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Briefs: Garage sales, workshops, events planned


'Trash and Treasures' sale at church Saturday

Pilgrim UCC Church, 6315 Central Ave., will hold its annual "Trash and Treasures" flea market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Includes homemade baked goods and a silent auction of collectibles and new items.

Lunch, desserts, snacks and drinks are at the snack bar. Call (727) 347-1226.


Temple Beth-El to have garage sale Nov. 9

Temple Beth-El will have a garage sale is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at the temple, 400 Pasadena Ave. S. The event will help send children to summer camp and youth kallahs. ST. PETERSBURG

Program will use tools of the Kabbalah

The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute will launch Soul Maps, a six-step program that uses tools from the Kabbalah to help participants understand themselves and find inner contentment.

The course is based on Tanya, an 18th century book that made the previously esoteric teachings of Kabbalah relevant and accessible.

The course will be offered at the Chabad Jewish Center, 6151 Central Ave., for six Wednesdays starting at 7 p.m. Nov. 12.

The cost is $70, but the first lesson is free, with no obligation.

Visit or call (727) 344-4900. ST. PETERSBURG

Charity needs food for Thanksgiving meals

St. Vincent de Paul's food center seeks Thanksgiving dinner donations for the hungry and poor. The charity hopes to serve at least 500 turkey dinners on the holiday and to give away at least 400 food baskets to indigent families from Nov. 18 to Nov. 22.

The food center needs at least 500 frozen turkeys as well as stuffing mixes, cans of cranberry sauce, jars of gravy, cans of sliced or whole white and sweet potatoes, mixed vegetables, and apple and pumpkin pies.

Please take donations to the food center's kitchen, 15th Street and Fourth Avenue N, weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Call (727) 823-2516. TAMPA BAY AREA

Ronald McDonald Houses need workers

Ronald McDonald House volunteers are needed to fill open shifts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2 to 6 p.m. and 6 to 10 p.m.

Seasonal volunteers are welcome, as are those who may only be able to offer their services on an as-needed basis.

Duties include registering and checking out families, visiting with parents and their children, and answering the phones.

Visit and click on How You Can Help, or contact volunteer coordinator Lise Fields at (727) 767-7679, or by e-mail at ST. PETERSBURG

'Holiday Stuff Swap' is Nov. 15 at YWCA

The YWCA will host "Holiday Stuff Swap" from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 15 at the YWCA of Tampa Bay, 655 Second Ave. S. The event will provide women with an opportunity to cheaply add to their wardrobe by swapping items they no longer need.

The event will also kick off the "Holiday Inmate Gift Project." Gently used or new accessories, clothing, shoes, belts and purses are needed. Items left over will be donated to the YWCA and the Goodwill Correctional Facility. Christmas trees will be set up around Pinellas County, where people can leave their gifts for female inmates at the Goodwill Correctional Facility. Gifts also will be collected at the Holiday Stuff Swap event. For information, call (727) 896-4629 or e-mail COUNTYWIDE

Clothes to Kids needs help with second store

Clothes to Kids provides free new and gently used clothing to low-income, school-age children in Pinellas County from a single store in Clearwater.

Donations are needed from individuals and local businesses to open a second store in south Pinellas County. Volunteers at all skill levels also are needed. Call Jennifer Silva at 441-5050, ext. 22. COUNTYWIDE

Coffee hour for those who want to mentor kids

The Adults Mentoring Children program of Gulf Coast Community Care will hold a "Welcome Back" coffee hour for seasonal residents of Pinellas County who want to learn more about mentoring a child.

The event is Nov. 13 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Panera Bread, 2420 66th St. N. Coffee and bagels will be served. RSVP to Sandy Nelson at 479-1814 or Susan Ryan at 479-1800, ext. 3038.


Violence prevention workshops planned

Jackson Katz, known for his work in violence prevention education with men and boys, will present "More Than a Few Good Men" from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Octagon Arts Center, Unitarian Universalist Church, 2470 Nursery Road.

The cost is $10, free for high school students and older students with ID.

Katz, founder and director of Mentors in Violence Prevention Strategies, will also conduct a workshop on domestic violence for professionals, including social workers, youth workers and psychologists, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Nov. 13 at Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater.

There is no fee, but reservations are required by Tuesday. Contact Ellen Woll at for workshop reservations and Nov. 12 program tickets.

The events are hosted by the Jewish Alliance to End Domestic Abuse in conjunction with the Pinellas County Domestic Violence Task Force.

Briefs: Garage sales, workshops, events planned 11/01/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 6:07pm]
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