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It's one stop shopping for beach parking

By TIMES WIRES
Published July 27, 2007


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CLEARWATER

Pay once and park all year. Clearwater residents can buy annual beach parking permits valid at five lots for only $40 a year. Permits can be bought from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday though Friday at the Municipal Services Building, 100 S. Myrtle Ave., Suite 220. Proof of residency and vehicle registration required. Call (727) 562-4704.

Have arthritis? Exercise in the pool

Feel the effects of better health, strength and vitality from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday by joining the Arthritis Water Exercise Class at the Long Center, 1501 N. Belcher Road. Cost is $2.25 with a play pass, $3 with a recreation card and $3.75 without a card. Call (727) 793-2320.

A little advice: Don't talk in class

No, Chuck Liddell won't be there. Learn mixed martial arts including kickboxing, grappling and kali-eskrima from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Long Center, 1501 N. Belcher Road. The street-oriented training is taught by April Smith, who is a certified black belt in five martial arts specialties. The class meets Tuesdays and Fridays. Cost per month is $33.75 with a play pass, $45 with a recreation card and $67.50 without a card. Call (727) 793-4803.

TARPON SPRINGS

Everyone will be kung fu fighting

Let's kung fu! Learn about the martial arts technique from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Aug. 3 at Kung Fu Survivor Camp at the Tarpon Springs Community Center, 400 S Walton Ave. Campers are split into teams and must complete physical and mental challenges. Cost is $105 for city residents and $108.21 for nonresidents. Call (727) 942-5628.

You can join Julia at the museum

Feeling artsy? See Mona Lisa Smile at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road. The movie stars Julia Roberts and is part of the Artsy Summer Film Series. Call (727) 712-5222.

DUNEDIN

Support for those with epilepsy

The Epilepsy Support Group meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday in Conference Room 4 at Mease Dunedin Hospital, 601 Main St. Call (727) 546-2856.

LARGO

Tips to deal with catfish that walk

African Gambian pouch rats, walking catfish and other exotic nonnative wildlife are living in Florida. Learn about new research at the "Exotic Wildlife Workshop: Problem species in Florida - how we are fighting back" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Pinellas County Extension, 12520 Ulmerton Road. Experts will talk about new methods of combat including Cuban tree frog repellents and monk parakeet contraception. Cost is $10, checks only. Call (727) 582-2461.

[Last modified July 26, 2007, 20:18:31]


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