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Pinellas news briefs

Department of Health provides no-cost vaccines

The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County is providing no-cost vaccines and more at the Health Department office in Tarpon Springs from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Adults can receive hepatitis A vaccines at no cost at the office at 301 S. Disston Ave. For information call (727) 824-6932.

YMCA of the Suncoast to host back-to-school bash for military families

As part of its Military Appreciation Day the Clearwater YMCA will host a Back-to-School Bash event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 3 at its facility at 1005 S Highland Ave. The Back-To-School Bash was originally started by the First Coast YMCA in partnership with Building Healthy Military Communities, a Department of Defense initiative to better understand the unique challenges faced by geographically-dispersed service members and their families. The event also aims to support military personnel and thank them for keeping the country safe. Activities include a backpack giveaway, group exercise demos, food and refreshments.

Pinellas County Schools to offer meals to students throughout summer

Summer BreakSpot is a program sponsored by Pinellas County Schools Food Service and supported by partnerships with Juvenile Welfare Board, Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger, Share Our Strength- No Kid Hungry, Florida Department of Agriculture, Florida Dairy Council and UF/IFAS. Summer BreakSpots are locations where children and teens can receive a healthy meal at no charge while school is out. You can view a list of Summer BreakSpot locations at

Transformation Zone celebrates community involvement and support

Pinellas County Schools Transformation Zone will host a Faith-Based and Community Partnership Celebration on from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Fairmount Park Elementary School, 575 41st St. S, St. Petersburg,. The event will recognize individuals, groups and churches who have given their time, money and skills to make Transformation Zone schools places scholars want to come to daily. The Transformation Zone consists of schools that may need more support as they strive to ensure that students are prepared and poised for success during their education journey.

Pinellas County Schools holds workshops for new mentor program

Pinellas County Schools will host a number of mentor workshops and recruitment fairs across the region in July and August to pair students with someone that will impact their lives and help them succeed in school. All mentoring programs are offered during the school day on school grounds or at school-sponsored events, particularly during lunch. The next mentor workshop takes place from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, at the Pinellas County Health Department, 205 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg.

Albert Whitted Airport Master Plan public open house

The city of St. Petersburg is preparing a master plan for the Albert Whitted Airport and will be creating a new 20-year airport development program to maintain a safe, efficient, and environmentally conscious airport facility. The city is holding an open house to present information about the airport, the progress of the master plan study, and to seek input. The open house will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the University of South Florida St. Petersburg Harbor Hall Community Room, 1000 Third St. S.

Compiled by Monique Welch, Times Staff Writer. Contact at or Follow @mo_unique_.