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.
Paint the Pub Pink DUNEDIN – Paint the Pub Pink, Hair Factor’s sixth annual Streak for the Cure’s fundraiser launch party is Wednesday, Sept. 17, 6 p.m., at Eddie’s Bar and Grill, 1283 Bayshore Blvd. in Dunedin.
All proceeds benefit the mammography voucher program of Morton Plant Mease Health Care.
Attendees who wear “their bedazzled bra” will be entered to win tons of prizes.
Activities also include a silent auction and an opportunity to win a party bucket filled with wine, wheelbarrow of liquor, paddleboard and other gifts.
The Streak for the Cure fundraiser Pink Hair Streak Fundraiser will be held Oct. 1-31, Hair Factor Salon/Day Spa.
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 email@example.com.
Adult Competition Spelling Bee PALM HARBOR – The Palm Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce hosts its second annual Adult Competition Spelling Bee Thursday, Sept.18, 6 p.m., at Palm Harbor University High School.
Proceeds will benefit the chamber’ efforts toward financial assistance to school programs.
Community sponsorships are available, ranging from $100 to $5,000. General admission tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors. Students will be admitted free.
Food drive reception SEMINOLE – The Interfaith Food Pantry, 9530 Starkey Road, will host a thank you reception on Thursday, Sept. 18, 5 to 6:30 p.m., for donations collected through Mayor Leslie Waters’ 2014 canned food challenge.
Food will continue to be collected at the following drop-off locations through the end of the year at Seminole City Hall, City Park during the 2014 Fall Music in the Park concerts, Seminole Chamber of Commerce, Seminole Gardens Apartments, Lake Seminole Presbyterian Church, St. Petersburg College-Seminole Student Center, UP192, Freedom Square, Lake Seminole Square and American Woman Fitness Center on Bay Pines Boulevard.
Free afternoon for caregivers LARGO – Princeton Village of Largo, 333 16th Ave. SE, plans a free afternoon for caregivers Thursday, Sept. 18, 2 to 4 p.m.
Caregovers are invited for a free spa afternoon that includes a massage, mini makeover, champagne and more.
Linda Burhans of Harmony Home Health will present a program on how to help yourself so you can help others.
Those planning to attend should RSVP by Sept. 15 to 588-0020.
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.
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.
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.
Marketing Mysteries Solved Workshop SAFETY HARBOR – The Marketing Mysteries Solved Workshop is set for Thursday, Sept. 18, 6:30 p.m., at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N.
The workshop is by SCORE and presented by Don Mahaney and it will reveal the roles and relationships between marketing, advertising, and sales, and learning effective and efficient marketing techniques.
MOAA luncheon meeting PINELLAS PARK – The St. Petersburg chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will meet for its next luncheon on Friday, Sept. 19, at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park.
Social hour will start at 11 a.m. followed by lunch and a short program. Military officers that are retired, active duty or former officers and their spouses or widows are invited to attend.
For reservations, call Pauline Edwards at 360-2936.
Pinellas County Walk Like MADD 5K and MADD Dash 5K Run INDIAN ROCKS BEACH – Mothers Against Drunk Driving will host the 5th annual Pinellas County Walk Like MADD 5K and MADD Dash 5K Run Friday, Sept. 19.
Sponsored by Bright House Networks, the family-oriented event will be held on Indian Rocks Beach with festivities beginning at 5 p.m. and lasting until 9 p.m.
Event planners hope to raise $35,000 to help further MADD’s mission to eliminate drunk driving, support the victims and families of DUI crashes, and prevent underage drinking. The event also strives to rally support for MADD’s educational programs and victim services in Pinellas and Pasco counties.
All proceeds raised from the event remain in the community to further MADD’s life-saving mission of supporting and educating local families and youth on the tragic effects of drunk driving.
Participation is open to the public, and team participation by corporations, churches, and schools is encouraged. Registration is $15 for participants ages 5 to 21 and $20 for those ages 21 and over and includes a T-shirt and participation in the food, fun, and festivities.
Event guests can expect great food from local restaurants and a musical performance by a surprise guest.
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.
Tarpon Springs High School homecoming parade TARPON SPRINGS – Tarpon Springs High School will march through town Friday, Sept. 19, in its annual homecoming parade. From 5 to 6:30 p.m., floats, cars and marching bands will trek down Lemon Street, Levis Avenue, Tarpon Avenue, Pinellas Avenue and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
These roads along the parade route will be temporarily closed from 4 to 7 p.m. for set-up and cleanup. The Tarpon Springs Police Department will be on hand for crowd and traffic control.