Xcel Energy is expanding a popular program that allows patrons to check out free Power Check energy meters at libraries. Consumers can plug them into home appliances to learn how much energy they’re using.
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine: The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine is taking registrations for its Medical Science Academy 2-week summer program. The program runs 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 10-21 at 5000 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Bradenton. Activities include splinting, suturing, CPR and First-Aid training. The camp is for students grades 10-12. Cost: $275. Information: Dr. Kersten Schroeder at 941-782-5963 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open class participants may exhibit in categories including dairy, beef, horses, flowers and vegetables, bees and honey, arts and crafts, photography, woodworking, foods and nutrition, clothing and home furnishings. Open class exhibits also are evaluated and awarded premiums and ribbons by certified judges at the fair.
– Use pre-retirement to set the stage for post-retirement fun. If you want to golf in retirement, buy your clubs, your pro lessons and your course membership while you can afford them. Buy the camera, the high-end sewing machine, the fitness equipment, the power tools or the boat before you give up your paycheck. With apologies to those who sell mutual funds, consider it a retirement investment.
According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, approximately 55 percent of the United States population tests positive to at least one type of allergen, which is more than ever before. Nelson will review different types of allergies and talk about how to determine if symptoms might indicate an allergy.
Submarine veterans: Lance Reasor, a submariner, is planning to start a chapter of the United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. (USSVI) in the Bradenton-Sarasota area. If you are a Submarine Sailor, a “bubblehead,” are “qualified” in the Silent Service and want to become involved, contact Reasor, past Base Commander of the Western Lake Superior Submarine Base, 5409 23rd St. Court W., Bradenton, FL 34207; phone 218-723-1325 or email email@example.com.