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Free clinic open to treat children

A pediatrician and a family practice nurse practitioner are available to treat children from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays at the Clearwater Free Clinic.

The clinic provides the service for children from infancy to age 18 who are not covered by private health insurance or government assisted programs.

The clinic's nurse practitioner will see children from ages 5 to 18 from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. All children must come with a parent or legal guardian. New pediatric patients must have their birth certificates. The clinic is at 707 N Fort Harrison Ave. For appointments, call (727) 447-3041.


Worknet Pinellas to help train veterans

Worknet Pinellas will help place and train military veterans. All career fields are eligible, and training is done by the employer on site. This program is designed to give assistance in training funds as well as provide support in getting needed uniforms, tools and supplies for the job. Active duty reserve and National Guard veterans are eligible. Call (727) 524-4344.


Aquatic classes can help with arthritis

Physiotherapy Associates, 35111 U.S. 19 N, Suite 100, offers aquatic classes for those with arthritis, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis and chronic back and neck pain.

The classes, approved by the Arthritis Foundation, are also appropriate for those with diabetes, postrehabilitation needs or weight loss requirements.

Classes are conducted as part of a nonprofit program. They take place in a heated indoor pool and offer range of motion, flexibility and strengthening exercises.

Participants do not need to know how to swim.

To register or for information on fees and schedules, call (727) 210-0760.


Literacy Council seeks volunteers

The Palm Harbor Literacy Council seeks volunteers to help adults, many of them recent arrivals to the United States, learn to read, write and speak better English.

The literacy council provides free one-on-one tutoring for residents of Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Oldsmar and Tarpon Springs, though no one is excluded for living outside the immediate area.

The council has more than 100 certified tutors but needs more for students on its waiting list.

After training and certification, it is recommended that tutors spend two 90-minute sessions each week with their students.

For information or to volunteer, call (727) 784-3332, ext. 211 or sign up at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave.


Adopt a grandchild needs mentors

Gulf Coast Community Care's Adopt a Grandchild program needs volunteers to mentor children.

Children from birth to age 17 come to the program and are matched with a volunteer mentor.

The mentors work four hours a week for a year. The children come from all backgrounds including those who need personal attention and those coming from an abusive home. Call (727) 538-7460, ext. 3041 or 3013.


Orchestra needs experienced musicians

The Pinellas Community Orchestra needs musicians with orchestra or band experience.

They perform in local nursing homes, churches and civic organizations.

Rehearsals are from 1:30 to 3:30 Friday afternoons at Anona United Methodist Church, Indian Rocks Road, Largo.

Call (727) 595-1978.