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A Magical Day at Sycamore Park

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The group practices the ball and cup trick. Credits: Bob Dumas
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Hobby Quest's Ray Rodriguez teaches the kids to build a helicopter out of balsa wood. Credits: Bob Dumas
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Six-year-old Shaun Rohm inspects his helicopter before he gets ready to fly it. Credits: Bob Dumas
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Ray Rodriguez gives the kids some tips on flying their copters. Credits: Bob Dumas
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The finished helicopters await their maiden flight. Credits: Bob Dumas
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Evan Blake, 10, gets ready to fly. Credits: Bob Dumas
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It's time to launch the helicopters! Credits: Bob Dumas
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From left, Shaun Rohm, Evan Blake, Owen Sullivan and Evan Boyd pay rapt attention to the instructor as they learn a magic trick.
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The class learns how to perform a card trick. Credits: Bob Dumas
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Ray Rodriguez shows the group how to perform the famous ball-and-cup magic trick. Credits: Bob Dumas
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Shaun Rohn, 6, and Owen Sullivan, 7, practice a card trick on each other. Credits: Bob Dumas
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Owen Sullivan practices the ball-and-cup trick.
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Nine-year-old Ian Zawrothny demonstrates a magic trick for Senior Recreation Leader Nina Kallmeyer. Credits: Bob Dumas
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Ray Rodriguez helps Liam Nagel, 6, learn the coloring book trick. Credits: Bob Dumas
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The kids practice their schtick and their magic tricks in the mirror. Credits: Bob Dumas
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Ian Zawrothny is ready for his close-up. Credits: Bob Dumas
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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac kids had the chance to add a little more fun and magic to their holiday vacations Thursday, Dec. 28, when they attended an Aviation and Magic Workshop with Hobby Quest. The event, sponsored by the town’s Recreation and Parks Department, was held at Sycamore Park. The budding aviators and magicians had the opportunity to build balsa wood helicopters that really flew, as well as learn a slew of magic tricks that they could take home and perform and amaze their family and friends. 

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