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Engineering for girls

On Aug. 12, girls ages eight to 18 are invited to a “Dream Big: Girls Day Out” at the Cosmosphere. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will offer girls several exciting engineering-themed activities and presentations.

Participants will have the opportunity to see and sit in a Perlan 2 stratospheric glider cockpit, meet members of its flight team and skype with the team’s female chief meteorologist. Also, attendees will see the engineering documentary Dream Big, eat lunch and mingle with female engineers and hear a number of educational presentations about engineering, student science and life in the stratosphere.

Girls and their guest can register for the event by calling 620-665-9304. Cost to participate is $10 per person and does include lunch. Participation is limited, so don’t miss this unique opportunity.

Back to school healthy

Shelley Bradley, nurse practitioner from the Hutchinson Clinic, McPherson, sees a pattern of symptoms and ailments come up this time of year. The back to school season can bring about issues with stress, anxiety, sleep disturbances, questions about vaccinations, food allergies, and potential sports injuries. She also sees an increase in viral and bacterial infections, as students gather back together after a long summer of being apart.

All of these issue and more will be addressed in a program titled “Back to School Health for the Whole Family” which will be presented by Bradley at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 7 at the McPherson Public Library. Parents of students of all ages are encouraged to come and learn how to make the transition from summer to the school year a smooth one, plus ask any questions they may have.

For more information about this event, or other library events, call the library at 620-245-2570, or email them at library@macpl.org.

Pie-luck

On Aug. 11, the Lindsborg Second Friday Maker’s Street event will feature a “Pie-Luck.” Attendees can bring a pie to share and sample others, or purchase tickets to try a slice. The event begins at 8 p.m. at Red Barn Studio, 212 S. Main St., Lindsborg.