Clearwater Chapter MOAA meeting CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Chapter of The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) host its monthly luncheon on May 24 at the Clearwater Country Club 525, Betty Lane. Guest speaker will be Capt. James R. Facinelli, USNR (Ret.).
All military officers, their spouses, survivors and auxiliary members are invited. Jackets are requested. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 727-535-9151.
Family Promise event CLEARWATER – Family Promise of Pinellas County will host an event Wednesday, May 24, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 110 S. Fort Harrison Ave., Clearwater.
Family Promise of Pinellas County is a coalition of interfaith congregations committed to helping children and their parents move from homelessness to independence. Speaker Jennifer Sunshine, executive director of Family Promise of Pinellas County, will explain how this organization has moved 46 children and their parents from homelessness to sustainable housing.
There is no admission charge. A simple meal will be served and donations will be accepted.
Family Promise is an affiliate of the national Family Promise organization founded in 1986 with 181 operating affiliates in 41 states involving 5,500 congregations and over 160,000 volunteers.
For information as well as childcare availability, call the Rev. Dawn Haeger at 727-446-3001.
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.
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Seminole Chamber monthly breakfast SEMINOLE – The Seminole Chamber of Commerce, 7777 131st St. N., will hold its monthly breakfast Wednesday, May 24, 8 a.m. Barry Rubin, president of the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce and human resources expert, will present on “Time Management Strategies for Your Business.” Call the chamber at 727-392-3245 to RSVP.
Seminole Historical Society meeting ST. PETERSBURG – Keith Williams, hospital manager at the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary, will speak at the next Seminole Historical Society meeting, Wednesday, May 24, 7 p.m., at the Seminole Historical Society Museum, 7464 Ridge Rd.
Museum visiting hours are Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Private group tours are also available.
Daughters of Italy monthly meeting CLEARWATER – The Daughters of Italy Lodge, Chapter 2825, will host its monthly meeting at 5:45 p.m. on May 25 at Clearwater Community Church, 2897 Belcher Road, Dunedin, in room 206 of the educational building.
The club will celebrate its 12th anniversary as well as its 2017 scholarship winner.
Italian and non-Italian women and their guests are invited to attend; buffet dinner will be served at 5:45 p.m., followed by a short general meeting and scholarship presentation.
The cost is $12.50 per person; reservations deadline is May 22. For more information, please contact Vincenza DiLiberti at 727-447-6890 or email@example.com.
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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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.
Author event DUNEDIN – Julianne Black will introduce her creation “My Dunedin Coloring Book” at an event on Saturday, May 27, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Sweet Peas Café, 434 Virginia Lane, Dunedin.
“My Dunedin Coloring Book” is a series of sketches, impressions and inspirations centered in and around Dunedin. The coloring book features 32 pages of landscapes and animals. Dunedin fans will recognize local shops and eateries, beach scenes, festivals and more.
Subject matter and variety of detail from page to page make it an easy fit for any age or art ability.
The free Sweet Peas event will feature a book signing, entertainment and fun as well as a story time by the author at 11 a.m. Black will read from a few of her previous titles. All ages are welcome.
Black has written and illustrated over a dozen books, including “Sleep Sweet” the multi-award winning augmented reality, animated children’s book. She is an internationally recognized graphic artist as well as full-time creative. She works in a myriad of artistic mediums. For information, visit www.julianneblack.com.
Bizarre Bazaar LARGO – Creations of the wonderfully strange from around the Tampa Bay area will be coming to Arkane Aleworks, 2480 East Bay Drive, for the Bizarre Bazaar on Saturday, May 27, 2 to 6 p.m.
Head out to the beer garden to check out unusual handcrafted items for purchase. The event also will feature live music, food and beer releases.
Guided hike ST. PETERSBURG – A guided hike will be offered Saturday, May 27, 9 to 11 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg.
Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the ecosystems and the early residents of Weedon Island Preserve while hiking the coastal uplands and the boardwalks through mangrove forests. The program is best for ages 6 and older.
Seasons of Florida Photography Hike TARPON SPRINGS – The Seasons of Florida Photography Hike will be Saturday, May 27, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs.
Participants will join photographers and naturalists Karl and Kathleen Nichter to explore and photograph the natural beauty of Brooker Creek Preserve. Photography tips and techniques will be discussed. In the event of rain, there will be a classroom session. The hike is free.
Suncoast Herpetological Society meeting CLEARWATER – The Suncoast Herpetological Society will meet Saturday, May 27, 6 to 8 p.m., at Moccasin Lake Environmental Education Center, 2750 Park Trail Lane.
The Suncoast Herpetological Society is a nonprofit, educational, and recreational club for people interested in reptiles and amphibians with an emphasis on responsible husbandry and captive breeding. The Suncoast Herpetological Society provides educational talks to Pinellas County residents as well as the surrounding counties and communities. Each month a speaker discusses a herpetological topic at the meeting, and he or she goes into the community giving talks at libraries, schools and environmental education centers.
Wildflower Garden Club meeting TARPON SPRINGS – The Friends of Brooker Creek Preserve will meet Saturday, May 27, 9 to 11 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs.
Attendees will help make the Wildflower Garden at Brooker Creek Preserve the best it can be. Pam Brown, Master Gardener, is the leader and teaches the best practices of garden maintenance.