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Community news: Poets Live! event planned Monday at Largo Public Library


Poets Live! will be Monday at library

Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive, is hosting Poets Live! from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday. Poets Live!, an hour of poetry with friends in the community, is free and open to the public. For more information, call (727) 587-6715 or visit


Bring a dish, meet a friend at social event

Join a group of fun singles, ages 55 and up, at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Pinellas Park Recreation Center, 7625 59th St. N, for a potluck lunch and social. On the second Monday of each month, local singles come together and enjoy a delicious lunch and entertainment while meeting new friends. Guests are not required to make reservations but are asked to bring a dish to share and $2. Call (727) 520-8797.


Free concert today features local pianist

James Weaver, an accomplished local composer and pianist, will give a free concert at 3 p.m. today at Palm Lake Christian Church, 5401 22nd Ave. N. The event will include audience participation. A freewill offering will be taken. This is the first of three summer concerts sponsored by Act 1ne Arts Initiative, raising funds for Arts Education Scholarships, performance venues, and providing the community with access to Performing and Visual Arts. For more information, call (727) 321-8356.


Volunteers needed for annual festival July 2

Kenneth City is looking for volunteers to help with the annual Independence Day Festival to be held July 2 at 4600 58th St. N. Volunteers' responsibilities would include setup and tear-down of the festival site, assisting with games and events and serving refreshments. For more information or to volunteer your time, contact council member Joanne DeSimone via e-mail at or (727) 344-0598.


Be a troop leader, helper for Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts of West Central Florida is seeking troop leaders, men and women over age 18, to volunteer as adult role models for girls. In addition to troop leaders, GSWCF is looking for volunteers to work behind the scenes to support troop leaders, or to train other volunteers. For more information on volunteering, visit For specific questions or to learn more about the current volunteer needs in west central Florida, contact Kristie Wiley at (813) 262-1765 or


Breakfast for dads, girls planned for Father's Day

Girls, invite your dad or father figure to "Breakfast with Dad, A Father's Day Celebration" at 9 a.m. Saturday in the second floor Fellowship Hall at Mt. Zion Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, 955 20th St. S. Space is limited, so RSVPs are required by Wednesday. To RSVP or for more information, call (727) 894-4311, ext. 802 or e-mail


Seniors can benefit from pair of forums

The Pinellas County Urban League's Black-On-Black Crime Prevention Program will host two 90-minute forums for seniors 50 and older to obtain critical information on evolving subjects such as financial security, crime prevention, personal safety, continuing education and health care options. The two forums will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and June 21 at the Enoch Davis Center, 1111 18th Ave. S. The Leagues Career Connection Center, and employment placement program will be available to assist participants, along with other community businesses. For more information, call (727) 327-2081.


Preventing injuries is topic of lecture

St. Anthony's sports medicine experts will explain how athletes can keep injuries of their upper body extremities to a minimum during "Upper Extremity Sports — How to Avoid Most Common Injuries" at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in meeting rooms A and B at St. Anthony's Outpatient Center, 900 Carillon Parkway. To register or for more information about this free sports medicine lecture call (727) 953-9129.


Turn in old medicines at Gulf Blvd. Walgreens

The Treasure Island Walgreens, 10551 Gulf Blvd., is accepting unused medications daily, acting as a local version of the biannual "Operation: Medicine Cabinet" program operated by Pinellas County. The program is not limited to narcotics or scheduled medications. All medication is accepted. The objective is to prevent the stockpiling of medication in the home, which could increase the potential of theft or abuse. The Treasure Island Walgreens pharmacy hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call (727) 547-4575.


Paddleboard demos are free through October

WaterSports West of Largo will host free stand-up paddleboard demonstrations from 5 p.m. until dark on Wednesdays through October. The demonstrations will be at Keegan Clair Park on the Intracoastal Waterway at Third Avenue and First Street in Indian Rocks Beach. Parking will be at the park, by the volleyball courts at the Indian Rocks Beach Holiday Inn and along the surrounding streets. Water shoes are encouraged. For more information, call (727) 517-7000 or visit

Community news: Poets Live! event planned Monday at Largo Public Library 06/11/11 [Last modified: Saturday, June 11, 2011 4:30am]
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