Waco Area News Brief: Kids Focus on Aquaponics at YMCA | Local News

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Step up, step down class

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service launches Step Up & Scale Down, a 12-week weight management program based on 2010 USDA guidelines.

The series will begin from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2 at the County Extension Office, 4224 Cobbs Drive.

Call 254-757-5180 for more information.

Day camp

Local American Heritage Girls and Trail Life USA troops will be hosting a swim-focused day camp from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. August 1-4.

Cost is $50 plus membership and includes archery, leather and wood crafts, nature studies, first aid, and snacks. Children aged 5 to 13 are catered for and camp counselors aged 14 to 18 attend free of charge.

To register or ask questions, email [email protected]

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Aquaponics YMCA

Kids can explore aquaponics at the upcoming YMCA Kids STEAM Classes taking place at the Y, 6800 Harvey Drive. Ages 6-12 will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on August 8 and ages 3-6 will meet at 5:30-6:30 p.m. on August 15.

The cost is $30 per child. Places are limited and registration is compulsory. Registration closes one week before class. Call 254-776-6612 for more information. Parents should be aware that children will come away with a fish to take care of.

TMNT at the Richland Mall

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Michelangelo and Raphael will make an appearance at the Richland Mall, 6001 W. Waco Drive, from 2-4 p.m. on July 30.

Half-shell heroes will pose for photos with the attendees and sign autographs.

Back-to-school barbecue

The Waco Family & Faith International Film Festival presents its annual Community BBQ and Back-to-School Picnic from 5:30-7 p.m. Friday at Whitehall Park, 7600 Fresno Road in Woodway.

Guests can enjoy a fresh summer meal and will leave with a backpack full of supplies for the new school year, while supplies last.

Submit printed or typed materials to Briefly, PO Box 2588, Waco, 76702-2588; or email [email protected]

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