Demonstrations of optical scanning voting system set
The Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Office has scheduled demonstrations of the new optical scanning voting system in anticipation of the Nov. 4 general election. In addition to test-driving the new procedure, individuals may also register to vote, update personal information and request mail ballots. Oct. 6 is the deadline to register for the Nov. 4 election. You may also register at public libraries, driver's license offices, or at any county office handling social services or disabilities.
When: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today
Where: VFW Post 6827, 4145 34th St. N., St. Petersburg
Also: 4 to 8 p.m. Sept. 23 at Pinellas Park Library, 7770 52nd St., Pinellas Park
Info: Supervisor of Elections Office at 464-6108 or www.votepinellas.com.
SPC offers free training
SPC's Regional Community Policing Institute offers free training to the community based on availability. The training covers topics such as professionalism, leadership, workplace violence and homelessness. Some courses are offered online and others are at the St. Petersburg Allstate Center. For a list of tuition-free training, visit cop.spcollege.edu.
Association meets today
The Lealman Community Association meets today. Residents and property owners in Lealman are welcome to participate.
When: 7 p.m. today
Where: VFW Post 6827, 4145 34th St. N
Info: Call Ray Neri, 527-5352.
The Kenneth City Homeowners Association resumes its monthly meetings. New members are welcomed. Annual membership dues are $5 per household.
When: 7 p.m. Tuesday
Where: Kenneth City Auditorium, 4610 58th St. N
Info: Call membership chairman Dick Laneau, 345-4323.
Volunteer drivers sought
The American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery program is in urgent need of volunteer drivers to take cancer patients to and from their treatments. Schedules are flexible. Training, maps and directions are provided. Requirements include having a safe driving record, a valid driver's license and a vehicle that is in good working condition.
When: 1 to 3 p.m. Friday
Where: American Cancer Society, 4801 86th Ave. N
Info: Call by Sept. 11 to reserve a spot, 812-7006
Business council event
The Greater Bay Area Council of the American Business Women's Association will host its 11th annual "Leaders Light the Way: Successful Women of Tampa Bay" event. Breakfast and a luncheon are included.
When: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 20
Where: Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd. N
Info: Contact Bobbi Stockslager, 546-6322
Senior center offerings
The Pinellas Park Senior Center offers a variety of programs and events including weekly bingo, a fitness center, shuffleboard and dances.
Where: 7625 59th St. N
Info: Call 541-0776
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