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Lecture covers curbing Alzheimer's wanderers

Annette Flanders, a registered nurse and state-certified instructor of Alzheimer's care, will present "Remaining Safely at Home With Dementia: When They Keep Running Away From Home," at 1 p.m. Thursday, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church Parish Hall Center, 6 Roosevelt Blvd.

The presentation teaches why people with Alzheimer's disease may wander, how to change the home and how to respond to minimize wandering. Statistically, an Alzheimer's wanderer's survival rate drops to 46 percent if not found within 24 hours. Ed Bergmen, assistant director of the Alzheimer's Association, Gulf Coast Chapter, will demonstrate its identification program "Project Safe Return." This program is the only nationwide program of its kind.

Reservations are required. Call Bob Schmidt, 352-302-6429.

Life of Dorothy Day

portrayed in play

BEVERLY HILLS _ Sarah Medici will perform a one-person play, Fool for Christ, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church Parish Life Center, 6 Roosevelt Blvd. Medici portrays Dorothy Day and up to a dozen characters in various stages of Day's life, giving balanced attention to Day's loves, spirituality and politics. During the play, Day, considered one of the most influential figures in the history of American Catholicism, reflects on incidents and people in her life.

After a bohemian youth, Day experienced a powerful conversion to Catholicism and devoted the rest of her life to the pursuit of social justice, peace and civil rights, especially for workers and the poor.

Medici's acting credits include network television on Law and Order and a Stephen King miniseries The Golden Years, off-Broadway and regional theater. She plans to perform exclusively in Fool for Christ as it continues across the United States and to Canada.

Admission is free, although a free will offering will be taken.

Birdwatchers to spy on

bald eagles at landfill

LECANTO _ A trip to see American bald eagles at one of their favorite hangouts, the county landfill, is scheduled for 10 a.m. Sunday.

Tour leader Dick Blewett said the landfill on State Road 44 midway between Inverness and Lecanto is a great place to see the birds because up to 20 eagles are usually there. He also said the eagles are now breeding or have hatched their young and are nesting.

The hourlong program will include a presentation about eagles, vultures and gulls. Bring binoculars.

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