PINELLAS PARK – The Pinellas Park/Gateway Chamber of Commerce sponsors Connections @ Park Station, a free business-networking group, on second and fourth Fridays, 8:45 a.m., at the chamber’s office at Park Station, 5851 Park Blvd. The meetings are free and open to representatives of current or prospective businesses. Call 544-4777 or email email@example.com.
BELLEAIR – Friday Fresh Market in Belleair runs Nov. 2 through the end of March. This year the market will be open every Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will offer the freshest vegetables, fruit, flowers, herbs, fresh bread, sauces, prepared foods, unique gifts and other goodies. The Outdoor Café offers more choices than last year on opening day. The Belleair Garden Club will be giving out plants to the first 100 people. The market is located at 999 Indian Rocks Road. For more info, call 518-3728 or go to www.belleairrec.com.
CLEARWATER – The Senior Citizens Services of Clearwater offers pinochle every Tuesday and Friday, 11:30 a.m., at 1204 Rogers St. Both new and seasoned players are welcome. There is no charge and refreshments are served. Call 442-8104.
Ask a Nurse Wellness Clinics for Pinellas Park residents
LEALMAN – Ask a Nurse Wellness Clinics, held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4364, are available free to Pinellas Park residents.
The clinics now are offered on second and fourth Saturdays, 3 to 5 p.m., at the post, 5773 62nd St. N., St. Petersburg. The clinics coincide with the VFW Burn Your Own Steak dinner, 4 to 7 p.m., which also is open to the public. The cost for the dinner is $10.
A Palm Staffing, based in Palm Harbor, provides the clinic. Consult with a nurse for blood pressure checks, medication questions, diabetes information and dietary concerns. Wound care is offered, along with mini health evaluations that can be shared with your doctor. Lab work can be done on-site with doctor’s orders.
PINELLAS PARK – The Elmer O. Smith Masonic Lodge opens to the public for breakfast buffets on second Saturdays, 8:30 to 11 a.m., at 5021 75th Ave. N. in Pinellas Park. Meet your friends and neighbors. A $5 donation is suggested. Call 415-4118.
LARGO – The open air market continues every Saturday through May 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Largo Community Center.
Browse through a variety of fresh local produce and food vendors, crafters, and jewelry artists. There will be entertainment and plenty of family fun. The market is located at 400 Alt. Keene Road.
For more information, call 518-3131 or go to our website at LargoCommunityCenter.com.