Thursday, April 19, 2018
News Roundup

Register for swimming lessons, free dental exams and more

Pinellas County Animal Services, 12450 Ulmerton Road, Largo, will be closed Tuesday. The facility will resume regular business hours the next day, July 31.

Pier discussion: The Coquina Key Neighborhood Association will host a discussion of the Pier replacement design, including a presentation by opponents of the Lens, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the clubhouse, 3850 Pompano Drive SE. ckna.org

Aquatic membership special: Through July 31, when you buy a six-month membership to the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, you will get six months free. Valid for a child, adult, senior or family pass with access to the heated pool with lap swimming, sunbathing, picnic areas, water slides and children's splash zone. 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. (727) 363-9264 or spbrec.com.

Swimming lessons: Register on Aug. 1 for swim lessons at St. Petersburg city pools. Classes are offered at 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Class time varies depending on pool location. Lessons are available for infants age 6 months to senior citizens and are taught by certified American Red Cross water safety instructors. Sessions last two weeks with advancing levels upon passing each session. An Advantage member card is required for registration. Cost per session is $39. Reduced rates are available based on income. (727) 893-7732 or (727) 893-7441 or visit stpeteparksrec.org.

Children's free dental exams and x-rays: The Department of Health will provide free dental exams and X-rays on Aug. 2 starting at 8 a.m. Appointments are for new patients 4 to 18 years old, first-come, first-served. Locations are: 205 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg, (727) 824-6975; 8751 Ulmerton Road, Largo, (727) 524-4410; and 310 N Myrtle Ave., Clearwater, (727) 469-5800.

Summer meals for kids: The YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg offers nutritious meals and snacks and fun activities through Aug. 16. Open to kids 18 and under. (727) 895-9622 or ymca.net/summerfood

St. Petersburg Job Corps Education and Training Center, 500 22nd St. S, is accepting students ages 16 to 24. Job Corps students receive hands-on training in more than 100 fields; the program also provides eligible low-income students with room and board, counseling and mentoring services, living allowances and basic medical care. To learn about the program or to contact a center, call toll-free, 1-800-733-5627, or go online to recruiting.jobcorps.gov or facebook.com/doljobcorps.

After-School Youth Employment Program: Boley Centers Inc. is offering its inaugural After-School Youth Employment Program. Funded through the city of St. Petersburg, this program gives students an opportunity to gain experience and earn money while working after school in the private sector. Employment is for 40 youths, ages 14 to 18. Positions run from Aug. 26 to May 16. Applications can be picked up at the city's recreation centers; City Hall, 175 Fifth St. N; Enoch Davis Community Center, 1111 18th Ave. S; James B. Sanderlin Family Service Center, 2335 22nd Ave. S; and Boley Centers, 445 31st St. N. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. Aug. 10. For information, contact Daphne Williams at (727) 821-4819, ext. 5243.

After-school care: The city of St. Pete Beach will offer after-school care for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The program is licensed by the Pinellas County Licensing Board and includes homework time, a snack, sports, crafts, games and more. Transportation is provided from Azalea Elementary and Pasadena Fundamental Elementary. The program runs from the end of the school day until 6 p.m. Cost is $150 per month. Discounts for additional children and weekly rates are available. 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. (727) 363-9245 or spbrec.com

Tourist Development Council Vacancy: Applications are being accepted for an appointment to the Pinellas County Tourist Development Council. This appointment runs until Oct. 31, 2016. The council and staff of Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater are responsible for making recommendations to the County Commission on matters relating to the Tourist Development Tax. This tax is used to strengthen the local economy and increase employment through the promotion and development of the tourism industry. Applicants should have direct involvement in the industry and have demonstrated an interest in tourism development but not be an owner/operator of a hotel or motel. Members of the council must be registered voters in the county. Interested parties should submit an application along with a brief biography or resume outlining their eligibility. Applications are available online at tinyurl.com/m7huv6v . Applications must be received no later than the close of business Aug. 16. Email applications to [email protected] or mail to Linnie Randolph, Special Projects Manager, Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater, 13805 58th St. N, Suite 2-200, Clearwater, FL 33760.

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