Sunday, December 17, 2017
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Things to know about in Pinellas

Pinellas County Animal Services is seeking teen volunteers to help with dog walking. Please be 16 to 18 and able to commit to 12 hours a week from June 10 to Aug. 16. Download an application at pinellascounty.org/animalservices/volunteer.htm or complete the application at the shelter at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo. Submit by April 13. For information, call (727) 582-2675 or email animal [email protected]

Belle of the Ball Project: This nonprofit organization will distribute prom dresses to low-income high school girls from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and April 20 and May 4 and 11 at Seminole Mall, 11201 Park Blvd. N. Open to Pinellas and Hillsborough high school students. No appointment is necessary. Donations of dresses can also be made at the distributions. For information call (727) 386-4502 or visit belleoftheballproject.com.

St. Anthony's Hospital invites the community to learn more about aneurysm and heart disease. Surgeon Paul Collins will provide an overview of who is at risk, how to identify the symptoms and the surgical treatment options available at noon Thursday. Free. St. Anthony's Hospital, auditorium, 1200 Seventh Ave. N, St. Petersburg.

Fashion show benefit: A fashion show for the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. April 20 at the Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay, 1255 Pasadena Ave. S. Fountains residents will model styles by Bon Worth, and local retailers will offer accessories for purchase. $5. For information call (727) 381-5411.

Photography and essay contest: The Sunshine Center is sponsoring a photo and essay contest for St. Petersburg residents with $1,000 in cash and gift prizes. Prizes will be given to the top three submissions. The photo must be of a jacaranda tree in full bloom, and the essay must be in relation to the title The Life of a Tree and not longer than one page and no more than 250 words. Photos will be judged on composition, clarity, beauty, size and juxtaposition to the tree's surroundings. Photos must represent the natural setting of the tree. No alterations. To enter, submit a matted 8- by 10-inch photo with your contact information and the tree location along with the essay to the Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth St. N, St. Petersburg, 33701, by April 25. Winners will be announced May 9. Call (727) 893-7190 or email [email protected]

Summer jobs: Funded by the city of St. Petersburg, this program provides summer jobs for 110 people ages 16 to 21. Interns earn $7.79 per hour and are expected to work 30 hours a week June 10 to Aug. 16. Applications available until April 26 at city recreation centers, City Hall, Enoch Davis Community Center, James B. Sanderlin Family Service Center, Pinellas County Urban League, Royal Theater, WorkNet Pinellas and Boley Centers. Interns will be chosen using a lottery system. Employers pay half of the interns' hourly wage. For information about hiring an intern, businesspeople can call (727) 821-4819, ext. 5730.

Know a dutiful senior? The Office on Aging is seeking nominations for the 30th annual Senior Hall of Fame, which honors volunteers 65 and older. Nominees must live in Pinellas and have served the residents or community of St. Petersburg. Deadline is May 1; awards ceremony will be held on May 22. For information, call (727) 893-7101. Go to stpeteparksrec.org/office-on-aging.html for an application.

Yoga Village at Sunken Gardens: Breathe in yoga's meditative benefits at 12:30 p.m. today and 10:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday at 1825 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. For information, call (727) 551-3102 or visit stpete.org/sunken.

Yoga at the Dalí: Practice as gentle or advanced as desired. Bring a mat and towel. Noon to 1:30 p.m. today. $10 members and students, $15 nonmembers. 1 Dalí Blvd., Bayshore Drive SE at Fifth Avenue SE. Information: (727) 823-3767 or thedali.org.

St. Pete Beach Community Center classes: Core Fitness is 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 any time. Gentle Yoga is from 4 to 5:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. $10 per class. Stretch and Release Fitness Class is set from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays starting April 17. $6. And tae kwon do for children 6 and older is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for $69 per month. All classes are at 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. For information, call (727) 363-9245 or visit spbrec.com.

Summer camps: The St. Pete Beach Community Center offers camps for ages 3 and up. The full-day, eight-week camp is June 17 to Aug. 9. Camps are also available the weeks before and after for an additional charge. More than 10 half-day specialty camps are also offered. The center is at 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Information: (727) 363-9245 or spbrec.com.

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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