FootGolf Tournament LARGO – Piper Fire Protection will be hosting its third annual FootGolf Tournament on Friday, March 24, at Largo Municipal Golf Course, 12500 Vonn Road. The event will benefit the Children’s Burn Foundation of Florida through the Florida Fire Equipment Dealers Association.
“Our annual FootGolf Tournament produces thousands of dollars in donations every year,” said Chris Johnson, president of Piper Fire Protection. “The event is helping raise money to benefit the Children’s Burn Foundation, which provides support for child burn survivors, who have suffered burn-related injuries. Piper is proud to be part of the fight to give these children their lives back and their dreams of a better tomorrow.”
Registration begins at 5 p.m. with a shotgun start at 6 p.m.
Cost, including play and awards dinner, is $30 for a single golfer, $20 for children and $25 each for groups of four or more. The event also will feature live entertainment, signature beverages with a Piper Fire souvenir cup, awards for top teams, prizes for longest drive and closest to the pin and a 50/50 raffle.
A FootGolf costume contest also will be held, so participants are urged to dress in their finest argyle socks and cap (no cleats allowed). Please bring a soccer ball if possible.
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.
Bluffs Wine Walk BELLEAIR BLUFFS – The Bluffs Business Association will host the Bluffs Wine Walk on Saturday, March 25, 4 to 8 p.m.
Guests will pay $20 in advance or $25 day of event for the opportunity to sample wine and appetizers and shop at over 40 businesses in the Belleair Bluffs community.
Guests will check in at one of three sponsor locations: Belleair Market at 510 Indian Rocks Road, Creative Design Team at 321 Indian Rocks Road or Radiance Medspa at 2894 West Bay Drive.
They will receive a souvenir wine glass, 25 wine tasting tickets, a wristband and a map showcasing all of the wine walk stops. The Jolley Trolley will shuttle guests to participating merchants on Indian Rocks Road between West Bay Drive and Mehlenbacher Road and on West Bay Drive from Indian Rocks Road to Sunset Boulevard.
Free parking is available at several locations throughout Belleair Bluffs. Wine Walk tickets are only available for purchase in advance online at BluffsBusinessAssociation.com. Tickets may be purchased the day of the event with a credit card (no cash) at the check-in locations.
The mission of the Bluffs Business Association is to help businesses connect with the community and each other through involvement in local events, business to business networking opportunities and cooperative advertising programs.
Florida West Coast Orchid Society re-potting event LARGO – Florida West Coast Orchid Society will host a re-potting event Saturday, March 25, 9 a.m. to noon, in the tropical pavilion in the East Gardens of the Florida Botanical Gardens, 12211 Walsingham Road, Largo.
FWCOS members will re-pot orchids and provide attendees with information on orchid culture. A reasonable fee is charged to cover the cost of the supplies for the repotting the orchids. All proceeds go to FWCOS.
Gluten-free for Life Expo ST. PETERSBURG – The Gluten-free in Florida Support Group will present the sixth annual Gluten-free for Life Expo on Saturday, March 25, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the St. Petersburg Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N., St. Petersburg.
This yearly event is designed to promote awareness of celiac disease and gluten intolerance.
Fundraising will benefit Camp Weekaneatit, a weeklong kids’ summer camp for gluten intolerant and celiac kids. Additionally, gluten-free nonperishable food donations will be accepted to restock the gluten-free emergency food pantry at Metropolitan Ministries in Tampa.
Speakers this year will include Dr. Patrick Staropoli (Beyond Celiac), Laura Huffman (Vivian’s Live Again) and Dr. Christopher Hood (Hood Chiropractic) along with three other local professionals who will be offering classroom teachings. Attendees will be able to sample or purchase gluten-free products and services from over 60 local and national vendors.
Seminole Stampede SEMINOLE – The Seminole Chamber of Commerce presents its annual Seminole Stampede 5K Run and 1-mile Silly Sock Fun Run Saturday, March 25, 8 a.m., at Walsingham Park, 12620 102nd Ave.
A portion of proceeds will benefit the Fisher House at Bay Pines VA Hospital.
Sponsors for the event include DeLoach+Hofstra, PA, Chick-fil-A, Seminole Title Company, Allen Sports Center, Waste Management, and Relief at Hand, LLC.
Spring Car & Truck Show LARGO – Largo High School’s ExCEL Booster Spring Car & Truck Show will be held at Largo High School, 410 Missouri Ave., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 25.
All of the proceeds go to the ExCEL Boosters, which provides support to all ExCEL Magnet Program activities.
Trophies for Top 50 and a Best of Show also will be awarded. WKID 96.7 FM will be live on location playing music and the event also will feature a swap meet, door prizes, a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and food and drinks available for purchase.
Registration is $10 per vehicle. For more information, call Jen at 727-688-7226, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
STEM training for teen girls LARGO – The third in a series of events for teen girls interested in the STEM program and leadership skills training will be held Saturdays, Feb. 18 and March 25, 2-3:30 p.m., at the Largo Library, 120 Central Park Drive.
Emma Alaba, director and organizer of the 2017 U.S. RoboFest; Williemae Dixon, director of A Will & Way, Inc.; and Roshanne Redmond, a publisher and entrepreneur, will host this opportunity for girls ages 10-17.
Opportunities also are available to participate in the 2017 U.S. RoboFest Competition, which will be held in St. Petersburg in June.
Suncoast Hospice Fashion Show Luncheon and Boutique PALM HARBOR - The 24th annual Suncoast Hospice Fashion Show Luncheon and Boutique will take place Saturday, March 25, in Inverness Hall at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club, 36750 U.S. 19 N., Palm Harbor.
The boutique opens at 9 a.m. and the fashion show and luncheon will get underway at 11:30 a.m. For information, call 727-523-3419. For information, call 727-523-3420.
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.
Health and Wellness fair CLEARWATER – A free Health and Wellness Fair will take place Sunday, March 26, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Community Outreach Center, 1445 Lakeview Road, Clearwater.
Seventh-day Adventists live on the average seven years longer than the rest of the population, according to a press release. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about eight simple principles that can help them to a healthier, happier life. All ages are welcome to take part in health screenings done by health professionals. The fair also will feature healthy food samples. One Blood will be available to receive blood donations.
Tea Party CLEARWATER – The Women of Trinity Presbyterian Church will host its annual Tea Party on Sunday, March 26, 3 p.m., at Trinity Clearwater, 2001 Rainbow Drive, Clearwater.
The theme will be “My Cup Runneth Over.” The women and some men will dress in their finest and partake in stories of victory, a variety of delicacies, great fellowship and prizes. Proceeds from this event will be shared with survivors of domestic violence and Sewing Hope, a ministry that provides blankets year-round to children in foster care and offers sewing skills to anyone who seeks self-sufficiency.
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.
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.
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.
Kiwanis Breakfast Club of Seminole meeting SEMINOLE – The Kiwanis Breakfast Club of Seminole meets on the second, third and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 7:15 a.m., in the third floor card room at Lake Seminole Square, 8333 Seminole Blvd.
The group features speakers from different organizations.
Visit kiwanisseminolebreakfast.com or call 727-319-8343 for more information.
Pinellas Geological Society Club meeting LARGO – The Pinellas Geological Society Club meets monthly September through May at the Largo Public Library on the fourth Tuesday at 6 p.m. Annual dues are $10 and $15 for a family.
Formed in 1958, the nonprofit organization’s purpose is to promote knowledge and interest in rocks and minerals and in the sciences of geology, mineralogy, paleontology, archaeology and the lapidary arts of silver and goldsmithing, faceting, en cabachoning, channel work, beading and design, wirewrap and all types of jewelry.
For more information, call Lee Sheffield at 709-3236 or Walt Staats at 415-7867.
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.