Join discussion on founding fathers
The Seminole Community Library plans a special program Sept. 17 in observance of Constitution Day.
A recorded lecture titled "Republic or Empire? The Founding Fathers Debate National Security," will be followed by a group discussion.
When: 3 p.m. Sept. 17
Where: Library Program Room B., Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N
Info: Call Ben Fiedler, 394-6918, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Library student advisory group sets meeting
The Seminole Community Library at the SPC Seminole Campus offers fall programs for teens including the Library Youth Advisory Board for students in grades 6 through 12. The board meets the first and third Mondays of the month at 7 p.m. The first meeting of the new school year is Sept. 15. Members get to meet new people, help choose materials for the young adult collection and earn volunteer credits. Call the Youth Services Department for more information and to sign up, 394-6913.
Teen book club
The Seminole Community Library will host the Twilight Saga book club for teens, which meets the first Monday of the month from September to December to discuss the books in the Twilight Saga series. The first meeting is set for Sept. 22 from 7 to 8 p.m. The first book club title that will be discussed is Twilight by Stephanie Meyer; book club attendees should read Twilight before the first club meeting. Upcoming meetings and titles include New Moon in October; Eclipse in November; and Breaking Dawn in December. Registration is required, call the Youth Services Department for more information at 394-6913.
SPC community policing program offers training
SPC's Regional Community Policing Institute offers free training to the community based on space availability. The training covers topics such as professionalism, leadership, workplace violence and homelessness issues. Some courses are offered online and others are offered at the St. Petersburg Allstate Center. For a complete listing of free training, visit the RCPI's Web site, cop.spcollege.edu
Check out the county's new voting system
If you're curious about the new optical scan voting system, the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Office has scheduled demonstrations countywide before the Nov. 4 general election. In addition to test-driving the new voting procedure, individuals may also register to vote, update personal information including address, name, party or signature, and request mail ballots at demonstration sites. Oct. 6 is the deadline to register for the Nov. 4 election. Voters may also register at public libraries or drivers license office, or at any county office handling social services or disabilities. For more information, contact the Supervisor of Elections Office, 464-6108 or visit www.votepinellas.com.
When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today
Where: St. Petersburg College University Partnership Building, 9200 113th St.
Other dates and locations:
Sept. 11: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., St. Justin Martyr Church, 10851 Ridge Road, Seminole
Sept. 16: 10 to 10:45 a.m. and 6 to 6:45 p.m., Remington College, 8550 Ulmerton Road, Room 101, Largo.
Sept. 29: 2 to 3 p.m., Lake Seminole Square, 8333 Seminole Blvd., Seminole
Kiwanis club welcomes new members
The Kiwanis Club of Seminole Breakfast invites newcomers to join them. The group meets for breakfast Tuesday mornings at the Seminole Family Restaurant. Meetings feature guests from local business, government and nonprofit organizations who speak on a wide range of topics. Scheduled to speak Tuesday is Jason Ohman, senior consumer protection investigator with Pinellas County Justice & Consumer Services, who will discuss a new foreclosure prevention initiative and workshop being planned to help fight foreclosure scams. Former state legislator Leslie Waters will speak Sept. 16 about her recent experiences working in Asia.
When: 7:15 a.m. Tuesdays
Where: Seminole Family Restaurant, 6864 Seminole Blvd.
Seminole Recreation offers many activities
All Seminole Recreation classes and activities are offered at the Seminole Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. Call the recreation center for information on class dates, times, fees and membership requirements, 391-8345.
Freaky Fridays to start
Seminole Recreation's kids night-out program for elementary-age students, "Freaky Friday" is the first Friday each month. The program runs 7 to 11 p.m. and participants will be served a hot dog, chips and a drink. Structured entertainment includes a D.J., games and prizes. The cost is $10 per child and all participants must have a current Seminole Recreation card to participate. Call 391-8345 for more information.
Looking for a place to walk and not have to sweat a lot? Join the walking club at Seminole Rec Center for an hour of fun and fellowship twice a week. Walkers meet Tuesday and Thursday mornings 8 to 9 a.m. Call 391-8345 for more information.
Pickleball for seniors
Pickleball is a combination of tennis, racquetball and ping-pong played on a badminton court. Seniors may participate at no cost, but must have a Seminole Recreation card. Play pickleball 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday and Thursdays at the rec center gym.
Patriot Day luncheon
Seminole Recreation will host its first fall luncheon Sept. 16. The theme for the day is Patriot Day, remembering 9/11. The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. Admission is $8 per person, which includes lunch and entertainment including singer and dancer Addie Spicuzza, Ms. Florida Senior America 2004, and singer Michael DeRoma. Tickets must be purchased three days in advance. A screening of the classic film Mr. Smith Goes to Washington will follow lunch. Call Dan, 391-8345 for information.
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