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Hospital helpers: St. Petersburg General Hospital needs volunteers for the information desk from 4 to 8 p.m. daily. Call Anita Brown at (727) 341-4848 or stop by 6500 38th Ave. N and visit the information desk.

Senior dining network: Senior citizens can enjoy a hot, nutritious lunch, socialize and partake of activities at 10 dining sites, where programs include information on insurance issues, hurricane preparedness, senior rights and current events. Seniors must be a registered diner with Neighborly Care Network, 60 or older and live in Pinellas County. Free transportation is provided to the closest dining site if needed. You must register 72 hours in advance to participate in the dining program and receive transportation. For information, call (727) 573-9444.

Know an outstanding person? St. Anthony's Hospital Foundation is accepting nominations for the Helen D. Roberts Philanthropy Award, the Roy G. Harrell Jr. Leadership Award and the Hippocrates Award for outstanding service. Nominations will be accepted through Dec. 31, and winners will announced in February. Nomination forms can be downloaded at stanthonysfoundation.org and when completed emailed to gail.cass@baycare.org, faxed to (727) 825-1184 or mailed to St. Anthony's Hospital Foundation, 1200 Seventh Ave. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33705. For information, call (727) 820-7895.

Daystar Life Center needs volunteers to distribute holiday baskets to families in need Friday and Saturday. Some are needed as early as 7 a.m. Cleanup help is welcome. Daystar is at 226 Sixth St. S, St. Petersburg. For information, call (727) 823-4852.

Lifeguard, water safety instructor classes: The St. Petersburg Aquatics Division offers training Jan. 12-20 at North Shore Aquatic Center, 901 North Shore Drive NE. Lifeguard classes are open to anyone 15 or older. Call (727) 893-7727 or visit stpeteparksrec.org/lifeguard-training.html.

Operation Attack on Poverty: This multi-congregational ministry under the stewardship of Lakeview Presbyterian Church needs food for families and clothing for children. Donations are tax-deductible and may be dropped off during normal hours at 1310 22nd Ave. S, St. Petersburg. To volunteer or donate, call (727) 822-1187.

Lighted boat parade: The Redington Beaches/Indian Shores Christmas Boat Parade is Sunday. All boaters are invited to join, and there's no entry fee. The starting point will be on the north side of the Tom Stuart Causeway (Madeira Beach Causeway) where boats will rendezvous at 5:30 p.m. with their lights off and will light up in unison at 6 p.m. to start the parade. The route runs along the Intracoastal Waterway visiting Redington Beach, North Redington Beach and Redington Shores. The parade will also pass through the Park Boulevard drawbridge and proceed north through Indian Shores. The parade will end with a party at the Pub Restaurant at 20025 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores. For information, call Redington Shores Town Hall at (727) 397-5538.

Tidbits of interest 12/18/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 11:51am]
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