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Community events from shuffleboard to sports lecture, free backpacks to foreclosure help

School registration help: Parents or guardians needing to register their children for school can get help from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Tuesday at High Point Elementary, 5921 150th Ave. N, Clearwater; 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Tuesday at Pinellas Central Elementary, 10501 58th St. N, Pinellas Park; and 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Jamerson Elementary, 1200 37th St. S, and at Northwest Elementary, 5601 22nd Ave. N, both in St. Petersburg. Parents can set up a user ID and password to reserve a seat while there. These are needed if a student is entering kindergarten or is new to Pinellas schools: birth certificate, or other proof of identity/age, proof of residency, Florida certificate of immunization, and physical exam certificate within 12 months. For information, call (727) 588-6210.

Youth shuffleboard league and family night: It's family night from 6:30 to 9 Tuesday at the Mirror Lake St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club, 559 Mirror Lake Drive N, St. Petersburg. Every Tuesday through July 24, ages 10-14 and 15-18 break up into league play. Meanwhile families and younger kids can also play. Ice cream will be served each week. $3, free for members. Call (727) 822-2083 or visit stpete

Lecture for athletes: "Triathletes and Runners: Work Out Smarter, Not Harder" will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony's Carillon Outpatient Center, 900 Carillon Parkway, St. Petersburg. Dr. John Gross will talk about reaching athletic goals and avoiding injury. Personal trainer Michael Bologna will guide athletes through techniques to get the most out of workouts. Free. Call (727) 825-1445 or visit

Free backpacks and school supplies: People That Love Church and Mission, 817 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg, is hosting the 21st annual event at 11 a.m. Aug. 8. Registration is required and is open 10:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday now through Aug. 3. Parents or guardians must bring children's birth certificates, Social Security cards, a Department of Children and Families letter, etc. Kids must be present to receive supplies. Call (727) 820-0775; to donate to the mission, call (727) 421-3745.

Pinellas Junior/Senior High reunion: All graduates are invited to dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 16 at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 13255 118th St. N, Largo. Call (727) 443-4114.

Head Start forum: Learn more about Pinellas schools' proposal to become the county's Head Start and Early Head Start programs operator from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Hispanic Outreach Center, 612 Franklin St., Clearwater, and Tuesday at Gibbs High School, 850 34th St. S, St. Petersburg. Call (727) 588-6405.

PSTA public meeting: Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority is hosting a public informational meeting about PSTA's becoming the county's new transportation coordinator at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the PSTA Board Room, 3201 Scherer Drive, St. Petersburg. The public is invited to join the discussion, which will help shape the goals of the program. Call PSTA at (727) 540-1900 or visit

Foreclosure prevention workshop: The Neighborhood Community Foundation presents a free workshop from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Hilton, 333 First St. in St. Petersburg. Develop a better understanding of the foreclosure process, legal rights and options to remain in your home. Register at or call 1-877-306-5299.

Community events from shuffleboard to sports lecture, free backpacks to foreclosure help 07/14/12 [Last modified: Saturday, July 14, 2012 4:30am]
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