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• Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017
Coloring group meeting
PINELLAS PARK – The Pinellas Park Senior Center, 7625 59th St. N., holds Color Me Calm, coloring get-togethers, every Tuesday, noon to 3 p.m. Colored pencils will be available at the center. Call 727-369-5694.
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Florida Herb Society meeting
CLEARWATER – The Florida Herb Society will meet Tuesday, Feb. 21, 6:30 p.m., at Moccasin Lake Environmental Education Center, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater.

There is a $1 suggested donation per person. For information, call 727-793-2976.

Registration and herbal swap will be at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will get under way at 6:45 p.m. Attendees may bring herb cuttings, seeds and plants to swap along with a favorite herbal delight to add to the tasting and herbal swap tables.

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Friends of Clearwater Beach Library annual meeting
CLEARWATER – Friends of Clearwater Beach Library, Recreation Center and Pool will hold their annual meeting Tuesday, Feb. 21, noon, at the Clearwater Beach Recreation Center, 69 Bay Esplanade.

Board members for 2017 will be elected in a short business meeting. Following will be a reception to honor retiring Clearwater Beach Librarian Joyce Kirchoffer. “The public is invited to join in the celebration to thank Joyce for all her helpful assistance in keeping the Beach Library an important part of the fabric of Clearwater Beach,” a press release said.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information on the Beach Friends please visit or call Linda Owens 260-894-0270.
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Gulf Beaches Public Library fundraiser
MADEIRA BEACH – The Friends of the Gulf Beaches Public Library will hold a “Love Your Library” fundraiser from 5-7 p.m. on Feb. 21. The event, at the library, 200 Municipal Drive, will be highlighted with gift basket raffles, musical entertainment, some surprises, and, of course, wine and appetizers. A $3 donation per person will be requested at the door.

For information, email
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Island Estate Women’s Club’s monthly luncheon
CLEARWATER – The Rev. Janet M. Reynolds, a certified spirit medium and ordained minister with a private practice in Tampa, will be the guest speaker at the Island Estate Women’s Club’s monthly luncheon, Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the Clearwater Yacht Club.

The social hour begins at 11 a.m. and the lunch price this month is $23 per person. To make reservations, download the reservation form at or call chair Wendy Bouffard at 727-441-8211.

Reynolds specializes in practical channeled guidance from the spirit world. She is a graduate of the mediumship certification program of the College of Metaphysical Studies in Clearwater, the Metaphysical Academy in Tampa and the Arthur Finlay College of Psychic and Mediumship in England. She is an ordained minister of Harmony Church in Tampa, and serves the Peoples Spiritualist Church in St. Petersburg. She is certified in clinical hypnotherapy with advanced instruction in hypnosis, and past life regression. She is also a certified Reiki master.

The reservation deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 15, and reservation forms and check may be dropped off to Bouffard in the Porch Locked Mailbox at 421 Palm Island S.E. on Island Estates or at the Horizon House, 31 Island Way, during normal business hours.

The club is seeking new members. With 145 or more members, the club raised a total of $15,188, at three luncheon events. The entire amount was donated for the benefit of local charities.

To learn more about the club and its activities visit the club’s website or call membership chair Joan Landreth at 727-812-8078. President Lynne McCaskill is also available any time to answer any questions at 727-430-1911.
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Kiwanis Breakfast Club of Seminole meeting
SEMINOLE – The Kiwanis Breakfast Club of Seminole meets on the second, third and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 7:15 a.m., in the third floor card room at Lake Seminole Square, 8333 Seminole Blvd. The group features speakers from different organizations. Visit or call 727-319-8343 for more information.
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Living Well: Cancer
LARGO - Living Well: Cancer, Tuesday, Feb. 21, noon, at Largo Public Library, Jenkins Community Room B, 120 Central Park Drive, Largo. Medical oncologist Dr. Ben Yan will discuss ways to prevent cancer, how to live well with it and tools for a quicker recovery. To preregister for this free health seminar, call 727-953-6877 or visit
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Pipe organ concert
PINELLAS PARK – The monthly Wurlitzer pipe organ concert will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the City Auditorium, 7690 59th St. N. The performance is free to the public. Bring lunch and enjoy the show. Call 727-541-0895.
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Seminole-SPC Toastmasters meeting
SEMINOLE – Seminole-SPC Toastmasters meets Tuesdays, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m., at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N. Guests ages 18 and older are welcome. This event is free and open to the public.

This personal development program is ideal for supervisors and leaders – or those aspiring – to learn vital leadership and communication skills. Contact Dennis Hamel at 727-374-2612 or visit
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Smoking-cessation classes
LARGO – Free smoking-cessation classes will be offered Tuesdays through Feb. 28, 5 to 6 p.m., at the Bardmoor YMCA, 8495 Bryan Dairy Road.

Sponsored by Gulfcoast North Area Health Education Center and Tobacco Free Florida, the program provides a free class to help participants quit any form of tobacco through an in-person group class and free nicotine replacement therapy, such as patches, gum or lozenges while supplies last and if medically appropriate. The program is funded by the Florida Department of Health.

Members and nonmembers are welcome. Space is limited. To register, call Nicole Kelly at 813-929-1000, ext 204.
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• Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017
Emergencies on Board
ST. PETERSBURG – The St. Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron will present Emergencies on Board on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7 to 9 p.m., at St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250 Second Ave. SE, Demens Landing, St. Petersburg.

The seminar will acquaint boaters with the actions necessary to cope with the most common difficulties. It is available to anyone age 12 or older and it deals with both preparing for and managing emergencies such as accident prevention, emergency calls and signals, running aground, man overboard, fire, loss of power, medical conditions, steering failure and getting lost.

Instruction is free and materials cost $35 per family.

To preregister, visit
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Genealogy seminar
DUNEDIN – “DNA and Genealogy,” a seminar, will be presented Wednesday, Feb. 22, 1 to 3 p.m., at the Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave.

Denise Manning, who has a bachelor’s degree in history and master’s degree in library information science from the University of Florida, is the guest speaker.

The Daughters of American Revolution, Caladesi chapter, is coordinating the free event.

The Pinellas Genealogy Society and Suncoast Genealogy Society have been invited to provide displays. Lineage societies such as Colonial Dames, Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War and the United Daughters of the Confederacy have been invited to provide information and displays. They also will have representatives to speak with attendees.

Members of the Clearwater Chapter and The Sons of the American Revolution, who will be dressed in colonial military uniforms, will present the colors. The SAR chapter also will provide a display of revolutionary memorabilia and will be available to discuss membership and researching your family lineage.

Members of the Caladesi Chapter will provide “genealogy genies,” who will be able to briefly check for a possible link to a revolutionary patriot. An opportunity to sign up for future research assistance will be provided.

Light refreshments will be served.
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Largo Star Toastmasters Club 5933 meeting
LARGO – Largo Star Toastmasters Club 5933 invites new members to its weekly meeting on Wednesdays, 12:05 to 1:05 p.m., at the Young Rainey Star Center, 7887 Bryan Dairy Road No. 120.

The club is open to all residents and workers in the Largo, Pinellas Park and Seminole areas.

A Toastmasters club provides a supportive and positive environment where members have the opportunity to develop their oral communication and leadership skills. Come watch as members present speeches, develop leadership skills by serving in various club positions and participate in Table Topics sessions in a relaxed yet structured one-hour setting.

For more information, call John Rouisse at 727-488-8010 or email
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MOAA monthly luncheon
CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Chapter of The Military Officers Association of America will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 22 for its monthly meeting at the Clearwater Country Club, 525 Betty Lane. Guest speaker will be retired Maj. Scott “Mack” Macksam.

All military officers, their spouses, survivors and auxiliary members are invited. Jackets are requested. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 727-535-9151.
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Rotary Club of Seminole meeting
SEMINOLE – The Rotary Club of Seminole meets weekly on Wednesdays at noon at the Seminole Lake Country Club, 6100 Augusta Blvd. Email for more information.
Seminole Historical Society meeting
SEMINOLE – Artist Tom Stovall, who painted the city’s iconic water tower, will speak at the next Seminole Historical Society meeting Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m., at the Historical Society Museum, 7464 Ridge Rd.

This event is open to the public. It’s free for Historical Society members; donations are appreciated from non-members.

The museum is open Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  For more information, call president Michele Abramo at 727-399-0587.
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• 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
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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
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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 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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