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By Times staff reports

© St. Petersburg Times, published February 11, 2001

Walk for Parkinson's disease is Feb. 28

A benefit walk for the Parkinson's Disease Coalition/University of South Florida Foundation will begin at noon Feb. 28. The start for the 2-mile walk will be the parking lot at 740 Carillon Parkway, St. Petersburg. For information, call 573-4701 or 573-4725.

America's Youngest Jazz Band is looking for kids

Sonny LaRosa and America's Youngest Jazz Band seeks child musicians under the age of 13 to play saxophone, trombone, trumpet, guitar, bass or piano, or sing. Beginners will be considered. For information, call 725-1788.

Recycled cans, newspaper benefit program

St. Paul United Methodist Church offers a newspaper and aluminum can recycling depot at the church's Christian Life Enrichment Center, 1199 Highland Ave., Largo.

The bins will be located on the northeast corner of the Rosery Road and Highland Avenue intersection. Proceeds from recycled materials will benefit Handicapable Ministry, a non-profit outreach program for devolpmentally disabled persons.

For information, call 584-8165.

25 cats available for adoption at special rate

Friends of Strays has 25 adult cats who have been at the center for more than six months. These special cats need homes. The agency is offering a reduced adoption fee of only $25 until Feb. 19. Call 522-6566 for information.

Rolling Readers need used books

Rolling Readers Pinellas County is soliciting used book donations for its youth literacy program. The donated books will be sold in a March book sale, the proceeds from which will buy new children's books. To donate books, call 402-7323 (pager/voicemail) or 865-2899 (evenings).

Area Agency on Aging offers free job training

Free job training and job placement assistance is available for seniors older than 55 through the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas Inc.

Interested seniors must make less than $8,350 annually for singles or $11,250 for a family of two, excluding Social Security earnings. Courses to be offered include computer literacy, clerical work, medical coding and billing and home health care.

Pasco and Pinellas county residents who are interested may call (727) 570-9696, ext. 237 or ext. 281.

Aluminum can recycling helps build homes

Habitat for Humanity International has teamed up with the Aluminum Association to help needy families. Aluminum Cans Build Habitat for Humanity Homes raises money to build homes through aluminum can recycling.

Five local recycling centers are located throughout Pinellas County. The list of recycling sites can be obtained by calling the Pinellas Habitat for Humanity office at 894-1522.

Volunteers also are needed to manage Aluminum Cans Build Habitat for Humanity Homes day-to-day operations.

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