State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Fine Art Gallery will display work by artists David Jones and Marilyn Propp at an opening reception at 6 – 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 15, at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. West, building 11 North. The reception is free and open to the public.
College and postsecondary planning seminars are scheduled for area high schools in September. Students and parents of public, private, charter and home schools, ninth through twelfth grades, are invited to the seminars at any of the locations. There is no charge to attend.
Haitian Teachers Update / 9-11 Remembrance
Last summer, USF hosted a group of educators from Haiti who wanted to improve their teaching skills. Months later, a devastating earthquake ravaged their country, yet somehow, the teachers all survived. The University of South Florida is once again reaching out to them as they try to save their country’s education system. University Beat on WUSF-TV shows you some of the steps USF is taking, and also introduces you to one of the teachers, who is now attending classes here. Also: The University of South Florida has marked the ninth anniversary of the 9-11 terror attacks with a ceremony featuring a pair of first responders, including a USF student who was a New Jersey police officer at the time and a Tampa Fire Rescue lieutenant who helped search Ground Zero. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM has the story.
The Nature Coast Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society will have its Fall Native Plant Sale on Saturday, September 25, from 10 AM to 4 PM at ROCKtemberfest Fall Festival (formerly Founders Day Celebration) in Sims Park, downtown New Port Richey.