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.
Aging Wisely health workshop CLEARWATER – Aging Wisely, a professional care management and patient advocacy company, will host a free Focus on Your Health workshop Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1 to 2:30 p.m., in the company’s Clearwater office, 1180 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Unit 701.
The workshop will cover what records need to be maintained, online tools to make it easier and a heads-up on Medicare changes. Aging Wisely’s goal is to provide informative workshops that allow participants to learn, pick up a few tips and tools, and the opportunity for them to share their tips with others. Workshops are offered on the second Tuesday of each month in 2016.
Class size is limited to 20. Call 727-447-5845 to reserve a seat.
Author talk LARGO – Lynn Waddell, a journalist and author of the book, “Fringe Florida: Travel Among Mud Boggers, Furries, Ufologists, Nudists, and Other Lovers of Unconventional Lifestyles,” will speak as part of the Fabulous Florida Five series on 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in the Jenkins Community Wing of Largo Public Library.
Waddell will share her immersive experiences inside of Florida’s most eclectic and daring worlds.
Free passes are available at the library, but seats are limited. Books will be on sale at each lecture and signing.
Heart health educational seminar ST. PETERSBURG – February is heart health month and Bayfront Health St. Petersburg will host a community educational seminar Tuesday, Feb. 9, at noon in the Sheen Conference Center of the main hospital, 701 Sixth St. S.
Attendees will learn about assessing and reducing risks related to the heart. The seminar will be presented by Bayfront/USF Health cardiologist Dr. Michael Mishkin.
Manatee program ST. PETERSBURG – What can we expect when reporting a call to the Florida Wildlife Conservation when reporting a distressed or injured manatee? Come to Boyd Hill Environmental Education Center, 1101 Country Club Way South Feb. 9, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Andy Garrett, manager of the Marine Mammal Pathobiology Laboratory, will discuss the state’s response and illustrates how the state uses data from research on stranded manatees to enhance conservation.
The event is sponsored by St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation. For more information, call 893-7326 or visit www.stpeteparksrec.org/boyd-hill.
Military Officers Wives Club meeting GULFPORT – The Military Officers Wives Club will meet for lunch on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at
Pasadena Yacht and Country Club, 6300 Pasadena Point Blvd.
The social hour will begin at 11:30 a.m. and will be followed by lunch at 12:15 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Steve Middents on his keyboard.
All former, retired or active duty military spouses, their widows and former, retired or active duty female officers are invited to attend. Reservations are required. Call 727-397-4146 or 727-812-4868.
Pasta and dancing CLEARWATER – The Italian club of Greater Clearwater will host pasta dinners each Tuesday, monthly, from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at 200 S. McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Dancing also will be held on some Saturdays. For information, call 791-8698.
Pinellas Beekeepers Association meeting CLEARWATER – The Pinellas Beekeepers Association Inc. will meet Tuesday, Feb. 9, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at Moccasin Lake Environmental Education Center, 2750 Park Trail Lane.
Cost is a $1 suggested donation to the center for the use of the room.
The Pinellas Beekeepers Association is a group of local beekeepers whose purpose is to learn, teach, promote and share beekeeping knowledge at meetings and through activities in and near Pinellas County.
Attendees will learn how important bees are for pollination of food sources and the many advantages that honey and other hive products have for people’s health.
Safe boating class ST. PETE BEACH – U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 78 has a 12-week continuous cycle of Safe Boating Programs Tuesdays, 7 p.m., in the Warren Webster Building, at 1500 Pass-A-Grille Way.
Attendees can start at their convenience. New participants should arrive for their first class at 6:30 p.m. to register. Included in this program are detailed and illustrated materials that cover a variety of program topics.
The program package is based on the new USCG Auxiliary Boating Skills and Seamanship 14th edition 400-page manual. All materials will be included in the cost of the program, which is $45 per participant for 12 weeks. Cost is $60 for couples sharing the materials.
For information, call Jim at 360-4846, Warren at 321-7801 or Phil at 865-2226.
Seminole-SPC Toastmasters meeting SEMINOLE – Seminole-SPC Toastmasters meets at 6:15 p.m. Tuesdays at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St.
This personal development program helps individuals become confident speakers in a self-paced, fun atmosphere.
Contact Dennis Hamel at 374-2612 or visit seminolespc.toastmastersclubs.org for more information.
Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber evening mixer INDIAN ROCKS BEACH – The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce plans an evening mixer Tuesday, Feb. 9, 5:30 to 7 p.m., at Slyce Pizza Bar, 311 Gulf Boulevard, Indian Rocks Beach.
Cost is $15 for chamber members and $20 for non-members. There will be a $5 fee for walkup registration.
RSVP to Julianne@tampabaybeaches.com.
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.
Wine and cheese party MADEIRA BEACH – Local writer and storyteller Nan Colton will portray Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” Tuesday, Feb. 9, 5 p.m., at the annual wine and cheese party of the Friends of the Gulf Beaches Public Library, 200 Municipal Way.
Colton will portray Stowe in the year 1884, when the author was preparing to leave Florida for Hartford, Connecticut, where she became a neighbor of Samuel Clemens.
“Uncle Tom’s Cabin” is often credited with increasing public anti-slavery sentiment in the years leading up to the Civil War. When President Abraham Lincoln met her in 1862, he allegedly said to her, “So you are the little woman who wrote the book that created this great war.”
For additional information, email email@example.com or call the library at 391-2828.
Women’s Connection guest luncheon EAST LAKE – The Palm Harbor Women’s Connection invites women – and men – to their New Orleans-style Mardi gras and All That Jazz annual guest luncheon Tuesday, Feb. 9, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at East Lake Woodlands Country Club, 1055 East Lake Woodlands Parkway.
The program will feature jazz singer Tempe Brown as special music and inspiring speaker as well as prizes, great food, fun and friendship. Guests will be seated at 11:15 a.m.
Lunch is $20, payable by cash or check at the door with a guaranteed reservation. Make reservations by Wednesday, Feb. 3, at noon, by calling Dally at 712-3104 or Terri at 804-387-1163 or by emailing PHWCgroup@yahoo.com.
If you are unable to make it, cancel reservations before Feb. 5, 4 p.m., give your reservation to a friend or make payment arrangements of $20.
Palm Harbor Women's Connection is an affiliate of Stonecroft Ministries. Visit www.stonecroft.org.
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.