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Pinellas County Animal Services, 12450 Ulmerton Road, Largo, will be closed Tuesday. The facility will resume regular business hours on Wednesday.

Aquatic membership special: Through July 31, when you buy a six-month membership to the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, you will get six months free. Valid for a child, adult, senior or family pass with access to the heated pool with lap swimming, sunbathing, picnic areas, water slides and children's splash zone. 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. (727) 363-9264 or spbrec.com.

Children's free dental exams and X-rays: The Department of Health will provide free dental exams and X-rays on Friday starting at 8 a.m. Appointments are for new patients 4 to 18 years old, first-come, first-served. Locations are: 205 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg, (727) 824-6975; 8751 Ulmerton Road, Largo, (727) 524-4410; and 310 N Myrtle Ave., Clearwater, (727) 469-5800.

St. Petersburg Job Corps Education and Training Center, 500 22nd St. S, is accepting students ages 16 to 24. Job Corps students receive hands-on training in more than 100 fields; the program also provides eligible low-income students with room and board, counseling and mentoring services, living allowances and basic medical care. To learn about the program or to contact a center, call toll-free, 1-800-733-5627, or go online to recruiting.jobcorps.gov or facebook.com/doljobcorps.

After-School Youth Employment Program: Boley Centers Inc. is offering its inaugural After-School Youth Employment Program. Funded through the city of St. Petersburg, this program gives students an opportunity to gain experience and earn money while working after school in the private sector. Employment is for 40 youths, ages 14 to 18. Positions run from Aug. 26 to May 16. Applications can be picked up at the city's recreation centers; City Hall, 175 Fifth St. N; Enoch Davis Community Center, 1111 18th Ave. S; James B. Sanderlin Family Service Center, 2335 22nd Ave. S; and Boley Centers, 445 31st St. N. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. Aug. 10. For information, contact Daphne Williams at (727) 821-4819, ext. 5243.

After-school care: The city of St. Pete Beach will offer after-school care for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The program is licensed by the Pinellas County Licensing Board and includes homework time, a snack, sports, crafts, games and more. Transportation is provided from Azalea Elementary and Pasadena Fundamental Elementary. The program runs from the end of the school day until 6 p.m. Cost is $150 per month. Discounts for additional children and weekly rates are available. 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. (727) 363-9245 or spbrec.com

Tourist Development Council Vacancy: Applications are being accepted for an appointment to the Pinellas County Tourist Development Council. This appointment runs until Oct. 31, 2016. The council and staff of Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater are responsible for making recommendations to the County Commission on matters relating to the Tourist Development Tax. This tax is used to strengthen the local economy and increase employment through the promotion and development of the tourism industry. Applicants should have direct involvement in the industry and have demonstrated an interest in tourism development but not be an owner/operator of a hotel or motel. Members of the council must be registered voters in the county. Interested parties should submit an application along with a brief biography or resume outlining their eligibility. Applications are available online at tinyurl.com/m7huv6v . Applications must be received no later than the close of business Aug. 16. Email applications to linnie@visitspc.com or mail to Linnie Randolph, Special Projects Manager, Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater, 13805 58th St. N, Suite 2-200, Clearwater, FL 33760.

Back to school immunizations: The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County provides immunizations at no cost for babies, children and young people through the age of 18. Center hours at the locations are weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments are not necessary. Offices in Pinellas County are: Tarpon Springs: 301 S Disston Ave., (727) 942-5457; Clearwater: 310 N Myrtle Ave., (727) 469-5800; midcounty: 8751 Ulmerton Road, Largo, (727) 524-4410; Pinellas Park: 6350 76th Ave. N, (727) 547-7780; St. Petersburg: 205 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, (727) 824-6900. For required immunizations for day care entry, go to pinellashealth.com/immushotstravel.asp. For school immunization requirements, go to pcsb.org and search for "immunizations."

Tae kwon do: Children 6 and older can learn this martial art that focuses on self-defense and values. Classes are 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. The cost is $69 per month. Call (727) 798-0220.

Stretch and Release Fitness Class: The St. Pete Beach Community Center offers this class from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays for $6 at 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Call (727) 363-9245 or visit spbrec.com.

Yoga: Classes are 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. The cost is $8 per class or $28 per month with a city Advantage Card. Call (727) 893-7326 or visit stpeteparksrec.org.

Learn to be a leader: The City Power Toastmasters Communication and Leadership program is designed to help people become better communicators. Meetings are from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at 1 Fourth St. N, Room 600, Municipal Services Building, St. Petersburg. Call (727) 893-7918.

Yoga + Dalí: Classes are vinyasa/ashtanga-based incorporating pranayama (breath work), asana (posture work), meditation and relaxation from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Beginners and experienced yogis are welcome. Bring your mat and towel and enter through the Café Gala doors (east side garden entrance) at the Dalí Museum, 1 Dalí Blvd. $10 for members and students, $15 nonmembers.

Gulfport summer market: The Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the summer on Beach Boulevard below 28th Avenue S. For information, call (727) 278-4285 or email gulfportmarket@gmail.com.

Zumba classes: Zumba is an easy-to-follow, calorie-burning dance fitness class. Classes are 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursdays. Cost is $6 per class. Join anytime. St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. For information, call (727) 363-9245 or visit spbrec.com.

Core fitness: Build strength through your core with this class held from 9 to 9:30 a.m. and 6 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. $10 per class or $48 for eight weeks. Join any time. St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. For information call (727) 692-9093 or findmyfit.me.

Go fishing: St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation has opened 19 freshwater and two saltwater lakes through Labor Day. Fishing is allowed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. A license is required, except for children 15 and under, anyone using a pole without a reel in his or her home county, or Florida residents older than 65. Licenses are available at tax collector offices at 1067 62nd Ave. S and 1800 66th St. N in St. Petersburg, 13025 Starkey Road in Largo, and 1663 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd. in Clearwater. Licenses are also available from select bait and sporting goods stores. For information, call (727) 464-7777.

The Suncoast Center needs adult volunteers to serve as mentors, providing friendship and support to parents challenged in raising children. Training provided. Call (727) 543-0677.

Neighborly Meals on Wheels: Volunteers are needed to deliver meals to homebound residents in Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Gulfport and Pinellas Park. If you have 1 ½ hours at midday to help, you could improve someone's life. Call (727) 573-9444, ext. 4210.

Neighborhood briefs 07/25/13 [Last modified: Thursday, July 25, 2013 6:14pm]
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