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Community news: Talks, readings, classes and more

Curb unnecessary water use: Now through Feb. 28, the Pinellas County drinking water supply will be limited due to a scheduled construction project by the Pinellas County Department of Environment and Infrastructure and Tampa Bay Water. Residents served by the county water system are being asked to curb unnecessary use during these 10 days. Tampa Bay Water and the city of St. Petersburg will provide Pinellas County with sufficient water supply to meet average daily demands. Pinellas County already is currently under a Phase II Water Shortage Order limiting lawn irrigation to one day per week. For information on restrictions and to find your assigned watering day, call (727) 464-4000 or

Water safety instructor class: The city of Largo Recreation, Parks and Arts Department announces the beginning of a water safety instructor class scheduled from March 1-29. Certified trainers will instruct students at all levels of swimming using American Red Cross techniques. This class includes two-year certification; students will be provided with training materials. A mandatory, prerequisite for the class is a swim stroke skill test, which will be from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., on Saturday. Classes will be held Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $215 for residents and $255 for nonresidents. Individuals must have a city recreation card to participate. Southwest Pool, 13120 Vonn Road. For information, call (727)518-3126 or visit

Specialized aquatic fitness classes: This class is designed for those who are movement impaired, such as those with multiple sclerosis, arthritis or other neuromuscular issues. The class will concentrate on range of motion, balance and muscle strengthening. Classes are 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the St. Pete Beach Family Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Cost is $5 for St. Pete Beach residents and $6 nonresidents. For information, call (727) 363-9264 or

Children's Theatre Workshop: Take part in the upcoming play about the Pizazz Song & Dance Troupe's trip to New York City Awesome New York Adventure, Part II. Weekly classes include acting, singing, dancing, costuming, show tunes from Matilda, Newsies, Stomp and more. Classes end with a stage performance May 31. Classes are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays until May 31. Cost is $300 or $100 per month. For information, call Corey Meles (727) 515-5456 or Gidget Cross (727) 515-5380.

St. Pete Beach Public Library's 'Reimagine Renovation' Challenge: An anonymous donor has committed $10,000 if the library can raise $10,000 by March 15. The Reimagine Renovation campaign is a fundraising effort for capital improvements, including expansion and renovation plans. To date, $2,760 has been raised. Those who want to contribute can do so in person at the St. Pete Beach Library, 365 73rd Ave., or

Legal community service day: Stetson University College of Law is hosting Raising the Bar, a collection of unused holiday cards and toiletries that the American Red Cross will deliver to disaster victims, soldiers and veterans, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Classroom A at Stetson, 1401 61st St. S, Gulfport. For information, contact (727) 562-7800 or

Motorcycle safety: Ride Safe Motorcycle Training is offering a 15-hour course that satisfies Florida's 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

All-you-can-eat breakfast: The Men's Ministry of Pass-a-Grille Beach Community Church will host its annual pre-Lenten breakfast from 8 to 10:30 a.m. March 1 with all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee or tea for $5. Buy tickets beforehand or at the door at 107 16th Ave., St. Pete Beach. For information, (727) 360-5508 or visit

Tutoring assistance: This class will focus on homework help, test preparation and confidence. The instructor is a 10-year teaching veteran who is a certified learning disability specialist and teacher. Classes for grades K-5 can be scheduled Monday through Thursday at Shore Acres Recreational Center, 4230 Shore Acres Blvd. NE, St. Petersburg. Class times. The cost is $15 per 30-minute session. For information, call (727) 893-7758.

Latin ballroom dancing: Learn ballroom dancing with a Latin flair from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays through March 17 at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Cost is $40. For information, call (727) 363-9245 or visit

Community news: Talks, readings, classes and more 02/18/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 12:23pm]
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