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Community Calender
• Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017
Earth Fare job fair
OLDSMAR – Earth Fare, the authentic specialty organic and natural foods grocery store, is bringing 150 new jobs to a new location in Oldsmar. Earth Fare will host a job fair running Sept. 20-22, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., to place new team members in both full time and part time positions spanning all disciplines.

Job fair attendees should be prepared to talk about qualifications and provide schedule availability. Earth Fare encourages interested applicants who are passionate about healthy living and customer service to apply online at www.earthfare.com /oldsmar prior to the hiring event. Appointments are not necessary and applicants should be prepared for an on-site interview at the fair.

The job fair will take place at Hampton Inn, 4017 Tampa Road, Oldsmar.
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Pet Walk Yappy Hour
MADEIRA BEACH – The Pet Walk Yappy Hour will take place Thursday, Sept. 21, 5 to 7 p.m., at The Brown Boxer, 15000 Madeira Way, Madeira Beach.

All friendly dogs are welcome. Guests will enjoy light snacks and get in on some great door prize drawings as well as chance drawing items.

For more information and to RSVP, call Luan at 727-586-3591, ext. 122, or email LDean@SPCATampaBay.org.
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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, Sept. 22, 2017
Earth Fare job fair
OLDSMAR – Earth Fare, the authentic specialty organic and natural foods grocery store, is bringing 150 new jobs to a new location in Oldsmar. Earth Fare will host a job fair running Sept. 20-22, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., to place new team members in both full time and part time positions spanning all disciplines.

Job fair attendees should be prepared to talk about qualifications and provide schedule availability. Earth Fare encourages interested applicants who are passionate about healthy living and customer service to apply online at www.earthfare.com /oldsmar prior to the hiring event. Appointments are not necessary and applicants should be prepared for an on-site interview at the fair.

The job fair will take place at Hampton Inn, 4017 Tampa Road, Oldsmar.
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Falls Prevention Awareness Day
CLEARWATER - The 10th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day will be observed locally on Friday, Sept. 22, 1 to 4 p.m., at YMCA of the Suncoast - Clearwater Branch, 1005 S. Highland Ave., Clearwater.

In honor of this notable milestone, the theme of the event will be 10 Years Standing Together to Prevent Falls.

A variety of information, resources, demonstrations, screenings and assessments will be provided as part of the National Council on Aging's Falls Free initiative in collaboration with many community partners. A panel of representatives from the medical industry, Pinellas County Emergency Services, and AARP Home Fit will be available to answer questions.

This event has been planned and coordinated by the Better Living for Seniors Fall Prevention Coalition and community partners such as the YMCA of the Suncoast – Clearwater Branch, Florida Senior Games, Dedicated Senior Medical Clinic and Florida Medicare Options.

For information, call Carole Ware at 727-432-2297.

For information about DOH-Pinellas, visit www.PinellasHealth.com.
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• Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017
Downtown block party
CLEARWATER – The Church of Scientology will host a downtown block party at 5 p.m. on Sept. 23 at the corner of Cleveland Street and Fort Harrison Avenue in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

There is no cost to attend or to participate in the various activities.

For more information about this event, contact Amber at 727-467-6966 or amber@cos.flag.org
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Guided hike
ST. PETERSBURG – A guided hike will be offered Saturday, Sept. 23, 9 to 11 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg.

Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the ecosystems and early residents of Weedon Island Preserve while hiking the coastal uplands and the boardwalks through mangrove forests. The program is best for ages 6 and older.

Preregistration is required.

Visit www.weedonislandpreserve.eventbrite.com.

Call 727-453-6500 or visit www.weedonislandpreserve.org.
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Methods and techniques of beekeeping
CLEARWATER – A program on the methods and techniques of beekeeping will be presented Saturday, Sept. 23, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., at Moccasin Lake Environmental Education Center, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater.

The free program will cover the basics of what is involved with modern beekeeping. Bee expert Barnabas Bela will lead the discussion.

For information, call 727-793-2976.
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Open car and truck show
ST. PETERSBURG – An open car and truck show will take place on Saturday, Sept. 23, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Cody’s Original Roadhouse, 4360 Park St., St. Petersburg.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Kathryne Mezerowski Memorial Scholarship at the St. Petersburg College.

Pre-registration cost is $10, and $15 on day of show for a car space. To pre-register, email okayz8@knology.net or text to 727-459-3688 with name and car info or name and swap.

There will be music, door prizes, trophies, silent auction and 50/50 drawing.

Event sponsors include Mamas Kitchen, Golden Bear Restaurant, Sunrise Restaurant, Publix at Bardmoor, Laredo Car Was, Mr. Hotshine Car Wash, Harbor Freight Tools, Toppers Creamery, Fresno’s Waterfront Restaurant, Meineke of Pinellas Park Bloomin Brands, Graphix, Sweet Sage Café, and Joto’s Pizza.

There is no charge to come look at the vehicles.
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Our Wildest Place hike
TARPON SPRINGS – A wildlife hike will be offered Saturday, Sept. 23, 9 to 11 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs.

Attendees will join an experienced naturalist for a free hike along boardwalks and natural trails at Brooker Creek Preserve. Binoculars and cameras are recommended.

Advance registration is required.

To register, visit www.brookercreekpreserve.eventbrite.com.

For information, call 727-453-6800.
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Photography hike
ST. PETERSBURG – A photography hike will be offered Saturday, Sept. 23, 8:30 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg.

Participants will have an opportunity to hike the preserve in search of that perfect photo. This free program provides great opportunities for photographers of all levels to hone their skills. After a brief classroom session, preserve volunteers highlight seasonal features of the preserve, as well as specific wildlife behaviors that help participants capture the natural beauty of Weedon Island Preserve.

Registration is required.

Call 727-453-6500 or visit www.weedonislandpreserve.eventbrite.com.
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RCS grand gala
CLEARWATER – Continuing in the yearlong celebration of the organization’s 50th anniversary, Religious Community Services Inc. will host its third annual grand gala on Saturday, Sept. 23.

The gala will help celebrate the impact of providing help and hope to those in need and will feature celebrity sports anchor Jay Harris of ESPN. Harris will deliver the keynote address.

“Doing whatever we can to provide help and hope to people should be how we live our individual lives,” Harris said in a press release. “I appreciate my buddy Kirk Smith and RCS for their work to do that, to fill in the gaps, and to lead and inspire others to get involved.”

“It’s an unbelievable honor to have my good friend Jay Harris join us for this year’s grand gala,” said Kirk Smith, president and CEO of RCS. “When I think about our mission and what I know of Jay Harris, I couldn’t think of a better person to deliver the keynote address. It’ll be a great day for RCS.”

For information and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.rcspinellas.org.

Founded in 1967, by a network of local churches and houses of faith, RCS has had a strong and enduring impact on Pinellas County, serving over 15 percent of the population with emergency food, shelter and safety, annually.
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Reptile Day
CLEARWATER – Reptile Day will take place Saturday, Sept. 23, 2 to 5 p.m., at Moccasin Lake Environmental Education Center, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater.

This free event will feature reptile encounters. Attendees will learn about this amazing group of animals. This program is sponsored by the Suncoast Herpetological Society and the Clearwater Chapter of the Turtle and Tortoise Club of Florida.

For information, call 727-793-2976.
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• Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017
Dragonfly discovery walk
TARPON SPRINGS – A dragonfly discovery walk will be offered Sunday, Sept. 24, 9 to 10:30 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs.

Local dragonfly expert Paul Trunk will invite participants to explore some of the habitats at BCP looking for dragonflies. Brooker Creek Preserve is an excellent area that is home to approximately 20 species of odonates. Attendees will learn about the natural history of dragonflies and their importance to a healthy ecosystem. Participants may bring binoculars and cameras.

Visit www.brookercreekpreserve.eventbrite.com, call 727-453-6800 or visit www.brookercreekpreserve.org.
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Garden design
CLEARWATER – A program on garden design will be offered Sunday, Sept. 24, 1 to 4 p.m., at Moccasin Lake Environmental Education Center, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater.

Attendees will learn how to create the yard they desire. Tips on successful landscaping will be offered.

Cost is $15 for those with a Clearwater recreation card and $17 for those without a card.

For information, call 727-793-2976.
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Interfaith Prayer and Music Service
CLEARWATER – First United Methodist Church Clearwater will host an Interfaith Prayer and Music Service on Sunday, Sept. 24, 6:30 p.m., at 411 W. Turner St., Clearwater.

An imam, a rabbi, an African-American Protestant pastor and a Catholic priest have been invited to join the Rev. Daphne Johnson, FUMC pastor. Each clergy person will speak for five minutes on peace and then lead the congregation in prayer. Then, each will be followed by a soloist singing music from that specific faith community. Admission is open to the public and free of charge, yet a free-will offering will be collected and 100 percent donated to a local charity, Clothes For Kids.

“This is another part of our continuing series with a mission and music theme, and we invite everyone to come together in prayer for peace and unity,” said Johnson.

For information about this and other missions of the First United Methodist Church, visit www.firstmethodistclearwater.org.
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Westfield Wellness Expo
CLEARWATER – The Westfield Wellness Expo will take place Sunday, Sept. 24, noon to 5 p.m., at Westfield Countryside, 27001 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater.

Westfield wants to help make health and wellness easier for everyone by offering a free Wellness Expo. Attendance is free and guests can enjoy fitness demos, health checks, a teddy bear clinic for kids, healthy food demonstrations, interactive activities and much more.
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• Monday, Sept. 25, 2017
St. Petersburg candidate forum
ST. PETERSBURG – The League of Women Voters will moderate a forum for St. Petersburg council candidates Monday, Sept. 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at City Hall, 175 Fifth St. N. Candidates for Districts 2, 4, and 6 have been invited to participate.

A League moderator will pose questions from those submitted in writing by audience members, providing the public an opportunity to hear what candidates have to say about critical issues facing the city. Doors open to the public at 6 p.m. and the forum begins at 6:30 p.m.

The forum will be hosted by the city of St. Petersburg.

It will be televised live on StPeteTV, the city’s government-access channel, which is available on Spectrum Channel 641, WOW! Channel 15, Frontier Channel 20, and on the city’s website, www.stpete.org. The forum also will be replayed on the channel and accessible through the city’s YouTube channel.

For information, call 727-742-7565.
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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, Sept. 26, 2017
St. Petersburgy mayor candidate forum
ST. PETERSBURG – Candidates for mayor of St. Petersburg will speak and answer questions at a forum moderated by the League of Women Voters Tuesday, Sept. 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at City Hall, 175 Fifth St. N.

The forum will be televised live on StPeteTV, the city’s government-access channel, which is available on Spectrum Channel 641, WOW! Channel 15, Frontier Channel 20, and on the city’s website, www.stpete.org.

Replay of the forum will be available on StPeteTV and accessible through the city’s YouTube channel.
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