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TASCO teen showcase, sports medicine program, presentation on Nicaragua among events


Teen talent trotted out in TASCO showcase

See Pinellas teens shine in this showcase featuring 12 middle and high school performances on stage, plus Enigma Dance Kru from America's Best Dance Crew, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S. Awards will be presented by Mayor Bill Foster and TASCO Teen Programs host Shawn Drouin for achievements in categories including academics, citizenship/leadership, performing arts and overcoming adversity. Admission is $5. For information, contact the TASCO office at (727) 892-5060.


Families are focus of conference at church

The third annual Sowing Hope in Families Conference will be held Thursday through Saturday at All Nations Church, 3000 Fourth Ave. S. The conference begins at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; and at 9 a.m. Saturday. The event, which includes workshops and discussion groups, is a collaboration of Bethel Community Baptist Church, All Nations Church and Sisters on the Move Ministry. For information, contact Dr. Bobbie J. Cromartie at (352) 688-2503 or via e-mail at


Nutrition, performance lecture slated at center

St. Anthony's sports medicine experts present "Fueling Your Body for Peak Performance and Nutrition," a free sports medicine lecture, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in meeting rooms A and B at St. Anthony's Outpatient Center, 900 Carillon Parkway. Experts will provide tips on getting the best nutrition to stay in shape as an athlete. To register or for information, call (727) 953-9129 or visit


Register to attend kayak club meeting

The Kayak Nature Adventure Paddle Club will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at O'Maddy's, 5405 Shore Blvd. S. The club meets on a regular basis and welcomes new members. Registration is required for the free meetings. For information or to register, call (727) 369-6940 or e-mail


Speaker will discuss funeral planning

The Kiwanis Club of Seminole Breakfast will present a program about funeral planning at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday at the Seminole Family Restaurant, 6864 Seminole Blvd. The featured speaker will be Mark Grande of Eternal Cremations. Meetings are held every Tuesday morning, and feature guest speakers from business, government and nonprofit organizations on a wide range of topics. New members are welcome. To reserve a spot at a meeting, contact club secretary Lee Walters at (727) 319-8343 or


Donations for troops sought by organizations

Donations are sought for troops overseas. Drop off snacks, women's hygiene products, baby wipes, lip balm, sunscreen, bandanas, socks, plastic baggies and cotton swabs at American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater; Army Recruiter, 11223 78th Ave. N, Seminole; Extra Space Storage, 4319 Duhme Road, Madeira Beach; VFW Post 9272, 10997 72nd Ave. N, Seminole; or VFW Post 4256, 12901 Gulf Blvd., Madeira Beach. To make a shipping donation, make checks payable to UPS Store and mail to Joe Tap, P.O. Box 86223, Madeira Beach, FL 33738.


Clothes to Kids seeks apparel, financial help

Cleaning out your closets? Clothes to Kids needs boys' pants, young men's jeans, school uniform tops and shoes of all kinds. New or gently used clothes and shoes can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1059 N Hercules Ave., Clearwater, or at 3251 Third Ave. N, Suite 145, St. Petersburg. Cash donations also are needed. Clothes to Kids, a nonprofit organization, provides free clothing to low-income, school-age children in Pinellas County. For information, call (727) 441-5050 or visit .


Nonprofit groups can get grants from city

The city is offering grants to eligible nonprofit cultural organizations for the next budget year. Applications and guidelines to receive funds are available online at Applications are due June 24. Organizations may attend an informational workshop at 10 a.m. May 25 at City Hall, Room 100, 175 Fifth St. N. For information, visit the website or call (727) 551-3250.


Church presentation, sale to aid Nicaragua

Lakeview Presbyterian Church, 1310 22nd Ave. S, invites the community to a presentation by Sarah Junkin Woodard, "Partnering with the Poor — Building Lives and Sustainable Communities in Nicaragua," following worship at about 11:45 a.m. today. A Nicaraguan crafts sale will begin after the presentation and end at 2:30 p.m. For information, call the church office at (727) 822-0784 or Kitty Rawson at (727) 501-3653.


Democrat women will discuss social programs

The Democratic Women's Club of Upper Pinellas will meet on May 23 at Golden Corral, 10050 Ulmerton Road. The guest speaker will be Michelle Cyr, associate director of AARP Florida. She will discuss "Changes to America's Essential Safety Nets.'' The meeting will start with lunch at 11:30 a.m. with a business meeting and speaker to follow. For information, call Mary Freeman at (727) 581-4630.


Democrats will hear from doctor on care

The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Democratic Club will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Thirsty Marlin Grill, 351 West Bay Drive. Dr. Mona Mangat of St. Petersburg, southern regional director of Doctors for America, will discuss changes needed in the health care system to ensure access to affordable, quality health care for all. Greg Plantamura of Pinellas County Extension's Energy Efficiency Project will present ways to save energy and money in the home. Attendees are invited to come early to eat and socialize. For information, contact club president Rich Piper at (727) 588-0891.


Golf course seeks volunteer assistance

Largo Golf Course seeks volunteers to help with maintenance and day-to-day operations. Volunteer needs include rangers, cart attendants and assistance with traps and greens. Volunteer hours may be redeemed to earn free golf time at the course. For information, call (727) 518-3024 or stop by the Largo Golf Course Pro Shop, 12500 Vonn Road.


Registration kicks off for summer camps

Registration is open for Largo's new specialty summer camps. They are half-day courses, one week in length, and include photography, cake decorating, scrapbooking, water polo and more. Register at Highland Recreation Center, 400 Highland Ave., or Southwest Complex, 13120 Vonn Road. For a listing of all specialty summer camps, as well as Largo's full summer camp guide, visit or call (727) 518-3016 or (727) 518-3125.


Fishing tournament will be held Saturday

The St. Patrick Catholic School Catch-and-Release Fishing Tournament will be held Saturday with an awards banquet at the end of the competition. Participants can fish by land, pier, bridge, kayak or boat at the spot of their choice. The tournament is open to all ages and levels. Awards will be given in different categories. Prizes include rods and reels, kayaks and more. The banquet will start at 4 p.m. at Monsignor McCall Hall Parish Center, 1501 Trotter Road. The deadline for registration is Wednesday. Cost is $55 for adults; $39 for juniors. Proceeds will benefit St. Patrick Catholic School. Banquet-only tickets are $15. For information, call Mike Norris, (727) 678-6295.

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