Saturday, June 23, 2018
News Roundup

Grants, classes, sales and more

Grants available: Social service agencies can apply for $338,000 in grants from the city of St. Petersburg. Priority will be given to these efforts in this order: programs that provide services to homeless families, to unaccompanied youth, and to adults. Awards will not be offered to agencies requesting less than $10,000 or more than $40,000. An agency can request funding for more than one program, but the total cannot exceed $40,000. Agencies must submit only one application. Grant applications are due by 4 p.m. June 25 and are available at stpete.org/socialservices/ social_action_funding.asp.

Watch beach bird nests: St. Pete Audubon is looking for volunteers to monitor beach-nesting birds for a few hours on the weekends this summer at Fort De Soto and Indian Shores. Training is on-site. Email [email protected]

Hospital needs volunteers: St. Petersburg General Hospital, at 6500 38th Ave. N, needs volunteers to assist in the gift shop, patient care, ER and surgical waiting room. Call Anita Brown at (727) 341-4848 or stop by the information desk to pick up an application.

Parent Aide volunteers needed: Adult volunteers are needed to share their life experiences and skills with another parent through a nationally recognized mentoring program. Parent Aide mentors provide friendship, support and advice to parents challenged in raising children in today's society. Volunteers receive training and support. Call Karri Pederson at (727) 327-7656, ext. 6250.

Sale and expo tables available: A Community Garage Sale and Health and Wellness Expo will be held Aug. 18 at the Southwest Recreation Complex, 13120 Vonn Road, Largo. Garage sale tables are $9; booths at the expo are $15. Call Southwest Recreation at (727) 518-3125 or email [email protected]

Summer golf: The golf program at the Largo Golf Course, 12500 Vonn Road, will have Saturday clinics from 9 to 10 a.m. and weekly summer camps for ages 4-15 that will begin June 11 and run Monday through Friday for two hours a day. Camps include a skills challenge and tournament. The Saturday class is $40 a month or $12 per session. The camps are $60 per week. For information, visit largogolf.com or call (727) 518-3024.

Aqua Zumba: A water exercise class with music begins Saturday at the Highland Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. Held at 8:15 a.m. Saturdays and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. No swimming skills are required. Participants must be at least 12. Just drop in; no punch cards accepted. Classes are $5 for Largo residents, $6.25 for nonresidents, $9.25 for guests. For info, visit largopools.com or call (727) 518-3018.

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