Ash Wednesday worship service LARGO – Ash Wednesday worship will take place Wednesday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m., at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1199 Highland Ave.
For information, call 727-584-8165.
Participants will have an opportunity to start the season of Lent and receive ashes during this special worship service.
The church also will host Lenten Bible study on Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., from Feb. 17 through March 23. Visit www.stpaulumc.org. The Adam Hamilton study will focus on the Gospel of John. The study will be presented in the courtyard beside the sanctuary, or inside the sanctuary in case of bad weather or cold. Refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. Study begins at 6:30 p.m. Childcare will be provided.
Barks for Books INDIAN ROCKS BEACH – Children who need help reading can get help from Agape and reading therapy dog and his friend Belle at Barks for Books Wednesdays, 1 p.m., at the Indian Rocks Beach Library, 1507 Bay Palm Blvd. Call 596-1822.
Clearwater Christian Women’s Club meeting CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Christian Women’s Club will host its monthly luncheon Wednesday, Feb. 10, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Banquet Masters, 13355 49th St. N.
The meeting will feature a singing concert by Tempe Brown called “All That Jazz” followed by her inspirational message “Putting the Puzzle of Life Together.” Men are welcome to attend this meeting. All women are welcome. The club is not affiliated with any church or denomination.
There are no dues or membership. The cost is $18 inclusive. To make reservations, call Mary at 727-461-4521 or Ruth at 727-797-5922 by Feb. 8.
Explore nature at Mobbly OLDSMAR – Children ages 6 to 9 are invited to Nature Play on Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., at Mobbly Bayou Environmental Education Center, 423 Lafayette Blvd.
The cost is $20 per month with recreation card. Children will have the opportunity to play outside, explore the estuary, participate in nature-oriented games and activities, while developing an appreciation and desire to protect these fragile eco-systems.
Parkside Commons Apartments grand opening PINELLAS PARK – A grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place Wednesday, Feb. 10, 11 a.m., at Parkside Commons Apartments, 6740 Park Blvd. Refreshments will be served. Reservations are required.
To RSVP, call 813-867-7353 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rotary Club of Palm Harbor meeting PALM HARBOR – The Rotary Club of Palm Harbor meets Wednesdays at noon at Leo’s Italian Grill, 33286 U.S. 19 N.
For more information, contact Tara Still at 577-8145.
Treasure Island Action Club meeting TREASURE ISLAND – The Treasure Island Action Club meets second Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m., at the Treasure Island Community Center behind Walgreen’s.
Memberships are open to all “seasoned citizens” of the area.
Meetings provide an opportunity to make the acquaintance of other mature citizens and enjoy light refreshments and a varied schedule of entertainment. Members also may sign up for local, state or out-of-state trips or ocean cruises at special rates.
For information, call club president Carol Lee, 360-9181.
In observance of Veterans Day, there will not be a meeting in November.
Valentine Tea Party LARGO – A Valentine Tea Party will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Southwest Recreation Complex.
This event, which is for children 7 and younger, will include themed crafts, snacks and games. For more information, call 727-518-3125. The Cost is $8 per person.
Belleair Bluffs Business Association after hours mingle LARGO – The Belleair Bluffs Business Association monthly after hours mingle will be hosted by the Suncoast Performing Arts Foundation on Thursday, Feb. 11, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive.
The event will include refreshments and door prizes. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet new business contacts.
Any business, regardless of location, is welcome to attend and bring a guest.
The mission of the Bluffs Business Association is to promote and improve the business environment and stimulate a vibrant local economy in the Belleair, Belleair Bluffs and Largo communities.
Community conversation about Human Papilloma Virus ST. PETERSBURG – A “community conversation” about Human Papilloma Virus and the vaccine that prevents many of the cancers it causes in men and women will take place Thursday, Feb. 11, 6 to 9 p.m., in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First St. S.
The event will consist of a showing of the documentary “Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic,” followed by a panel discussion with physicians and other health professionals who will answer questions from attendees.
“Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic” follows five women affected by the various cancers caused by HPV. According to the filmmakers, “(HPV) may be the most widespread, misunderstood and potentially dangerous epidemic that most people hardly know anything about.”
About 80 percent of all people younger than 50 years of age will have a strain of the virus at some point in their lives. Cervical cancer is commonly caused by HPV, which also causes cancers in men. The HPV vaccine should be given to preteens when they enter middle school, but Florida’s rates are among the lowest in the nation.
The community conversation is part of the two-day HPV Summit on Feb. 11-12 for healthcare professionals at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront. The summit has a $140 registration fee.
The events are presented by the Pinellas Immunizations Team for Community Health and community partners that include Moffitt Cancer Center, the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Meningitis Foundation.
Enchanted Physique grand opening fitness fashion show BELLEAIR BLUFFS – Enchanted Physique, a luxury active wear boutique, will host a grand opening fitness fashion show on Thursday, Feb. 11, 7 to 9 p.m., at 790 Indian Rocks Road N.
The show will include drinks and appetizers and will feature the newest styles in active wear.
To RSVP, call 727-223-8425.
Greater Pinellas Democratic Club meeting PINELLAS PARK – Frank Jackalone, the senior organizing manager of the Florida Sierra Club, will be the guest speaker at the Greater Pinellas Democratic Club Thursday, Feb. 11, at Banquet Masters, 13355 49th St. N., will begin with a social time at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m.
Call Betty Morgenstein, 727-360-3971, for information or to make reservations.
Anyone interested in political or social involvement is invited to attend.
People’s Law School CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Bar Association hosts the People’s Law School, an educational series taught by lawyers and judges, Thursday, Feb. 11, 7 to 9 p.m., in Room ES104, at the Clearwater campus of St. Petersburg College, 2465 Drew St., Clearwater.
The program includes a presentation of a View from the Bench, a judges’ panel, which will explore the role of a judge in the legal system. The panel will include local judges from Florida’s Sixth Judicial Circuit, including Judge Philip J. Federico, Criminal Law; Judge Philippe Matthey, Probate; Judge Keith Meyer, Family Law; Judge Myra Scott McNary, Civil Law; and Judge William H. Overton, Traffic Law.
For more than 25 years, the People’s Law School has conducted this free 16-week program where the community learns about the law and how it affects our everyday lives. Each week, on Thursdays through April, the People’s Law School provides an educational series on areas of the law including Criminal Law, Civil Law, Family Law, Constitutional Law, Personal Injury Law, Insurance Law, Immigration Law and more.
Repotting orchids PALM HARBOR – A class on repotting orchids will be presented Thursday, Feb. 11, 2 and 6:15 p.m., at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave.
The class will cover the basics of repotting orchids, including why, when and how. It will show different types of potting medium and how to remove the orchid from the old pot and move it to the new one.
Participants can bring in an orchid if they have questions. Registration for the class is required by Wednesday, Feb. 10. Admission is free, but space is limited.