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• Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014
Chamber business mixer
TREASURE ISLAND – The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce will host a Treasure Island, Madeira Beach and John’s Pass Business Mixer on Thursday, Aug. 21, 5 to 6:30 p.m., at Bazzie’s Beach Bar, at Bilmar Beach Resort, 10650 Gulf Blvd.  

Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about the chamber’s work in these communities while networking with other businesses. There will be snack and drink specials.  

To RSVP, call 360-6957 or email
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Gaming Club
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH – The Seminole Recreation Division now offers an adult Gaming Club that meets the third Thursday of every month, 5 to 9 p.m., at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex, 9100 113th St. N.  

This group is open to individuals 16 and older. Various board and card games will be available. This program is free for members and $3 for nonmembers.  

Call 391-8345 for more information.
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Historical Society meeting
PINELLAS PARK – The Pinellas Park Historical Society meets the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Park Station, 5851 Park Blvd. Refreshments will be available. Call 541-6206 for more information.
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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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Overeaters Anonymous
LARGO – A Overeaters Anonymous group meets Thursdays, 10:30 a.m., at Aldersgate Methodist Church, 9350 Starkey Road. Overeaters Anonymous is a program of recovery for eating disorders. For information, call Jeanette at 392-3108. There are no dues and no fees and a list of meetings may be viewed at
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Pricing for Profit Workshop
SAFETY HARBOR – The Pricing for Profit Workshop will be presented Thursday, Aug. 21, 6:30 p.m., at Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N.

The workshop, presented by Larry Hunt of SCORE, will cover the cost of doing business and relating these costs to an understanding of gross profit, margin and markup. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about setting a product at the right price for business success.

The Safety Harbor Public Library partners with SCORE to bring free and confidential small business advice to the community. Hunt has an M.B.A., has owned several businesses, has consulted for more than 50 businesses and has written books on business operations.

For information, call 724-1525, ext. 4112.
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Seminole Chamber Business Power Luncheon
SEMINOLE – Congressman David Jolly will speak at the Seminole Chamber of Commerce’s Business Power Luncheon on Thursday, Aug. 21, 11:30 a.m., at St. Petersburg College’s Library Conference Center, 9200 113th St. N.  

Cost is $15 per person. Advanced registration is required. To register, call 392-3245 or email
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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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Windlass sailing club meeting
DUNEDIN – The Windlass women’s sailing club has set its first meeting of the year and sign-up opportunity for new members for Thursday, Aug. 21, 9:30 a.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 455 Scotland St.  

Women are invited to sign up for the group, which spends its Thursdays racing pram and Sunfish, cruising and having fun on the water.  

The club meets each Thursday during the school year for racing at the Dunedin Marina, monthly cruises, inter club races with other Florida West Coast women’s sailing clubs and other events.   

New members are only accepted in August and September. Members must be able to swim and know basic sailing techniques. Boat ownership is not required. A weekly orientation program will include pram rigging, introduction to racing and racing rules.  

Visit for more information.
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• Friday, Aug. 22, 2014
Connections @ Park Station
PINELLAS PARK – The Pinellas Park/Gateway Chamber of Commerce hosts Connections @ Park Station, 5851 Park Blvd., Room 101, a free networking event, on the second and fourth Fridays of the month at 8:30 a.m. Contact Carl Lucchi at 458-7863 for more information.
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Garden Help Desk
ST. PETERSBURG – The Weedon Island Lawn and Garden Help Desk will be offered Thursday, Aug. 7 and Friday, Aug. 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE.  

Aspiring and master gardeners alike can come and get solutions for all types of questions concerning garden, lawn, and landscape care. The help desk is free.  

Call 453-6500 or visit
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Scottish American Society 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., Dunedin.  

The cost is $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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Snow ski club’s kickoff meeting
CLEARWATER – Pinellas County’s only snow ski club, Clearwater/St. Petersburg Ski and Sports Club, will host its 31st annual kickoff meeting on Friday, Aug. 22, 6:30 p.m., at the Yard of Ale Gastro Pub, 2675 Ulmerton Road.

The event will showcase the club’s six winter ski trips for the upcoming season and kick off its fundraising efforts for the Bay Pines Disabled American Veterans.  

Social meetings held at the same time and location are also set for the following dates: Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Jan. 13, 2015, Feb. 10, March 10, April 14 and May 12.  

There are trips planned to Telluride, Colorado; Cooper, Colorado; Keystone, Colorado; Big Sky, Montana; Sugarloaf, Maine; and Madonna di Campiglio, Italy.  


This season also marks the 31st anniversary of the not-for-profit club, commonly known as the “Snowsharks.” Funds raised at the event will benefit those veterans that attend the Winter Sports Clinic in Snowmass, Colorado in March 2015. This unique rehab clinic is held each year, but due to the cost of travel, only a handful of the veterans have been able to attend.  

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• Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014
American Legion cookout
SEMINOLE – American Legion Post 252, 11433 Park Blvd., holds a cookout every Saturday and Sunday at the Tiki Bar from 1 to 5 p.m.

Breakfast is held the first Sunday of every month from 8 to 11 a.m. and the monthly spaghetti dinner is held the first Tuesday of each month from 5 to 7 p.m.  

The dining room is open to the public. Legion membership is required to purchase alcohol.  

For more information, call 391-6324.
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Back-to-school open house
LARGO – Join Largo’s Recreation Parks and Art Department for a free back-to-school open house Aug. 23, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Highland and Southwest recreation complexes and Largo Community Center.  

Visit one facility or all three for back-to-school giveaways, class demonstrations and more. Learn more about Largo recreation membership.

Recreation members enjoy access to all recreation facilities and discounted programming for $10 a year.  

Highland Recreation Complex is at 400 Highland Ave. Call 518-3016.

Southwest Recreation Complex is at 13120 Vonn Road. Call 518-3125. Largo Community Center is at 400 Alt. Keene Road. Call 518-3131.

WalMart Missouri, Largo High School PTSA and Largo Middle School PTSA will sponsor this open house.
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Chamber Night at the Ballpark
PALM HARBOR – The Palm Harbor Chamber of Commerce plans Night at the Ballpark Saturday, Aug. 23, at 6:30 p.m. when the Clearwater Threshers host the Brevard County Manatees at Bright House Field.  

Those attending can enjoy and evening of fun at the Hot Corner Café ticket holders can eat and drink all they want from 5 to 8 p.m. The deal also includes 16-ounce draft beers for $2 for three hours.  

Tickets are $14.50 per person and available by contacting Dan Madden at 712-4403.
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Food Truck Rally
SEMINOLE – The Seminole Warhawks Booster Club will host its first annual Fan Fest and Food Truck Rally at Seminole High School, 8401 131st St. N., Saturday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

The Booster Club is looking for direct donations and vendors who would like to display merchandise or offer giveaways for the silent auction.

Call Jennifer Halfinds at 385-5939 or Araceli Diaz at 608-3116 for more information.
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Great Scallop Search
TIERRA VERDE – Tampa Bay Watch is seeking volunteer boaters to participate in its annual Great Scallop Search Saturday, Aug. 23, 9 a.m. to noon. Boaters will meet on the east end of the Fort De Soto Park boat ramp.  

The event is a yearly resource monitoring of scallops. Volunteers will snorkel along set transect lines to search for scallops in select areas within Boca Ciega and Lower Tampa bays.  

For more information, visit
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UPARC benefit concert
CLEARWATER – Employee Leasing Strategies and AXA Advisors present an end of summer celebration concert to benefit the UPARC Foundation set for Saturday, Aug. 23, 6 to 11 p.m., at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort Ballroom.

The concert will include live music by ’60s recording artist Mercy with the hit single, Love Can Make You Happy, as well as dance band Act III.  

Come dance the night away while listening to great music, hors d’oeuvres and bidding on silent and live auction items. There will be a cash bar, and the attire is casual.  

To purchase tickets, visit or call UPARC at 797-8712.
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SEMINOLE – American Woman Fitness Center, 9699 Bay Pines Blvd., plans Zumbathon Saturday, Aug. 23, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., to benefit My Hope Chest.  

The event will consist of two hours of zumba with various instructors.  

The cost for non-gym members is $10. Gym members can make a donation. My Hope Chest funds breast reconstruction surgery for uninsured and uninsured breast cancer survivors.
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