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Health calendar for Pinellas

The "Get Fit Dunedin" Fitness and Wellness Expo will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road. The event spotlights local business and health organizations aimed at providing educational information on general health issues, as well as fitness and wellness topics. The expo also will feature group exercise class demonstrations, door prizes and healthy snacks. Call (727) 812-4533.

The public is invited to attend a Health Expo 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Belleview Biltmore Resort & Spa, 25 Belleview Blvd., Clearwater.

The annual event, hosted by the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce, includes vendors, free samplings of food and wine, and information on health, wellness, fitness and medical issues.

Tickets are $5 for chamber members, $10 nonmembers, and are available at the chamber offices at 1130 Cleveland St., Clearwater, or by calling (727) 461-0011.

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Attend a free "Lunch and Learn" seminar on heart health at noon Thursday at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, 1395 S Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs.

The event includes a heart-healthy lunch and information on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. Questions are welcomed.

Seating is limited and reservations are required. Call (727) 943-3600, weekdays.

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A free Health Fair will be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Golda Meir/Kent Jewish Center, 2010 Greenbriar Blvd., Clearwater.

Open to the community, this event includes flu shots, screenings, massage therapy, aromatherapy, expressive arts, pet therapy and Reiki.

Insurance cards and co-pays apply for flu shots.

For details, call (727) 736-1494, ext. 10.

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Every year there are more than 10,000 reports of domestic violence in Pinellas County. Domestic violence costs American businesses $727-million annually in lost productivity.

The Haven of Religious Community Services recognizes National Domestic Violence Awareness Month with its seventh annual luncheon at noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Harborview Center, 300 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Jackie Pierce, 2006-08 international president of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, will be the keynote speaker.

Although the cost of the event has been underwritten by UnitedHealthcare and ComDesign Infrastructure Solutions, donations will be accepted to benefit the Haven of RCS Domestic Violence Center, which provides safe shelter, legal advocacy and outreach services for survivors of domestic violence and their children.

Everyone is invited to this educational event, and business leaders are encouraged to attend and learn how they can make a difference. Reservations are available by calling Loretta Sanders at (727) 441-2029.

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The National Alliance on Mental Illness Pinellas Family Support Group meets 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, and assists the family members of those with mental illness.

For more information, contact NAMI Pinellas at (727) 791-3434.

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Families and friends of addicts share experiences, strength and hope at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. every Monday (except holidays) at Crystal Beach Community Hall, 517 Crystal Beach Ave.

The Nar-Anon Family Groups are a worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else's addiction. Call (727) 460-7772, visit or e-mail

Seminars/ support groups

(Free unless otherwise noted)

T.O.P.S. (Take off pounds sensibly): 8-10 a.m. Wednesdays at the Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St., Largo, (727) 538-2361. Fee.

T.O.P.S. (Take off pounds sensibly): Noon-2 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 812 Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs, (727) 938-0934. Fee.

Co-dependents Anonymous (central Pinellas): 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Bible Fellowship Church, 4670 East Bay Drive, Largo. Call (727) 365-4896.

Health calendar for Pinellas 10/13/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 3:41pm]
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