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Community Calender
• Sunday, May 28, 2017
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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• Monday, May 29, 2017
Memorial Day ceremony
ST. PETERSBURG – The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System will commemorate Memorial Day with a ceremony on Monday, May 29, 10 a.m., at the Bay Pines National Cemetery, 10000 Bay Pines Blvd., St. Petersburg.

This is the only National Cemetery in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties and the largest observance of Memorial Day with more than 4,000 expected attendees. Veterans, their families and friends, and the general public are invited to attend.

Prior to the ceremony, on Saturday, May 27, volunteers from the community will mark more than 35,000 graves at the cemetery with U.S. flags to honor the men and women who served the nation.

Keynote speaker for the event will be U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Edward W. Sandlin, commander of Air Station Clearwater. Other speakers include U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-St. Petersburg, and local VA leaders from the Bay Pines VAHCS, St. Petersburg VA Regional Office and Bay Pines National Cemetery. The master of ceremonies will be Fox 13 anchor and reporter Alcides Segui. The ceremony also will feature musical performances by the Suncoast Symphony Orchestra and traditional military tributes.

Vietnam veterans who attend the ceremony may receive a commemorative lapel pin and other items as part of the Bay Pines VAHCS’s continued commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. Click here to learn more about the commemoration.

Parking for the ceremony will be available nearby. Shuttles will provide transportation for guests from parking lots to the National Cemetery. The venue is handicapped accessible. A sign language interpreter will be available for the hearing impaired. The ceremony will be held rain or shine. Please plan appropriately for inclement weather.

For information about the event or to volunteer to help mark graves, call 727-319-6479.
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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 30, 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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Smoking cessation classes
LARGO – Free smoking cessation classes will be presented Tuesdays, May 2 through June 6, 6 to 7 p.m., at the Bardmoor YMCA, 8495 Bryan Dairy Road, Largo.

Sponsored by Gulfcoast North Area Health Education Center and Tobacco Free Florida, the program provides free tobacco cessation services to help participants quit any form of tobacco through in-person group classes and free nicotine-replacement therapy – such as patches, gum or lozenges – while supplies last and if medically appropriate. The program is funded by the Florida Department of Health. Members and nonmembers are welcome. Space is limited.

To register, call Nicole Kelly at 813-929-1000, ext. 204. 
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• Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Lake Seminole Square health day
SEMINOLE – Lake Seminole Square will join an estimated 1,000 local groups to celebrate the 24th annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day at 2 p.m. on May 31.

As an official host site, Lake Seminole Square will hold a celebration and live demonstration of their two most popular exercise classes, B-Fit and Sit & B-Fit, at 2 p.m. Lake Seminole Square will join with an estimated 100,000 seniors across the country expected to help promote active, healthy lifestyles through physical fitness, good nutrition and preventive care.

For more information, please contact Donna MacKenzie at 727-391-0500, ext. 1315.
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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, June 1, 2017
AARP safe driver course
SAFETY HARBOR – AARP will host a driver safety course from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 1 at Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N., Safety Harbor. The AARP class fee is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Fees are payable by check only in class. To register, call 727-724-1525, ext. 4107 or online at www.safetyharborlibrary.com. ;
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Hurricane prep seminar
SEMINOLE – The 2017 hurricane season may not officially begin until June 1, but what are you doing now to get ready for it?

To help you prepare, the city of Seminole is hosting a hurricane seminar Saturday, May 20, 10:30 a.m., at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. Principal speaker will be Julie Phillips, a meteorologist with WFLA StormTeam 8, who will talk about hurricanes and tropical storms.

Also speaking will be Brad Dykens, Seminole Fire Rescue public affairs officer. He also serves as the city’s community preparedness and life safety coordinator.

For information, call Dykens at 727-393-8711.
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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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Palm Harbor Community Coffee Hour
You too can host a Good Morning Palm Harbor Community Coffee Hour. They are held the first Thursday of each month from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Palm Harbor Library at 2330 Nebraska Ave. in Palm Harbor.

The cost is $10 for a 10-minute presentation or you can share the hosting with another business and pay $50 for 5 minutes.

Bring any business cards, brochures or other literature that you have to distribute to those in attendance.

Please call the Palm Harbor Chamber office to check the next available date to schedule your Coffee Hour Hosting at 727-784-4287.
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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, June 2, 2017
Belleair Women’s Republican Club meeting
BELLEAIR – State Sen. Denise Grimsley will take part in the installation of officers at the Friday, June 2, meeting of the Belleair Women’s Republican Club at the Belleair Country Club, 1 Country Club Lane.

Grimsley, R-Winter Haven, also will speak on women in politics.

Registration is at 11:30 a.m. and the luncheon meeting is at noon. Reservations are necessary and need to be made by 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, by emailing Renatta Cochran at renfilco@tampabay.rr.com or calling her at 727-595-6678. Pre-payment of $22 is appreciated. 

Checks payable to BWRC can be sent to Claudia Thomas, 5512 Salem Square Drive N., Palm Harbor, FL 34685 by Wednesday, May 31.

Lunch will be $27 at the door for any reservations made after May 31 or not at all.

The club welcomes Republicans from all surrounding communities.

Grimsley is on the Senate Agriculture Committee and is chair of the General Government Appropriation Committee.

There will be no July and August meetings.
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• Saturday, June 3, 2017
AARP financial workshops
LARGO – Largo Public Library will host an AARP Foundation Finances 50-plus workshop Saturday, June 3, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The free session is designed to help participants build habits that can improve their financial situation.

Seating is limited, so those who wish to attend are asked to RSVP by calling Dennis Hamel at 727-374-2612 or emailing DHamel2@Tampabay.rr.com.
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Archery class
CLEARWATER – An archery class will be offered Saturday, June 3, 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., at Moccasin Lake Environmental Education Center, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater.

Cost is $5 with a Clearwater Recreation card or $6 with no card. Designed for children ages 8 through 18, the class teaches the basics of archery. 

Preregistration is required a week before the program date. To register, call 727-793-2976.
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Birds of prey program
CLEARWATER – A free program featuring birds of prey will be presented Saturday, June 3, noon to 1 p.m., at Moccasin Lake Environmental Education Center, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater.

Specialists will bring live birds of prey to various Clearwater parks to allow visitors a close-up look at these magnificent birds.

For information, call 727-793-2976.
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Cars & Cuddles
CLEARWATER – The inaugural Cars & Cuddles event will take place Saturday, June 3, 3 to 6 p.m., at Midas Automotive Services, 5015 East Bay Drive, Clearwater.

The event will feature food trucks, a bounce slide, face painting and giveaways. The Tampa Bay Rowdies street team will be on hand.

“As local business owners and Clearwater natives, we had always dreamed of finding a way to make a positive impact in the community as well as bring everyone together,” said Taylor Precourt and Daniel Villegas on a website promoting the event. “Alongside the mayor of Largo, Woody Brown, and in support of PetPal of St. Petersburg, that dream is now becoming a reality. We are so excited for you to join us at Cars & Cuddles. Bring your family and friends out to join us in this fun-filled day in a support of a great cause.”

Organizers seek to protect animals from kill shelters by bringing awareness to PetPal of St. Petersburg. Sponsors include Midas, Taylor Precourt of Engel & Volkers, Emily Walsh Marketing, the Tampa Bay Rowdies and others.

For information, visit emilywalsh3590.wixsite.com /carsandcuddles.
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• Monday, June 5, 2017
Audubon Society summer film series
CLEARWATER – As part of its summer film series, the local chapter of the National Audubon Society will present “The Legend of Pale Male” on Monday, June 5, 6:30 p.m., at Moccasin Lake Environmental Education Center, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater.

During the summer, a film series will take the place of the usual meetings. “The Legend of Pale Male” is about a red tailed hawk in Central Park in New York City. The film is winner of multiple awards.

The event is free and open to the public.

For information, call 727-793-2976.
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