Senior workshops cover aging, medical problems
By SHEILA MULLANE ESTRADA
Published February 9, 2005
GULFPORT - Suncoast Center Senior Services will host free workshops for seniors at the Gulfport Senior Center.
The workshops, "Aging to Perfection," will consist of three 90-minute sessions, focusing on the differences between normal aging and possible medical problems that affect behaviors, safe medication practices and engaging physicians to protect one's health.
For dates and times, call the Suncoast Center at 323-2528, ext. 244.
Indian Rocks Beach
Exhibits featuring pure transparent watercolors will be on display at the Beach Art Center, 1515 Bay Palm Blvd., through Friday.
Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to noon Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, call 596-4331.
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The North Beaches Branch YMCA will hold a grand opening of the YMCA Youth Club on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at 210 25th Ave.
The club is a joint venture between the Church of the Isles, Calvary Episcopal Church and the YMCA. The event will include a light lunch and tours of the facility.
Youth coordinator Laura Gervasi will provide games and crafts for the children. The club is designed to provide a fun, safe place for elementary and middle school age kids on Friday and Saturday evenings. For more information, call 595-5610.
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A Valentine's Day Dinner/Dance sponsored by the city of Indian Rocks Beach Homeowners Association will be held 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the city auditorium, 1507 Bay Palm Blvd.
Tickets are $25 each. The event is BYOB. For more information, call Jean Scott at 595-1531.
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The city is holding a community cleanup, one of four conducted during the year, the week of Feb. 21.
Residents should place any materials at the curb no later than 7 a.m. Feb. 23. All items will be picked up by Feb. 25.
Items such as whitegoods, appliances, discarded office equipment, discarded broken furniture, beds, bedsprings, empty cans, small metal parts from minor repair work and any other items which can be lifted by two men, other than motors, large repair parts and other heavy materials will be picked up free of charge.
City crews will not pick up cars, boats, trailers, construction materials, stumps, tree removal material or hazardous waste items. For more information, call the city public services department at 595-6889.
Expanded resident parking passes now include John's Pass Village, Kitty Stuart Park, the 133rd Avenue lot on the east side of Gulf Boulevard, the 130th Avenue on the west side of Gulf Boulevard and all of the beach access lots.
Annual resident parking permits expired on Dec. 31. New resident parking permits (limit two per household) can be obtained at City Hall, 300 Municipal Drive, free of charge. Applicants need to provide proof of residency with a voter registration card, real estate tax bill or lease agreement. For more information, call 391-9951.
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Dentists from the Implant and General Dentistry of Tampa Bay, P.A. will give a short presentation explaining new treatment options available with bone grafting and dental implants Feb. 17 at the Gulf Beaches Library, 200 Municipal Drive.
Several studies that help defray some of the expense of treatment will be explained. For more information, call 535-6400.
The Redington Beach Property Owners Association will hold a membership drive and Chili Fest Feb. 24, at 6 p.m. at Town Hall, 105 164th Ave. N.
Residents are encouraged to attend the family event to meet new friends and neighbors. Memberships to the association will be available for $20 a year. A members meeting and voting will follow. For more information, call Nick Simons at 421-0885.
St. Pete Beach
The St. Pete Beach Community Club will hold its annual Flea Market on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at the St. Pete Beach Recreation Department's Upham Room, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive.
Club members will sell great bargains and treasure, and raffle a money tree sometime during the morning.
Raffle ticket holders need not be present to win. Proceeds of the event will be donated to local charities. For more information, call Mary-Jo Golliner at 363-9244.
The city of Seminole is looking for participants for the city's 2005 Pow Wow Parade on March 12th.
The parade will begin at 10 a.m. on 80th Avenue, proceeding west to 113th Street, and north on 113th Street to the city's Recreation Center at 9100 113th St. No entry fee is required and the deadline for registration is Feb. 18. For additional information, please call Doc Kinsley at 391-0095.
Pasadena Presbyterian Church will host its annual Festival of Hymns, Sunday at 3 p.m.
The free concert will feature "The greatest hymns of the church," performed by the sanctuary choir. Soloists will be accompanied by Les Burrows on the Moeller pipe organ.
The church is at 100 Pasadena Ave. N. For more information, call 345-0148.
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A complimentary Healthy Habits Luncheon will be Feb. 16, at noon at The Fountains, 1255 Pasadena Ave. S. The topic is "Use It or Lose It."
For more information, call Judy at 812-3927 or 463-8226.
The newly formed Treasure Island Chamber of Commerce will hold a membership drive, Monday through Feb. 18.
The drive will have daily wrapups with a final event Feb. 18, at Gators on the Pass. For more information, call the chamber at 360-4121.
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The Boca Ciega Sail and Power Squadron will hold a safe boating course Saturday. Testing will be held Feb. 16.
The course fee is $30 and $5 for additional students in the same family.
Classes and registration will be at the squadron building at 130 126th Ave. E. For more information, call Don Rife at 397-0572.
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