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Seminole briefs: Runners, walkers of all speeds can be in Seminole Stampede


Runners, walkers of all speeds can be in Seminole Stampede

The 15th annual Seminole Stampede is Saturday morning in Walsingham Park. Runners and walkers may register for the 5K, 10K or 1-mile fun run-walk until 7:15 a.m. on race day.

The 10K classic starts at 7:45 a.m., the 5K starts at 8 a.m. and the fun run-walk starts at 8:45 a.m.

When: 7 a.m. Saturday.

Where: Walsingham Park, 12620 102nd Ave.

Info: Contact the Seminole Chamber of Commerce, 392-3245; stop by during business hours, 8400 113th St. N or visit the race site online:

Commissioner to speak at USEM meeting

Pinellas County Commissioner John Morroni is scheduled to speak at the next meeting of the USEM Community Association.

When: 6:30 p.m. social hour; 7 p.m. meeting May 29.

Where: St. Petersburg College/Seminole Community Library,

9200 113th St., Seminole.

Info: Call 392-3082 or 393-0187.

Camp programs range from art to hip-hop

Seminole Recreation has some spots remaining for specialty and sports summer camps. The specialty camps are weeklong events that run two to three hours each day and specialize in a specific activity.

Children must be registered Seminole Recreation members to participate. Camps offered this summer include baton and cheerleading, art, basketball, football, soccer, tae kwon do, ballet-tap, modeling-acting and hip-hop. Call 391-8345 for more information.

Get personal musical

or fitness instruction

Seminole Recreation now offers personal fitness training sessions for members. The one-on-one sessions will introduce members to equipment in the Fitness Center, teach correct technique and help devise a personalized fitness plan.

Chip Wright, certified personal trainer, is available daily; cost is $50 per one-hour session. Call 391-8345 for more information.

•Guitar, piano, saxophone and voice lessons

Learn to play the guitar, piano, saxophone, or improve your vocal talents in a comfortable setting from music teacher Tony Mitri. Classes are offered Tuesdays and Fridays at the Seminole Recreation Center. Lessons are 30 minutes. Call Mitri, 397-7004, to schedule a time.

Register now for Monday tae kwon do

The Monday tae kwon do program at Seminole Recreations is accepting new students interested in martial arts, fun and exercise.

Martial arts master Kim Jackson instructs students ages 3 and up with each class lasting 45 minutes. Youth and adult classes are $40 per four-week session. Call the recreation center for more information on class times, 391-8345.


Disaster conference

for small business

The "Disaster Recovery Call 211" conference presented by 2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares Inc. is set for tomorrow at the Largo Cultural Center.

The conference is geared toward small business owners and managers and offers strategies on how to get up and running following a disaster event.

When: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Where: Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive.

Info: Call (813) 837-0717 or visit

Hurricane Expo can help you get ready for storms

Hurricane season (June 1 to Nov. 30) is just around the corner.

Learn how to prepare at this year's annual Hurricane Expo. Learn about resources available and emergency preparedness. Various agencies and exhibitors will be on hand with information on emergency assistance.

Bay News 9 meteorologist Josh Linker will answer weather-related questions, and the Florida Department of Financial Services will be available to address questions about insurance issues.

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Where: Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive.


Forum planned on inclusionary housing

The Pinellas County Community Development Department is coordinating an interactive forum to gather input on the county's proposed Inclusionary Housing Ordinance.

Attorneys will lead a morning session on national, state and local inclusionary housing initiatives.

The discussion will focus on the inclusion of workforce housing in new developments to provide affordable housing and foster a high quality of life for those wishing to live and work in Pinellas County.

The public is encouraged to join elected officials, city planners and developers in roundtable discussions on key elements of Pinellas County's proposed Inclusionary Housing Program.

A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 4.

Where: Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo.

Info: Contact Jane Muhrlin via e-mail: or call 771-2112 to RSVP by May 21.

Neighborhood Notebook is compiled by Times correspondent Lorrie Lykins. E-mail news to or snail-mail it to Lorrie Lykins, Seminole Neighborhood Notebook, P.O. Box 4954, Seminole, FL 33775. Deadline for inclusion in the Wednesday Neighborhood Times is 5 p.m. the previous Friday.

Seminole briefs: Runners, walkers of all speeds can be in Seminole Stampede 05/13/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 1:56pm]
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