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Summer camps, football clinic, eTownHall on 2015 budget and more

Published Apr. 3, 2014

Crunch the numbers: Pinellas County commissioners and the county administrator will answer questions about the 2015 budget from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at an eTownHall meeting. Those who want to live-stream and blog can visit The blog opens at 9 a.m. You can Tweet questions using #pinellasetown or call toll-free 1-888-409-5380 to listen and ask questions. Or attend the meeting at St. Petersburg College at 9200 113th St. N, Seminole, and mingle with the leaders from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Finally, those who want to watch the meeting on TV can tune in to PCC-TV (Bright House Channel 622, WOW Channel 18 or Verizon Channel 44). For information, call (727) 464-4600 or visit

Be an advocate for elders: Florida's Long-Term Care Ombudsman program needs volunteers to protect the rights of seniors living in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family-care homes. Other volunteers are needed to investigate and resolve residents' concerns. Training and certification are provided. Call (727) 588-6912 or visit

Last call for Senior Hall of Fame: Thursday is the deadline for nominations for the Office on Aging's Senior Hall of Fame, which honors volunteers over 65. Nominees must live in Pinellas County and have dedicated service to St. Petersburg. The awards ceremony is May 21 at the Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth St. N, St. Petersburg. Call (727) 893-7102 or go to for an application.

Can you help? The St. Petersburg Free Clinic, at 863 Third Ave. N, invites volunteers to an orientation session at 10 a.m. April 15 and at 3:30 p.m. April 22. Assignments can be short- or long term. 863 Third Ave. N. Email Angel Schumaker at or call (727) 821-1200, ext. 114.

Brother, can you spare some time? Daystar Life Center, 226 Sixth St. S, St. Petersburg, is looking for volunteers to help families and individuals in times of crisis. Get information at 1:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month. Information: Kitty Rawson at (727) 498-8794 or

Summer camp: St. Pete Beach has opened registration for full-day camps and half-day specialty camps that include American Girl dolls, archery, construction, cooking, creative writing, cheerleading, fishing, photography and Lego robotics. For forms and information, go to or call (727) 363-9245.

Youth football clinic: Largo will hold its annual free youth football clinic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26. Children 8 to 17 will learn on-field skills and drills with recreation staffers and youth football coaches. Food and drinks will be provided as well as free T-shirts for the first 100 to register. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. A waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian. Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave NE. For information, call (727) 587-6740, ext. 5046, or visit

Marine science camp: Registration is under way for Tampa Bay Watch's marine ecology summer camp for children 6 to 14. Tampa Bay Watch offers four weeks of Sea Monkey Camp (ages 6 to 8) and five weeks of full-time Tampa Bay Discovery Camp for ages 9 to 14. Activities include kayaking, snorkeling, planting of sea oats, oyster bar creation and salt marsh recycling. Camp also features outdoor wet labs, classrooms, touch tanks and aquariums. For information, call (727) 867-8166 or visit

Interested in Scouting, Venturing? Local Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops and Venture Crews will give information from 6 to 9 p.m. May 8 at the Roberts Recreation Center, 1246 50th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Cub Scouts is for boys 7 to 10, Boy Scouts is for boys 11 to 18, and Venturing is for young men and women 14 to 21. Info: Call Scoutmaster Todd Kennedy at (727) 798-7983 or email him at

Self-defense classes are from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursdays at Bay Vista Recreation Center, 7000 Fourth St. S. Cost is $25 for four classes. Call (727) 893-7124 or visit stpeteparksrec.

Daddy-daughter night: Mark your calendar for 6 to 9 p.m. May 10 at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Cost is $25 per pair and $5 for each additional daughter. Registration is required by May 7. Info: (727) 363-9245 or