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By CONNIE DREW

© St. Petersburg Times, published March 4, 2001


State official to speak at Brandon AARP meeting

The Greater Brandon Chapter No. 4442 of AARP hosts guest speaker Frank Mannington from the state attorney's office. He will discuss telephone fraud at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Brandon Recreation Center, 502 Sadie St. Bring a covered dish and table service. For information, call (813) 653-4056.

Brandon Family YMCA swim club plans session

Swimmers ages 6-15 can register for swim classes beginning Tuesday at the Brandon Family YMCA, 3097 S Kingsway Road. Swimmers must be able to swim at least 50 yards using rotary breathing. To register, call (813) 685-5402.

Lowry Park Zoo offers training class

Lowry Park Zoo is offering a six-week class covering zoo history, animal facts, conservation, artifact use and interpretive techniques. The class meets twice a week from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. beginning Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. The meeting is at the new Zoo School, 1101 W Sligh Ave., near the entrance off N Boulevard. You must attend both sessions. The cost is $25 and includes a training manual. For information, call (813) 935-8552.

Free fishing seminar set for Wednesday

Capt. Randy Keys, 1995 Southern Kingfish Association national champion, will conduct a seminar on how to catch trophy kingfish. The seminar is at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Minnows and Monsters Tackle, 3811 S Manhattan Ave. For information, call (813) 835-1512.

Free adoption seminar set for Wednesday

Adoption Resources of Florida/International invites the public to learn more about adoption. The free seminar is at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at 112 S Armenia and Cleveland Avenue. For information, call (813) 251-3388.

Radio Disney's Fun Squad to appear at Centro Ybor

Centro Ybor and Muvico have joined to promote "Family Fun Day." The Radio Disney Fun Squad will be in Centro Ybor Plaza, Eighth Avenue at 16th Street, from 1 to 3 p.m. today. Each week will bring clowns, face painters, magicians, contests and music. For information, call (813) 242-4660.

Workshop focuses on women's fitness

Workshop leader Betty Adams will tell you how to increase your physical activity, eat more healthfully, maintain a healthy weight and create your image. The four-week session features the "Choose to Move" program of the American Heart Association. Classes are from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Lightfoot Recreation Center, 10901 N 56th St. The cost is $21 for members and $31.50 for non-members.

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