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Community Calender
• Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017
Introductory course to tai chi and qi gong
ST. PETE BEACH – An introductory course to tai chi and qi gong will be given Thursday, Feb. 23, 2-5 p.m., at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive.

The course will teach how and why these ancient practices are now being integrated into modern medicine to control and eliminate pain, improve balance and reduce risk of falling.

The concepts of tai chi and qi gong will be taught in the first half of the afternoon, and the second half will put the knowledge into a moving practice with instruction.

Cost is $20. For information, call 727-363-9245 or visit www.spbrec.com.
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Author talk
SAFETY HARBOR – Ben Montgomery, an award-winning journalist and Pulitzer Prize finalist, will speak at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 23 at Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N., Safety Harbor.

The event is sponsored by the Safety Harbor Library Foundation. For more information, call 727-724-1525, ext. 4112 or visit www.SafetyHarborLibrary.com.
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Community Associations Day and Trade Show
ST. PETERSBURG – The Suncoast chapter of the Community Associations Institute is hosting its annual Community Associations Day and Trade Show Thursday, Feb. 23, at The Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N.

The trade show area featuring approximately 88 booths will be open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year’s show will feature free coffee and doughnuts in the morning and there will be displays of products and services for community association living, as well as many giveaways and drawings for prizes. 

Admission is free to the public. No registration required.

For information, visit www.suncoastcai.com or call the CAI office at 727-345-0165.
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Fiona Melvin grand opening
CLEARWATER – Fiona Melvin, financial adviser, will host a grand opening of a new office on Thursday, Feb. 23, 5:30 to 7 p.m., at Edward Jones, 1700 N. McMullen Booth Road, Suite A-4, Clearwater. The event will feature refreshments and light snacks. For information, call 727-725-1262.
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GFWC Pinellas Seminole Woman’s Club meeting
SEMINOLE – The GFWC Pinellas Seminole Woman’s Club meets the fourth Thursday of every month at Freedom Square in the Roskamp Auditorium at 11 a.m. Meetings include lunch and a guest speaker. All are welcome.

The group offers scholarships to local students and donates to organizations in the area. Call 727-709-3778 for more information.
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GFWC Seminole Junior Woman’s Club meeting
SEMINOLE – The GFWC Seminole Junior Woman’s Club meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N.

The group is dedicated to serving the community, particularly through programs helping children. Club activities include providing dinner to families at the Ronald McDonald House in St. Petersburg; and the SJWC’s annual “Share Our Spirit” food drive, which helps feed Seminole children during the winter holiday break.

Those interested in learning more about the SJWC are welcome to attend the meetings or call 727-398-0558 for more information.
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Kari Jobe Garden Tour
LARGO – Kari Jobe will bring her Garden Tour to Pinellas with a performance Thursday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m., at First Baptist Indian Rocks, 12685 Ulmerton Road, Largo. The concert will feature songs from her upcoming album “The Garden.”

The Garden Tour marks the first time Jobe has toured in nearly three years. She will visit 30 cities around the country this spring. Special guests for select dates include Bryan and Katie Torwalt, Leeland, and Jonathan David and Melissa Helser from Bethel Music. 

Admission is $74.50 for a worship package, $39.50 for deluxe and $26.50 for general admission.

To purchase tickets to The Garden Tour, visit www.karijobe.com.

For information, call 727-595-3421 or visit www.premierproductions.com.
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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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Largo 2017 Outlook and Business Reception
LARGO – The Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the city of Largo to host the City of Largo 2017 Outlook and Business Reception on Thursday, Feb. 23, 5 to 7 p.m., at the Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo.

This is a unique opportunity for community leaders to learn more about the vision of Largo and the impact on area business. The Government Advocacy Panel, a division of the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce, presents this new program.

Mayor Woody Brown and City Manager Henry Schubert will be the evening’s featured presenters along with department directors from Public Works, Engineering, Community Development and Environmental Services.

The presentation will be filled with information about current capital infrastructure investments including the reconstruction of both Trotter Road and Second Street Southwest, as well as upcoming improvements to the city's sanitary sewer system and sidewalk networks. The event aims to establish more direct dialogue between city leaders and the business community.

Tickets are $10, to cover reception costs. For reservations, call 727-584-2321 or email Tom Morrissette at Tom@CentralChamber.biz.
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Learn@Lunch
ST. PETE BEACH – The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce will host a Learn@Lunch event Thursday, Feb. 23, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the PostCard Inn, 6300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach.

The program will be How to Gain Profit in the Digital Age. A live panel of industry experts will reveal how to gain profit and more exposure through digital technology. Panelists will include Steve Schwalb, owner of Digital Eel Inc.; Mark Lombardi, Shoot to Thrill Media LLC; and Brandon Shutter, owner of Know BS Consulting.

The event begins with check-in and networking at 11:30 a.m. followed by the program and lunch at noon. Lunch is provided by the PostCard Inn’s newest restaurant, Boathouse Kitchen and Bar. Cost is $20 per member or $25 per non-member.

This event is sponsored by Piper Fire Protection.

For more information and to reserve a seat, visit TampaBayBeaches.com /Events or email Julianne@tampabaybeaches.com.
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Multicultural festival
SEMINOLE – Student members of the Principal’s Multicultural Advisory Council of Seminole Elementary School will host the school’s third annual Multicultural Festival Thursday, Feb. 23, 5:30-8 p.m.

Scheduled events include music, dancing, food, cultural artifacts and student sharing.

The event is free and open to the public to celebrate the diversity of the school and local community and learn about other cultures of the world.

Seminole Elementary is located at 10950 74th Ave. N., Seminole.

For information, call 727-547-7668.
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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, Feb. 24, 2017
Dunedin Concert Band performance
DUNEDIN – “To Life! On Broadway” will be presented Friday, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m., at Dunedin High School, 1651 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin.

Admission is a suggested donation of $10 per person. The Dunedin Concert Band performers are very excited to share with audiences a program of well-known classic and modern medleys from popular Broadway and West End stage shows.

For information, visit www.facebook.com /DunedinConcertBand /events or dunedinconcertband.com /concert /to-life-on-broadway.
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MarineMax St. Petersburg grand reopening
ST. PETERSBURG – MarineMax St. Petersburg will host its grand reopening Friday, Feb. 24, 4 p.m., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony set for 5 p.m.

The reopening comes after the company invested $2 million upgrading and refurbishing the facilities. The event will feature live music, hors d’oeuvres, and refreshments. On Saturday, Feb. 25, MarineMax will hold a Demo Day Event. Guests can experience select new models from Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, and Sea Pro, by appointment.

For information on the grand reopening celebration or to reserve a demo, email Diana DeCarvalho at Diana.DeCavalho@marinemax.com or call 727-343-6520.
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Mayors’ Prayer Brunch
TREASURE ISLAND – St. Petersburg Police Chief Tony Holloway will be the featured speaker at the annual Mayors’ Prayer Brunch, Friday, Feb. 24, at The Club at Treasure Island, 400 Treasure Island Causeway.

Doors open at 11 a.m.; brunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.

Treasure Island Mayor Bob Minning and former mayor Mary Maloof will host the brunch. Local clergy will provide prayer.

Music will be provided by GMA Dove Award-winning artist Kenn Mann.

Tickets are $19 a person or $150 for a table of eight and can be purchased at the Treasure Island Chamber of Commerce, 245 107th Ave. or at The Club.

Reservations are required.

Proceeds benefit All Children’s Hospital.
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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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St. Petersburg College Piano Series
ST. PETERSBURG – As part of the St. Petersburg College Piano Series, Joel Schoenhals will perform “The Passion & Power of Bach & Brahms” on Friday, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m., at the SPC Gibbs Campus Music Center, 6605 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg.

Admission is $10 for adults and free for SPC students and staff. Call 727-341-4360 or visit www.spcollege.edu /spg /music /calendar.htm.

Schoenhals is an American pianist and Steinway Artist as well as a Professor of Piano at Eastern Michigan University. He is China’s first foreign expert in music at Central China Normal University in Wuhan, Hubei, China.

For over 20 years he has been an active performer, lecturer, recording artist, adjudicator and dedicated teacher. He is one of today’s leading pianist-pedagogues. Between 2012 and 2016 Schoenhals performed the cycle of Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas, reaching thousands of Michiganders through over 70 community engagement concerts in salon atmospheres as well as in historic Pease Auditorium at Eastern Michigan University.

Schoenhals has received praise for his eight varied solo and chamber music CDs on the Fleur De Son label.

For details, visit www.joelschoenhals.com.
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• Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017
Fashion Show and Mardi Gras Celebration
SEMINOLE – The GFWC Pinellas Seminole Woman’s Club will host its 55th annual Fashion Show and Mardi Gras Celebration Saturday, Feb. 25, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Seminole Community Building, 7464 Ridge Rd.

Seminole Mayor Leslie Waters will serve as the emcee. Fashions will be presented by the Sign of the Dolphin.

Cost is $40 per person.

Call Trina Cuccia at 727-421-0799 for more information.
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Adult Prom – Salute to the Oscars
LARGO – Treat yourself to the VIP treatment for Adult Prom – Salute to the Oscars at Largo Community Center on Saturday, Feb. 25, 7 to 10 p.m.

Pose for the photos and walk the red carpet at an Oscar pre-party followed by a semiformal evening complete with live music, dancing, desserts, individual and group photos and the crowning of a king and queen.

Tickets cost $15 per person or $25 per couple.

For information, call Dawn Smolowitz at 727-587-6470, ext. 5004.
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Attracting pollinators
ST. PETERSBURG – The Friends of Weedon Island will host a program on attracting pollinators on Saturday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m. to noon, at Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center, 1800 Weedon Dr. NE, St. Petersburg.

Nanette O'Hara will offer simple tips for attracting bees, butterflies, moths and beneficial wasps to Florida yards. The talk will highlight a recommended “Pollinator Palette” of specific wildflowers, trees and shrubs for West Central Florida landscapes. Florida has 316 native bee species. Attendees will learn how even tiny urban habitats can help support these critically important engines of food production.

O’Hara has served as the public outreach coordinator for the Tampa Bay Estuary Program since 1998. She is responsible for communicating ways residents can contribute to the restoration of Tampa Bay in their own everyday actions and lifestyles.

Registration is requested. To register, visit www.eventbrite.com /e /top-tips-for-tempting-pollinators-to-your-yard-tickets-28809130886 or call 727-453-6500.
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