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Last call for prom dresses: Belle of the Ball will have its final distribution day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 3 at Seminole Mall, 11201 Park Blvd. No appointment is necessary. Info: (727) 386-4502 or To donate dresses, email

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Ready to quit smoking? The Gulfcoast North Area Health Education Center and the Florida Department of Health are offering the six-week IQuit program, starting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 15 at the Enoch Davis Center, 1111 18th Ave. S, St. Petersburg.. It provides nicotine replacement therapy and a workbook. Participants must be 18. To register, contact Nicole Kelly at (813) 929-1000, ext. 204, or For other classes and locations, visit

Tourism luncheon: Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce will host its sixth annual Tourism Lunch on May 8 at the Loews Don CeSar, 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. This year's panel discussion, "Beyond the Beach: Florida's Not So Sandy Attractions," will highlight all aspects of Tampa Bay's tourism market. Check-in and networking begin at 11 a.m., followed by the program and lunch at noon. Cost is $40 for members, $50 nonmembers. Info: Jennifer McKenney at (727) 360-6957 or

The Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee welcomes U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa at the May 15 meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Marriott, 12600 Roosevelt Blvd. N. Reservations due by May 8. Cost is $50. Info: (727) 539-6009.

Yoga at the Dalí: Classes are 75 minutes, and beginners and experienced yogis are welcome. Arrive early, and bring a mat and towel. Noon to 1:30 p.m. today at Bayshore Drive at Fifth Avenue SE, St. Petersburg. $10 members and students, $15 nonmembers. Info: (727) 823-3767 or

Daddy-daughter night: Mark your calendar for 6 to 9 p.m. May 10 at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Cost is $25 per pair and $5 for each additional daughter. Register by May 7. Info: (727) 363-9245 or

Humane Society of Pinellas summer camps: Registration is being accepted for Junior Caretaker Camp, for upcoming fifth- and sixth-graders, June 9-13. Animal Explorer Camp, for upcoming seventh- and eighth-graders, is June 23-27. Animal Career Camp, for ninth- and 10th-graders, is July 7-11. Cost is $125 through April 30 and includes a T-shirt and a snack each day. Call (727) 797-7722 or visit

Marine science camp: Registration is under way for Tampa Bay Watch's marine ecology summer camp. The program is geared toward children ages 6 to 14. Tampa Bay Watch offers four weeks of Sea Monkey Camp (ages 6 to 8) and five weeks of full-time Tampa Bay Discovery Camp for ages 9 to 14. Activities include kayaking, snorkeling and oyster bar creation. Call (727) 867-8166 or visit

Free nonprofit vendor space: The Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market offers one space each week for nonprofits to provide information, sell tickets to events or sell items for fundraising. Any items to be sold must be preapproved. Email Laura Garrison at

Never too early to learn yoga: Sunken Gardens offers yoga for kids from 4 to 4:45 p.m. Thursdays at 1825 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Cost is $10. Info: (727) 551-3102 or

Motorcycle safety: Ride Safe Motorcycle Training is offering a 15-hour course that satisfies all Florida motorcycle and scooter license requirements. The classroom portion will be held at 1145 Court St., Clearwater, and the range will be at Tyrone Square Mall (next to Tires Plus) at 2800 Tyrone Blvd. N, St. Petersburg. Cost is $189 for weekday classes, $199 for weekend classes. To register, call (727) 373-7233 or visit

Meals on Wheels volunteers needed: Neighborly Care Network seeks help delivering meals to homebound seniors in Pinellas Park and St. Petersburg from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Schedules are flexible. Call (727) 573-9444, ext. 3221.

Self-defense classes: Sessions are from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursdays at Bay Vista Recreation Center, 7000 Fourth St. S, St. Petersburg. Cost is $25 for four classes. Info: (727) 893-7124 or stpeteparksrec.

Community news briefs of note 04/24/14 [Last modified: Thursday, April 24, 2014 3:03pm]
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