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Community news: fishing class, nutrition lecture and more


Kiwanis to hear about healthier eating

The Kiwanis Club of Seminole Breakfast will present Juice Plus at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday at the Seminole Family Restaurant, 6864 Seminole Blvd. Janet Landt, the featured speaker, will discuss the benefits of fruits and vegetables in the diet and the importance of reading food labels in the grocery store.

Meetings are held every Tuesday morning and feature guest speakers from local business, government and nonprofit organizations on a wide-range of topics. New members are welcome to join at any time. To reserve your guest spot at any upcoming meeting, contact Lee Walters at (727) 319-8343.


Safely dispose of old medications

St. Pete Beach Police, in conjunction with the Pinellas County Diversion Task Force Coalition and the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators, will collect unused or expired prescription drug medications for safe disposal from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in front of Publix in the Dolphin Village Shopping Center, 4700 Gulf Blvd. For more information, call the St. Pete Beach Police Department at (727) 363-9200.


Caregiving workshop offered for families

"Getting Fit for the Future," a free Family Caregiving Workshop, will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Arden Courts Memory Care Community of Seminole, 9300 Antilles Drive. Participants will learn about nonclinical family care planning, practical problem solving, fitness options and evaluating resources.

Space is limited, so registration is required; call (727) 517-7800 or e-mail Adult day care will be provided by qualified staff for this event.


SPIFFS offers talk on Poland and Russia trip

St. Petersburg International Folk Fair Society president Bill Parsons will speak at the SPIFFS General Assembly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Sunshine Center Auditorium, 330 Fifth St. N. Years ago, Parsons spent his junior year abroad in Krakow, Poland, and just returned for a 50-year reunion with several of his fellow students. He also traveled to Russia, where he followed the trail of the Russian poet Pushkin and the founder of St. Petersburg, Peter Demens. This illustrated presentation of his unique trip costs $5 and is open to the public. For information, call (727) 552-1896.


Fishing class includes deep sea excursion

Registration is under way for the city's Family Fishing Class and Deep Sea Excursion. The four-week class will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays Sept. 6 through Sept. 27 at the Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave. Bait, poles and tackle are included with the class. The deep sea excursion will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 2, leaving from Clearwater Beach on the Double Eagle, a charter fishing boat. The deadline to register is Sept. 2. The class is for ages 8 and older, and an adult must accompany all children. The cost is $56 for residents and $70 for nonresidents. For information, call (727) 518-3016.


Help out troops with thoughtful donations

Donations are needed for troops overseas. Drop off snacks, women's hygiene products, baby wipes, lip balm, sunscreen, bandannas, socks, plastic baggies and cotton swabs at American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater; Army Recruiter, 11223 78th Ave. N, Seminole; Extra Space Storage, 4319 Duhme Road, Madeira Beach; VFW Post 9272, 10997 72nd Ave. N, Seminole; or VFW Post 4256, 12901 Gulf Blvd., Madeira Beach. To make a shipping donation, make checks payable to UPS Store and mail to Joe Tapp, P.O. Box 86223, Madeira Beach, FL 33738.


Vote for Largo Central Park in Coke contest

Coca-Cola is holding its 2nd annual "Vote for Your Favorite Park" competition, and the city of Largo is encouraging the community to visit and vote for Largo Central Park. Coca-Cola will honor the top three parks with grants, and the grand prize winner will receive $100,000. More details on the contest and ways to vote can be found at


Is your dog a good citizen?

The program "Canine Good Citizen,'' whose aim is to reward dogs that exhibit good behavior both at home as well as in the community, will be offered at noon Saturday at the SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Way, Largo. The 10-step test is open to all breeds of dogs, but it is especially designed for pit bulls and pit bull mixes. Dogs that pass are eligible to receive a "Canine Good Citizen certificate'' from the American Kennel Club. For more information, visit

Community news: fishing class, nutrition lecture and more 08/20/11 [Last modified: Saturday, August 20, 2011 4:31am]
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