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    Smoking-cessation seminars offered

    By Times staff writers

    © St. Petersburg Times, published May 7, 2001

    TARPON SPRINGS -- Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, 1395 S Pinellas Ave., will hold two two-hour seminars on weight reduction and stopping smoking Saturday. The session on stopping smoking will be from 10 a.m. to noon. The session on losing weight is from 1 to 3 p.m.

    The first 45 minutes of each session is a free orientation. If participants feel comfortable with the program, they then pay a one-time $55 fee, which includes a hypnotic session, behavior modification booklet, a home reinforcement cassette tape and unlimited free repetitions of the seminar if needed.

    Call (800) 848-2822 for information.

    Tarpon Springs begins beach concert series

    TARPON SPRINGS -- The Tarpon Springs recreation department and Friends of Music on the Beach will kick off this year's free beach concert series with Tarpon Springs High School's swing band from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Sunset Beach. Concertgoers can bring blankets, chairs and coolers. Call (727) 942-5628 for information.

    Gifted Association of Pinellas to meet

    The Gifted Association of Pinellas will hold a general meeting from 7 to 9 pm. Tuesday at Largo Library, 351 East Bay Drive, Largo. The guest speaker will be Art Dimter, director of gifted programs for Pinellas County Schools.

    For information, call the association at (727) 545-3047.

    Hospital service helps patients find doctors

    TARPON SPRINGS -- Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital has launched a new community outreach program called Health Source to help patients find the right doctor.

    Patients can call the Health Source at (727) 943-3600 for information on hospital-sponsored community seminars, support groups, screenings and classes. Nurses staff the Health Source referral center weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital runs the Health Source service in partnership with University Community Hospital, which has a Health Source walk-in medical information and screening facility at Citrus Park Town Center in Hillsborough.

    Teens will get chance to question officials

    PALM HARBOR -- The Palm Harbor Library's Youth Advisory Board is scheduled to hold a "teen town hall" where local teenagers will be able to ask questions of community leaders at 7 p.m. May 17 at the library, 2330 Nebraska Ave.

    Representatives from local schools, Pinellas County government, the Sheriff's Office, the Palm Harbor Chamber of Commerce, recreation league and the library will be present.

    Palm Harbor YMCA plans to be discussed at session

    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.

    Goyer will give a video presentation and answer questions. As proposed, the facility will be on 16th Street, north of Nebraska Avenue, will be modeled after the Trinity area YMCA in Pasco County.

    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.

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