Entertainment for the Whole Family!

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A Hillard staple for family entertainment for a decade, Conner’s A-Maize-Ing Acres invites you and your family for a fun filled day down on the farm! Take a trip on the cow train for a fun ride, meet the animals in Barnyard Alley, and ride on one of the gentle horses in a safe, kid-friendly environment. Conner’s A-Maize-Ing Acres also features a huge dirt hill for kids to scramble up, pedal carts and a corn box for kids to play in. Conner’s truly offers a lot of activities for kids and grownups alike, but it is their corn maze that never fails to entertain and delight.

Conner’s corn maze is a massive labyrinth, full of twists and turns everyone can enjoy. With fun and educational clues to guide you and your family through the maze, everyone will have a great time. The theme for the maze changes each year, making to possible for families to visit Conner’s A-Maize-Ing Acres again and again without fear of boredom.   A visit to Conner’s is always a great way to spend a Saturday with your family, but on November 2 from 10am-6pm, Conner’s is providing a way for you and your family to help your community too!

Conner’s A-Maize-Ing Acres has teamed up with Second Harvest to host a food drive for local families in need. Bring in a non-perishable food item to Conner’s that day, and $2.00 will be discounted from your child’s ticket price. Kids will likewise be able to help Conner’s with their food for the needy program. Children will be given the opportunity to plant a row of food designated for donation.  So go on out to Conner’s A-Maize-Ing Acres November 2nd where you are able to have a fun filled afternoon and help those in need.

For more information visit: http://www.conners-a-maize-ing-acres.com/content/17658

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Skin Cancer Awareness: Protect Your Skin

When you’re having fun outdoors, it’s easy to forget how important it is to protect yourself from the sun. Unprotected skin can be damaged by the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays in as little as 15 minutes. Yet it can take up to 12 hours for skin to show the full effect of sun exposure.

Photo: A mother applying sunscreen on her son.Even if it’s cool and cloudy, you still need protection. UV rays, not the temperature, do the damage. Clouds do not block UV rays; they filter them—and sometimes only slightly. Remember to plan ahead, and keep sun protection handy in your car, bag, or child’s backpack.

Tan? There’s no other way to say it—tanned skin is damaged skin. Any change in the color of your skin after time outside—whether sunburn or suntan—indicates damage from UV rays. Using a tanning bed causes damage to your skin, just like the sun.

Types of Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The two most common types, called basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, are highly curable. But melanoma, the third most common skin cancer, is more dangerous.

Risk Factors

Anyone can get skin cancer, but some things put you at higher risk, like having—

  • A lighter natural skin color.
  • A personal history of skin cancer.
  • A family history of melanoma.
  • Exposure to the sun through work and play.
  • A history of sunburns early in life.
  • Skin that burns, freckles, reddens easily, or becomes painful in the sun.
  • Blue or green eyes.
  • Naturally blond or red hair.

How to Protect Yourself

Photo: A woman wearing a hat.Take precautions against sun exposure every day of the year, especially during midday hours (10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.), when UV rays are strongest and do the most damage. UV rays can reach you on cloudy days, and can reflect off of surfaces like water, cement, sand, and snow.

  • Seek shade, especially during midday hours.
  • Cover up with clothing to protect exposed skin.
  • Wear a hat with a wide brim to shade the face, head, ears, and neck.
  • Wear sunglasses that wrap around and block as close to 100% of both UVA and UVB rays as possible.
  • Put on sunscreen with broad spectrum (UVA and UVB) protection and sun protective factor (SPF) 15 or higher.
  • Avoid tanning beds and sunlamps. The UV rays from them are as dangerous as the UV rays from the sun.

Read full article http://www.cdc.gov/features/skincancer/