Propaganda is topic of Patriot group gathering
Retired Lt. Col. John Shaw will speak on "The Deception of Propaganda" at the Community Picnic, sponsored by the local Patriot group, from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday in Shelter 10 at Lake Seminole Park, 10015 Park Blvd. This event is open to all those desiring to meet local tea party members and becoming members. Join in the discussion and enjoy some snacks. For information, call (727) 578-0644 or visit 912pinellas.org.
Obedience training for dogs begins Tuesday
Fuzzy Muzzy Dog Academy will hold beginner dog obedience training for dogs 8 weeks and older from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays in the Treasure Island City Hall Auditorium, 120 108th Ave. Pet owners will learn 14 basic commands, behavior modification and techniques on socialization. The fee is $75 for a six-week program. The next session begins Monday. For information, contact Sara Muzzy at (727) 238-1690 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.fuzzy muzzy.org.
Academy Prep holds Fresh Market on Friday
The eighth-grade class at Academy Prep Center of St. Petersburg hosts the second AP Fresh Market from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday on the campus at 2301 22nd Ave. S. The AP Fresh Market will bring fruits, vegetables and other wares directly to Academy Prep families and the community. For information, call the school at (727) 322-0800.
See Volkswagens of all vintages this weekend
Buses, beetles and bugs! See hundreds of classic and collectors' Volkswagens from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Pinellas Pioneer Settlement, 3100 31st St. S. Enjoy fun, games, contests and a swap meet. Free admission. For information, call (727) 893-7326.
Fox News contributors present film Sunday
Frequent Fox News contributors Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller will visit Tampa Bay to screen their new documentary, The Ground Zero Mosque: Second Wave of the 9/11 Attacks, at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Muvico BayWalk, 151 Second Ave. N. Tickets cost $10 at the door or $9 online at groundzeromovieflorida.eventbrite.com.
Service honors those who died in Holocaust
Beth-El Shalom presents a Holocaust remembrance service at 7 p.m. Friday at Beth-El Shalom Messianic Congregation, 1701 29th Ave. N. Join the congregation to relive the atrocities of the Holocaust in a dramatized presentation, meant to bring the community together. All are welcome and admission is free. For information, call (727) 345-7777 or visit jewishheritage.net.
Local author Roberts signing books Saturday
Local author Rick Roberts III will be available to sign copies of his books, Where Did the Gift Go?, What Really Matters and You, from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Globe Coffee Lounge, 532 First Ave. N. For information, contact Terry Cordingley at 1-888-361-9473 toll-free or e-mail email@example.com.
Drop off sundries, food for troops overseas
Donations are sought for troops overseas. Drop off snacks, women's hygiene products, baby wipes, lip balm, sunscreen, bandanas, socks, plastic baggies and cotton swabs at American Legion No. 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater; Army Recruiter, 11223 78th Ave. N, Seminole; Extra Space Storage, 4319 Duhme Road, Madeira Beach; VFW 9272, 10997 72nd Ave. N, Seminole; or VFW 4256, 12901 Gulf Blvd., Madeira Beach. To make a shipping donation, make checks payable to UPS Store and mail to Joe Tap, P.O. Box 86223, Madeira Beach, FL 33738.
Youth can learn water rescue, get certified
The city will hold a Future Rescuers camp from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 9-11 at Highland Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. The program will teach teens the basics of water rescue, including Red Cross CPR. It is designed for youth ages 11 and older. You must attend all three sessions for certification. Those who receive certification could be selected to serve as Largo Junior Lifeguards. The cost is $60 for residents and $75 for nonresidents. A Largo recreation card is required. For information, call (727) 518-3018.
Wear a costume to teen animation convention
The Tosho-Con Teen Animation Convention will be held at Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The theme this year is surrealism. All teens are invited. Costumes are encouraged. Admission is $5. For information, call (727) 587-6715.