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• Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Alzheimer’s support group
CLEARWATER – Alzheimer’s Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter will host a new, monthly support group for caregivers with a loved one with dementia who lives at home or in a facility which focuses on intimacy needs and concerns.  

Beginning May 7, the group will meet first Wednesdays, 2 to 3:30 p.m., in the conference room at Alzheimer’s Association’s Clearwater office, 14010 Roosevelt Blvd., Suite 709.  

This support group will help caregivers come up with new relationship rituals and healthy alternatives for finding the care, hope, and intimacy every human being needs and deserves.  

Heidi Crockett, MSW, will facilitate. Crockett is a geriatric care manager with Aging Care Advocates. She advocates for improved quality of life for seniors specifically on the subject of intimacy and has presented several seminars for professionals and caregivers including, “Sexual Concerns Associated with Dementia,” and “Intimacy as We Age: Loving our Loved Ones Safely.”  

Call Peggy Macaluso at 578-2558 or email macalusop@alzflgulf.org.
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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.
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Belleair Garden Club
BELLEAIR – The Belleair Garden Club will meet Wednesday, April 1, 1 p.m., at 903 Ponce de Leon Blvd. The speaker will be Dennis Cathcart. Cathcart will be sharing his expertise on tillandsia and bromeliad growing. Afternoon English tea, sandwiches and sweets will be served after the meeting. For information, call 474 2507.
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Citizen Update
SEMINOLE – Mayor Leslie Waters will hold her quarterly “Citizen Update” Wednesday, April 1, 10 to 11 a.m., at the Seminole Community Library, Program Room A, 9200 113th St.

She will provide a “State of the City” overview and update attendees on major redevelopment projects, city programs and initiatives, and other issues. For more information, call 391-0204 or email lwaters@myseminole.com.
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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.  

For more details, call 893-7918.
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Florida Native Plant Society
CLEARWATER – The Florida Native Plant Society will meet Wednesday, April 1, 7 p.m., at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane.

Meetings feature refreshments, a plant sale, talks and events. The April topic will be Adopt-a-Pond: how Pinellas County works with citizens to improve stormwater ponds and water quality, and the county environment.

For information, call 322-3954.
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Good Samaritan Lent experiment
PINELLAS PARK – Good Samaritan Church, 6085 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park, will observe Lent this year with a seven-week experiment.

Each week participants go to the church for prayer and discussion, looking at Jesus’ teachings. Each person will choose one seven-day faith experiment, putting one of these teachings into practice. The following week they return to share what was learned and experienced.

There are two opportunities to participate: Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Feb. 18 through April 1; or Thursdays, 10 a.m., Feb. 19 through April 2.

It is not necessary to attend Good Samaritan to participate in this unusual experience. Those interested in giving this spiritual experiment a try should call 544-8558 for additional information and to register.
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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.

For more information, call John Rouisse at 488-8010 or email johnrouisse@yahoo.com.
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N-Powered Nutrition grand opening
PINELLAS PARK – A grand opening and ribbon-cutting event will take place Wednesday, April 1, at N-Powered Nutrition, 6531 102nd Ave. N. The event will begin at 11 a.m. with the ribbon-cutting set for 11:30 a.m. Refreshments will be served.

According to a press release promoting the event, N-Powered Nutrition “is about spreading the word about achieving and living a healthy active lifestyle through improved nutrition and exercise.”

Parking will be available in front of the building. For information, call 541-0946.
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Western movie screenings
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. Call 518-3131 for a list of movies and special food items.
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• Thursday, April 2, 2015
Good Samaritan Lent experiment
PINELLAS PARK – Good Samaritan Church, 6085 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park, will observe Lent this year with a seven-week experiment.

Each week participants go to the church for prayer and discussion, looking at Jesus’ teachings. Each person will choose one seven-day faith experiment, putting one of these teachings into practice. The following week they return to share what was learned and experienced.

There are two opportunities to participate: Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Feb. 18 through April 1; or Thursdays, 10 a.m., Feb. 19 through April 2.

It is not necessary to attend Good Samaritan to participate in this unusual experience. Those interested in giving this spiritual experiment a try should call 544-8558 for additional information and to register.
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How to Be True to Your Faith
CLEARWATER – Tips for engaging in religious discussions will be explored Thursday, April 2, noon, at Lifetree Café, 627 Cleveland St.

The program, titled “How to Be True to Your Faith (Without Being a Jerk): Confessions of a Religious Ethicist,” will feature an interview with religious ethicist Jacob Robinson.

“I started to learn that instead of correcting people, I needed to learn how to listen,” Robinson said in a press release. “Before I had always listened to correct; I didn’t listen to care.”

Participants will gain practical skills for having religious conversations in a way that engages people instead of pushing them away. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available.

For information, call Blake Ferrell at 777-4680 or email blake@restorationclearwater.org. Visit Lifetreecafe.com.
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Indian Rocks Beach Library story time
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH – Story time resumes again at the Indian Rocks Beach Library. The program will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays. Children of all ages are invited.
Japanese art demonstration
SAFETY HARBOR – Safety Harbor Public Library will host a Japanese Ink Painting demonstration by artist Mari Ito Thursday, April 2, 6:30 p.m. A demonstration will be held, as well as a question and answer session.

The library is located at 101 Second St. N. For information, call 724-1525, ext. 4112 or visit www.SafetyHarborLibrary.com.
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Kiwanis Club of Seminole meeting
SEMINOLE – The Kiwanis Club of Seminole meets Thursdays, 6:15 p.m., at Freedom Square’s Town Hall. The group’s next speaker will be Breanne Zsiga, from Career Academies of Seminole, discussing on her steer project. For more information, call Terry Carr at 394-2582.
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Starkey Parkies support group
LARGO – The Starkey Parkies host a monthly support group meeting first Thursdays, 1 p.m., in the second floor café at Grand Villa, 750 Starkey Road.

The group welcomes people with Parkinson’s, care partners, family and friends. Refreshments will be served. For more, email Theo Betjemann at theobetj@aol.com.
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Treasure Islettes bingo games
TREASURE ISLAND – The Treasure Islettes conduct bingo games every Thursday evening at the Treasure Island Community Center on 106th Avenue.

Early bird games begin at 6:45 p.m. and regular games at 7:45 p.m. The games benefit fundraising efforts for local scholarships.

Amenities include a snack bar, free coffee and cash prizes. No alcohol is allowed and persons under 18 will not be admitted.
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• Friday, April 3, 2015
Ceilidhs, traditional Gaelic social gatherings
Ceilidhs, traditional Gaelic social gatherings, are held every Friday night from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Scottish American Society of Dunedin, 917 Louden Ave.

The cost is $3 and $5 for nonmembers. The social club is dedicated to the preservation of Scottish culture, offering Scottish country dancing, line dancing, holiday dinners and parties.

Call 734-0757  
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Friday Morning Market
TREASURE ISLAND – The Treasure Island and Madeira Beach Chamber of Commerce has resumed its annual Friday Morning Market at the Treasure Island Community Center behind Walgreens. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The market is a weekly event through April 24 featuring produce, food, arts and crafts, collectibles and jewelry. For more information, call 360-4121.
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Friday Night Dinners
LARGO – Friday Night Dinners are served 5 to 8 p.m., with music by Karaoke DJ Bill Johnson, 7 to 11 p.m., at American Legion Post 119, at 130 First Ave. SW. in Largo. The cost is $7.25 and includes shrimp, four-piece chicken and all-you-can-eat fried fish served with rolls, french fries and coleslaw.
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