Clearwater Chapter MOAA Luncheon CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Chapter of The Military Officers Association of America will meet at the Clearwater Country Club, 525 Betty Lane, for its monthly luncheon Oct. 26 at 11:30 a.m.
The featured speaker will be U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis. All military officers, their spouses, survivors and auxiliary members are invited. Jackets are requested.
Reservations are required. Please call Jane Belson at 727-535- 9151.
English classes MADEIRA BEACH – English for students of other languages is being offered by Pinellas County School Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Madeira Beach Fundamental School, 591 Tom Stuart Causeway. Cost is $30 a semester.
Attendees will have an opportunity to learn and to practice English with a teacher, with computers and with other learners.
Flu Boo III PINELLAS PARK – The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County will host Flu Boo III clinic that will provide flu shots at no cost on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. (while supplies last), at the health department, 6350 76th Ave. N., Pinellas Park.
DOH-Pinellas staff and volunteers will provide flu vaccines at no charge to the client. Participants can remain in their cars while they get their immunization at the drive-through or come inside the building’s clinic area. This is the third annual Flu Boo event that DOH-Pinellas has offered at the Pinellas Park location. Vaccines will be provided to children older than 3 and adults only.
Yearly flu vaccines are recommended for anyone older than six months of age, but they’re especially important for seniors, pregnant women and people with underlying health conditions. This season’s vaccines have been updated to better match circulating viruses.
In addition to maintaining good health habits and washing your hands with soap and water, a yearly flu vaccine is the best protection against influenza. Vaccination can reduce flu illnesses in those who do get sick, which can mean less time lost at work or in school.
It takes about two weeks after vaccination for protection to set in, so late October is a good time to get immunized before holiday gatherings in November and December.
DOH-Pinellas also provides the flu vaccine for a fee at its centers, as do many other locations in the county.
Largo Star Toastmasters Club 5933 meeting LARGO – Largo Star Toastmasters Club 5933 invites new members to its weekly meeting on Wednesdays, 12:05 to 1:05 p.m., at the Young Rainey Star Center, 7887 Bryan Dairy Road No. 120.
The club is open to all residents and workers in the Largo, Pinellas Park and Seminole areas.
A Toastmasters club provides a supportive and positive environment where members have the opportunity to develop their oral communication and leadership skills. Come watch as members present speeches, develop leadership skills by serving in various club positions and participate in Table Topics sessions in a relaxed yet structured one-hour setting.
Rotary Club of Seminole meeting SEMINOLE – The Rotary Club of Seminole meets weekly on Wednesdays at noon at the Seminole Lake Country Club, 6100 Augusta Blvd.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Seminole Historical Society meeting SEMINOLE – The Seminole Historical Society will meet Wednesday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m., at the Seminole Historical Society Museum located at City Park, 7464 Ridge Rd.
The guest speaker will be paleontologist and pre-historian David Letasi, who works for the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa. He’ll discuss paleolithic Florida and the Boca Ciega Millenium Park fossil digs, as well as other digs in Pinellas County.
Letasi was the first person contacted when a young girl discovered a mammoth tooth in Millenium Park.
The museum’s regular hours are Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Group tours are also available.
For more information, call president Michele Abramo at 727-399-0587.
SPC dinner forum SEMINOLE – Alexander Heffner, host of the PBS Sunday talk show “The Open Mind,” will speak at The Future of Civil Discourse: Millennials and Politics in 2016, a St. Petersburg College dinner forum set for Wednesday, Oct. 26, 6 to 8:15 p.m., at SPC’s Seminole campus, 9200 113 St. N.
The program is co-sponsored by the Tampa Bay Times and WEDU Television.
Admission to this event, which includes a buffet dinner, is $20 for students and educators and $25 for the general public. Advance registration is required. Visit www.solutions.spcollege.edu.
With a passion for civil discourse gained at the feet of his legendary grandfather, Heffner is a millennial crusader for robust political debate and free speech. Heffner, who has covered American politics, civic life and the millennial vote since the 2008 presidential campaign, will explore the character of politics, the space of old/new media, and the ongoing 2016 presidential campaign. He will be joined by Adam Smith, political editor of the Tampa Bay Times, and Dr. Laurie King, professor of ethics at St. Petersburg College.
Millennials – those born between 1982 and 2004 – comprise the largest generation of Americans at 75.4 million, topping the 74.9 million Baby Boomers whose birth span is 1946-1964 and who are now senior citizens. These young people will comprise more than one in three of adult Americans by 2020 and make up as much as 75 percent of the U.S. workforce by 2025. More relevantly for politics, they will be 40 percent of the electorate by the next election.
In addition to the millennial factor, the panel will look at a political landscape battered by one of the most negative presidential primary campaign in decades. What will be the effect of Donald Trump’s candidacy on the political process – and the parties – going forward?
SPC Vet Tech program ST. PETERSBURG – St. Petersburg College’s School of Veterinary Technology will host its fifth annual open house Wednesday, Oct. 26, 4 to 7 p.m., at the Vet Tech Center, 12376 Ulmerton Road, Largo.
Members of the public are invited to tour the state-of-the-art facility, learn about programs options and career opportunities, meet the program’s dean, faculty, staff and advisors, interact through veterinary technician activities and visit vendor tables to learn about a variety of topics and services available to pet owners.
Angry Open charity golf tournament LARGO – The seventh annual Angry Open charity golf tournament will take place Thursday, Oct. 27, at Bardmoor Golf and Tennis Club, 8001 Cumberland Road, Largo.
The event will feature a shotgun start at 1 p.m. There will be a free skin screening from noon to 1 p.m. Cost is $125 and includes lunch, greens fees, cart, range balls, goodie bag, dinner and awards. There also will be raffles and a silent auction
Founded in October 2006, the Philip A. Bryant Melanoma Foundation serves as a means of preserving the spirit and memory of Phil Bryant – the son, brother, nephew, cousin, & friend who passed away in 2006 from complications of melanoma. The foundation provides the public with innovations in prevention and treatment of melanoma through ongoing research and consultations with professionals in the field.
Proceeds will help fund work being done on behalf of the memory of Bryant.
Book launch DUNEDIN – Author Irene Greiner will host a book launch Thursday, Oct. 27, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at Sea Sea Riders, 221 Main St., Dunedin.
Greiner was given a 20 percent chance to live a year by her oncologist, but through prayer and holistic medicine, after two years, she is still here cancer-free and healthier than ever. She will celebrate the launch of her book “Conquering Cancer Holistically.” Tickets are $25 a person or $30 a couple. Tickets include appetizers, champagne, an autographed copy of the book and entrance into a raffle for prizes.
Daughters of Italy fashion show CLEARWATER – The Daughters of Italy Lodge No. 2825 will host a fashion show Thursday, Oct. 27, at Clearwater Community Church, 2897 Belcher Road, Dunedin, in Room 206 of the Education Building.
After a brief meeting, several members will model fashions from La Boutique based out of Island Estates in Clearwater. Jewelry accessories will be from Premier Design.
Italian and non-Italian women are invited to attend. Desserts and coffee will be served at 5:45 p.m. Reservations are required by Oct. 23. Cost is $5 per person.
Proceeds will benefit the lodge’s scholarship program. Prizes and gift certificates will be awarded to winners.
For more information and reservations, contact Vincenza DiLiberti at 727-447-6890 or 727-455-1521. Visit daughtersofitaly.com for more information on the lodge.
GFWC Pinellas Seminole Woman’s Club meeting SEMINOLE – The GFWC Pinellas Seminole Woman’s Club meets the fourth Thursday of every month at Freedom Square in the Roskamp Auditorium at 11 a.m. Meetings include lunch and a guest speaker. All are welcome.
The group offers scholarships to local students and donates to organizations in the area.
Call 727-709-3778 for more information.
GFWC Seminole Junior Woman’s Club meeting SEMINOLE – The GFWC Seminole Junior Woman’s Club meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N.
The group is dedicated to serving the community, particularly through programs helping children. Club activities include providing dinner to families at the Ronald McDonald House in St. Petersburg; and the SJWC’s annual “Share Our Spirit” food drive, which helps feed Seminole children during the winter holiday break.
Those interested in learning more about the SJWC are welcome to attend the meetings or call 727-398-0558 for more information.
Kiwanis Club of Seminole meeting SEMINOLE – The Kiwanis Club of Seminole meets every Thursday, 6:30 p.m., at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N.
All are welcome to attend.
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Monster Bash LARGO – Savory Restaurant will host a Halloween Monster Bash Thursday, Oct. 27, 5 to 8 p.m., at 12881 Walsingham Road, Largo.
The event will include face painting, games and prizes, trunk or treat and a photo booth. Costumes are encouraged. All proceeds from Savory desserts, 50/50 raffle, and ticket sales will benefit Oakhurst Elementary School.
South Pasadena Community Band rehearsal SOUTH PASADENA – The South Pasadena Community Band, a concert band, is seeking additional musicians of all ages and all instruments. Candidates must be capable of reading music and having at least average musical skills. The band rehearses on Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m., in the South Pasadena City Hall, at 747 Sunset Drive.
The band has 28 rehearsals and 7 concerts scheduled. Be a part of the community and put your musicianship skills to use.
Questions can be answered by calling John Hoover at 727-398-9639
Tai Chi and Qigong classes ST. PETE BEACH – Tai Chi and Qigong classes are presented Mondays, 11 a.m.; and Thursdays, 12:30 p.m., at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach.
This class is designed to reduce stress, inflammation and disease associated with stress, as well as improve postural alignment and flexibility. The class combines specific movements, coordinated breathing and a calm focused mind used in traditional Chinese medicine, Tai Chi and Qigong practices that will improve health, vitality and longevity.
No prior experience is necessary. The cost is $5 for adults or free for SilverSneakers. Visit www.spbrec.com or call 727-363-9245 for more information.
Trunk or Treat at Horan Park ST. PETE BEACH – St. Pete Beach Recreation Department hosts “Trunk or Treat” Thursday, Oct. 27, 5:30-7 p.m. The free family event will be held at Horan Park, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, and will include music, food and a bounce house.
There will be a contest for best-dressed car.
For information, call 727-363-9245 or visit www.spbrec.com for a vehicle application form.
The St. Pete Recreation Department and Gulf Beaches Elementary Magnet PTA sponsor the event.
Connections @ Park Station PINELLAS PARK – The Pinellas Park/Gateway Chamber of Commerce hosts Connections @ Park Station, 5851 Park Blvd., Room 101, a free networking event, on the second and fourth Fridays of the month at 8:30 a.m. Contact Carl Lucchi at 458-7863 for more information.