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Volunteer programs available through Kiwanis


Kiwanians read to kids, host fishing events, build homes

The Kiwanis Club of Seminole Breakfast is seeking new members interested in volunteering for programs, including reading to preschool children, feeding the homeless and hosting family fishing events. The club's special projects include assisting Habitat for Humanity and Special Olympics and hosting an annual pancake breakfast during the Seminole Pow Wow Festival. Club meetings are at 7:15 a.m. every Tuesday at the Seminole Family Restaurant, 6864 Seminole Blvd. For information, call Lee Walters, 319-8343 or e-mail

Rotarians gather on Friday mornings

The Rotary Club of Seminole Lake meets weekly at the Roskamp Auditorium of Freedom Square, 7800 Liberty Lane (just east of Seminole Mall) at 7:15 a.m. every Friday. The group welcomes guests and new members.

Bring a pole or borrow one for family fishing

The Kiwanis Club of Seminole Breakfast will host a family fishing day at Walsingham Park. The event is co-sponsored by the Pinellas County Parks and Recreation Department and Sweetbay Supermarket of Seminole. Admission is free. Fishing poles and bait will be provided or anglers may bring their own fishing poles. Proceeds from concession sales will go toward the purchase of worms.

When: 8 to 11 a.m. Aug. 2

Where: Walsingham Park, 12615 102nd Ave.

Info: Pinellas County Parks and Recreation, 464-3347.

Seniors can learn about FHA reverse mortgages

A public seminar covering the pros and cons of the FHA government reverse mortgage program is scheduled for Seminole Community Library. The educational session is free and open to the public. Literature and information will be provided by AARP, the National Council on Aging and the National Council on Aging in Place. The program will be presented by certified reverse mortgage experts. Refreshments will be provided.

Where: Seminole Community Library at St. Petersburg College Seminole campus, 9200 113th St. N

When: 10 a.m. Aug. 7

Info: Donna Moore, 831-3416

Seminole Recreation

Instructors, rec center has openings for fall

Seminole Recreation is seeking instructors to teach classes at the recreation complex this fall. Paid positions are available for qualified and insured instructors to teach aerobics, Pilates, line dancing and other programming. Instructors must be at least 18 years old and have experience in their specified area. There is flexibility in the days and times available for classes. Call Steve Malla, recreation supervisor, at 391-8345 for information.

Tai chi classes

Looking for a way to relax and rewind after a busy day at the office? Tai chi classes at the Seminole Recreation Center may be a great start. Yang style tai chi is taught by instructor Tom Elman. The class emphasizes the health aspects of tai chi and requires no special conditioning, clothing or equipment. Classes meet Tuesdays at 7:15 p.m. Class fee is $5. All participants must have a Seminole Recreation card. For information, stop by the Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N, or call 391-8345.

Music lessons

Learn to play the guitar, piano or saxophone or improve your vocal talents with lessons taught by Tony Mitri at Seminole Recreation Center on Tuesdays and Fridays. Each lesson is a half-hour. Call 397-7004 to schedule a time. Call the rec center at 391-8345 for membership information.

Low-impact fitness

Nia is a low-impact fitness class that incorporates the movements of the dance arts, martial arts and healing arts to create a purposeful movement. Classes are from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, fees are $9 per class, and the first class is free. For program information, call the instructor at 729-9410.

Tennis clinics

Enjoy tennis activities and instruction while having fun and staying active. Monday night is tennis night at the Seminole Tennis Club Park, 7283 113th St. Students may sign up and prepay at the Recreation Center office by the month or by the class. Fees are $40 per four-week session, and one-time classes range from $10 to $14 per session. Call Scott Hagenbuch, 698-9288, e-mail or call the Seminole Recreation Center, 391-8345.

Neighborhood Notebook is compiled by Times correspondent Lorrie Lykins. E-mail news to or snail-mail it to Lorrie Lykins, Seminole Neighborhood Notebook, P.O. Box 4954, Seminole, FL 33775. Deadline for inclusion in the Wednesday Neighborhood Times is 5 p.m. the previous Friday.

Volunteer programs available through Kiwanis 07/15/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 3:56pm]
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