Wednesday, April 25, 2018
News Roundup

The Senior Hall of Fame seeks nominations

Parenting the Cyber Generation: Guest speaker Katie Koestner will present this program that allows parents to find out how tech-smart they are. It teaches parents and children how to avoid the drawbacks of listing personal information on social media. Free. 7:30 p.m. today at Admiral Farragut Academy, 501 Park St. N, St. Petersburg. For information, call (727) 384-5500, ext. 233.

Senior Hall of Fame: The Office on Aging is seeking nominations for the Senior Hall of Fame, which honors volunteers 65 and older. Nominees must live in Pinellas County and have dedicated their service to benefit the community. Deadline for applications is April 10; the awards ceremony will be held on May 21 at the Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth St. N, St. Petersburg. For information or an application, call (727) 893-7102 or go to stpeteparksrec.org/office-on-aging.html.

Northeast High School Class of 1959 is looking for alumni to attend a reunion picnic on March 15. For information, call (727) 360-4693 or (407) 469-4628.

Nursing assistant program scholarships: Through a partnership between the Wounded Warrior Project and the American Red Cross, the St. Petersburg office of the American Red Cross has been selected to receive 10 nurse assistant training program scholarships. Students must be 18 or have a high school diploma or GED. They must either be a wounded veteran, an immediate family member or the veteran's caregiver. Students who successfully complete the training course are qualified to take the state exam to become a certified nurse assistant. For information and to be considered for a scholarship, call (727) 898-3111, ext. 7562.

Masters swimming program: Join swimmers and triathletes for early-morning workouts with coaches on deck at every practice. Classes are from 5:30 to 7 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Free tryout on your first visit. $30 pool fee and $40 coaching fee. Participants must have a U.S. Masters registration. St. Pete Beach Family Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. For information, call (727) 363-9245.

Reading Achievement Program: RAP is a new program that consists of the five essential components to create a successful reader: phonological awareness; phonics; fluency; vocabulary; and comprehension. This program is for students with deficits in reading. Free assessment screening is provided. Classes are held Monday through Thursday at Shore Acres Recreation Center, 4230 Shore Acres Blvd. NE, St. Petersburg. $25 per session; class times vary. For information, call (727) 893-7758.

Dancing Without Boundaries: This is a creative movement class designed for all ages and abilities. This class focuses on the therapeutic side of movement through self-expression and improvisational exercises. 7 to 7:45 p.m. at Gladden Park Recreation Center, 3901 30th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Cost is $15; participants need a $15 annual Advantage Card. For information, call (727) 893-7899 or visit stpeteparksrec.org.

Ballet fitness classes: Work on correct form, alignment and core strength with classes that incorporate yoga, tai chi, Pilates and classical ballet from 7:40 to 8:40 p.m. Wednesday at Azalea Recreation Center, 1600 72nd St. N, St. Petersburg. The cost is $24 per month or $7 per class. Call (727) 893-7150.

Relax with yoga: Enjoy the soothing moves of Joyful Yoga at the Willis S. Johns Recreation Center, 6635 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. Classes are Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. First class is free, then the cost is $25, or $7 per class with an Advantage card. For information, call (727) 893-7756 or visit stpeteparksrec.org.

St. Petersburg Free Clinic call for volunteers: Orientation sessions will be at 10 a.m. on Feb. 11 and at 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 18. Assignments can be short-term or long-term. 863 Third Ave N. Email Angel Schumaker at [email protected] or call (727) 821-1200, ext. 114.

Arthritis Foundation exercise program: For those with arthritis or related rheumatic or musculoskeletal conditions, take advantage of a low-impact exercise program. Register at participating recreation centers at these times: Sunshine Senior Center, 330 Fifth St. N, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, (727) 893-7102; Enoch Davis Center, 1111 18th Ave. S, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, (727) 893-7134; Roberts Center, 1246 50th Ave. N, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, (727) 893-7754; Azalea Center, 1600 72nd St. N, 9 to 10 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, (727) 893-7150.

Volunteers needed: Neighborly Care Network, which oversees Meals on Wheels in Pinellas, needs volunteers to deliver meals to homebound seniors in Pinellas Park and St. Petersburg from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Schedules are flexible. Call (727) 573-9444, ext. 3221.

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