Monday, February 11, 2013
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Discovery educational series

Presented by the Florida Keys Eco Discovery Center, this family-friendly and educational series invites kids in kindergarten through fifth grade from 10-11 a.m. to play games and make crafts while learning about a new topic of interest and the marine ecosystems of the Keys. Discovery Saturday is held the third Saturday of every month. Pre-registration is recommended.

The Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center is located at 35 East Quay Road on the Truman Annex waterfront in Key West. Admission is free and free parking is available.

For more information, call 305-809-4750.


Learn about your dog

Cathy Baier, Animal Behavior Program manager for the Florida Keys SPCA, will offer a free class, "Both Ends of the Leash," on how to manage your dog.

The class will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Marathon library. Baier will focus on dog behavior from a canine perspective. topics will include: normal canine behavior, what affects your dog's behavior, communication, dominance, how dogs learn, and how to address problem behavior. Baier has more than 25 years of training experience and knowledge, and has been working with the local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for 13 years. Email for details.


Share the Road campaign

The Key West Police Department is kicking off its "Share the Road" campaign to improve motorcycle and scooter safety across the island, according to spokeswoman Alyson Crean.

With the help of an $81,500 grant from the Florida Department of Transportation, officers will be stepping up education and enforcement of laws pertaining to the two-wheeled motorized vehicles.

Some of the laws are: Scooter/motorcycle drivers must: obey speed limits, traffic lights and stop signs, not carry items in hand while driving, not drive on sidewalks or bike paths, wear eye protection, have passenger footrests, not pass in the same lane -- including on the right, and not wear headsets.