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Community Calender
• Wednesday, Sept. 28, 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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Largo Star Toastmasters Club 5933 meeting
LARGO – 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.

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.

For more information, call John Rouisse at 727-488-8010 or email johnrouisse@yahoo.com.
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Rotary Club of Seminole meeting
SEMINOLE – The Rotary Club of Seminole meets weekly on Wednesdays at noon at the Seminole Lake Country Club, 6100 Augusta Blvd. Email pstockfisch@hotmail.com for more information.
• Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016
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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Seminole Historical Society Spirit Night
SEMINOLE – Chick-fil-A, 10790 Park Blvd., will hold a Seminole Historical Society Spirit Night Thursday, Sept. 29, 5 to 8 p.m. Fifteen percent of ticketed sales will be donated to the organization.

Those attending must present a flyer to the cashier at the counter or drive-thru. Flyers can be obtained through tSeminole Chamber of Commerce, 7777 131st St. N., Suites 7-8, or by contacting the chamber at 727-392-3245.

They can also be obtained through the historical society. The Seminole Historical Society Museum is located in Seminole City park, 7464 Ridge Rd., and is open Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, call the historical society at 727-399-0587 or email info@seminolehistoricalsociety.org.
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South Pasadena Community Band rehearsal
SOUTH PASADENA – The South Pasadena Community Band, a concert band, is seeking additional musicians of all ages and all instruments. Candidates must be capable of reading music and having at least average musical skills. The band rehearses on Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m., in the South Pasadena City Hall, at 747 Sunset Drive.

The band has 28 rehearsals and 7 concerts scheduled. Be a part of the community and put your musicianship skills to use.

Questions can be answered by calling John Hoover at 727-398-9639
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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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Tree pruning techniques workshop
SAFETY HARBOR – City of Safety Harbor Arborist Art Finn will present tree pruning techniques at a workshop at 6 p.m. on Sept. 29 at Safety Harbor Library.

Safety Harbor is home to a variety of trees from palms and crape myrtles to beautiful old shade trees, which all require special care to insure they stay healthy, thriving trees. Art will answer questions regarding the proper care and treatment of trees. A walking tour will follow the presentation to showcase some of the more interesting trees that call Safety Harbor home.

The Library is located at 101 Second St. N., Safety Harbor. Call 727-724-1525, ext. 4112 for more information or visit www.SafetyHarborLibrary.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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• Friday, Sept. 30, 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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Green benches commemoration
ST. PETERSBURG – The 100th anniversary of St. Petersburg’s world famous green benches will be commemorated Friday, Sept. 30, 2-3 p.m., at The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay, 1255 Pasadena Ave. S.

In honor of the event, former mayor Rick Baker will talk about the long history of the slatted seating.

The festivities will include entertainment by Big City Music.

Reservations are requested by Sept. 27 to 727-498-3850.
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Prayer breakfast
TARPON SPRINGS – The Shepherd Center will host the fourth annual prayer breakfast Friday, Sept. 30, 7:30 to 9 a.m., at Spanos-Pappas Community Center, in Theofilos Hall, 348 N. Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs.

This is an opportunity to gather together in prayer and unite neighbors, raise awareness, and challenge the community to action. Attendance at this event has exceeded 200 guests for the past two years. Once again North Pinellas County community leaders, state and local politicians, city commissioners, elected officials, clergy and concerned citizens are invited to attend.

The breakfast will be buffet style and the program will begin promptly at 8 a.m. The cost to attend is $25 per person, $200 for a table of eight and sponsorships ranging from $100 to $5,000 are available. For information on becoming a sponsor, call Darlene Parker at 727-940-5357.

The Shepherd Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, which has been providing services to the community for more than 40 years.

To register for the prayer breakfast, call 727-939-1400, ext. 403, or email dparker@tscenter.org.
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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, Oct. 1, 2016
BBQ Cook-off and Rodeo
PINELLAS PARK – The Public Works department will hold its BBQ Cook-off & Rodeo Saturday, Oct. 1, noon to 10 p.m., at England Brothers Park, 5010 81st Ave. N.  A full rodeo with bull riding will take place from 4 to 7 p.m.

Contestants can compete in either pork butts, ribs or both. To register a team, call 727-369-5617.

Entry is free. The event includes live entertainment, beer, fireworks, children’s rides and bounce houses, and more.

Bands scheduled to perform throughout the day include Bay Bluegrass, Clemons Road, Pirate Flag and Confederate Railroad.

Proceeds from the cook-off will benefit People Helping People, a local charitable organization that helps residents that are elderly, disabled or incapacitated on fixed incomes by helping with their yardwork or minor repairs to their properties.

For information on becoming a vendor or sponsor for the event, call 727-369-5743.
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Classic car show
MADEIRA BEACH – The Treasure Island Madeira Beach Chamber of Commerce plans its annual classic car show Saturday, Oct. 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at ROC Park, 300 Municipal Drive. For more information, call Vito Musante at 727-367-6076.
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Household/Business Electronics and Chemical Mobile collection
LARGO – Pinellas County and the city of Largo encourage residents to bring unwanted electronics, household batteries, paint and other harmful chemicals to the Household/Business Electronics and Chemical Mobile collection at the Starkey Collection Center, 1551 Starkey Road, on Saturday, Oct. 1, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pinellas County Utilities in cooperation with the city offer this service free to county residents. Businesses with electronics or chemicals should arrange for drop off and payment by calling EQ Florida at 813-319-3400 for chemical disposal.

The city reminds residents that hazardous waste items should never be disposed of in residential trash collection. These chemicals have the potential to contaminate our ground, air, and surface water if they reach the county's landfill. Hazardous waste also can cause potential harm to Solid Waste workers in transport.

Accepted hazardous waste items include: fluorescent light bulbs, cleaners, computers, TVs, printers, ink cartridges, and rechargeable household batteries. Also accepted are harmful chemicals such as pesticides, paints, paint thinners, fertilizers, automotive fluids, and much more.

For questions and more information, contact Pinellas County Solid Waste Operations at 727-464-7500 or visit www.LargoRecycles.com.
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Indian Rocks Beach pub crawl
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH – “Invasion Rocks the Beach Pub Crawl,” will be held Saturday, Oct. 1, 4 to 10 p.m. in downtown Indian Rocks Beach. The event features drink specials, awards, raffles, 50/50 drawing and pirate costume contest. The winner of the contest will receive $200. The raffle includes $350 in gift certificates. Koozies and T-shirts will be available as long as supplies last. Preregistration is $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the event. The after-party and costume contest will be at Crabby Bill’s Loading Dock, starting at 9 p.m. To register online, go to IRBhomeowners.com. Participating pubs are Crabby Bill’s IRB, PJ’s, Lulu’s, Jimmy Guana’s, JD’s, Slyce and Aqua Prime. The event will benefit the Beach Food Pantry and community projects.
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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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REDINGTON BEACH – Santa’s Angels plans its seventh annual craft beer garden and Oktoberfest celebration Saturday, Oct. 1, 7 to 10:30 p.m., at Friendship Park, 164th Avenue and Second Street.

Food and beverages include various sausages, pretzels, zwiebelkuchan (a tasty one-crust onion cake), a variety of beers, wine and cocktails. Music will be provided by a disc jockey.

Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the gate. To reserve tickets, call Mark and Elke Deighton at 727-393-0100 or email santasangelsflorida@gmail.com.

All proceeds benefit Santa’s Angels, a nonprofit organization that purchases gifts for children at Christmas.  
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