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South Pinellas news briefs for Aug. 8

BE AN ADVOCATE FOR THE ELDERLY: Florida's Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is seeking volunteers to advocate for residents in long-term care facilities like nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes. Training and certification are provided, and volunteers participate in council meetings, administrative assessments and complaint resolution in facilities. For information, call (727) 588-6912.

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INDOOR CONCERT: The Masonic Band will hold its August concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Masonic Home, 3201 First St. NE, St. Petersburg. This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call, (727) 822-3499.

DOG DAYS OF AUGUST: Pinellas County Animal Services will offer reduced adoption fees of $25 for large dogs and $40 for puppies and small breeds during normal shelter adoption hours in August. A medical checkup, spaying/neutering, vaccinations, internal and external parasite control, heartworm tests, feline leukemia testing, and microchipping are included. Also, $5 rabies vaccinations with the purchase of a required license will be available for pets during vaccine clinic hours.

Pinellas County Animal Services is at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, with the adoption center closing Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Rabies vaccinations are administered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 2 to 2:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, or call (727) 582-2600.

SAVE OUR STRAYS is looking for volunteers to help foster a cat or a litter of kittens. Save Our Strays does not have a shelter facility and its foster homes are full. Foster applicants must be able to drive, have their own transportation and be available for a home visit from a current volunteer prior to fostering. North county: (727) 481-5262; South county: (727) 871-0888. For more information, email

WORKOUT WITHOUT A SWEAT: The St. Pete Beach Aquatics Center at 7701 Boca Ciega Drive is offering a fun way to get fit with Aqua Zumba and Water Aerobics. Aqua Zumba gives you all the benefit of Zumba with low impact and all the resistance qualities of the water. This class is for all ages and fitness levels. Class is from 7 to 8 p.m., on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. on Saturdays. The Water Aerobics class offers a muscle toning and cardio workout with the benefits and support of the water. Classes are offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Cost for both classes is $5 for St. Pete Beach residents and $6 for nonresidents. Silver Sneakers are welcomed in both classes. For more information, call (727) 363-9264 or visit

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Daystar Life Center, 226 Sixth St. S, St. Petersburg, is looking for volunteers to help families and individuals in times of crisis. Those who would like to volunteer can meet at 1:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month. The next meeting is Aug. 19. For more information, contact Kitty Rawson at (727) 498-8794 or

ELKS OPEN HOUSE: Seminole Elks Lodge 2519 will hold a Game Day in conjunction with its open house for new members Aug. 17 at 2 p.m. The event includes food and outdoor and indoor activities for children and families, and the first 100 children will receive a stuffed animal. For more information, call (727) 480-5902.

HOSPITAL NEEDS VOLUNTEERS: St. Petersburg General Hospital, 6500 38th Ave. N, needs volunteers for the gift shop, information desk, surgical waiting room and more. For more information, call Anita Brown at (727) 341-4848.

South Pinellas news briefs for Aug. 8 08/07/14 [Last modified: Thursday, August 7, 2014 11:23am]
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