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Book sales, a parent event, volunteer opportunities and more in brief


Unwed but expecting parents are invited

You&Me.We is hosting a special event for unmarried pregnant moms and dads from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 20 and 21 at the Childs Park YMCA, 691 43rd St. S. The Baby Bump Retreat will help moms build a healthy, happy and safe relationship with baby and partner, learn to be a great parent and create a positive environment at home. All unmarried expectant moms who attend and complete the program will receive a $50 Publix gift card and a chance to win a free 3D/4D ultrasound. Lunch will be provided, but space is limited. Register soon at For information, visit the website or call 1-800-600-6064.


Gulf Beaches Library book sale starts Friday

Friends of the Gulf Beaches Library is hosting a summer book sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in the library, 200 Municipal Drive. Mystery and children's books will be available for 50 cents to $1. For information call (727) 391-2828.


South Branch Library to host book sale

The South Branch Library, at 2300 Roy Hanna Drive, is hosting a book sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For information about the sale or to donate books, call (727) 893-7244.


Fine art, crafts sought for BungalowFest

The Historic Kenwood Neighborhood Association is looking for fine art and fine crafts for its annual BungalowFest Tour of Homes and Art in the Park scheduled for Nov. 5. The "Celebration of Art & Architecture" will be a day of home tours to highlight the unique architectural heritage of Historic Kenwood, a designer showhouse and a juried art show of established and emerging artists. Deadline for entries is Aug. 31. To get information and download a registration form, go to or call Dianne Caton at (727) 321-1884.


Free clinic needs volunteer nurses

The St. Petersburg Free Clinic needs volunteer registered nurses and licensed practical nurses to assist volunteer physicians and staff advanced registered nurse practitioners. All you need is a current license. The clinic is at 863 Third Ave. N. For responsibilities and requirements, e-mail Angel Schumaker at or call (727) 821-1200, ext. 114. For clinic info, visit


Always wanted to sing barbershop harmony?

The Greater Pinellas Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society is looking for new members. No singing experience required. Visitors are welcome to check out a rehearsal at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Crossroads Christian Church, 1645 Seminole Blvd., Largo.


Annual pool passes are half-price this month

For July only, the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center is selling all yearly pool passes for 50 percent off. St. Pete Beach residents and nonresidents are eligible to purchase child, adult, senior or family year pool passes at the discounted rate. A family of four could save more than $250. Each pass provides year-round access to a heated pool with lap swimming, sunbathing, picnic areas, water slides and a children's splash zone. Stop by the Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, any day in July to purchase a pass. Call the pool at (727) 363-9264.


Sen. Latvala to speak to Republican club

State Sen. Jack Latvala will address the St. Petersburg Republican Club at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Piccadilly Cafeteria, 1900 34th St. N. He will discuss the recently concluded legislative session and take questions. This is a free event. For information on the club and its activities, call Gail Hebert at (727) 526-2492.


Christmas Toy Shop begins stocking up

As part of its 90th anniversary celebration, the Christmas Toy Shop is hosting a "Christmas in July" toy drive. New or gently used toys can be dropped off at several locations. A list of locations can be found online at or by calling (727) 898-3962.


Song, video on iTunes are for fallen officers

In honor of fallen St. Petersburg police Officers Jeffrey Yaslowitz, Tom Baitinger and David Crawford, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast have teamed up with Big3Records, SubbZero Entertainment, LLC and TASCO to create the tribute song Let's Get Together. It is available on iTunes and serves as a fundraiser for the officers' families. The song costs 99 cents, and the video can be downloaded for $1.99.


Rep. Ahern to appear at Ten Pin Lanes

Rep. Larry Ahern will be available to meet constituents, discuss issues and answer questions from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ten Pin Lanes, 1453 Pasadena Ave. S. Stop by to meet Ahern and sign up for his monthly newsletter to receive updates on events and legislative news. For information, contact Ahern's office at (727) 545-6421.


Volunteers needed to explain Medicare

The Florida Department of Elder Affairs needs Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders volunteers to help individuals understand Medicare and provide free, unbiased information and counseling. You will receive training and continuing education in a supportive environment. SHINE is a free service of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. To learn how to volunteer, call 1-800-963-5337 or visit the SHINE website at


Led Zeppelin tribute band coming to town

Tickets are on sale for Zoso, a Led Zeppelin tribute band. Named by Rock City News as the best Zeppelin tribute band, Zoso will perform classics like Whole Lotta Love, Stairway to Heaven and Ramble On at 8 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets are $22 advance, $25 day of show. Buy at or call (727) 587-6793.


Children 3 to 10 can get free swimming lessons

The Largo aquatics division has received a grant from the Katelyn F. Foundation, which was created by Sandra Testo Michaud for her daughter, Katelyn Michaud, who died in a swimming pool accident in 2004. Any child 3 to 10 who qualifies for free or reduced-price school lunches is eligible for free American Red Cross group swimming lessons. There are 20 scholarships available for eight 30-minute lessons Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:15 p.m. starting July 26. Registration begins Monday at the Highland Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. Each child must have a Largo recreation card, and the parent or legal guardian must bring the Pinellas schools' free or reduced lunch form to register. Call (727) 518-3018.


Free phones offered to hard of hearing

The Deaf and Hearing Connection has telephones, captioned phones and TTYs available. The group offers amplified telephones and related equipment at no cost to Florida residents who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf and blind, or speech impaired. To get a list of distribution locations or schedule an appointment, call (727) 399-9983 (voice) or (727) 399-9422 (TTY).

Book sales, a parent event, volunteer opportunities and more in brief 07/09/11 [Last modified: Saturday, July 9, 2011 4:31am]
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