Grace Lutheran School student "inventors" will display their science creativity at the school's "Think Green" Invention Convention at 7 p.m. Tuesday.Classrooms will be open for visitors to enjoy individual inventions promoting the environment. The school is at 4301 16th St. N. For information call 527-6213.
Women can bond at YWCA events
The YWCA, 655 Second Ave. S, will hold an event Nov. 5 and 19 and Dec. 3 and 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. aimed at allowing women to come together to connect and network. A voluntary Nia class will be offered at each session. Nia is a transformational movement practice that teaches one to be more joyful, expressive and alive in his or her body both in and out of the studio. A $5 donation to the YWCA Family Village is requested. Participants can bring a bag lunch.Child care is available with prior notification. For information call 565-4492.
Overseas troops need food, snacks, goodies
Troops in the Middle East need candy, cookies, microwave popcorn, peanut butter or cheese crackers, small canned fruits, canned meats and tuna, Kool-Aid, Crystal Light, Beef Jerky, Slim Jims, any small microwave products like soups and pastas, women's hygiene products, baby wipes, ChapStick, sunscreen, bandanas, socks, Ziploc bags and Q-Tips. Donations can be dropped off at the Army Recruiting Office at 11223 78th Ave. N, VFW Post 4256 at 12901 Gulf Blvd., VFW Post 9272 at 10997 72nd Ave. N, American Legion Post 7 at 1760 Turner St. in Clearwater, and Extra Space Storage at 4319 Duhme Road in Madeira Beach. Money donations are also needed to cover shipping. Money orders or checks can be made out to Postmaster and mailed to P.O. Box 86223, Madeira Beach, FL, 33738. For information, call Joe Tapp at 432-1057.
TAMPA BAY AREA
Walgreens offers flu shots for $24.99
Flu shots are being offered at Tampa Bay area Walgreens. The cost is $24.99 and may be covered by Medicare Part B or your insurance plan. For locations and information, call 1-800-358-9950 or visit www.walgreens.com/flu.
Family First founder to talk at breakfast
Mark Merrill, founder and president of Family First, a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening families, will speak Oct. 30 at the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg's seventh annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast. Doors open at 7 a.m. in the Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N. Tickets: $18. Information: 895-9622, ext. 231.
Retirees group to have community health fair
DC 37 West Coast Retirees will host a community health fair and chapter meeting from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Palazzo Di Oro Adult Living Center, 3600 34th St. S. Participating providers include AARP, CASA, DC37 Retirees, Health Screenings, Medicare/Medicaid, Neighborly Senior Care, Red Cross, Vision Cares Prevent Blindness and voter registration. For information call 867-2000.
Haitian Fall Festival is planned Saturday
A Haitian Fall Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on the grounds of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 738 Pinellas Point Drive S. Enjoy Haitian jerk chicken dinners, live music, a treasure sale, bake sale and activities. Table rentals are available for $20. Call 866-2187. All donations go toward food and education of 125 students in Leogone, Haiti.
Preschool welcomes items for yard sale
Community Preschool is accepting donations for its annual yard sale Nov. 14-15. Proceeds will go toward the upkeep of the school, one of St. Petersburg's oldest nonprofit preschools. Items can be delivered to the school from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 895-2512 for information.
Clothes to Kids needs help with second store
Clothes to Kids provides free new and gently used clothing to low-income, school-age children in Pinellas County from a single store in Clearwater. Donations are needed from individuals and local businesses to open a store in south Pinellas County. Volunteers at all skill levels also are needed to help get the new store set up and running and to staff the store. The organization hopes to have a new store ready for 2009 back-to-school shopping. To help, call Jennifer Silva at 441-5050, ext. 22.