Back to school immunizations: The Florida Department of Health provides immunizations at no cost for infants, children and young people through the age of 18. Office hours 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."
The Youth Advisory Committee's open house: This event will provide teens with information on Pinellas County's Youth Advisory Committee and the ways that they can participate in local government. Members coordinate the Teens Behind the Scenes program that gives high school students a look at county facilities to see how services are provided. Other projects, including community service, will be planned for this school year. To qualify, students must be in high school, live in the county, have a desire to learn about county government and serve until graduation from high school . The open house will be at 3 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Pinellas County Courthouse, 315 Court St., Clearwater, in the fifth-floor Commissioners Conference Room. For information, call (727) 582-2656 or visit pinellascounty.org/yac.
Calling all Free Clinic volunteers: Orientation sessions are at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 20. Needed: health center intake and medical records volunteers, client interviewers, food packers, food stockers, USDA interviewers, cooks and servers. Assignments can be short- or long-term. Contact Angel Schumaker at [email protected] or call (727) 821-1200, ext. 114.
Friends of the St. Petersburg Republican Club welcomes Pinellas County School Board member Peggy O'Shea at 7 p.m. today at St. Petersburg Community Church, 4501 30th Ave. N. O'Shea will discuss the Common Core Curriculum and there will be a question and answer session. Free. For information, call (727) 864-0312.
Pier design architect to be guest speaker: The Business and Professional Women/St. Petersburg-Pinellas announces that Lisa Wannemacher, local architect for the Lens pier design, will be the guest speaker at the group's next membership luncheon. Wannemacher is a principal in the firm of Wannemacher Jensen Architects and member of the Lens design team for the new St. Petersburg pier. Luncheon begins at noon Thursday at 400 Beach Drive Seafood and Tap House, St. Petersburg. Cost is $21 for nonmembers; reservations are required. For information, call (727) 272-8514 or email [email protected] or visit bpwstpetepinellas.org.
Back to school donations needed: The YMCA needs donations for its Back to School Supplies Giveaway. There is room for more vendors/organizations to provide your information to the attending families. Also needed are volunteers to set up on the day of the event. The Giveaway takes place from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Childs Park YMCA, 691 43rd St. S, St. Petersburg. For information, call (727) 209-9622 or visit stpeteymca.org.
Mad Beach Bike Fest: Bike enthusiasts will show off their classic, antique, new and customized motorcycles along Madeira Way at the inaugural festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Includes food, bike-related gear, music, drawings and a bikini bike wash. Proceeds benefit BIKERSCAP, a nonprofit that provides refurbished computers to children in need. Free. For information, call (727) 322-5217.
The city of St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation and the Civitan Club of St. Petersburg will be hosting their 65th annual Fish-a-Thon for youth, teens, and adults on Aug. 24th at Lake Jorgenson, behind the Main Library, Ninth Ave. N between 37th and 39th streets. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and official fishing begins at 9:30 a.m. There will be nine 15-minute fishing intervals, and prizes will be awarded throughout the event at each fishing period. Everything is provided for the contest including cane fishing poles and bait. Personal fishing equipment is not allowed. Closed-toe shoes and sunscreen are highly recommended. Free. For information, call (727) 893-7441 or (727) 823-8383.
Gecko Ball 2013 — Saturday Night Gecko: Join the city of Gulfport at its fifth annual Gecko Ball from 6 to 11 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom, 5500 Shore Blvd. S. Features buffet dinner, entertainment, prizes. Attire from the 1970s is encouraged. Cost is $30 and tickets are available at Beach Bazaar, 3115 Gulf Blvd.; Domain Home Accessories & Gallery, 3129 Beach Blvd. S; and Couture'd, 5401 Gulfport Blvd. S. For information, call (727) 366-4086.
Revisit history: The Armed Forces History Museum, at 2050 34th Way N, Largo, will produce "Ride Through History" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 24. Guests can enjoy military vehicle rides and witness World War II re-enactors from the 1st Infantry Division and Vietnam. $10 for adults and $5 for youths 4-12, extra for military vehicle rides. Hot dogs and beverages for sale. Call (727) 539-8371. Tickets may be purchased at armedforcesmuseum.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
Relax with yoga: Enjoy the soothing moves of Joyful Yoga at Willis S. Johns Recreation Center, 6635 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. Classes are Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. First class is free, then the cost is $25 or $7 per class with an Advantage card. For information, call (727) 893-7756 or visit stpeteparksrec.org.
St. Pete Kids Got Talent: Registration is being accepted for the annual St. Pete Kids Got Talent Show. Everyone ages 8 to 15 is invited to compete in front of judges to win cash prizes. Solo or group acts including up to five people are acceptable. Performances will be up to five minutes long. Sound technician and microphones will be provided, but participants must supply accompanying music, instruments and props. No profanity or vulgar lyrics in any vocal performance or dance music. Call to register. 5-8 p.m. $20. Uhuru House, 1245 18th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 821-2437.