Teen activities at library include crafts, games, more
Plenty of activities for kids are on the schedule at the Seminole Community Library this summer. Teens can check out special programs including Teen Thursdays at 2 p.m. each week. This week: crafts, games, movies, food and more. Teen Thursdays requires registration. Call 395-6904.
Where: Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N
Seminole Recreation Center news
Friday is the deadline for early registration for the fourth annual "Tri if you Dare" Kids Triathlon set for June 29. Race entry fees will increase beginning June 21 through June 28, based on space availability. The race course is limited to 300 kids and organizer Jim Sheets says registration is already 60 percent full so don't procrastinate if you plan to compete. Race information is available online at www.myseminole.com/tri.htm.
Youth can learn to spin on the ballroom floor
Youth ballroom dance classes begin Thursday and will meet from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Thursday evenings through July 24 at the Seminole Recreation Center. Students will learn the basics of social, standard, and Latin-style dance including fox trot, swing and cha cha. The fee for the six-week session is $54. Call 391-8345.
New students can sign up for 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 information on class times at 391-8345.
See what ham radios can do in an emergency
Ham radio operators will give demonstrations and show off their emergency capabilities during an amateur radio event June 28 and 29 at Fort De Soto Park. Thousands of ham radio operators nationwide are expected to participate in the event, which will highlight the role ham operators have played in providing critical communications during emergencies including the California wildfires, Oregon and Michigan storms, and Hurricane Katrina. Radio operators will exhibit and demonstrate the newest digital and satellite capabilities, voice communications and good old Morse code. The public is encouraged to attend and meet the hams.
Info: Call Mike Anderson, 823-4251, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Kids can splash away at itty bitty pool party
Is your preschooler in need of some fun and a little peer interaction? Check out the splashing good time at the itty bitty pool party at the Highland Family Aquatic Center. Kids ages 5 and younger welcome.
When: starts at 8: 30 a.m. Friday
Where: Highland Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave.
Children can learn at Heritage Village camp
Still looking for something for the kids to do this summer? How about a trip back in time? Check out the summer camp fun at Heritage Village. Four week-long camps with different themes and activities are offered this summer. Camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Children ages 5 to 11 can participate in one camp or all four. Heritage Village is a unique setting for a summer camp with its old Florida landscape and historical buildings including the old-fashioned school house, general store and fire house. Camp fees are $150 per week and early and aftercare is available for an extra fee. Registration required. Call 582-2426 or visit www.pinellascounty.org/heritage for information.
Neighborhood Notebook is compiled by Times correspondent Lorrie Lykins. E-mail news to SPTimeslistings@yahoo.com or snail-mail it to Lorrie Lykins, Seminole Neighborhood Notebook, P.O. Box 4954, Seminole, FL 33775. Deadline for inclusion in Wednesday's Neighborhood Times is 5 p.m. the previous Friday.