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PALM HARBOR – A representative from Ancestry.com will give a three-hour seminar on tips to research family heritage Friday, March 7, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave.
The topic will be “Five things to try at ancestry.com” including online family trees, searching records, ancestry DNA, learning center and community tools.
Crista Cowan, also known as the Ancestry.com barefoot genealogist, will be the presenter.
Friday Morning Market
TREASURE ISLAND – The annual Friday Morning Market is underway at Treasure Island Community Park and will continue through early April. The event, which features a variety of vendors, is open each Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free.
Heart health workshops
CLEARWATER – The city of Clearwater’s North Greenwood and Countryside Libraries will host the upcoming PEAK Heart Health workshop series. This free series consists of four e-Health Technology Workshops that discuss ways to use the Internet to track and improve your heart health.
FMQAI, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Florida under contract with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, selected Clearwater as the only city in the nation to host this new e-Health workshop series.
Participants will learn to find trusted heart health information online; use easy computer applications to address their individual heart health needs; monitor their blood pressure, cholesterol levels, food intake and weight; and become more active in their own heart health care.
Participants can select from two locations, space permitting. The first location is North Greenwood Library, Thursdays, Jan. 23, Feb. 6 and 20, and March 6, 10 a.m. to noon. The second location is Countryside Library, Fridays, Jan. 24, Feb. 7 and 21, and March 7, 10 a.m. to noon.
The workshops have been developed for Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers who have any of the following risk factors: high cholesterol, high blood pressure, high triglycerides, stress, diabetes, weight challenges, lack of regular exercise, a family history of heart disease, and a diagnosis of heart disease.
Preregistration is required, and space is limited. Attendance at all four workshops is suggested. To register, call 724-3070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Overeaters Anonymous Amigos
ST. PETERSBURG – Overeaters Anonymous Amigos, a program of recovery for eating disorders, meets Fridays, 11 a.m., at Beacon House, 2151 Central Ave.
The newest Pinellas OA group features a bilingual message.
For information, call Margie C. at 828-9711. There are no dues or fees and a list of meetings may be viewed at oapinellas.org
VFW fish fry, bingo
DUNEDIN – The Dunedin-Palm Harbor VFW Post 2550 hosts a fish/shrimp fry every Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at 360 Douglas Ave.
The post sponsors bingo each Wednesday and Friday. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Bingo starts at noon.
The public is invited. Call 733-6107.
Women’s Republican Club luncheon
BELLEAIR – The Belleair Women’s Republican Club is having its luncheon Friday, March 7, at the Belleair Country Club at 11:30 a.m. with the lunch at noon. Make reservations by Tuesday, March 4. The cost is $22 payable by check or cash. No credit cards, please. The speaker will be Diane Nelson, county tax collector.
World Day of Prayer SEMINOLE – Church Women United Central Pinellas will sponsor a local event connected with the World Day of Prayer Friday, March 7, 9:30 a.m. to noon, at Seminole United Methodist Church, 5400 Seminole Blvd.
World Day of Prayer is a worldwide ecumenical movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer and action each year on the first Friday in March.
Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. Breakfast will be served. The program will start at 10 a.m.
For information, call 391-9781.
Car and Truck Show benefit TREASURE ISLAND – American Legion Post 158 plans its second annual Car and Truck Show benefit Saturday, March 8 on Treasure Island Beach behind Gulf Front Park.
The event will feature about 200 cars and trucks.
To help out with sponsorship or for more information, call Greg Tong at 235-1784.
Indian Rocks Beach Greenfest
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH – The seventh annual Indian Rocks Beach Greenfest will be Saturday, March 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 200 24th Ave. The festival will feature eco-friendly vendors, art, jewelry, live music, food, beer and wine.
COTI Community Christian School, Plumlee Gulf Beach Realty, CYMplify, Crabby Bills, Tampa Bay Newspapers and Crunchy Mama will sponsor this community event celebrating all things earth friendly.
Lupus support group meeting
LARGO – The Living with Lupus support group meets second Saturdays at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 13255 118th St. N., Largo.
Sponsored by the Lupus Foundation of Florida, this group is a place where attendees can speak freely about the challenges of living with lupus with others who are facing the similar struggles and challenges. Family and friends are welcome.
For information, call 585-7381.
Managing pests in the vegetable garden
ST. PETERSBURG – A program on managing pests in the vegetable garden will be offered Saturday, March 8, 10 to 11:30 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE.
Urban Horticulture agent Theresa Badurek will explain how to manage Florida vegetable gardens in a safe and environmentally friendly way. Attendees will learn about integrated pest management, scouting for garden pests, harmful and beneficial insects and common weeds.
SEMINOLE – The Kiwanis Breakfast Club of Seminole will hold its 33rd annual Pancake Day on Saturday, March 8, 7 to 11 a.m., during the city of Seminole’s 46th annual Pow Wow Festival, at the Seminole Recreation Center auditorium, 9100 113th St. N.
Breakfast will include all the pancakes you can eat in two different flavors, a choice of toppings, sausage and beverage (fresh orange juice, coffee or milk).
There will be live entertainment during breakfast. Free books for children of all ages will be distributed.
Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children 5- to 10-years-old. Children 4 and younger eat for free. Tickets can be purchased at First Home Bank in Seminole by contacting Charlene Jasmin 399-5602, or at the door.
Poker night and silent auction
PINELLAS PARK – The Fraternal Order of Eagles, 3451 63rd Ave. N., will host a poker night and silent auction Saturday, March 8, 5 to 11 p.m. Admission is free; $10 per person for the clam/seafood bake.
Funds raised will benefit Alzheimer’s organizations.
Call 527-2896 for more information.
Scrapbookers Anonymous Group meeting
PINELLAS PARK – The Scrapbookers Anonymous Group meets second Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at St. Giles Episcopal Church, 8271 52nd St. N.
Attendees will enjoy a “fun day of cropping and sharing,” according to a press release. Everyone is welcome – particularly those who have not been involved in scrapbooking previously. There will be plenty of people sharing information and equipment. Attendees should bring a bag lunch or join the group for a take-out.
Strategies for Independence PINELLAS PARK – Strategies for Independence will be presented Saturday, March 8, 10 a.m., at Good Samaritan Church, 6085 Park Blvd.
Liz Barlowe, certified care manager and health advocate, will facilitate the forum. Barlowe will lead a discussion on strategies to maximize your independence and will offer an overview of available community resources that can help. There is no charge and the public is welcome.
Treasure Islettes fashion show
TREASURE ISLAND – The Treasure Islettes plan their eighth annual fashion show/fundraiser Saturday, March 8, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Treasure Island Community Center, 1 Park Place.
Admission is $20, which includes lunch.
The event, called Up, Up and Away – Visit the World through Fashion, will feature a spring/summer fashion collection courtesy of Macy’s. In addition there will be super raffle opportunities and a great silent auction.
To purchase tickets, contact Millie Fant at 367-1301 or call Carol Lee at 369-9181.
The Treasure Islettes, a women’s club, founded in 1955, with an active membership drive, has six committees specifically dedicated to scholarship, neighborhood beautification, and service to the community.
The Islettes meet on the fourth Monday of the month at 7 p.m. Bingo runs year round on Thursdays at at 6:45 and 7:45 p.m. at the Treasure Island Community Center.
More information about membership can be obtained by calling president Marian Alton at 360-0164.