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Janet Foley

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Do you all realize that half of 2013 year is gone? OK, where did it go? I guess when one is busy, time flies whether you are having fun or not. Then there is one’s lazy theory that if you didn’t intend on doing anything that day so far, one could be on schedule.

Happy two-year anniversary to the Oviedo Historical Farmers Market! It seems like the Society just started the event but no, it has been a great and rewarding two years for the Society and the community. On July 6, do come and spend your Saturday morning with us from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. to shop, meet and greet, and have a great time. We are at the Lawton House front yard. You’re also invited to stop in and visit the Lawton House and learn a bit of Oviedo history while you’re there.

On Sunday, July 7, the Mountain Dulcimer Gathering meets at 1 p.m. at the Rural Heritage Center, 101 E. Main Street in Geneva, as it does every Sunday of the month. Bring your dulcimer and learn to become a better player, or try out one of ours to see if you might like to learn. We are all learning. If you need more information, please call 407-349-5697.

The first, second and third Wednesdays of the month there’s a Special Needs Activity Program from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Riverside Park Complex, 1600 Lockwood Blvd. in Oviedo. The cost is $5 per session for resident members, $6 for non-resident members and $7 for non-residents. The next programming is July 10. If you have questions, please call 407-97l-5575.

Monday to Friday, now through Aug 2., there’s Summer Adventure Eco Camp at the Ed Yarborough Nature Center, located 3485 N. County Road 426 in Geneva. At the Eco Adventure Camp you’ll have fun while learning about the natural world. Seminole County Greenways and Natural Lands is offering the ultimate experience for children interested in nature, science, the environment and preservation. You’ll go hiking, fishing, and have fun with nature crafts and hands-on experience with plants and animals, plus lots of fun and games. The camp runs daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with extended day available from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The cost is $132 per week, and an extra $15 per week for extended day. Weekly themes are as follows: July 8-12 Hidden Gems; July 15-19 Planet Patrols; July 22-26 Nature Hunters; and July 29-Aug. 2 Creepy Crawler. Call 407-349-0959 or email for more information.

Summer Family Tours Tuesdays are running through July 30 at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, located at 445 N. Park Ave. in Winter Park. There is a 45-minute guided museum tour and take-home art activity related to the exhibition “Lifelines-Forms and Themes of Art Nouveau” for elementary school-aged children and their parents or guardians. Tours are free, but a $5 refundable deposit per child is requested when securing a reservation for the program. For more information, call 497-645-533, ext. 136.

To the Oviedo City Council Members: the citizens of Oviedo want you to save our chickens on your new logo; the chickens draw tourists to our community.

A thought – ”When we put ourselves in other person’s place; we’re less likely to want to put him in his place.” – Farmer’s Digest

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