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Fall prevention programs ST. PETERSBURG – September is National Falls Prevention Awareness Month. Bayfront Health’s Trauma Center will host several events on site at the hospital, 701 Sixth St. S., St. Petersburg.
The following events are scheduled:
• A Matter of Balance – Monday, Sept. 22, 1 to 3 p.m. This is the first program in an eight-week free class designed for older adults to learn fall prevention.
• National Falls Prevention Awareness Day Lunch and Learn Seminar – Tuesday, Sept. 23, noon to 1 p.m. Carol Bissinger, R.N., and Chastity Rogers-Johnson, R.N., will host a free presentation on fall prevention and stroke awareness. Light lunch will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to wear yellow in honor if National Falls Prevention Awareness Day.
Medicare lunch and learn BELLEAIR – A lunch and learn session on understanding Medicare options will be presented Tuesday, Sept. 23, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Belleview Biltmore Golf Club, 1501 Indian Rocks Road.
MLK Neighborhood Center Coalition planning sessions CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Martin Luther King Jr. Neighborhood Center Coalition hosts weekly planning sessions every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at 1201 Douglas Ave. It also hosts a neighborhood community market each fourth Saturday, with the June market set for the 28th.
The Community Outreach Team invites people to join them in making phone calls or writing letters to the residents in the neighborhood surrounding the center to inspire neighbors with the progress that is being made.
Monthly educational series on hemp and cannabis
Witch’s Brew plans series on cannabis
PALM HARBOR – The Witch’s Brew Café/Pub will host a monthly educational series on the subject of hemp and cannabis beginning Tuesday, March 11, 6:30 p.m.
The eight-month series will be presented second and fourth Tuesdays. It will run through October. Each month will highlight a certain facet of the issue, with topics such as marijuana as medicine, economics of the “cannabusiness industry, politics of getting it legalized, spiritual/recreational/creative uses, current and future laws and the opportunities with hemp.
Each gathering will showcase a documentary or talk show on the subject to be followed with discussion. One of the presentations each month will be a screening of an episode of “The Captain Cannabis Show,” an Internet talk radio show dedicated to the hemp and cannabis industry in Florida.
The Witch’s Brew is at 1219 Florida Ave., Palm Harbor.
Qi Gong meditation classes ST. PETE BEACH – Weekly Qi Gong moving meditation classes are held Tuesdays, 8:30 to 10 a.m., at the Warren Webster Center, 1500 Pass-A-Grille Way.
The cost is $10 per class.
Classes are lead by acupuncture physician Joyce Lockwood who studied Qi Gong in China and
is certified as a Qi Gong practice leader in the U.S. through the Institute of Integral Qi Gong and Tai Chi.
Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates slow graceful movements, breathing techniques and deep relaxation.
Bone and Joint Lecture Series ST. PETERSBURG – Two programs are scheduled in the weeks that follow at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, 701 Sixth St. S.
The Bone and Joint Lecture Series will kick off with a presentation by Dr. Brian Burke, Bayfront Health orthopedic surgeon, set for Wednesday, Sept. 24, noon to 1 p.m., in the Sheen Conference Center. This free seminar will include a light lunch.
A Matter of Balance classes will begin Monday, Sept. 22. The eight-week session is designed for adults age 60 and older and will cover how to manage falls and increase activity levels.
For information and to RSVP for a program, call 895-3627. Visit Bayfront.com.
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.
Clinical Nutrition & Exercise Guidance SAFETY HARBOR – Clinical Nutrition & Exercise Guidance for Healthy, Happy Bodies is coming to the Safety Harbor Rigsby Recreation Center, 605 Second St. N. on Wednesdays, Sept. 3 through Sept. 24, 5 to 6 p.m. The cost is $60 for residents and $90 for nonresidents and is for ages 15 and older.
Over the course of this month-long program, Dr. Erin Flowers will focus on the relationship between nutrition and healthy functions of the body, individualized nutritional counseling, metabolism, supplement education and more. The class also includes individual nutrition counseling and progress evaluations.
Participants must preregister and by calling 724-1545.
Fitness Day ST. PETERSBURG – A Peeling Concepts spa will join an estimated 1,000 local groups to celebrate the 13th annual National Women’s Health & Fitness Day Wednesday, Sept. 24.
As an official host site, A Peeling Concepts will host an event Sept. 24. Activities will be non-competitive and may include walking events, exercise demonstrations, health screenings and health information workshops.
For information, call Donna Mansbart at 455-6263 or email email@example.com.
National Women’s Health & Fitness Day is always the last Wednesday in September.
The program is organized by the Mature Market Resource Center, a national clearinghouse for professionals who work with older adults. For information about National Women’s Health & Fitness Day, visit fitnessday.com.
Seminole Historical Society meeting SEMINOLE – BonSue Brandvik, preservationist and author of historic romance novels, will speak at the next Seminole Historical Society meeting, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m., at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex, 9100 113th St. N., Room 210B.
Brandvik will discuss ongoing efforts to salvage the iconic Belleview Biltmore hotel.
From its opening in 1897, the resort attracted many visitors and played a significant role in the development of Pinellas County. Now, after reigning over the highest bluff on the Gulf Coast for more than 100 years as the largest occupied wooden structure in the world, it has fallen upon hard times.
Although its future is in dispute, it is still the source of legends, lore and reports of paranormal activity. Brandvik will bring copies of her Biltmore-themed novel.
Admission is free and open to the public.
Call 391-1433 for more information.
Wednesday afternoon book club
TARPON SPRINGS – The Tarpon Springs Library offers a Wednesday afternoon book club called “Expand Your Horizons.” Fiction and non-fiction books from a variety of genres are discussed each month. For the date of the next meeting, call 943-4922 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
325th Fighter Group reunion INDIAN ROCKS BEACH – The 325th Fighter Group, known as the Checkertail Clan – a name given to them by Axis Sally – will host its 69th reunion Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 25-28, at the Holiday Inn Harbourside, 401 Second St., Indian Rocks Beach.
The 325th is one of the few World War II units still actively meeting for reunions. The 325th has a long and unique history. It went to war on the aircraft carrier USS Ranger, CV-4. Its members flew Army P-40 Warhawks to North Africa in January 1943. It was the first unit in the Army Air Force to have unique markings on its planes.
After the conquest of Sicily, the 325th transitioned to P-47s and moved to Italy to protect the bombers of the 15th Air Force. Several months later they were upgraded again to P-51s. This enabled them to be the first fighter groups to escort bombers to Russia.
The 325th went on to become the highest scoring fighter group in the Mediterranean, and one of the highest in all Europe.
To learn more about the 325th, visit the website checkertails.org.
Business Power Luncheon SEMINOLE – The Seminole Chamber of Commerce will host its next Business Power Luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 25, 11:30 a.m., at the St. Petersburg College library conference center.
City Manager Frank Edmunds will be the guest speaker.
Daughters of Italy meeting DUNEDIN – The Daughters of Italy Lodge 2825 Clearwater Chapter of the Order Sons of Italy in America will host its monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 25, 5:45 p.m., at the Clearwater Community Church, 2897 Belcher Road in room 206 of the education building.
Italian and non-Italian women and their guests are invited to attend. Cost is $8 for the buffet dinner, and RSVPs are due by Monday, Sept. 22. A short general meeting and fun cultural program will follow.
Healthcare Marketing as Community Building ST. PETERSBURG – Nationally recognized healthcare marketer, author and speaker and Dan Dunlop will present at American Marketing Association Tampa Bay’s event on Thursday, Sept. 25, 7:30 a.m., at the Hilton St. Petersburg, Carillon Park, 950 Lake Carillon Drive, St. Petersburg.
Geared specifically toward healthcare marketers, Dunlop’s presentation – Healthcare Marketing as Community Building – will share groundbreaking ideas for how healthcare organizations can engage in conversations and listen to feedback from key constituencies, including patients and physicians.
In addition, attendees will learn how to deepen the connection between audience and brand, bring clinicians into online conversations and integrate new media into the physician-relations marketing mix.
This event is coordinated by AMA Tampa Bay’s Healthcare Shared Interest Group, which focuses exclusively on bringing educational opportunities to healthcare marketers in Tampa Bay.
The cost of the event is $35 for AMA Tampa Bay members, $40 for nonmembers and $25 for students, and will include a hot breakfast and networking.