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    North Pinellas briefs

    By Times staff writers

    © St. Petersburg Times, published April 13, 2001


    Commissioner to discuss water woes

    PALM HARBOR -- Pinellas County Commissioner Susan Latvala is scheduled to speak on "The Future of Water in Pinellas County" from 8 to 9:30 a.m. April 24 in the community room of the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. The $6 fee includes a hot breakfast. To register, call the Greater Palm Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce at (727) 784-4287.

    SPJC to offer classes on condo regulations

    St. Petersburg Junior College will soon offer courses designed to help condominium and cooperative owners manage their communities, comply with state laws and regulations and reduce conflicts among residents. The classes, funded by the Division of Florida Land Sales, Condominiums and Mobile Homes, address the nuts and bolts of cooperative associations, including regulations and financial management. Class materials were developed by Broward Community College and the non-profit Center for Community and Condominium Living and will be administered through nine community colleges in the state. The free, four-hour classes begin April 26. For information, call 341-4440 or 341-4445.

    Local author to lead book club discussion

    EAST LAKE -- Local author Theresa Sandberg-Arnston, who goes by the pen name Catherine Arnold, will be a guest at the April meeting of the East Lake Community Library Book Club.

    Sandberg-Arnston lives in Palm Harbor and has written four books, Wrongful Death, Imperfect Justice, Due Process and Class Action.

    The lead character in the novels is Karen Perry-Mondori, a Pinellas County defense attorney. Extensive references to North Pinellas locations are made throughout the books.

    The author will lead a discussion and sign books at 7 p.m. Thursday. The discussion is part of a monthly book club series offered at the library.

    Palm Harbor YMCA plans to be discussed

    PALM HARBOR -- Scott Goyer, president and chief executive officer of the Suncoast Family YMCA, will speak to the Palm Harbor University High School PTSA about the proposed new YMCA in Palm Harbor at 7 p.m. May 15 in the high school's teaching auditorium. As proposed, the facility will be on 16th Street, north of Nebraska Avenue, will be modeled on the Trinity area YMCA in Pasco County and will include a lap pool.

    The high school is at 1900 Omaha St. Seating is limited. For information, call the school office at (727) 669-1131 or Cathy Holland of the Suncoast Family YMCA at (727) 461-9622.

    Eckerd Senior College sets open houses

    PALM HARBOR -- Two Marriott Senior Living retirement communities will host open houses Monday for the spring session of Eckerd Senior College. The open houses will run from 2 to 4 p.m. at Coral Oaks, 900 West Lake Road, and from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stratford Court, 45 Katherine Blvd. Classes at Eckerd Senior College include biography series, travel tips and breakfast forums on a variety of topics. For information, call (727) 787-3333 or (727) 787-1500.

    Financial workshop for women scheduled

    LARGO -- A financial management workshop for women, "Taking Control," will be offered twice at the Largo Library auditorium, 351 East Bay Drive. It will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday and from 7-9 p.m. Thursday. The instructor will be Gloria J. Patterson, a certified financial planner with ProVise Management Group Inc. of Clearwater. The workshop is free, but reservations are necessary to receive a free 150-page workbook for the class.

    Sponsors are the Greater Largo Library Foundation and the Women's Financial Network Inc. To register, call the library, 587-6715, ext. 2507 or the Women's Financial Network hotline, (800) 775-8081, ext. 00542.

    Jazz band seeking various new players

    Sonny LaRosa and America's Youngest Jazz Band is accepting musicians 12 years old or younger to play saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, guitar or bass and to sing. Beginners will be considered. For information, call 725-1788.

    Seminole chamber has luncheon on Thursday

    SEMINOLE -- Brian C. Cartland, business development manager for the Pinellas County Economic Development department, will be the speaker at the luncheon of the Greater Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce. It begins at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Banquest Masters, 8100 Park Blvd. N, Seminole. Cost: $10, preferably paid in advance. To sign up, call the chamber office, 392-3245.

    Heritage Village hosts antique car show

    LARGO -- Heritage Village will be the setting for the 15th annual Picnic in the Village and Antique Car Show sponsored by the Pin-Mar Antique Car Club from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the 21-acre park, 11909 125th St. N, Largo. There will be musical entertainment, a children's Easter bonnet contest, a soapbox oratory for "candidates" for the Heritage Village mayoral race and games. You can bring a picnic lunch or purchase food at the event. The car show will feature original and restored antique automobiles from 1959 or before. Free admission. For information, call Bob Croslin, 588-9182 or Charlee Westerman, 582-2123.

    Firehouse museum has openings for kids' tours

    LARGO -- The Kids Firehouse Museum, 9510 Kids Firehouse Ave., (south of Ulmerton Road at 95th Street) in Largo has openings for spring/summer tours for groups of children up to age 10. Call 585-1300.

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