Newcomers welcome at Kiwanis club breakfast meeting
The Kiwanis Club of Seminole Breakfast welcomes newcomers. The group meets for breakfast on Tuesdays at the Seminole Family Restaurant. Meetings feature speakers from business, government and nonprofit groups.
Speakers for upcoming meetings include Jason Ohman, senior consumer protection investigator with Pinellas County Consumer Services, who will discuss a foreclosure prevention initiative on Sept. 9.
On Sept. 16, former state legislator Leslie Waters will speak about her recent experiences working in Asia.
When: 7:15 a.m. Tuesdays.
Where: Seminole Family Restaurant, 6864 Seminole Blvd.
Panama Canal Museum offers speakers bureau
Representatives from the Panama Canal Museum are available to speak at community and educational functions in Pinellas County.
The speaker's bureau is funded by a Pinellas County Cultural Development grant to offer community outreach and education programs.
Twenty local nonprofit groups will be able to take advantage of the 45-minute programs about the history of the Panama Canal, its future, and the people and places of Panama.
The free lectures are available from September through January.
The Panama Canal Museum was founded in 1998 to document, interpret and articulate the role played by the United States in the history of Panama, with emphasis on the construction, operation, maintenance and defense of the Panama Canal.
For information about booking a speaker, please contact Kalika Novoa, 394-9338, or e-mail director @panamacanalmuseum.org.
The museum is at 7985 113th St., Suite 100, in Seminole. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. The museum is wheelchair accessible.
Women's golf league plays at Tides course
The Tides Women's Golf League plays Tuesday mornings at the Tides Golf Course. New members to the league are welcome.
Call Carol at 579-4167 for more information or stop by the Tides Golf Course, 11832 66th Ave.
Chamber event focuses on business leads
The Seminole chamber sponsors several regular events and activities including a business leads group that meets Wednesday mornings at 7:30 a.m. at the St. Petersburg College, Seminole Campus, TLC Building, Room 108. For more information, call the chamber office at 392-3245 or visit www.seminolechamber.net.
Library student board prepares for new year
The Seminole Community Library at the SPC Seminole Campus offers fall programs for teens including the Library Youth Advisory Board for students in grades six through 12.
The board meets the first and third Mondays of the month at 7 p.m. The first meeting of the new school year is set for Sept. 15.
Board members get to help choose materials for the young adult collection and earn volunteer credits.
Call the Youth Services Department at 394-6913 for information and to sign up.
Classes and events
All Seminole Recreation classes and activities are offered at the Seminole Recreation Center, 9100 113th St.
Call the Recreation Center at 391-8345 for more information on dates and times, fees and membership requirements.
Freaky Fridays begin
The kids night out program for elementary-age students, "Freaky Friday," is offered the first Friday of each month.
The program runs from 7 to 11 p.m. and participants will be served a hot dog, chips and a drink.
Structured entertainment includes a DJ, games and prizes.
The cost is $10 and all participants must have a current Seminole Recreation Card. Call 391-8345 for more information.
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