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© St. Petersburg Times, published March 28, 2001

Museum seeks women artists for exhibit

The Museum of Fine Arts Marly Group seeks women artists for its second annual Women in Art Juried Exhibition.

The exhibition, which is to include both performance, poetry, dance, composition, music and drama, as well as visual arts, photography, sculpture, fine crafts and fiber art, is scheduled to open May 26. Deadline for entries is Monday.

Prospectus and entry forms are avilable by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Women in Art, 1600 Fourth St. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.

For information, call 656-2346.

School needs vendors for Mayfest event

The annual Mayfest Spring Clean Flea Market and Craft Sale, being held May 25 and 26, is looking for vendors. Tables are available and costs range from $25 to $50. For reservations and information, call 347-9989.

Housing for low-income disabled, seniors available

Goodwill Industries Suncoast housing corporation is currently accepting applications for HUD rent-subsidized apartments for people with physical disabilities and for those ages 61 and older. The apartments are in Pinellas Park.

All applicants must meet HUD limited income criteria.

For apartment availability in Pinellas Park, call 541-6620.

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.

Program deals with legal issues for aging relatives

Concerned about the legal and life care issues facing older relatives? Stetson University College of Law presents "Legal Issues of Aging Relatives: What Families Need to Know," a program designed to help families cope with some of the complex issues that face aging seniors.

The program, with speakers and a panel discussion, will be held from 1-4 p.m. Friday at the college, 1401 61st St. S, St. Petersburg. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be offered. To reserve a space, call 562-7818.

Job fair for disabled to be held Thursday

Abilities of Florida and the Suncoast Human Resources will host a job fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Holiday Inn Select, 3535 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater.

The fair is free and open to the public and will focus primarily on employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

For information, call 538-7370, ext. 364.

Alzheimer's Association to hold annual conference

The Alzheimer's Association -- Tampa Bay Chapter holds its annual education and caregivers conference, "Research, Resources and Responsibility," from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. April 3 and 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. April 4 at the Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. The conference, with speakers and workshops, offers valuable information to professional and lay caregivers, including advances in research on the disease, treatment options, communication with Alzheimer's patients and dealing with financial or legal responsibilities. Cost for both days is $110 and includes meals. For more information, call the Tampa Bay chapter at (800) 772-8672 or (727) 578-2558.

Breast, cervical cancer screenings available

The Pinellas County Health Department, 500 Seventh Ave. S, St. Petersburg, and 6350 76th Ave. N, Pinellas Park, offers screening exams for breast and cervical cancer for women age 50 to 64 who are uninsured, or whose insurance doesn't fully cover such services. Pap smears, mammograms and clinical breast exams are included. For an appointment, call 824-6917.

Foster care, adoption orientation is today

The Children's Home, a private non-profit residential treatment center for abused or neglected children, will offer a "Foster Care and Adoption Orientation" at 6:30 p.m. today at the home, 10909 Memorial Highway, Tampa. Individuals interested in becoming a foster or adoptive parent will have the opportunity to view the Children's Home and learn about the fostering and adoption process. For more information, call (813) 855-4435, ext. 2037.

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