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Poetry exhibition: Children and adults may enter their original and unpublished Haiku Japanese Verse for an exhibition to be held at the Pasco Arts Council, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday. The deadline to submit is Saturday; no submission fee. E-mail entries to or mail or drop off entries at Pasco Arts Council. Each entry should include the writer's name, address and phone number; children's should also include their age if under 18, name of their school, and teacher's name. PAC will print and exhibit as many entries as space allows. Entrants agree to allow PAC to publish entries on its Web site or in other publications without remuneration. For information, visit or call (727) 845-7322.

Annual Academy Day: Students living in Florida's 5th Congressional District who are interested in attending a military service academy are invited to an informational session from 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 26 at the Hernando County Government Complex, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite and academy representatives will share information about the requirements to be eligible for a congressional appointment to one of the academies. For information, call (352) 799-8354 or toll-free 1-866-492-4835.

Summer science camps: The Museum of Science and Industry will partner with Renaissance Academy to present MOSI Summer Science Camps from July 7 to Aug. 1 in New Port Richey. Weeklong camps for students in preschool through 8th grade will feature dinosaur exploration, catapult design, space rocketry and a mystery science show production. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with optional extended morning and afternoon hours available. MOSI will host an open house and registration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 29 at Renaissance Academy, 8431 Corporate Way, New Port Richey. Registration and information will also be available at March 29.

• Washington seminar for teachers: The George Washington Teachers Institute invites Florida teachers of grades 3-12 to apply for a one week, complimentary study program offered from June to August. The seminar, made possible for Florida teachers by the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust, provides an intensive study of George Washington and his world through discussions led by noted Washington scholars and hands-on workshops. Enrolled teachers reside in lodging on the grounds of Mount Vernon. Each participating teacher will receive room and board and a stipend of up to $350 for travel expenses. The application deadline is April 5. For information and applications, e-mail or call (703) 799-8604.

Sprint Ahead for Education grant: The Sprint Foundation will award grants to school districts and individual schools across the country to buy resources for character-education programs among K-12 students. The program is open to all U.S. public schools and U.S. public school districts. Grants will range from $500 to $5,000 for individual schools, and $10,000 to $25,000 for school districts. The Sprint Foundation plans to award up to $600,000 in combined grants to schools and school districts for 2008. The deadline to apply is April 15. For information, go to

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