Swim classes offered at SPB ST. PETE BEACH – The St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, is accepting registration for swimming classes through the American Red Cross. The classes, for all ages, will teach proper technique and tips for safety in any water environment. Classes are held Monday through Thursday and run in two-week sessions of 30-minute classes. Classes are available morning and evening to fit every schedule. A two-week session is $40 for residents of St. Pete Beach and $45 for non-residents. For more information, visit www.spbrec.com or call 363-9264.
Elks Lodge plans festivities MADEIRA BEACH – The Holiday Isles Elks Lodge, 14111 E. Parsley Drive, plans its inaugural Orange and Blue Tarpon Tournament Saturday, May 18 as part of a three-day open house. The tournament is planned by the Pinellas County Gator Club and is sanctioned by the Old Salts Fishing Foundation. The festivities start Friday, May 17 with a fish fry beginning at 5 p.m. Music will be provided both inside and outside next to the tiki bar. Plans continue Sunday, May 19 with a breakfast at 10:30 a.m., featuring breakfast sandwiches, bloody marys and other cocktails. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or text “K.A.” 873-8356.
Tri If You Dare Kids Triathlon set SEMINOLE – The Seminole Recreation Department will hold its ninth annual Tri If You Dare Kids Triathlon on Sunday, June 30, starting at 7:15 a.m., at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex, 9100 113th St. N. Ages 5 and 6 run 1/4 mile, bike one mile and swim 25 yards. Ages 7 to 10 run 1/2 mile, bike 2 miles and swim 100 yards. Ages 11 to 15 run 1 mile, bike 4 miles and swim 150 yards. Entry fee is $35. For more information, contact Jim Sheets at 687-6948 or visit www.myseminole.com/tri.htm.
Boating safety course set CLEARWATER – The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 11-1 Clearwater is offering an About Boating Safety course on Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, 8 a.m., at the Clearwater Police Department, 645 Pierce St. Cost for materials is $35. Topics include boating emergencies, know your boat, getting underway, navigating, operating your boat safely, and legal requirements. All graduates receive a Florida State Certification Card. To register, call 469-8895 or visit email@example.com.
Moccasin Lake Nature Park hosts activities CLEARWATER – Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, will host the following May events:
• Yoga – Saturdays, May 18, and 25, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. All ages can experience the beauty of nature. Yoga promotes health, wellness, peace of mind, strength, balance and flexibility. Cost is $15 with a play pass, $20 with a recreation card or $25 with no card per month.
• Kali/eskrima – Saturdays, May 18, and 25, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This is an ancient martial art from the Philippines that emphasizes the use of weapons. Cost is $28.50 with a play pass per month, $38 with a recreation card, or $48.50 with no card.
Tae kwon do classes available TARPON SPRINGS – The Tarpon Springs Recreation Department is offering a tae kwon do class three times a week at the Craig Park Recreation Center. The class meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., and Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $80 for all three classes per week, $50 for two classes and $30 for Saturday only. For more information, call 942-5628.
Adult boot camp program offered TARPON SPRINGS – The Tarpon Springs Recreation Department is offering a boot camp program for adults looking for an exercise class with calisthenics, weight training and running. Classes meet Monday through Friday, 6 to 7 a.m., at the Tarpon Springs gymnasium, 400 S. Walton Ave. The cost is $30 per month for city residents and $33.21 a month for nonresidents. For more information, call 942-5628 or visit TSRDonline.com.
Chamber starts golf league OLDSMAR – The Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce has started a weekly golf league for members and guests. Play is every Friday at 3:30 p.m. The cost is $12. Email Jerry Peruzzi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Badminton offered by rec department OLDSMAR – The city of Oldsmar Recreation Department is offering recreation badminton Thursday, May 23, 7 p.m., at the Cypress Forest Recreation Center, 650 Pine Ave. There are no predetermined teams. Just show up and play. Those attending must wear proper footwear and abide by the posted gym rules. Badminton also is offered Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 813-749-1152 or 749-1155.
Belly dancing classes offered OLDSMAR – Beginner belly dancing classes are held Mondays at 7 p.m. at Cypress Forest Recreation Center, 650 Pine Ave. The cost is $40 for four classes with a recreation card. The drop-in fee is $10 with a rec card. Classes are taught by Angelina of Hipnotic Movements. Call 813-749-1152.