Thursday, May 24, 2018
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Things to do in Pinellas County

Senior excursions: The St. Pete Beach Community Center hosts trips every Friday through March 29. There are getaways planned to Ybor City, the Florida State Fair, the Florida Aquarium, Hard Rock Casino and more. Excursions leave at 9 a.m. from the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, and return by 4 p.m. Each trip is $12 for city residents, $15 for nonresidents. All participants must register by the Wednesday before the trip. For a list of destinations, visit spbrec.com or call the center at (727) 363-9245.

Yoga at the Dalí: Beginners and experienced yogis are welcome. Practice as gentle or advanced as desired. Arrive early on a light stomach and bring a mat and towel. Today, noon to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $10 members and students, $15 nonmembers. 1 Dalí Blvd. For information, call (727) 823-3767 or visit. thedali.org.

Yoga Village at Sunken Gardens: Relax with sessions at the gardens. $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Today at 12:30 p.m. 1825 Fourth St. N. For information, call (727) 551-3102, visit stpete.org/sunken or ayogavillage.com.

Gulf Beaches Historical Museum seeks volunteers: Volunteers receive special benefits, invitations and rewards for committing six hours a month. Training is provided at the museum where volunteers learn to help visitors and assist in the gift shop. The museum is at 115 10th Ave., Pass-a-Grille. For information, call (727) 458-4058 or email [email protected]

Senior Dining Services: Senior citizens are invited to join one of 10 senior dining sites throughout Pinellas County where hot, nutritious midday meals are offered. It's also a place to socialize, make new friends and enjoy a wide variety of planned activities. There's no charge for meals, however donations are accepted. Seniors must be a registered diner with Neighborly Care Network, at least 60 years old and live in Pinellas County. Free transportation is provided to the closest dining site if needed. You must register 72 hours in advance to become a participant at the dining sites and to receive transportation. For information, call (727) 573-9444.

Book drive: This program will be collecting books for Goodwill's BookWorks preschool literacy program and runs through March 15. To donate new or like-new books for children 2 to 5, attach a note indicating they are "for BookWorks" and drop them off at any Goodwill store or donation site. To volunteer for BookWorks, call Goodwill Community Relations toll-free at 1-888-279-1988, ext. 1013 or 1976. For information, call toll-free 1-888-279-1988 or visit goodwill-suncoast.org.

Art scholarship: The Pinellas Park Art Society Scholarship, valued at $1,500, is open to all Pinellas high school seniors and college students enrolled in a visual arts program. Complete and submit the application at pinellasart.com or download the form and mail it along with attachments. The scholarship is for the fall 2013 semester. The deadline is March 15; the winner will be notified by May 1.

Bridal dress and accessories giveaway: The Gathering of Women will sponsor a giveaway from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Harbordale YMCA, 2421 Fourth St. S, St. Petersburg. Many of the dresses are new or slightly used. For information, call (727) 433-1352.

Vision and glaucoma screening: Heritage Village will host a vision and glaucoma screening after a vision loss seminar on Friday at 11 a.m. in the Pinellas Room of Heritage Village. The free screening and seminar are provided by the Eye Institute of West Florida. Correction glasses or contact lenses should be worn at the time of the screening. Preregistration is required for vision screenings. No registration is needed for the presentation. 11909 125th St. N, Largo. To register or for information, call (727) 784-3733.

Estate, Tax, Legal and Financial Planning Seminar: The All Children's Hospital Foundation's event is Feb. 13 at the Education and Conference Center. In its 15th year, this year's topics include a federal tax update, investments in trusts and estate planning. Cost is $175 and includes a desk reference manual and flash drive with speaker materials. A hot breakfast, lunch buffet and snacks are included. 8:30 a.m. to 4:20 p.m., 701 Fourth St. S, St. Petersburg. For information, visit allkids.org/ seminar2013.

Molly's Adopt a Sailor drive: This broad-based initiative supports deployed military personnel by way of cards, letters and care packages. The organization has reached nearly 20,000 service personal nationwide. The event is free to those who bring items to be placed in care packages. Items may include nonperishable food items (no chocolate), hygiene products, books, blank note cards to send back home, writing tablets, magazines or cards and letters from home. Cost for those who wish to attend the event at the Armed Forces History Museum but do not bring an item for care packages is $15. The museum will also offer M8 rides. Up to three people may ride for $50. 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 15, 2050 34th Way N, Largo. For information, call (727) 539-8371, ext. 106.

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