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  • Middle and HIgh School Student Volunteers Needed for Teen Court

    Monday, November 23, 2015—Students between the ages of 12 and 17 can earn community service hours and gain fantastic experience as a youth attorney, clerk or bailiff when they volunteer with Manatee County's Teen Court Program.

    Teen Court and Teen Court Too are real Courtroom experiences for first-time juvenile offenders.  Youths between the ages of 10-17, who admit that they are guilty of selected misdemeanor offenses and some Court-Ordered non-violent felony cases are heard by a jury of their peers instead of going before a Juvenile Court Judge.

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  • Call to Artists - Florida Cracker Cowboy: Past and Present Artwork

    Monday, October 26, 2015—The Manatee County Agricultural Museum and Palmetto Historical Park, 515 10th Ave. West, Palmetto invites artists who have pieces themed around the “Florida Cracker Cowboy – Past and Present” to apply to submit their works for inclusion in a Spring 2016  exhibit at the Museum and Park. Pieces can showcase a diversity of mediums but all must be exhibit-ready.
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  • Discover “Sailor Superstitions” at the Florida Maritime Museum - Opening Reception on October 8th

    Monday, September 21, 2015—The Florida Maritime Museum (FMM) is pleased to announce the second installment of its “Maritime Mythologies” exhibit series, entitled “Sailor Superstitions.”

    No one likes to feel powerless or scared of the future. Since most sailors of old did not have rational or scientific ways to understand life at sea, superstitions evolved. This exhibit, created in conjunction with students from New College of Florida, explores nautical legends and lore, with a special focus on those that surround tattoos.  
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