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.
Faces of AIDS ST. PETERSBURG – World AIDS Day: Faces of AIDS, a panel discussion, will be presented Tuesday, Dec. 1, 6:30 p.m., in Wireman Chapel, at Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave. S.
In honor of World AIDS Day, a panel discussion will focus on the growing epidemic of HIV/AIDS. About 1.2 million people have been infected with HIV in the United States and Florida has the highest rate of infection. The infection rate in Pinellas County has increased by more than 30 percent in the past year. Since the beginning, HIV/AIDS has been a disease stigmatized due to gender, race, class and sexual taboos.
This event features a panel of people directly affected by the epidemic, squares from the AIDS Quilt and a candlelight vigil for those who have been lost.
First-time homebuyers workshop LARGO – The Community Service Foundation will host a free, two-part first-time homebuyers workshop on Tuesdays, Dec. 1 and 8, 6 to 9 p.m., at Pinellas County Housing Authority, 11479 Ulmerton Road.
The workshop is designed to help first-time homebuyers go through the process of purchasing a home and qualifying for down payment and closing costs assistance. Participants must attend both sessions to earn a certificate.
For information or to register, visit www.csfhome.org or call 461-0618, ext. 3.
Free facial and makeup mixer ST. PETERSBURG – Beth Mahon, owner of The Red Oar Boutique at 7228 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg, will host a free facial and makeup mixer on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 7 to 9 p.m.
Mahon will introduce American made Beauty Society products. Complimentary wine and cheese will be provided and a portion of the night’s proceeds will benefit the Northside Boys and Girls Club of the Suncoast.
Largo Woman’s Club meeting LARGO – The Largo Woman’s Club meets first Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m., at the Royal Palms, 300 Lake Ave.
The monthly meetings, held September through May, are $8 and include lunch.
The club’s mission is to promote charitable and civic progress of the city of Largo. Its members invite new residents and any fun and caring people to attend the meetings and business lunches, which include entertainment.
The club was founded to build sidewalks along Bay Drive. Its next project was building the Largo Public Library. The library and the Woman’s Club will be 100 years old in 2015.
For more information about the club, call Ellen at 584-8314 or Pat at 584-0297.
Military Order of the World Wars meeting CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars meets for lunch on the first Tuesday of each month at the Belleair Country Club, 1 Country Club Lane.
Social hour starts at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch and a short program.
Military officers who are retired or are on active duty or former officers and their spouses or widows are invited to attend. The MOWW also welcomes new members.
To make reservations or to inquire about becoming a member, call George Smith at 786-5578.
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.
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.
Take a Hand support group meeting LARGO – Take a Hand, a support group for parents and caregivers of teenagers suffering from substance abuse and behavioral issues will meet Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., in portable 1A of Anona United Methodist Church, 13233 Indian Rocks Road.
The group, started with the support of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, will invite guest speakers to offer advice and support to those caring for addicted teenagers, including information about the judicial system, residential treatment and more. The meetings are designed to be a safe place for parents, relatives and friends.
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.
Western movies LARGO – Round up your posse and watch a free movie series featuring some of the all-time great Western movies on first Wednesdays, 1 p.m., at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road.
Doors open at 12:30 p.m. “Cowboy cuisine” will be featured in the concession stand.
Check the Largo Community Center’s “Largo Lantern” or call 518-3131 for a listing of movies and special food items.
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.
Book of Mormon study CLEARWATER – A course of study in the Book of Mormon will run Sept. 16 through Dec. 9, at 3303 Belcher Road.
The study will meet Wednesdays, 7 to 8 p.m. The Clearwater Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints will host the course. Attendees will learn about the Book of Mormon and discover what the book teaches about Jesus Christ.
City Power Toastmasters Club meeting ST. PETERSBURG – The City Power Toastmasters Club, a nonprofit communication and leadership club, meets Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. at the Municipal Services Building, One Fourth St. N., Sixth Floor, Room 600.
The club teaches self-confidence and skills to help listen, think, speak and gain leadership qualities. Participants gain poise, positive body language and speak more easily.
Guests are welcome to visit for free with no pressure to join.
Conservation celebration TARPON SPRINGS – The Florida Native Plant Society will sponsor the annual holiday conservation celebration Wednesday, Dec. 2, 7 p.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road.
Craig Huegel will speak about the importance of native plants. Huegel will explain that it’s not just gardening or landscaping – it’s preservation, conservation and restoration and natural balance.
The mission of the Florida Native Plant Society is the preservation, conservation and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida. Monthly meetings and programs are first Wednesdays, 7 p.m., at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, in Clearwater. Meetings are open to the public and are free.
Largo Toastmasters meeting LARG0 – Largo Star Toastmasters Club 5933 invites new members to its weekly meeting on Wednesdays, 12:05 to 1:05 p.m., at the Young Rainey Star Center, 7887 Bryan Dairy Road No. 120 in Largo.
The club is open to all residents and workers in the Largo, Pinellas Park and Seminole areas.
A Toastmasters club provides a supportive and positive environment where members have the opportunity to develop their oral communication and leadership skills. Come watch as members present speeches, develop leadership skills by serving in various club positions and participate in Table Topics sessions in a relaxed yet structured one-hour setting.