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Chipola to hold auditions for 'The Little Mermaid'

MARIANNA—Chipola College Theatre will hold auditions for Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Sunday, Jan. 7, at 2 p.m., and Monday, Jan. 8, at 6 p.m. The show will run March 1-4, 2018. In the Disney tale, teenage mermaid Ariel is fascinated with life on land. On one of her visits to the surface, which are forbidden by her father, King Triton, she falls for a human prince. Determined to be with her new love, Ariel makes a dangerous deal with the sea witch Ursula to become human for three days. But when plans go awry for the star-crossed lovers, the king must make the ultimate sacrifice for his daughter. For audition information, call 718-2227 or email sirmonc@chipola.edu


FBC Bonifay to offer Financial Peace University classes

BONIFAY - First Baptist Bonifay will soon host classes through Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University program. FPU's goal is to give people the tools needed to change spending and saving behaviors and succeed financially. On average, families who complete FPU reportedly pay off $5,300 and save $2,700 in the first 90 days. Following the class nearly 94 percent of those families budget regularly. Classes begin at 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7. For more information or to register, visit www.fpu.com/1051690. First Baptist Church Bonifay is located at 311 North Waukesha Street in Bonifay.


Services Available For Caregivers

CHIPLEY - Caregiving is at once an act of love and a physical, emotional and financial challenge. The National Family Caregiver Support Program recognizes these challenges and seeks to provide support for the caregiver. Funds are currently available to provide group respite services (periods of relief from care giving responsibilities), including socialization, activities, and supervision for individuals over 60 who need assistance and/or supervision to age in place in the community. Eligible persons must have a caregiver who provides assistance on a regular basis to qualify. For more information or to access the services provided under the National Family Caregiver Support Program, through the Washington County Council on Aging, please contact the Elder Helpline at 1-800-963-5337.


Teacher Workshop at Chipola College

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Future Educators Club will host its 11th Annual Teacher Workshop, Saturday, Feb. 17, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Teachers and students interested in a career in education are invited to attend. The Keynote Speaker will be Tammy Jerkins, the 2018 Florida Teacher of the Year. Chipola Teacher Education students with the assistance of the education faculty, staff, and education graduates will present the free workshop. The day will include sessions for elementary, middle, and high school teachers in Math, Science, Reading, English, ESOL and ESE. Students will present hands-on activities that can be used in the classroom along with samples for teachers to use in their own classrooms. There will also be drawings for door prizes.

Guest sessions will include: Meaningful, Standards-Driven Bell Ringers (5-12) —Anna Beth and Troy Rackley; Implementing Small Groups With Success-Reading and Math (2-5) — Kaylor Collins; Why I Am a Teacher! – All Areas (K-12) — JaJuan Clark; Garden to Table/Get Ready, Get Set, GROW! (K-5); A Strategic Approach to Addition and Subtraction/ Multiplication and Division/Supporting Success in Solving Problems-Math-(K-5) — Origo Math Company; Pi Day!-Math (6-12) Stephanie Ward; Choose Your Path! Parallel and Series Circuits & More!—Science (3-5) Dr. Amanda Clark; Tomorrow's Teachers: A Classroom is Waiting (for high school or college students) Mackenzie Johnson. Other session topics include: Minute to Stem It! (K-6); Math Fun with Games (5-9); Manipulating Math (ESE Math, K-6); Teaching Fractions with Food (Math, Grade 3); Sprout House (Grades 2-4) and Art is Everywhere (Grades K-6).

The workshop will be held in the Literature/Language (Building Z) on the Chipola campus. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the first session at 8:30 a.m.

To ensure that sufficient materials are available, please RSVP to FEC Sponsor Casey Dowgul at dowgulc@chipola.edu or phone 850-718-2449.