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Community classes for kids and adults; volunteer opportunities

Urgent need for children's pants: Clothes to Kids needs boys and girls pants sizes 7 to 16. The group is asking for donations of gently used shorts and long pants, new pants or pants from thrift stores. Clothes to Kids is a nonprofit organization that provides free clothing to low-income, school-age children in Pinellas County. For information, call (727) 441-5050.

Community Poetry Reading: Meet people who celebrate poetry and share their favorite poems. Choose a poem from an established, published poet (poem must not be your own, a family member's or unpublished); get an application at friendsofboydhill.org or at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg, FL 33705; submit application by mail or email to [email protected] with Poetry Event in the subject line. Readings are from 1 to 2 p.m. Nov. 9 at Boyd Hill. For information, call (727) 893-7326.

Doll Show: Buy dolls, get appraisals and have repairs made from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 2 at Royal Palms, 200 Lake Ave. NE, Largo. For information, call (727) 953-7545 or (727) 796-9412.

Dance classes by the Judith Lee Johnson City Dancers: There's a new schedule for the season, with classes in ballet, tap, jazz and pointe offered for ages 3 to 15. Levels are beginner to advanced. Class locations are at these recreation centers: J.W. Cate, 5801 22nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg; Willis S. Johns, 6635 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg; Roberts, 1246 50th Ave. N, St. Petersburg; and Gladden Park, 3901 30th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Class times are after school, evenings and Saturdays. For a schedule, call (727) 893-7441 or visit stpeteparksrec.org.

Lego robotics program: This after-school team program teaches children 8 and older how to design, program and build a competitive robot using the Lego Mindstorms kit. The program is from 4 to 5 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. The third session begins Friday and runs through Nov. 22 (no class Nov. 11). Cost is $36. Call (727) 363-9245 or visit spbrec.com.

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. Youth have planned activities and special events, with indoor and outdoor rotating activities. Full-day activities are provided during days when Pinellas County public schools are not in session, plus spring, winter and fall breaks. For information, call (727) 893-7441 or visit stpeteparksrec.org.

PeeWee Sports program: The St. Pete Beach Recreation Center is offering a class for kids ages 3 to 6. PeeWee Sports programs are coeducational and teach the fundamentals of baseball, soccer, basketball and football using games, drills and fun activities. Classes are from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. The cost is $20. For information, call (727) 363-9245 or visit spbrec.com.

Help stock the senior pantry: The Gulfport Merchants Association is collecting nonperishable food, toiletries and personal needs for the Gulfport Senior Center pantry. Bring donations to the Gulfport Merchants Association tent from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays during the fresh market on Beach Boulevard south of 29th Avenue S. For information, call (727) 366-4086.

St. Petersburg Free Clinic call for volunteers: An orientation session will be held at 10 a.m. on Nov. 12 and again at 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 19 at 863 Third Ave N. Needed are health center intake and medical records volunteers, client interviewers and food-related helpers. Assignments can be short-term or long-term. Email Angel Schumaker at [email protected] or call (727) 821-1200, ext. 114.

Exercise program for arthritis sufferers: Learn to improve your overall wellness with a six-week low-impact exercise program that begins in November. Register at one of these locations: Sunshine Senior Center, 330 Fifth St. N; Enoch Davis Recreation Center, 1111 18th Ave. S; Roberts Recreation Center, 1246 50th Ave. N; or Azalea Recreation Center, 1600 72nd St. N. For more information, call (727) 893-7102 or visit stpeteparksrec.org.

Community classes for kids and adults; volunteer opportunities 10/24/13 [Last modified: Thursday, October 24, 2013 5:12pm]
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