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Health events and classes in Pinellas

The following free seminars and classes will take place at Nature's Food Patch, 1225 Cleveland St., Clearwater.

• 6 p.m. Tuesday, "Reflexology," seminar with Dr. Mark Carlo.

• 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, "Do You Want to Stop Smoking," an affordable and comprehensive smoking cessation program with Dr. Shyler Neveaux.

• 7 p.m. Thursday, "Our Body's Internal Clock," with Dr. Grace Pampo of HealingUTrust Acupuncture & Wellness Center.

• 11 a.m. Saturday, "Living Foods Made Easy," free raw foods class with chef Joseph Custer.

• 2 p.m. Sunday, "Breathing Into Balance," with Tiffany Leigh Crim, CYT.

• 7 p.m. Monday, "Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer," with Dr. Kathleen Allen, a breast surgeon with Morton Plant Hospital.

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A variety of heart-related screenings and extensive cardiovascular information will be offered at a Healthy Heart Day expo 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, 1395 S Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs.

Healthy Heart screenings include blood pressure, cholesterol-lipid profile, peripheral artery disease test, screening EKG, body fat and blood sugar. Results will be available at the time of screening.

The cost is $15. Reservations are limited. For an appointment call (727) 943-3600.

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A Back-To-School Health and Safety Fair for children is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 455 Missouri Ave., Largo.

Free school physicals with vision and hearing screenings will be available and immunizations will be given as required by Florida guidelines. The event also includes healthy snacks, clowns and face painting and a Bayflite helicopter is scheduled to land at approximately 10:30 a.m.

For information call Jane Corcoran, Parish Nurse, at (727) 585-9969.

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A Therapy Above, Centers for Natural Medicine, 1590 Seminole Blvd., Largo, offers the following free classes.

• 10-11 a.m. Saturday, "Yoga with Kris."

• 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, "Breathe and Stretch," with Dr. Dory.

• Noon-1 p.m. Saturday, "Mixed Tai Chi and Qi Gong," with Dr. Simon.

Class size is limited to 20. To register, call (727) 518-2268.

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Family Care Council West will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday on the second floor of the Upper Pinellas Association for Retarded Citizens Building, 1501 Belcher Road N, Clearwater.

Gloria Singleton, liaison for the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, will be the guest speaker. During open discussion, input from developmentally disabled customers, caregivers, family members and the general public will be welcomed.

The mission of Family Care Council West is to advocate, educate and empower individuals with developmental disabilities and their families and, partnered with Agency for Persons with Disabilities, to bring quality services to individuals that promote dignity and choice.

For information, call Virginia Ruf at (727) 797-0288.

Seminars, classes and support groups

NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETINGS: 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mondays (except holidays) at Crystal Beach Community Center, 517 Crystal Beach Ave.; 7 p.m. Tuesdays at First United Methodist Church, Educational Building, second floor, 421 Main St., Dunedin; and 7 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Paul's Methodist Church, Room 102, 1199 Highland Ave., Largo. E-mail or visit

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS: 10:15 a.m. Mondays at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1555 Windmill Pointe Road, Palm Harbor; 11 a.m. Thursdays, First Presbyterian Church, 455 Scotland St., Dunedin; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 7:30 and 10 a.m. Saturdays at Palm Harbor Presbyterian Church, 2021 Nebraska Ave.; and 2 p.m. Saturdays at the Dry Dock, 1733 Alt. U.S. 19, Tarpon Springs. Call (727) 327-4555 or visit

RECOVERY INC., SUPPORT GROUP FOR ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Grace Lutheran Church, 1812 N Highland Ave., Clearwater; and 1 p.m. Mondays at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 813 Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs. Call (727) 525-1749.

TOPS (TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY): 9 to 10 a.m. weigh-in, 10 to 11 a.m. meeting every Thursday at United Methodist Church, 1025 Union St., Clearwater. Call Beulah Little at (727) 461-7101. There is a fee for this class.

DQ treat sales to help all children's

Dairy Queen treat lovers across North America will make miracles happen for sick and injured children in their communities on Thursday. Proceeds from Blizzard treats purchased at participating stores on that day will be donated to All Children's Hospital through the Children's Miracle Network. For a list of participating Dairy Queen locations, visit

Health events and classes in Pinellas 08/10/09 [Last modified: Monday, August 10, 2009 6:38pm]
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