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Pinellas briefs: Good Life Games run through April 27

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Good Life Games run through April 27

Pinellas County's 29th annual Good Life Games for adults ages 50 or older began Saturday and will continue through April 27. Participants can compete in more than 36 events throughout the county and do not have to be Pinellas County residents. Registration forms must be submitted two weeks before the first event participants want to take part in. Forms and a list of events are available at www.GoodLifeGames.org, at any Tampa Bay Lifestyle Family Fitness location and at the Long Center, 1501 N Belcher Road, Clearwater; or call the Good Life Games office at 230-3776.

St. Petersburg

Officials will share tips on lowering utility bills

Representatives from the Florida Public Service Commission will visit area senior centers Tuesday to share tips on how to lower residential utility bills:

• 11 to 11:40 p.m., Enoch Davis Center, 1111 18th Ave. S.

• 1 to 2 p.m., Sunshine Senior Center, 330 Fifth St. N.

For information, call (850) 413-6482 or go to www.floridapsc.com.

ST. Petersburg

Guided hike is lesson

on coastal environment

Learn about the coastal environment and early residents of Weedon Island on a two-hour guided hike through coastal mangrove and upland ecosystems from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturdays at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE. Bring water and a snack. Closed-toe shoes and a hat are recommended. The hike is not recommended for children under 6. Free. Advance registration is required. Call 453-6500 by 2 p.m. on the Friday before the hike.

ST. PETErSBURG

Program will help prepare dad for baby

Family Service Centers Inc. will offer "Boot Camp for New Dads," a nationally recognized training for expectant or new fathers from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Petersburg General Hospital, 6500 38th Ave. N. "Rookie" men will receive hands-on training from veteran dads on the basic skills necessary to care for a newborn, including diaper changing, baby safety and caring for mom. Dolls will not be used; real babies will be in attendance. This workshop is for men only. The fee is $20. For more information or to enlist, call 341-4907.

MADEIRA BEACH

Seniors Club to host election forum Monday

The Madeira Beach Seniors Club will host an election forum Monday at 1 p.m. at City Hall, 300 Municipal Drive. The club has invited mayoral and commission candidates to state their positions. There also will be a question-and-answer period. For more information, call 391-6049.

SEMINOLE

Support troops with personal items, foods

Support the troops in the Middle East by donating the following items: cookies, candy, microwave popcorn, cotton swabs, hand-held games, feminine hygiene items, gallon resealable food bags, canned meats, calling cards, disposable cameras, small canned fruits, stationery supplies, peanut butter or cheese crackers, and bandanas. Supplies can be dropped off at the Army Recruiting Office in Seminole Mall at 11223 Park Blvd., VFW Post 4256 at 12901 Gulf Blvd. in John's Pass, American Legion Post No. 7 at 1760 Turner St. in Clearwater, and the Buffalo City Bar and Grille at 5631 Park St. N in St. Petersburg. For more information, call 432-1057.

St. Pete Beach

Fresh market is open Wednesday mornings

St. Pete Beach hosts a weekly Wednesday Morning Fresh Market and is seeking vendors to sell fresh produce, spices, herbs, flowers, homemade goods and crafts. The market is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the covered pavilion of the Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. The fee for vendors is $25 a week or $75 for four continuous weeks. For information, call Mandy Edmunds at 363-9245.

Countywide

Pet photos wanted

for group calendar

Stop Pet Overpopulation Together, or SPOT, needs 72 photos of cats and dogs for its next calendar. The top 12 cats and dogs will win prizes and be highlighted as a star of the month. The other 60 cats and dogs will be included throughout the calendar.

Photos must be submitted by May 31. For an entry form, go to www.SPOTusa.org or call 545-3463. Include a $10 donation for each photo submitted. Proceeds will go to SPOT's spay/neuter campaign. Pets must be spayed or neutered to qualify.

Treasure Island

Zodiac Group dinner, social is Wednesday

The Zodiac Group, the young professionals organization supporting the Salvador Dali Museum, will have its March Z-Feast social and dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Middle Grounds Grill, 10925 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island.

Reservations are accepted through 5 p.m. Monday. E-mail lisak132@msn.com. A Zodiac membership ID number is required.

Seminole

Fashion show will benefit charities

A Friday fashion show at Stein Mart, 7845 113th St. N, Seminole, will benefit Dignity U Wear and St. Petersburg's Resurrection House. The event begins at 11 a.m. Tickets are $10. Call 395-0109, ext. 2, for information.

Pinellas briefs: Good Life Games run through April 27 03/01/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 9:20am]
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