Conference on building healthy relationships
Family Resources' You&Me.WE program will hold its second annual Mission Possible Community Conference, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 20, at the St. Petersburg College Seminole campus, 9200 113th St. N. It's open to singles, couples and professionals, including nurses, physical therapists, physical therapy assistants and assisted living facilitators. Professionals can earn up to six continuing education credits. A panel of relationship experts will discuss common areas of concern and specific ways to promote relationship health. Dawn Hasemann, a licensed clinical psychologist, will speak about relationship stages, communication skills and intimacy. The cost, $25 for singles and $35 for couples, includes continental breakfast and lunch. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Call (727) 341-4772 or go to www.spcollege.edu/ac/ce/2nd AnnualMissionPossible0400.htm.
Church cancels Catala workshop, has another
The Center for Spiritual Development at Good Samaritan Church, 6085 Park Blvd. has canceled its Sept. 18 through Oct. 9 workshops with Dr. Rafael Catala.
The church will hold a two-part workshop featuring the Sundance documentary, For The Bible Tells Me So, illustrating how Scripture has affected the rights of gays and lesbians around the world. The workshop, 1:30 p.m. Monday and Sept. 22, will be moderated by James Anderson, professor emeritus of Rutgers University. A discussion will take place, 6 p.m., Oct. 19. Go to www.goodsam-church.org or call (727) 544-8558.
Health ministry program discusses diet, diabetes
The Parish Nurses and Mental Health Ministry at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle has scheduled a program, 7 p.m., Sept. 17, in the parish center, 5815 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Linda Sellers will speak about diet and diabetes. Call 347-9702.
Give items for Marines in Iraq, Afghanistan
Donations are being accepted Thursday through Oct. 15 for the USMC Care Package Project for Marines serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Requested items include nonperishable food, pre-sweetened beverages, white short sleeve undershirts, socks, decks of cards, letters of support, foot powder, eye drops and throat lozenges. Items can be dropped off 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday at Heavenly Things, 216 First Ave. N. Monetary donations for shipping are also being accepted. Call 822-8938.
Oct. 12 is deadline for Boyd Hill photo contest
The deadline to enter the Boyd Hill Nature Preserve's 26th annual photo contest is Oct. 12. All ages are welcome to participate. The prize for best of show is $300. Prizes will be handed out Nov. 1. For information on how to enter, call 893-7326.
Volunteers are needed to aid elderly, caregivers
The Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas is seeking volunteers for the SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Program. SHINE volunteers assist elders and their caregivers with health insurance issues, such as Medicare, Medicaid, private health insurance, long-term care options, benefit and claim issues and prescription drug assistance programs. Volunteers must be able to use a computer and the Internet and attend professional training and update meetings. For information, call 570-9696, ext. 234.
Participants needed for inaugural blues festival
The city of Gulfport is looking for artists, food and craft vendors to bring their wares to the first 49th St. S. Blues Festival. The festival will be held Sept. 27 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. along the Tangerine Greeneway at 18th Ave. S. between 49th and 54th streets. The Leisure Services Department will be accepting applications until Sept. 19. To obtain a vendor package application, log onto www.ci.gulfport.fl.us and click on City Events Calendar, then on Events. For additional information, contact Gail Biron at 893-1118, or by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Church calls on artists to exhibit at show
Lakewood United Methodist Church, 5995 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. S is seeking exhibitors for its 2008 Arts & Crafts Festival, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 25. The deadline to register is noon Oct. 13. Call 867-1744 or 867-3422 for information.
Guest speaker featured at free pet seminar
Stop Pet Overpopulation Together will host a free pet seminar from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Pinellas Park Library, 7770 52nd St. Guest speaker Laura Lassiter will talk about understanding and solving problem behavior. Seating is limited. Reserve a seat at 545-3463 or online at www.SPOTusa.org.