LECOM to host student career fair

December 28, 2013 

LAKEWOOD RANCH -- High school students can learn how to become a physician, pharmacist or dentist at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine's Health Professions Career Awareness program at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17 at LECOM's School of Dental Medicine, 4800 Lakewood Ranch Blvd.

Representatives from LECOM's College of Medicine, School of Pharmacy and School of Dental Medicine will be on hand to give presentations and answer any questions students and parents may have. There will also be a panel of students representing all of LECOM's programs to answer questions and provide valuable information.

For more information and to register for the event, email Dr. Kersten Schroeder at kschroeder@lecom.edu or call 941-782-5963.

Ancestry programs offered by genealogical society

MANATEE -- Manatee Genealogical Society announces a series of five lectures on specific aspects of ancestry research at the Manatee County Central Library auditorium, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. W., from 9:30 a.m. to noon on the first Tuesday of January through May.

Professional experts and experienced members of the society will present these topics:

• Jan. 7 -- Genetic Genealogy -- Understanding your DNA, David Boyett, International Society of Genetic Genealogy.

• Feb. 4 -- Effective Online Queries, Drew Smith, co-host/producer of The Genealogy Guys podcast.

• March 4 -- Immigration to North America & Naturalization, Bryan Mulcahy, reference librarian, Fort Myers-Lee County Library.

• April 1 -- Photography and how it relates to history and genealogy, Edward Sandbach, retired professional photographer and genealogy lecturer.

• May 6 -- Ask the Experts -- A panel of experienced researchers will address genealogical questions which may be submitted in advance to: mgs.society@gmail.com or raised at the meeting.

Entrance to the library auditorium is through the entrance on Second Avenue. There is no charge.

Manatee Genealogical Society general information can be found at www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flmgs/

Youth 4-H shooting sports club being organized

PALMETTO -- All young marksman (ages 8-18 as of Sept. 1, 2013) are invited to attend the organizational meeting of a new 4-H shooting sports club 4-5 p.m. Jan. 5 at Harllee 4-H Center on the Manatee County Fairgrounds, 1303 17th St. W. Please enter the fairgrounds through Gate 2 off 17th Street West.

The 4-H shooting sports program teaches young people the safe and responsible use of firearms, principles of archery and hunting basics. The focus of the new club will be small-bore and air rifle disciplines. At least one parent must attend the meeting with the interested youth.

Information: 941-722-4524 or send an email to oliverhowells@live.com.

This 4-H club is open to all youth ages 8-18 without regard to race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin or disability.

Kiwanis plans Beast Feast at Ranch in February

LAKEWOOD RANCH -- Kiwanis Club of Lakewood Ranch will have its second Beast Feast 5:30- 9 p.m. Feb. 21 at Ancient Oak Gun Club, 16800 State Road 64 E.

Donation: $50 donation covers wild game dinner, beer, wine music and more.

Sporting clays competition planned 3-5 p.m. Get your group of four ready.

RSVP: Gordon Wardell at 941-232-8534 or wgwardell@yahoo.com.

-- Herald Staff Report

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