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Program for Alzheimer's caregivers

By TIMES STAFF
Published May 10, 2007


COUNTYWIDE

PROGRAM FOR ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVERS

The University of South Florida Suncoast Alzheimer's & Gerontology Center is offering a free program, Alzheimer's Disease: What Caregivers Need to Know, on Wednesday at the Hale Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave. It is for individuals caring for a family member or friend with Alzheimer's disease. Topics will include understanding Alzheimer's, progress in treatment, communication strategies, managing troublesome behaviors, and legal and financial information. The program is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; lunch will be provided. Advance registration is requested. For information or to register, call Eileen Poiley at (813) 974-4355 or toll-free at 1-800-633-4563.

LARGO

Make a memory book for Mom

Sandwiches with the crusts cut off, notes in your lunch, hot soup and cold compresses when you're sick. Isn't it time you did something for your mom? Children in second grade or higher are invited to make a memory scrapbook at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. Call 587-6715, ext. 2514.

Research your Colonial ancestry

Interested in Colonial research? Have an ancestor who lived and served prior to 1701 in one of the original Colonies? If so, come out to the Berkeley Plantation Chapter of Colonial Dames XVII Century meeting at noon Friday at Stacey's Buffet, 1451 Missouri Ave. Call 531-2100.

CLEARWATER

Free airplane flight for kids Saturday

Kids, like flight? The Young Eagles Flight Rally starts at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Clearwater Airpark, 100 N Hercules Ave. Children 8 to 17 can register for and receive a free flight. After you are certified as a Young Eagle your name will be put into the "World's Biggest Logbook." Pilots will explain how airplanes work and how to ensure safety. Sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association. Call 647-2662 or visit www.eaa282.org.

1100 Building ceremony slated

Work to transform the old 1100 Building into a mix of condos and trendy stores remains on schedule with developers holding a ceremonial groundbreaking at 11 a.m. Monday. The city has set aside a little more than $1-million to help rehab the Cleveland Street building, located at downtown's eastern entrance. But the project must start by June and finish 24 months later. The $45-million Clearwater Centre calls for major renovations as well as a new building that connects to the existing tower. The finished project will feature 60 condos and 11 penthouse units in the tower and 17 one- and two-story residences in the new building. Prices range from $250, 000 to $1.5-million. For more information or an invitation to the ceremony, call (727) 423-4010.

Publix chef cooks at library today

Come early and hungry. Publix Apron's Cooking School chef Bil Mitchell will prepare a Mother's Day feast of pork tenderloin with raspberry sauce, twice-baked sweet potatoes and strawberry Romanoff at 11 a.m. today at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. There will be 25 tickets for the sample table and recipes and additional seating will be available. Call 562-4970, ext. 5284.