Thursday, May 24, 2018
News Roundup

Community events

Don't be caught off guard: The Science & Technology Center Museum at 7701 22nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg will hold its annual Hurricanes and Natural Disasters Expo, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 14. Learn what's expected for the upcoming storm season, which begins Sunday. Event activities include informational seminars at 10:30 and 11:30 from NOAA and Pinellas County Communications. There will be giveaways, a shelter box display, a command center exhibit, Salvation Army disaster vehicle, food vendors, and commercial vendors with products to strengthen your home. Free. For information, call (727) 825-0018.

Renters can learn their rights: The non-profit Community Law Program will host a free seminar about tenants' rights and responsibilities at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Pinellas Park Public Library, 7770 52nd St. N. A team of volunteer lawyers will be on hand to inform and educate the public about their obligations and rights as tenants. The event will include information on how to respond to notices of evictions, options available to tenants facing eviction, and what to do if a landlord is in foreclosure. Those attending will have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with a lawyer. Space is limited. Call (727) 582-7480.

Arthritis Foundation exercise program: Register for the low-impact exercise program at participating recreation centers at these times: Sunshine Senior Center, 330 Fifth St. N, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, (727) 893-7102; Enoch Davis Center, 1111 18th Ave. S, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, (727) 893-7134; Roberts Center, 1246 50th Ave. N, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, (727) 893-7754; Azalea Center, 1600 72nd St. N, 9 to 10 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, (727) 893-7150.

Guided tram tours at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve: Ranger-guided tram tours cost $2. Tuesday through Friday, 1 p.m., Saturday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.. 101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. (727) 893-7326 or visit www.stpete.org/boyd.

Pet services reduced during June: SPOT is celebrating its fifth anniversary by holding a monthlong neuter-a-thon.

SPOT — Stop Pet Overpopulation Together — is reducing its prices to neuter male cats and dogs during June: $25 for male cats and $50 for dogs weighing less than 40 pounds. Pets must be at least three pounds or 3 months old to undergo surgery. Surgeries are Mondays through Thursdays.

SPOT is also offering $20 microchips and $5 nail trims between 9 a.m. and noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays. SPOT also has a vaccine clinic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

SPOT, 4403 62nd Ave. in Pinellas Park, has done more than 20,000 spay and neuter surgeries and has helped another 30,000 pets with low cost vaccines during the past five years.

To schedule a surgery appointment, call (727) 329-8657 or go to SPOTusa.org.

Children's summer theater camp: The Largo Cultural Center will offer opportunities for students of all ages to experience the magic of live theater. Teens ages 12-18 are invited to sign up for Guys and Dolls Jr., scheduled for June 9-28. Children ages 8-13 can register for Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr., scheduled for July 21 to Aug. 9. Some need-based scholarships are available. These three-week day camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call (727) 587-6751 or visit largocamps.com.

Marine science camp: Registration is under way for Tampa Bay Watch's marine ecology summer camp. The program is geared toward children ages 6 to 14. Tampa Bay Watch offers four weeks of Sea Monkey Camp (ages 6 through 8) and five weeks of full-time Tampa Bay Discovery Camp for ages 9 through 14. Activities include kayaking, snorkeling, oyster bar creation and salt marsh recycling, and there will be outdoor wet labs, touch tanks and more. For information, call (727) 867-8166 or visit tampabaywatch.org.

Aquatics camp: Largo is offering "All About Aquatics Camp!" The camp is open to ages 11 and older. Activities include Clearwater Beach, kayaking, Starlight Cruise, the Screamer, stand up paddleboarding, deep sea fishing and Adventure Island. Camp hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 16-20. Camp meets at Highland Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE. For information, call (727)518-3016.

Camp Creativity comes to the Largo Community Center: Kids can enjoy a summer full of cooking, crafts, gardening, acting, nature and more. Weekly themes include Kids Cafe, We've Got Talent, Artistic Adventures, Clay Makers and more. Camp Creativity will be from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday starting June 9. Aftercare is available from 4 to 5:30 p.m. for an additional cost. Registration is under way, and parents can register their children for one week or for the entire summer. The Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. For information, call (727) 518-3131 or (727) 518-3016 or visit LargoCamps.com.

Summer fun: Largo Recreation will have a skateboard camp for ages 8-14 for the week of June 9-13 at Bayhead Skate Park at 2520 Ulmerton Road. Camp is from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. Helmets are required.

St. Pete Beach summer camp: The city has opened registration for its summer camp. Full-day camps and half-day specialty camps that include American Girl dolls, archery, construction, cooking, creative writing, cheerleading, fishing, photography and Lego robotics are available. For registration information go to spbrec.com or call (727) 363-9245.

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