Beef ‘O’Brady’s Trivia Night SEMINOLE – Beef‘O’Brady’s, 1-799 Park Blvd. N., now offers Trivia Night every Monday, 6 to 8 p.m. The winning team receives a $50 gift certificate. There will be a $5.49 burger with fries special every Monday night. To register a team, call Angel or Mike at 393-2880.
Clearwater Audubon meeting CLEARWATER – The Clearwater chapter of the National Audubon Society will meet Monday, Oct. 5, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at Moccasin Lake Environmental Education Center, 2750 Park Trail Lane.
Cost is a $1 suggested donation per person. Call 793-2976.
The local chapter of the National Audubon Society conducts field trips to Florida’s natural areas, supports local environmental education efforts and sponsors environmental educators to Audubon training centers. Everyone is welcome.
Craft classes at Bay Vista ST. PETERSBURG – Bay Vista Recreation Center, 7000 Fourth St. S., offers craft classes Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m.
They include paper crafts, polymer clay sculpting, felting and more
The cost is $30 for four classes, plus a craft fee.
For more information call 893-7124 or visit www.stpeteparksrec.org.
North Pinellas College and Career Fair CLEARWATER – The North Pinellas College and Career Fair will be Monday, Oct. 5, 6 to 8 p.m., at Countryside High School, 3000 State Road 580.
This free event will feature more than 140 exhibitors from colleges, technical schools, military recruiters, business professionals and major employers from across the state and nation. Students will be able to network and discover educational resources for careers, job leads, financial aid and scholarships.
Pinellas Lowe’s blood drive Lowe’s Lifesaver Blood Drives are scheduled on Sunday and Monday, Oct. 4-5, 1 to 6 p.m. at select locations. Participants can help build the community’s blood supply by giving blood at select Lowe’s Home Improvement stores and enjoy a $10 Lowe’s Gift Card.
To schedule an appointment, visit oneblood.org/target or call 888-936-6283. Appointments will be honored and walk-ups are welcome.
All lifesaving donors also will receive a wellness check-up of blood pressure, pulse, temperature and iron count, including a cholesterol screening!
Generally healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood.
Photo ID is required.
To learn more about the importance of blood donation and how donors can target the power of their blood type visit oneblood.org.
Recycling seminar CLEARWATER – Friends of the Clearwater Beach Recreation Center, Library and Pool will host a recycling seminar, “Solving the Mystery of Sorting Your Jumble of Recyclables,” at 6 p.m. on Oct. 5 at Clearwater Beach Recreation Center, 69 Bay Esplande.
For information, call 462-6138.
Tampa Bay Area CoderDojo Program SAFETY HARBOR – Help your children develop a love for coding at the Safety Harbor Public Library with Tampa Bay Area CoderDojo, the global network of free computer programming clubs for youth. Registration is open for the six-week session beginning Oct. 5 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
At a Dojo, youth between ages 7 and 17 learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and explore technology in an informal and creative environment led by local software professionals.x
To register, call 724-1525, ext. 4118 or stop by in person at the Youth Services department. Parent participation is required for all students in the fifth grade and younger. A laptop is required, Windows preferred.
The Library is located at 101 Second St. N. For more information, call 724-1525, ext. 4105.
Free English lessons PINELLAS PARK – Free English lessons for adult speakers of other languages are offered Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m., in the parish hall at Sacred Heart Church, 7809 46th Way.
Everyone is welcome. For information, call 541-4447.
Military Order of the World Wars meeting CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars meets for lunch on the first Tuesday of each month at the Belleair Country Club, 1 Country Club Lane.
Social hour starts at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch and a short program.
Military officers who are retired or are on active duty or former officers and their spouses or widows are invited to attend. The MOWW also welcomes new members.
To make reservations or to inquire about becoming a member, call George Smith at 786-5578.
Bromeliad Society meeting PINELLAS PARK – The Florida West Coast Bromeliad Society will meet Tuesday, Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m., at Good Samaritan Church, 6085 Park Blvd.
For information, call 439-7782.
Ray Lemieux, from Tropiflora Nursery in Sarasota, will discuss growing bromeliads from seed, and will cover topics such as how to chose the proper soil (medium) mix, how to collect, plant, and germinate different types of bromeliad seeds, and how to identify different bromeliad seeds by their fruit.
Bromeliads will be for sale.
Coffee with a Cop INDIAN ROCKS BEACH – The second “Coffee with a Cop” of 2015 will be held Tuesday, Oct. 6, 7:30-9 a.m., at Crabby Bill’s Restaurant, 401 Gulf Blvd.
The informal gathering allows residents of Indian Rocks Beach to meet members of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and the city of Indian Rocks Beach to air concerns and talk about what is happening in their neighborhoods.
Countryside Recreation Center writing classes CLEARWATER – Author Angela Pisaturo will teach an ongoing writing class, set to begin on Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon.
For cost information, call 669-1914.
First-time homebuyers workshop ST. PETERSBURG - The Community Service Foundation will host a free, two-part first-time homebuyers workshop on Tuesdays, Oct. 6 and 13, 6 to 9 p.m., at Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth St. N., St. Petersburg.
The workshop designed to help first-time homebuyers go through the process of purchasing a home and qualifying for down payment and closing costs assistance. Participants must attend both sessions to earn a certificate.
The foundation also will host a free, two-part financial fitness workshop on Wednesdays, Oct. 21 and 28, at Pinellas County Housing Authority, 11479 Ulmerton Road, Largo.
The workshop is designed for people who want to live better on less and/or to save to buy a home. Participants must attend both sessions to earn a certificate.
For information or to register, call 461-0618, ext. 3, or visit www.csfhome.org.
Guardian ad litem during an information session TARPON SPRINGS – Learn how to become an advocate for abused and neglected children as a guardian ad litem during an information session about the program Tuesdays, Sept. 22 or Oct. 6, 11 a.m., at the Tarpon Springs Library, at 138 East Lemon St.
Guardians ad litem advocate in court and in the child welfare system for abused, abandoned, and neglected children. More than 1,000 such children in Pinellas County do not have a guardian ad litem. The guardian ad litem visits the child every month, becomes familiar with the child’s case and makes recommendations to the court to help ensure the child has a safe, caring, and stable home.
No prior experience is necessary. You will be well trained and supported by an experienced supervisory and legal staff. Once trained, volunteers spend an average of 10 hours a month.
Largo Woman’s Club meeting LARGO – The Largo Woman’s Club meets first Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m., at the Royal Palms, 300 Lake Ave.
The monthly meetings, held September through May, are $8 and include lunch.
The club’s mission is to promote charitable and civic progress of the city of Largo. Its members invite new residents and any fun and caring people to attend the meetings and business lunches, which include entertainment.
The club was founded to build sidewalks along Bay Drive. Its next project was building the Largo Public Library. The library and the Woman’s Club will be 100 years old in 2015.
For more information about the club, call Ellen at 584-8314 or Pat at 584-0297.
National Night Out LARGO – Join the city of Largo in celebrating the 32nd annual National Night Out Tuesday, Oct. 6.
National Night Out, a free celebration of the partnership between the community and police departments, aims to enhance the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement.
For more information, call Officer Julie Williams at 483-2121.