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Briefs: School shot requirements; Save Maumee event; host families needed for exchange students

Friday, April 19, 2013 - 12:01 am

Super Shot sends reminder to parents

Super Shot has mailed postcards to more than 900 families of children entering kindergarten to remind them to get their children's shots before starting school.

The Indiana State Department of Health Immunization Division states these requirements for school entry:

•3 doses of hepatitis B.

•5 doses of DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis).

•4 doses of polio (inactivated polio).

•2 doses of MMR (measles, mumps and rubella).

•2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) (or physician documentation of disease, including month and year).

•2 doses of hepatitis A.

Families can access their child's shot records by going to https://myvaxindiana.in.gov and using a PIN from their provider.

Save Maumee

Save Maumee Earth Day takes place 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Hosey Dam and North Anthony Bridge on the north side of the Maumee River. Education, eco-demos, artisan projects, silent auction, food and entertainment will be available.

Month of the Young Child celebrated

Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast will hold events to celebrate the Month of the Young Child. Events include touch-a-truck 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at 3800 N. Anthony Blvd.; Marianne Musick Memorial Children's Art Exhibit 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through April 26 at Student Life Center, 4900 St. Joe Road and Glenbrook Square; labyrinth Monday through April 26 between Student Life Center and Harshman Hall, 4900 St. Joe Road; and an ivy garden experience Monday-Wednesday at Student Life Center.

Supplies for refugees

Friends of the Third World is collecting relief supplies through April 30 at 611 W. Wayne St. for refugees of civil conflict and violence in Syria. Mennonite Central Committee will distribute the items. A list of needed items can be obtained by calling 422-6821 or by visiting www.friendsofthethirdworld.org. The shop is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday or by appointment.

Host families needed

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs needs local families to host students ages 15-18 from Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy and Japan. Call 1-800-736-1760 or visit www.host.asse.com to register.

Celebrate Earth Day

Huntington County Habitat for Humanity will celebrate Earth Day on Saturday at its ReStore, 1175 Etna Ave., Huntington. Demonstrations include making chalk paint, making scarves out of T-shirts and making maple syrup.

Longaberger tour stops here

Longaberger 2013 Live will stop 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Guesthouse, 1313 W. Washington Center Road. Tami Longaberger and Claire Longaberger Kaido will be available for photos and basket signings, and basketmaking demos will take place. Reservations: Karen Michael at 760-1587.

— News-Sentinel staff reports