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Martin Luther King Jr. awards banquet, blood drive among activities

Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major For Justice Awards Banquet: Program features Wintley Phipps, an internationally renowned vocalist, and gospel sensation Derek Smith. 7 p.m., on Jan. 17, at the Marriott Radisson, 12600 Roosevelt Blvd., St. Petersburg. Cost is $45 per person, and reservations are required. Tickets are available at local churches and Enoch Davis Center, 1111 18th Ave. S, St. Petersburg.

Pass-a-Grille Beach Community Church will host a blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday. The mobile units will be in the church's parking lot at 107 16th Ave., St. Pete Beach. One Blood asks that donors bring a valid driver's license for identification. Walk-ins are welcome; however if you would like to request an appointment, contact Glenda McKinney, [email protected] For information, call (727) 864-0312.

St. Petersburg Free Clinic call for volunteers: Orientation sessions will be at 10 a.m. Jan. 14 and at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at 863 Third Ave N. Assignments can be short-term or long-term. Email Angel Schumaker at [email protected] or call (727) 821-1200, ext. 114.

Arthritis Foundation exercise program: For those who suffer with arthritis or related rheumatic diseases or musculoskeletal conditions, this is an opportunity to take advantage of a new, low-impact exercise program. Improve your balance and coordination; reduce pain and stiffness; help maintain or improve mobility, muscle strength and functional availability; and improve your ability to do normal daily activities. Register at any participating recreation center at these times:

• Sunshine Senior Center, 330 Fifth St. N, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, (727) 893-7102

• Enoch Davis Center, 1111 18th Ave. S, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, (727) 893-7134

• Roberts Center, 1246 50th Ave. N, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, (727) 893-7754

• Azalea Center, 1600 72nd St. N, 9 to 10 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, (727) 893-7150

St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation offers before- and after-school programs from kindergarten through eighth grade. Camps are Monday through Friday at 11 locations through June 4. Participants are supervised by trained staff and coaches, and sign-in and sign-out procedures are used. Youth have planned activities and special events, with indoor and outdoor rotating activities. Full-day activities are provided on days when Pinellas County public schools are not in session, plus spring, winter and fall breaks. For information, call (727) 893-7441 or visit stpeteparksrec.org.

Lego robotics program: This after-school team program teaches children 8 and older how to design, program and build a competitive robot using a Lego Mindstorms kit. Meets from 4 to 5 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Call (727) 363-9245 or visit spbrec.com.

Dancing without boundaries: This is a creative movement class designed for all ages and abilities. This class focuses on the therapeutic side of movement through self-expression and improvisational exercises. 7 to 7:45 p.m. at Gladden Park Recreation Center, 3901 30th Ave. N. Cost is $15 and participants need a $15 annual Advantage Card. For information, call (727) 893-7899 or visit stpeteparksrec.org.

Ballet fitness classes: Work on correct form, alignment and core strength with classes that incorporate yoga, tai chi, Pilates and classical ballet from 7:40 to 8:40 p.m. Wednesday at Azalea Recreation Center, 1600 72nd St. N, St. Petersburg. The cost is $24 a month or $7 per class. Call (727) 893-7150.

Relax with yoga: Enjoy the soothing moves of Joyful Yoga at the Willis S. Johns Recreation Center, 6635 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. Classes are Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. The first class is free, then the cost is $25 or $7 per class with an Advantage card. For information, call (727) 893-7756 or visit stpeteparksrec.org.

Martin Luther King Jr. awards banquet, blood drive among activities 01/07/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 11:38am]
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