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Brush up on environmental knowledge

By the Times staff
Published September 9, 2007



Brush up on environmental knowledge

Learn about the environment this week with three special programs at the Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, an adult group is forming to study the history and science of global climate change. The Northwest Earth Institute self-directed discussion group will also cover how our personal choices affect climate change. Materials cost $15. Then two programs Saturday will focus on plant life. From 10 to 11:30 a.m., the Pinellas County Extension will teach you how to plant your garden to attract wildlife. From 1 to 2 p.m., botanist Nancy Bissett will talk about restoring native vegetation to non-wetland habitats with species like wiregrass, sedges, wildflowers, herbs and shrubs. To register for any of the programs, call (727) 453-6800.

Learn how apples can be used for art

Apples aren't just for eating. You can print with one at 2 p.m. Saturday at the East Lake Community Library, 4125 East Lake Road. Bring a T-shirt, tote bag or anything else that would look better with a design that you press onto it using an apple. Call (727) 773-2665.

Students, get ready for the SAT

Taking the SAT later this year? St. Petersburg College is offering a preparatory class for the test from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays from Sept. 29 through Nov. 17 at the Tarpon Springs campus, 600 Klosterman Road, and the Clearwater campus, 2465 Drew St. The cost including a text is $175. Call (727) 341-3184.


Get your aerobic exercise on court

Oldsmar is offering an aerobic workout featuring group drills for tennis players of all abilities from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Bicentennial Recreation Center, 423 Lafayette Blvd. The cost is $5 per class, $15 per month with a recreation card. Call (813) 749-1260.

Parents, kids can get time off apart

Here's some time for the two of you. Oldsmar will take children ages 5 to 12 off your hands from 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Bicentennial Recreation Center, 423 Lafayette Blvd. They call it "Parents Night Out," but the kids will have a good time, too, with lots of activities. The cost is $10 with a recreation card. Call (813) 749-1260.


Help care for an elderly person

If you have an interest in caring for the elderly, you might think about becoming a professional guardian. St. Petersburg College is offering a free open house with information on the job and the required coursework from 7 to 8 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Clearwater campus, 2465 Drew St. William Simpson, an instructor in the program approved by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, will speak and answer questions. Call (727) 341-3184.

[Last modified September 8, 2007, 21:53:47]

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