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Health notes: Classes, events to boost body and mind

Runners, it’s almost time for the Sunsets at Pier 60 Beach Race Series. Join the pack as an adult (for a 5K) or kid (a 1-mile fun run) on Friday. These folks were nearing the finish line in 2008.

JOSEPH GARNETT JR. | Times (2008)

Runners, it’s almost time for the Sunsets at Pier 60 Beach Race Series. Join the pack as an adult (for a 5K) or kid (a 1-mile fun run) on Friday. These folks were nearing the finish line in 2008.

Interested in finding a greater purpose for yourself and creating the life you want?

Traci Sinclair Dyer, a certified life crisis/transition coach and master practitioner in the Energy Leadership Index, is offering a Lifetime Mastery Class taught over six consecutive Monday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. starting this Monday.

The Energy Leadership Index purports to develop a leadership style that will influence and change individuals and organizations.

The classes will be held at the Datex Business Center, 10300 49th St. N in Clearwater.

Each installment encourages answers to specific questions through self-discovery in a compassionate and nonjudgmental environment. The goal of the class is to give students the tools to leave the past behind and create the life they always wanted, right now.

Cost is $250. Register with a friend and pay $375 for both.

For weekly class outlines, the location and registration information, visit online:

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Wondering how to get the kids involved in outdoor activities once school's out? Every day this summer, Ace Golf is offering kids ages 5 to 15 a free small bucket of balls to hit on the golf range at Ace Golf Range at Wentworth Golf Club, 2990 Wentworth Way, and Crescent Oaks Golf Club, 3300 Crescent Oaks Blvd., both in East Lake.

To participate, just stop by either venue and pick up a punch card through Aug. 31. No purchase is necessary, but an adult must accompany the child.

In addition, kids can play a full round of golf for free any day this summer with a paying adult at Wentworth and Crescent Oaks, where public play is welcome and memberships are available. Course and range hours vary by facility.

Call Wentworth at (727) 942-4760 and Crescent Oaks at (727) 937-4653.

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The city of Clearwater and its Aging Well Center are offering programs throughout June that include yoga, a caregiver series, legal matters, optimum daily living and brain exercises.

Classes start Tuesday at the Aging Well Center, 1501 N Belcher Road, Clearwater.

For a list of classes, see

For information, call (727) 562-4664.

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Runners are invited to race across the white sands of Clearwater Beach while participating in the Sunsets at Pier 60 Beach Race Series presented by the West Florida Y Runners Club on Friday.

The event will take place rain or shine and features a 5K race and a 1-mile kids fun run north from Pier 60 along Clearwater Beach that returns to finish under the pier.

Registration begins at 5:45 p.m. A kids fun run begins at 6:45 p.m., and the 5K starts at 7 p.m.

Registration is $15 (without race shirt), $20 (with race shirt), and $50 for the series (which includes future races June 21, July 19 and Aug. 2).

To get information and to register, call (727) 462-6466 or visit

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Cancer patients, their families and caregivers are invited to an informational meeting at 3 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of every month in Shaffer Tower, Evelyn R. Simmers Oncology Resource Library, fourth floor, Mease Countryside Hospital, 3231 McMullen-Booth Road, Safety Harbor.

Call (727) 953-6877 or visit

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According to the Arthritis Foundation, the disease strikes 50 million adults (one in five) and 300,000 children and is the nation's leading cause of disability.

Learn about the causes of arthritis pain and inflammation and how to reduce and correct it without the use of harmful over-the-counter and prescription medications at a free seminar at 7 p.m. Thursday at Nature's Food Patch, 1225 Cleveland St., Clearwater.

Call (727) 443-6703 or visit

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Health notes: Classes, events to boost body and mind 06/01/13 [Last modified: Friday, May 31, 2013 2:57pm]
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