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Digest

Brush up on environmental knowledge

By the Times staff
Published September 9, 2007


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EAST LAKE

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.

OLDSMAR

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.

COUNTYWIDE

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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