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Youth roundup

Published March 13, 2007


Fair Children's Pageants: The Citrus County Fair Association will hold its children's pageants on Sunday. The Pre-teen Pageant (ages 9-13) will be at 1 p.m.; the Little Miss/Mr. Pageants will be at 1:45 p.m.; The Beautiful Baby pageants (ages 1-5) will be at 3 p.m.; the Decorated Baby (6-11 months) will be at 4 p.m. Pageants are held at the Citrus County Auditorium. General admission for pageants is $5, $3 for ages 6-11; ages 5 and under is free. Call 726-2993.

Outdoor Adventure Camp: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Ocala Conservation Center in the Ocala National Forest is accepting registrations for its Outdoor Adventure Camp. The summer camp is for students ages 9-14 and is based on wildlife conservation, firearm safety and outdoor skills.

This year, the camp offers six one-week sessions beginning June 10. Campers will fish, canoe, swim, hike and participate in many other outdoor activities. Tuition is $295 per camper per week and includes lodging, food, program materials and instruction for each session.

Each week-long session is divided into three groups based on individual focus: wildlife and conservation, hunting and hunter safety and advanced outdoor skills. For information or for registration materials for the summer program, call (352) 625-2804 or go to www.OcalaAdventureCamp. com.

Library Special Youth Programs:

Central Ridge Library: "Knights and Dragons" Spring Fling program for school aged children, 10 a.m. to noon on Monday.

Lakes Region Library: "Word Magic" Spring Fling program for school-age children, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Monday.

Central Ridge Library: "Read with Rudy" Spring Fling program for school-age children, 2 to 4 p.m. March 20.

Coastal Region Library: "Making Masks in March" Spring Fling program for school aged children, 3 to 4 p.m. March 20.

Reading with Rocky: Homosas-sa Wildlife Park will offer Reading with Rocky, featuring a different animal each session, most of which can be seen in the wildlife park. Volunteer Barbara Cairns will tell stories about that month's featured animal, sometimes including a craft. This event is free with regular park admission, is ongoing and will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on April 14 and May 12. For information, call 628-5343.

[Last modified March 12, 2007, 21:17:25]

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