Friday, December 15, 2017
News Roundup

Spring break camps, Clothes to Kids fundraiser, Aqua Zumba among events

Clothes to Kids Fundraiser: Clothes To Kids will host its annual Clothe a Child Fundraising Luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at the St. Petersburg Coliseum. Cost is $50. The public is invited however, no tickets will be available at the door. For information, call (727) 441-5050, ext. 22 or visit clothestokids.org.

Register now for water exercise: The Aquatics Division of the Largo Recreation, Parks and Arts Department announces its partnership with the Imperial Palms Apartments, 101 Imperial Palm Drive, for use of the heated pool to offer exercise classes. The Arthritis Foundation Aquatics Program is taught by certified instructors and will be offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to noon beginning April 1.

Aqua Fit and Trim classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to noon beginning April 2. The class is conducted in waist- to chest-deep water and focuses on cardio and large muscle groups.

Classes are open to Imperial Palms residents and the public. The public must register in advance at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. For more information, call (727) 518-3126 or visit largopools.com

Largo tax help: Need help with your taxes? AARP volunteers are available at the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive, to assist. Here is the schedule: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday and Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. Volunteers will also be on hand from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and April 6. Bring all documents with you to avoid delays. The service is offered first-come, first-served. For information, call toll-free, 1-888-227-7669.

Spring break camps: The St. Pete Beach Community Center is offering two camps. "Pint Size Picasso Week" runs 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through March 29 for children K-5. Cost is $100 for residents, $150 for nonresidents. A half-day fishing camp, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. the same days, is for children 8 and older. It's $80. Call (727) 363-9245 or visit spbrec.com.

Introduction to digital photography: Novices can gain a solid understanding of their compact digital camera from 6 to 9 p.m. March 28 and the fourth Thursday of April. Cost is $10 per class. St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. For information call (727) 363-9245.

Aqua Zumba: Get all the fun and benefit of Zumba from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Saturday at St. Pete Beach Family Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Perfect for all ages and fitness levels. $5 for residents, $6 nonresidents. This class also accepts Silver Sneakers. For information, call (727) 363-9264 or visit spbrec.com.

Do you know a super senior? The Office on Aging is seeking nominations for inductions into the Senior Hall of Fame, which honors volunteers over the age of 65. Nominees must be a resident of Pinellas County and have dedicated their service to benefit the residents or community of St. Petersburg. Inductees include volunteers from various nonprofit organizations such as the Florida Orchestra, museums, schools, churches, neighborhood associations, military groups and many more. Deadline for applications is May 1. For an application and information, call (727) 893-7101 or visit the website stpeteparksrec.org/office-on-aging.html.

St. Petersburg General Hospital needs volunteers to assist in the following areas: gift shop, patient care, OBGYN area, information desk, surgical waiting room and the emergency room. For information, call (727) 341-4848 or stop by the information desk at the main entrance, 6500 38th Ave. N.

The Florida Board of Bar Examiners is seeking to fill two vacancies. The Board of Governors will select six nominees for two lawyer vacancies May 31. Attorney members must have been a member of the Florida Bar for at least five years. They must be practicing lawyers with scholarly attainments and have an interest in legal education. Appointment or election to the bench at any level of the court system will disqualify any applicant. Law professors or trustees are ineligible. To apply, download the application from floridabar.org or call (850) 561-5757. Deadline for completed applications is 5 p.m. April 5.

Senior dining services: Senior citizens are invited to join one of 10 senior dining sites throughout Pinellas County where hot, nutritious midday meals are offered. It's also a place to socialize and enjoy a wide variety of planned activities. There's no charge for meals, however donations are accepted. Seniors must be a registered diner with Neighborly Care Network, at least 60 years old and live in Pinellas County. Free transportation is provided to the closest dining site if needed. You must register 72 hours in advance to become a participant at the dining sites and to receive transportation. For information, call (727) 573-9444.

First-time home buyer assistance: This Pinellas County program is available to those who have not owned a home in the past three years. It's also for veterans trying to buy a home. To qualify, you must meet income requirements, have a minimum credit score of 640 and take a required class. For information, call toll-free, 1-800-806-5154 or (727) 464-8210 or visit pinellascounty.org and search "home buyer."

Neighborly Meals on Wheels: Volunteers are needed to deliver meals to homebound residents in the Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Gulfport and Pinellas Park areas. If you have 1 ½ hours at midday to help, you could improve someone's life. For information, call (727) 573-9444, ext. 4210.

Gulf Beaches Historical Museum seeks volunteers: Volunteers receive benefits, invitations and rewards for committing six hours a month. Training is provided. Gulf Beaches Historical Museum is at 115 10th Ave., St. Pete Beach. For information, call (727) 458-4058.

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