Thursday, December 14, 2017
News Roundup

College fair, senior sexuality talk, divorce support, cute pets and more on calendar

Suncoast Center Success Breakfast: Dr. Jimmy DeMesa will speak at the third annual breakfast saluting the Suncoast Center, which offers help with issues of child abuse, trauma, mental illness, substance abuse and sexual assault and provides intensive family support services and medical foster care. Proceeds benefit Pinellas County's Children's Advocacy Center and Rape Crisis Center. 7:30 to 9 a.m. Sept. 27 at the Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park, 950 Lake Carillon Drive. Call (727) 388-1175 or visit suncoastcenter.org.

'Sexuality in the Elderly' seminar: This continuing education seminar for health professionals features guest speaker Heidi Crockett, geriatric care manager with Aging Care Advocates. She will address sexual concerns, community resources, intimacy in seniors with dementia and more. 4 p.m. Wednesday. Free. Arden Courts Memory Care Community of Largo, 300 Highland Ave. NE.

College fair: The University of South Florida St. Petersburg will host the free Pinellas County College Fair from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the University Student Center at 200 Sixth Ave. S. Admissions professionals representing more than 80 universities from across the country will participate. Park for free in the USFSP garage. For a list of participating colleges, go to go.usfsp.edu/pccf. For information, call (727) 873-4436.

Hazardous waste dropoff: Pinellas County Solid Waste will let county residents drop off electronics and chemicals from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Seminole High School, 8401 131st St. N. TVs, cellphones, computers, paints, motor oil, fertilizers and batteries can harm the environment if they are not disposed of properly. Businesses should arrange for dropoff and payment by calling Creative Recycling at (813) 621-2319 for electronics, or EQ Florida at (813) 319-3400 for chemicals. For information, call (727) 464-7500 or visit pinellascounty.org/utilities.

2013 Pinellas County Coastal Cleanup: Keep Pinellas Beautiful is looking for volunteers at more than 20 locations. The effort begins Saturday, with a countywide event Oct. 19. Cleanups will continue until Oct. 26. Those interested can email [email protected] and put "coastal cleanup application request" in the subject line.

Divorce support group: Individuals facing divorce or separation can get help and healing from 6 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday through Nov 20. Care is provided for children K-5. $15 registration fee. Pasadena Community Church, 227 70th St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 437-6222.

Big Brothers Big Sisters, serving Pinellas, Hernando and Citrus counties, is hosting a campaign to remove 50 boys from its waiting list and recruit "50 Big Couples" from Oct. 1 to Nov. 20. Call (727) 518-8860 or email [email protected]

Clothing needed: Clothes to Kids needs boys and girls pants sizes 7-16. More than 500 low-income Pinellas children shop at Clothes to Kids each week. Call (727) 441-5050, ext. 22, or visit clothestokids.org.

Pet calendar contest: Enter your pet for $10 for a chance to be featured in the Humane Society of Pinellas' 2014 pet calendar. For $1, family and friends can vote for their favorite entry. The top vote-getters will receive a professional photo session and will be featured in the calendar. The contest runs through Sunday. Photos can be sent to [email protected] or uploaded to mulabula.com/humanepinellas. To be a calendar sponsor or to get more information, call (727) 797-7722, ext. 222.

Homecoming dresses: The Belle of the Ball Project offers 3,000 dresses, plus shoes and purses, to low-income high school girls. No appointment is needed. A donation is requested but not required. Shop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sept. 28 and Oct. 5, 19 and 26 at Seminole Mall, 11201 Park Blvd. N. For other sites and information, call (727) 386-4502 or visit belleoftheballproject.com.

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