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Firefighters Seek donated school supplies
Oldsmar Fire Rescue is collecting school supplies to provide filled backpacks to distribute to children in need at Oldsmar and Forest Lakes elementary schools and Oldsmar Christian School at the beginning of this school year. Items needed include backpacks, notebook paper, notebooks, pencils, pens, glue sticks, rulers, folders, markers, scissors, composition books, calculators and computer paper. Donations will be accepted through Aug. 13 at Oldsmar City Hall, 100 State St.; Oldsmar Public Library, 400 St. Petersburg Drive E; and Oldsmar Fire Rescue, 225 Pine Ave. N.
Church hosts screenings for men
Florida Hospital North Pinellas — formerly known as Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital — has a "Healthy Happenings" that will present "A Men's Only Morning" on Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul Church at 4843 Mile Stretch Road in Holiday. The event, which is free and open to the public, runs from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants get a continental breakfast and lunch, numerous health screenings and a presentation by a guest speaker, Douglas S. Reintgen, surgical oncologist with the West Coast Medical Group Surgical Institute. Health screenings will include PSAs, blood pressure, cholesterol, BMI, balance, DMX-Digital Motion X-Ray, foot and ankle, hearing, PVD, skin screenings and more. Reservations are required and space is limited. Call (727) 943-3600 to register.
Class teaches boating safety
Two important things people can do to ensure their safety on the water are wearing a life jacket and taking a boating safety class. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Dunedin Flotilla is offering "About Boating Safely" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 4-5 in the Coast Guard Auxiliary classroom on the second floor of Dunedin Marina, 51 Main St. The course is designed for both experienced and novice boaters. Some of the topics presented will be boating emergencies, know your boat, getting under way, navigating the waterways, operating your boat safely and legal requirements. Register by Monday to receive course materials prior to the class. The fee is $35, with a $5 discount each for two or more signing up at the same time. Florida boater safety certification cards are given to individuals who successfully complete the course. For more information, call Larry O'Brien at (727) 736-1191, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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