves at the station for security and travel paper checks no less than 20 minutes prior to train departure.

Indigent health care istopic of league's program

BRADENTON -- How will counties provide health care for those who cannot afford it, in light of Florida's rejection of the Medicaid expansion and the failure of the Manatee County sales tax referendum?

The League of Women Voters of Manatee County will sponsor a panel discussion Nov. 18 on indigent care needs and funding options.

Panel participants include Dr. Jennifer Bencie and Chuck Henry, administrators of the Florida Health Department in Manatee County and Sarasota County, respectively, and Manatee County Administrator Ed Hunzeker.

After speaker presentations, there will be questions from the audience and discussion. The program will take place at the Bradenton Woman's Club 1705 Manatee Ave. W.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for refreshments; the talk will begin at noon. Information: 941-729-9248, or visit www.lwvmanatee.org.

-- Herald staff reports

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