Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Events

Fishing season, summer camp, senior dining and more

Fishing season: St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation has opened 19 freshwater and two saltwater lakes through Labor Day. Fishing is allowed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. A license is required, except for children 15 and under, anyone using a pole without a reel in his home county, or Florida residents over age 65. Licenses available at tax collector offices at 1067 62nd Ave. S and 1800 66th St. N in St. Petersburg, 13025 Starkey Road in Largo, and 1663 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd. in Clearwater and from select bait and sporting goods stores. Information: (727) 464-7777.

Tot swim lessons: The St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, is offering lessons for ages 6 months to 3 years to let children adjust to the water and help parents develop their children's swimming skills. Classes are Monday through Thursday, afternoons or evenings, and last 30 minutes. Two-week sessions are $40 for residents, $45 for nonresidents. To register call (727) 363-9264 or visit spbrec.com

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.

Aquatic membership special: When you buy a six-month membership at the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center you'll get six months free. The offer runs through July 31. Enjoy a heated pool with lap swimming, sunbathing, picnic areas, water slides and a children's splash zone at 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Information: (727) 363-9264 or spbrec.com.

Aquatic Summer Camp: Kids ages 8 to 12 can explore waterways and learn how to be safe in, on and around the water at a camp hosted by the North Shore Aquatic Complex, St. Petersburg. Includes kayaking, sailing, paddleboarding, and trips to Adventure Island and to see Winter the dolphin in Clearwater. A swim test is required. Session 1 (June 17-21) or Session 2 (July 15-19) run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. Cost is $200 each, plus parks membership from $12.50 to $15. Call (727) 893-7918 or visitstpeteparksrec.org.

The Gulfport Senior Center Pantry needs nonperishable food, toiletries and personal needs. Bring your donations to the Gulfport Merchants Association tent between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. during the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market, on Beach Boulevard below 29th Avenue S. For information, call (727) 366-4086.

Lunch for seniors: People at least 60 who live in Pinellas can enjoy a hot meal at 10 dining sites where they can also socialize and enjoy planned activities. Donations are accepted. Seniors must register with Neighborly Care Network 72 hours in advance for dining and free transportation to the closest site. Call (727) 573-9444.

Quit-smoking program: Gulfcoast North Area Health Education Center and the city of St. Petersburg are providing a free six-week program at Lake Vista Recreation Center, 1401 62nd Ave. S. Course begins June 12 and will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Includes a supply of nicotine replacement therapy. The program is funded by the Florida Department of Health. Call (813) 929-1000 or visit gnahec.org.

Reclaimed-water restrictions: Through June 30, irrigation with Pinellas reclaimed water will be limited to three days per week, based on the resident's home address. House numbers that end in even numbers (0, 2, 4, 6, 8) water on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. House numbers that end in odd numbers (1, 3, 5, 7, 9) water on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. A property that contains a mix of addresses or if an address cannot be determined should water on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. No watering between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. or on Mondays. For information, visit pinellascounty.org/reclaimed or call (727) 464-4000.

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