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SHINE seeks volunteers

SHINE is a Florida Department of Elder Affairs program through which volunteers provide free, one-on-one insurance counseling and information about Medicare options and prescription drug assistance for elders and their families and caregivers. The organization is seeking volunteers. For information, contact SHINE program manager Sue Samson at sue.samson@aaapp.or (727) 570-9696 ext. 234, or visit

UF/IFAS to host workshop on oil spill research

Monica Wilson, a gulf oil spill research specialist with the UF/IFAS Extension Florida Sea Grant program, will host a public workshop from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Karen Steidinger Auditorium in the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, 100 Eighth Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. The workshop is designed to bring scientists and emergency responders together to network, communicate and form partnerships. Scientists will share results, and responders will explain their processes and priorities during an oil spill. For information, contact Wilson at or phone (727) 553-3516.

Dixie Hollins High School hosts 50-year reunion

Dixie Hollins School is holding its 50-year reunion for the class of 1969 at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First St. SE, on June 6-7. For information contact fyacko@verizon. All guests must RSVP by May 8.

Treasure Island offers 10-week summer camps

A 10-week recreational summer camp for children ages 5-13 will be held June 3 through Aug. 9 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Before and aftercare is provided for an additional fee. Family discounts are available. Registration is available in the Treasure Island Recreation Department at City Hall, 120 108th Ave., from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Activities will include games, sports, arts and crafts, parties, guest speakers, movies, field trips and more. For information, call the Recreation Department at (727) 547-4575, ext 221 or 237 or email Additional information is at

Treasure Bay offers tennis camps for kids

Tennis camps for children ages 5-18 will be held at the Treasure Bay golf and tennis facility, 10315 Paradise Blvd., Treasure Island, from June 10 to July 26 from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. For information call (727) 360-6062 or email

Enrollment for summer classes at Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts now open

Enrollment for classes at the Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater is now open. Classes begin June 3.

One-week performing arts camps are available for various ages and experience levels in musical theater, drama, music, dance and on-camera. One week camps inclue Calling All Superheroes!, Camp Catch 'Em All, Mermaids & Pirates, Once Upon a Fortnite, Princesses & Dragons and Sci-Fi Week. Multi-week production camps will include the musical theater class Broadway Bound! and by popular demand, the drama camp Wizards & Wands.

Students ages 14-20 can audition for the performance camp, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. The camp will run June 4 – July 17, and no experience is necessary.

Individual instruction is available for any student wishing to strengthen his or her performance skills in the areas of voice, piano, drama, dance, guitar, percussion and violin. Other areas of study can be arranged on request.

For information, call (727) 712-2706 or visit

Largo Recreation offers summer camps

Largo Recreation is offering weekly a variety of summer camps ranging from super sports to jewelry making, and one-day field trips for teenagers, in which campers visit Busch Gardens, Vertical Ventures and more. Camps are open to teens who have completed sixth through eighth grades and will last from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Costs vary based on camp. For information, visit or call Southwest Recreation Complex at (727)518-3125 or Highland Recreation Complex at (727) 518-3016.