Have a new puppy that needs training? The Willis S. Johns Recreation Center at 6635 Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg, is offering a six-week course on basic dog obedience techniques. The course is offered on Thursdays from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. starting on Jan. 10 and runs through Feb. 14. The dog must be 6 months or older and the cost is $65. For information, call (727) 893-7918 or visit stpeteparksrec.org
Lifeguard, water safety instructor classes: The St. Petersburg Aquatics Division offers training Jan. 12-20 at North Shore Aquatic Center, 901 North Shore Drive NE. Lifeguard classes are open to anyone 15 or older. Call (727) 893-7727 or visit the website stpeteparksrec.org/lifeguard-training.html.
Senior dining network: Senior citizens can enjoy a hot, nutritious lunch, socialize and partake of activities at 10 dining sites, where programs include information on insurance issues, hurricane preparedness, senior rights and current events. Seniors must be a registered diner with Neighborly Care Network, 60 or older and live in Pinellas County. Free transportation is provided to the closest dining site if needed. You must register 72 hours in advance to participate in the dining program and receive transportation. For information, call (727) 573-9444.
Hospital helpers: St. Petersburg General Hospital needs volunteers for the information desk from 4 to 8 p.m. daily. Call Anita Brown at (727) 341-4848 or stop by 6500 38th Ave. N and visit the information desk.