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North Pinellas in brief

By Times staff reports

© St. Petersburg Times, published February 11, 2001

Classes focus on making boaters smarter

PALM HARBOR -- Learn it for the first time or brush up on Florida's boating laws and safety practices at the next series of "Boat Smart" classes for sailors or power boaters. Sponsored by the Anclote Key Sail and Power Squadron, the sessions will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays in February including Feb. 14, 21 and 28 at Baywood Village clubhouse, 309 Westwinds Drive, Palm Harbor. There is a $15 textbook fee. If a family is taking the course together, they need only one book. Registration required. Call Chris Hagberg at 934-7500 or Jo Chapin at 938-0857.

It's time to apply for Helping Hands grants

CLEARWATER -- For the 11th year, the GFWC Clearwater Junior Woman's Club will award Helping Hands Community Grants to area charitable organizations. The grants, for up to $2,500, are awarded in the areas of the arts, conservation, education, home life, international affairs and public affairs.

In the past 10 years, the Junior Woman's Club has awarded more than $143,000 in grants through its annual fundraiser, Christmas Under the Oaks. Application deadline is Feb. 23. They can be obtained by sending an e-mail to or by calling 723-0888.

Pediatric clinic open on Wednesdays

CLEARWATER -- Every Wednesday between 9 a.m. and noon the Clearwater Free Clinic offers a pediatric clinic for children not covered by private health insurance or government-assisted programs. The clinic's family practice nurse practitioner and a pediatrician are available to see patients between the ages of 2 and 18. The nurse practitioner's services are made possible by a grant from the Eckerd Family Foundation. For an appointment, call the Clearwater Free Clinic at 447-3041.

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