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North Pinellas briefs: Sea turtles' pal is honored as Point of Light


Sea turtles' pal

is honored as point of light

Ken Baker, a volunteer at Dunedin's Honeymoon Island State Park, was honored by Gov. Charlie Crist as a Point of Light last week. Baker is active in the park's sea turtle nesting operation and also helps train new staff and volunteers in the procedures. Baker helps with locating nests, putting protective cages over the nests and evaluating the nests after the hatchlings emerge. The Point of Light awards recognize Florida residents who demonstrate exemplary service to the community. For information, go toVolunteerFlorida

Guardian ad Litem classes start soon

Pinellas County is looking for volunteers to serve in the Guardian ad Litem program and help represent the more than 900 children who need someone to be their advocate in court and the social welfare system. The average time needed is four to six hours a month. Volunteers must undergo 30 hours of training to become certified. The next class starts May 6 and meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. for five weeks at St. Mark African Methodist Episcopal Church in south St. Petersburg. To volunteer and arrange to attend a 30-minute orientation, call 464-6528. For information, a complete training schedule and an application go


Neighbor group hosts tax collector

The Council of North County Neighborhoods will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Crescent Oaks Country Club, 3300 Crescent Oaks Blvd. Diane Nelson, Pinellas County tax collector, will speak on a new driver's license law, among other topics. All are welcome. For information, visit

Workshop looks

at supplements

The North Pinellas YMCA, 4550 Village Center Drive, is offering a nutrition workshop at 10 a.m. and again at 8 p.m. April 28. Sheila Dean will cover "The Top Five Supplements: Help Or Hype?" The event is free and all are welcome. For information, contact Leslie Stallings, wellness director, at or (727) 772-9622.


Putt for MDA at May 9 tournament

The Palm Harbor and Oldsmar firefighters will have a golf tournament to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association on May 9 at the Lansbrook golf course, 4605 Village Center Drive. The community is invited to join them for 18 holes of golf in "best ball" format. Registration will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with lunch at noon and a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The cost, including greens fees, cart, lunch, dinner and gift bag is $70 per individual, $280 per team. Hole sponsors at $100 per hole are needed. Sign up by Friday. Call (727) 683-1647.


Water ski team dazzles Saturday

SkiFest is coming Saturday. The Tampa Bay Water Ski Show team will perform at 2, 4 and 6 p.m. on Tower Lake, behind the Oldsmar Flea Market. Shows are free; grandstand seating is available. From Tampa Road, go north on Race Track Road, left on Douglas Road and left at the ski team sign. Call (813) 265-9685.

North Pinellas briefs: Sea turtles' pal is honored as Point of Light 04/19/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 10:39am]
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