“Dig Into Gardening: Helping your garden survive the summer” by Master Gardener Johnnie Arnett will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. in the library’s Community Room. This program is part of the summer adult reading program, “Groundbreaking Reads,” and is open to the public.
A class in Japanese is offered this summer at the library, beginning June 5 and continuing each Monday and Wednesday through June and July. There will be two classes offered, at 10 or 11 a.m. They will be taught by Yumi Nomura, who was born in China but has been a Japanese citizen since the age of 16. To register for this class, call the library at 472-2163, ext. 126. The classes will be limited in size and minimum age will be 16.
Scholastic Summer Reading Book Fair begins Thursday at the library and continues through June 3. In addition to books, there will be posters, pencils and miscellaneous desk accessories. Shop early for the best selection.
The Lego Club will be having its last meeting at the library on Tuesday until summer break is over. Join the group while it is putting together items for the “Boom Chicka Boom” show in November. All tweens, ages 6 through 11, can participate.
A “Scribbler” meeting will be held Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at the library. All interested creative writers, age 9 through 14, are invited to join the creative writing group which will meet on the fourth Thursday of each month beginning in August.
A Scholarship Benefit Concert featuring the Kantorski-Pope Piano Duo will be presented by the Cleveland Music Club at the Museum Center at Five Points on May 30 at 7:30 p.m. All tickets for the concert must be purchased in advance to ensure adequate seating. They are now available at the library, located on Church Street, and at Meagher & Meagher Furniture, at the corner of Inman and Church Streets. Tickets may also be purchased from members of the Cleveland Music Club. For more information, call the Museum Center at Five Points at 423-339-5745.
Summer is almost here and for many kids that means it’s time for camp. The Salvation Army is preparing for its annual summer camp which benefits children from disadvantaged circumstances. Children ages 7-12 are eligible to go to The Salvation Army’s Division Camp located on beautiful Dale Hollow Lake. The fun-filled week will offer crafts, fishing, swimming, sports, songfests and campfires with a focus on learning about God’s love. Certified camp instructors supervise all swimming and waterfront activities and there is a nurse on duty at all times. For more information, call Gina Ballinger at 423-308-3467.
Polk County Education Foundation will have a fundraising dinner on May 25 for the scholarship program. Guest speaker will be Dr. Roger Crouch, a 1958 PCHS graduate who is a NASA astronaut and has been on two space flights. Tickets are available from any foundation member: Jane Lawson, Carolyn Gerry, Dr. Phyllis Miller, Jerry Stephens, Wilma Jean Pippenger or Matt Witt. For more information, call Pippenger at 338-2349 or 299-0471.
Foundation House Ministries, which opens this month, is seeking volunteers to teach Bible studies, crafts, tutoring, cooking classes, parenting and nutrition classes. Donations of money, home furnishings, clothing, food and toiletry items would be appreciated also. Call Suzanne Burns at 400-2753 for more information.
BODY RECALL five-week classes are being held at First United Methodist Church, 345 N. Ocoee St. All ages, 10 to 100, who are interested in improving mobility and health habits are invited to join in the 45-minute low impact classs to be held in the gym from noon to 1 p.m. three times weekly. For more information on cost and reservations, call Body Recall instructor, Ann Smeltzer RN, at 479-3764; or the church at 476-4504.
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