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'FINANCIAL PEACE U' IS SIGNING UP STUDENTS

St. Petersburg

Financial Peace University, the 13-week program that teaches families and individuals how to handle their money, will begin at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 10 at St. Paul's Catholic Church, 1800 12th St. N. The kit, for $93, includes a book, CDs for 13 classes, software and a cash envelope system. One or two people can use the kit. Contact Tom Baggett at (727) 894-8302 or TBaggett@pscufs.com for information or to register.

COUNTYWIDE

SPCA is referral source for spaying, neutering

February is National Spay/Neuter month. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Tampa Bay is the referral source for free or discounted spay/neuter services all over the Tampa Bay area. Interested pet owners can access information at www.SPCATampaBay.org to research these services, or call 586-3591.

Pinellas County

Jewish series to mesh beliefs and meaning

The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute will offer a new, six-part series, "Beyond Belief."

- In St. Petersburg, it will be offered at the Chabad Jewish Center, 6151 Central Ave., beginning Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

- In Palm Harbor, it will be held at Chabad of Pinellas County, 3696 Fisher Road, beginning Monday at 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The fee is $80, which includes a textbook and access to online resources. The course is designed to help students take a closer look at how their beliefs can bring meaning to their lives and guide their choices in the world.

To register, go to www.myjli.com or call (727) 344-4900 in south Pinellas or (727) 789-0408 in North Pinellas.

STATEWIDE

Help probe complaints about elderly folks

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program administered by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs seeks volunteers for those living in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities to investigate complaints about residents' rights, funds, food, drug regimens, abuse or neglect. Mileage and meal reimbursements are provided. Call 1-888-831-0404 to apply for the next training class.

TREASURE ISLAND

Open Air Market offers breezy choice of goods

Shop amid sea breezes at the Treasure Island Open Air Market each Friday in February and March from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Treasure Island Community Center, 1 Park Place, off 106th Avenue. Fresh produce, arts and crafts, antiques, collectibles, food and beverages will be available.

Want to be a merchant? Booth fees are $20 a week or $100 for all weeks. For information, call 360-4121.

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