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• Friday, Aug. 26, 2016
AARP driver safety workshop
SAFETY HARBOR – AARP will host a driver safety workshop at 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at Safety Harbor Library.

AARP offers the nation’s first and largest refresher course for drivers ages 50 and older.  At this workshop, attendees will gain the skills and tools needed to drive safely on today’s roads and learn rules and hazards of the road.

The class fee is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Fees are payable by check only in class. 

To register, call 727-724-1525, ext. 4107, or www.safetyharborlibrary.com.
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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.
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Crafts for veterans
PINELLAS PARK – The Pinellas Park Senior Center, 7625 59th St. N., will offer a weekly craft workshop for veterans on Fridays, 1 to 4 p.m.

Projects, which are donated by the Help Hospitalized Veterans Program, include model cars, wood projects, leatherwork, needlecrafts, poster art, beadwork and more.

The crafts aid in rehabilitation, and are designed to restore coordination and impaired motor skills, improve attention spans and concentration, and relieve symptoms of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and other conditions. 

Bring proof of Military Service for free project. Work at the center or take it home. Call 541-0776.
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GriefShare meeting
ST. PETERSBURG – The next evening group for GriefShare will begin Friday, Aug. 26, 10 a.m. to noon, at Cornerstone Community Church, 6745 38th Ave. N., St. Petersburg.

The group will continue to meet on Fridays, 10 a.m., through Nov. 18. GriefShare is for anyone who has lost a loved one. The group helps participants through their grief.

Cost is $15, which includes the workbook. Scholarships are available. For information, call 727-343-7747.
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Jim & Heather Gills YMCA adoption event
ST. PETERSBURG – The Jim & Heather Gills YMCA adoption event will take place Friday, Aug. 26, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Jim & Heather Gills YMCA, 3200 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg.

SPCA Tampa Bay will visit the Jim & Heather Gills YMCA in St. Petersburg for a special adoption event. Attendees will have a chance to meet the adoptable pets now available at SPCA Tampa Bay.

For information, call 727-586-3591, ext. 112 or email MWoods@spcatampabay.org.
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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, Aug. 27, 2016
Introduction to Mushroom Identification
TARPON SPRINGS - Introduction to Mushroom Identification, Saturday, Aug. 27, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Mycologist and Plant Pathologist Dustin H. Purcell, MS., will explain what characteristics to look for when finding mushrooms and some common species and groups of mushrooms that can be found in the area.

The program will include fungal biology as well as specific examples. Call 727-453-6800 or visit www.brookercreekpreserve.org.
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Monte Carlo Night
TREASURE ISLAND – The Treasure Island and Madeira Beach Chamber of Commerce plans its annual Monte Carlo Night event Saturday, Aug. 27 at the Treasure Island Community Center. For sponsorship details, call 727-360-4121 or email news@islandneighborschamber.org.
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Bring Your Own Lawn Chairs Talk
CLEARWATER – As part of the Bring Your Own Lawn Chairs Talks, a free program detailing the snakes of Pinellas County will be presented Saturday, Aug. 27, 10 a.m., at Kapok Park, 2950 Glen Oak Ave. N., Clearwater.

Attendees are asked to bring a lawn chair, snacks, drinks and mosquito repellant. The park do not have restrooms or water fountains. Those interested must preregister one week before the program date.

To register, call 727-793-2976. There is a minimum requirement of three participants for the program to take place.
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Daddy Daughter Date Night
TARPON SPRINGS - Visit the Tarpon Spring Community Center, 400 S. Walton Ave. for this Daddy Daughter Date Night, Saturday Aug. 27, 5 to 8 p.m.

No matter the age, there’s nothing like a father-daughter bond. Here’s the perfect opportunity for dads to take their princesses out for a special night of their own. If dad is unavailable, a significant male adult is welcome. Tickets are on sale at the community center and preregistration is required.

Payment is required at the time of registration. The event costs $30 for each dad and daughter pair. There is a $10 charge for each additional daughter. Call the Tarpon Springs Recreation Department at 727-942-5628 or visit TSRDonline.com for more information.
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Fraternal Order of Eagles cookout
CLEARWATER – The Fraternal Order of Eagles will host a cookout for first responders from noon to 5 p.m. on Aug. 27 at 1485 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd. For more information, call Susan Davis at 727-535-6039.
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Introduction to Beekeeping
LARGO – An Introduction to Beekeeping will be presented Saturday, Aug. 27, 10 a.m. to noon, at Pinellas County Extension, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo.

In the third part of this program, participants will discover what it takes to keep bee hives healthy throughout the beekeeping seasons. The program will review how to maintain healthy honeybee colonies, discuss how to recognize pests and diseases and organic beekeeping practices.

The program is free but advance registration is required.

To register, visit www.eventbrite.com and search keyword “beekeeping.”
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Misa en Español
SEMINOLE – St. Justin, Martyr Catholic Church recently added a Misa en Español every Saturday at 6 p.m.  Other Masses are presented Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8:45 and 10:45 a.m. (in English); and Sunday, 7 p.m. (in Portuguese). Daily Mass is at 8:30 a.m., preceded by the Rosary.

The Rev. Gerald Hendry is the Pastor. St. Justin, Martyr is at 10851 Ridge Road in Seminole. For information, call 397-3312 or visit stjustinmartyr.net.
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Nar-Anon meeting
OLDSMAR – A Nar-Anon group meets Saturdays, 10 a.m., at United Methodist Church, 207 Buckingham Ave.

Nar-Anon, a 12-step support group for families and friends of addicts, is a worldwide fellowship that offers help by sharing experience, strength and hope. The group is designed for those affected by someone’s addiction.

For additional information, visit naranonfl.org or call 1-888-947-8885.
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Republican Club translation services
CLEARWATER – The Hispanic Republican Club of Pinellas County offers translation services, citizenship classes and other assistance on Saturdays at its office at 1167 Woodlawn St. The office is open on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All services are free of charge.

Other services include notary public, legal consultation, English as a second language classes and voter registration. For information, go by the office, call Chely Hernandez-Miller at 434-4008 or email hrcpc08@aol.com.
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Safety Harbor Home Show
SAFETY HARBOR – The Safety Harbor Home Show will take place Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27-28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Safety Harbor Community Center, 650 Ninth Ave. S., Safety Harbor.

Admission and parking are free.

Free seminars will be held throughout the show on everything from landscaping and sustainable living to clever kitchen and cooking concepts and building tips, the seminars will be presented by local experts in the relevant industries.

Visitors will be able to see, try and buy the latest in both home and state-of-the-art new products – many of which are being launched at the show by local businesses.

For information, visit www.LocalHomeShow.com or call 727-430-9111.
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Seminole Fire Rescue CERT class
SEMINOLE – Seminole Fire Rescue will offer Community Emergency Response Team CERT-317, an introductory course to those wanting to serve as a CERT member or those interested in preparedness training.

The class will take place Wednesday, Aug. 24, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. (disaster preparedness); Thursday, Aug. 25, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. (disaster medical operations and disaster pyschology); and Saturday, Aug. 27, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (fire safety and utility controls; terrorism and CERT; light search and rescue; and CERT organization.)

Classes will be held at Seminole Fire Station 29, 11195 70th Ave. N. Each graduate will receive a student manual and CERTbasic kit. Lunch and snacks are provided. Classes are open to individuals 16 and older. For more information, email bdykens@myseminole.com or call 727-393-8711 ext. 210.
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Spanish-language services
CLEARWATER – The outreach office of the Pinellas County Hispanic Republican Club, 1161 Woodlawn St., is open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to provide services to people for whom Spanish is their primary language.

All services are free.

Assistance is available for Translations, Notary public, Legal consultation, English as a second language classes, Citizenship classes and Voter registration.

Visit or call for an appointment, 286-7396.
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Wildflower Garden Club meeting
TARPON SPRINGS – The Friends of Brooker Creek Preserve will be getting their gardening hands dirty in the preserve’s wildflower garden on Saturday, Aug. 27, 8 to 10 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs.

Wildflower Garden Club participants should bring garden gloves and a hat. Morning snacks are usually provided. The activity is free and advance registration is not required.

For information, email fobcp@tampabay.rr.com. Call 727-453-6800 or visit www.friendsofbrookercreekpreserve.org.
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Wildlife hike
TARPON SPRINGS – A wildlife hike will be offered Saturday, Aug. 27, 9 to 10:30 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs.

Attendees will join an experienced naturalist for a free hike along boardwalks and natural trails at Brooker Creek Preserve. Binoculars and cameras are recommended.

Advance registration is required.

To register, visit www.brookercreekpreserve.eventbrite.com.

For information, call 727-453-6800.
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