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Classes and events of note in south Pinellas, June 16 and upcoming

Adaptive swim lessons: Learn how to swim with an instructor experienced in therapeutic recreation from 5:50 to 6:20 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 901 North Shore Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Registration for Session I begins at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Cost is $39 with an Advantage Card. Call (727) 893-7727 or visit stpeteparksrec.org.

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Core fitness: Build strength through your core with this class held from 9 to 9:30 a.m. and 6 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. $10 per class or $48 for eight weeks. Join anytime. St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Information: (727) 692-9093 or findmyfit.me.

Tae kwon do: Children 6 and older can learn this martial art that focuses on self-defense and values. Classes are 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Cost is $69 per month. Call (727) 798-0220.

Help the St. Petersburg Free Clinic: Volunteer orientation is at 3:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month. Volunteer assignments can be short or long term. Call Angel Schumaker at (727) 821-1200, ext. 114, or email [email protected]

Learn at Lunch: Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce will host a talk about how to address issues that affect your online business reputation. Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. and lunch at noon June 27. $15 for members, $25 for future members. Registration is required. Lake Seminole Square, 8333 Seminole Blvd., Seminole. Call (727) 360-6957 or email [email protected]

The Girl's Night to Give charitable organization will host a benefit for the Children's Dream Fund at 6:30 p.m. Thursday with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and shopping at Beach Papery & Gifts, 553 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. At 7:45 p.m., the party moves north to Banyan Cafe, 689 King St. N, for music, dessert and specialty drinks. The event is a fundraiser for a Lakeland girl. Suggested donation is $35 (checks, accepted at the door, payable to the Children's Dream Fund). Reservations accepted through Monday. Call (727) 480-4560 or visit girlsnighttogive.com.

Swimming lessons: Register for lessons at all St. Petersburg pools at 7:30 a.m. for morning classes and 5:30 p.m. for evening lessons Thursday, July 3, July 18 and Aug. 1. Lessons are available for infants age 6 months to senior citizens and are taught by certified American Red Cross water safety instructors. Sessions last two weeks with advancing levels upon passing each session. Classes are Monday through Thursday. An Advantage member card is required for registration. Cost per session: $39. Reduced rates are available based on income. For information, call (727) 893-7732 or (727) 893-7441 or visit stpeteparksrec.org.

Foster homes needed: There are more than 3,500 dependent children in Pinellas and Pasco counties because of child abuse, neglect or abandonment. Many of them need loving foster parents. For information call toll-free at 1-866-233-0790.

Heritage Village is offering a Passport Adventures program for children ages 4 to 11. The two-hour hands-on program is designed for summer camps, recreation, church and other groups. The sessions begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday through Friday, June 19-28 and July 10-Aug. 2. The cost is $2 per child. Heritage Village is at 11909 125th St. N in Largo. To register call (727) 582-2125.

The YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg is offering a free summer food program, thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation. Nutritious meals and snacks are combined with fun activities through Aug. 16. Open to kids 18 and under. For information, call (727) 895-9622 or visit ymca.net/summerfood.

Classes and events of note in south Pinellas, June 16 and upcoming 06/14/13 [Last modified: Friday, June 14, 2013 5:29pm]
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