Community news: back to school immunizations and more

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Back to school immunizations

The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County provides immunizations at no cost for babies, children and young people through the age of 18. Center hours at the locations below are weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments are not necessary. Offices in Pinellas County are:

Clearwater: 310 N Myrtle Ave., (727) 469-5800; Largo: 8751 Ulmerton Road, Largo, (727) 524-4410; Pinellas Park: 6350 76th Ave. N, (727) 547-7780; St. Petersburg: 205 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, (727) 824-6900. Tarpon Springs: 301 S Disston Ave., (727) 942-5457;

For required immunizations for day care entry, go to pinellashealth.com/immushotstravel.asp. For school immunization requirements, go to pcsb.org and search for "immunizations."

Tampa Bay Home Show: Meet the area's top home improvement experts from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 21. Free. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive. Visit tampabayhomeshows.com.

Help the St. Petersburg Free Clinic: Volunteer orientation is at 3:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month. Volunteer assignments can be short or long term. Call Angel Schumaker at (727) 821-1200, ext. 114, or email angel.schumaker@stpetersburgfreeclinic.org.

Achieving Great Things Community Spelling Bee: The YMCA and St. Petersburg Public Library System will host the bee from 5 to 6:30 p.m. July 25 at the Childs Park YMCA, 691 43rd St. S. The event is for students in kindergarten through Grade 6 (in the 2012-2013 school year). Every child will get a medallion; winners will also receive trophies. To register, call (727) 209-9622 or visit stpeteymca.org.

Yoga + Dalí: Classes are vinyasa/ashtanga-based incorporating pranayama (breath work), asana (posture work), meditation and relaxation from noon to 1:30 p.m. today. Beginners and experienced yogis are welcome. Bring your mat and towel and enter through the Café Gala doors (east side garden entrance) at the Dalí Museum, 1 Dalí Blvd., Bayshore Drive at Fifth Avenue SE. $10 for members and students, $15 nonmembers.

Gulfport summer market: The Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the summer on Beach Boulevard below 28th Avenue S. For more information, call (727) 278-4285 or email gulfportmarket@gmail.com.

BluePearl Veterinary Partners, a specialty and emergency veterinary hospital at 4525 Ulmerton Road near the St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, now operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week to receive pets experiencing after-hours emergencies if their regular veterinarians are not available.

"We're excited to expand our services and fortunate for the continued support from both the veterinary and the pet owner communities throughout the Tampa Bay area," said Dr. Neil Shaw, co-founder and chief medical officer. "We're proud to now offer after-hour emergency care for pets on both sides of the bay."

Go online to florida.bluepearlvet.com.

Tae kwon do: Children 6 and older can learn this martial art that focuses on self-defense and values. Classes are 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. The cost is $69 per month. Call (727) 798-0220.

Stretch and Release Fitness Class: The St. Pete Beach Community Center offers this class from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays for $6 at 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Call (727) 363-9245 or visit spbrec.com.

Yoga: Classes are 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. The cost is $8 per class or $28 per month with a city Advantage Card. Call (727) 893-7326 or visit stpeteparksrec.org.

Learn to be a leader: The City Power Toastmasters Communication and Leadership program is designed to help people become better communicators. Meetings are from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at 1 Fourth St. N, Room 600, Municipal Services Building, St. Petersburg. Call (727) 893-7918.

St. Petersburg General Hospital needs volunteers in the gift shop on weekends from 4 to 8 p.m.; in patient care, flexible hours; in the OBGYN department, flexible hours; and at the information desk, weekends with both morning and evening hours available. The hospital is at 6500 38th Ave. N. For information, call Anita Brown at (727) 341-4848.

Want to help the needy? Daystar Life Center will host an hourlong information session on volunteer opportunities at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at 226 Sixth St. S, St. Petersburg. For information, call Kitty Rawson at (727) 498-8794 or visit daystarlife.com.

Go fishing: St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation has opened 19 freshwater and two saltwater lakes through Labor Day. Fishing is allowed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. A license is required, except for children 15 and under, anyone using a pole without a reel in his home county, or Florida residents over age 65. Licenses are available at tax collector offices at 1067 62nd Ave. S and 1800 66th St. N in St. Petersburg, 13025 Starkey Road in Largo, and 1663 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd. in Clearwater and from select bait and sporting goods stores. For information, call (727) 464-7777.

Aquatic membership special: Through July 31, when you buy a six-month membership to the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, you will get six months free. Valid for a child, adult, senior or family pass with access to the heated pool with lap swimming, sunbathing, picnic areas, water slides and a children's splash zone. The center is at 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Call (727) 363-9264 or visit spbrec.com.

Community news: back to school immunizations and more 07/13/13 [Last modified: Friday, July 12, 2013 5:56pm]

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