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Gearing up for the 2017-18 school year, MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation has announced open registration for field trips featuring new educational programming to benefit teachers and students.

Local parents can also register their children for an afterschool program focused on digital creativity, created in partnership with Katy Perry’s Fireworks Foundation, as well as an Innovators Camp scheduled for Thanksgiving week.

Educators throughout Santa Barbara and Ventura counties get free admission to MOXI and are urged to visit to experience the museum’s three floors of hands-on, interactive exhibits to get inspiration for hands-on activities in their classrooms.

Teachers can register

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New children’s museum opening in downtown Roanoke | Arts …

A newly constructed, teeny tiny town is opening all its doors to visitors.

There’s a grocery store, a bank, a classroom, a hospital room, a dentist’s office, an eye care center and a vet clinic. There’s even a new campground and a theater.

Really, though, it’s a giant playroom, with a new toy box around every corner.

The stores and offices are all play areas created with kids in mind, part of the Don Barbara Smith Children’s Museum, Kids Square for short, holding its grand opening Tuesday. The new museum is nestled on the third floor of Center in the Square at

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City Island celebrates iconic bridge’s history

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City Island’s treasury of nautical history is holding an artistic exhibit before the island’s now demolished iconic green crossing fades into memory.

The City Island Nautical Museum’s ongoing exhibit of paintings, video, photographs, etchings and postcards is now on display, celebrating the razed bridge that served as the community’s only access point by road from 1901 to December 2015.

The museum’s original plan had been to display one of

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This week’s best deals: Free IHOP, cheap flights, free boxing class, eclipse viewing

Hi, it’s me, Marla Jo, your columnist and deals maven. Check out my Cheapo Travel column in the Sunday Travel section. If you know a great deal, let me know at You can also find me at Deals Diva on Facebook and Twitter. And don’t forget to read my humor columns on Wednesdays in the Register.


Join the Pancake Revolution loyalty club at IHOP and you’ll get a free Rooty Tooty Fresh N Fruity stack of pancakes just for joining, plus again on your birthday, and then again next year on the anniversary of the day you

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Museum boss: We have no money for promotion

Whanganui Regional Museum has no money for advertising or promotion.

That was the blunt message from museum director Frank Stark to members of Whanganui District Council’s property and community services committee, at their meeting last week.

Mr Stark attended the meeting to present the museum’s annual service level agreement report.

His report showed that numbers visiting the museum were down on last, but Mr Stark said that was to be expected since the museum was currently housed in a much smaller building. He said the museum was “doing well for a

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Cape Fear Museum names two to new positions

Jeff Zuege and Heather Yenco (Photo courtesy Cape Fear Museum).
Jeff Zuege and Heather Yenco (Port City Daily photo / COURTESY CAPE FEAR MUSEUM).

WILMINGTON — New Hanover County’s Cape Fear Museum has announced the promotion of one team member and return of another.

Heather Yenco, the museum’s registrar, was promoted to curator in April 2017 after Barbara Rowe’s retirement in March. Jeff Zuege, who was a museum educator for eight years, returned as a full-time educator after teaching in the New Hanover County public schools system for five years.

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Fly-in and pancake breakfast this weekend

OSCODA – The annual Wurtsmith Air Museum Fly-In and Pancake Breakfast will be presented two days, on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 12-13, at the museum located at 4071 E. Van Ettan St. on the former air base in Oscoda.

The popular event is geared for aircraft enthusiasts of all ages to eat breakfast, view a number of small aircraft flying in to the event and tour aviation history at the museum.

Members of the Oscoda Rotary Club will serving all-you-can-eat pancakes, accompanied by sausages for breakfast, both mornings from 8 to 11 a.m. Cost is $6 per person. Pilots

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Arts Notes: Cultural Council’s State of the Arts luncheon will be August 30 – Florida Times

The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville’s State of the Arts 2017 luncheon will take place from 11:30 to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30, at the Jesse Ball duPont Center, 40 E. Adams St. Lily Yeh — known as the Barefoot Artist — will be keynote speaker. A native of Taiwan, Yeh moved to the United States in 1963 and has served as a change agent, community building through the arts.

The luncheon will also include an announcement of more than $65,000 2017 PNC Arts Alive Grants to Jacksonville arts organization,

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