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• Thursday, April 27, 2017
Flock to the Trop
ST. PETERSBURG – Tickets are now available for the “Flock to the Trop” fundraiser gala and auction to benefit the Heart Gallery of Pinellas and Pasco counties. The event will be held April 27 at Tropicana Field.

Ticket prices begin at $100.

The evening will feature families who have adopted children depicted in the Heart Gallery, as well as dinner, drinks, an auction and entertainment.

The mission of the Heart Gallery is to increase the number of successful adoptions of local children in foster care. In addition to featuring children, the organization also recruits and supports families interested in adoption.

To purchase tickets for the gala, or for more information, visit www.heartgallerykids.org.
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GFWC Pinellas Seminole Woman’s Club meeting
SEMINOLE – The GFWC Pinellas Seminole Woman’s Club meets the fourth Thursday of every month at Freedom Square in the Roskamp Auditorium at 11 a.m. Meetings include lunch and a guest speaker. All are welcome.

The group offers scholarships to local students and donates to organizations in the area. Call 727-709-3778 for more information.
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GFWC Seminole Junior Woman’s Club meeting
SEMINOLE – The GFWC Seminole Junior Woman’s Club meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N.

The group is dedicated to serving the community, particularly through programs helping children. Club activities include providing dinner to families at the Ronald McDonald House in St. Petersburg; and the SJWC’s annual “Share Our Spirit” food drive, which helps feed Seminole children during the winter holiday break.

Those interested in learning more about the SJWC are welcome to attend the meetings or call 727-398-0558 for more information.
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Kiwanis Club of Seminole meeting
SEMINOLE – The Kiwanis Club of Seminole meets every Thursday, 6:30 p.m., at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N. All are welcome to attend. For more information, email kiwanisclubofseminole@gmail.com.
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Learn@Lunch
ST. PETE BEACH – The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce will host its next Learn@Lunch event on Thursday, April 27, 11:30 a.m., at the Hotel Zamora, 3701 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach.

The program will be Your Financial Check-Up 101. Speaker and presenter Vilmarie Montequin of Fifth Third Bank will give attendees a quick overview of the various financial options/decisions they may face throughout their life. Saving, budgeting, identity protection, using credit wisely, homeownership, investing options, and saving for college will all be covered.

The event begins with check-in and networking at 11:30 a.m., followed by the program and lunch at noon. Lunch is provided by the Hotel Zamora’s restaurant, Castille. Cost is $20 per member or $25 per nonmember.

This event is sponsored by VanDyk Mortgage.

For more information and to reserve a seat, visit TampaBayBeaches.com /Events or email Julianne@tampabaybeaches.com.
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Tai Chi and Qigong classes
ST. PETE BEACH – Tai Chi and Qigong classes are presented Mondays, 11 a.m.; and Thursdays, 12:30 p.m., at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach.

This class is designed to reduce stress, inflammation and disease associated with stress, as well as improve postural alignment and flexibility. The class combines specific movements, coordinated breathing and a calm focused mind used in traditional Chinese medicine, Tai Chi and Qigong practices that will improve health, vitality and longevity.

No prior experience is necessary. The cost is $5 for adults or free for SilverSneakers. Visit www.spbrec.com or call 727-363-9245 for more information.
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• Friday, April 28, 2017
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, April 29, 2017
Art Hop
LARGO – The Greater Largo Library Foundation, in support of the Largo Public Library, will be hosting its 10th annual Art Hop on April 29, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the library.

The library will shake things up this year by combining the liquid artistry of local craft brewers with the talents of Tampa Bay fine artists, artisans and crafters. In addition to featured artists Florida Craft Art, Steven Kenny and Zen Glass Studio, there will be music, hors d’oeuvres, a coffee and dessert bar, jewelry-making, batik painting, a scavenger hunt with prizes and a silent auction.

General admission is $25. A craft brew garden wristband costs $10. Tickets go on sale March 1. All of the proceeds will go to the new library bookmobile, which is expected to be ordered later this year.

The Art Hops committee is looking for artists and craftsmen to participate in the event. The cost is $50 per table.

For more information, call Pat Bell at 727-585-3240.
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Footgolf tournament
LARGO – The Tampa Bay Rowdies will sponsor a footgolf tournament to benefit the Pinellas/Hillsborough chapters of Special Olympics Florida on Saturday, April 29, at Largo Municipal Golf Course, 12500 Vonn Road, Largo.

Registration will run from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Play will begin at 10 a.m. and continue to 2 p.m. with awards to follow. The Golf Course Cafe will be open for participants to purchase lunch. Water will be furnished throughout the tournament for participants.

Cost is $20 a person and $20 per virtual player for those wishing to contribute but not actually play. Each entry fee includes 18 holes of footgolf and a chance to win various prizes. Each entry sponsors a Special Olympics athlete to participate in the tournament.

Footgolf is a unique combination of golf and soccer, the strategy of the game closely resembles golf. The object of the game is to kick a soccer ball into the holes in as few kicks as possible.

An adult must accompany players age 13 and younger. No cleats will be allowed on the course. Players may bring a size 5-soccer ball or one will be provided. A silent auction will be conducted throughout the tournament and each registered player will receive a special swag bag.

For registration, more information and sponsorship opportunities, email Nita Smith at nitasmith@sofl.org or call 813-956-6135.
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PTA Fun Fest at Plumb Elementary
CLEARWATER – The Plumb Elementary PTA Fun Fest will take place Saturday, April 29, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 1920 Lakeview Road, Clearwater. Admission is free. Tickets are required for all activities. The event will feature carnival games, crafts, entertainment, pony rides and much more. For information, call 321-537-4812.
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Statewide opera competition
ST. PETERSBURG – The St. Petersburg Opera Guild will host its annual statewide opera competition for college and young professionals (age 18-30) on Saturday, April 29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Opera Central, 2145 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg.

To apply, email ursulaeggers7882@yahoo.com or call 727-366-2476. For details, visit www.stpeteoperaguild.com.
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STEM Expo
Pinellas County Schools will host the 4th Annual STEM Expo at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg on April 29, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event showcases science, technology, engineering and math academies. STEM engineering design projects completed by more than 3,600 students representing 92 schools will be presented. The PCS STEM Expo highlights how academies engage students, teachers and community members in STEM education and careers.
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• Sunday, April 30, 2017
Book signing
ST. PETE BEACH – USA Today best-selling author Wendy Wax will be at the St. Pete Beach Public Library, 365 73rd Ave., Sunday, April 30, 4 p.m., for a book signing.

Wax will be promoting her latest book “One Good Thing,” the fifth book in her Ten Beach Road series, which is published by Penguin Random House. She will also conduct a book signing the same day at Paradise Grille, 900 Gulf Way, Pass-A-Grille, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Wax was born in St. Petersburg and graduated from University of Georgia. After college she worked in radio, television, and film. In addition to “One Good Thing,” her books include “Ocean Beach,” “Ten Beach Road,” “Single in Suburbia,” “Hostile Makeover,” “Leave it to Cleavage,” and “7 days and 7 Nights.”
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Corey Avenue Sunday Market
ST. PETE BEACH – The Corey Avenue Sunday Market, located on Corey Avenue between Boca Ciega Avenue and Gulf Boulevard on St. Pete Beach, is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 2-May 28.

The market supports vendors who sell a variety of locally produced and homemade items including produce, plants, take home foods, ready to eat lunch bites, hand crafts, eco-friendly and fair trade products. For information, visit www.TampaBayMarkets.com.

 
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Leif Nissen Social Justice Lecture Series
ST. PETERSBURG – As part of the Leif Nissen Social Justice Lecture Series, author/journalist Sasha Abramsky will present a lecture on social justice Sunday, April 30, 5 p.m., at Temple Beth-El, 400 Pasadena Ave. S., St. Petersburg.

Karen Lieberman and Bruce Nissen sponsor the series in memory of their son Leif. Leif was dedicated to social justice issues and his family is choosing to honor him through these lectures.

Abramsky, born in England, studied at Balliol College, Oxford, and at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. Currently living in Sacramento, he teaches in the U.C. Davis writing program, while also a fellow at the NYC-based Demos think-tank.

Abramsky created “Voices of Poverty: A Narrative of America’s Poor,” which provided the material for his book on 21st century poverty, “The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives.” His most recent book, “The House of Twenty Thousand Books,” is about his Eastern European bibliophile grandfather, Chimen Abramsky, who was the son and grandson of illustrious rabbis.

His upcoming book, “Jumping at Shadows,” will be published by Nation Books in September. The lecture will be followed by a light supper. The event is free.

For information, call 727-347-6136.
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• Monday, May 1, 2017
Madeira Social Club meeting
MADEIRA BEACH – The Madeira Beach Social Club meets the first Monday of the month at 1 p.m. at Madeira Beach City Hall. Hear about new activities, including monthly luncheons, bridge, canasta, trips to local attractions and fall and spring picnics.

Club members do not have to live in Madeira Beach to join. Membership dues are $15 per year. Call Dianne for more information at 727-397-3434.
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Noncertified, infant/child CPR training session
LARGO – Largo Public Library will host a noncertified, infant/child CPR training session on Monday, May 1, 7 p.m. The class will teach CPR methods that could save a child who is in a life-threatening situation.

The free class will be held in the Children’s Program Room unless otherwise noted.

For more information, call 727-587-6715.
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Tai Chi and Qigong classes
ST. PETE BEACH – Tai Chi and Qigong classes are presented Mondays, 11 a.m.; and Thursdays, 12:30 p.m., at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach.

This class is designed to reduce stress, inflammation and disease associated with stress, as well as improve postural alignment and flexibility. The class combines specific movements, coordinated breathing and a calm focused mind used in traditional Chinese medicine, Tai Chi and Qigong practices that will improve health, vitality and longevity.

No prior experience is necessary. The cost is $5 for adults or free for SilverSneakers. Visit www.spbrec.com or call 727-363-9245 for more information.
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• Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Coloring group meeting
PINELLAS PARK – The Pinellas Park Senior Center, 7625 59th St. N., holds Color Me Calm, coloring get-togethers, every Tuesday, noon to 3 p.m. Colored pencils will be available at the center. Call 727-369-5694.
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Seminole-SPC Toastmasters meeting
SEMINOLE – Seminole-SPC Toastmasters meets Tuesdays, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m., at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N. 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. Contact Dennis Hamel at 727-374-2612 or visit www.seminolespc.toastmastersclubs.org.
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