Ageless Grace classes CLEARWATER – Ageless Grace, a fitness and wellness program for seniors, is offered on Mondays, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., at the Dr. William E. Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave. The program uses 21 tools to pinpoint and address an aging population such as balance, cognitive function, joint mobility, spinal flexibility, systemic stimulation, left and right brain coordination, and confidence. The class is for any fitness level. Relax in a chair and practice spaghetti spine, juicy joints and rockin’ Rockettes. Cost is $3 with a recreation card or $4 without a card. Call 298-3299.
Optimist Club of St. Petersburg meeting ST. PETERSBURG - The Optimist Club of St. Petersburg meets the second and fourth Mondays of most months, 6:30 p.m. at Denny’s, 4999 34th St. N., St. Petersburg. Email email@example.com or visit optimistclubofstpetersburg.org or call Terry at 596-1464.
PINELLAS PARK – Senior Solos will meet on the second Monday of the month, 1:30 p.m., at the Pinellas Park Recreation Center, 7625 59th St. N.
Bring a potluck dish to share and pay $2 or pay $5 without a dish.
All singles 55+ are welcome.
Call Pat at 520-8797 for more information.
Speak Easy Toastmasters Club meeting
PINELLAS PARK – The Speak Easy Toastmasters Club meets Mondays at 6 p.m. at Lin’s K Hibachi Buffet, 7610 49th St. N.
Guests are welcome.
The Toastmasters program helps members become better speakers for their jobs, presentations and meetings.
Call Jim Martin at 536-3392 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Urban Farmers Group instruction session
ST. PETERSBURG – The Urban Farmers Group gives instructions to people who want to grow their food every Monday from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Free admission to The Suncoast Haven of Rest Rescue Mission located at 1763 Ninth Ave. N. Enter off Queen Street.
Call 391-9590 or visit Facebook.com/UrbanFarmersGroup.
OLDSMAR – The city of Oldsmar offers high-energy zumba fitness sessions Mondays, 6 to 7 p.m., at the Cypress Forest Recreation Center.
The price is $5 per class with a recreation card or $7.50 per class without a card.
Clearwater Masonic Lodge No. 127 meeting CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Masonic Lodge No. 127 meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, 7:30 p.m. at 705 S. Hercules Ave. across from Clearwater High. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. Breakfast is served to the public each Saturday, 8 to 10 a.m. at the same location. Call 447-5161 or visit www.clearwaterlodge127.org.
Community Chorus meeting
PALM HARBOR – The Palm Harbor Community Chorus meets Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Crystal Cove Community Church, 6900 County Road, Palm Harbor. No auditions are necessary. For more information, call Anita at 939-2952.
Florida Herb Society meeting
CLEARWATER – The Florida Herb Society will meet Tuesday, Dec. 10, 6:30 p.m., at the Clearwater Garden Club, 405 Seminole St., Clearwater. Refreshments and herbal swaps will begin at 6:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome. The first meeting is free. Cost to join is $25 a year.
Emily Ruff of Orenda Herbals will discuss gardening with the moon and understanding the best time to plant and harvest and why. Ruff also is director of the Florida School of Holistic Living in Orlando.
The goal of the FHS is to educate members and the general public in the growing and preservation of herbs for use in culinary, medicinal and decorative purposes.
Call Emily Wenzel at 365-8574 or email email@example.com.
Kiwanis Breakfast Club meeting
SEMINOLE – The Kiwanis Breakfast Club of Seminole meets Tuesdays at 7:15 a.m. in the third floor card room at Lake Seminole Square, 8333 Seminole Blvd.
On the second, third and fourth Tuesdays of the month, the group features speakers from different organizations.
Visit kiwanisseminolebreakfast.com or call 319-8343 for more information.
Affordable Care Act presentation
SAFETY HARBOR – A presentation about the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act by Dr. Mark Morris, M.D., is set for Wednesday, Dec. 11, 6:30 p.m., at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N.
Find out more about the law, what is in it, and how it will affect you. Join others in learning about the new benefits offered by the law. Morris is a Tampa Bay pediatrician in private practice and former Chief of Staff of All Children’s Hospital.
Call 724-1525, ext. 4112.
Boy Scouts Troop 10 meeting
DUNEDIN – Boy Scouts Troop 10 meets Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., between September through June at 927 Louden Ave.
Call Peggy Ross at 641-5074.
Chess Club meeting
SEMINOLE – The Seminole Chess Club meets Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m., at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N.
Everyone is welcome, though they should know the basics of how to play. Chess sets will be provided and there is no charge to play.
Call Alan Bohrer at 748-2522 for more information.
Largo Toastmasters meeting
LARG0 – Largo Star Toastmasters Club 5933 meets Wednesdays, 12:05 to 1:05 p.m., at the Young Rainey Star Center, 7887 Bryan Dairy Road No. 120 in Largo. For more information, call John Rouisse at 488-8010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Metro Friendly Visitors meeting
ST. PETERSBURG – The Metro Friendly Visitors, a group of LGBT seniors at Metro Community Center in the Kenwood area of St. Petersburg, is making a special outreach to homebound LGBT seniors throughout Pinellas County for communication and socialization.
The Metro Friendly Visitors will meet Wednesday, Dec. 11, 3 p.m., at the Metro Community Center, 3251 Third Ave. N.
Those who participate in the Metro Center senior activities enjoy the good fellowship of regular group discussions and outings. However, members realize that there many in the community who are shut-ins due to ill-health and injury. The M
etro Friendly Visitors program targets shut-ins, those who may be residing alone or in a group care setting.
Metro Friendly Visitors needs help identifying those LGBT homebound seniors in Pinellas County who might welcome some companionship and regular visits from volunteers.
Monthly crafting event
LARGO – Attend a free evening of crafting while taking inspiration from non-fiction books at the Largo Public Library on second Wednesdays, 6 p.m., in the Jenkins Community Wing of the library, 120 Central Park Drive.
Use a variety of materials to create a fun and unique project during this adult program. Families are welcome. The Nov. 13 craft will be a cross-stitch leather cuff.
No registration is required. All materials will be provided. Call 587-6715.
Wednesday afternoon book club
TARPON SPRINGS – The Tarpon Springs Library offers a new Wednesday afternoon book club called “Expand Your Horizons.”
Fiction and non-fiction books from a variety of genres are discussed each month.
For the date of the next meeting, call 943-4922 or email email@example.com.
Ask Your Educator
LARGO - Ask Your Educator: Panel Discussion on Diabetes – Thursday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m., at Bardmoor Medical Arts Building, Conference Center, Room 120, 8839 Bryan Dairy Road, Largo. Two certified diabetes educators will answer questions about diabetes. To preregister for a health seminar, call 953-6877, or visit www.BayCareEvents.org.
Breakfast Optimist Club meeting ST. PETERSBURG - The Breakfast Optimist Club meets each Thursday, 7:30 a.m. at Kissin’ Cuzzins Restaurant, 951 34th St. N., St. Petersburg.
LARGO – Free vegetable, herb and tropical fruit garden tours will be offered Thursday, Dec. 19, 9 to 11 a.m., at Pinellas County Extension, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Advance registration is required. Call 582-2500 or visit www.eventbrite.com/event/6241882639/eorg.
Attendees will learn more about growing their own food as they marvel at the eye-catching array of culinary, medicinal and aromatic herbs, trees and flowers in Extension's Florida Botanical Herb Garden. Guests will wander the brick paths between the Egyptian, Mediterranean, Asian and beverage plantings and learn how the featured plants can be used in the home.
Visitors also will learn more about the tropical fruits that do well in the Florida climate including many varieties of bananas, figs, papayas, mangoes, avocados, sugar cane and citrus as well as little-known fruits that are not usually considered by the home gardener including jackfruit, carambola, Buddha's Hand and pomegranate.
The tour features a diversity of plantings including a wide variety of ground covers, bromeliads, palms and power-line friendly trees can be used in home landscaping. These tours, recommended for adults, are limited to groups of 14 to 16 people.