Saturday, May 26, 2018
News Roundup

Clearwater events and activities

The Pinellas County Homeless Leadership Board is looking to fill two VISTA member positions. The first position will be assisting with building social media capacity within the organization. The second will assist with building a volunteer base and help in organizing the activities of the board. Members must commit to serve one year full-time in the program. They will work alongside local nonprofit leaders trying to bring about sustainable change to lift people out of poverty. Members receive a living allowance, health benefits, training and a $5,550 college education award upon the completion of their year of service. The next training phase begins in August. Only online applications will be accepted. Those interested must apply at www.nationalservice.gov.

Homeownership expo: Pinellas County will be participating in the annual HomeOwnership for People Everywhere Expo. The HOPE Expo will be from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Raymond James Financial Center, 880 Carillon Parkway, Tower 4, St. Petersburg. The event will feature more than 25 exhibitors, including lenders, Realtors, home inspectors, credit counselors and representatives of down payment assistance programs. The Community Revitalization Division of the Pinellas County Health and Community Services Department and the Housing Finance Authority of Pinellas County will be among the participants available to discuss down payment assistance. There will be home buyer workshops offered in both English and Spanish. Those who complete the workshop will receive a certificate that satisfies the education requirements for a variety of affordable housing loans and down payment assistance programs. Seating for the workshop is limited, and registration is required. For more information, call (727) 446-3532 for the English seminar or (727) 446-6222 for the Spanish seminar, or visit www.hopeexpo.org.

Motorcycle safety: Ride Safe Motorcycle Training is offering a 15-hour course that satisfies all Florida motorcycle and scooter license requirements. The classroom portion will be held at 1145 Court St., Clearwater, and the range will be at Tyrone Square Mall (next to Tires Plus) at 2800 Tyrone Blvd. N, St. Petersburg. The cost is $189 for weekday classes or $199 for weekend classes. To register, call (727) 373-7233 or visit ridesafenow.org.

The Suncoast Center seeks people to serve as parent aide volunteers to share their life experiences and skills with another parent through a nationally recognized mentoring program. For more information, call Colleen Walker at (727) 543-0677.

Safety Harbor chamber seeks volunteers: The Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce is in need of volunteers to greet and assist visitors, answer phones and do minor clerical tasks. The hours would be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Those interested in applying should call (727) 726-2890 or stop into the chamber at 200 Main St., Safety Harbor.

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