Historical society invites the public
to share stories
The Seminole Historical Society will meet today. The theme of the meeting is local history storytelling in an open forum. Organizers say they had such an enthusiastic response to the previous open-mike meeting that they decided to go with the same format this month. The public is invited to attend and share experiences and memories about life in Seminole and Pinellas County through pictures, artifacts and stories.
When: 7 p.m. today
Where: Seminole Recreation Center, Room 210B, 9100 113th St.
Sen. Jones added to unincorporated agenda
Sen. Dennis Jones has been added to the agenda of Thursday's meeting of the Unincorporated Seminole Community Association (USEM-CA). Jones will join Pinellas County Commissioner John Morroni as scheduled guest speakers.
Issues include annexation, the community protection act and Q&A with the public.
When: 6:30 p.m. social hour; 7 p.m. Thursday
Where: St. Petersburg College/Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. Seminole
Info: Call 392-3082 or 393-0187
Swamp Tromp at Boca Ciega Millennium Park
Wonder what might be creeping through your back yard? Join the guided walk through Boca Ciega Bay and find out. Participants in the Swamp Tromp at Boca Ciega Millennium Park will collect living and non-living items for identification and release. The importance of the bay, sea grasses and mangroves will be explored. Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes and bring insect repellent and sunscreen.
When: 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Boca Ciega Millennium Park, 12410 74th Ave. N, Seminole
Info: Registration required: 588-4882
Recreation news: Event vendors are needed
Seminole's Recreation Division is seeking health, fitness and wellness-oriented businesses to promote their goods and services at the second annual Fit2Fun Family Fitness and Wellness Festival scheduled for June 28. Last year's event was well-attended and organizers expect a bigger turnout this year. Call Duane Crandall, 391-8345, for information.
Tai chi classes
Looking for a way to relax and rewind after a busy day at the office? Yang style tai chi, taught by instructor Tom Elman, uses slow, rhythmic movements to improve breathing, relax the mind and body and strengthen muscles and bones. The class emphasizes the health aspects of tai chi and requires no special conditioning, clothing or equipment. Classes meet Tuesdays at 7:15 p.m. and fees are $5 per person. Participants must have a Seminole Recreation card. For more information, stop by the Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N, or call 391-8345.
Enjoy tennis activities and instruction while having fun and staying active. Monday night is tennis night at the Seminole Tennis Club Park, 7283 113th St. Students can sign up and prepay at the Recreation Center office by the month or by the class. Fees are $40 per four-week session and one-time classes range from $10 to $14 per session. Call Scott Hagenbuch, 698-9288, e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Seminole Recreation Center, 391-8345.
Summer camp openings
Seminole Recreation has some spots remaining for their specialty and sports summer camps. The specialty camps are weeklong camps 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 dance. Call 391-8345 for more information.
Tae kwon do
The Monday tae kwon do program at Seminole Recreation is accepting new students interested in martial arts, fun and exercise. Martial arts master Kim Jackson instructs students ages 3 and older. Each class lasts 45 minutes. Youth and adult classes are $40 per four-week session. Call the recreation center for more information on class times, 391-8345.
Emergency response conference open to all
The 2008 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Hurricane Conference is set for Friday and Saturday at the St. Petersburg College Allstate Center.
The event is hosted by St. Petersburg College in partnership with Lealman Fire District's CERT.
The conference is for CERT members but is also open to the public. Anyone who wants to be prepared and possibly assist others during a disaster is welcome to register to attend.
A registration fee of $25 per person includes exercises, breakout sessions, snacks, lunch and a vendor fair. Sally Bishop, director of Pinellas County Emergency Management, will speak Friday evening.
When: 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Where: St. Petersburg College Allstate Center, 3200 34th St. S
Info: Contact Capt. Larry Thompson at 526-5650, ext. 548, or visit
The Seminole/Largo Neighborhood Notebook is compiled by Times correspondent Lorrie Lykins. E-mail news to SPTimeslistings@yahoo.com or 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.