donate blood, win a car (maybe)
The Palm Harbor Library will host a blood drive from noon to 5 p.m. Friday in the library's parking lot. All donors will receive a $5 Subway gift card, T-shirt, wellness checkup and a cholesterol screening. Donate blood through February for a chance to win a 2012 KIA Soul courtesy of Friendly Kia.
To make an appointment, call Florida Blood Services toll-free at 1-800-682-5663 or visit fbsdonor.org (use Sponsor Code F0860). Donors can give blood every 56 days, must weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and bring an ID (age 16 with parental consent).
Seminars, classes and support groups
THE MID-PINELLAS BRAIN TRAUMA SUPPORT GROUP: 6:30 p.m. today (meets the first and third Thursday of every month), St. Paul United Methodist Church, Christian Life Enrichment Center, Room 201, second floor, 1498 Rosary Road, Largo. Survivors and caregivers are always welcome to attend. Call Kathy Kiley at (727) 442-1819, email [email protected] or visit midpinellasbraintraumasupport group.com.
2 timers stroke survivor caregiver support group: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday (the second Wednesday of every month), Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting rooms 1 and 2, 3231 McMullen–Booth Road, Safety Harbor, (727) 953-6877 or visit BayCareEvents.org.
ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP: Meets at 9:30 a.m. Mondays, Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St. (727) 787-1837.
alzheimer's caregivers support group: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday (the second and fourth Monday of every month), Ptak Orthopaedic and Neuroscience Pavilion, Room 114, 430 Morton Plant St., Clearwater, (727) 953-6877 or visit BayCareEvents.org.
women's heart support group: Noon today (the first Thursday of every month), Cheek-Powell Heart and Vascular Pavilion, Morton Plant Hospital, Meeting Room A, 300 Pinellas St., Clearwater, (727) 953-6877 or visit BayCareEvents.org.
multiple myeloma educational GROUP: 10:30 a.m. Saturday (the first Saturday of every month), Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Room 3, 3231 McMullen–Booth Road, Safety Harbor, (727) 953-6877 or visit BayCareEvents.org.
FOOD ADDICTS IN RECOVERY ANONYMOUS: 7 p.m. Tuesdays, (727) 501-2125, and 8:30 a.m. Saturdays, (727) 786-3113. Both at Clearwater Community Church, Room 103, 2897 Belcher Road, Dunedin. For details, visit foodaddicts.com.
NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP: Meetings are at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mondays, except holidays, at Crystal Beach Community Hall, 517 Crystal Beach Ave.; 8 p.m. Tuesdays at First United Methodist Church, Educational Building, second floor, "the Parlor," 421 Main St., Dunedin; and 7 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Paul's United Methodist Church Annex, Open Arms Resource Center, 1897 Highland Ave., Largo. Call toll-free 1-888-947-8885 or visit naranonfl.org.
TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY (TOPS):
• 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays at Heritage United Methodist Church, Room 11, 2680 Landmark Drive, Clearwater. The first meeting is free. Call (727) 726-2681.
• 9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays at Union Street United Methodist Church, Choir Room, 1625 Union St., Clearwater. Call (727) 461-7101 or email [email protected]
• 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Thursdays at First Baptist Church of Ozona-Palm Harbor, 610 Pennsylvania Ave., Ozona. The group meets in the building in the back. Call (727) 786-1484 or (727) 785-9564.
RECOVERY INTERNATIONAL: Abraham Low Self-Help System, a weekly support group for people suffering from anxiety, panic attacks and symptoms caused by fear and anger, meets at these times and locations: 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Lakeview Community Church, 475 East Lake Road N, East Lake, (727) 942-4095; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Grace Lutheran Church, 1812 Highland Ave., Clearwater, (727) 942-9008; and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 1199 Highland Ave., Clearwater, (727) 586-2585, or leave a message at (727) 525-1749. Free, but offerings are appreciated.
Health news should be mailed to Nova Beall at 710 Court St., Clearwater, FL 33756, faxed to (727) 445-4119 or emailed to [email protected]