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Nami presents free seminar on mental health

By TIMES STAFF
Published May 2, 2007


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 people with mental illness locally and statewide. The seminar is free and will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday at Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, Building 400, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd. Call 791-3434.

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/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 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 under 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 and lungs, and a musculoskeletal exam. If the student is found to have an irregular heart condition he or she 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.

PALM HARBOR

Job skills training available for teens

Pinellas County Commissioner Calvin Harris will be at the "Hire Me" teen job skills program from 11:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Learn how to prepare the perfect resume, and participate in mock interviews and team-building exercises. The program will also be made available for teens with special needs. Call 784-3332, ext. 206.

EAST LAKE

Learn to conserve with a rain barrel

Save rain, conserve water. Learn how to set up your own rain barrel and harvest water from your roof from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road. Register to get a rain barrel and a spigot for $20. Call 582-2673.