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Digest

Seminar puts spotlight on mental health

By TIMES WIRES
Published May 2, 2007


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CLEARWATER

The Pinellas County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will present a panel discussion featuring mental health experts who will explain step-by-step the mental health system and services available for persons with mental illness locally and statewide. The seminar is free and will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, Building 400, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd. Call (727) 791-3434.

LARGO

Camp teaches kids to respect others

Tired of bullies pushing you around? A summer camp program called "Choose Respect" is designed to educate staff, parents and campers on how to address problem behaviors with positive guidance. Before camp, parents will be taught to recognize and address bullying behavior. Campers will sign a commitment to "Choose Respect" and receive a bracelet. And that's just one of more than 40 summer camps offered by Largo. Camps range in themes and include sports, arts and crafts and out-of-this-world field trips. Camps run from May 21 until Aug. 17. For a list of each week's theme, pick up a brochure at Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave. NE, or call 518-3016, or at Southwest Recreation Complex, 13120 Vonn Road, or call 518-3125.

CLEARWATER

Dog fashion show, more at pet fair

Bring your best friend or find one at the Spring Pet Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the City Hall parking lot, 112 S Osceola Ave. Pet adoption agencies will be at the event, which also features a pet training demonstration, a doggie fashion show, pet and owner look-alike contest and puppy races. Call 562-4044.

Eat fried fish, then visit museum free

The Clearwater Historical Society Spring Fish Fry will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Ross Norton Park Recreation Center, 1426 S Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children for the all-you-can-eat fish affair. The event supports the maintenance and upkeep of the Plumb House Museum. Tickets include free admission to the museum. Call 442-9011 or 804-2073.

Chug your way over to train show

The Regal Railways Train Show & Swap meet will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 512 S Lincoln Ave. Small displays and vendors will be there. Cost is $3 for adults and free for children younger than 13. Call 441-2159.

Free physicals for student athletes

Student athletes, are you medically ready for the upcoming season? Morton Plant Mease physicians, certified athletic trainers and physical therapists will offer free athletic physicals to Pinellas County high school student athletes. The comprehensive physical includes checks of height, weight, blood pressure, vision, lungs and a musculoskeletal exam. If the student is found to have an irregular heart condition, he will be offered a free cardiac screening. The physicals will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Ptak Orthopaedic & Neuroscience Pavilion, 430 Morton Plant St.

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