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Dec. 15: Neighborhood volunteer opportunities, classes

Health insurance signup: St. Anthony's Hospital will host enrollment in the insurance marketplace from 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the main lobby at 200 Seventh Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Navigators from BayCare Health System will provide assistance in both English and Spanish. To sign up for individual sessions, call toll-free 1-855-404-3334. Be sure to request an appointment for the enrollment event.

Bring on the smiles: The Lealman Fire Department is kicking off its annual toy drive that began in 1990. To donate, call District Chief Jim Millican at (727) 526-5650, ext. 549;

Kettle call: Seminole Mayor Leslie Waters will ring the bell at a Salvation Army red kettle from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Publix at 7880 113th St. N across from Seminole Mall. She invites others to "put on your Santa hat, bring a bell, and join in on helping to fill the kettle with generous donations." For information, call Waters at (727) 391-0204, ext. 102.

Help for Haitian children: The nonprofit Gathering of Women is seeking donations for the Goodwill School in Haiti. Items needed are yellow and brown bulk material to make school uniforms, books, school supplies, bookbags and shoes for children ages 3-18. Call Samantha at (727) 433-1352.

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

Daystar Life Center volunteers: The next information session will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at 226 Sixth St. S, St. Petersburg. Contact Kitty Rawson at (727) 498-8794 or

St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation offers before- and after-school programs for grades K-8 at 11 locations. Full-day activities are provided during days when public schools are not in session, plus spring, winter and fall breaks. Call (727) 893-7441;

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 the Azalea Recreation Center, 1600 72nd St. N, St. Petersburg. The cost is $24 a month or $7 per class. Call (727) 893-7150.

St. Pete Beach Family Aquatic Center classes: Water aerobics is held from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Zumba for all fitness levels is held from 11 a.m. to noon Mondays and 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Saturdays. Cost for both classes is $5 for residents, $6 nonresidents. Both accept Silver Sneakers. The aquatic center is at 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Information: (727) 363-9264 or

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

Gecko Ball theme: The votes are in, and the 2014 Gecko Ball theme will be "Roaring Geckos." The dance will be Aug. 23 at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom.

Guided tram tours: Learn about Boyd Hill Nature Preserve history, alligators, gopher tortoises, birds and wildflowers at 1 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with an added 10 a.m. tour Saturday. $2. 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. Call (727) 893-7326 or visit

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