Thursday, November 23, 2017
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Briefs: St. Pete Red Cross receives 10 nurse assistant scholarships

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Nursing assistant program scholarships: Through a partnership between the Wounded Warrior Project and the American Red Cross, the St. Petersburg office of the American Red Cross has been selected to receive 10 nurse assistant training program scholarships. Students must be 18 or have a high school diploma or GED. They must either be a wounded veteran, an immediate family member or the veteran's caregiver. Students who successfully complete the training course are qualified to take the state exam to become a certified nurse assistant. For information, call (727) 898-3111, ext. 7562.

Water supply: Now through Friday the Pinellas County drinking water supply will be limited due to a scheduled construction project by the county and Tampa Bay Water, the regional water wholesaler. Residents on the county water system are being asked to curb unnecessary indoor and outdoor water use. Tampa Bay Water, along with the city of St. Petersburg, will provide Pinellas County with sufficient water supply to meet the average daily water demands. Also, Pinellas County is currently under restrictions limiting lawn irrigation to one day per week. For more information, call (727) 464-4000 or visit pinellascounty.org/utilities/water-restrict.htm.

Senior Hall of Fame: The Office on Aging is seeking nominations for the Senior Hall of Fame, which honors volunteers 65 and older. Nominees must live in Pinellas County and have dedicated their service to benefit the community. Deadline for applications is April 10; the awards ceremony will be held May 21 at the Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth St. N, St. Petersburg. For more information or an application, call (727) 893-7102 or go to stpeteparksrec.org/office-on-aging.html.

St. Pete Beach senior excursions: Seniors will head to St. Armands Circle on Friday. The trip leaves from the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Register by Wednesday for Friday's trip. The cost is $12 for residents and $15 for nonresidents for transportation. Any admission fees and lunch are extra. For information, call (727) 363-9245 or visit spbrec.com.

Tae kwon do: Classes for children 5 and older are from 5:20 to 6:20 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Wednesday and Thursday classes cost $69 per month. Wednesday morning classes are $40 a month. Call (727) 363-9245 or visit spbrec.com.

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

Dancing Without Boundaries: This is a creative movement class designed for all ages and abilities. This class focuses on the therapeutic side of movement through self-expression and improvisational exercises. The class meets from 7 to 7:45 p.m. at Gladden Park Recreation Center, 3901 30th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Cost is $15; participants need a $15 annual Advantage Card. For information, call (727) 893-7899 or visit stpeteparksrec.org.

Ballet fitness classes: Work on correct form, alignment and core strength with classes that incorporate yoga, tai chi, Pilates and classical ballet from 7:40 to 8:40 p.m. Wednesdays at Azalea Recreation Center, 1600 72nd St. N, St. Petersburg. The cost is $24 per month or $7 per class. Call (727) 893-7150.

Relax with yoga: Enjoy the soothing moves of Joyful Yoga at the Willis S. Johns Recreation Center, 6635 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. Classes are Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. First class is free, then the cost is $25, or $7 per class with an Advantage card. For information, call (727) 893-7756 or visit stpeteparksrec.org.

Arthritis Foundation exercise program: For those with arthritis or related rheumatic or musculoskeletal conditions, take advantage of a low-impact exercise program. Register at participating recreation centers at these times: Sunshine Senior Center, 330 Fifth St. N, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, (727) 893-7102; Enoch Davis Center, 1111 18th Ave. S, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, (727) 893-7134; Roberts Center, 1246 50th Ave. N, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, (727) 893-7754; Azalea Center, 1600 72nd St. N, 9 to 10 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, (727) 893-7150.

St. Pete Beach Family Aquatic Center classes: A water aerobics class is held from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Zumba for all fitness levels is held from 11 a.m. to noon Mondays and 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Saturdays. Each costs $5 for residents and $6 for nonresidents. Both accept Silver Sneakers. The center is at 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Call (727) 363-9264 or visit spbrec.com.

Guided tram tours: Learn about Boyd Hill Nature Preserve history, alligators, gopher tortoises, birds and wildflowers at 1 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with an added 10 a.m. tour Saturday. $2. 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. For information, call (727) 893-7326 or visit stpete.org/boyd.

Reading Achievement Program: RAP is a new program that consists of the five essential components to create a successful reader: phonological awareness; phonics; fluency; vocabulary; and comprehension. This program is for students with deficits in reading. Free assessment screening is provided. Classes are held Monday through Thursday at Shore Acres Recreation Center, 4230 Shore Acres Blvd. NE, St. Petersburg. The cost is $25 per session; class times vary. For information, call (727) 893-7758.

Child care: St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation offers before- and after-school programs from kindergarten through eighth grade. Camps are Monday through Friday at 11 locations through June 4. Participants are supervised by trained staff and coaches, and sign-in and sign-out procedures are used. Youths have planned activities and special events with indoor and outdoor rotating activities. Full-day activities are provided on days when Pinellas County public schools are not in session, plus spring break. For information, call (727) 893-7441 or visit stpeteparksrec.org.

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