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Thanksgiving meals at Pilgrim Church, Suncoast Haven

St. Petersburg

Enjoy free Thanksgiving meal at Pilgrim Church

Pilgrim Church will serve a free, traditional Thanksgiving meal from noon and 4 p.m. Thursday in the fellowship hall, 6315 Central Ave. No RSVP is required and there are no eligibility requirements. For information, call (727) 347-1226.

countywide

Suncoast Haven serving free meal on Thursday

The Suncoast Haven of Rest Rescue Mission, 5625 Park Blvd., is open for anyone living in Pinellas County who would like a free Thanksgiving meal, or who would like to volunteer to help serve the meal. Meals begin at 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Volunteers should arrive at noon, diners at 1 p.m. For information, call (727) 545-8282.

Largo

Former Temptations lead to perform today

Glenn Leonard and his group will perform a Motown Revue at 7:30 p.m. today at the Largo Cultural Center. Leonard was the lead singer of the Temptations from 1975-'83. He has also recorded 10 albums with the Temptations, producing many of their songs, including I'm On Fire, Go For It, The Best of Both Worlds, Eyes, Ever Ready Love and the classic Silent Night from the group's Christmas album. Tickets are $38 advance; $43 VIP; $43 day of show. Call the box office at (727) 587-6793.

Largo

Lifeguarding class to run at Southwest Pool

The Largo Recreation Department is conducting an American Red Cross Lifeguarding class Dec. 6-17 at Southwest Pool, 13120 Vonn Road. Classes will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday for two weeks. The class is open to ages 15 and older. This course teaches the skills necessary to become an American Red Cross-certified lifeguard. The cost is $125 for residents and $156.25 for nonresidents. A Largo recreation card is required. The deadline for registration and payment is Dec. 3. For information, visit largopools.com or call (727) 518-3126.

Largo

Swing dance to burn off those T-day calories

The "After Thanksgiving Turkey Trot Swing Dance'' will be Saturday at the Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St. NW. Lessons for beginners will take place at 7 p.m., and the dance will start at 8. Individuals and couples are welcome. The cost is $5 at the door. For information, call (727) 518-3131.

CLEARWATER

Police collecting holiday gifts for youths

The Clearwater Police Department is seeking donations for two holiday fundraisers to benefit disadvantaged youths.

Money and gifts for children are being sought for the Holiday Cheer project, a partnership with police and Clearwater Neighborhood Housing Services. New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the Police Department and monetary donations can be made through Neighborhood Housing Services. For information on Holiday Cheer, call Sgt. Wilton Lee at (727) 562-4310.

The department is also working with the Society for the Enrichment and Education of Kids, Everybody's Tabernacle Homeless Emergency Project and Religious Community Services Grace House for a Christmas gift giveaway. The event will provide gifts for homeless children. New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the Police Department, and monetary donations can be made through the Davis Foundation. For information, call Sgt. Ben McBride at (727) 562-4120. A toy collection box will be in the lobby at police headquarters at 645 Pierce St. The deadline for donations is Dec. 15.

Gulfport

Seminar on oils and perfumes from Bible

New insight into the spiritual significance of the anointing oils and fragrances mentioned in the Bible will be explained in a multimedia presentation seminar. Rebecca Park Totilo will speak from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Beach N' Body Boutique, 2904 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport. A question and answer session will follow. Free. For information, call (727) 688-2115.

St. Pete Beach

Yoga therapy class puts focus on children

The city of St. Pete Beach offers a new yoga course for children taught by instructor Paula Kay. "Yoga Relaxation Therapy for Children" is a 45-minute class that combines gentle poses with nature images to help children with balance, flexibility, attention and calmness. Music and fun are part of the experience. Various dates and times are available. For information, contact Paula Kay at (727) 804-6079 or paulak412@aol.com.

Countywide

Program needs helpers for tax assistance

The AARP Tax-Aide program is looking for volunteers to prepare federal taxes. Volunteers receive IRS-certified training (five or six days in January) and reimbursement for mileage. Computer knowledge is necessary. A minimum commitment of four hours a week during February, March and early April is required. For details visit aarp.org/taxaide.

Countywide

GoodGuides mentor at-risk teens, tweens

Adults can have a positive impact on a teen's life by volunteering one hour a week as a mentor for Goodwill's GoodGuides youth mentoring program. GoodGuides helps 12- to 17-year-olds who face risk factors such as school failure, family violence and other challenges. Young people are paired with mentors who lend a supportive ear and offer guidance to help them finish school and build career plans. Call (727) 423-1379 or e-mail goodguides@goodwill-suncoast.com for information.

Countywide

Program needs kids clothes, boys shoes

Clothes To Kids is critically short of boys' tennis shoes sizes 12 to adult 13 and boys' pants sizes 6 to 16. These items along with any other clothing donation can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at two Clothes To Kids locations:

St. Petersburg, 3251 Third Ave. N, Suite 145.

Clearwater, 1059 N Hercules Ave.

Cash donations are also welcome. Clothes To Kids is a nonprofit that provides free clothing to low-income, school-age children in Pinellas County. For information, call (727) 441-5050 or go to ClothesToKids.org.

Countywide

Free equipment for hearing impaired

The Deaf and Hearing Connection recently announced the addition of several new telephones, TTYs and captioned telephones available through its no-charge equipment distribution program. Deaf and Hearing Connection offers amplified telephones and related equipment at no cost to permanent Florida residents who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf/blind or speech-impaired. For a complete list of distribution locations or to schedule an appointment, call (727) 399-9983 (voice) or (727) 399-9422 (TTY) or visit dhctb.org.

Thanksgiving meals at Pilgrim Church, Suncoast Haven 11/20/10 [Last modified: Saturday, November 20, 2010 3:31am]
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