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Tuesday, July 26: Free Ice Skating, Camp Invention, Missing Pet

There's some cool things going on as July comes to a close.

  • As usual, we start with the forecast outlook. Good news is the heat wave has finally broken this week! The National Weather Service predicts the following for today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86 degrees. West wind between 6 and 9 mph. At night, a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10 p.m. Mostly cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 63. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
  • The Rinks at the want to thank all their “friends” on Facebook with a free ice skating admission on Saturday, July 30 from 7 - 9 p.m. In addition to being a great way to beat the heat, the SportsCenter’s Facebook friends receive four free tokens to Game Zone, the facility's video arcade. To participate, just “like” the SportsCenter on Facebook.
  • are being held all this week at the , 675 Constitution Blvd N. Participants will get the chance to investigate bouncy ball science and explore innovative animal survival traits.Created for children entering grades one through six, the Camp Invention program is an exciting, weeklong adventure in creativity that immerses its participants in engaging, hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), as well as history and the arts. To register a child for the program or to learn more about Invent Now programming, visit www.campinvention.org or call 800-968-4332. Cost is $215 for the week. Full details can be read on the
  • Linda Donofrio is looking for her missing cat, Nora. Nora is a seven-year-old black female with some white on her tummy, weighing about 16 pounds. She is described as "very shy and skiddish." Nora escaped from her cat carrier on her way to the vet and was last seen on Lansdale Avenue in Milford near K-Mart. If you have any information on Nora's whereabouts, please call Linda at (203) 913-3956. Nora's photo is posted, and her listing on MissingPet911.com can be viewed here.
  • The American Red Cross is in need of volunteers who are trained to respond to disasters in the areas of Shelton, Oxford, Derby, Ansonia and Seymour. Training will be given in case work, damage assesement and how to work with first responders and other DAT members to complete a disaster response and provide necessary services to clients. For information on how to sign up, see .

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