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Early College Program offers four sessions

By Times Staff Writer
Published January 9, 2008


COUNTYWIDE

The Early College Program, a partnership between Pinellas County schools and St. Petersburg College, will host four information sessions for students.

The program is open to Pinellas students, including homeschooled and private school students, who will enter grades 11 and 12 in fall 2008.

Students must have a 3.0 unweighted high school grade-point average and pass the College Placement Test, SAT or ACT.

The full-time dual-enrollment program lets students earn college credits, tuition-free, while completing high school and taking part in extracurricular activities.

All sessions are 7 to 9 p.m.:

- Jan. 16 and Feb. 5 in the Clearwater campus arts auditorium, 2465 Drew St.

- Jan. 23 and Jan. 31 in the UP building at the Seminole campus, 9200 113th St. N.

For more information, call (727) 791-5970 or (727) 791-5971.

ST. PETERSBURG

Register to sell wares at February crafts show

Vendors should register by Jan. 18 to participate in the Sunsational Arts & Crafts Show at the Sunshine Center.

The show is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 15 and 16 in the Sunshine Center Shuffleboard Ballroom, 330 Fifth St. N. A 10- by 10-foot area is $25 with a 6-foot table or $20 if the vendor provides the table.

Extra card tables can be rented for $5 each. Items for sale must be new and hand-crafted. For information or to register, call 893-7622.

COUNTYWIDE

Volunteers needed for seniors, caregivers

The Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas seeks volunteers for the SHINE Program to help senior citizens and their caregivers with Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare plan choices, long-term care and prescription discount drug programs.

Volunteers also give educational presentations to community groups and participate in local health fairs, senior fairs, and other outreach and educational events.

Volunteers must be able to use a computer and the Internet and attend professional training and update meetings. For information, call 570-9696, ext. 234.

ST. PETERSBURG

Saturday Art Market extended through April

The Saturday Art Market at Williams Park has been extended through April.

Artists display and sell their work from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday at Fourth Street and First Avenue N. Artwork includes pottery; photography; glass work; jewelry; paintings in oil, acrylic and watercolor; and mixed media.

The event also features food vendors and live music. For information, call 898-6061.

ST. PETERSBURG

Volunteers needed for hospital auxiliary

Volunteers are needed in all areas of the St. Petersburg General Hospital Auxiliary.

Shifts are in four- to five-hour increments. Openings are available in the surgical waiting room, gift shop, emergency information desk and other areas.

For information, call Anita Brown at 544-3300.

INDIAN SHORES

Flu, pneumonia shots are available Tuesday

Flu and pneumonia shots will be available from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Indian Shores Town Hall, 19305 Gulf Blvd. The cost is $25 for a flu shot and $60 for a pneumonia shot. No appointment is necessary. For information, call 517-1500.