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Seniors, learn about reverse mortgages at free seminar


Seniors, learn about reverse mortgages at a free seminar

A free educational seminar for seniors on FHA reverse mortgages will be held Wednesday.

Certified reverse mortgage experts will present the program and provide literature and information from the National Council on Aging and the National Council on Aging in Place.

Refreshments will be provided.

When: 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Where: Gulfport Neighborhood Center, 1617 49th St. S, Gulfport.

Info: Call Donna Moore at 831-3416.


Always wanted to learn chess? Now's the time

The Jungle Terrace Civic Association will host chess classes for residents of all ages starting in September.

The neighborhood group will supply all materials and provide instructors.

Beginning and intermediary classes will be taught.

A $10 registration fee is required for use of the facility.

When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Where: Walter Fuller Recreation Center, 7891 26th Ave. N.


Get neighborhood updates at meeting

The agenda of this month's meeting of the North Kenwood Neighborhood Association includes a variety of neighborhood updates including the Booker Creek Park renovation project and a review of planned fall events.

Jay Lasita will speak on behalf of the Florida Red and Blue Organization to discuss Amendment 2 on the November ballot.

When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8.

Where: Edward White Hospital auditorium, 2299 Ninth Ave. N, Room 1G.


Home buyers' seminar helps first-time owners

The Community Service Foundation will host a two-part educational seminar for anyone who wants to be a homeowner.

The seminar is designed for low- to moderate-income families and individuals, offering information about assistance programs that help with down payments or closing costs, explains the function of Realtors and the process of qualifying for a mortgage.

The seminar also takes participants beyond the closing and offers guidance on how to maintain a home, preserve property values and avoid foreclosure.

The seminar adheres to the approved curriculum of HUD and FNMA.

Both seminars must be attended in sequence to obtain a certificate of completion.

When: 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 9 and 16.

Where: Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth St. N.

Info: Call 461-0618 or visit www.

Register online to help less fortunate animals

Online registration is open for the SPCA Tampa Bay's 18th annual Pet Walk.

The annual event raises money to help care for homeless and abused animals.

When: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 18.

Where: North Shore Park, downtown St. Petersburg.

Info: For information or to register for the walk, visit

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

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