After-hours networking ST. PETE BEACH – The Treasure Island & Madeira Beach Chamber of Commerce will host an after-hours networking event Thursday, May 26, 5 to 7 p.m., at Silas Dent’s Steakhouse, 5501 Gulf Blvd.
Cost is $10, which includes the first drink and appetizers. Everyone is welcome. The event will include door prizes and a raffle.
Gulf Beaches library blood drive MADEIRA BEACH – Gulf Beaches Public Library will host a blood drive Thursday, May 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All donors will receive a free T-shirt and a wellness checkup. Identification will be required. The library is located at 200 Municipal Drive.
Hurricane preparedness event LARGO – Largo Fire Rescue is hosting a hurricane preparedness event Thursday, May 26, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Largo Public Library. Residents are invited to this free event to learn how to be prepared before, during, and after a hurricane.
Information will be provided on how to stay connected and where to go for shelter or other services. For more information or to RSVP, call 727-587-6737.
Seminar on keeping joints healthy ST. PETERSBURG – Bayfront Health St. Petersburg will sponsor a seminar on keeping joints healthy on Thursday, May 26, noon, at the YMCA of Greater St. Pete, 3200 First Ave. S. Family and sports medicine physician Katherine Wojnowich, M.D. will offer tips on how to maintain joint health as people get older.
Stroke awareness seminar ST. PETERSBURG – A stroke awareness seminar will be presented on Thursday, May 26, 1:30 p.m., at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, 701 Sixth St. S. Neurologist Jason Williams, M.D., will discuss warning signs, prevention and treatment options for stroke. For information and/or to RSVP, call 727-895-3627 or register online at www.bayfrontstpete.com/classes.
Water arthritis classes PINELLAS PARK – Water arthritis classes are offered at Skyview Pool, 9040 54th Way N., Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:40 to 9:40 a.m. Cost is $2.50 per person.
Doing arthritis exercises in the water provides added resistance for a great workout. Classes will focus on gentle stretching, balance and movements. Swimming not required. Exercises done in shallow waters. Call 369-5694 for more information.
Yoga and music meditation TARPON SPRINGS – The Tarpon Springs Recreation Division is offering a new class in yoga and music meditation for adults and seniors on Thursdays, 2 to 3 p.m., at the Tarpon Springs Community Center, 400 S. Walton Ave.
The price per class is $10. This class instructs participants how to relax, stretch and build strength and awareness to enhance body and spirit while healing the mind. This form of yoga is great exercise that is sensitive to chair and floor positions for participants of all physical abilities.
POW-MIA flag dedication CLEARWATER – A local chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America will host the dedication of a large POW-MIA flag Friday, May 27, 11 a.m., at Walker Ford, 17556 U.S. 19 N.
The ceremony, open to the public, will honor missing U.S. servicemen and women from all wars and conflicts.
Notables scheduled to speak are U.S. Rep. David Jolly, R-Florida, and Edward Dement, national commander of American Ex-Prisoners of War.
An honor guard comprised of members of American Legion posts 125 and 273 will provide a gun salute. A bagpiper and a military bugler will play.
American Legion riders and representatives of the Patriot Guard and Rolling Thunder organizations will be on hand.
Connections @ Park Station PINELLAS PARK – The Pinellas Park/Gateway Chamber of Commerce hosts Connections @ Park Station, 5851 Park Blvd., Room 101, a free networking event, on the second and fourth Fridays of the month at 8:30 a.m. Contact Carl Lucchi at 458-7863 for more information.
Crafts for veterans PINELLAS PARK – The Pinellas Park Senior Center, 7625 59th St. N., will offer a weekly craft workshop for veterans on Fridays, 1 to 4 p.m.
Projects, which are donated by the Help Hospitalized Veterans Program, include model cars, wood projects, leatherwork, needlecrafts, poster art, beadwork and more.
The crafts aid in rehabilitation, and are designed to restore coordination and impaired motor skills, improve attention spans and concentration, and relieve symptoms of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and other conditions.
Bring proof of Military Service for free project. Work at the center or take it home.
Fiesta of Learning LARGO – Ridgecrest Elementary will be host its annual Fiesta of Learning event on Friday, May 27, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the school, 1901 119th St.
Students will showcase projects and work they have completed, as well as do presentations for other classes to enjoy. Parents and families are welcome to come out and see the wonderful learning that has been taking place, as well as to enjoy lunch with their children.
Meet State Rep. Ahern for coffee LARGO – State Rep. Larry Ahern will be hosting a “Meet Your Representative for Coffee” event from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Friday, May 27, at Ted’s Luncheonette, 1201 Clearwater-Largo Road.
For information, call 727-395-2512 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rio Synchro Carnival Water Show LARGO – The Rio Synchro Carnival Water Show will be coming to Southwest Pool on Friday, May 27. A free clinic will begin at 6 p.m. and it includes free tickets to the show for participants, who are asked to bring a bathing suit, towel and goggles.
Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and children. Raffles and concessions will be available.
For more information and tickets, contact Diane at email@example.com or call 727-698-2625.
Senior investment club ST. PETERSBURG – A senior investment club conducts discussions every Friday at 10 a.m. at the Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth St. N.
The free club is open to the public and will feature discussions on anything related to investing. Share your best picks or your worst picks. Ask questions, give your opinion. It’s all about education and fun.
West Coast Swing dance lessons SEMINOLE – Free West Coast Swing dance lessons are offered on Fridays, 6 p.m., at Crystal Blue Ballroom, 10527 Park Blvd. N.
Lessons are free for anyone under the age of 30.
Call Renee at 698-0171 for more information.
Lake Chautauqua Park tour CLEARWATER – A free walking tour will be offered Saturday, May 28, 9 a.m., at Lake Chautauqua Park, 2671 Enterprise Road.
Participants will hit the trails with volunteer guides to explore various parks while learning about the history, wildlife and other interesting facts about these destinations. Snacks, water, insect repellent, binoculars and cameras are all recommended. Most parks do not have water fountains or restrooms.
Misa en Español SEMINOLE – St. Justin, Martyr Catholic Church recently added a Misa en Español every Saturday at 6 p.m.
Other Masses are presented Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8:45 and 10:45 a.m. (in English); and Sunday, 7 p.m. (in Portuguese). Daily Mass is at 8:30 a.m., preceded by the Rosary.
The Rev. Gerald Hendry is the Pastor.
St. Justin, Martyr is at 10851 Ridge Road in Seminole.
For information, call 397-3312 or visit stjustinmartyr.net.
Nar-Anon meeting OLDSMAR – A Nar-Anon group meets Saturdays, 10 a.m., at United Methodist Church, 207 Buckingham Ave.
Nar-Anon, a 12-step support group for families and friends of addicts, is a worldwide fellowship that offers help by sharing experience, strength and hope. The group is designed for those affected by someone’s addiction.
For additional information, visit naranonfl.org or call 1-888-947-8885.
Open car and truck show LARGO – An open car and truck show will take place Saturday, May 28, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Ker’s WingHouse, 7369 Ulmerton Road.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Kathryne Mezerowski Memorial Scholarship at St. Petersburg College. Preregistration cost is $15. Registration on the day of the show is $20. Participants should provide name, phone, vehicle make, model, and year via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or text to 727-459-3688.
There will be door prizes, music, trophies. Dash plaques awarded to first 20 preregistered participants.
Event sponsors include Mamas Kitchen, Golden Bear Restaurant, Sunrise Restaurant, Tires Plus, Publix at Bardmoor, Bloomin’ Brands, Laredo Car Wash, Mr. Hotshine Car Wash, Harbor Freight Tools, and Toppers Creamery.