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Seminole/Largo neighborhood notebook


Historical society to mark five years with party tonight

The Seminole Historical Society will celebrate its fifth anniversary this evening with a special meeting that includes guest speakers, games, music, homemade desserts and other treats.

When: 7 tonight.

Where: Seminole Recreation Center, 9100 113th St.

Recreation center offers clubs, camps, classes

All Seminole recreation classes, events and activities are offered at the Seminole Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. Most activities require a valid Seminole recreation card. Call the center at 391-8345 for information on class dates, times, fees and membership requirements.

Geocaching club

Seminole recreation has started a Geocaching Club. Geocaching is an outdoor activity in which participants use a GPS receiver to hide and seek treasures. The activity can be enjoyed by individuals or families. The Geocaching Club meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the last Thursday of the month. Call Kacy Little at 391-8345 in advance of attending.

Thanksgiving camp

Kidzart will host a three-day camp during the week of Thanksgiving for children in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Children will enjoy fall-related projects each day, plus fun on the playground. Art projects will include clay, painting, copper tooling, Prismacolor markers and pastels. All campers should pack a snack, and full-day campers should also pack a lunch.

KidzArt Camp will be held Monday through next Wednesday. Fees for camp are $160 for full day (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and $80 for half-day (9 a.m. to noon).

Basketball camp

ITZ Hoop Camps will host a youth basketball day camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. next Monday through Wednesday.

The full-day camp is designed for boys and girls ages 8 to 13 and will include professional instruction, youth-oriented drills, team building, overall game concepts and scrimmages. The basketball camp is under the direction of Dave Morgen, who has more than 30 years of high school and college coaching.

The cost is $95 per camper, with a sibling discount available.

Indoor walking club

Like to walk but hate to sweat a lot? Join the indoor walking club at Seminole recreation. Walkers meet from 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Tae kwon do

Martial arts master Kim Jackson teaches the ongoing Monday night tae kwon do program, and new martial artists are welcome to join for fun, exercise and fellowship.

Jackson instructs students 3 and older, with each class lasting 45 minutes. Youth and adult classes are $40 per four-week session.

Tai chi

Tom Elman teaches Yang style tai chi, which uses slow, rhythmic movements to improve breathing, relax the mind and body, and gently strengthen the muscles and bones. The class emphasizes the health aspects of tai chi and requires no special conditioning, clothing or equipment.

The class meets at 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays. The fee for each class is $5.


Kelly Rowles instructs Pilates classes from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Classes focus on strengthening the core, slimming the body and improving posture.

The fee is $50 per month for eight classes. A one-time materials fee covers exercise equipment.

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

Seminole/Largo neighborhood notebook 11/18/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 9:55am]
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