Friday, February 23, 2018
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Tampa Bay Job & Career Fair is April 22

Reclaimed water restrictions: Through June 30, irrigation with Pinellas reclaimed water will be limited to three days per week, based on the resident's home address. House numbers that end in even numbers (0, 2, 4, 6, 8) water on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. House numbers that end in odd numbers (1, 3, 5, 7, 9) water on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. A property that contains a mix of addresses or if an address cannot be determined should water on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Watering is prohibited between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. No reclaimed watering is permitted Monday. For information, visit pinellascounty.org/reclaimed or call (727) 464-4000.

Nursing scholarship available: The Kiwanis Club of Seminole Breakfast Foundation is accepting applications for the Col. Mildred Imogene Butler Nursing Scholarship. This opportunity is for Pinellas County high school seniors and St. Petersburg College students interested in a nursing career. Recipients will be expected to participate in the following activities: Attend a program of the Kiwanis Club of Seminole Breakfast, where you will receive your scholarship award; make yourself available for and encourage media interviews; maintain full-time academic studies with distinction, giving equal importance to the academic and service aspects of the scholarship; present at least two talks to Kiwanis audiences during the year; and register contact information keeping your address, telephone number, and email address updated. Applications can be download at kiwanisseminolebreakfast.com/foundation and the deadline is Sunday. For information, call (727) 399-2680.

Bon Secours St. Petersburg Health System to celebrate 50th anniversary: A Mass and reception celebrating the 50th anniversary of Bon Secours St. Petersburg Health System will be held at 5:30 p.m. April 17. Members of the public are invited. Mass will be celebrated by the Most Rev. Robert N. Lynch, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg. After Mass, there will be a reception and the unveiling of a display that presents the history of Maria Manor and the Bon Secours St. Petersburg Health System. If you are interested in attending, call ( 727) 568-1025.

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Pinellas Opportunity Council is getting ready to celebrate its Volunteer Recognition Luncheon and 35th Anniversary Celebration. This event recognizes the nearly 1,100 seniors who volunteer through RSVP at over a 100 nonprofit agencies and human service organizations throughout Pinellas County. 11:30 a.m., Tuesday at the Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg.

Looking for a job? How about a new career? Meet more than 50 local companies at the Tampa Bay Job & Career Fair that have immediate employment needs, from entry level positions to skilled trade, health care jobs and even top managerial positions. Several of the area's top schools for continuing education, including universities and vocational/technical institutes, will be on hand. Free. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 22, the Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. For information, call (727) 893-8523

Stretch and release fitness class: The St. Pete Beach Community Center will have stretch and release fitness classes starting Wednesday. This fitness class will help improve posture for greater overall health and well being. Come learn to stretch, breathe and release tension and stress. It also lengthens and strengthens your muscles including the spine and the core. This one-hour class will be from 9 to 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. Cost is $6. 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. For information, call (727) 363-9245 or visit spbrec.com

April blood drives: Florida Blood Services will host blood drives throughout April. Bloodmobiles will be on site at select Walgreens stores. Donors will receive a $10 Walgreens gift card, along with a wellness checkup of blood pressure, pulse, temperature and iron count, plus a free cholesterol screening. Identification is required. For dates, times and locations and to see you if qualify to be a donor visit fbsblood.org, or call, toll-free 1-800-682-5663.

St. Pete Bike n' Eat: Trek Bicycle Store is holding its annual St. Pete Bike n' Eat Tour on April 26. Tour favorite restaurants by bicycle. Enjoy a snack, grab a menu and roll on to the next stop. The tour will start at Trek Bicycle Store, 3169 Fourth St. N, at 3 p.m. and end with a party at the store at 5:30. Restaurants included are 400 Beach Seafood and Tap House; Ricky P's Orleans Bistro; Jonny Reno's; Old Northeast Tavern; and Westshore Pizza. RSVP is required. For information, call (727) 498-8655.

Pinellas County Animal Services is seeking teen volunteers to help with dog walking. Teens must be between 16 and 18 and must commit to 12 hours per week. The eight-week program runs June 10 to Aug. 16. Students can download an application at pinellascounty.org/animalservices/volunteer.htm or complete the application at the Pinellas County Animal Services shelter at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo. Applications must be received by Saturday. Space is limited. For information, call (727) 582-2675 or email [email protected]

2013 summer youth intern program: This Boley Centers program assists youths who live in the St. Petersburg area with finding temporary jobs. Funded through the city of St. Petersburg, the goal is to provide employment for 110 young adults, ages 16 to 21, through an 8- to 10-week summer program. Interns will earn $7.79 per hour and be expected to work 30 hours per week. Positions will begin on June 10 and end on Aug. 16. Applications will be available until April 26 at the following sites: city recreation centers, City Hall, Enoch Davis Community Center, James B. Sanderlin Family Service Center, Pinellas County Urban League, Royal Theater, WorkNet Pinellas and Boley Centers. Deadline for applications is April 26. Interns will be chosen using a lottery system. Employers who partner with the program are responsible for paying half of the interns' hourly wage. For information about hiring an intern, members of the business community can call (727) 821-4819, ext. 5730.

Photography and essay contest: The Sunshine Center is sponsoring a photo and essay contest for St. Petersburg residents with $1,000 in cash and gift prizes. Prizes will be given to the top three submissions with photo accounting for 75 percent and accompanying essay at 25 percent of the total score. The photo must be of a jacaranda tree in full bloom. Jacarandas bloom March to mid May and have distinct lavender flowers. The essay must be in relation to the title "The Life of a Tree" and not longer than one page/250 words. Photos will be judged on composition, clarity, beauty, size and juxtaposition to the tree's surroundings. Photos must represent the natural setting of the tree. No alterations. To enter, submit a matted 8-by-10-inch photo with your contact information and the tree location along with the essay to the Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth St. N, St. Petersburg, 33701. Free to enter. The deadline for entries is April 25. Winners will be announced at a reception on May 9. For information, call (727) 893-7190 or email [email protected]

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