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Community Calender
• Sunday, March 29, 2015
American Legion cookout
SEMINOLE – American Legion Post 252, 11433 Park Blvd., holds a cookout every Saturday and Sunday at the Tiki Bar from 1 to 5 p.m.

Breakfast is held the first Sunday of every month from 8 to 11 a.m. and the monthly spaghetti dinner is held the first Tuesday of each month from 5 to 7 p.m.  

The dining room is open to the public. Legion membership is required to purchase alcohol.  

For more information, call 391-6324.
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Indian Shores market
INDIAN SHORES – The Indian Shores Sunday Morning Market is open in the parking lot of the Indian Shores Municipal Center, 19305 Gulf Blvd., every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through May.

The market is free of charge and family friendly.  Leashed pets are welcome. “All of our vendors are local, hands-on owners and operators,” said Market Operations Manager Laura Garrison. “We have organic produce, gourmet foodies and some of the best artists and crafters in the area. And we’re really happy to be part of the Indian Shores community. The administration and the police department of Indian Shores are an incredible group of people to work with.”

For further information, visit www.TheBeachMarkets.com.
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Winter festival
PINELLAS PARK – A winter festival will be presented Sunday, March 29, noon to 4 p.m., at St. Hagop Armenian Church, 7020 90th Ave. The festival will feature traditional Armenian food, music, pony rides, bounce house and more. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. For information, call 545-0380.
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• Monday, March 30, 2015
Non-trivial Pursuits program
CLEARWATER – As part of the Non-trivial Pursuits series, the program “Malta – The Island of Mystery!” will be presented Monday, March 30, 7 p.m., at Chapel-By-The-Sea Community Church, 54 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater Beach.

Ruth Zammit will present the program. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about Malta’s history and culture.  The island republic at the heart of the Mediterranean was for 350 years the home of the mighty Knights of Jerusalem, Rhodes and Malta.

It boasts ruins of two-dozen temples built 1,000 years before the great Pyramids of Egypt as well as small fishing villages set in contrast to busy grand harbors.

Non-trivial Pursuits, a long-standing program at Chapel-By-The-Sea, offers presentations during the fall and winter on various topics scheduled on selected Monday nights. These presentations include religious and non-religious subjects.

The community is invited to these free programs. Light refreshments are served. Reservations are requested. Call 446-0430.  
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Senior Singles Friendship Club meeting
PINELLAS PARK – The Senior Singles Friendship Club meets every Monday at 4:30 p.m. for dinner at a local restaurant.

Newcomers welcome.

For more information, email Estella at giterdun7571@hotmail.com.
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Speak Easy Toastmasters Club meeting
PINELLAS PARK – The Speak Easy Toastmasters Club meets Mondays at 6 p.m. at Lin’s K Hibachi Buffet, 7610 49th St. N.   Guests are welcome.  

The Toastmasters program helps members become better speakers for their jobs, presentations and meetings.   Call Jim Martin at 536-3392 or email jmartin2040@tampabay.rr.com.
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Venue Theatre free acting class
Venue Theatre will offer a free acting workshop on Monday, March 30, 7 to 9 p.m., at 4989 72nd Ave., Pinellas Park

The workshop will cover basic acting techniques, how to become a working actor, and general info on how to get into the business.

Those with interest will be encouraged to join the next full Intro to Acting Workshop starting April 6.

For information, call 822-6194 or email venueactorstudio@gmail.com.
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Wing Madness
LARGO – Sons of the American Legion Post 119 sponsor Wing Madness every Monday, 5 to 8 p.m., at American Legion Post 119, at 130 First Ave. SW. in Largo.

Enjoy chicken wings served hot, mild, BBQ, butter and garlic and spicy BBQ for $4 for six or $7 for 12. French fries and onion rings are available. Bob Swenson donates music from 6 to 8 p.m.

Proceeds benefit All Children’s Hospital, Fisher House and the National Child Welfare Foundation.
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• Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Author program
New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick will present a program Tuesday, March 31, 6 p.m., at Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave., Dunedin.

Bostwick will be on hand to launch her new book, “The Second Sister.” The author is best known for her Cobbled Court Quilt Series. There will be a reception at 6 p.m. followed by a program and book sale and signing at 7 p.m.

Sponsored by Dunedin Public Library, Dunedin Friends of the Library and Rainbow's End Quilt Shoppe, the event is free.

For information, call 298-3080.
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Kiwanis Breakfast Club meeting
SEMINOLE – The Kiwanis Breakfast Club of Seminole meets Tuesdays at 7:15 a.m. in the third floor card room at Lake Seminole Square, 8333 Seminole Blvd. 

On the second, third and fourth Tuesdays of the month, the group features speakers from different organizations. 

Visit kiwanisseminolebreakfast.com or call 319-8343 for more information.
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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.

To help, contact Karena Morrison at 518-4659.
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Safe boating class
ST. PETE BEACH – U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 78 has a 12-week continuous cycle of Safe Boating Program meetings Tuesdays, 7 p.m., in the Warren Webster Building, at 1500 Pass-A-Grille Way.

Attendees can start at their convenience. New participants should arrive for their first class at 6:30 p.m. to register. Included in this program are detailed and illustrated materials that cover a variety of program topics.

The program package is based on the new USCG Auxiliary Boating Skills and Seamanship 14th edition 400-page manual. All materials will be included in the cost of the program, which is $45 per participant for 12 weeks. Cost is $60 for couples sharing the materials.

For information, call Jim at 360-4846, Warren at 321-7801 or Phil at 865-2226.
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Seminole-SPC Toastmasters meeting
SEMINOLE – Seminole-SPC Toastmasters meets at 6:15 p.m. Tuesdays at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St.

This personal development program is ideal for supervisors and other leaders, or those aspiring to learn vital leadership and communication skills.

Contact Dennis Hamel at 374-2612 or visit seminolespc.toastmastersclubs.org for more information.
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Senior luncheon
SEMINOLE – The Seminole Recreation Division will host its next senior luncheon Tuesday, March 31, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex, 9100 113th St. N.

The theme is “Rolling in the Dough the American Way.” Attendees are encouraged to wear red, white and blue. The Clubhouse Restaurant will serve barbecue chicken, baked beans and cole slaw

Charlie Morris will perform at this event. After lunch, attendees will view the movie “The Great Gatsby.”

Tickets are $7 and must be purchased by Thursday, March 26. For more information, call 391-8345.  
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SilverSneakers FLEX program
TREASURE ISLAND – The SilverSneakers FLEX program is now available Tuesdays, 10:45 a.m., at the Treasure Island Community Center, 106th Avenue and Gulf Boulevard. The program is free to SilverSneakers members and $5 per class for others.

The workout includes easy-to-follow, low-impact movement and upper-body strength, abdominal conditioning, stretching and relaxation exercises designed to energize your life style. Chairs are available.

For additional information, contact instructor Linda Roeder at 920-376-0214 or email linda@whereslinda.net.  
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Take a Hand support group meeting
LARGO – Take a Hand, a support group for parents and caregivers of teenagers suffering from substance abuse and behavioral issues will meet Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., in portable 1A of Anona United Methodist Church, 13233 Indian Rocks Road.

The group, started with the support of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, will invite guest speakers to offer advice and support to those caring for addicted teenagers, including information about the judicial system, residential treatment and more. The meetings are designed to be a safe place for parents, relatives and friends.

For more information, contact Missy Peterson at 214-4527 or takeahandmeeting@gmail.com.
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• Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Alzheimer’s support group
CLEARWATER – Alzheimer’s Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter will host a new, monthly support group for caregivers with a loved one with dementia who lives at home or in a facility which focuses on intimacy needs and concerns.  

Beginning May 7, the group will meet first Wednesdays, 2 to 3:30 p.m., in the conference room at Alzheimer’s Association’s Clearwater office, 14010 Roosevelt Blvd., Suite 709.  

This support group will help caregivers come up with new relationship rituals and healthy alternatives for finding the care, hope, and intimacy every human being needs and deserves.  

Heidi Crockett, MSW, will facilitate. Crockett is a geriatric care manager with Aging Care Advocates. She advocates for improved quality of life for seniors specifically on the subject of intimacy and has presented several seminars for professionals and caregivers including, “Sexual Concerns Associated with Dementia,” and “Intimacy as We Age: Loving our Loved Ones Safely.”  

Call Peggy Macaluso at 578-2558 or email macalusop@alzflgulf.org.
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Barks for Books
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH – Children who need help reading can get help from Agape and reading therapy dog and his friend Belle at Barks for Books Wednesdays, 1 p.m., at the Indian Rocks Beach Library, 1507 Bay Palm Blvd. Call 596-1822.
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Belleair Garden Club
BELLEAIR – The Belleair Garden Club will meet Wednesday, April 1, 1 p.m., at 903 Ponce de Leon Blvd. The speaker will be Dennis Cathcart. Cathcart will be sharing his expertise on tillandsia and bromeliad growing. Afternoon English tea, sandwiches and sweets will be served after the meeting. For information, call 474 2507.
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Citizen Update
SEMINOLE – Mayor Leslie Waters will hold her quarterly “Citizen Update” Wednesday, April 1, 10 to 11 a.m., at the Seminole Community Library, Program Room A, 9200 113th St.

She will provide a “State of the City” overview and update attendees on major redevelopment projects, city programs and initiatives, and other issues. For more information, call 391-0204 or email lwaters@myseminole.com.
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