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Raise a healthy family in Dunedin

Looking to lose weight? Need tips on how to get your toddler to eat healthy food? Want to find fun ways to get you and your family more fit and active?

Experts and professionals will address these and other family health and relationship issues at GoodLiving Magazine's Healthy Happy Family Expo, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Conmy Center (on the campus of Our Lady of Lourdes), 750 San Salvador Drive, Dunedin.

The event features fitness demonstrations, informative and inspiring speakers, motivating seminars, giveaways and chances to win prizes.

Meet special guests Jenny Hodges, a local mom who recently lost 212 pounds; Forbes Riley, a local fitness celebrity; and Michelle Phillips, celebrity make-up artist, author and motivational speaker.

Admission is free. Food donations to RCS food bank and clothing donations to Clothes To Kids will be accepted.

Visit for a complete schedule.


Special guest Dr. Kim Bender, chiropractor and nutritionist, will discuss the topic of "Food For Thought: Healthy Food, Healthy Brain" at a meeting of the Mid-Pinellas Brain Trauma Support Group at 6:30 p.m. today at St. Paul United Methodist Church, Christian Life Enrichment Center, Room 201, second floor, 1498 Rosery Road, Largo. Call (727) 442-1819. Visit midpinellasbrain


Miles For Hope "Moving Toward A Cure" Event: The event includes a 10K/5K Run/Walk; a 1-mile Survivor Tribute Walk; 100K, 50K or 25K cycling events; entertainment; and a rock climbing wall, bouncy house and clowns. Breakfast and lunch will be served. A portion of the proceeds benefits All Children's Hospital/John Hopkins Medicine and UF's College of Medicine's Preston Wells Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy. Register in advance at Fees vary by event; register before Sept. 8 for $5 discount per event. 6 a.m., Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater.

Bullying Prevention: This Tae Kwon Do class helps you learn how to avoid being a victim and how to be confident and stay safe when encountering strangers. Also, find out how to react to different bullying situations and avoid possible conflicts. $25 per month. 10 a.m., Craig Park, 5 Beekman Way, Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-5628.

Sprouting ABC's: Learn the basics of growing your own sprouts and their nutritional benefits, with recipes and tastings. Free. 3 p.m., Nature's Food Patch, 1225 Cleveland St., Clearwater. (727) 443-6703.


Ageless Grace: A chair-based exercise group that addresses balance, cognitive function, joint mobility, spinal flexibility, systemic stimulation, right-left brain coordination and confidence. $3-$4. 11:45 a.m., Dr. William E. Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 298-3299.

Head and Neck Cancer Support Group: Free. 7 p.m., Bardmoor Outpatient Center, 8787 Bryan Dairy Road, Largo. (727) 953-6877.


Crafty Comfort for Breast Cancer Survivors: Bring your stories of your loved ones touched by breast cancer and share them while you help stuff and stitch pre-sewn pillow forms. The afternoon includes light refreshments, door prizes and a guest speaker. Free. 2 p.m., Safety Harbor Library, 101 Second St. N, Safety Harbor. (727) 724-1525.

Zumba: A high-energy, motivating Latin music and dance class. $5-$6. 5:30 p.m., Craig Park, 5 Beekman Way, Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-5628.


Diabetes Health Fair: This event features free blood glucose, blood pressure and A1C testing. Free glucose meters and coupons for testing strips will be provided. Additional health information will also be available as well as $15 flu shots. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lincourt Pharmacy, 501 S Lincoln Ave., Clearwater. (727) 447-4248.

Laughter Yoga: Laughter Yoga combines laughter exercises with yoga breathing to de-stress and energize your life. $5, $4 residents. 6:30 p.m., Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. (727) 733-7296.


Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group: 9:30 a.m. Mondays, the Centre, 1500 16th St., Palm Harbor. Free. (727) 787-1837.

Recovery International: Abraham Low Self-Help System, a support group designed for people suffering from anxiety, panic attacks and symptoms caused by fear and anger, meets at these upcoming 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 N Highland Ave., Clearwater. (727) 942-9008.

• 10 a.m. Saturdays, St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1199 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. (727) 586-2585, or leave a message at (727) 525-1749.

The support group is free, but offerings are appreciated.

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 of Dunedin (behind church in fellowship hall), 411 Wood St.; and 7 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Paul's United Methodist Church Annex, Open Arms Resource Center, 1897 Highland Ave., Largo; and 10 a.m. Saturdays at Oldsmar Community United Methodist Church, Manahan Hall, 207 Buckingham Ave. Call toll-free 1-888-947-8885. Visit

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. Donations accepted. Visit

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS):

• 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays at Heritage United Methodist Church, Room 11, 2680 Landmark Drive, Clearwater. First meeting is free. (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. Email

• 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.

Celiac Support Group: Celiac disease, an intestinal disorder, affects one out of every 133 people. Although there is no cure, it can be controlled by following a gluten-free diet. Some people have found that going gluten-free is not easy. A support group can help. 10 a.m. the third Saturday of every month at Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 1, 2 and 3, 3231 McMullen-Booth Road, Safety Harbor. Call (727) 734-0561 or email bkelly1@tampa

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Raise a healthy family in Dunedin 09/19/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 7:15pm]
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