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.
Women's series blends wellness training, yoga
The Circle of Stone Women's Wellness, a series that combines wellness training and yoga therapy, and incorporates philosophies and teachings from the classic best seller, Circle of Stones: A Women's Journey, will be offered from 6:15 to 8:45 p.m. Thursday and Sept. 18, Oct. 2 and 16, and Nov. 13 and 20. The event will be at Living Room Yoga, 1608 29th Ave. N.
The event is designed by Transitions and You and Living Room Yoga. As a bonus, licensed marriage and family therapists Barbara Rhode and Annette Reiter will present the most current hormone research and the neuroscience on the differences between the female and male brain. For more information, visit www.transitionsandyou.com/stones.html or call Sandra Ordonez at (503) 866-2697.
Patriot Day event has VA hospital chaplain
The Rev. Thomas Dieter, chaplain at the Bay Pines VA Medical Center, will be the speaker at the Sept. 11 Patriot Day prayer breakfast benefiting Fisher House at Bay Pines. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. Tickets are $15. Call 526-9706 by Sunday.
Walk your pet and raise money in the process
Join more than 2,500 pet lovers at the SPCA Tampa Bay 18th Annual Pet Walk at North Shore Park, 901 North Shore Drive NE, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 18. The walk aims to raise $230,000 for the food, shelter, and medical care of the more than 15,000 animals each year.
New this year, registered walkers will be able to create a personal Web page via www.PetWalk.org to raise funds for their team or as an individual walker. A $10 registration fee will apply. Team up with friends, family, co-workers and canines to represent companies, organizations and favorite pooch pals or feline friends. Top fund-raisers are eligible for fabulous prizes. For more information, log on to www.PetWalk.org or call 586-3591, ext. 168.
Leave items for troops at several locations
Troops in the Middle East need snacks, food and toiletries. Donations can be dropped off at the Army Recruiting Office at 11223 78th Ave. N; VFW Post 4256 at 12901 Gulf Blvd.; VFW Post 9272 at 10997 72nd Ave. N; American Legion Post 7 at 1760 Turner St. in Clearwater; and Extra Space Storage at 4319 Duhme Road in Madeira Beach.
Monetary donations are also needed to cover shipping. Money orders or checks can be made out to Postmaster and mailed to P.O. Box 86223, Madeira Beach, FL 33738. For information, call Joe Tapp at (727) 432-1057.
Tampa Bay Area
SCUBAnaut youth get awards at White House
First lady Laura Bush met with the St. Petersburg/Tampa Bay SCUBAnaut youth recently at the White House and awarded each of them the prestigious President's Volunteer Service Award, a national award presented to Americans who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to volunteer service.
SCUBAnauts International consists of middle and high school-age students from the Tampa Bay area, Hawaii, and Key West with a shared interest in exploring and studying the ocean through scuba diving.
The volunteers donated thousands of hours conducting underwater conservation projects involving coral reef monitoring, corals transplant, restoration and maintenance of native coastal ecosystems, mentoring and other community services.