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Beach nominations due, fitness classes set and more

Beach businesses of the year: The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce is taking nominations for nonprofit, women/minority owned, small business (1-20 workers), medium (21-100) and large (over 100). Nomination forms are at and can be faxed to (727) 360.2233 or emailed to Deadline to submit entries is Friday. The awards presentation will be Jan. 9 at Tradewinds in St. Pete Beach. For information, call (727) 360-6957.

Swimming program: Join a diverse group of swimmers and triathletes for early morning workouts and coaches on deck at every practice. Classes are from 5:30 to 7 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Free tryout on your first visit. Cost is $30 pool fee and $40 coaching fee. Participants must have a U.S. Masters registration. St. Pete Beach Family Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Info: (727) 363-9245.

Creative Exercise: A toning, stretching, laughing, dancing "I feel good" class with music is designed for those over 50. Classes are 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Monday and Friday at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. Call (727) 893-7326 or visit

St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation offers before- and after-school programs for children in grades K-8. Camps are weekdays at 11 locations through June 4. Full-day activities are also provided when Pinellas schools are not in session, plus spring, winter and fall breaks. Call (727) 893-7441 or visit

Clothes to Kids needs girls and boys tops small to extra large, pants and shorts sizes 6 to 16, and shoes sizes 12 to 5 ½. Also young men's shorts sizes 18-38. Drop off items from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays at 251 Third Ave. N, Suite 145, St. Petersburg. Monetary donations can be mailed to 1059 N Hercules Ave., Clearwater, FL 33765 or dropped off at the store. Call (727) 441-5050 or visit

Daystar Life Center needs volunteers: The next information session will be at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at 226 Sixth St. S, St. Petersburg. For information, contact Kitty Rawson at (727) 498-8794 or

Joyful Yoga: Enjoy soothing moves from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Willis S. Johns Recreation Center, 6635 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. The first class is free, then it's $25 a month, or $7 per class, with an Advantage card. Call (727) 893-7756 or visit

The Sixth Congress of the African People's Socialist Party will be held Dec. 7-11. Featured speakers include Black Agenda Report senior editor Glen Ford; Ralph Poynter, "Free Lynne Stewart" campaigner and husband of the imprisoned lawyer; and African Socialist International Secretary General Luwezi Kinshasa. Events begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Catherine Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave. S, Gulfport. For a list of events, visit or call (727) 821-6620.

Beach nominations due, fitness classes set and more 12/03/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 1:16pm]
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