Daughters of Italy meeting CLEARWATER – The Daughters of Italy Lodge 2825 will have its monthly meeting on Thursday, April 24, at the Clearwater Community Church, 2897 Belcher Road, Dunedin, in Room 206 of the education building.
Italian and non-Italian women are invited to attend. Coffee and dessert is served at 6 p.m., followed by a short general meeting. The guest will be a hospice worker, and the cultural program will include Italian regions that celebrate Italian Carnevale.
Extension garden tours LARGO – Vegetable, herb and tropical fruit garden tours will be offered Thursdays, April 10 and 24, 9 a.m., at Pinellas County Extension, 12520 Ulmerton Road.
The free tours will offer guests the opportunity to explore the vegetable garden and compost demonstration areas and learn how to grow food in home gardens.
The tour will include an array of culinary, medicinal and aromatic herbs, trees and flowers in the enclosed herb garden; the Egyptian, Mediterranean, Asian and beverage plantings; and tropical fruits that do well in the Florida climate including many varieties of bananas, figs, papayas, mangoes, avocados, sugar cane and citrus.
Attendees will learn about how featured plants can be in homes and will discover little-known fruits not usually considered by the home gardener including Jackfruit, Carambola, Buddha’s Hand and Pomegranate.
The tours will showcase a diversity of plantings including a wide variety of ground covers, bromeliads, palms and power-line friendly trees that can be used in the home landscape.
Tours are limited to groups of four to 16 people and are recommended for adults.
Free CPR and First Aid classes SEMINOLE – Seminole Fire Rescue is offering free basic CPR and First Aid classes. The next CPR class is scheduled for Thursday, April 24, 7 p.m. and the next Basic First Aid class is set for Thursday, May 1, 7 p.m.
All classes are taught at Fire Station 29, 11195 70th Ave. N.
Designed to help a person gain the confidence to help during an emergency, these classes are easy to understand and focus on the skills required to help save a life. The classes are not intended for professional certifications, but for the average individual.
Call 393-8711, ext. 210 for advance registration and information. Space is limited.
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.
LARGO – A Overeaters Anonymous group meets Thursdays, 10:30 a.m., at Aldersgate Methodist Church, 9350 Starkey Road.
Overeaters Anonymous is a program of recovery for eating disorders.
For information, call Jeanette at 392-3108. There are no dues and no fees and a list of meetings may be viewed at oapinellas.org
Palm Harbor Toastmasters meeting
PALM HARBOR – The Palm Harbor Toastmasters Club meets Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at The Centre, 1500 16th St.
The club is open to all who are interested in perfecting their public speaking skills.
For more information, contact Jack Lynch at 542-6100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ribbon cutting TREASURE ISLAND – The Treasure Island and Madeira Beach Chamber of Commerce plans a ribbon cutting Thursday, April 24, 4 to 6 p.m., at Coastal Properties Group and Christie’s International real estate office, 260 107th Ave.
For more information, call 360-4121.
Talent show auditions TARPON SPRINGS – The city of Tarpon Springs Recreation Division will host auditions for its annual Recreation Division Talent Show on April 22 and 24, 4 to 7:30 p.m., at the Community Center, 400 S. Walton Ave.
There is no charge to audition and all ages are welcome. Auditions for all talents are welcomed, including instrumental, vocal, drama, comedy, improv, or dance. All performances must be family friendly. The talent show is scheduled for Friday, May 9, 7 p.m., at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 E. Pine St.
UPARC luncheon CLEARWATER – The UPARC Foundation Champion of Hope Luncheon featuring Gene Chizik, a former head football coach of Auburn University, will be Thursday, April 24, noon, at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road.
To RSVP, call 797-8712. Chizik is the author of “All In: What it Takes to be the Best.” A book signing with Chizik will take place before the luncheon with a $150 contribution to the UPARC Foundation.
The luncheon will feature the Champion of Hope Award presentation, honoring those who exemplify the passion, integrity and community commitment of Dr. William E. Hale, UPARC Foundation founder.
Women’s Leadership Council meeting SEMINOLE – The Women’s Leadership Council will meet Thursday, April 24, 8 to 9 a.m., at the office of the Greater Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce, 7985 113th St. N.
Speaker Elizabeth Fanslow will present on the topic “Be Amazing.”
All are welcome.
Call 392-3245 for more information.
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.
Fair Housing Symposium CLEARWATER - Registration is underway for the 11th annual Fair Housing Symposium, presented by the Tampa Bay Fair Housing Consortium, on Friday, April 25, from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Pinellas Realtors Organization auditorium, 4590 Ulmerton Road in Clearwater.
The event, co-sponsored by the Pinellas County Office of Human Rights, provides fair housing information useful for housing providers, real estate agents, property managers, attorneys, government officials, apartment personnel and the public.
Featured speakers include Wesley Aleshire, a national fair housing trainer; Steve Tomkowiak, a former judicial clerk with the U.S. District Court in Michigan’s Eastern District; and Max Lapertosa, a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice.
Among the topics covered will be lending discrimination, domestic violence and rights and responsibilities related to assistance animals.
Advance registration is $30. Cost is $35 at the door. Visit www.gtar.org to register online and for more information about the Symposium. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. If special accommodations are required, registrants can call Mark Esparza at 464-4801 or email email@example.com.
Friday Morning Market
TREASURE ISLAND – The annual Friday Morning Market is underway at Treasure Island Community Park and will continue through early April. The event, which features a variety of vendors, is open each Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free.
Overeaters Anonymous Amigos
ST. PETERSBURG – Overeaters Anonymous Amigos, a program of recovery for eating disorders, meets Fridays, 11 a.m., at Beacon House, 2151 Central Ave.
The newest Pinellas OA group features a bilingual message.
For information, call Margie C. at 828-9711. There are no dues or fees and a list of meetings may be viewed at oapinellas.org
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.
VFW fish fry, bingo
DUNEDIN – The Dunedin-Palm Harbor VFW Post 2550 hosts a fish/shrimp fry every Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at 360 Douglas Ave.
The post sponsors bingo each Wednesday and Friday. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Bingo starts at noon.
The public is invited. Call 733-6107.
Wine and cheese social and silent auction SOUTH PASADENA – A wine and cheese social and silent auction will be presented Friday, April 25, 6 to 8 p.m., at Pasadena Liquors and Fine Wines, 1100 Pasadena Ave. S.
Cost is $15. Proceeds will benefit Suncoast Voices for Children.
For information, visit www.suncoastchildren.org.
13th Annual Touch-a-Truck DUNEDIN - 13th Annual Touch-a-Truck, Saturday, April 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Highlander Park.
Feel the power and hear the engines roar and sit in, touch, and feel a real-life collection of trucks, cars, motorcycles, fire engines, tractors and more. Concessions, music and inflatables complete this awesome experience.