CLEARWATER The Clearwater Aging Well Center, 1501 N. Belcher Road in the Long Center, announces the following special programs in December:
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2 to 3 p.m. The Clearwater Marine Aquariums education team discusses their work as a nonprofit marine animal hospital, doing rescues and rehabilitation. The event is free.
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 11 to 11:45 a.m. PEAK Heart Health information session. Learn about the January e-health technology workshops with online interactive instruction on cardiovascular health resources. Space is limited. Preregistration is suggested at this free event.
Friday, Dec. 13, 10 a.m. to noon CARFIT. Trained personnel lead drivers through a 12-point checklist with their vehicles to identify car adjustments that could provide better driver comfort and safety. Appointments are required. Call 724-3070. The event is free.
Thursday, Dec. 19, 1 to 2 p.m. Post Civil War Reconstruction lecture. Dr. Angela Zombek describes the tensions between republicans and then-president Andrew Johnson, civil war amendments, implementing reconstruction in the post-Civil War south. The event is free.
To preregister for events, call 724-3070.
The Clearwater Aging Well Center will host December holiday programming including the following:
Monday, Dec. 9, noon to 2 p.m. Holiday karaoke sing-along. The event is free.
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 11 a.m. to noon Holiday party with guitarist Bob Voegeli of 2 the Max will play holiday standards and favorites. The event is free.
Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Holiday jazz. Get into the spirit with world-renowned saxophonist, David Pate, and his jazz trio. Space is limited at this free event.
Monday, Dec. 23, 1 to 2 p.m. From St. Nicholas to Santa Claus. This is a lighthearted history of how St. Nicholas became the jolly Santa we know today. There will be seasonal refreshments at this free event.
Tuesday, Dec. 24, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Twas the Night before Christmas. Join friends in this storytelling event. Share a favorite or funny holiday anecdote or memory of a holiday that was meaningful to you at this free event.
Monday, Dec. 30, 1 to 2 p.m. Holiday white elephant gift exchange. Bring an inexpensive, wrapped gift and join in the playful rivalry to acquire that item with the most appeal. The event is free.