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St. Petersburg Republican Club: Lawyer Brian Battaglia will talk about navigating the legal system at 7 tonight at St. Petersburg Community Church, 4501 30th Ave. N. There will be a question-and-answer segment. Free. For information, call (727) 864-0312.

Alex Sink to visit: To help the Greater Pinellas Democratic Club celebrate its 85th birthday, Alex Sink, former state chief financial officer and recent candidate for governor, will be the guest at a 6 p.m. dinner Thursday at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. The program will include a cocktail hour and buffet. Longtime president of the group Harvey Morgenstein will also be honored. The cost is $15 for dinner. Reservations are requested. Call Betty Morgenstein, (727) 360-3971.

Interfaith dialogue: "Tell Me About Christian Science" will be followed by interfaith dialogue from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at First Church of Christ, Scientist, 6333 First St. NE, St. Petersburg. For information, call (727) 522-1883.

Simon & Garfunkel Tribute: The Largo Lions Club will present Simon and Garfunkel Retrospective with A.J. Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle at 2 and 7 p.m. Monday at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets are $22.50 for individuals; $19.50 each for groups of 10 or more. Call (727) 587-6793.

Chamber networking in Largo: Register for a Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce coffee and business leads program from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Christian International School of Healthcare Professions, 300 East Bay Drive. Free for chamber members, $10 for nonmembers. Call (727) 584-2321 or email

Fish fry: St. Patrick Catholic School will hold the last fish fry of the Lenten season from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday. Cost: $9 for adults for fried fish, $10 for baked fish; $5 for kids. Cheese pizza also available. St. Patrick's Catholic School, 1501 Trotter Road, Largo. Info: (727) 581-4865.

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. March 25-29 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

The Treasure Island bridge replacement project in Isle of Capri will shut down reclaimed-water valves during the day through Friday. The lines will be activated from 5 p.m. each day to 8 a.m. Residents should water three days a week or less. If your house number ends in even numbers: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday; odd numbers: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday; mixed or no address: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

Aqua Zumba: Get all the fun and benefit of Zumba with low impact 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

Senior trips: The St. Pete Beach Community Center hosts trips every Friday through March 29. There are getaways planned to Ybor City, the Florida Aquarium, Hard Rock Casino and other locations. Excursions leave at 9 a.m. from the community center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, and return by 4 p.m. Each trip is $12 for city residents, $15 for nonresidents. Participants must register by the Wednesday before the trip. For a list of destinations, visit or call the center at (727) 363-9245.

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, St. Petersburg.

Book drive: Goodwill's BookWorks preschool literacy drive runs through Friday. To donate new or like-new books for children ages 2 to 5, attach a note indicating they are "for BookWorks" and take them to any Goodwill-Suncoast store or donation site. For information, call toll-free 1-888-279-1988 or visit

Art scholarship: Applications are being accepted for the Pinellas Park Art Society Scholarship, valued at $1,500, for the fall. Open to all Pinellas high school seniors or college students enrolled in a visual arts program. Find the application at The deadline is Friday.

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 or call (850) 561-5757. Deadline for completed applications is 5 p.m. April 5.

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