Seminars will address college financial aid
The Pinellas County schools financial aid office will hold several postsecondary financial aid seminars at area high schools in October and November. Seminars will cover the Florida Bright Futures scholarship program, organizing a financial aid search, types of financial aid, government grants and loans, completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, understanding the Student Aid Report, college financial aid packaging and award letters, the Pinellas Education Foundation Scholarship Catalog, scholarship essays, searches and scams, the Talented Twenty Program and FACTS.org.
The seminars are:
• Tuesday: Largo High, 410 Missouri Ave.
• Oct. 9: Countryside High, 3000 State Road 580, Clearwater.
• Oct. 14: Boca Ciega High, 924 58th St. S, Gulfport.
• Oct. 16: St. Petersburg High, 2501 Fifth Ave. N.
• Oct. 21: Osceola Fundamental High, 9751 98th St. N, Seminole.
• Oct. 30: Tarpon Springs High, 1411 Gulf Road.
• Nov. 6 (ESOL): Countryside High, 3000 State Road 580, Clearwater.
• Nov. 11: Gibbs High, 850 34th St. S, St. Petersburg.
• Nov. 13 (ESOL): Northeast High, 5500 16th St. N, St. Petersburg.
• Nov. 18: Palm Harbor University High, 1900 Omaha St.
People can attend the seminar that is most convenient for them. Contact the school for exact location of the seminar, which will begin at 7 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. Plan to arrive early to pick up handouts used during the seminar. For more information, contact Jane Howell at (727) 588-6013.
TAMPA BAY REGION
Walgreens will offer flu shots starting today
Flu shots will be available beginning today at Tampa Bay area Walgreens. The cost is $24.99 and may be covered by Medicare Part B or your insurance plan. Information on the American Breast Cancer Foundation's free early detection mammograms for the uninsured and underinsured also will be available at participating Walgreens. For locations and information, call 1-800-358-9950 or visit Walgreens.com/flu.
Party will benefit breast cancer charity
An Old School Afternoon Party will be 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 19 at Kizmet Cafe. The event is organized by "Sistahs On A Mission," Cherrye Baker and Shirley Terrell, to help find a cure for breast cancer by benefiting the Susan G. Komen For the Cure Breast Cancer 3 Day, a 60-mile walk set for Oct. 31 through Nov. 2. Those who attend the benefit must be 21 or older. Music will be provided by DJ Bake. The cafe is at 1101 First Ave. N. Call Cherrye at (727) 455-7827 or Shirley at (727) 686-4080 or make donations at www.the3day.org. Follow prompts to select Cherrye Baker or Shirley Terrell.
Church 'preach-in' deals with hot-button issues
Lakewood United Church of Christ will hold a "preach-in'' during Sunday services in October. Topics will be: What does Jesus say about War?; What does Jesus say about Wealth; What does Jesus say about Homosexuality; and What does Jesus say about Capital Punishment? The Rev. Kim Wells will deliver the sermons. Services begin at 10:30 a.m. Child care is provided. The church is at 2601 54th Ave. S. Call (727) 867-7961.
Methodist church will bless pets Saturday
St. Mark's United Methodist Church will celebrate the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi with its Annual Pet Blessing at 10 a.m. Saturday at 6801 38th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Cleanup aids and water will be available. Animal stewardship groups are invited to set up information tables. Call (727) 345-8863.