Health office to offer free flu vaccine Monday
The Pinellas County Health Department's Clearwater center reopens Monday after renovations. To mark the occasion, the center will provide free flu vaccines while supplies last starting at 9 a.m. The center is at 310 N Myrtle Ave. This is the only Health Department location that will provide free flu vaccinations, and only on Monday until the vaccine runs out. For information, go to www.PinellasHealth.com.
College financial aid help available
Sponsored by St. Petersburg College, FAFSA Nights is an event aimed at helping parents and students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid quickly and accurately so they can qualify for the most college financial aid possible. FAFSA results can be returned in just one week. Students and parents can get one-on-one help completing their FAFSA on these Tuesday nights from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at these locations: Feb. 5 – Boca Ciega High School; Feb. 19 – Dunedin High School; Feb. 26 – Lakewood High School; March 12 – Largo High School.
Program provides history of city
At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jim Schnur will present "Tarpon Springs by the Decades: A Stroll through Our History" at the city's public library, 138 E Lemon St. Schnur is a historian, a special collections librarian at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, and a lifelong resident of Pinellas County. He will discuss the development of Tarpon Springs and nearby areas of North Pinellas since the mid 1800s. It's free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Copies of Mr. Schnur's book, Historic Pinellas County: A Centennial History, will be available for sale and signing. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Genealogy forum focuses on graves
The Pinellas Genealogy Society announces that Sharon DeBartolo Carmack will be the primary speaker for its annual seminar Feb. 9 at the Largo Public Library. A certified genealogist, Carmack will speak on "Cryptic Clues in the Bone Yard" starting at 9 a.m. Her presentation is based on her book, Your Guide to Cemetery Research, and explores overlooked clues in cemetery research such as identifying the type of cemetery, looking at grave decorations, analyzing the composition of the stone to date it, and interpreting the art and symbols on tombstones. Other seminar sessions will occur throughout the day. The seminar will be held in the Jenkins Conference Room of the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. Lunch will be provided as part of the advance registration fee of $40 for members, $45 for nonmembers. After Saturday, the fee is $50 and lunch is not guaranteed. For registration and more information, visit http://www.flpgs.org/NMbrs/seminar/2013/seminar_brochure.aspx.