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Take initiative, men, go to male career expo

By TIMES STAFF
Published August 5, 2007


COUNTYWIDE

Learn about St. Petersburg College programs geared to support men at the Male Outreach Initiative Male Career Expo.

- 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday in the AD building lobby at the college's Clearwater campus at 2465 Drew St.

- 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday in the AD building lobby at the Tarpon Springs campus, 600 Klosterman Road.

- 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday in the UP lobby at the Seminole campus, 9200 113th St. N.

The event will cover programs that could lead to careers in business, crime scene technology, education, fire science, law enforcement and more. St. Petersburg College administrators created the Male Outreach Center to increase male enrollment through programs that focus on responsibility, leadership and respect. Call Rod Davis at 791-5917.

DUNEDIN

Toastmaster can help with speaking

If speaking in public before small or large crowds is your worst nightmare, Toastmasters can help. The Donoghue-Dunedin Toastmasters Club can show you how to listen effectively, think on your feet and speak confidently in a supportive and nonintimidating environment. The club meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Unity Community Church of Dunedin, 1315 Bayshore Blvd. Call Bruce or Shaine Harvester at 733-9140.

CLEARWATER

Pro coach teaches basketball camp

Will you be the next LeBron? Joe O'Neill, a basketball coach for 30 years who has coached in high profile college programs and guided two former NBA players, will coach Triple Threat Basketball Camp from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at Countryside Recreation Complex, 2640 Sabal Springs Drive, Clearwater. Camp is for girls and boys ages 7 to 14. Campers will receive a T-shirt and basketball skills evaluation. Cost is $150. Call 669-1914.

LARGO

En guard! Learn basics of fencing

Learn the basics of fencing with professional instruction from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays at Southwest Recreation Complex, 13120 Vonn Road. Students learn footwork, blade skills, attack and defense skills. Protective gear and equipment are provided. Cost is $30 for residents and $37.50 for nonresidents. Call 727-518-3125.

Give blood and get a lot of freebies

Give blood, and get ice cream, dinner in Orlando and more. Bealls Department Stores is sponsoring a blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. Monday at its store at Largo Mall, 10500 Ulmerton Road. Donors receive a 10 percent-off Bealls coupon; a coupon for a free pint of Blue Bell Ice Cream; a T-shirt; a buy-one, get-one-free admission for up to two free tickets to Pirate's Dinner Adventure in Orlando and entry in a weekly drawing through Labor Day to win two round-trip tickets anywhere Southwest Airlines flies. Healthy people age 16 and older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate. ID required. For more information, call Florida Blood Services at 1-800-682-5663 or visit www.fbsblood.org.