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• Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017
Edward Jones coffee club
BELLEAIR – Bob Coston, a local Edward Jones financial advisor, will host a coffee club on third Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m., at Wildflower Café, 1465 South Fort Harrison Ave., Belleair.

The coffee club is an informal gathering whereby Edward Jones financial advisors provide an update on the stock market and the economy in a relaxed environment.

Seating may be limited. To reserve a seat, call Pat Love at 727-461-7769.
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Ukulele workshop
LARGO – A monthly ukulele workshop will be held at the Largo Public Library on the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. Hosted by the Tampa Bay Ukulele Society, the workshop provides an introduction to the ukulele.

A limited number of instruments will be supplied by the society, so participants are urged to bring their own if you have one. For more information, call 727-587-6715, email libraryinfo@largo.com, or visit www.LargoPublicLibrary.org.
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• Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017
Community advocacy meeting
SOUTH PASADENA – The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce Community Advocacy meeting will take place Thursday, Aug. 17, 9 a.m., at South Pasadena City Hall, 7047 Sunset Drive S., South Pasadena.

The meeting will feature a panel discussion on the future of Pinellas County’s environment. Topics to be covered include sewer and water infrastructure, renewable energy and environmentally friendly building standards. Panelists will include State Representative Kathleen Peters, County Utilities Director Randi Kim, Duke Energy Renewables Manager Thomas Lawery and County Development Review Director Blake Lyon.

To RSVP, call Doug at 727-360-6957 or email doug@tampabaybeaches.com.

For information, visit www.tampabaybeaches.com /events.
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Dog Days of Summer Social
INDIAN SHORES – Women Working Together for Animals at SPCA Tampa Bay will host the Dog Days of Summer Social on Thursday, Aug. 17, 6 to 7 p.m., at Civitan Beach Club, 18602 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores.

This will be an end-of-summer social event at a quaint beachfront cottage. Cost is $10 per reservation.

For information and to RSVP, call Luan Dean at 727-586-3591, ext. 122, or email LDean@SPCATampaBay.org.
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Intro to kayaking
CLEARWATER – An introduction to kayaking will be offered Thursday, Aug. 17, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Moccasin Lake Environmental Education Center, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater.

The free program allows participants to learn the basics of kayaking in the classroom as well as on the water. The two-day program beings Thursday evening with a program covering different parts of the kayak, the equipment, and techniques. Participants then have an opportunity to turn their knowledge into skills the following Saturday afternoon on a lake. Equipment is provided.

The second part of the program will take place Saturday, Aug. 19, 11 a.m. to noon, at Cliff Stephens Park, 600 Fairwood Ave., Clearwater.

For information, visit www.ospreybay.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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Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber meeting
ST. PETE BEACH – The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce plans a meeting Thursday, Aug. 17, 9 a.m., at South Pasadena City Hall for a panel discussion on the future of Pinellas County’s environment.

Those attending will have a chance to learn how the county is planning for the future by addressing sewer and water infrastructure, renewable energy and environmentally friendly building standards. This is your chance to have your questions answered.

Panelists include State Rep. Kathleen Peters, County Utilities Director Randi Kim, Duke Energy Renewables Manager Thomas Lawery and County Development Review Director, Blake Lyon.

RSVP to Doug at 727-360-6957 or doug@tampabaybeaches.com.
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Whiskers & Wine
ST. PETERSBURG – Whiskers & Wine will take place Thursday, Aug. 17, 6 to 8 p.m., at Pet Pal Animal Shelter, 405 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg. The shelter’s adoptable cats will roam freely in the lobby as guests enjoy cheese, crackers, chocolates and light hors d’oeuvres. Attendees may bring wine and catnip.

For information, call 727-328-7738.
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• Friday, Aug. 18, 2017
Culver’s blood drive
Select Culver’s restaurants will sponsor a blood drive Friday, Aug. 18, noon to 6 p.m. For details and to make an appointment, visit oneblood.org /culvers or call 888-936-6283. Appointments will be honored and walk-ins are welcome.

Donors will receive a free pint of Culver’s frozen custard and a OneBlood Tervis tumbler.

All donors also will receive a wellness checkup of blood pressure, pulse, temperature, 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.
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• Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017
2017 Pinellas 4-H Fall Carnival
LARGO – UF/IFAS Pinellas County 4-H will host its fall carnival Saturday, Aug. 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St., Largo. The event will take place in the back of Heritage Village by the windmill and water tower. Parking will be available at Heritage Village and the Florida Botanical Gardens.

The open house is a free event and will give interested young people, ages 5 to 18, the opportunity to see what 4-H clubs are offering participants this upcoming year. Adults interested in volunteering with the organization are also encouraged to attend.

4-H is looking for young people interested in developing leadership skills, volunteering in the community and searching for fun ways to learn. The open house will feature animals, carnival games, and include educational activities, fashion shows and project demonstrations for children to get an up-close and personal experience with 4-H activities. Information sessions about 4-H clubs will be held at the top of every hour. A silent auction will be held with proceeds benefitting Pinellas County 4-H.

To learn about Pinellas County 4-H or the open house, visit pinellas.ifas.uf.edu /4-H or www.facebook.com /Pinellas4H.
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Footprints on the Land hike
TARPON SPRINGS – The Footprints on the Land Hike will be offered Saturday, Aug. 19, 9 to 10:30 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs.

Certified hike guides will lead a free hike along the Education Center Trail. Attendees will learn of the many “footprints” that be found during this 0.75-mile walk. Sturdy closed-toe shoes are a must. Water and hat are recommended. An adult must accompany children under the age of 16. Those younger than age 6 may find the hike challenging.

Registration is required.

Call 727-453-6800 or visit www.brookercreekpreserve.eventbrite.com.
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• Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017
Clearwater Community Gardens Summer Brunch
CLEARWATER – The third annual Clearwater Community Gardens Summer Brunch will take place Sunday, Aug. 20, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Fort Harrison, 210 S. Fort Harrison Ave., Clearwater.

At the brunch, the club will celebrate the success of the community garden. The garden is flourishing with 36 families enjoying friendship, food and fun in a safe environment.

Each year, members gather in the Crystal Ballroom on the top floor of the Fort Harrison Hotel in downtown Clearwater with a brunch to recognize sponsors, friends and other supporters. Dress is casual.

The community garden is funded by donations and contributions, and the Summer Brunch provides more than 50 percent of the annual budget.

This year’s theme is “What’s the Buzz about?”

Mankind depends on bees and other pollinators. In addition to providing funds for the annual budget, this year attendees will help build a pollinator garden habitat at the community garden. The special guest speaker is Christy Linke, director of Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, District 8. Linke will be discussing pollinators and their importance in our lives.

For tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com /e /ccg-3rd-annual-summer-brunch-whats-the-buzz-about-tickets-34697364752.

For information, visit www.clearwatergardenclub.org.
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• Monday, Aug. 21, 2017
Hebrew reading course
ST. PETERSBURG – Rabbi Korf of Chabad Jewish Center of Greater St. Petersburg will conduct the five sessions of Read it in Hebrew beginning Monday, Aug. 21, 7:30 p.m., at the Chabad Jewish Center, 4010 Park St. N., St. Petersburg.

Cost is $50 before Aug. 13. Cost is $65 after Aug. 13. For information or to register, call 727-344-4900 or visit www.ChabadSP.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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• Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017
100 Women Who Care meeting
CLEARWATER – 100 Women Who Care will meet Tuesday, Aug. 22, 7 to 8 p.m., at Cove Cay Golf Club, 2612 Cove Cay Drive, Clearwater.

There is a social time from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Cove Cay restaurant, where drinks and snacks can be purchased. For more information, call Brenda George at 727-515-1868.
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• Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017
Seminole Chamber business breakfast
SEMINOLE – The Seminole Chamber of Commerce, 7777 131st St. N., Suites 7-8, will host its monthly free Chamber Business Breakfast Wednesday, Aug. 23, 8 a.m.

This month’s presenter is Wayne Bass. He will discuss “Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses.”

For more information, call 727-392-3245.
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• Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017
AARP driver safety course
SAFETY HARBOR – AARP will host a driver safety course from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 24 at Safety Harbor Library. 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 AARP class fee is $15 for members/$20 for nonmembers. Fees are payable by check only in class. 

To register, call 727-724-1525, ext. 4107, or visit www.safetyharborlibrary.com.
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Pet Walk Yappy Hour
ST. PETERSBURG – A Pet Walk Yappy Hour event will take place Thursday, Aug. 24, 5 to 7 p.m., at 400 Beach Seafood and Tap House, 400 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg.

Attendees will have an opportunity to sign up for Pet Walk 2017 at the event. There also will be drawings and giveaways to support SPCA Tampa Bay. Pets are welcome.

To RSVP, call Luan Dean at 727-586-3591, ext. 122 or email LDean@SPCATampaBay.org.
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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, Aug. 25, 2017
Healthy, Wealthy & Wise Expo
SEMINOLE – The Seminole Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Healthy, Wealthy & Wise Expo Friday, Aug. 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Seminole Garden Apartments’ Peacock Center, 8324 112th St.

There will be a variety of local vendors, free basic health screenings, free flu shots with most insurance plans, samples and giveaways, free coffee, door prizes and more.

One Blood Services Blood Mobile will be on site from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sponsors of the event are Habitat for Humanity, Brookdale Living at Bay Pines and Regen-age.

Call the chamber at 727-392-3245 for more information.
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