Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Free dental exams for children; volunteers needed; youth programs

Children's free dental exams and X-rays: The Department of Health will provide free dental exams and X-rays on Friday starting at 8 a.m. Appointments are for new patients 4 to 18 years old, first-come, first-served. Locations are 205 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg, (727) 824-6975; 8751 Ulmerton Road, Largo, (727) 524-4410; and 310 N Myrtle Ave., Clearwater, (727) 469-5800.

Relax with yoga: Enjoy the soothing moves of Joyful Yoga at Willis S. Johns Recreation Center, 6635 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. Classes are Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. First class free and the cost $25 or $7/class with Advantage Card. For information, call (727) 893-7756 or visit stpeteparksrec.org.

Back to school immunizations: The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County provides immunizations at no cost for babies, children and young people through the age of 18. Center hours at the locations are weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments are not necessary. Offices in Pinellas County are: Tarpon Springs: 301 S Disston Ave., (727) 942-5457; Clearwater: 310 N Myrtle Ave., (727) 469-5800; midcounty: 8751 Ulmerton Road, Largo, (727) 524-4410; Pinellas Park: 6350 76th Ave. N, (727) 547-7780; St. Petersburg: 205 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, (727) 824-6900. For required immunizations for day care entry, go to pinellashealth.com/immushotstravel.asp. For school immunization requirements, go to pcsb.org and search for "immunizations."

Volunteer at the St. Petersburg Free Clinic: There will be a volunteer orientation at 10 a.m. on Aug. 13 and again at 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 20. There's a need for intake and medical records volunteers in the Health Center. Free Clinic We Help Services also needs volunteers — client interviewers, food packers, and food stockers. The Food Bank needs USDA interviewers. The Free Clinic's Community Kitchen needs cooks and servers. Volunteer assignments can be short-term or long-term. Contact Angel Schumaker, director of volunteers and special events, at [email protected] stpetersburgfreeclinic.org or call (727) 821-1200, ext. 114.

Summer meals for kids: The YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg offers nutritious meals and snacks and fun activities through Aug. 16. Open to kids 18 and under. (727) 895-9622 or ymca.net/summer food.

St. Petersburg Job Corps Education and Training Center, 500 22nd St. S, is accepting students ages 16 to 24. Job Corps students receive hands-on training in more than 100 fields; the program also provides eligible low-income students with room and board, counseling and mentoring services, living allowances and basic medical care. To learn about the program or to contact a center, call toll-free, 1-800-733-5627, or go online to recruiting.jobcorps.gov or facebook.com/doljobcorps.

After-School Youth Employment Program: Boley Centers Inc. is offering its inaugural After-School Youth Employment Program. Funded through St. Petersburg, this program gives students an opportunity to gain experience and earn money while working after school in the private sector. Employment is for 40 youths, ages 14 to 18. Positions run from Aug. 26 to May 16. Applications can be picked up at the city's recreation centers; City Hall, 175 Fifth St. N; Enoch Davis Community Center, 1111 18th Ave. S; James B. Sanderlin Family Service Center, 2335 22nd Ave. S; and Boley Centers, 445 31st St. N. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. Aug. 10. For information, contact Daphne Williams at (727) 821-4819, ext. 5243.

After-school care: St. Pete Beach will offer after-school care for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The program is licensed by the Pinellas County Licensing Board and includes homework time, a snack, sports, crafts, games and more. Transportation is provided from Azalea Elementary and Pasadena Fundamental Elementary. The program runs from the end of the school day until 6 p.m. Cost is $150 per month. Discounts for additional children and weekly rates are available. 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. (727) 363-9245 or spbrec.com.

Tourist Development Council Vacancy: Applications are being accepted for an appointment to the Pinellas County Tourist Development Council. This appointment runs until Oct. 31, 2016. The council and staff of Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater are responsible for making recommendations to the County Commission on matters relating to the Tourist Development Tax. This tax is used to strengthen the local economy and increase employment through the promotion and development of the tourism industry. Applicants should have direct involvement in the industry and have demonstrated an interest in tourism development but not be an owner/operator of a hotel or motel. Members of the council must be registered voters in the county. Interested parties should submit an application along with a brief biography or resume outlining their eligibility. Applications are available online at tinyurl.com/m7huv6v. Applications must be received no later than the close of business Aug. 16. Email applications to [email protected] or mail to Linnie Randolph, Special Projects Manager, Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater, 13805 58th St. N, Suite 2-200, Clearwater, FL 33760.

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