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    North Pinellas in brief

    By Times staff writer

    © St. Petersburg Times, published December 7, 2000


    Sun Coast Hospital offers free health screening

    LARGO -- Free health screenings and seminars are planned by Sun Coast Hospital, 2025 Indian Rocks Road, Largo.

    Free screenings for blood sugar, blood pressure and skin problems will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 16 at Belleair Beach City Hall, 444 Causeway Blvd. Call 587-7642.

    A program for female cancer survivors, "Look Good, Feel Better," will be from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 20 in the hospital's first-floor conference room. A professional cosmetologist will demonstrate makeup and hairstyle techniques and the use of wigs, scarves and turbans for women whose cancer treatment has caused hair loss, loss of skin moisture or changes in skin tone. Each participant will receive a free makeup kit. To make a reservation, call 586-7197. For people who have a hard time with holidays, are lonely or depressed, Mike Thomas, manager of SeniorCare programs, will discuss "Coping During the Holidays" at noon Dec. 22 in the main-floor meeting room. To register, call 587-7642.

    Kiwanis Club sponsors annual toy show Saturday

    SEMINOLE -- Antique, collectible and new toys will be on display at the Holiday Farm Toy and Collectible Show from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Seminole United Methodist Church, 5400 Seminole Blvd.

    Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Seminole, the show will feature toys from Farmall, Oliver, Allis Chalmers and John Deere; Hess trucks, Texaco collectibles and more.

    There also will be more than 30 vendors selling items. The Kiwanis Club will sell breakfast and lunch.

    Admission is $3; children under 10 will be admitted free.

    Proceeds go to Kiwanis-sponsored projects such as Every Child a Swimmer, Doorways scholarships, Horses and the Handicapped and more.

    For additional information or to be a vendor, call Bill Miller, club president, at 393-3481 during the day or 596-6228 evenings.

    Center for women holds free workshops

    LARGO -- The Resource Center for Women, 1301 Seminole Blvd., Suite 150, plans the following free mini workshops:

    Today: Family attorney Marilyn E. Hafling discusses family law issues, 10 a.m. to noon.

    Friday: Police Officer William Holmes will discuss domestic violence, 10 a.m. to noon.

    To register, call Moira Nordman, 586-1110.

    Well-being seminar held for cancer patients

    A unique well-being seminar for cancer patients is scheduled at the Historic Largo Feed Store at the Largo Cultural Center in Largo from 9 to 10 a.m. Dec. 7. The seminar, which is not a nutritional or fitness seminar, featuring Dr. Jo Arnold, a neurologist and board-certifiedpsychotherapist and forensic counselor. Free refreshments will be served. Limited Seating. For reservations, call 398-5412.

    Potential cadets can learn of life at West Point

    The West Point Parents Club of the Gulf Coast of Florida has scheduled a holiday reception for prospective West Point cadets at 10 a.m. Dec. 30 at the Radisson Sabal Park, 10221 Princess Palm Ave., Tampa.

    College and high school students, JROTC members and their parents are invited to attend the informal meeting to learn more about West Point and to meet with cadets who will be home for the holidays.

    Call 526-3090.

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