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.
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
Belleair Women’s Republican Club's candidates forum BELLEAR – A forum for candidates for circuit court judgeships and Pinellas County School Board seats will be held at The Belleair Women’s Republican Club’s monthly meeting Friday, Aug. 1, at the Belleair Country Club, 1 Country Club Lane.
Registration is at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is at noon. The cost is $22. For reservations by July 29. Please call or email Pat Watts at 595-1791 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Sherrie Morton at email@example.com.
Attendees can pay at the door with a check or cash. The club does not accept credit cards.
A forum featuring opposed 6th District Court judicial candidates and Pinellas County School Board candidates will be there.
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.
Indian Shores library book sale INDIAN SHORES – The Indian Shores Library plans a book sale Saturday, Aug. 2, 9 a.m. to noon, offering books, magazines and puzzles in good condition. The sale will take place outside the Indian Shores Municipal Center, 19305 Gulf Blvd.
To celebrate National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, the library staff is giving those who spend $5 an ice cream sandwich. A tall glass of lemonade will also be served to donors.
Introduction to Florida-Friendly Landscaping ST. PETERSBURG – An Introduction to Florida-Friendly Landscaping will be presented Saturday, Aug. 2, 10 a.m. to noon, at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE.
During this free two-hour program, UF/IFAS Extension agent Brian Niemann will provide information on the basics of Florida-Friendly Landscaping and composting.
World Breastfeeding Week Family Picnic PINELLAS PARK – The World Breastfeeding Week Family Picnic & Big Latch On 2014 will be Saturday, Aug. 2, 9 a.m. to noon, at Girls Inc. of Pinellas, 7700 61st St. N., Pinellas Park.
La Leche League of Pinellas County will sponsor the free event. The celebration will include a silent auction and raffles. Proceeds will help raise funds for annual LLL leader dues, books and print materials used to help mothers.
La Leche League is a nonprofit organization and all of its leaders are volunteers. The organization’s mission is to provide support, information and education to mothers who want to breastfeed their babies.
Art show and fresh market
ST. PETE BEACH – The Suntan Art Center, 3300 Gulf Blvd., hosts a juried art show and fresh market each Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission and parking is free. Call 367-3818 for details.
SEMINOLE - American Legion Post 252, 11433 Park Blvd., serves breakfast the first Sunday of every month from 8 to 11 a.m. The dining room is open to the public. Legion membership is required to purchase alcohol. For more information, call 391-6324.
Pinellas GOP plans annual picnic PINELLAS PARK – The biannual Pinellas County GOP Picnic is Sunday, Aug. 3, 1 to 5 p.m., at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd.
Seminole Mayor Leslie Waters will serve as the master of ceremonies.
Among the attendees will be Congressmen Gus Bilirakis and David Jolly as well as State Sens. Jeff Brandes and Jack Latvala and State Reps. Larry Ahern and Kathleen Peters.
GOP candidates, throughout Pinellas County, who are vying for State Representative seats, Pinellas County Commission posts and other local elected positions, will attend. In addition, candidates for nonpartisan school board positions and statewide office holders have been invited.
All candidates will make short presentations and will be available for one-on-one questions and conversation throughout the afternoon. A straw poll will give picnic goers the opportunity to show support for candidates who face opposition in the Aug. 26 primary.
All residents are invited to attend. Admission is $25 per person and includes hot dogs, hamburgers, picnic salads and soft drinks, all to be enjoyed in an air-conditioned bug free indoor environment.
Heartsaver course TARPON SPRINGS – The Tarpon Springs Fire Rescue now offers the American Heart Association’s Heartsaver course on the first Monday of every month. The training, which covers adult, child and infant CPR and use of an automatic external defibrillator (AED), is open to anyone over 12 years old.
Tarpon Springs residents can take the class for $25 with proof of residency, while the cost for nonresidents is $50.
For more information or to register, call the Tarpon Springs Fire Rescue at 938-3737.
Madeira Beach Social Club meeting MADEIRA BEACH – Madeira Beach Social Club meets the first Monday each month at 1 p.m. at Madeira Beach City Hall. Everyone is invited to join the festivities, refreshments and entertainment. In addition to its monthly meetings, club members get together for bridge, canasta and trips to local attractions.
Members do not have to live in Madeira Beach. Membership dues are $10 a year. Call Dianne for more information at 397-3434.