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• Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016
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.
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English classes
MADEIRA BEACH – English for students of other languages is being offered by Pinellas County School Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Madeira Beach Fundamental School, 591 Tom Stuart Causeway. Cost is $30 a semester.

Attendees will have an opportunity to learn and to practice English with a teacher, with computers and with other learners.

For information, call 727-547-7872 or email piolim@pcsb.org.
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Seminole-SPC Toastmasters meeting
SEMINOLE – Seminole-SPC Toastmasters meets Tuesdays, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m., at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N. Guests ages 18 and older are welcome. This event is free and open to the public.

This personal development program is ideal for supervisors and leaders – or those aspiring – to learn vital leadership and communication skills. Contact Dennis Hamel at 727-374-2612 or visit www.seminolespc.toastmastersclubs.org.
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Smoking cessation class
LARGO – A free smoking cessation class will be offered Tuesday, Aug. 30, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Bardmoor YMCA, 8495 Bryan Dairy Road, Largo.

Sponsored by Gulfcoast North Area Health Education Center and Tobacco Free Florida, the program provides a free tobacco cessation class to help participants quit any form of tobacco through an in-person group class and free nicotine replacement therapy, such as patches, gum or lozenges while supplies last and if medically appropriate. The program is funded by the Florida Department of Health.

Members and nonmembers are welcome. Space is limited. To register, call Nicole Kelly at 813-929-1000, ext. 204.
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Water arthritis classes
PINELLAS PARK – Water arthritis classes are offered at Skyview Pool, 9040 54th Way N., Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:40 to 9:40 a.m. Cost is $2.50 per person.

Doing arthritis exercises in the water provides added resistance for a great workout. Classes will focus on gentle stretching, balance and movements. Swimming not required. Exercises done in shallow waters. Call 369-5694 for more information.
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• Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016
Electronics class
TARPON SPRINGS – The Tarpon Springs Recreation Division is offering a new electronics class to assist participants in learning how to operate their electronic devices properly on Wednesdays, 6 p.m., at the Tarpon Springs Community Center, 400 S. Walton Ave.  

The class costs $7 per class or $24 per month. This class will demonstrate basic tasks through both one-on-one training and group demonstrations. Bring your own electronic devices.

The class began Wednesday, April 13. For more information on these and other events, call 727-942-5628 or email TarponRec@ctsfl.us or visit www.TSRDonline.com.
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English classes
MADEIRA BEACH – English for students of other languages is being offered by Pinellas County School Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Madeira Beach Fundamental School, 591 Tom Stuart Causeway. Cost is $30 a semester.

Attendees will have an opportunity to learn and to practice English with a teacher, with computers and with other learners.

For information, call 727-547-7872 or email piolim@pcsb.org.
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Food labeling forum
SEMINOLE - The complex and confusing issue of food labeling will be the focus of a public forum presented by St. Petersburg College’s Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 6 to 8 p.m., at SPC’s Seminole campus, 9200 113th St. N.

Titled “What’s on Your Plate? Food Labeling, from Seed to Fork,” the forum is co-sponsored by Nature’s Food Patch, the Tampa Bay Times and WEDU Television.

Regular readers of the Tampa Bay Times know that the answers to the questions listed above may not necessarily be “yes,” despite what the menu or package labels say. In a provocative series titled “Fork to Fable,” Times’ food critic Laura Reiley exposed shocking disparities between what restaurants and farmers’ markets label their food items and the reality of where they came from and how they were produced. Reiley will lead a wide-ranging discussion of food labeling practices at the forum.

She will be joined by Katherine Miller, founding executive director of the Chef Action Network and senior director of food policy advocacy at the James Beard Foundation; Robert Baugh, chief operating officer of the Chiles Restaurant Group in Anna Maria; and Ben King, owner/manager of King Family Farm in Bradenton. The moderator will be Amanda Gilleland, academic chair of the Department of Natural Science at St. Petersburg College.

With health-conscious consumers paying more attention to food additives, calories, nutritional value and sourcing, reading food labels has become an important part of the dining and grocery-shopping experience. But this attention to the content and quality of food comes at a time when the labels are increasingly being called into question. Reiley exposed widespread mislabeling by Tampa Bay-area restaurants and outdoor markets.

Consumer advocates also have written extensively about the veracity of labels on processed foods, asserting that labeling standards are so flexible and enforcement so lax that misrepresentation is a common practice of food processors.

Admission to the forum is free, but advance registration is required. To register, visit solutions.spcollege.edu.
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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.

For more information, call John Rouisse at 727-488-8010 or email johnrouisse@yahoo.com.
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