Saturday, June 23, 2018
News Roundup

Classes, talks, camps of note in south Pinellas

Adaptive swim lessons: Learn how to swim with an instructor experienced in therapeutic recreation from 5:50 p.m. to 6:20 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 901 North Shore Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Registration for Session I begins at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Cost is $39 with an Advantage Card. Call (727) 893-7727 or visit stpeteparksrec.org.

Tae kwon do: Children 6 and older can learn this martial art that focuses on self-defense and values. Classes are 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Cost is $69 per month. Call (727) 798-0220.

Stretch and Release Fitness Class: The St. Pete Beach Community Center offers this class from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays for $6 at 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Call (727) 363-9245 or visit spbrec.com.

Yoga: Classes are 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S., St. Petersburg. Cost is $8 per class or $28 per month with a city Advantage Card. Call (727) 893-7326 or visit stpeteparksrec.org.

The St. Petersburg Republican Club will host state Rep. Kathleen Peters, R-South Pasadena, at 7 p.m. June 12 at St. Petersburg Community Church, 4501 30th Ave. N. Free. For information, call Gus Pries at (727) 864-0312.

Quit-smoking seminar: Gulfcoast North Area Health Education Center and the city of St. Petersburg are providing a free six-week program at Lake Vista Recreation Center, 1401 62nd Ave. S. Course begins June 12 and will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Includes a supply of nicotine replacement therapy. The program is funded by the Florida Department of Health. Space is limited. Call (813) 929-1000 or visit gnahec.org.

Sea turtle talk: Join Clearwater Marine Aquarium educator Joe Malo and learn about sea turtles, habitats and conservation. Afterward, guests will visit the beach habitat. Free. Parking may be limited. Reservations are desired but not necessary. 6:30 p.m. June 13 at Guy Harvey Outpost, a TradeWinds Beach Resort conference center, 6000 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. For information, call (727) 343-1272.

Seminole summer camps: Register for preschool, elementary and middle school camps through Saturday. Kidventures, for K-5, costs $60 per week for residents, $75 per week for nonresidents. Teen Extreme, grades 6-9, costs $70 a week for residents, $87.50 per week for nonresidents. A recreation membership card and a 50 percent deposit are required to enroll. Rec cards are free for Seminole residents, $120 for nonresidents. Registration is at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex, 9100 113th St. N. To see camp details, go to tinyurl.com/sembrochure. For information, call (727) 391-8345.

Know your Largo signs: "Planning for Largo Sign Code Success: What Every Business Needs to Know" is the topic of a program being held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. The program is presented by the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce and the city of Largo. It will highlight what businesses must know about the sign ordinance before the compliance deadline ends on June 5, 2017. Registration is requested. Call the chamber at (727) 584-2321 or email [email protected] with name and company affiliation.

First-time home buyer assistance: This Pinellas program is available to those who have not owned a home in the past three years. It's also for veterans trying to buy a home. To qualify, you must meet income requirements, have a minimum credit score of 640 and take a required class. Call toll-free 1-800-806-5154 or (727) 464-8210.

The Gulfport Senior Center Pantry needs nonperishable food, toiletries and personal needs. Bring your donations to the Gulfport Merchants Association tent between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. during the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market, on Beach Boulevard below 29th Avenue S. For information, call (727) 366-4086.

Help the St. Petersburg Free Clinic: Volunteer orientation is at 10 a.m. the second Tuesday of the month, and at 3:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month. Volunteer assignments can be short or long term. Call Angel Schumaker at (727) 821-1200, ext. 114, or email [email protected]

St. Petersburg General Hospital needs volunteers in the gift shop weekends from 4 to 8 p.m.; in patient care, flexible hours; in the OBGYN department, flexible hours; and at the information desk, weekends with both morning and evening hours available. The hospital is at 6500 38th Ave. N. For information, call Anita Brown at (727) 341-4848.

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