May classic 5K off and running this Saturday
Get your running shoes ready. This Saturday, Mayor Pam Iorio serves as honorary chair to the GunAllen Financial May Classic 5K. The 3.1-mile race, which starts and ends at the Hyde Park Village Circle, takes runners along Bayshore Boulevard. A 1-mile Family Fun Run begins at the same time.
The post-race party features live music, prize drawings, food and beverages from local businesses. Cash prizes will be awarded to winners in the men's and women's categories. All registrants will receive a goodie bag and a race T-shirt designed by a local artist. To register, go to www.mayclassic.com or register in person at St. John Greek Orthodox Day School, 2418 Swann Ave.
Early registration fees are $25 for the 5K and $10 for the Family Fun Run. Race day registration for the 5K is $30; $15 for the Family Fun Run. The Fun Run is free to children under age 5. Call (813) 876-4569. The race begins at 7:40 a.m. Hyde Park Village Circle, 100 Village Circle Drive, Tampa.
Rummage sale to help homeless vets
Tampa Crossroads hosts a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 1315 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. Items include furniture, clothing, books, shoes, appliances and more. Benefits the Athena homeless female veterans program and other programs operated by Tampa Crossroads. Call (813) 238-5210.
Three-day training for hospice offered
LifePath Hospice will offer a three-day training session from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and May 9; the third session will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 12. They take place at the Seminole Heights Baptist Church, 801 E Hillsborough Ave. Volunteers must attend all three sessions. To register, call Jeri-Lyn at (813) 984-2395.
Tampa Bay Area
Goodwill helping jobless find work
Goodwill is offering free training in customer service and employment-readiness to help out-of-work Tampa Bay area residents. Scholarships are available through Goodwill for one-week courses leading to national Retail Federation Certification in customer service or an employment-readiness certificate. They are now accepting applications for May classes at the Goodwill Business Center at 10596 Gandy Blvd., St. Petersburg. Call (727) 577-6411.
Gandy/Sun Bay South
Boating skills course offered
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 79 offers a Boating Skills and Seamanship Program from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays at 5108 W Gandy Blvd. The $60 cost includes a textbook, a certificate and a wallet card. Call (813) 835-4118 or visit cgwebs.net/flotilla79.