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• Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016
Clearwater Chapter MOAA Luncheon
CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Chapter of The Military Officers Association of America will meet at the Clearwater Country Club, 525 Betty Lane, for its monthly luncheon Oct. 26 at 11:30 a.m.

The featured speaker will be U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis. All military officers, their spouses, survivors and auxiliary members are invited. Jackets are requested.

Reservations are required. Please call Jane Belson at 727-535- 9151.
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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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Flu Boo III
PINELLAS PARK – The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County will host Flu Boo III clinic that will provide flu shots at no cost on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. (while supplies last), at the health department, 6350 76th Ave. N., Pinellas Park.

DOH-Pinellas staff and volunteers will provide flu vaccines at no charge to the client. Participants can remain in their cars while they get their immunization at the drive-through or come inside the building’s clinic area. This is the third annual Flu Boo event that DOH-Pinellas has offered at the Pinellas Park location. Vaccines will be provided to children older than 3 and adults only.

The registration form for the Flu Boo III clinic is available ahead of time online at pinellas.floridahealth.gov /_files /events /_documents /flu-boo-registration-form.pdf.

Yearly flu vaccines are recommended for anyone older than six months of age, but they’re especially important for seniors, pregnant women and people with underlying health conditions. This season’s vaccines have been updated to better match circulating viruses.

In addition to maintaining good health habits and washing your hands with soap and water, a yearly flu vaccine is the best protection against influenza. Vaccination can reduce flu illnesses in those who do get sick, which can mean less time lost at work or in school.

It takes about two weeks after vaccination for protection to set in, so late October is a good time to get immunized before holiday gatherings in November and December.

DOH-Pinellas also provides the flu vaccine for a fee at its centers, as do many other locations in the county.

For information, visit www.PinellasHealth.com or call 727-824-6900.
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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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Rotary Club of Seminole meeting
SEMINOLE – The Rotary Club of Seminole meets weekly on Wednesdays at noon at the Seminole Lake Country Club, 6100 Augusta Blvd. Email pstockfisch@hotmail.com for more information.
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Seminole Historical Society meeting
SEMINOLE – The Seminole Historical Society will meet Wednesday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m., at the Seminole Historical Society Museum located at City Park, 7464 Ridge Rd.

The guest speaker will be paleontologist and pre-historian David Letasi, who works for the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa. He’ll discuss paleolithic Florida and the Boca Ciega Millenium Park fossil digs, as well as other digs in Pinellas County.

Letasi was the first person contacted when a young girl discovered a mammoth tooth in Millenium Park.

The museum’s regular hours are Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Group tours are also available.

For more information, call president Michele Abramo at 727-399-0587.
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SPC dinner forum
SEMINOLE – Alexander Heffner, host of the PBS Sunday talk show “The Open Mind,” will speak at The Future of Civil Discourse: Millennials and Politics in 2016, a St. Petersburg College dinner forum set for Wednesday, Oct. 26, 6 to 8:15 p.m., at SPC’s Seminole campus, 9200 113 St. N.

The program is co-sponsored by the Tampa Bay Times and WEDU Television.

Admission to this event, which includes a buffet dinner, is $20 for students and educators and $25 for the general public. Advance registration is required. Visit www.solutions.spcollege.edu.

With a passion for civil discourse gained at the feet of his legendary grandfather, Heffner is a millennial crusader for robust political debate and free speech. Heffner, who has covered American politics, civic life and the millennial vote since the 2008 presidential campaign, will explore the character of politics, the space of old/new media, and the ongoing 2016 presidential campaign. He will be joined by Adam Smith, political editor of the Tampa Bay Times, and Dr. Laurie King, professor of ethics at St. Petersburg College.

Millennials – those born between 1982 and 2004 – comprise the largest generation of Americans at 75.4 million, topping the 74.9 million Baby Boomers whose birth span is 1946-1964 and who are now senior citizens. These young people will comprise more than one in three of adult Americans by 2020 and make up as much as 75 percent of the U.S. workforce by 2025. More relevantly for politics, they will be 40 percent of the electorate by the next election.

In addition to the millennial factor, the panel will look at a political landscape battered by one of the most negative presidential primary campaign in decades. What will be the effect of Donald Trump’s candidacy on the political process – and the parties – going forward?
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SPC Vet Tech program
ST. PETERSBURG – St. Petersburg College’s School of Veterinary Technology will host its fifth annual open house Wednesday, Oct. 26, 4 to 7 p.m., at the Vet Tech Center, 12376 Ulmerton Road, Largo.

Members of the public are invited to tour the state-of-the-art facility, learn about programs options and career opportunities, meet the program’s dean, faculty, staff and advisors, interact through veterinary technician activities and visit vendor tables to learn about a variety of topics and services available to pet owners.

To RSVP, visit spcollege.edu /survey /21837 or call 727-302-6720.
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