AARP Tax-Aide SAFETY HARBOR – AARP Tax-Aide is available at the Safety Harbor Public Library through April 15. Hours of assistance are Mondays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Appointments are not accepted for this first come, first served assistance. AARP recommends bringing your previous year’s tax return and social security card. Tax-Aide is held in the library meeting room and is accessible from the parking lot at the south end of the building.
For more information, please call 727-724-1525, ext. 4112. The library is located at 101 Second St. N., Safety Harbor, FL 34695.
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.
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.
Explore nature at Mobbly OLDSMAR – Children ages 6 to 9 are invited to Nature Play on Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., at Mobbly Bayou Environmental Education Center, 423 Lafayette Blvd.
The cost is $20 per month with recreation card. Children will have the opportunity to play outside, explore the estuary, participate in nature-oriented games and activities, while developing an appreciation and desire to protect these fragile eco-systems.
Largo Area Historical Society meeting LARGO — The next meeting of the Largo Area Historical Society will be 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, at the Historic Largo Feed Store in Largo Central Park.
Each meeting begins with a potluck supper followed by a guest speaker, which will be Ellen Babb, director of Heritage Village.
Meetings typically finish by 8 p.m. For more information, call Don Forehand at 727-709-7382.
Largo Rotary Club membership recruitment LARGO – The Largo Rotary Club will host a membership recruitment event at noon Monday, Feb. 8, at Alfano’s at 1702 Clearwater-Largo Road in Clearwater.
Coinciding with the Rotary District’s event, the Largo Club is seeking citizens interested in giving back to their community.
Locally, the Largo Rotary raises funds to donate to local children’s charities and support community projects such as Habitat for Humanity, the Salvation Army and West Bay Drive cleanups. The biggest fundraising project of the year is the annual Death By Chocolate, the proceeds of which are donated to groups such as the Largo Little League, Suncoast Performing Arts Foundation and the Greater Largo Library.
For more information, contact Sue Osborne, membership chairman, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rotary accepting grant applications.
The club is also accepting applications for funds raised from its Death by Chocolate fundraiser.
Applications will be considered for local registered nonprofits and local government agencies that support children’s programs in the greater Largo area. Applications can be found at www.LargoRotary.com and will be accepted until Feb. 15. It is encouraged that your nonprofit’s most recent financial disclosure report also be included.
Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee meeting CLEARWATER – The Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at Banquet Masters, 13355 49th St.
Some events begin at 6 p.m.; the main committee meeting begins at 7 p.m. Anyone joining will receive updates and notices of scheduled meetings.
All registered Republicans are welcome to attend. The meeting is open to all registered Republicans. For information, call 539-6009.
Revolution Roller Derby open house TARPON SPRINGS – Revolution Roller Derby will be holding a recruitment open house Monday, Feb. 8, 8 to 10 p.m., at AstroSkate at 875 Cypress St. in Tarpon Springs.
The open house will give information about the sport of roller derby and what it takes to become a skater. Both men and women are welcome, and there is no experience necessary. Make new friends and join a challenging and exciting sport.
The league also needs volunteers, spectators and sponsors to make the games possible.
Revolution Roller Derby is a nonprofit roller derby league featuring the women’s team, The Rolling Valkyries, and the co-ed team, Mom & Pop’s Militia. Practices are held Sundays, 9:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.; Mondays, 7 to 10 p.m., and Wednesdays, 8:30 to 10:30 p.m., at AstroSkate.
Senior Solos PINELLAS PARK – Senior Solos, a social group for single people 55 and older, will hold its monthly potluck meeting Monday, Feb. 8, 1 p.m., at the Pinellas Park Senior Center, 7625 59th St.
Bring a dish to share and $2 or bring or dish and $5. Whistling Tom will perform. Call 544-7183 for more information.
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.
Aging Wisely health workshop CLEARWATER – Aging Wisely, a professional care management and patient advocacy company, will host a free Focus on Your Health workshop Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1 to 2:30 p.m., in the company’s Clearwater office, 1180 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Unit 701.
The workshop will cover what records need to be maintained, online tools to make it easier and a heads-up on Medicare changes. Aging Wisely’s goal is to provide informative workshops that allow participants to learn, pick up a few tips and tools, and the opportunity for them to share their tips with others. Workshops are offered on the second Tuesday of each month in 2016.
Class size is limited to 20. Call 727-447-5845 to reserve a seat.
Author talk LARGO – Lynn Waddell, a journalist and author of the book, “Fringe Florida: Travel Among Mud Boggers, Furries, Ufologists, Nudists, and Other Lovers of Unconventional Lifestyles,” will speak as part of the Fabulous Florida Five series on 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in the Jenkins Community Wing of Largo Public Library.
Waddell will share her immersive experiences inside of Florida’s most eclectic and daring worlds.
Free passes are available at the library, but seats are limited. Books will be on sale at each lecture and signing.
Heart health educational seminar ST. PETERSBURG – February is heart health month and Bayfront Health St. Petersburg will host a community educational seminar Tuesday, Feb. 9, at noon in the Sheen Conference Center of the main hospital, 701 Sixth St. S.
Attendees will learn about assessing and reducing risks related to the heart. The seminar will be presented by Bayfront/USF Health cardiologist Dr. Michael Mishkin.
Manatee program ST. PETERSBURG – What can we expect when reporting a call to the Florida Wildlife Conservation when reporting a distressed or injured manatee? Come to Boyd Hill Environmental Education Center, 1101 Country Club Way South Feb. 9, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Andy Garrett, manager of the Marine Mammal Pathobiology Laboratory, will discuss the state’s response and illustrates how the state uses data from research on stranded manatees to enhance conservation.
The event is sponsored by St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation. For more information, call 893-7326 or visit www.stpeteparksrec.org/boyd-hill.
Military Officers Wives Club meeting GULFPORT – The Military Officers Wives Club will meet for lunch on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at
Pasadena Yacht and Country Club, 6300 Pasadena Point Blvd.
The social hour will begin at 11:30 a.m. and will be followed by lunch at 12:15 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Steve Middents on his keyboard.
All former, retired or active duty military spouses, their widows and former, retired or active duty female officers are invited to attend. Reservations are required. Call 727-397-4146 or 727-812-4868.
Pasta and dancing CLEARWATER – The Italian club of Greater Clearwater will host pasta dinners each Tuesday, monthly, from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at 200 S. McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Dancing also will be held on some Saturdays. For information, call 791-8698.
Pinellas Beekeepers Association meeting CLEARWATER – The Pinellas Beekeepers Association Inc. will meet Tuesday, Feb. 9, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at Moccasin Lake Environmental Education Center, 2750 Park Trail Lane.
Cost is a $1 suggested donation to the center for the use of the room.
The Pinellas Beekeepers Association is a group of local beekeepers whose purpose is to learn, teach, promote and share beekeeping knowledge at meetings and through activities in and near Pinellas County.
Attendees will learn how important bees are for pollination of food sources and the many advantages that honey and other hive products have for people’s health.
Safe boating class ST. PETE BEACH – U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 78 has a 12-week continuous cycle of Safe Boating Programs Tuesdays, 7 p.m., in the Warren Webster Building, at 1500 Pass-A-Grille Way.
Attendees can start at their convenience. New participants should arrive for their first class at 6:30 p.m. to register. Included in this program are detailed and illustrated materials that cover a variety of program topics.
The program package is based on the new USCG Auxiliary Boating Skills and Seamanship 14th edition 400-page manual. All materials will be included in the cost of the program, which is $45 per participant for 12 weeks. Cost is $60 for couples sharing the materials.
For information, call Jim at 360-4846, Warren at 321-7801 or Phil at 865-2226.