Saturday, February 17, 2018
News Roundup

March 16 and ahead: marine yard sale, wheelchair basketball, more

The 28th annual Eckerd College marine yard sale: Used boats and marine equipment for sale, including a large selection of power and sailboats, motors, accessories and electronics. Proceeds support the college's search and rescue team. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Eckerd waterfront, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. For information, call (727) 864-8555.

Neighborhood yard sale: Campbell Park, 601 14th St. S, will hold its community sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 29. Space for sellers can be purchased for $10 while they last. Bring chairs and table if needed. There will be concessions for sale. Proceeds benefit TASCO teen council at Campbell Park Recreation Center. For information, call (727) 893-7733 or visit stpeteparksrec.org.

Be an advocate for elders: Florida's Long-Term Care Ombudsman program needs volunteers to advocate and protect the rights of seniors living in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family-care homes. Also, the program's local councils are seeking additional volunteers to identify, investigate and resolve residents' concerns. Training and certification are provided. For information, call (727) 588-6912 or visit ombudsman.myflorida.com.

Wheelchair basketball: Mount Zion Progressive Missionary Baptist Church in St. Petersburg is seeking female and male participants for the Paralympic Therapeutic Sports Ministry wheelchair basketball game. TSM is offering wheelchair basketball to inspire youths and adults whose daily lives require the use of wheelchairs. An exhibition game between the Orlando Magic Wheels and Tampa Bay Strong Dogs will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Wildwood Recreation Center, 1000 28th St. S, St. Petersburg. Those interested in playing for the Mount Zion team or volunteering can call the Rev. Charles Ray at (727) 894-4311 or email [email protected]

Marine science camp: Tampa Bay Watch is offering a marine ecology summer camp where kids can learn about Tampa Bay and its watery inhabitants. Registration opens Monday and is focused on children ages 6 to 14. Tampa Bay Watch offers four weeks of Sea Monkey Camp (ages 6 through 8) and five weeks of full-time Tampa Bay Discovery Camp for ages 9 through 14. Activities include kayaking, snorkeling, planting of sea oats, oyster bar creation and salt marsh recycling. Camp also features outdoor wet labs, classrooms, touch tanks and aquariums. For information, call (727) 867-8166 or visit tampabaywatch.org.

Seated exercise: Exercising while seated increases stability, range of motion and physical abilities in all ages. The Ageless Grace adult exercise program is for those with weight and joint issues, diabetes and physical limitations. This program utilizes 21 tools while in a seated position to stimulate memory, creativity and imagination as well as analytic, strategic and kinesthetic learning. Those with knee or hip replacements require a doctor's permission. Classes are from 10 to 10:50 a.m. Tuesdays. Cost is $15 per month and requires a $15 annual Advantage card. For information, call (727) 893-7150 or visit stpeteparksrec.org.

Largo summer camp scholarships: The city of Largo is offering Juanita Johnson and Rotary Club of Largo scholarships in addition to Out of School Time Scholarships, funded by Coordinated Child Care of Pinellas. Completed applications and supporting documentation can be turned in to Highland Recreation Complex or Southwest Recreation Complex. Scholarships are awarded first-come, first-served and funding is limited. For information on requirements, call (727) 518-3016 or (727) 518-3125 or visit largocamps.com.

St. Petersburg Free Clinic call for volunteers: The next orientation session will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Assignments can be short-term or long-term. 863 Third Ave N. Email Angel Schumaker at [email protected] or call (727) 821-1200, ext. 114.

Youth football clinic: The city of Largo will hold its annual free youth football clinic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26. Children ages 8 to 17 will learn on-field skills and drills with Largo's recreation staff and local youth football coaches. Food and drinks will be provided as well as free T-shirts for the first 100 to register. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. A waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian. Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave NE. For information, call (727) 587-6740, extension 5046 or visit largosports.com.

Register for summer camp: The city of St. Pete Beach has opened registration for its 2014 summer camp. Parents can choose from full-day camp options and half-day specialty camps that include American Girl dolls, archery, construction, cooking, creative writing, cheerleading, fishing, photography and Lego robotics. For registration forms and information, go to spbrec.com or call the St. Pete Beach Community Center at (727) 363-9245.

Volunteers needed: Daystar Life Center, 226 Sixth St. S, St. Petersburg, is looking for volunteers to help provide for families and individuals in times of crisis. Volunteer information sessions are at 1:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. The next session will be Tuesday. For information, call Kitty Rawson at (727) 498-8794 or email [email protected]

Self-defense classes: 5 to 6 p.m. Thursdays at Bay Vista Recreation Center, 7000 Fourth St. S. Cost is $25 for four classes. For information, call (727) 893-7124 or visit stpeteparksrec.

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