July is National Anti-Boredom Month, SCF is Here to Help

(Bradenton, Fla., June 29, 2017) — The dog days of summer are on their way which may be one reason July has been designated Anti-Boredom Month. State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) is here to help because there’s no better way to stave off boredom than to learn something new, explore a career or sharpen your skills.

If you simply need to apply the anti-boredom therapy to your children, check out Kids’ Summer Spectrum, an educational enrichment day camp for students ages 7 to 13. The day camp is offered Monday through Friday through July 28, except July 4, the one day when you are certain to be entertained this month. Classes are offered 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 to 5 p.m., at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W., and SCF Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Parkway E. The hands-on computer and technical classes are offered at SCF Lakewood Ranch only. The cost of classes ranges from $75 to $145 per session. For more information, visit or call 941-752-5203 in Bradenton or 941-363-7203 in Lakewood Ranch.

Explore new careers through any of several information sessions SCF will offer throughout July. Interested in Early Childhood Education? SCF will host an information session 10 a.m. to noon July 8 in the Center for Innovation Technology at SCF Lakewood Ranch. For information contact Linda Baxter-Plank, at or 941-408-1412. The College will host information sessions on its two-year A.S. in Nursing/RN program throughout the month. The first session will be at 5:30 p.m. July 10 at SCF Lakewood Ranch, Building 2, Room 108. There is a session at noon July 18 at SCF Bradenton, Building 29, Room 106. The final session will be at noon July 26 at SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail, Building 800, Room 841. For information, visit or contact Julie Darner at or 941-752-5538.

Hone your computer skills during July with classes on using Excel, PowerPoint and Word. If you are just learning about computers, there’s still a class for you. Classes begin at 9 a.m. July 11 with Excel Level 1. For course descriptions and requirements, visit Register online at  For more information, contact Lee Kotwicki, director of Workforce Solutions, at or call 941-363-7218.

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