Free public forum on oil spill by scientists
A Gulf of Mexico oil spill free public forum will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Karen A. Steidinger Auditorium, 100 Eighth Ave. SE in St. Petersburg.
Locally based marine scientists who have researched the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster will share their findings regarding effects on fish and wildlife. A second panel by environmental organization representatives will include a report from the first meeting of the White House's Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force as well as an analysis of the Natural Resource Damage Assessment process and how citizens can engage in the process of restoration.
There will be a question-and-answer session. For information call (813) 841-3601.
St. Anthony's awards nominations open
The St. Anthony's Hospital Foundation is accepting nominations for the Roy G. Harrell Jr. Leadership Award and the Helen D. Roberts Award.
The deadline to submit nominations is Wednesday.
Nomination forms can be downloaded at stanthonysfoundation.org.
They can be submitted through e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed to (727) 825-1184 or mailed to the St. Anthony's Hospital Foundation at 1200 Seventh Ave. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33705.
For information, call Gail Cass-Culver at (727) 820-7895.
Cheerleading program accepting registrations
Registration is under way for a two-session cheerleading program at Southwest Recreation Complex, 13120 Vonn Road, Largo. It will be held Dec. 2 and Dec. 9. From 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., a class will be held for children ages 5-8. From 7:30 to 8:15 p.m., a class will be held for children ages 9-15. The cost is $12 for residents; $15 for nonresidents. For information, call (727) 518-3125.
Vivaldi's 'Seasons' on bill for free concert
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 455 Missouri Ave., Largo, has announced the next installment of its Art for Faith's Sake Concert Series. The church will present Vivaldi's Seasons, featuring Steve Starkman and members of the Florida Orchestra. The free concert will be held at 3 p.m. Nov. 21. For information, call (727) 585-9969.
Volunteer for AARP's tax aid program
The AARP Tax-Aide program is looking for volunteers to prepare federal taxes. Volunteers receive IRS-certified training (five or six days in January) and reimbursement for mileage. Computer knowledge is necessary. A minimum commitment of four hours a week during February, March and early April is required. For details visit www.aarp.org/taxaide.
GoodGuides needs mentors for teens
Adults can have a positive impact on a teen's life by volunteering one hour a week as a mentor for Goodwill's GoodGuides youth mentoring program. GoodGuides helps 12- to 17-year-olds who face risk factors such as school failure, family violence and other challenges. Young people are paired with mentors who lend a supportive ear and offer guidance to help them finish school and build career plans. Call (727) 423-1379 or e-mail email@example.com for information.
Clothes to Kids needs boys' sneakers, pants
Clothes To Kids is critically short of boys' tennis shoes sizes 12 to adult 13 and boys' pants sizes 6 to 16. These items along with any other clothing donation can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at two Clothes To Kids locations:
St. Petersburg, 3251 Third Ave. N, Suite 145.
Clearwater, 1059 N Hercules Ave.
Cash donations are also welcome. Clothes To Kids is a nonprofit that provides free clothing to low-income, school-age children in Pinellas County. For information, call (727) 441-5050 or go to ClothesToKids.org.
More phones available for hearing impaired
The Deaf and Hearing Connection recently announced the addition of several new telephones, TTYs and captioned telephones available through its no-charge equipment distribution program. Deaf and Hearing Connection offers amplified telephones and related equipment at no cost to permanent Florida residents who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf/blind or speech-impaired. For a complete list of distribution locations or to schedule an appointment, call (727) 399-9983 (voice) or (727) 399-9422 (TTY) or visit dhctb.org.