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• Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Alzheimer’s support group
LARGO – Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and Ruth’s Promise Adult day program are sponsoring a Practical Grace in Alzheimer’s support group, meeting fourth Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m., in the Prince of Peace Chapel, 455 Missouri Ave.

The group will next meet Tuesday, April 26.

Practical Grace in Alzheimer’s Care is a support system designed by Dr. Cate McCarty, dementia coach, to close the gap between maintaining meaningful faith membership while navigating Alzheimer’s and related dementias. As a follow-up to the recent Practical Grace seminar at Prince of Peace, Ruth’s Promise has expanded their ministry to offer this support group to Alzheimer’s caregivers.

The adult day program is available for respite during the meeting provided caregivers.

To RSVP, email catemccarty@gmail.com or Terri Zeigler at tmszeigler@gmail.com.
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Coloring group meeting
PINELLAS PARK – The Pinellas Park Senior Center, 7625 59th St. N., holds Color Me Calm, coloring get-togethers, every Tuesday, noon to 3 p.m. Colored pencils will be available at the center. Call 727-369-5694.
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Isle of Palms Civic Association’s monthly potluck dinner/mixer
TREASURE ISLAND – The Isle of Palms Civic Association’s monthly potluck dinner/mixer is set for Tuesday, April 25, 6 p.m., at the Treasure Island Community Center.

The event is open to all permanent or seasonal residents and renters. Visitors are welcome.

For more information, call Carol Lee at 727-360-9181. Visit www.facebook.com /IsleOfPalmsCivicAssociation
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Kiwanis Breakfast Club of Seminole meeting
SEMINOLE – The Kiwanis Breakfast Club of Seminole meets on the second, third and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 7:15 a.m., in the third floor card room at Lake Seminole Square, 8333 Seminole Blvd. The group features speakers from different organizations. Visit kiwanisseminolebreakfast.com or call 727-319-8343 for more information.
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Pinellas Geological Society Club meeting
LARGO – The Pinellas Geological Society Club meets monthly September through May at the Largo Public Library on the fourth Tuesday at 6 p.m. Annual dues are $10 and $15 for a family.

Formed in 1958, the nonprofit organization’s purpose is to promote knowledge and interest in rocks and minerals and in the sciences of geology, mineralogy, paleontology, archaeology and the lapidary arts of silver and goldsmithing, faceting, en cabachoning, channel work, beading and design, wirewrap and all types of jewelry.

For more information, call Lee Sheffield at 709-3236 or Walt Staats at 415-7867.
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Seminole-SPC Toastmasters meeting
SEMINOLE – Seminole-SPC Toastmasters meets Tuesdays, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m., at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N. Guests ages 18 and older are welcome. This event is free and open to the public.

This personal development program is ideal for supervisors and leaders – or those aspiring – to learn vital leadership and communication skills. Contact Dennis Hamel at 727-374-2612 or visit www.seminolespc.toastmastersclubs.org.
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• Wednesday, April 26, 2017
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.

For more information, call John Rouisse at 727-488-8010 or email johnrouisse@yahoo.com.
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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 pstockfisch@hotmail.com for more information.
Seminole Historical Society meeting
SEMINOLE – Robert Burnes, a senior environmental scientist with Pinellas County Environmental Management, will speak at the next Seminole Historical Society meeting Wednesday, April 26, 7 p.m., at the Seminole Historical Society Museum, 7464 Ridge Road.

Burnes will give a presentation called “Lake Seminole – How It Came About and Current Restoration Efforts.”

Admission is free to members of the historical society; a $5 donation is suggested for nonmembers.

For more information, call president Michele Abramo at 727-399-0587.
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• Thursday, April 27, 2017
Flock to the Trop
ST. PETERSBURG – Tickets are now available for the “Flock to the Trop” fundraiser gala and auction to benefit the Heart Gallery of Pinellas and Pasco counties. The event will be held April 27 at Tropicana Field.

Ticket prices begin at $100.

The evening will feature families who have adopted children depicted in the Heart Gallery, as well as dinner, drinks, an auction and entertainment.

The mission of the Heart Gallery is to increase the number of successful adoptions of local children in foster care. In addition to featuring children, the organization also recruits and supports families interested in adoption.

To purchase tickets for the gala, or for more information, visit www.heartgallerykids.org.
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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.
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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.
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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. For more information, email kiwanisclubofseminole@gmail.com.
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ST. PETE BEACH – The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce will host its next Learn@Lunch event on Thursday, April 27, 11:30 a.m., at the Hotel Zamora, 3701 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach.

The program will be Your Financial Check-Up 101. Speaker and presenter Vilmarie Montequin of Fifth Third Bank will give attendees a quick overview of the various financial options/decisions they may face throughout their life. Saving, budgeting, identity protection, using credit wisely, homeownership, investing options, and saving for college will all be covered.

The event begins with check-in and networking at 11:30 a.m., followed by the program and lunch at noon. Lunch is provided by the Hotel Zamora’s restaurant, Castille. Cost is $20 per member or $25 per nonmember.

This event is sponsored by VanDyk Mortgage.

For more information and to reserve a seat, visit TampaBayBeaches.com /Events or email Julianne@tampabaybeaches.com.
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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.
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• Friday, April 28, 2017
Senior investment club
ST. PETERSBURG – A senior investment club conducts discussions every Friday at 10 a.m. at the Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth St. N.

The free club is open to the public and will feature discussions on anything related to investing. Share your best picks or your worst picks. Ask questions, give your opinion. It’s all about education and fun.

Call Sally for more information at 727-893-7101.
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• Saturday, April 29, 2017
Art Hop
LARGO – The Greater Largo Library Foundation, in support of the Largo Public Library, will be hosting its 10th annual Art Hop on April 29, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the library.

The library will shake things up this year by combining the liquid artistry of local craft brewers with the talents of Tampa Bay fine artists, artisans and crafters. In addition to featured artists Florida Craft Art, Steven Kenny and Zen Glass Studio, there will be music, hors d’oeuvres, a coffee and dessert bar, jewelry-making, batik painting, a scavenger hunt with prizes and a silent auction.

General admission is $25. A craft brew garden wristband costs $10. Tickets go on sale March 1. All of the proceeds will go to the new library bookmobile, which is expected to be ordered later this year.

The Art Hops committee is looking for artists and craftsmen to participate in the event. The cost is $50 per table.

For more information, call Pat Bell at 727-585-3240.
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Footgolf tournament
LARGO – The Tampa Bay Rowdies will sponsor a footgolf tournament to benefit the Pinellas/Hillsborough chapters of Special Olympics Florida on Saturday, April 29, at Largo Municipal Golf Course, 12500 Vonn Road, Largo.

Registration will run from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Play will begin at 10 a.m. and continue to 2 p.m. with awards to follow. The Golf Course Cafe will be open for participants to purchase lunch. Water will be furnished throughout the tournament for participants.

Cost is $20 a person and $20 per virtual player for those wishing to contribute but not actually play. Each entry fee includes 18 holes of footgolf and a chance to win various prizes. Each entry sponsors a Special Olympics athlete to participate in the tournament.

Footgolf is a unique combination of golf and soccer, the strategy of the game closely resembles golf. The object of the game is to kick a soccer ball into the holes in as few kicks as possible.

An adult must accompany players age 13 and younger. No cleats will be allowed on the course. Players may bring a size 5-soccer ball or one will be provided. A silent auction will be conducted throughout the tournament and each registered player will receive a special swag bag.

For registration, more information and sponsorship opportunities, email Nita Smith at nitasmith@sofl.org or call 813-956-6135.
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PTA Fun Fest at Plumb Elementary
CLEARWATER – The Plumb Elementary PTA Fun Fest will take place Saturday, April 29, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 1920 Lakeview Road, Clearwater. Admission is free. Tickets are required for all activities. The event will feature carnival games, crafts, entertainment, pony rides and much more. For information, call 321-537-4812.
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Statewide opera competition
ST. PETERSBURG – The St. Petersburg Opera Guild will host its annual statewide opera competition for college and young professionals (age 18-30) on Saturday, April 29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Opera Central, 2145 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg.

To apply, email ursulaeggers7882@yahoo.com or call 727-366-2476. For details, visit www.stpeteoperaguild.com.
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