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By TIMES STAFF
Published April 9, 2007


PALM HARBOR

Coyotes and humans can live together in Pinellas County. To find out how, meet Jeanne Murphy of the Pinellas County Extension at the McMullen House in Wall Springs Park, 3725 DeSoto Blvd., from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Park staff will also lead an environmental tour of Wall Springs Park. The Pinellas Chapter of the Florida Master Naturalist Program organized the event. To register, call (727) 343-1272.

EAST LAKE

Invite some flying colors to your yard

Bring butterflies and wildlife into your yard with two free programs this week at the Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road. From 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Cindy Peacock of the Pinellas County Extension will talk about butterfly gardening in your back yard. Then, from 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Wilma Holley of the Pinellas County Extension Service will talk about planting native plants to save on water and fertilizer needs. Wildlife evolved to feed on and take shelter in native plants will thank you. To register, call (727) 453-6800.

Brush up your marketing skills

Marketing not your strongest skill? The Allegro at East Lake, 1755 East Lake Road, is offering a free seminar that could help at 9 a.m. Friday. Joe D'Avanzo of the Senior Living Guide will tell you how to track your leads for effective marketing. A free continental breakfast is included. To register, call (727) 943-8878.

OLDSMAR

Pull out a resume, go job shopping

Pull out your power suit. More than 20 employers, including the U.S. Secret Service and Avon, will be at a job fair Tuesday at the Hilton Garden Inn. Job seekers can bring their resumes to the hotel at 4052 Tampa Road from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The annual job fair is held by the Upper Tampa Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce. For more information go to www.utbchamber.com.

Gray-haired drivers wanted at seminar

Learn some techniques that can help you drive safely into your older years. The city of Oldsmar is offering an AARP Driver Safety Program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 16 and 17 at Oldsmar's Senior Center, 127 State St. W. The class is open to drivers ages 50 or older at a cost of $10. Space is limited, so register as soon as possible. Call Robert Kerce, (813) 749-1195.

School offers kids Munchkin Camp

Help your child learn important social skills during Munchkin Camp. The camp is 13 weeks of games, activities, arts and crafts, food projects, field trips and more. The camp is open to children who will attend kindergarten through second grade next year. Munchkin Camp meets at Mildred Helms Elementary, 561 S Clearwater-Largo Road. Sign up for one week or for the entire summer. Each week follows a different theme. The cost is $70 a week with a resident card and $87.50 without a card. Call 518-3125 or 518-3016.