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• Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014
Alzheimer’s support group
CLEARWATER – Alzheimer’s Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter will host a new, monthly support group for caregivers with a loved one with dementia who lives at home or in a facility which focuses on intimacy needs and concerns.  

Beginning May 7, the group will meet first Wednesdays, 2 to 3:30 p.m., in the conference room at Alzheimer’s Association’s Clearwater office, 14010 Roosevelt Blvd., Suite 709.  

This support group will help caregivers come up with new relationship rituals and healthy alternatives for finding the care, hope, and intimacy every human being needs and deserves.  

Heidi Crockett, MSW, will facilitate. Crockett is a geriatric care manager with Aging Care Advocates. She advocates for improved quality of life for seniors specifically on the subject of intimacy and has presented several seminars for professionals and caregivers including, “Sexual Concerns Associated with Dementia,” and “Intimacy as We Age: Loving our Loved Ones Safely.”  

Call Peggy Macaluso at 578-2558 or email macalusop@alzflgulf.org.
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Bike Night for breast cancer awareness
CLEARWATER – To raise breast cancer awareness, bikers have been challenged by Tony Cianci, owner of Full Throttle Magazine, to dye their facial hair pink at the Quaker Steak and Lube Bike Night, set for Wednesday, Oct. 1, 8 p.m., at Quaker Steak and Lube, 10400 49th St. N.

Bikers from all over the state of Florida will be showing up and dyeing their beards and facial hair pink for breast cancer awareness. The bike night usually has between 2,000 and 3,000 in attendance every Wednesday night.

Donations will be given to the Breast Cancer Killers charity group. For information, visit www.floridafullthrottle.com.
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City Power Toastmasters Club meeting
ST. PETERSBURG – The City Power Toastmasters Club, a nonprofit communication and leadership club, meets Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. at the Municipal Services Building, One Fourth St. N., Sixth Floor, Room 600.  

The club teaches self-confidence and skills to help listen, think, speak and gain leadership qualities. Participants gain poise, positive body language and speak more easily.  

Guests are welcome to visit for free with no pressure to join.  

For more details, call 893-7918.
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Dunedin chamber candidates’ forum
DUNEDIN – The Dunedin Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a candidates’ forum on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 6:30 p.m., at the Hale Center, 330 Douglas Ave.

Both Dunedin mayoral candidates, Commissioner Julie Ward Bujalski and Vice Mayor Julie Scales, will attend to answer questions and share their views.

Pinellas County Commission candidates for the District 2 at-large seat, Pat Gerard, Democrat, and Ed Hooper, Republican, as well as County Commission candidates for District 4, Dave Eggers, Republican; Carl Folkman, no party affiliation; Mark Weinkrantz, Democrat; and Marcus Harrison, no party affiliation; will be participating.

The forum will be moderated by former County Commissioner and League of Women Voters President Sallie Parks. Questions have been submitted for the forum from members of the Dunedin Chamber.  

The public is welcome; admission is free.
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Master gardener clinics
PALM HARBOR – The Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave., will present master gardener plant clinics throughout the month of October on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Pinellas County master gardeners provide the free weekly gardening help desk. Residents are invited to bring plant samples and any questions regarding landscaping.

No registration is required. For additional information, call 784-3332, ext. 3006.
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Native Plant Society meeting
CLEARWATER – The Florida Native Plant Society will host its monthly meeting Wednesday, Oct. 1, 7 p.m., at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane.

Brian Neiman of Florida Friendly Landscaping will offer suggestions on how to create a low maintenance native landscape.

The meeting will feature refreshments, a plant sale and information on upcoming talks and events. The group also will sponsor a tour of native landscapes on Oct. 4 as well as a fall plant sale on Oct. 11.

For information, call 322-3954 or visit pinellas.fnpschapters.org.
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Wednesday afternoon book club
TARPON SPRINGS – The Tarpon Springs Library offers a 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 tslibrary@pplc.us.
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• Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
Countryside Library book club meeting
CLEARWATER – The Countryside Library, 2741 State Road 580, is continuing its popular book club that meets the third Thursday of each month at 2:30 p.m. Titles for the monthly sessions are as follows:

• Feb. 20 – The Dressmaker, by Kate Alcott

• March 20 – Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley

• April 17 – The Sandcastle Girls, by Chris Bohjalian

• May 15 – Still Foolin‘ ’Em, by Billy Crystal

• June 19 – The Ghost of Hannah Mendes, by Naomi Ragen

• July 17 – My Beloved World, by Sonia Sotomayor

• Aug. 21 – Breakfast at Sally’s, by Richard Le Mieux

• Sept. 18 – Making Rounds with Oscar, by David Dosam

• Oct. 16 – The Story of Beautiful Girl, by Rachel Simon

• Nov. 20 – Luna, by Julie Anne Peters

• Dec. 18 – My Life with Charlie Brown, by Charles Shultz  

Call 562-4970 or visit www.myclearwater.com /cpl.
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Garden tour
LARGO – Vegetable, herb a tropicals tours will be offered Thursdays, Oct. 2 and 23, 9 to 11 a.m., at Florida Botanical Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Road.

Participants will explore the vegetable garden and compost demonstration areas in the Florida Botanical Gardens and learn about growing their own food. Tours are limited to groups of four to 16 people and recommended for adults only.

Tours are free but registration is required. Call 582-2100. Visit tinyurl.com /k78n7vq.
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