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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Coloring group meeting
PINELLAS PARK – The Pinellas Park Senior Center, 7625 59th St. N., holds Color Me Calm, coloring get-togethers, every Tuesday, noon to 3 p.m. Colored pencils will be available at the center. Call 727-369-5694.
Friends of Clearwater Beach Recreation Center, Library, Pool meeting
CLEARWATER BEACH – The Friends of Clearwater Beach Recreation Center, Library and Pool will host a meeting at noon on June 27 at 69 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater Beach.
The group is seeking information or pictures on the following topics: the Clearwater Historical Society, Sand Key (Dan's Island), Caladesi Island, Island Estates, Memorial Causeway and the Clearwater Marina.
SEMINOLE – The Kiwanis Breakfast Club of Seminole meets on the second, third and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 7:15 a.m., in the third floor card room at Lake Seminole Square, 8333 Seminole Blvd.
The group features speakers from different organizations.
Visit kiwanisseminolebreakfast.com or call 727-319-8343 for more information.
Select Sam’s Clubs and Walmart stores are serving the community by hosting summer blood drives where donors can give life by donating blood and enjoy a $10 Walmart gift card.
The blood drives will take place Friday, June 23, 2 to 7 p.m.; and Sunday through Tuesday, June 25-27, 1 to 7 p.m., at select Sam’s Club and Walmart stores. For locations and appointments, visit oneblood.org/walmart or call 888-936-6283. Appointments will be honored and walk-ins are welcome.
All donors also will receive a wellness check-up of blood pressure, pulse, temperature and 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.
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.
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.
SEMINOLE – Author Lu Vickers will speak about the impact of Cypress Gardens on Central Florida at the next Seminole Historical Society meeting Wednesday, June 28, 7 p.m., at the Seminole Historical Society Museum, 7464 Ridge Road.
When Dick Pope transformed the swampland on the edge of Lake Eloise in Winter Haven into Cypress Gardens, he created an attraction that would become world famous, and in the process, cemented Florida’s reputation as the land of sun and fun. He achieved these feats with the unlikely combination of flowers, water skiers and Southern Belles.
Vickers’ talk on Cypress Gardens will feature a slide show of vintage photographs from the Garden’s archives that will take the audience on a journey through Cypress Garden’s history from the 1930s to 2009, when it was sold to Legoland. Vickers will discuss the creation of the world famous waterski show, the Gardens, and the iconic Southern Belles, and will explain how Pope, Cypress Garden’s flamboyant owner, became known as the “Man who Invented Florida.”
Vickers will sell and sign copies of her book on the topic.
For more information, call President Michele Abramo at 727-399-0587.