Cat owners get help: Pinellas County Animal Services is offering financial assistance for eligible cat owners who could not otherwise afford to spay or neuter their pets. The cat must be in good health between the ages of 3 months and 8 years. The cost is $35 for a female cat and $25 for a male. There is a limit of two surgeries per household per year. Surgical appointments are required. To schedule a surgery, owners must come to the shelter at 12450 Ulmerton Road, Largo, in person and provide proof that they receive public assistance, completed paperwork and payment.
Owners must also have proof of rabies vaccination and license, or must have their cat vaccinated and buy a county license, a rabies vaccination for $10 and a county license for $20.
The shelter is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. The adoption center closes at 4:30 p.m. The adoption center is also open from 9 a.m. to noon on the third Saturday of the month. It is closed Sundays and holidays.
For information, visit pinellascounty.org/animalservices or call (727) 582-2600.
DHC Moves: The Deaf and Hearing Connection for Tampa Bay is relocating from its Seminole location to 12445 62nd St. N, No. 302, Largo, effective May 1. The phone number will remain the same: (727) 399-9983. The Deaf and Hearing Connection for Tampa Bay is a nonprofit hearing center that offers free hearing screenings, low cost hearing aids, free amplified phones and other services to the deaf and hard of hearing in the area.
Vendors sought: The Boca Ciega Center, 1414 59th St. S, Gulfport, is seeking vendors for its upcoming festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 12 on the center's grounds. Arts and crafts, yard sales, businesses and organizations, as well as food vendors can participate. For information, contact Ruth at (727) 344-4608.
BCHS 1977 reunion: Boca Ciega High School Class of 1977's 35th Reunion is planned for July 6 at Gigi's in South Pasadena and July 7 at the Treasure Island Community Center. If you are interested in connecting with old classmates, contact the organizers at [email protected]; (727) 572-0073, or join the Facebook group, Boca Ciega Class 1977.
Genocide and Human Rights Awareness Month: The Holocaust Museum's annual initiative, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the St. Hagop Armenian Church in Pinellas Park, is intended to build public awareness about the current genocide in Darfur as well as the Holocaust, Armenian and Rwandan genocide and other human rights violations, The church is at 7010 90th Ave. Armenian Studies expert Ronald Grigor Suny is keynote speaker. Free. For information, call (727) 820-0100, ext. 236.
Holocaust documentary: The film Relentless Fight for Freedom will be shown at 2 p.m. Thursday in the program room of Seminole Community Library at St. Petersburg College, 9200 113th St. Local researcher Susan Farley will present this photographic and audio documentary on the life of Holocaust survivor Manfred Greenbaum and his family. Free. For information call (727) 394-6923 or email [email protected]
Learn @ Lunch: The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce hosts its next Learn at Lunch at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Indian Shores Town Hall, 19305 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores. Join in the discussion and find out what happened in Tallahassee during the 2012 Legislative session. Cost to attend is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers; this includes a catered lunch. Registration is required. Call the chamber at (727) 360-6957 or email [email protected]
Get in shape with boot camp: A new round of Ultimate Boot Camp classes begin in May through the city of Largo. There are numerous sessions to choose from: 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday (Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave.); 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday (Highland Rec); 6:45 to 7:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday (near Guppy's on Indian Rocks Beach); and 5:15 to 6 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday (at Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive). The program aims to help tone your muscles, build core strength, lose fat and increase overall fitness. Classes start at $64 per month or $10 per class. Registration is open. For information, call (727) 518-3016 or visit highlandrecreation.com.
Leon Russell in Largo: Tickets on sale now for his 8 p.m. May 18 show at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. In his 50-plus years in the music business, Russell has produced more than 40 records, won two Grammy awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011. Tickets are $34 advance, $39 VIP, $39 day of show. Tickets are available by visiting largoarts.com or by calling (727) 587-6793.