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Art, job training available for youth


Free art workshops and job training available for youth

The Youth Arts Corps, an arts education and youth development program of Family Resources Inc., is accepting applications for free art workshops and job training. Workshops are this week through Sept. 26 and vary by location. They include photography, drawing, painting, clay, jewelry making, theatre, video production, graphic design and mixed media.

The Youth Arts Corps at Gulf Coast Museum of Art serves youth 13 to 17. Call 518-6833, ext 301 or 300 to apply or stop by the studio at 122111 Walsingham Road, Monday through Friday after 3 p.m.


New members welcome at Rotary Club meeting

The Rotary Club of Seminole Lake meets at 7:15 a.m. on Fridays at the Roskamp Auditorium of Freedom Square, 7800 Liberty Lane (just east of Seminole Mall). New members are welcome.

SPCA bowling event will help protect animals

The SPCA Tampa Bay will have a fundraising bowling event at Seminole Lanes on July 19. Money raised will help defray the cost of providing emergency medical care to strays. Family and corporate teams can get more information and register to bowl online at

Everybody into the pool … for a full-length flick

Seminole Aquatic Center again presents the Poolside Premiers program, which allows swimmers to float in the pool while watching a full-length feature film projected on a large outdoor screen. Admission is $1.50 for youth members, $2 for adult members, $3 for youth guests and $4 for adult guests. For more information, call the center at 397-6085.

When: dusk Friday

Where: Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex, 9100 113th St. N

Seminole Recreation

Tai chi class offers the art or relaxation

Looking for a way to relax and unwind after a busy day at the office? Tai chi classes at the Seminole Recreation Center could be a great start. Yang style tai chi is taught by Tom Elman. The class emphasizes the health aspects of tai chi and requires no special conditioning, clothing or equipment. Classes meet Tuesdays at 7:15 p.m. The cost is $5. Participants must have a Seminole Recreation card. For more information, stop by the recreation center, 9100 113th St. N or call 391-8345.

Nurture your desire for music with lessons

Learn to play the guitar, piano or saxophone, or improve your vocal talents with lessons taught by Tony Mitri. Classes are offered at the Seminole Recreation Center on Tuesdays and Fridays. Each lesson is one-half hour. Call 397-7004 to schedule a time and call the Seminole Recreation Center 391-8345 for membership information.

Fitness classes teach low-impact Nia moves

Nia is a low-impact fitness class that incorporates the movements of the dance arts, martial arts and healing arts to create movement. Classes are Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. Fees are $9 per class, and the first class is free. For program information, call 729-9410.

Summer's still here and so are camp openings

Seminole Recreation has a few spots remaining for its specialty and sports summer camps. The specialty camps are weeklong camps that run two-to-three hours each day. Children must be registered Seminole Recreation members to participate. Camps offered this summer include baton and cheerleading, art, basketball, football, soccer, tae kwon do, ballet/tap, modeling/acting and hip-hop dance. Call 391-8345 for more information.

Dreams of Wimbledon? Try tennis clinics first

Monday night is tennis night at the Seminole Tennis Club Park, 7283 113th St. Students can sign up and prepay at the recreation center office by the month or by the class. Fees are $40 per four-week session and one-time classes range from $10 to $14. Contact Scott Hagenbuch at 698-9288 or or call the Seminole Recreation Center at 391-8345.

Learn all about reverse mortgage program

A seminar offering the pros and cons of the FHA Reverse Mortgage Program is Aug. 7 at the Seminole Community Library. The session is free. Literature and information will be provided by AARP, the National Council on Aging and the National Council on Aging in Place. The program will be presented by certified reverse mortgage experts. Refreshments will be provided.

Where: Seminole Community Library at St. Petersburg College Seminole campus, 9200 113th St. N

When: 10 a.m. Aug. 7

Info: Call Donna Moore at 831-3416.

Neighborhood Notebook is compiled by Times correspondent Lorrie Lykins. E-mail news to or mail it to Lorrie Lykins, Seminole Neighborhood Notebook, P.O. Box 4954, Seminole, FL 33775. Deadline for inclusion in the Wednesday Neighborhood Times is 5 p.m. the previous Friday.

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