Party honors former IB program director
A retirement party for Linda McPheron, the former director of the International Baccalaureate program at St. Petersburg High School, will be held April 8 at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. Cocktails will be at 6 p.m.; dinner is at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $26 per person. RSVP by Friday by calling Susan Farias at (727) 893-1842.
Agency offers seminar on avoiding foreclosure
The St. Petersburg Neighborhood Housing Services Inc. will conduct a "Summit to Avoid Foreclosure" at 7 p.m. April 21. The summit is free and will be held at Mount Zion Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, 955 20th St. S.
All homeowners are encouraged to attend. Child care will be provided. For information, call 821-6897.
Join air potato roundup Saturday at preserve
Boyd Hill Nature Preserve needs help controlling air potatoes and other invasive exotic species that attack native ecosystems.
The park, at 1101 Country Club Way S, will have its monthly air potato roundup workday starting at 9 a.m. Saturday to remove the plants.
Dress appropriately and wear closed-toe shoes. Volunteers can sign up at the park or by calling 893-7326.
Free amplified phones, other equipment offered
Amplified telephones and related equipment are available at no cost to permanent Florida residents who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech-impaired.
Equipment is available by appointment only Monday through Friday at the Deaf and Hearing Connection's main office, 7821 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, or at satellite locations throughout Pinellas County.
Free hearing screenings by appointment, low-cost hearing aids and cleanings and repairs also are available. For a complete list of locations or to schedule an appointment, call 399-9983 (voice) or 399-9422 (TTY).
Yard sale to benefit services for homeless
Home with a Heart will host a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Heart Store, 1534 16th St. S. Name-brand merchandise donated by department stores will be available at bargain prices.
Home with a Heart is a charitable organization that helps the homeless obtain social services, education and vocational training and assists with landlord-tenant issues and housing. For information, go to www.hwhcps.org or call 450-3307.
Volunteers are wanted in hospital auxiliary
Volunteers are needed in all areas of the St. Petersburg General Hospital Auxiliary. Shifts are in four- to five-hour increments.
Openings are available in the surgical waiting room, gift shop, emergency information desk and other areas. For more information, call Anita Brown at 544-3300.
Some parents could really use a mentor
Mentors provide warmth, friendship and emotional support for parents facing unique challenges raising children.
For information call Kerri Pedersen at Help A Child Inc. at 544-3900, ext. 168.
29th Good Life Games will run through April 27
Pinellas County's 29th annual Good Life Games for adults ages 50 or older began March 1 and will continue through April 27.
Participants can compete in more than 36 events throughout the county and do not have to be Pinellas County residents. Registration forms must be submitted two weeks before the first event participants want to take part in.
Forms and a list of events are available at www.GoodLifeGames.org, at any Tampa Bay Lifestyle Family Fitness location and at the Long Center, 1501 N Belcher Road, Clearwater; or call the Good Life Games office at 230-3776.
Support troops with personal items, foods
Support the troops in the Middle East by donating the following items: cookies, candy, microwave popcorn, cotton swabs, hand-held games, feminine hygiene items, gallon resealable food bags, canned meats, calling cards, disposable cameras, small canned fruits, stationery supplies, peanut butter or cheese crackers, and bandanas.
Supplies can be dropped off at the Army Recruiting Office at Seminole Mall, 11223 Park Blvd.; VFW Post 4256, 12901 Gulf Blvd. at John's Pass; American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater; and Buffalo City Bar and Grille, 5631 Park St. N, St. Petersburg. For more information, call 432-1057.
Children need extra guidance, attention
Gulf Coast Community Care needs volunteers 30 and older for its Adults Mentoring Children program.
Volunteers are matched with children of all ages who need a positive adult role model.
Many of the children are in foster care or live with a single parent who is going to school and working. Call Beverly at 479-1841 or Bonnie at 479-1825.