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• Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Free English lessons
PINELLAS PARK – Free English lessons for adult speakers of other languages are offered Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m., in the parish hall at Sacred Heart Church, 7809 46th Way. Everyone is welcome. For information, call 541-4447.
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Alzheimer’s support group
LARGO – Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and Ruth’s Promise Adult day program are sponsoring a Practical Grace in Alzheimer’s support group, meeting fourth Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m., in the Prince of Peace Chapel, 455 Missouri Ave.

The group will next meet Tuesday, April 26.

Practical Grace in Alzheimer’s Care is a support system designed by Dr. Cate McCarty, dementia coach, to close the gap between maintaining meaningful faith membership while navigating Alzheimer’s and related dementias. As a follow-up to the recent Practical Grace seminar at Prince of Peace, Ruth’s Promise has expanded their ministry to offer this support group to Alzheimer’s caregivers.

The adult day program is available for respite during the meeting provided caregivers.

To RSVP, email catemccarty@gmail.com or Terri Zeigler at tmszeigler@gmail.com.
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English classes
MADEIRA BEACH – English for students of other languages is being offered by Pinellas County School Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Madeira Beach Fundamental School, 591 Tom Stuart Causeway. Cost is $30 a semester.

Attendees will have an opportunity to learn and to practice English with a teacher, with computers and with other learners.

For information, call 727-547-7872 or email piolim@pcsb.org.
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Mad Beach Strong Eight Run Club
MADEIRA BEACH – The Mad Beach Strong Eight Run Club meets Tuesday nights at 7:30 at Mad Beach Craft Brewing, 12945 Village Blvd. All runners are welcome.
Rare Plant Network gardening club auction
PINELLAS PARK – The Rare Plant Network gardening club will host an auction on Tuesday, June 28, in Friendship Hall at the Good Samaritan Church, 6082 Park Blvd.

A preview will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the auction set to start at 7 p.m. Up for bid will be rare and unusual plants grown by members and adapted to the local ecosystem. The event also will feature a 50/50 opportunity drawing. This will be a cash-only sale.

The club also will collect donations of nonperishable food items for the food pantry.

Visit www.facebook.com /Therareplantnetwork.
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Seminole-SPC Toastmasters open house
SEMINOLE – Seminole-SPC Toastmasters meets Tuesdays, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m., at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N. The group will hold an open house Tuesday, June 28. 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.

The open house will feature a presentation on “Controlling Your Speaking Fear,” which will be followed by a regular Toastmasters meeting including speech evaluations and Table Topics.

Light refreshments will be served. Contact Dennis Hamel at 727-374-2612 or visit www.seminolespc.toastmastersclubs.org.
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Smoking cessation class
LARGO – A free smoking cessation class will be offered Tuesday, June 28, 6-8 p.m., at the Bardmoor YMCA, 8495 Bryan Dairy Road. The two-hour class aims to help smokers quit any form of tobacco through an in-person group class and free nicotine replacement therapy.

The program is sponsored by Gulfcoast North Area Health Education Center and Tobacco Free Florida. Funding is provided by the Florida Department of Health.

The class is free to both YMCA members and nonmembers. Space is limited; to register, call Nicole Kelly at 813-929-1000, ext. 204.
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Tobacco cessation class
LARGO - The Tobacco Free Florida Area Health Education Center offers cessation class Tuesday, June 28, 1 to 3 p.m., at Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County, 8751 Ulmerton Road, Largo.

This in-person option of Tobacco Free Florida's 3 Free & Easy Ways to Quit, can double a participant's success rate of quitting tobacco. The program covers all forms of tobacco and participants learn important strategies and skills for quitting, in a friendly, respectful and supportive group setting.

The group class, called Tools to Quit, is a two-hour session led by trained tobacco cessation facilitators who use an evidence-based methodology to guide the group members toward a successful quit attempt. The facilitator also explains the health risks associated with tobacco use, the benefits of quitting, symptoms of nicotine withdrawal and the triggers that can sabotage the quitting process.

The Free Tools to Quit class includes follow-up support and teaches coping skills to prevent relapse.

Group participants will also learn about Nicotine Replacement Therapy products that can help during the quitting process, and receive free NRT while supplies last and if medically appropriate.

To register for a free tobacco cessation class, call Katie Murphy at 813-929-1000, ext. 208, or email email kmurphy@gnahec.org.

For information on the Tobacco Free Florida AHEC Cessation Program, visit

www.ahectobacco.com.
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Water arthritis classes
PINELLAS PARK – Water arthritis classes are offered at Skyview Pool, 9040 54th Way N., Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:40 to 9:40 a.m. Cost is $2.50 per person.

Doing arthritis exercises in the water provides added resistance for a great workout. Classes will focus on gentle stretching, balance and movements. Swimming not required. Exercises done in shallow waters. Call 369-5694 for more information.
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• Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Electronics class
TARPON SPRINGS – The Tarpon Springs Recreation Division is offering a new electronics class to assist participants in learning how to operate their electronic devices properly on Wednesdays, 6 p.m., at the Tarpon Springs Community Center, 400 S. Walton Ave.  

The class costs $7 per class or $24 per month. This class will demonstrate basic tasks through both one-on-one training and group demonstrations. Bring your own electronic devices.

The class began Wednesday, April 13. For more information on these and other events, call 727-942-5628 or email TarponRec@ctsfl.us or visit www.TSRDonline.com.
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English classes
MADEIRA BEACH – English for students of other languages is being offered by Pinellas County School Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Madeira Beach Fundamental School, 591 Tom Stuart Causeway. Cost is $30 a semester.

Attendees will have an opportunity to learn and to practice English with a teacher, with computers and with other learners.

For information, call 727-547-7872 or email piolim@pcsb.org.
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Graffiti yoga class
TARPON SPRINGS – The Tarpon Springs Community Center will host a new class called Graffiti Yoga, on Mondays and Wednesdays, starting June 6 at 7:15 p.m., at 400 S. Walton Ave.

Students will enjoy music that ranges from hip-hop to drum beats to soothe the soul. The fee is $15 per class or $97 per month.
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• Thursday, June 30, 2016
Family Yoga class
CLEARWATER – A family yoga class will be held Thursday, June 30, 10 a.m., at Kapok Park, 2950 Glen Oak Ave. N. The class is free, but donations are accepted.

Instructor is Stephanie Johnston. Family Yoga specializes in transformational kids’ yoga and offers fun ways to share this ancient practice with children ages 2-17. Children will learn creative instruction in meditation, breathing practices, relaxation, poses, games, activities and stress management for kids.

For information, call 727-793-2976.
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Water arthritis classes
PINELLAS PARK – Water arthritis classes are offered at Skyview Pool, 9040 54th Way N., Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:40 to 9:40 a.m. Cost is $2.50 per person.

Doing arthritis exercises in the water provides added resistance for a great workout. Classes will focus on gentle stretching, balance and movements. Swimming not required. Exercises done in shallow waters. Call 369-5694 for more information.
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Yoga and music meditation
TARPON SPRINGS – The Tarpon Springs Recreation Division is offering a new class in yoga and music meditation for adults and seniors on Thursdays, 2 to 3 p.m., at the Tarpon Springs Community Center, 400 S. Walton Ave.

The price per class is $10. This class instructs participants how to relax, stretch and build strength and awareness to enhance body and spirit while healing the mind. This form of yoga is great exercise that is sensitive to chair and floor positions for participants of all physical abilities.

For more information on these and other events, call 727-942-5628 or email TarponRec@ctsfl.us or visit www.TSRDonline.com. ;
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• Friday, July 1, 2016
Crafts for veterans
PINELLAS PARK – The Pinellas Park Senior Center, 7625 59th St. N., will offer a weekly craft workshop for veterans on Fridays, 1 to 4 p.m.

Projects, which are donated by the Help Hospitalized Veterans Program, include model cars, wood projects, leatherwork, needlecrafts, poster art, beadwork and more.

The crafts aid in rehabilitation, and are designed to restore coordination and impaired motor skills, improve attention spans and concentration, and relieve symptoms of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and other conditions. 

Bring proof of Military Service for free project. Work at the center or take it home. Call 541-0776.
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Senior investment club
ST. PETERSBURG – A senior investment club conducts discussions every Friday at 10 a.m. at the Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth St. N.

The free club is open to the public and will feature discussions on anything related to investing. Share your best picks or your worst picks. Ask questions, give your opinion. It’s all about education and fun.

Call Sally for more information at 727-893-7101.
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• Saturday, July 2, 2016
Misa en Español
SEMINOLE – St. Justin, Martyr Catholic Church recently added a Misa en Español every Saturday at 6 p.m.  Other Masses are presented Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8:45 and 10:45 a.m. (in English); and Sunday, 7 p.m. (in Portuguese). Daily Mass is at 8:30 a.m., preceded by the Rosary.

The Rev. Gerald Hendry is the Pastor. St. Justin, Martyr is at 10851 Ridge Road in Seminole. For information, call 397-3312 or visit stjustinmartyr.net.
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Nar-Anon meeting
OLDSMAR – A Nar-Anon group meets Saturdays, 10 a.m., at United Methodist Church, 207 Buckingham Ave.

Nar-Anon, a 12-step support group for families and friends of addicts, is a worldwide fellowship that offers help by sharing experience, strength and hope. The group is designed for those affected by someone’s addiction.

For additional information, visit naranonfl.org or call 1-888-947-8885.
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Republican Club translation services
CLEARWATER – The Hispanic Republican Club of Pinellas County offers translation services, citizenship classes and other assistance on Saturdays at its office at 1167 Woodlawn St. The office is open on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All services are free of charge.

Other services include notary public, legal consultation, English as a second language classes and voter registration. For information, go by the office, call Chely Hernandez-Miller at 434-4008 or email hrcpc08@aol.com.
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