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Talk to focus on Johns Hopkins partnership

The Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College is hosting a forum, "The Integration of All Children's Hospital Within the Johns Hopkins Health Systems," at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Fox Hall at Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave. S. The forum will be presented by Dr. Jonathan Ellen, chief pediatrician and Hopkins vice dean of pediatrics at All Children's Hospital. It's free. For information, call (727) 864-8834 or visit


Annual pool passes are half off this month

The St. Pete Beach Aquatic Complex, at 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, is offering annual family, adult, senior and child pool passes for 50 percent off when purchased in January. Yearly passes include unlimited access to the pool, open year-round and kept at 82 degrees. Stop by the pool throughout January to buy a discounted membership.


Archery classes for children offered

The city is offering archery classes for kids ages 8 to 15 taught by Dan McKaeg. Classes will be held Mondays from Jan. 9-30 at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. The cost is $30. Call (727) 536-6207.


Did you graduate from Lakewood High in '72?

Lakewood High School Class of 1972 will celebrate is 40th reunion the weekend of July 20-21. Class members are urged to update their contact information and learn more about the reunion at or through the Facebook page, Lakewood High-Fourtieth Reunion. Co-chairwomen Gail Tolsma Stotts and Sue Boore Foster can be reached through the online sites.

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Guardians ad litem change children's lives

More than 1,000 abused and neglected children in Pinellas County do not have a guardian ad litem, an advocate in court and in the child welfare system. The guardian visits the child every month, becomes familiar with the child's case, and makes recommendations to the court to help ensure the child has a safe, caring and stable home. To learn about the program, attend a presentation at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 3A of the Life Enrichment Center of Pasadena Community Church, 227 70th St. S. No experience is necessary. For information about this session and others, call (727) 464-6528 or visit


Nibble on some free fitness classes

Largo Recreation will help you kick off a healthy new year with "Move It 2 Lose It,'' a week of free fitness classes, motivation, healthy recipes and prizes. Choose from more than 40 classes Jan. 3-10 at the Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave.; Southwest Recreation Complex, 13120 Vonn Road; and the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. Ages 16 and up are welcome. Visit or call (727) 518-3016.


Know a great child in a military family?

Operation Homefront is accepting nominations for its 2012 Military Child of the Year Award through Jan. 15. The award will be given to an outstanding child from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. Candidates should demonstrate resilience, leadership and strength of character, and thrive amid the challenges of military life. Nominees must have valid military ID or be enrolled in DEERS and be between the ages of 8 and 18. Winners will receive $5,000 and a trip to Washington for an April 5 ceremony. Nominate children at


If Hebrew language has ever intrigued you …

Learn to read and write Hebrew as well as some conversational Hebrew in a beginner's class at 6 p.m. Friday at Beth-El Shalom, 1701 29th Ave. N. For information, call (727) 345-7777 or visit


Library to feature movie from Colombia

The Gulf Beaches Public Library, 200 Municipal Drive, hosts its first international film of the year at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Karen Cries on the Bus is a story of a woman's independence and self-discovery. Free. For information, call (727) 391-2828.

Events of note in brief 12/31/11 [Last modified: Saturday, December 31, 2011 3:30am]
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