Four different camps for kids
at heritage village
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 separate camps with different themes and activities are offered this summer beginning Monday. Camps run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the weeks of June 16, June 23, July 7 and July 14. 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 is required. Call 582-2426 or visit online at
www.pinellascounty.org/heritage for more information.
Cat chat at the SPCA: care and behavior
Are cats trainable? Find out Saturday at the SPCA's two-hour feline appreciation class. Learn about cat behavior (or misbehavior) and cat care. The fee is $10.
When: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: SPCA's Humane Education & Training Center, 9099 130th Ave. N, Largo
Info: For additional information call (727) 586-3591, ext. 167.
Auction, dinner to benefit local charities
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Cares, the charitable arm of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, will raise money for local charities with its ninth annual auction and dinner Saturday from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at the Seminole Lake Country Club, 8100 Augusta Blvd. The auction and dinner are open to the public but seating is limited. Cost is $11 per person. Call Arlene Fuino at 341-3823 for more information.
Kids triathlon, health fair on tap in Seminole
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 at 391-8345 for information.
The deadline for early registration for the fourth annual "Tri if you Dare" kids triathlon is June 20. The triathlon is June 29. Race entry fees will increase 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.
Kids, think you can't dance? Here's help
Youth ballroom dance classes will begin June 19 and meet on Thursday evenings through July 24. Classes will meet at the Seminole Recreation Center Dance Room from 6 to 6:45 p.m. 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.
Tai chi class
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. Contact Scott Hagenbuch, 698-9288 or
firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Seminole Recreation Center, 391-8345.
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 up with each class lasting 45 minutes.
Youth and adult classes cost $40 per four week session. Call the recreation center for more information on class times, 391-8345.
Done with your old phone book? Recycle it
Wondering what to do with your old telephone books? Recycle them. Pinellas County Utilities has set up dropoff locations for old phone books countywide. In addition, eight cities offer curbside recycling including Belleair, Clearwater, Dunedin, Largo, Oldsmar, Redington Beach, Safety Harbor and Seminole.
View a complete listing online at www.pinellascounty.org/utilities/PDF/phone-book-sites.pdf or call 464-7500.
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.