Kids, find out about jobs in medical field
Students interested in becoming a doctor, nurse or other health care professional are invited to attend Camp Nurse Jr. and CaMPMed, two experiences through Morton Plant Mease Health Care that provide an introduction to medical careers.
Open to boys and girls, Camp Nurse Jr. is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 22 through 26 at Mease Dunedin Hospital, 601 Main Street. Campers must be in the seventh or eighth grade during the 2009-2010 academic year, have a GPA of 2.75 or higher and a letter of recommendation is required by a math or science teacher.
CaMPMed, a two-day session that introduces boys entering the eighth and ninth grades to health care careers, will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 16 and 17 at Morton Plant Hospital, 300 Pinellas St., Clearwater. Participants must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher, and a letter of recommendation is required from a math or science teacher.
Application deadline is June 1. For an application and complete list of requirements, visit baycare.org and click on the Education link. A $25 application fee is due on the first day of camp. For program details, call Deborah Covert, ARNP, at (727) 736-9805.
Saint Paul's School to celebrate 40 years
Saint Paul's School, a private school with students from 3 years old to eighth grade, will celebrate its 40th anniversary on Saturday. Festivities will run throughout the day and into the evening.
From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Family Fun Day with a barbecue, outdoor games and live music by the band Three Two Five, will be held on the school's Skip Cline Field. Cost is $10.
At 6:30 p.m. in the Douglas C. Eveleth Gymnasium, Saint Paul's Top 40 will be held.
This event is for those 21 and older. The nostalgic evening will feature a disc jockey playing top 40 songs from the last four decades. Alumni, faculty and parents, both past and current, are invited to attend. Tickets will be available at the door. Cost: $20.
Saint Paul's School is at 1600 St.Paul's Drive, Clearwater. Call (727) 536-2756.
When they call 211, you can help
2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares, an agency that provides information on health and human services, is recruiting volunteers for its call center. Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of two hours per shift. Shifts are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. To receive an application, call Geri Costello, community relations manager, at (727) 210-4209 or e-mail email@example.com.
Pinellas Hope is in need of volunteers
Pinellas Hope Tent City needs volunteers daily from 7 to 11 a.m., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday to work outside helping people, answer phones and help keep a good flow in group surroundings. Volunteer groups are also needed to buy and prepare meals for 200 to 300 people.
The prepared food would need to be transported to Pinellas Hope Tent City and served by the volunteer group with help from residents. To provide meals, call (727) 556-6397. To volunteer or assist in other ways, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or come to 5726 126th Ave. N for a volunteer application.
Clothes to Kids needs your help
Clothes to Kids, a nonprofit organization that provides free clothing to low-income Pinellas County children, is in critical need of warmer apparel and coats for children and teens, and new and gently used athletic shoes. New or freshly laundered clothing may be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1059 N Hercules Ave., Clearwater. Cash donations help supplement the donated clothing inventory and ensure every child shopping at Clothes to Kids receives a complete week's wardrobe. Tax-deductible donations can be dropped off at the store or mailed to P.O. Box 6123, Clearwater, FL 33758-6123. For information, call (727) 441-5050 or visit www.clothestokids.org.
Parent Aide Program seeks volunteers
You can assist parents who are seeking help. The Parent Aide Program needs volunteers to help those who are looking to become better parents. Aides spend one to two hours each week mentoring a parent. Call Kerri Pedersen at 399-5744, ext. 168, or visit www.HelpAChild.org.
Free equipment for folks with hearing loss
Florida residents with hearing loss can receive amplified telephones and specialized equipment for no cost at the Deaf and Hearing Connection for Tampa Bay.
Free hearing screenings, other assisting equipment and low-cost hearing aids are also available at locations across Pinellas County.
Call (727) 399-9983 or visit www.ftri.org for locations
Print out checklist for disaster survival items
Pinellas County Emergency Management has created a printable disaster survival kit list that can make shopping for essential items easier.
For information on hurricane preparedness, call 464-3800 or go to www.pinellascounty.org/emergency.
Literacy Club is looking for tutors
The Palm Harbor Literacy Council needs volunteers to help individuals with reading, writing and spoken English. The organization also welcomes adults who would like a tutor to help them learn English as a second language or to learn how to read. All materials are provided by the council. For information, call (727) 784-3332, ext. 3010.
Clearwater housing for seniors available
Prospect Towers of Clearwater, a nonprofit organization affiliated with Senior Citizen Services of Clearwater, provides housing for seniors, ages 62 and older, on limited income. The facility, at 801 Chestnut St., Clearwater, offers efficiencies and one-bedroom apartments. For applications and information, call Felicita Rosado, (727) 447-5701.