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Sports medicine lecture, kids martial arts camp, a call to advocate for seniors


Amputees can learn about horseback riding

The A Step Ahead for Amputees action/support group invites amputees and those facing limb loss to learn about the therapeutic benefits of horseback riding at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Edward White Hospital, Suite 1-G, 2299 Ninth Ave. N. Kelly Sipos, executive director of the Saddle Up Riding Club in Pinellas Park, will discuss how riding can help people with disabilities improve balance, muscle strength, flexibility and coordination. The event is free. Reservations are required and can be made by calling toll-free 1-888-243-3627. For information about A Step Ahead for Amputees or this event, call Jamie Kay Weil at (727) 564-8456.


Martial arts camp puts focus on young children

Seminole Recreation will host Kim Jackson Martial Arts Camp from 1 to 3 p.m. July 25-29 at the Holland G. Magnum Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N. This weeklong camp is for ages 5 to 11, all abilities, and the cost is $55. Recreation membership required. For more information, call Kristyn at (727) 391-8345.


Put your vocals to work with barbershop group

The Greater Pinellas Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society is looking for male members. Those interested are welcome to check out a rehearsal at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. For more information, call (727)410-5696.


Free swimming lessons available to kids in need

The Largo aquatics division has received a grant from the Katelyn F. Foundation, which was created by Sandra Testo Michaud for her daughter, Katelyn Michaud, who died in a swimming pool accident in 2004. Any child 3 to 10 who qualifies for free or reduced-price school lunches is eligible for free American Red Cross group swimming lessons. There are 20 scholarships available for eight 30-minute lessons Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:15 p.m. starting July 26. Registration begins Monday at the Highland Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. Each child must have a Largo recreation card, and the parent or legal guardian must bring the Pinellas schools' free or reduced-priced lunch form to register. Call (727) 518-3018.


Advocate for elderly residents in facilities

Florida's Long-Term Care Ombudsman program needs volunteers to protect the rights of elders residing in nursing homes, assisted-living facilities and adult family care homes. The program's local councils seek additional volunteers to identify, investigate and resolve residents' concerns. Special training and certification are provided.

Those interested are encouraged to call toll-free, 1-888-831-0404, or visit the program's website at for more information.


Learn to get fit without frustration at lecture

To help you stay on the right workout track, St. Anthony's sports medicine experts will share tips during "Work Out Smarter, Not Harder," a free sports medicine lecture at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony's Carillon Outpatient Center, 900 Carillon Parkway. Doctors will be on hand to discuss the benefits of professional analysis and how performance testing can help you reach your goals. To register or for more information, call (727) 953-9129 or visit

Sports medicine lecture, kids martial arts camp, a call to advocate for seniors 07/16/11 [Last modified: Saturday, July 16, 2011 4:31am]
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