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• Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017
Fashion Show and Mardi Gras Celebration
SEMINOLE – The GFWC Pinellas Seminole Woman’s Club will host its 55th annual Fashion Show and Mardi Gras Celebration Saturday, Feb. 25, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Seminole Community Building, 7464 Ridge Rd.

Seminole Mayor Leslie Waters will serve as the emcee. Fashions will be presented by the Sign of the Dolphin.

Cost is $40 per person.

Call Trina Cuccia at 727-421-0799 for more information.
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Adult Prom – Salute to the Oscars
LARGO – Treat yourself to the VIP treatment for Adult Prom – Salute to the Oscars at Largo Community Center on Saturday, Feb. 25, 7 to 10 p.m.

Pose for the photos and walk the red carpet at an Oscar pre-party followed by a semiformal evening complete with live music, dancing, desserts, individual and group photos and the crowning of a king and queen.

Tickets cost $15 per person or $25 per couple.

For information, call Dawn Smolowitz at 727-587-6470, ext. 5004.
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Attracting pollinators
ST. PETERSBURG – The Friends of Weedon Island will host a program on attracting pollinators on Saturday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m. to noon, at Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center, 1800 Weedon Dr. NE, St. Petersburg.

Nanette O'Hara will offer simple tips for attracting bees, butterflies, moths and beneficial wasps to Florida yards. The talk will highlight a recommended “Pollinator Palette” of specific wildflowers, trees and shrubs for West Central Florida landscapes. Florida has 316 native bee species. Attendees will learn how even tiny urban habitats can help support these critically important engines of food production.

O’Hara has served as the public outreach coordinator for the Tampa Bay Estuary Program since 1998. She is responsible for communicating ways residents can contribute to the restoration of Tampa Bay in their own everyday actions and lifestyles.

Registration is requested. To register, visit www.eventbrite.com /e /top-tips-for-tempting-pollinators-to-your-yard-tickets-28809130886 or call 727-453-6500.
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Blue Jean Ball
BELLEAIR – On Feb. 25, RCS supporters, community officials and new friends will put on their blue jeans for the seventh annual Blue Jean Ball, benefiting RCS. The night of home-cooked food and entertainment will begin at 7 p.m., at a private home in Belleair.

Tickets are $85 per person. To purchase tickets, visit www.rcspinellas.org.

The Blue Jean Ball raises significant funds to provide help and hope for those facing hunger, homeless and domestic violence. Last year’s event raised over $67,000 all benefitting RCS programs. This year’s event is presented by Siracusa Staffing & Leasing. It’s co-chaired by Kacey and Nate Matthews and Tara Kivett and John Daniel.

RCS Inc. has provided help to people in need for 50 years. RCS’s mission is to feed the hungry, help families facing homelessness return to self-sufficiency, and empower survivors of domestic violence. Individuals and families are served with dignity to accomplish this mission at the RCS Food Bank, the RCS Grace House, The Haven of RCS, and the RCS Thrift Store.
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Campus Visit Day
PINELLAS PARK – Campus Visit Day will take place Saturday, Feb. 25, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at National University of Health Sciences, 6630 78th Ave. N., Pinellas Park.

Hands-on activities and real life scenarios are designed to let visitors experience life as a National University student. This event is for those interested in the Doctor of Chiropractic Program at NUHS- Florida.

During Campus Visit Day, visitors will be able to participate in an interactive technique demonstration; get a first-hand account of National University from current students; discover the facilities including the gross anatomy laboratory, library, bookstore, and clinic; and speak with an admissions representative regarding the admissions process, financial aid and student life.

A light breakfast will be provided. To RSVP, visit www.nuhs.edu /visit. For information, call 800-826-6285 or email admissions@nuhs.edu.
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Dundu Dole Urban African Ballet performance
CLEARWATER – The Dundu Dole Urban African Ballet will perform Saturday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m., at Trinity Clearwater, 2001 Rainbow Drive.

Dundu Dole, meaning “life force,” was established in 1991. Since then, the Tampa Bay area group has taken its electrifying performances, which showcase traditional African dress, dance and rhythms, across the nation, performing at such venues as New York’s Apollo Theatre and opening for such notables as Herbie Hancock and Ziggy Marley.

Admission is free with open seating. Donations will be accepted.

For information, call 727-446-6210.
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Extended guided hike
TARPON SPRINGS – A free extended guided hike will be presented Saturday, Feb. 25, 9 to 11 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs.

Volunteer hike guides will lead participants on a 2.8 to 4-mile walk through Brooker Creek Preserve. Hike trails will be determined by trail condition. Sturdy closed-toe shoes are a must; water and a hat are recommended. Hike guides will meet participants in the lobby of the Exhibit Hall 10 minutes before the scheduled start time of 9 a.m.

Advance registration is required. Visit www.brookercreekpreserve.eventbrite.com.

For information, call 727-453-6800 or visit www.brookercreekpreserve.org.
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Genealogy Society Seminar
LARGO – The annual Pinellas Genealogy Society Seminar, co-sponsored by the Largo Public Library, will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the library, 120 Central Park Drive.

The event features presentations by nationally known speaker and author Lisa Louise Cooke on Google tools and procedures for solving family history mysteries, getting the scoop on ancestors with newspapers, nine strategies for finding living relatives and future technology and genealogy

Topics of breakout sessions will be on “How Do I Organize My Genealogy Records?” by Debbe Hagner, “What’s New at FamilySearch.org with Focus on ‘Memories’” by Debra Fleming and  “English & Welsh Family History: Useful Online Research Resources” by Liz Pearson.

The event also will include a continental breakfast, box lunch, raffles, door prizes and book sale.

The registration fee is $40 for PGS members and $45 for nonmembers. After Feb. 18, the cost is $50.

A detailed schedule of events and a registration form can be found at http: / /www.flpgs.org /NMbrs /seminar /2017 /Sem17.aspx. Questions can be addressed to pgsfla@yahoo.com.
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Get Rescued Animal Rescue Festival & Fundraiser
GULFPORT – SIK Promotions Inc. and the Gulfport Merchant’s Association will sponsor the Get Rescued Animal Rescue Festival & Fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., in Gulfport.

Gulfport’s Get Rescued is one of the largest animal rescue events in the state, with all profits to benefit participating nonprofit rescue groups.

Animal rescue organizations – many appearing with adoptable pets – will take over Beach Boulevard to raise money and awareness for their causes. Additionally, animal-related vendors, artists and crafters offer their wares to festival-goers.

Pet-related activities will include an adoptable pet parade, pet care education, pet services, a pet food and supplies drive, animal rescue groups, free samples, training demos, a Bark-B-Que, food, DJ music and more.

 Well-behaved pets and their leashed people are welcome. The daytime event is free for the public to attend, with plenty of free parking in and around the area.

For information, visit www.GulfportsGetRescued.com, VisitGulfportFlorida.com or www.facebook.com /GetRescued.

Call Suzanne King at 727-322-5217 or email SuzFest@gmail.com.

Pet friendly vendors and rescue groups can download an application online at www.SIKPromotions.com.
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