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									                   Winter/Spring 2013 Jan.– Apr.
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George N. Cretekos         Mayor
Paul F. Gibson             Councilmember
Doreen Hock-DiPolito       Councilmember
Bill Jonson                Councilmember
Jay Polglaze               Councilmember

William B. Horne, II       City Manager
Pam Akin                   City Attorney
Rod Irwin                  Assistant City Manager
Jill Silverboard           Assistant City Manager

                                                    Bill’s Corner
Executive Editor           Joelle Castelli
Editor                     Diane FitzGerald         As the New Year begins, Clearwater remains steadfast in its continuing
Assistant Editors          Betsy Clement            commitment to working today for a better tomorrow. Much of our success
                           Felicia Leonard
                           Mike Lockwood            comes from partnerships forged between residents, businesses, and tourism.
                           Heather Parsons          These alliances have resulted in measurable economic impacts, while
Graphic Design             Jonathan Anderson        improving the quality of life and future of residents and visitors.
                           Dawn Lakin               We are focused on building our future together.

CONTRIBUTORS                                        The City staff and Council have recently embarked on a new visioning
Library                    Jennifer Obermaier       process. The Council is reviewing the current mission and vision statements
                           Jan Nickols
                                                    and talking about any necessary revisions and change in strategic direction.
Parks & Recreation         Sandy Clayton
                           Kathy LaTerza            This is the start of a decision making process that is geared toward helping
                           Brian Craig              all of us achieve a high quality of life today and in the years to come.
                           Kerry Marsalek
                           Christopher Hubbard      Public safety, economic development, infrastructure maintenance, quality
                           Krystie Schmidt
                                                    of life and human resource issues have been our baseline priorities for a long
                                                    time. These priorities will play central roles in our planning process, and our
                                                                                                                                      Features                        Recreation Guide                      Library
 MyClearwater is published three times a year       City Council wants us to emphasize them in new ways in the years ahead.           02   Annual Report              12   Recreation/Pool Hours            46 Library Adult Programs
         by the City of Clearwater.
                                                    An important part of the process is bouncing ideas off our                         05   Business Feature           13   Rental Guide                     48 Library Teen Programs
  If you would like to receive this publication     constituents—our residents, businesses, and community partners.                   06   Clearwater Character       16   General Information              48 Library Youth Programs
        by mail, please call 562-4681.
                                                    This spring, we will be going into the community and asking what you feel         40   Cultural Affairs            17   Aquatics
                                                    is most important to the city and what you think our priorities should be.        44   Snippets                   21   Fitness Centers                  Volunteers
                                                    We hope you will take part in the process and jointly we can continue to                                          22   Organized Sports
                                                    make this a great place to live, play and do business.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            52 Volunteering
                                                                                                                                      Healthy Choices                 25   Programming
                                                    City staff recently drew up a long list of accomplishments, finding many
                                                                                                                                      08 How Does Your Garden Grow    36   Therapeutics
                                                    reasons to “Celebrate Clearwater.” In this issue, we share many of those
                                                                                                                                      09 Trail Improvemtns            37   Recreation Program Index         Inside Back Cover
                                                    accomplishments. I am confident that you have many other reasons to
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Free Trees for Residents
                                                    celebrate our city and I ask you to be a positive force in the future of our
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Important Phone Numbers
                                                    community in the year ahead.                                                      City Facilities                 Special Events
                                                    Best wishes to you and yours for health and happiness in 2013.                    10 Facility Map and Locations   42 Special Events
                                                                                                                                      12 City Facility Information    43 Cleveland Street District          Back Cover
                      ON THE COVER                                                                                                                                                                          Phillies Schedule
          Philly Phantic poses for photographer
                     Jeremiah Khokhar
                  Bill Horne                                                                                                        Aging Well
                                                    City Manager                                                                                                      39 Flexing Your Intellectual Muscle
         All phone numbers are area code 727
               unless otherwise indicated.                                                                                                                            40 Resources

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Winter/Spring   01
Annual Report                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Annual Report
2012 Annual Report
                                                                                                                                                  Clearwater Fire & Rescue:                                               Marine & Aviation
                                                                                                                                                  Command staff completed extensive Blue Card Incident                     The Beach Marina improvements are underway with the addition
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          of a full service restaurant and relocation of the Harbor Master’s

                                                                                                                                                  Modernized vehicle fleet with replacements for Engine 48 and             last year’s profits, bringing in more than $200,000. Occupancy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          rate rose to 79 percent with 90 slips rented out of the 114

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          9,000-square-foot corporate hangar. Hours of operation were

                                                                                                                                                  construction design and contract for replacement of Main Fire           Ramp with resurfacing of all ramps and cement catwalks; repairs
                                                                                                                                                  station with groundbreaking in February 2013.                           to the seawall; and replacing the seawall cap. Boat launching and
                                                                                                                                                  Clearwater Gas System
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          recognized by Congress as a Coast Guard City; worked with the
                                                                                                                                                  Connected the 20,000 active gas customer in April 2012, and             local USCG Auxiliary flotilla on a new office, watch center and
     Office of Management and Budget                                          identified for use as incentives to encourage growth of IT/software   ended the fiscal year at 20,029, the highest level ever achieved. This
                                                                             firms as part of a Technology District in downtown. As part of the
     City Council adopted 2012/13 Annual Operating and                                                                                                                                                                    Official Records & Legislative Services
                                                                             business Retention & Expansion Program, new protocols were           new Natural Gas Fueling Station to the public in January 2012.
     Improvement Budget and maintained the same millage rate of
                                                                             established and 30 site-visits were conducted. Clearwater was        When opened, this was the largest public NGV fueling station
     5.1550 mills for the 2012/13 fiscal year, the same millage rate
                                                                             marketed nationally as part of Front Row Tampa Bay, a promotion      in the Southeast U.S. Currently have about 35 vehicles fueling at       Partnership Registration was initiated with 32 registrations.
     Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award                                                                                                                                                         Parks & Recreation
                                                                             Gateway Vision Plan and Fiscal Year 2012-17 Five-Year Action         Total Operating Income of $9.6 million for fiscal year 2011/12,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Partnered with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
     of Florida “Truth-in-Millage” process and all City and State                                                                                                                                                         Development, Community Development Block Grant program
                                                                             Processed 14 rehabilitation loans and 13 downpayment assistance      of Gas Sales (Natural and Propane Gas) reached 22 million therms
                                                                             loans totaling $506,162 which leveraged $3,800,410 in private        for fiscal year 2011/12, which is the highest level ever achieved.       to construct a multiple use field in the North Greenwood
     the biennial update of the Revenue Manual, a reference tool for
     revenues received by the city for departments, the City Council                                                                              Human Resources                                                         implement a Youth Sports Initiative addressing the education and
                                                                             (192 multi-family units); provided an $800,000 rehabilitation
     and administration.                                                                                                                          Entered into an agreement with the City of Dunedin to share the
                                                                             loan to Prospect Towers (208 senior housing units); and provided
     Clearwater Customer Service                                             a $725,000 loan to HEP West Veterans Apartments (32 units) for
                                                                             construction.                                                                                                                                of the Suncoast, to provide programming at the North Greenwood
     More than 591,000 utility bills were issued. More than 98
     percent of them were billed within three days of scheduled date.        Engineering                                                          which should result in substantial savings to the City.                 Regional Chamber of Commerce to coordinate the Dolphin Pod
     More than $138 million in revenues were billed, and more than
                                                                             Installed two electric car charging stations in the downtown         Clearwater Public Library System
     than 777,000 water and gas meter readings, with an accuracy
     rate of 99.92 percent. A meter reading error rate of less than one                                                                           Petersburg College Clearwater Campus on a joint use library
                                                                             Completed the Gulf to Bay/Highland intersection improvement
     119,000 customer telephone calls, answered more than 83 percent
                                                                             the design of the Hillcrest/Brookhill and Wood Valley traffic                                                                                  camp programs each week and 1,600 participated in life safety
     in 30 seconds or less, with less than 2 percent abandoned call                                                                               Formed a partnership with the North Greenwood Recreation
                                                                                                                                                  Center, Neighborhood Services, and the Boys and Girls Club to           attendance record with 157,892 attendees for the 2012 spring
     to provide responsible collection of past due and final billed                                                                                provide better community service at the North Greenwood Branch.         season.
     receivables. Despite the down economy, CCS achieved a bad debt
                                                                             quality in Prospect Lake by removing all accumulated alum sludge.                                                                            Planning and Development
     rate of 0.12 percent (uncollectible write-off as a percentage of total                                                                        tablet computers so they could circulate in the shelves, assisting
                                                                                                                                                                                           Clearwater Sun morgue
     to use seniors to staff customer information/reception area in the       Finance                                                              and microfilm collection so that it can be made available online
                                                                             Completed a refinancing of Stormwater System Revenue bonds                                                                                    major changes to the sign code pursuant to joint staff/Clearwater
     Army and utility customers who contribute to the We Care Fund,          for an aggregate debt service reduction of $4.2 million and a net    27,000 days were spent reading by more than 1,600 kids this
     to provide 226 customers temporary assistance in paying their City
     of Clearwater utility bills.                                                                                                                 1,150,168 items, including 50,595 downloadable books or music
     Economic Development & Housing                                          Realized cash pool investment earnings that were 112 basis points
                                                                             in excess of the cash pool’s customized benchmark, representing                                                                              Redevelopment and an Economic Development Strategy.
     Increased number of visitors to Clearwater by 8 percent and
                                                                             approximately $3.7 million in additional City earnings due to out-   times last year.
     direct expenditures by 13 percent. Tourism had a total impact to
                                                                             Officers Association’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in
     Development Strategic Plan. $200,000 in CRA funds was
                                                                             Financial Reporting for the 33rd consecutive year.

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Annual Report                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Business Feature
     Police                                                                   Solid Waste
     Operation Graduation program won the 2012 IACP/Cisco                     All garbage and recycling routes were collected on schedule
     Systems Community Policing and the Florida Police Chiefs                 without delay. Solid Waste collected approximately 8,500 tons
     Association’s “Rocky Pomerance Law Enforcement Excellence                of recyclables. Of that recycling total, 5,960 tons of recyclables
                                                                              were collected in Clearwater, thus avoiding disposal costs of
     the public to file certain types of reports at a time that is best for    $223,500 while generating approximately $780,000 from the sale

     Waste Departments started Operation Safe Disposal during the
     holidays to create safe places to drop off boxes from big ticket items    from manual to automated solid waste collection which improves
     reducing the chances of criminals targeting locations where those        productivity and eliminates injuries associated with manual

     increase awareness of the importance of marking your valuables           citizens of Clearwater the ability to recycle more than 42 tons of
                                                                              hazardous e-waste. Additionally, Solid Waste staff removed another
     a Cold Case Unit to have an additional resource to focus on open         71 tons of e-waste from the waste stream with curbside collection.
     homicide cases including a thorough review and resubmission of
     evidence testing.                                                        vehicles, decreasing dependence on foreign petroleum products
     Public Communications
                                                                              training and the accident review committee, reduced claims this
     Actively engaged with Internet users through social media accounts       last year by 18 percent from the most recent five year average.
     ( of Clearwater,,
     Public Safety Twitter account, Flickr photo sharing, Pinterest           General Services
                                                                              Maintained all Public Safety vehicles during the Republican
     Academy, one of many programs designed to encourage residents’                                                                                     Pirate Jonny’s and More
                                                                              after eliminating three mechanics from Fleet and nine workers
     a “Candidate’s Forum” to help the public make an informed                (plumbers, electricians, tradesworkers) from Building Maintenance.

                                                                                                                                                                   app Drive is located in the industrial area east of Hercules Avenue.
     “Coast Guard City” celebration with partner agencies including                                                                                                There you can find some new businesses that are just off the
     the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce and the U.S.                 retrofit of 20 facilities to reduce the use of electricity for lighting,              beaten path.
     Coast Guard. Arranged the city’s sponsorship of a Southeastern           air conditioning and pool pumps.
     Guide Dog called Coastie, named in recognition of the city’s
                                                                                                                                                                   One such business is Pirate Jonny’s where Caribbean BBQ Rubs
                                                                                                                                                                   and Seasonings are made and sold. Terri and Jonathan Toner are
     the community through active dialogue and communication                                                                                            the managing partners and have taken classic recipes and modified them for
     with Clearwater residents, businesses and visitors using print                                                                                     their seasoning blends. Their products are all natural, MSG and gluten free.
     publications, the city’s website, and C-VIEW TV. Publications                                                                                      They were declared 1st place winners in the 2011 and 2012 National BBQ
     include Sunshine Lines and MyClearwater magazine. Provided live                                                                                    Association and Hot Pepper Awards. Rubs include Sweet Island, Caribbean
     cablecasts and streaming video of City Council meetings, work                                                                                      BBQ, Scorched Pirate BBQ, BBQ-Curry, and Caribbean Roundup.
     sessions and some board meetings.
     Public Utilities                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Jonathan Toner, aka Pirate Jonny
                                                                                                                                                        Lime Chili. These products are available online at, at
     Supplied 4.2 billion gallons of clean, safe drinking (potable)                                                                                     festivals and in retail stores such as Nature’s Food Patch on Cleveland Street.
     water; treated more than 5.3 billion gallons of wastewater; and
                                                                                                                                                        Jonathan Toner, aka Pirate Jonny, is resourceful and creative with an
     delivered nearly 2.3 billion gallons of reclaimed water for irrigation
                                                                                                                                                        entrepreneurial spirit. His mother taught him to cook, he loves to sail,
     produce more water locally and reduce reliance on water from                                                                                       and is married to Terri who is from New Orleans. He has enjoyed building
                                                                                                                                                        this business and others. Toner is principal landscape architect of Terra
     projects by using in-house construction inspection rather than
                                                                                                                                                        kitchen rental that is State of Florida certified. It is also headquartered at

     remove almost 4,000 tons of pollutants that would have been

     nearly 39 miles by machine and cut by hand more than 11 miles of                                                                                   Fessenbecker and Toni Young. In addition to workshops and classes,
     ditch vegetation to maintain the flow of stormwater from roadways                                                                                   the artists host an Open Studio event on the first Friday of each month
     and developed properties.                                                                                                                          that includes guest artists, demonstrations, new art and great company.
                                                                                                                                                        Visit to learn more about Open Studio events, workshops
                                                                                                                                                        and classes and to register online.

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Clearwater Character                                                                                                           Clearwater Character
Making it Sparkle in Moccasin Lake

                      occasin Lake Nature Park is fortunate to count fourteen-
                      year-old Barnabus Bella among its volunteer corps. This
                      special person has been a fixture at the park since he was
                      six, and has soaked up every shred of environmental
                      information his mind can absorb.
     Articulate beyond his years, the Moccasin Lake docent delights in sharing
     his expertise with those who visit the park, and will offer up scientific names
     and interesting tidbits about the behaviors of the park’s outdoor animals. “I      Barnabus, as a non-native of
     still have issues with knowing a lot about the indoor ones,” he says. The self-    the United States, has a unique
     effacing manner belies a considerable wealth of skill and knowledge.                perspective on the English
                                                                                        language, although you’d never
     During his tenure at Moccasin Lake, (he is unclear exactly how many                guess it from listening to his very
     hours he has put in and estimates it to be somewhere between four and              American accent. He describes his
     six hundred) Barnabus has developed a special relationship with a tiny             first days in kindergarten when
     screech owl named Wikki, one of the park’s permanent residents who can’t           he would come home and tell his
     be released into the wild. Wikki perched on Barnabus’ gloved hand during           mother he couldn’t understand the
     a recent tour through the park. It’s evident that the two have a mutual            other students and thought they
     respect for each other. “Birds are really skinny without their feathers,” quips    were stupid. She had to explain
     Barnabus. “They can puff their feathers up to make themselves look really           to him they were just speaking a
     huge, but they look pathetic when they are without feathers. Also, birds           foreign language.
     don’t sweat.”
                                                                                        Most notable about this Clearwater
     Barnabus scratches Wikki behind the neck. The bird blinks its huge eyes and        Character is his humility. He is
     swivels his head around backwards. If he were a cat he’d be purring. “You          quick to point to others when
     know, birds don’t really form friendships except if it’s long term,” he says. “I   credit is due and makes sure they
     liked Wikki at once because he was so small and adorable, but it took him a        are included. “There are a lot of
     long time to sit on my hand like that.”                                            volunteers at Moccasin Lake and
     Moccasin Lake Manager Cliff Norris noticed the volunteer’s potential and            everyone has their tasks,” he says.
     made sure Barnabus received the proper training to handle the bird. Still,         “I’m not the most valuable person
     the process was slow. “Sometimes Wikki would hang upside down when                 on the team. Some people come
     I’d put him on the glove, says Barnabus. “Sometimes he’d act tired and I’d         in at 9 a.m. or clean the trail or
     think there was something wrong with him. Sometimes I think he was just            dig a ditch. I want to give kudos
     messing with me.”                                                                  to everyone who helps out. I’m
                                                                                        speaking up for all volunteers who
     Barnabus’ family supports his volunteer efforts as a vehicle to teach him the
                                                                                        don’t get recognized, especially the
     values to succeed in life. In search of a better life in America, they emigrated
                                                                                        ones who do all the physical labor.
     from Hungary when Barnabus was a toddler. His father, a master beekeeper
                                                                                        Everyone has to see the results of
     and construction worker, is making sure his son understands the importance
                                                                                        all that work they do.”
     of work, education and the dollar. “There are so few schools in Hungary
     and so much competition to get in, your chances of getting educated there          He closes the interview by
     are slim,” he says. “My mom’s family were farmers and they thought it was          summing up Moccasin Lake
     a waste of time to read. If you had time to read, you could be spending that       as a suburban gem in the
     time doing manual chores. Reading was only for the educated, and if you            wilderness, but he is hard pressed
     were educated, that was part of the work you did. So if you wanted to read,        to acknowledge his own part in
     you’d do it with a flashlight at night before bed.”                                 making that gem sparkle.

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Healthy Choices                                                                                                                                                                                                 Healthy Choices
                                                                                         Partnering For a
                                                                                         Healthy Community                       Easy Exercises
                                                                                                                                   You Can Do

                                                                                                    he City of Clearwater
                                                                                                    Parks and Recreation          at Your Local
                                                                                                    department is partnering
                                                                                                    with Morton Plant Mease     Clearwater Park:
                                                                                                    Hospital to develop an
                                                                                         evidence-based health and safety
                                                                                         program for the 10,000 youth
                                                                                         athletes participating in sports
How Does Your Garden Grow?                                                               throughout the City. As part of this              Use any bar that       Trail Improvements
                                                                                         program, several public events will     you can reach and grip such
                                                                                         be held during 2013 that anyone         as a monkey bar or chin up

     E                                                                                                                                                            D
                                                                                         is welcome to attend to learn           bar. Start with one, but keep                 id you know that a trail     allow emergency first-responders
              ating lots of fruits and vegetables is one of the best things you can                                              trying to do more in your
              do for your health. They provide vitamins and other nutrients that         more about topics such as sports                                                      is also known as a linear    the ability to pinpoint a trail user
                                                                                                                                 next workout.
              help your body function, ward away sickness and disease, and help          injury prevention and nutrition                                                       park? All the exercises      if they have a medical emergency.
              maintain energy levels and a positive mental attitude. Unfortunately,      for athletic performance. If you are                                                  on the left can easily be    Second, additional street signs were
                                                                                                                                            Use the same bar                   done on a trail as well      added at key crossings to help users
              most Americans do not eat the recommended amount of fruits and             interested in these types of events,    as above and try to bring
     vegetables every day.                                                               keep your eye out for the Healthy                                        as walking, jogging, bicycling and        navigate the trails more effectively.
                                                                                                                                 your knees to your chest – try
                                                                                         Choices for a Healthy Clearwater        not to swing – slowly lower      roller skating. A beautiful trail right   Lastly, new geographically accurate
     One way to help increase fruits and vegetables in your diet, and to save                                                    your legs and repeat.            here in Clearwater is the Ream            maps, including city streets were
                                                                                         newsletter available at any City
     you money, is to invest in a garden. There are many advantages to growing                                                                                    Wilson Trail which runs from the          put up at various locations across
                                                                                         recreation center, library, the                     You can push up
     food in your own garden. The produce is grown by you, therefore you                                                                                          Long Center to Safety Harbor.             the trail to help users find access
                                                                                         Clearwater YMCA, and the Cheek          against anything. The floor,
     control everything that goes into your food, including water, fertilizers, and                                              a bar, a bench, with your        In an effort to make Clearwater            points and local resources such
                                                                                         Powell Wellness Center at Morton
     pesticides. Gardening is also cost effective, because you can grow food for less                                             feet on a raised platform        a safe and healthy place to live,         as Moccasin Lake Nature Park.
                                                                                         Plant hospital. You can also find
     than you pay in the store, since there is no middle man, i.e. transportation                                                (e.g. bottom of a slide), or     learn, work, and play there have          So, as you head to the park to
                                                                                         the newsletter online and register
     costs. A further benefit of gardening is that it is a great form of exercise and                                             an even higher platform to
                                                                                         to become a member at:                                                   been several key improvements to          work on those healthy New Year’s
     stress relief. Actually, 45 minutes of gardening can burn off the same number                                                give you a vertical push up.
                                                                                   Try all different angles to
                                                                                                                                                                  the Ream Wilson Trail. The first           resolutions, don’t forget about
     of calories as 30 minutes of aerobics.                                                                                                                       was the installation of safety decals     Clearwater’s beautiful linear park …
                                                                                         healthychoices/index.asp.               work different areas of your
     You don’t need to live on a farm to grow a garden. Fruits and vegetables can                                                upper body.                      every 300 feet along the trail that       The Ream Wilson Trail.
     be successfully grown in pots, buckets, or even an old wagon. According to                                                           Stand in front of a
     Moccasin Lake Nature Park Supervisor Cliff Norris, “Grow boxes offer a very                                                   bench and lower yourself         Using Parks for Physical Activity
     low cost and basically fool proof method of container gardening. Even if you                                                until you are almost seated
     don’t have a lot of ‘square’ footage, vertical gardening is the way to go! If you                                           and then stand up again.

                                                                                                                                 Squats can be done 1 or 2                      ity of Clearwater parks are not just for kids. Play is a part
     can’t grow out, grow up!” All you really need is some sort of container, soil,
                                                                                                                                 footed; feet together or split                 of being human, but most adults forget this when they get
     seeds, water and sunlight. Head to the Clearwater Lowes or Home Depot                                                       stance; controlled and slow                    wrapped up in everyday life. Taking your kids to the park and
     and you will find people who are more than willing to help you set-up your                                                   or fast and powerful; one
                                                                                                                                                                                watching them run around or climb on the monkey bars is
     garden and offer tips and advice to maximize your investment. The web is                                                     continuous movement or held
                                                                                                                                 at the bottom.                                 fine, but why not get up and follow them? Using parks for
     also full of instructions and information on container gardening to help get
                                                                                                                                                                  activity with your family is a great way to get healthy. Try out the monkey
     you started.                                                                                                                          Find any platform
                                                                                                                                                                  bars, climb through the tunnels, or get on a swing. You will be amazed how
                                                                                                                                 you can step on to. Step on
     Contact these other local organizations and see what programs and resources                                                                                  fast you get your heart rate up, and how much fun you will have. All over
                                                                                                                                 and off with alternate legs.
     are available in your area, before you know it you could have a fresh salad                                                 For power, go for a smaller      the United States boot camps and other fitness related classes/activities are
     that you raised and harvested on your table.                                                                                platform but do fast steps.      using their local resources, like playgrounds and parks, to improve the health
                                                                                                                                 For strength, choose a higher    of those who participate in these fitness activities. We encourage you to try
     Moccasin Lake Nature Park - 793-2976
                                                                                                                                 platform and take it slow        to get off the bench and see what fun and creative ways you can use the park
     Pinellas County Extension Office -                                                                       and controlled.
                                                                                                                                                                  around you to get healthy and most importantly have fun. Besides, have you
     Clearwater Garden Club -                                                                                                            ever not smiled going down a slide?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Fitness Center/Trails
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Baseball Diamond
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Clearwater offers you many choices when it comes to

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Basketball Court
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Map Location
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         recreational facilities. Please see pages 12–14 for hours,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Open Space
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Boat Ramps

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Picnic Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and phone numbers of recreation centers, libraries and

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                           POLICE STATIONS

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City Facilities                                                                                                                                                                                               City Facilities
Recreation Centers and Pools Hours of Operation                                                                                      Recreation Centers and Pools Hours of Operation, continued
Aging Well Center                        Moccasin Lake Nature Park        Ross Norton Recreation and
                                                                          Aquatic Complex & Extreme                                   Clearwater Community Sailing Center                            Shuffleboard Club
 Mon.–Thu.: 9 a.m.–7 p.m.                                                 Sports Park
 Fri.: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.                                                                                                                    Tue.–Sun.: 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.                                  Mon.–Fri.: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
 Sat.: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.                      Sept. 1 – May 31:                Mon.–Thu.: 2–9 p.m.                                          Mon.: Closed                                                 Sun.: noon–4 p.m.
 Sunday and Holidays: Closed                Tue.–Fri.: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.       Fri.: 2–7 p.m.                                               Rental of boats, meeting areas, space for special
                                            Sat.: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.           Sat.: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.                                         occasions                                                    Golf Courses
Clearwater Beach Library                    Sun., Mon.: Closed             Sun.: noon–5 p.m.                                                                                                         Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
& Recreation Center                       June – Aug. 31:                  Holidays: Closed                                             Horseshoe Club
                                            Mon.–Fri.: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.                                                                                                                       
 Mon., Wed.: 9 a.m.–7 p.m.                  Sat.–Sun.: Closed                                                                           (Ed Wright Park)                                             Par 69 course
 Tue., Thu., Fri.: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.          Holidays: Closed                                                                    
 Sat.: 8 a.m.–noon                        Days and times are subject to                                                                 Tue., Thu.: noon–3 p.m.
                                          change.                                                                                       Wed.: 6–9 p.m.                                               Clearwater Country Club
 Sunday and Holidays: Closed
 The Clearwater Beach Family
 Aquatic Center                                                                                                                                                                            
                                         Morningside Pool                                                                               Lawn Bowls Club                                              Par 72 course
 March 23 – 31
 Mon.–Sun.: noon–5 p.m.                                                                                                                 Mon.–Sat.: 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
 April 1 – 28                                                                                                                                                                                        The Landings
                                                                                                                                        Sun.: 1–3:30 p.m.
 Mon., Wed., Fri.–Sun.: noon–5 p.m.
 April 29 – June 5                                                                                                                                                                                   Par 63 course
 Mon.–Fri.: noon–7 p.m.                  North Greenwood
 Sat., Sun.: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.              Recreation & Aquatic Complex
Countryside Recreation Center             Mon.–Fri.: 8 a.m.–9 p.m.
                                          Sat.: 1–5 p.m.
 Mon.–Fri.: 5 a.m.–8:30 p.m.              Sunday and Holidays: Closed                                  Facility Rental Guide
 Sat.: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
 Sunday and Holidays: Closed
                                                                                                       The city’s recreation facilities offer rental spaces for meetings, special occasions and other activities. Celebrate a birthday,
Henry L. McMullen                                                                                      anniversary, wedding, bar mitzvah or graduation, have a company picnic or dance. Reservations are required. Call each
                                                                                                       location for pricing, details and availability information.
Tennis Complex
 Mon.–Thu.: 8 a.m.–10 p.m.                                                                             Athletics Section                               Countryside Recreation Center                   Henry L. McMullen
 Fri.: 8 a.m.–7 p.m.                                                                                                                                   Facility Map location: 37                       Tennis Complex
 Sat., Sun.: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.                                                                              19 Multi-purpose fields                                                                        Facility Map location: 20
 Holidays: Call for hours                                                                               53 Satellite tennis courts                      Activity/meeting room space; seats
                                                                                                        35 Ball/softball fields                         30–220 people with several                       National award-winning facility
Long Center                                                                                             13 Batting cages                                configurations available                         15 lighted tennis courts including
                                                                                                                                                        Access to playground, picnic tables, and         7 hard courts and 8 clay courts
                                                                                                       Clearwater Beach Library &                       outdoor basketball courts                        Covered shade structures
                                                                                                       Recreation Center                                Double gymnasium for tournaments                 Divider fences between courts
 Mon.–Thu.: 6 a.m.–9 p.m.
 Fri.: 6 a.m.–7 p.m.                                                                                   Facility Map location: 2                         Meeting space seating capacity up                Locker rooms with showers
 Sat.: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.                                                                                                                                    to 200                                           Lawn style furniture
 Sunday and Holidays: Closed                                                                            Activity/meeting room space; seats 217          Stage and PA system available
                                                                                                        people theater style and 180 banquet            State-of-the-art fitness room
Roz & Dan Doyle Center for                                                                              style
Aquatics at Long Center                                                                                 Beautiful waterfront view
                                                                                                        Outdoor deck
                                                                                                        Serving kitchen
 Mon.–Thu.: 6 a.m.–8:45 p.m.                                                                            Tables and white wedding style chairs
 Fri.: 6 a.m.–6:45 p.m.                                                                                 are included
 Sat.: 8 a.m.–noon                                                                                      Small public park on the water is ideal
 Sunday and Holidays: Closed                                                                            for ceremonies
 Pools are heated year round: Lap Pool
 81º, Training Pool 88–90º

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City Facilities
The Long Center                                Moccasin Lake Nature Park                         Meeting space seating capacity up            Recreation cards are available to residents and non-residents. Fees for city-sponsored programs/activities are reduced and cardholders
                                               Facility Map location: 26                         to 500                                       are eligible for early registration for camps and some programs. Play Passes offer additional benefits and are the better choice for
                                                                                                 Podium and PA system available               those who use the centers frequently. Fitness centers, open gym, extreme skate park use, Moccasin Lake Nature Park visits, and pool
                                                 Activity/meeting room space; seats                                                           use are free with a Play Pass.
Center                                           100 people theatre style or 75 people         Ross Norton Recreation & Aquatic
                                                                                                                                              Play Passes are accepted at Clearwater Beach, Countryside, Long Center, McMullen Tennis*, Moccasin Lake Nature Park,
 Activity/meeting room space; seats              around tables                                 Complex and Extreme Sports Park                Morningside Pool, North Greenwood, and Ross Norton. Play Pass holders also receive a 25% discount on most classes and programs
 30 – 220 people with several                    Large covered wrap around wooden
 configurations available                        porch for extra room and seating                                                             offered at these facilities. Note: Play Pass must be valid for the entire program in order to receive discounts.
 Triple wooden floor gymnasium for               Complete audio/visual package available        Activity/meeting room space; seats up
 tournaments                                     Outdoor covered pavilion with picnic           to 250 with a catering kitchen that
 Meeting space seating capacity up               tables                                                                                       CATEGORIES:                                                          RESIDENT MONTHLY PASS
                                                                                                overlooks Lake Bellevue
 to 700                                          Fish and turtle pond, butterfly gardens,                                                     Youth: 18 years of age or younger or a full-time college student     Youth                $20.50
                                                                                                Double wooden floor gymnasium for                                                                                  Adult                $27.50
 Podium and PA system available                  stately oaks and grassy fields                                                               less than 23 years of age. Verification of current full-time
                                                                                                tournaments                                                                                                        Open fitness, swim, gym, skate and nature park admission.
                                                 51 forested acres, exhibits, displays and                                                    college status required.
                                                                                                Meeting space seating capacity up
                                                 mile–long nature trail                                                                       Senior: 55 years of age or older.                                    Monthly Pass does not provide holders a discount on classes.
                                                                                                to 400
 50-meter indoor heated pool with                                                                                                                     19 years of age or older.
                                                                                                Podium and PA system available                                                                                     *Henry L. McMullen Tennis Complex: Monthly dues allow
                                                                                                                                                                 Two family members living in the same
 1-meter diving boards and starting            North Greenwood Recreation                       Skate Park available for rent/parties
                                                                                                                                              household.                                                           pass holders free daily court use, admission to special events,
 blocks                                        Complex                                         Pool (seasonal)
 25-yard therapy pool                                                                                                                         Family: Husband and wife or legal guardian and their                 priority registration, and much more. Drop-in fees are available
                                                                                                25-meter x 25-yard main pool with two         children who live in the same household, who are 18 years            for Play Pass, Recreation Card holders and those without cards.
 Separate seating for spectators                                                                1-meter diving boards
 Locker rooms                                                                                                                                 of age or under, or less than 23 years of age and a full time        For daily drop-in fees, call the McMullen Tennis Complex,
                                                 Activity/meeting room space; two rooms         15,000 square-foot activity pool              college student. Verification of guardianship or current college     669-1919.
 New lightning protection system which           seat up to 80 people; one room with            featuring water cannons, kiddie slides,
 allows the pool to safely stay open                                                                                                          enrollment is required.
                                                 catering kitchen seats up to 135 people        waterfalls and a whale and frog that          **Visitors: Those staying in Clearwater hotels/motels or             McMULLEN TENNIS
 during typical thunderstorms                    Technology Room with Smart Board               squirt water                                  in Clearwater rental properties for 3 months or less. Proof
                                                 seats up to 56 people                          Plunge pool with a twisting 97-foot           required in the form of a receipt or confirmation from the           Youth/Senior           $27.76
                                                 Double wooden floor gymnasium for              water slide                                   business with business name, guest name and dates of stay.           Adult                  $31.54
                                                 tournaments                                    Large shade umbrellas with tables and                     Those staying in the home of someone with a              Family                 $80
                                                                                                chairs (Great for parties and rentals!)       Recreation Card or Play Pass. Proof required in the form of
                                                                                                                                              an “in-person” statement of the Recreation Card or Play Pass         LONG CENTER YOUTH PASS
                                                                                                                                              holder or by showing your host’s Recreation Card or Play Pass.
                                                                                                                                              All fees are subject to 7% sales tax.                                This pass is available to residents and non-residents who are 18
Pool Reservations – Birthday Parties and Rentals                                                                                              **Able to get resident rates for classes or drop in programs.        years of age and younger for access to open gym, fitness center
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and pool use at the Long Center ONLY. As a pass holder, you
                                                                                                                                              ANNUAL PLAY PASS                                                     will receive recreation card pricing on Long Center programs,
Group Pool Reservations                                                                                                                                                                                            but no other discounts apply. This pass cannot be used at any
                                                                                                                                              Youth/Senior          $82.50           $262.50                       other City of Clearwater recreation centers or to register for any
Groups must make a reservation. Space is limited and reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Payment is due at time of
                                                                                                                                              Adult                 $110             $290                          youth co-sponsored athletic leagues or programs other than the
reservation. Tax-exempt organizations must present current tax-exempt certificate when making a reservation. If no tax form is on file with
                                                                                                                                              Adult + 1             $165             $525                          Clearwater Aquatic Team.
reservation, business will be charged tax - no exceptions.
                                                                                                                                              Family                $275             $725
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Youth                  $41.25
Clearwater Beach                               North Greenwood Recreation                       Pool/Birthday Parties
Family Aquatic Center                          Complex
 Contact JP Atherholt at 462-6020 or             Pool opens May 4 for private parties.           Birthday Bash for               Contact Miguel Tambucho at 462-6276             Saturdays during open swim
 more Information.                               or             Sundays for private parties
                                                 for more information.                           One low price
Long Center                                                                                      Two hours swimming in one or both
 Contact Mark Roberson at 793-2320,            Ross Norton                                       pools
 ext. 107 or                                     Pool opens May 4 for private parties.           Access to diving boards and floats for              Contact Barbara Moon at 462-6025 or             Two hours activity room use after swim
 more information.                                        For more information on availability
                                                 for more information.                           and fees, contact Mark Roberson at
                                                                                                 793-2320, ext. 107 or
 Pool opens April 1 for private rentals.
 Contact Libby Pearce at 507-4064 or for
 more information.

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CORPORATE PLAY PASS                                                                                                                                                                       Lifeguard Courses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              $150 (P) / $200 (R) / $250 (N)
Clearwater businesses can purchase Play Passes for their                  Individual            $7               $180                                                                                                                         Includes book and CPR mask
employees at a reduced rate. For information and rates, call              Family                $35              $450                            Daily Admission Fees                                                                         Free and reduced lunch scholarships
                                                                          Programs that typically reach capacity will have registration                                                                                                       are available
Shaun Beasley at 793-2320.                                                                                                                                   (plus 7% tax)                American Red Cross Challenge
                                                                          procedures that give Clearwater residents priority.                                                                                                                 Contact Mark Roberson at 793-2320, ext.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Courses                                             107 or
RECREATION CARDS                                                                                                                                               With    With               Safety training for Swim Coaches Challenge,
Clearwater residents can obtain a Resident Recreation Card by             PRICING CODE                                                                         Play Recreation Without    Lifeguard Training Review, CPR and First Aid
completing an application and showing two proofs of residency             (P) – with Play Pass                                                                                            Challenge. Dates and times vary.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             American Red Cross Water
                                                                                                                                                               Pass    Card     Card
(utility bill, Voter I.D., tax receipt or rent slip).                     (R) – with Recreation Card
                                                                                                                                                Youth                                       Long Center                                      Safety Instructor Course
Non-Resident Recreation Cards are for persons living outside              (N) – without Play Pass or Recreation Card                                                                        $60 (P) / $80 (R) / $100 (N)
                                                                          (V) – visitors                                                         18/under Free        $1.87     $3.74
Clearwater city limits and not paying Clearwater property                                                                                                                                   Contact Mark Roberson at 793-2320,               Become a swimming instructor.
taxes.                                                                    (G) – guests                                                                                                      ext. 107 or       Candidates must be able to swim 25 yards
                                                                          (SS) – SilverSneakers                                                 Adult                                                                                        front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke,
                                                                                                                                                 19/over      Free    $2.80     $5.61     American Red Cross Lifeguard                       elementary backstroke, sidestroke, 15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             yards butterfly, tread water and back float
                                                                                                                                                                                          Course                                             for one minute. Water Safety Instructor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             certification is issued upon successful
                                                                                                                                                                                          Become a lifeguard. Must be able to swim           completion of the course.
                                                                                                                                               Group Swim                                 300 yards freestyle, tread water, and retrieve a
                                                                                                                                               Groups interested in coming to the Long                                                         Ross Norton Pool
                                                                                                                                                                                          10-pound brick from a 7-foot depth. Lifeguard        Registration begins April 5
                                                                                                                                               Center pool for open swim should call to   Certification, CPR for the professional
                                                                                                                                               arrange dates, times and pricing.                                                               Fri. May 10 and 17.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Rescuer, First Aid, AED and whistle are all
Americans with Disabilities Act                date of notification, or credit toward          and use common sense when participating         Contact Mark Roberson at 793-2320, ext.    received upon successful completions of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Mon.–Fri., May 20 – 31
(ADA)                                          another program. Please notify staff as         in leisure activities. If you notice a safety   107, or                                                         5:30–8:30 p.m.
                                               soon as possible of any medical reason for      hazard or potential risk, please notify staff                                              course.                                              No class Memorial Day, Mon., May 27
The city complies with ADA. If you                                                                                                                                                          Long Center
require special assistance to participate      withdrawal.                                     or call 562-4800.                               Groups interested in coming to the                                                              $150 (P) / $200 (R) / $250 (N)
                                                                                                                                                                                            Course 3: Jan. 4 – 6 and 11 – 12                   Includes course materials, book
in a program, please contact the facility                                                                                                      Morningside Pool should contact Libby        Course 4: Feb. 22 – 24 and March 1 – 2
supervisor prior to the activity. All                                                          ‘Say Cheese’ Photo Policy                       Pearce at 507-4064 or elizabeth.pearce@      Fri. 5–9 p.m, Sat. 9 a.m.–5 p.m., and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Scholarships fee: $50
reasonable accommodations will be made.        Recreation Cards/Play Passes will not be        Photographs taken by the Parks &                                                                                     Contact Barbara Moon at 462-6025 or
                                               refunded after ten business days from date                                                                                                   Sun. 1–5 p.m.                            
If you have a concern about a city facility,                                                   Recreation Department or Public
call Cynthia Davis-Gryce at 562-4072.          of issue or if used. Requests for refunds       Communications Department at city
                                               must be submitted in writing with the           programs and events are often used in
                                               card or pass attached. A $10 processing fee     presentations, display boards, flyers,
Credit Cards                                   will be deducted from all refunds.
The Clearwater Parks & Recreation                                                              brochures and city publications. If you do
Department accepts credit cards and debit                                                      not wish to have your picture or a family
cards (MasterCard and Visa).                                                                   member’s picture taken, please let the
                                               If the city must close a pool or skate park     photographer know in advance.
                                               unexpectedly, participants who have been
Refund Policy                                  at the facility for less than an hour may be                                                                                                                                                         IT’S NOT
All refund requests are subject to                                                             Scholarships and Financial
                                               given a rain check for another visit.
administration approval. Allow four to six                                                     Assistance                                                                                                                                           JUST A DIP
weeks for refunds to be processed.                                                             A primary objective of the Recreation                                                                                                                IN THE POOL.
                                               Online Registration                             Programming Division is to offer a broad
                                               Existing Parks & Recreation customers           range of programming to residents and
                                               can now register online for recreation          visitors. Programs need to be accessible                                                                                                             IT’S COACHING
                                               programs and classes. To get started visit
Requests for refunds must be received
                                      User ID is
                                                                                               to all, regardless of economic status.                                                                                                               FOR LIFE.
in writing ten business days prior to the                                                      Fee assistance is available to Clearwater
                                               your telephone number without spaces or         residents for staff-led programs. More
start of the program. A $10 processing
                                               dashes. Your password is your household’s       information about fee assistance is
fee will be charged or you can receive a
                                               last name.                                      available by the supervisor at any
100% credit toward another program. No
refunds will be issued after the program                                                       recreation facility.
begins, except for documented* medical         Play Safe ... Be Safe!
reasons.                                       The City of Clearwater assumes no               City Holidays
                                               responsibility for personal injury or loss      All recreation facilities will be closed on
*A medical form signed by a doctor stating     of personal property while visitors use         observed city holidays unless otherwise
the individual is unable to participate for    city facilities or participate in recreation    noted.
the remainder of the program will entitle      activities. Be aware of safety factors
the individual to a prorated refund from       regarding your own physical limitations

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Guard Start “Junior Lifeguard”                                                                                                     Swim Lessons                                         5 p.m., Level 1, 2, 3                         Swim Workshop
                                            Ross Norton Aquatic Programs                                                                                                                6 p.m., Level 1, 2, 3
                                                                                                                                                                                        7 p.m., Level 2, 3,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Must be able to swim one length of the pool.
Participants must be strong swimmers                                                                                               American Red Cross Learn to                                                                        Work on lifesaving skills, stroke development
                                                                                                                                                                                        8 p.m., Adult Advance class
to participate in this program. Youth                                                                                              Swim Classes                                                                                       and basics of competition swimming.
will swim 25 yards non-stop front           Aquatic Camp                                                                           Swimmers will receive American Red Cross                                                             Long Center
                                                                                                                                                                                       Spring Session 3: March 25 – April 17            Jan. 15 – May 16
crawl, one minute treading water, and       Great fun kayaking, canoeing, paddle           mer Camp Groups interested
                                                                                           mer amp o             e s d
                                                                                       Summer Cam Groups interested in             certification upon completion of required skills.     Registration begins Sat., March 16
swim underwater for 10 feet. Upon           boarding, and more. Aquatic games and      coming to Ross Norton Pool for Open           Long Center                                                                                        Tue., Thu.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Mon., Wed.
successful completion of the course, the    lots of water fun                          Swim and/or Swim Lessons should call          Lessons held at the Long Center heated                                                             11–11:50 a.m., Youth
                                                                                                                                                                                         11 a.m., Level 1, 2
participant will be certified in American   Limit of 16 swimmers.                      Barbara (Aquatics Programmer) at              indoor pool.                                                                                       12–12:50 p.m., Adult
                                                                                                                                                                                         12:15–12:45 p.m., Parent/Child
Red Cross Guard Start. This course          (Level 4 + swimmers only)                  462-6025 or e-mail barbara.moon@              $26.25 (P) / $35 (R/V/G) / $43.75 (N)               (30-minute classes)                            $3.75 (P) / $5 (R) / $6.25 (N)
satisfies requirements to become a Junior     Ross Norton Pool                Beginning March 5           per session                                         5 p.m., Level 1, 2                             $3 for each additional sibling per family
Lifeguard Volunteer at City of Clearwater     Registration begins April 26. Reserve    pool space may be reserved for your           $8.75 Scholarship                                   5:30–6 p.m., Parent/Child
pools.                                                                                                                               per 8 classes (45 minutes)
  Long Center Pool
                                              your space.
                                              Wed., June 5 from 2–5 p.m.,
                                                                                       summer camp group.
                                                                                                                                     Contact the Clearwater Aquatics Team
                                                                                                                                                                                         (30-minute classes)
                                                                                                                                                                                         6 p.m., Level 1, 2, 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Water Exercise
  Registration begins Feb. 23                                                                                                        For levels 4, 5 and 6, at 282-5327 or
                                              Thu. and Fri., June 6 and 7 from         Summer Camp Open Swim               
                                                                                                                                                                                         7 p.m., Level 2, 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Aquacise for the Mom-to-Be
  Sat., March 23, Mon., March 25, and         9 a.m.–5 p.m.                             Ross Norton Pool                                                                                 8 p.m., Adult Beginner
  Tue., March 26.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     A fun, low-impact, stress free, prenatal
                                              $75 (P) / $100 (R) / $125 (N)             Mon.–Fri.                                  Winter Session 1: Jan. 12 – 30                                                                     exercise program to give the Mom-to-Be
  9 a.m.–5 p.m.                               $25 Scholarship                           Noon–5 p.m.                                                                                    Spring Session 3A: March 26 – April 18
                                                                                                                                    Registration began Sat., Dec. 1 (No class on         Registration begins Sat., March 16           the maximum benefit of water exercise with
  $112.50 (P) / $150 (R)/ $187.50 (N) per     Call 462-6025                             $2 (R) / $4 (N) or $1.87 (R) / $3.74 (N)    Jan 21, City Holiday)                                Tue., Thu.                                   minimum effort.
  session                                        if camp is tax exempt                       Mon., Wed.                                           11 a.m., Level 1, 2                            Long Center
  $37.50 Scholarship                                                                    Call Barbara at 462-6025 or e-mail          11 a.m., Level 1, 2                                                                                 Tue., Thu. 10–11 a.m.
  Call 462-6025                                                                                                                                                                          Noon, Level 3
                                                                                             12:15–12:45 p.m., Parent/Child                       5 p.m., Level 1, 2, 3                          Mon., Wed., Thu. 6–7 p.m.             Before or After Hours Pool                                                              (30-minute classes)                                                                                 $7.50 (P) / $10 (R) / $12.50 (N)
                                                                                                                                                                                         6 p.m., Level 1, 2, 3
                                            Rentals                                    Summer Camp Swim Lessons                     5 p.m., Level 1, 2                                   7 p.m., Level 2, 3,
                                            Bring your party to Ross Norton Pool        Ross Norton Pool                            5:30–6 p.m., Parent/Child                            8 p.m., Adult Advance class                  Aqua S.M.I.L.E.
                                            Birthday parties, graduation parties, or    Great for pre-schools                       (30-minute classes)
                                                                                        30-minute lesson and 30-minute open         6 p.m., Level 1, 2, 3                              Spring Session 4: April 29 – May 22            Feel the effects of better health, strength,
                                            any reason to celebrate party
                                                                                        swim                                        7 p.m., Level 2, 3                                   Registration begins Sat., April 20           and vitality by joining an arthritis water
                                              No smoking, alcohol or glass                                                                                                                                                            exercise class.
                                                                                                                                    8 p.m., Adult Beginner
Guard Start “Junior Lifeguard”                containers                                Choose your day and time                                                                         Mon., Wed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Long Center
                                                                                        Mon.–Fri.                                                                                        11 a.m., Level 1, 2
Review                                        Deposit and application needed to                                                    Winter Session 1A: Jan 3 – Jan 29                     12:15–12:45 p.m., Parent/Child                 Sept. 5
                                              reserve pool party time.                  9:30 a.m.–noon                                                                                                                                  Mon., Wed., Fri. 9–9:50 a.m.
                                                                                                                                    Registration began Sat., Dec. 1                      (30-minute classes)
Participants must have been a Junior          Reservations may be made starting         $3.50 (R) / $4.37 (N)                       Tue., Thu.                                                                                          $2.25 (P) / $3 (R) / $3.75 (N)
                                              April 19 for May rentals                  Call Barbara at 462-6025 or e-mail                                                               5 p.m., Level 1, 2
Lifeguard Volunteer last year to take the                                                                                           11 a.m., Level 1, 2                                  5:30–6 p.m., Parent/Child
review course. Youth will swim 100 yards      Contact Barbara for more                       Noon, Level 3                                                                                     SilverSplash
                                                                                                                                                                                         (30-minute classes)
non-stop front crawl, one minute treading     information @ 727-462-6025 or e-mail                                                  5 p.m., Level 1, 2, 3                                                                             Activate your aqua urge for variety!
                                                                                                                                                                                         6 p.m., Level 1, 2, 3
water, and swim underwater for 10 feet.                                                         6 p.m., Level 1, 2, 3                                7 p.m., Level 2, 3                           SilverSplash offers lots of fun shallow-water
Volunteer paperwork will be processed                                                                                               7 p.m., Level 2, 3,                                  8 p.m., Adult Beginner                       moves to improve agility, flexibility, and
each year to continue working as a Junior                                                                                           8 p.m., Adult Advanced class                                                                      cardiovascular endurance. No swimming
Lifeguard at City of Clearwater pools.                                                                                                                                                 Spring Session 4A: April 30 – May 23           ability required.
  Ross Norton Pool                                                                                                                 Winter Session 2: Feb 11 – March 13                   Registration begins Sat., April 20             Long Center
  Registration begins Feb. 23                                                                                                       Registration begins Sat., Feb 2 (No Class                                                           Mon., Wed., Fri 11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m
                                                                                                                                                                                         Tue., Thu.
                                                                                                                                    on Feb. 13 swim meet, and on Feb. 18 City                                                           Free for SilverSneakers members
  Sat., March 16                                                                                                                                                                         11 a.m., Level 1, 2
                                                                                                                                    Holiday)                                             Noon, Level 3                                  $3 (P) / $4 (R) / $5 (N)
  9 a.m.–4 p.m.
                                                                                                                                    Mon., Wed.                                           5 p.m., Level 1, 2, 3
  $56.25 (P) / $75 (R) / $93.75 (N) per                                                                                                                                                                                               Arthritis Water Exercise
                                                                                                                                    11 a.m., Level 1, 2                                  6 p.m., Level 1, 2, 3
  session                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Feel the effects of better health, strength, and
                                                                                                                                    12:15–12:45 p.m., Parent/Child                       7 p.m., Level 2, 3,
  $18.75 Scholarship                                                                                                                (30-minute classes)                                                                               vitality by joining an arthritis water exercise
  Call 462-6025                                                                                                                                                                          8 p.m., Adult Advance class
                                                                                                                                    5 p.m., Level 1, 2                                                                                class.                                                                                                     5:30–6 p.m., Parent/Child                                                                           Long Center
                                                                                                                                    (30-minute classes)
                                                                                                                                                                                       Private Swim Lessons (all ages)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        $2.25 (P) / $3 (R) / $3.75 (N)
Junior Guard Volunteer Program                                                                                                      6 p.m., Level 1, 2, 3                              Children, teens and adults can enjoy one-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        With Bev:
Jr. Guard Volunteers need to take the                                                                                               7 p.m., Level 2, 3                                 on-one teaching with a certified instructor.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tue., Thu. 10:15–11 a.m.
Guard Start Course or Review to receive                                                                                             8 p.m., Adult Beginner                             30-minute lessons.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        With Martha:
paperwork for being a Junior Lifeguard.                                                                                                                                                  Long Center
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mon., Wed., Fri. 10–11 a.m.
Paperwork must be handed in and                                                                                                    Winter Session 2A: Feb 12 – March 12                  Fri. 9 a.m.–noon. or 3–6:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and 1:30–2:30 p.m.
processed prior to volunteering at city                                                                                             Registration begins Sat., Feb 2 (No Class on         Sat. 8:30–11:30 a.m.
pools. Volunteer hours vary at each City                                                                                            Feb 14 swim meet)                                    $22.50 (P) / $30 (R) / $37.50 (N)
of Clearwater Pool. Call the pool you                                                                                               Tue., Thu.                                           Contact Mark Roberson 793-2320,
would like to volunteer as a Jr. Guard.                                                                                             11 a.m., Level 1, 2                                  ext. 107 or
                                                                                                                                    Noon, Level 3                                        to schedule time.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Fitness Centers
Aqua Aerobics Water Exercise                      Clearwater Aquatic Team -                          Sessions start the 2nd Monday of every   Clearwater offers five quality, fully-equipped fitness centers. All centers feature steppers, exercise bikes, treadmills, free weights and benches, and
                                                  Masters                                            Mon., Wed., Thu. 6:30–8:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                              stack weights. Additional equipment available at some centers include cardio and strength machines, fitness balls, and elliptical cross trainers.
The use of hydro-fit buoys combines weight
training with aerobics and optimally works                                                           $242.25 (P) / $327 (R) / $408.75 (N)     The centers are open for ages 14 through adult. Youth 14–17 years old must have a Fitness Room Waiver signed by a parent or guardian on file at
                                                  The Clearwater Aquatic Team Masters
muscles providing a cardiovascular workout in                                               or contact Mark     the center they are attending.
                                                  (CATM) is a year-round swim program for
a safe environment.                                                                                  Roberson at 793-2320 ext. 107, or
                                                  physical fitness and competition. CATM
  Long Center
  Tue., Thu. 9–9:50 a.m.
                                                  provides an extensive stroke technique
                                                                                                                                                 Daily Admission Fees                                Fitness Orientation Classes
                                                  program with workout sessions tailored to                                                                   (plus 7% tax)
  $2.25 (P) / $3 (R) / $3.75 (N)                                                                                                                                                                     Learn the proper way to use the fitness center equipment. Trained personnel will work with
                                                  specific fitness levels. The program is designed                                                              With    With
Healthy Recovery “Assisted Water
                                                  for those who can swim two lengths of a
                                                  25-yard pool
                                                                                                     Swim Meets                                                 Play Recreation Without
                                                                                                                                                                                                     a small group, helping them become familiar with the equipment and its proper use.

Exercise”                                                                                                                                                       Pass    Card     Card                           Countryside                        North Greenwood
with Martha
                                                    CAT Office, 791-9542                             Long Center                               Youth                                                              Upon request                       Upon request
                                                                     Spectators are welcome.
This one-hour water exercise program offers                                                                                                     18/under Free           $1.87      $3.74                          Call Terry at 669-1914             Call Patrick at 462-6276
                                                                                                     Call 793-2320 for information.
a convenient and safe way for individuals         Clearwater Cobras                                                                            Adult                                                                                                 Free
with disabilities to exercise in the 90° heated   Springboard Diving                                 Al Soltis Swim Meet                        19/over         Free    $2.80      $5.61                        Long Center
therapeutic pool. Participants bring their own                                                       Host: Clearwater Aquatic Swim team                                                                           Upon request                     Ross Norton
companion to help them, and the instructor                                                           Jan. 19 – 21                             Clearwater Beach                                                    Call Shaun at 793-2320             Upon request
                                                  Diving is an exciting sport that uses poise,
will show you both water exercises that will      balance and coordination. Swimmers who
                                                                                                     Scuba Olympics                           Recreation Center                                                                                      Free
increase range of motion, strengthen muscles,     have completed Level 3 swimming lessons are
and add endurance. Exercises focus on the                                                             Jan. 27
                                                  encouraged to take this class.
muscle groups affected by stroke.                                                                                                             Hours:
  Long Center
                                                    Long Center                                      Dixie Zones Championship/                 Mon., Wed.: 9 a.m.–7 p.m.
                                                    Mon.–Thu. 7–8:45 p.m.                            Valentine Master Meet                     Tue., Thu., Fri.: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  Tue., Thu. 2–3 p.m.                               $7.50 (P) / $10 (R) / $12.50 (N) per day          Host: City of Clearwater
  $2.25 (P) / $3 (R) / $3.75 (N)                                                                                                               Sat.: 8 a.m.–noon
                                                    $75 (P) / $100 (R) / $125 (N) per month           Feb. 9 – 10
                                                                                                                                               Sun.: Closed
Aqua Trim                                         Synchro Stars                                      (SSC) Sunshine State
                                                  (                                                  Championship Meet                        Countryside Recreation Center                                                                                          IT’S NOT
Aqua Trim is a turbo charged, co-ed water                                                             Host: Nova College
                                                                                                      Feb. 13 – 16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     JUST A
workout combining interval and circuit            This Synchronized Swimming class teaches
training for a slimmer you. You have nothing      the graceful moves of aquatic arts. Enjoy a
                                                                                                                                              Hours:                                                                                                                 WORKOUT.
to lose.                                          fantastic workout and perhaps perform in
                                                                                                     Last Chance Swim Meet                     Mon.–Fri.: 5 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
                                                                                                      Host: Clearwater Aquatic Swim team       Sat.: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  Long Center                                     front of family and friends                         Feb. 17                                  Sun.: Closed                                                                                                          IT’S COACHING
  Tue., Thu. 7–8:15 p.m.                            Long Center
  $3 (P) / $4 (R) / $5 (N)                          Tue.                                             Good Life Games Swim Meet                                                                                                                                       FOR LIFE.
                                                                                                                                              The Long Center
                                                    4–5 p.m. Beginners, 5–6 p.m. Intermediate         Host: City of Clearwater
Aqua Zumba                                          $7.50 (P) / $10 (R) / $12.50 (N)                  March 9
  Long Center                                       Contact Mark Roberson at 793-2320                                                         Hours:
  Mon., Wed. 7:30–8:30 p.m.                         ext. 107, or                                     NASA Nike Swim Meet                       Mon.–Thu.: 6 a.m.–9 p.m.
  $4.50 (P) / $6 (R) / $7.50 (N)                             (ages 14 under)                           Fri.: 6 a.m.–7 p.m.
                                                                                                      Host: Clearwater Aquatic Swim team       Sat.: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (Pool 8 a.m.–noon)
Teams/Sports                                      Private Synchro Lessons                             April 3 – 6                              Sun.: Closed
                                                  with Barbara
                                                                                                     Swim Across America Event
                                                  If you can float, hold your breath under water
                                                                                                      Host: Clearwater Aquatic Swim team      North Greenwood
Clearwater Aquatic Team                           and would like to try some different styles
                                                                                                      May 18                                  Recreation & Aquatic Center
                                                  of movement while getting a workout, then
The Clearwater Aquatic Team (CAT) is a            join this class to learn the graceful moves of                                              462-6276
year-round competitive swim program under         aquatic arts.                                                                               Hours:
the United States and Florida Swimming               Long Center                                                                               Mon.–Fri.: 8 a.m.–9 p.m.
organizations. CAT provides a positive learning      Dates and times vary
                                                     Call to schedule
                                                                                                     Funky Friday                              Sat.: 1–5 p.m.
                                                                                                                                               Sun.: Closed
environment for children and adults wishing
to get involved in competitive swimming.             $15 (P) / $20 (R) / $25 (N)
Swimmers are grouped according to age                Contact Mark Roberson at 793-2320                 1st Friday of Every Month              Ross Norton Recreation Center
and ability, which ensures the most positive         ext. 107, or
                                                               Long Center
interactive experience.                                                                                6:30–9:30 p.m.                         Hours:
  CAT Office, 791-9542
                                                  Scuba                                                $5.25 (P) / $7 (R) / $8.75 (N)          Mon.–Thu.: 2–9 p.m.                                                                                                                       Fri.: 2–7 p.m.                                                                                               
                                                      Long Center                                    Pizza – Swimming – Fun                    Sat.: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
                                                                                                                                               Sun.: noon–5 p.m.

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City of Clearwater Chapter of the                                                                                                                   Basketball                                       Football &                                      Greenwood Panthers
National Alliance for Youth Sports
(NAYS)                                                                                                                                              ADULT LEAGUES                                    Cheerleading                                    The Greenwood Panthers offer competitive
Non-profit, educational program designed to                                                                                                                                                                                                          football, cheerleading and flag football
enhance the youth sporting experience. The
                                                                                                                                                    Tuesday Night Men’s                              Clearwater Jr. Tornadoes                        programs for children. The mission of
Clearwater Chapter’s Mission Statement is: “In                                                                                                      Adult Basketball League                                                                          the Greenwood Panthers is to serve the
pursuit of excellence in youth sports, we are                                                                                                                                                        The Clearwater Jr. Tornadoes is a non-profit    community and provide activities, where
committed to creating a positive environment                                                                                                        Got game? Join a competitive Adult Basketball    organization that benefits youth by training    parents/guardians may be confident their
for our youth’s participation in and enjoyment                                                                                                      League consisting of 6–8 teams of 5–12           them in both football and cheerleading. Their   children will receive safe physical care,
of recreational sports.”                                                                                                                            players per team.                                mission is to train youth both mentally and     emotional security, mental stimulation, moral
                                                                                                                                                      Countryside Recreation Center                  physically, and inspire them with a sense       values and loving discipline.
The Clearwater Chapter offers the following                                                                                                           Registration: Jan. 5 – Mar. 2                  of competitiveness and fair play. Practice        Joe Marshall, 743-1493
programs: The Parents Association For                                                                                                                 Season runs: Tue. eves., Mar. 5 – May 14       begins in July, and the season runs from Aug.     Jere Gunderman, 562-4802, ext. 3813
Youth Sports; The National Youth Sports                                                                                                               $450 (N) per team / $375 per team if all of    through Nov. Practices and games are at the
Administrators Association; The National
Youth Sports Coaches Association; and The
                                                                                                                                                      the players have a rec. card or play pass      Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex and home
                                                                                                                                                                                                     games are at Clearwater High School.
National Youth Sports Officials Association.                                                                                                        YOUTH LEAGUES                            
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Regan Harvey, 799-5230                        Clearwater Youth Lacrosse
The Clearwater Chapter welcomes volunteer                                                                                                           Clearwater Basketball Club                         Jere Gunderman, 562-4802, ext. 3813
clinicians who would be willing to help teach                                                                                                       Clearwater Basketball Club offers leagues,
                                                                                                   Clearwater Little League                                                                                                                          This is a recreational program with an
these programs. Volunteers must be properly
screened, trained and supervised.
                                                  Baseball                                         Challenger Program
                                                                                                                                                    training, and competitive level (AAU) teams
                                                                                                                                                    for boys and girls ages 9 to 17. Call for        Countryside Jr. Cougars                         emphasis placed on instruction. Participants
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     will learn the fundamentals of stick handling,
  Bob Carpenter, 562-4802, ext. 3670              The city has partnered with The Winning                                                           tryout times. Participate in AAU and YBOA
                                                                                                   Baseball for boys and girls with disabilities.                                                                                                    offense and defense, as well as the rules of the                                                                                                                 tournaments.                                     The Countryside Jr. Cougars Football
                                                  Inning to offer baseball programs for adults                                                                                                                                                       game. Youth will be divided into groups,
  Jere Gunderman, 562-4802, ext. 3813                                                              Season runs from the last week in February         Jim Appelt, 460-9414                           Program offers competitive contact football,
                                                  and youth. For information, call                                                                                                                                                                   (5–6 grade and 7–8 grade). The program will                                                                  through the second week of May.                    Jere Gunderman, 562-4802, ext. 3813            cheerleading and flag football. The program
                                                  797-9090 or visit                                                                                                                                                               be conducted at the David Martin Fields at
                                                                                                                                                                 teaches children the fundamentals of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Glen Oaks Park, 1345 Court St.
Excellence In Youth                                                                                  Jim Scheuerman, 441-9047                       Summer Youth Basketball League                   cheerleading and football, as well as good
                                                  Adult Baseball Fields                              Jere Gunderman, 562-4802, ext. 3813                                                             sportsmanship, and helps build self-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Registration: Dec. – Feb.
Sportsmanship Award                                 Joe DiMaggio, 2450 Drew St.                                                                                                                                                                        Starts: Last week in January
                                                                                                                                                    Want to share your talent and show your skills   confidence. Home games are played at the
The Excellence in Youth Sportsmanship               Frank Tack, 1967 N. Hercules Ave.                                                                                                                                                        
Award recognizes individuals who display a                                                         Countryside Little League                        in basketball? Join the summer league.           Countryside Sports Complex.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Dan Wood, 743-2782
                                                    Jack Russell, 801 Phillies Dr.                                                                                                           
positive attitude and show respect toward their                                                                                                       Countryside Recreation Center
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Jere Gunderman, 562-4802, ext. 3813
                                                                                                   Fall season runs from the first week in            Registration: Feb. 2 – April 6                   Brad Adams 348-5715
opponents, officials, and coaches. This award     ADULT BASEBALL LEAGUES                           September through the middle of November.          Season runs: Tue. eves., June 4 – Aug. 13        Info line, 216-6578
is presented by the City of Clearwater Parks &
Recreation Department, in conjunction with
                                                  Men’s 18+ and 28+                                  Countryside Community Park                       (ages 14–17)                                     Jere Gunderman, 562-4802, ext. 3813
                                                  Season runs Feb. 24 through May 5                  2640 Sabal Springs Dr.                           Sat. June 8 – Aug. 17 (ages 8–10, 11–13)
the National Alliance for Youth Sports and in
                                                    Tue., Wed., Thu., Sat., and Sun.                            $67.50 (P) / $90 (R) / $112.50 (N)
partnership with the Clearwater Threshers.
                                                    $85 (closed roster) / $110 (open roster) per     Rachel Walters (813) 814-9399                    for 10-week program
There is no minimum age requirement and
                                                    game, per team                                   Info Line: 797-6558
nomination is open to any young athlete who
currently plays for one of the co-sponsored
                                                    Rick Ryals, 562-4802, ext. 3839                  Jere Gunderman, 562-4802, ext. 3813            North Greenwood Youth
youth sports organizations. Sponsorship
                                                                                                            Basketball League
opportunities are also available.                                                                  Countryside Little League Softball
   Jere Gunderman, 562-4802, ext. 3813            Men’s 38+ and 45+                                                                                  Registration/Draft: Dec. 19                Season runs February through May                 For more information about the program, call      Winter League runs Jan. 9 - Mar. 18
                                                    Open to teams and individuals.                 797-6558 or visit    Spring League Registration/Draft: During
                                                    Randy Holland, 797-9090                                                                          the Winter League
                                                                                                                 Spring League runs Apr. 8 – May 20
                                                                                                                                                     Mon. 6–9 p.m.
Blazin Ravenz Track Club, Jalanika Whiting
Clearwater Aquatic Team, Rebecca Mann             LITTLE LEAGUE                                     Baseball Tournaments                             $50 / $15 with reduced lunch /
Clearwater Basketball Club, Noah Thorp            Clearwater Little League Baseball                 For more information, call                       $10 with free lunch
                                                                                                                                                     Call for more information 462-6276
Clearwater Bullets, Amanda Ross                   and Softball Program                              Lisa Bayly, 562-4802 ext. 3811.
                                                                                                                                                     or call Tony 439-8669
Clearwater Jr. Tornadoes, Angel Castro
Clearwater Little League, Travis Starkey          Fall season runs from the first week in           Triple Crown Baseball Games
Clearwater Youth Lacrosse, Bo Hoover              September through the middle of November.           Jan. 19 – 21
Clearwater Soccer Club, Mark Biddinger    
Countryside Jr. Cougars, Hayden Heatherly
Countryside Little League, Michael Fenton
                                                    John Murphy, (813) 486-4430                     USSSA Baseball Tournament
                                                               April 5 – 7
Greenwood Panthers, Emory Mathis Harris II          Jere Gunderman, 562-4802, ext. 3813

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                                               Softball                                        Swimming                                           After School                                       Tricks to Drawing                              Clearwater
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Clearwater Beach Recreation Center            Community Sailing Center
                                                                                               Clearwater Aquatic Team (CAT)                                                                          Jan. 8, Feb. 5, Mar. 5                        Spring Break Sailing Camp
                                               ADULT LEAGUES                                                                                      “Out of School Time”                                10:30 a.m.–noon
                                               Men’s league plays Sunday through Thursday.     The CAT program includes U.S. Swimming
                                                                                               programs for all ages and a U.S. Masters                                                               $6.75 (P) / $9 (R/V/G) / $11.25 (N)           This is a great opportunity for students to
                                               Senior Men’s league plays Monday. Senior                                                           Homework, games, crafts, activities, field
                                                                                               program.                                           trips, skateboarding, basketball, volleyball.       Minimum of 3 participants (pre-register)      learn a new skill or brush up on skills they
                                               Women’s league plays Wednesday. Co-ed
                                               league plays Thursday and Friday. Games are       CAT offices, 791-9542                            Focus on positive self-esteem, nutrition,                                                         already have. Camps are designed for all levels.
                                               played at the Eddie C. Moore Complex.                              healthy choices, and obesity prevention.                                                            Mar. 25 – 29
                                                                                                 Jere Gunderman, 562-4802, ext. 3813                After school program funded in part by                                                            $275 (non-members) / $250 (members)
                                               Winter Softball Season                                                                               Coordinated Childcare (CCC) through                                                               $25 discount for each additional sibling
                                                 Registration: Nov. 12 – Dec. 21                                                                    Juvenile Welfare Board (JWB)                                                                      For information, call 517-7776
                                                 Season: Jan. 3 – Feb. 21                      Track                                                Ross Norton Recreation Center
                                                                                                                                                    Mon.–Fri. 2–7 p.m.
                                                 Mon.–Fri.: $250 (closed roster) / $300
                                                                                                                                                    Free for ages 9–12 per grant funding for                                                        MOCCASIN LAKE
                                                 (open roster)                                 Blazin Ravenz Track Club                                                                                                                             NATURE PARK
                                                                                                                                                    those who qualify.
                                                 Sun.: $175 (closed roster) / $210
                                                 (open roster)                                 Boys and girls, beginners and experienced
                                                                                                                                                    Sign up now; limited spaces available.
                                                                                                                                                    Program runs throughout the school year
                                                 Rick Ryals 562-4802, ext. 3839                athletes alike, are welcome. Season runs             Free pick-up, select schools.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Science and Nature Safari
                                                                                               February through the beginning of July.              $67.50 (P) / $90 (R) / $112.50 (N)
                                                                                                                                                                                                     School’s out but the fun is “in” at camps.     Spring Camp
                                               Spring Softball Season                          Practices held at Clearwater High School.            per month                                        Children will participate in games, crafts,    (
                                                 Registration: Feb. 4 – Mar. 8                   Jamar Parker, 403-6923                             With free or reduced lunch, scholarship          sports and lots of fun!                        This is for those who are looking for
                                                 Season: Mar. 18 – May 17                                                 application, and Recreation Card: $22.50         Held at Countryside Recreation Center, Long    something special to do this holiday season.
                                                 Mon.–Fri.: $350 (closed roster) / $400          Jere Gunderman, 562-4802, ext. 3813                per session                                      Center, and Ross Norton Recreation Center:     Children will explore the wonders of science
                                                 (open roster)                                                                                                                                                                                      and nature through hands-on discoveries
                                                 Sun.: $245 (closed roster) / $280                                                                After School Drop-In                               School’s Out Days
                                                 (open roster)                                 Rentals                                            Play games and enjoy activities after school.       Jan. 18 and Apr. 29
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and adventures using games, crafts, animal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    encounters and other activities.
                                                                                                                                                    Countryside Recreation Center, 669-1914           7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.                             Mar. 25 – 29
                                               3 Score–Senior Softball Club                    Baseball, softball and soccer fields are
                                                                                                                                                    Mon.–Fri. 3–6 p.m.                                $15 (P) / $20 (R) / $25 (N)
                                                                                               available for rent on an as available basis. For                                                                                                       8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                    Space is limited                                                                                  $75 (P) / $ 100 (R) / $ 125 (N)
                                                 Men’s club                                    rates, or to reserve fields, call the Athletics
                                                 Mon., Wed., Fri.                              Office at 562-4802, ext. 3813.
                                                                                                                                                    Must provide transportation.                     Spring Break Camp
                                                 Alan C. Corcoran, 3 Score Representative,
                                                                                                                                                    $67.50 (P) / $90 (R) / $112.50 (N)                Mar. 25 – 29                                  Science and Nature Safari
                                                                                                                                                    per month
                                                 725-2982                                                                                                                                             7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.                           Summer Camp
                                                 Rick Ryals, 562-4802, ext. 3839                                                                                                                      $75 (P) / $100 (R) / $125 (N)
                                                                                                                                                  Funky Friday                                                                                      Grab your cameras and binoculars and explore
                                               Freedom Spirit–Women’s                                                                                                                                Summer Camp                                    the outdoors. This camp includes arts and
                                               Senior Softball                                                                                    Swimming, playing games, pizza and great                                                          crafts, science experiments and mind-tingling
                                                                                                                                                  friends. Parents enjoy a Friday night out.
                                                 Tue., Thu.
                                                                                                 Softball                                           Long Center
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Registration Mar. 21 for residents, Mar. 22
                                                                                                                                                                                                      for non-residents
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    demonstrations. The camp is based in a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    climate-controlled classroom, and outdoor
                                                 Rick Ryals, 562-4802, ext. 3839                 Tournaments                                        First Friday of each month, 6:30–9:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                    $5.25 (P) / $7 (R) / $8.75 (N) per class
                                                                                                                                                                                                      June 10 – Aug. 16 (No camp on July 4th)       areas include trails, wildlife and energy
                                                                                                                                                                                                      7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.                           exhibits and, of course, Moccasin Lake.
                                               YOUTH LEAGUES                                                                                                                                          $75 (P) / $ 100 (R) / $ 125 (N) per week        June 10 – Aug. 16 (No camp on July 4th)
Soccer                                                                                           FastPitch Head Quarters
                                                                                                                                                  Arts                                               Registration forms available online at           7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
                                               Clearwater Bullets                                  Jan. 25 – 27                                                                                                             $75 (P) / $ 100 (R) / $ 125 (N)
Clearwater Soccer Club                                                                           Eckerd College Softball Tournament
The Clearwater Soccer Club has successfully    The Clearwater Bullets have established                                                            Fun with Water Colors
                                                                                                   Feb. 8 – 10                                      Clearwater Beach Recreation Center
trained young people in the skills and         themselves as one of the premier girls travel
techniques necessary to play quality soccer    ball organizations in the country.                St. Petersburg College Softball Tournament         Jan. 22, Feb. 19, Mar. 19, Apr. 2
                                                                  Feb. 15 – 17                                       10:30 a.m.– noon
for more than 20 years. They have produced
                                                 Mike Pilver, 235-1636                                                                              $9 (P) / $12 (R/V/G) / $15 (N)
numerous championship teams at the state,
regional and national levels of competition.     Jere Gunderman, 562-4802, ext. 3813             National FastPitch College Association             Minimum of 3 participants (pre-register)
                                                                                                   Feb. 22 – 24
Season runs August through June.
Registration for the Recreational Program                                                        USF Under Armour Invitational                    Mommy and Me
                                                                                                                                                  This parent/child activity provides the perfect
starts in August.                                                                                  March 1 – 3
                                                                                                                                                  opportunity to spend some quality one-on-
  President Rob O’Nan, 224-4912                                                                  USF Under Armour Showcase                        one time together. Activities will feature story
                                                                                                   March 8 – 10                                   time, make & take crafts, and games.
  Director of Coaching, Pete Mannino,                                                                                                               Countryside Recreation Center
  446-7761                                                                                       City of Clearwater Spring Invitational             Mon, Tues., Fri.
  Clubhouse phone, 797-3349                                                                        March 15 – 17                                    9:30–11 a.m.
  Jere Gunderman, 562-4802, ext. 3813                                                                                                               $6 (P) / $8 (R) / $10 (N) per day

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Cards/Games                                       Line Dancing                                      learn about Celtic music and culture.            Cross Training                                 Personal Touch                                    Silver Sneakers (Description page 38)
                                                                                                      Long Center                                    with Buster                                                                                      MSROM – Muscular Strength and Range of
                                                  Learn new choreographed dance moves to              Tue. 4:45–5:30 p.m.                            Great overall workout.                         Through Jazzercise, receive weight training       Movement
Bingo                                             your favorite tunes.                                $37.50 (P) / $50 (R) / $62.50 (N) per month     Countryside Recreation Center                 and body sculpting in this small class that is     Aging Well Center
                                                    Countryside Recreation Center                                                                     By Appointment                                designed to tone your muscles.                     Tue., Thu. 9:30–10:15 a.m.
Play Bingo and win free daily passes to any         Thu. 10:30–11:30 a.m.                           Hip-Hop                                           $15 (P) / $20 (R) /$25 (N) per hour             Countryside Recreation Center                    Free for Silver Sneakers members
Clearwater Recreation Center and other great        $2.25 (P) / $3 (R/SS) / $3.75 (N) per class                                                                                                       Tue. 10:15 a.m., Wed. 3:30 p.m.                  $3 (P) / $4 (R) / $5 (N) per class
  Ross Norton Recreation Center                     Long Center                                                                                      Feldenkrais Method of Stretching                 Prices vary; call Sam Lowe at 733-3949 for
                                                                                                    Learn the latest dance moves and develop the     One of the best exercise programs available      details.                                         Clearwater Beach Recreation Center
  Fri. 5–7 p.m. (Starts Jan. 4)                     Fri. 11 a.m.–noon
                                                                                                    skills to perform like your favorite stars.      to improve flexibility and movement through                                                       Mon., Wed. 9:15–10 a.m.
  $1 for 2 cards, $2 for 5 cards, $4 for 10         $2.25 (P) / $3 (R/SS) / $3.75 (N) per class
                                                                                                    For more information, call (813) 885-2292 or     the use of targeted stretching exercises and   Pickleball                                         Free for Silver Sneakers members
  cards                                                                                             visit                       teaching body self awareness. It can reduce    Pickleball is a fun, active game that is played    $3 (P) / $4 (R/V/G) / $5 (N) per class
                                                  Rungo Dance Fitness                                 Countryside Recreation Center                  neck, back and shoulder pain, improve          on a badminton court with the net lowered to
Chess Club                                        Learn basic dance rhythms while burning             Wed. 6–6:45 p.m. Group 1 (ages 5–8)            flexibility and promote general well-being.    34 inches.                                         Countryside Recreation Center
                                                  calories, reinforcing coordination and balance.     7–7:45 p.m. Group 2 (ages 9+)                                                                                                                    Mon., Wed. 10:30–11:15 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                     All ages, including older individuals.           Countryside Recreation Center
Meet new people while playing chess. Improve      Part dance, part fitness.                           $4.50 (P) / $6 ( R ) / $7.50 (N) per class                                                                                                       Fri.: 10:15–11 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                       Clearwater Beach Recreation Center             Tues., Fri. 7–10 a.m.
your concentration, creativity, memory and          Long Center                                       $10 one-time registration fee                                                                                                                    Free for Silver Sneakers members
                                                                                                                                                       Mon, 10:15–11:15 a.m.                          Free (P/SS) / $2 (R) / $2.50 (N)
problem solving. No experience needed. All          Mon. 6–6:55 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                   $3 (P) / $4 (R) / $5 (N) per class
                                                                                                                                                       $4.50 (P) / $6 (R/V/G) /$7.50 (N)
levels welcome.                                     Sat. 10–10:55 a.m.
                                                                                                    Jazz and Hip Hop                                                                                  Long Center
  Long Center                                       $5.25 (P) / $7 (R/SS) / $8.75 (N) per class
                                                                                                                                                     Fitness Fundays                                  Mon. 9 a.m.–1 p.m., 6–8:30 p.m.                 Silver Sneakers
  Mon. 9:30–11 a.m., 4–5:30 p.m.                                                                     Ross Norton Recreation Center
                                                                                                                                                       North Greenwood Recreation Center              Wed., Thu. 9 a.m–1 p.m.                         Cardio
  Wed. 4–5:30 p.m.
  Free (P) / $2 (R/SS) / $2.50 (N) per class
                                                  Dance, Youth                                       Wed. or Thu. 7–8 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                       Sat. 1–5 p.m.                                  Fri. 1–4 p.m.                                    Countryside Recreation Center
                                                                                                     $26.25 (P) / $35 (R) / $43.75 (N) per month                                                      Free (P/SS) / $2 (R) / $2.50 (N)                 Tue. 11–11:45 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                       Free (P) / $1 (R) / $2 (N)
                                                  Ballet, Jazz & Tap Beginners                       Separate class Wed. or Thu. option                                                                                                                Free for Silver Sneakers members
Social Bridge                                                                                                                                                                                       Pilates                                            $3 (P) / $4 (R) / $5 (N) per class
                                                                                                                                                     Fitness BOGO
Play bridge, a game involving skill and chance,
                                                  Learn basic dance skills, develop confidence,     Exercise, Fitness                                  Buy one fitness entry, get one free
in a friendly atmosphere. No partner required.
                                                  and meet new friends. Dance FX is designed
                                                                                                                                                       North Greenwood Recreation Center
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Enhance your mind and body while                  Silver Sneakers
  Countryside Recreation Center
                                                  to help young children become familiar with
                                                                                                    Archery Club                                       Mon. and Fri. 8 a.m.–9 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    increasing physical strength and flexibility.     Yoga Stretch
                                                  ballet and tap dance movements.                                                                                                                   Bring floor mat.                                   Countryside Recreation Center
  Wed. 11:30–3 p.m.
                                                    Long Center                                                                                                                                       Countryside Recreation Center
  Free (P/SS) / $2 (R) / $3 (N) per class
                                                    Thu. 5:15–6 p.m., Beginner
                                                                                                    Learn the basics of archery                      Jazzercise®                                      Tue. 7–8 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Mon. 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
                                                                                                     Long Center                                                                                                                                       Thu. 11–11:45 a.m.
                                                    6–6:45 p.m., Returning                                                                                                                            $3.75 (P) / $5 (R/SS) / $6.25 (N) per class      Free for Silver Sneakers members
 Clearwater Beach Recreation Center                                                                  Sat. 11:15 a.m.–noon                            World’s largest dance fitness program. Join
                                                    $30 (P) / $40 (R) / $50 (N) per month                                                                                                                                                              $3 (P) / $4 (R) / $5 (N) per class
 Mon. 1 p.m.                                                                                         $28.50 (P) / $38 (R) / $47.50 (N) per month     the excitement and burn up to 600 calories
                                                    Additional recital fee will apply
 $.75 (P) / $1 (R/V/G) / $1.25 (N)                                                                   $7.50 (P) / $10 (R) / $12.50 (N) per day        per class.
                                                                                                                                                       Countryside Recreation Center
Mah Jong                                          Ballet, Tap and Tumbling                          Cardio Circuit                                     Mon.–Fri., 9–10 a.m.
                                                                                                     Aging Well Center                                 Mon.–Thu., 6:15–7:15 p.m.
                                                    Ross Norton Recreation Center                    Mon., Fri, 9:30–10:15 a.m.                        Sat. 9:30–10:30 a.m.
A game that originated in China, involving
                                                    Wed. or Thu. 5–6 p.m. (ages 3–5)                 Free for Silver Sneakers members                  Prices vary; call Sam Lowe @ 733-3949
skill and strategy which is played using unique
                                                    Wed. or Thu. 6–7 p.m. (ages 6–8)                 $3 (P) / $4 (R) / $5 (N) per class                (morning classes) or Sharon Gray @ (813)
                                                    $26.25 (P) / $35 (R) / $43.75 (N) per                                                              748-0788 (evening classes) for details.
   Countryside Recreation Center
                                                    month                                            Countryside Recreation Center
   Fri. 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
                                                    Separate class Wed. or Thu. option               Tues., 10:15–11 a.m.
   Free (P/SS) / $2 (R) / $3 (N)                                                                                                                     North Greenwood Recreation
                                                                                                     Free for Silver Sneakers members
                                                  Highland Dance                                     $3 (P) / $4 (R) / $5 (N) per class              Center Walking Club
Dance, Adult                                                                                                                                           Mon. and Wed. 11:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                       Free (P) / $1 ( R ) / $2 (N) per day
                                                  Students learn dance etiquette, motor skills,     CrossSUP Intro
Belly Dance Fitness                               coordination, rhythm and basic choreography.      NRG Salt CrossSUP isn’t like other workout
                                                  Students also learn about Celtic music and        programs. CrossSUP is an excellent cross         Personal Fitness Training
Enjoy a fun-filled cardio workout. Belly          culture.                                          training and fitness program to develop your
dancing burns calories and helps strengthen         Long Center                                     core, overall strength, agility, balance and     Get the results you want with the help of a
your muscles.                                       Tue. 4–4:30 p.m.                                endurance. This is an emerging leader in cross   personal trainer.
  Countryside Recreation Center                     $30 (P) / $40 (R) / $50 (N) per month           training for balance dependent and endurance       Clearwater Beach Recreation Center,
  Sat. 9:30–10:30 a.m.                                                                              sports. This training program will challenge       Countryside Recreation Center, Long
  $3.75 (P) / $5 (R/SS) / $6.25 (N)                                                                 you, but you will also have fun!                   Center, North Greenwood Recreation
                                                  Students learn dance etiquette, ballet barre,                                                        Center and Ross Norton Center
                                                                                                      Long Center
                                                  fundamental movements of the Highland                                                                Days, times, instructors and fees vary
                                                                                                      Mon. 6–6:45 p.m.
                                                  dance, and the Highland Fling. Students also
                                                                                                      $5.25 (P) / $7 (R) / $8.75 (N) per class

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Relaxation Massage                                    Long Center Aging Well Center
                                                                                                       Home School                                       Martial Arts                                                                                       Tai-Chi
Long day at work? Treat yourself to a relaxing        Tue., Thu. 6:30–7:45 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                             Principles for health, wellness, defense as a
massage.                                              $4.50 (P) / $6 (R) / $7.50 (N) per class                                                                                                                                                              way of life.
 Countryside Recreation Center
                                                                                                       Home School programs are held at the              Kali/Eskrima                                                                                         Clearwater Beach Recreation Center
                                                                                                       Long Center.
 Mon.–Sat.                                           Zumba                                                                                               the Philippines that emphasizes the use of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mon., Wed. 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
 Arrange with massage therapist (669-1914)                                                             Archery    (school year only)                     weapons.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              $3.75 (P) / $5 (R/V/G) / $6.25 (N)
 $11.25 (P) / $15 (R/SS) / $18.75 (N)                Ditch the routine and join the party. Take this                                                       Long Center
 per 15 min.                                         high energy cardio-dance class and dance your     Children learn the basics of archery.               Wed. 9:30–10:30 a.m.                            Mixed Martial Arts                                 Countryside Recreation Center
                                                     worries away to a fusion of exotic Latin moves     Tue. 9–9:50 a.m.                                                                                                                                      Wed., Thu. 7:30–8:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                           $28.50 (P) / $38 (R/SS) / $47.50 (N) per
Sport Massage                                        and rhythms. A high-energy, cardio-dance           $3.75 (P) / $5 (R) / $6.25 (N) / $2 for each       month                                           street- oriented training.                         $3.75 (P) / $5 (R/SS) / $6.25 (N)
Reduces potential for injury, promotes healing,      class. All fitness levels.                         additional sibling per family                                                                        Countryside Recreation Center
relaxes tight muscles, and increases flexibility.      Clearwater Beach Recreation Center                                                                                                                    Mon., Wed. 7–8 p.m.                              Long Center Aging Well Center
                                                                                                                                                           North Greenwood Recreation Center
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mon., Wed. 2–3 p.m.
  Countryside Recreation Center                        Tue. 11 a.m.                                    Karate/Jiu-jitsu                                    Thu. 6:30–7:30 p. m.                              $39 (P) / $52 (R/SS) / $65 (N) per month
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sat. 9:30–10:30 a.m.
  Mon.–Sat.                                            $3.75 (P) / $5 (R/V/G) / $6.25 (N)                                                                  $28.50 (P) / $38 (R) / $47.50 (N) per month
  Arrange with massage therapist (669-1914)                                                                                                                                                                  Long Center                                      $3 (P) / $4 (R/SS) / $5 (N)
                                                                                                       Traditional martial arts taught by a black belt
  $14.25 (P) / $19 (R/SS) / $23.75 (N                 Countryside Recreation Center                    instructor.                                                                                           Tue., Fri. 6:30–8:30 p.m.
  per 15 min.                                                                                                                                            Karate/Jiu-jitsu                                    $39 (P) / $52 (R/SS) / $65 (N) per month       Traditional Japanese Karate
                                                                                                         Thu. 10–11 a.m.
                                                      Tue., Thu. 10–11 a.m.                              $28.50 (P) / $38 (R) / $47.50 (N) per month                                                                                                          North Greenwood Recreation Center
                                                                                                                                                         Traditional martial arts taught by a black belt
Table Tennis Club                                     Sat. 11 a.m.–noon
                                                                                                                                                         instructor. Learn discipline and respect while    Mixed Martial Arts                                 Tue., Thu. 6:30–7:30 p. m.
                                                      $4.50 (P) / $6 (R/SS) / $7.50 (N) per class                                                                                                                                                             $37.50 (P) / $50 (R) / $62.50 (N) per month
                                                                                                       Physical Education        (school year only)      having fun and making friends.
Drop in for some top-notch table tennis                                                                                                                                                                      Ross Norton Recreation Center
                                                                                                                                                           Long Center
competition. A friendly and experienced group
of adult table tennis players is eager to help you    Tue., Thu. 6–7 p.m.
                                                                                                       Children participate in a variety of physical       Mon., Wed. Beginner 5:45–6:30 p.m.                Youth/Beginner                                 Music
                                                                                                       education activities.                               Tue., Thu. Intermediate 4:30–5:30 p.m.;           Tue. and Thu. 6:30–7:45 p.m.
learn and improve.                                    $4.50 (P) / $6 (R/SS) / $7.50 (N) per class
                                                                                                         Tue. 10–11 a.m.                                   Advanced 5:30–6:30 p.m.                           $37.50 (P) / $50 ( R ) / $62.50 (N) per        Guitar Lessons
  Long Center                                                                                            $3.75 (P) / $5 (R) / $6.25 (N) / $2 for each                                                        month
                                                      Long Center                                                                                          $39 (P) / $52 (R) / $65 (N) per month                                                              Countryside Recreation Center                                                                                 additional sibling per family                                                                       Scholarships and family pricing available to
  Tue. and Thu. 9 a.m.–noon                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Tue.–Fri., dates and times vary
                                                                                                                                                                                                             those who qualify.
  Sat. 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.                           Mon.,–Thu. 7:30–8:30 p.m.                                                                          Lil’ Dragons                                                                                         Call 669-1914 for more information
  w/membership Free (P/SS) / $2 (R) /                 Mon., Wed., Fri. 10 – 11 a.m.                    Swim Workshop                                                                                                                                          $15 (P) / $20 (R) / $25 (N) per month
  $2.50 (N) daily. w/out membership $6                Sat. 11a.m.–noon                                 Children participate in a variety of swimming     Focus on children’s motor skills, balance,        Tae Kwon Do
                                                      $4.50 (P) / $6 (R/SS) / $7.50 (N) per class      activities that help develop stamina and          karate techniques, stay safe awareness, and an                                                     Open Mic Night
                                                                                                       improve strokes.                                  introduction to the physical culture.             Self-defense class that teaches discipline of      Countryside Recreation Center
  Ross Norton Recreation Center
                                                      North Greenwood Recreation Center                  Jan. 15 – May 16                                  Long Center                                     mind, body, and soul.                              Every second Sat. 6:30–8:30 p.m.
  Wed. 6–9 p.m.
                                                      Wed. 6:30–7:30 p.m.                                Tue., Thu. 11–11:50 a.m.                          Sat. 9–9:30 a.m.                                  Countryside Recreation Center                    Call 669-1914 for more information and to
  Sun. noon–4 p.m.
                                                      $5 (P) / $6.25 (R) / $7.50 (N) per class           $3.75 (P) / $5 (R/SS) / $6.25 (N)                 $28.50 (P) / $38 (R) / $47.50 (N) per month       Mon., Wed. 6–7 p.m.                              register
  Ages 10–15 must be accompanied by parent
                                                                                                         $3 for each additional sibling per family                                                           $39 (P) / $52 (R/SS) / $65 (N) per month         $3 per person
  Free (P) / $1.50 (R) / $2 (N) daily

Total Fitness Workout
Get up and get active. Strength training and
stretching exercises for seniors.
  Countryside Recreation Center
  Mon., Wed., Fri. 9–10 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ninja Camp
  $2.70 (P) / $3.60 (R/SS) / $4.50 (N) per class
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Participants will learn the Ninja
Yoga                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                philosophies of respect and
Emphasizes stretching, flexibility, breathing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    discipline, as well as self-defense.
and relaxation techniques.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Activities include use of bows,
  Clearwater Beach Recreation Center
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    arrows, swords, blowguns and stars.
  Mon. 5:30–6:45 p.m.
  Tue., Thu. 9:15–10:30 a.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Moccasin Lake Nature Park
  $3.75 (P) / $5 (R/V/G) / $6.25 (N) per class
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fri. 6–9 p.m.
  Countryside Recreation Center                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Feb. 1, Apr. 5
  Mon. 6:30–7:30 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 $18.75 (P) / $25 (R) / $31.25 (N)
  $3.75 (P) / $5 (R/SS) / $6.25 (N) per class

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Nature                                              Night Hike
                                                    Explore Florida’s nightlife firsthand where
                                                                                                                                         Group Science & Nature Specialty Programs
Bird Walk
Take a guided hike on Moccasin Lake’s newly
                                                    you may encounter owls, bats, alligators,
                                                    opossums, raccoons, armadillos, nighthawks
                                                                                                       Moccasin Lake
renovated Nature Trail while seeking birds by       and more. Bring bug repellent and flashlight.       Nature Park                      Bring your group of students to Moccasin Lake Nature Park for a combination tour and          Fireside
sight and sound. Bring binoculars and field           Moccasin Lake Nature Park
guides, if you have them.                             Starting time: 7 p.m.
                                                      Available upon request for groups of 15
                                                                                                                                         specialty program. Enjoy one of the programs listed below followed by a mile long guided
                                                                                                                                         tour of the park’s trails, animal enclosures, exhibits, and waterways. Call 793-2976 for      Concert
  Moccasin Lake Nature Park
  Sat. starting at 8 a.m.                             people or more
                                                                                                                                         reservations. Minimum of 15 participants. Fee (includes park admission and tour)
                                                                                                                                         $4 per person, resident group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Series &
                                                      Free with paid admission to park
  Jan. 5, Feb. 2, Mar. 2, Apr. 6
  Free with paid admission to park                    Pre-registration required one week prior to
                                                                                                                                         $5 per person, non-resident group                                                             Drum Circles
                                                      each Night Hike date.
                                                                                                                                         Buggy Basics – Learn about the              Park Animals & Insects,
Clearwater Audubon Society                                                                                                               variety of amazing insects that inhabit     Close Up! – A classic. See some of                                     local i
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Enjoy the music of l l artists and d
The local chapter of the National Audubon                                                                                                your backyard and go on an insect           the park’s smaller animals and insects            bands under the stars at the Park’s
Society conducts field trips to Florida’s natural                                                                                        scavenger hunt in the beautiful Butterfly   including reptiles and amphibians. You            Fire Circle mini amphitheater.
areas, supports local environmental education           The Permaculture Guild                                                           Garden.                                     may even get to touch some of them.
efforts, and sponsors environmental educators                                                                                                                                                                                          During intermission, enjoy beverages
                                                        Program and Meeting                                                                                                                                                            and toast marshmallows around the
to Audubon training centers. Everyone is                                                                                                 Dinosaur Crossings – Discover               Fee (includes park admission and tour)
welcome.                                                All interested in supporting                                                                                                                                                   campfire. Those with some camping
                                                                                                                                         these amazing animals from the past.        $5 per person, resident group
  Moccasin Lake Nature Park                             the sustainable and green                                                                                                                                                      cookout skills can make delicious
                                                                                                                                         Fossils tell us of an incredible history.   $6.25 per person, non-resident group
  Mon. 7–9:30 p.m.                                      community are invited.                                                                                                                                                         s’mores. All the fixings provided. In
                                                                                                                                         Take a fossil home with you, if you can
  Jan. 7, Feb. 4, Mar. 4, Apr. 1                        The purpose of this
  A suggested donation of $1 per person, per            networking group is to help
                                                                                                                                         find one. (Available Sept. through May)     Cold Chemistry – And we mean                      case of inclement weather, the concert
  meeting is appreciated.                               green businesses, artists                                                                                                    very cold! Enjoy a wonderful cryogenics           is moved indoors.
                                                        and organizations be more                                                        The Energy Show – A fun-filled              presentation using liquid nitrogen.
                                                                                                                                         program of energy basics. Learn about       (Available Sept. through May)
Dog Obedience                                           successful and effective whichh
                                                                                                                                         alternative energy resources for the                                                           Moccasin Lake Nature Park
Classes will cover early motivation and                                                 e
                                                        will result in a more sustainable
learning, house manners, socialization, house           and enjoyable community. Enjoy art                                               future. (Available Sept. through May)       Pond Safari –       Grab a dip net and             Sat. 7–9 p.m., Jan. 12, Feb. 9,
                                                        and live music while learning about new                                                                                      take the plunge. See what organisms are            Mar. 9, Apr. 13
breaking and basic training. Dogs need to be
current in their shots. Owners should bring             network and marketing techniques to                                              Florida Snakes – How many types             lurking in the waterways at Moccasin               Free with evening admission
                                                        increase demand for your product or                                              of snakes can be found in Florida? You      Lake Nature Park.                                  to park
treats to reward their pets to each class.
                                                        service. Bring samples of your product                                           should know. Learn what species you
  Countryside Recreation Center
                                                        or service to display. Find new ways to                                          might see in this area.
  Wed. 7:30–8:30 p.m.
  $51 (P) / $68 (R) / $85 (N) per 4-week                create beneficial connections with others.
  session                                               Make ‘green business’ the popular way
                                                        to do business in Tampa Bay. We can
                                                        live ever more abundantly and ethically.       General park admission only
Puppy Kindergarten
                                                        Moccasin Lake Nature Park is becoming          Under 3: Free
                                                                                                                                       Outdoor Photography                           Suncoast Herpetological                        Suncoast Sierra Club
                                                        a demonstration site for sustainable           Play Pass: Free                                                                                                              A non-profit, grassroots, conservation
Classes will cover early motivation and
                                                        living. Meet in the education center. This     Rec Card: $1.87                 for the Fun of It                             Society
learning, house manners, socialization, house                                                                                          This course is for the person who wants       The Suncoast Herpetological Society is a       organization whose members participate
                                                        event will focus on future community,          No Card: $2.80                                                                                                               in both the enjoyment and preservation
breaking and basic training. Puppies need to                                                                                           to have fun taking pictures outdoors          non-profit, educational, and recreational
                                                        future business, future friends, the future                                                                                                                                 of the natural environment.
be current in their shots. Owners should bring                                                                                         and learn how to photograph wildlife.         club for people interested in reptiles
treats to reward their pets to each class.
                                                        for our children and a seed planted for       Hours                                                                                                                           Moccasin Lake Nature Park
                                                        the future of the planet.                      Sept. 1 – May 31:               Cameras can be cell phone, point and          and amphibians with an emphasis
  Countryside Recreation Center                                                                                                        shoot, or SLR. Take the kinds of pictures     on responsible husbandry & captive               7–9:30 p.m
                                                                                                       Tues. – Fri.: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.                                                                                                  Jan. 17, Feb. 21, Mar. 21, Apr. 18
  Mon. 7:30–9 p.m.                                                                                                                     that make you happy. Learn the basics of      breeding. The Suncoast Herpetological
                                                                                                       Sat.: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.                                                                                                         $1 suggested donation per person
  $51 (P) / $68 (R) / $85 (N) per 4-week                                                                                               taking a good picture:                        Society provides educational talks to
  session                                               Green Mixer                                    Sun. – Mon.: Closed
                                                                                                                                         –How to compose a picture in your           Pinellas County residents as well as the
                                                          Moccasin Lake Nature Park                                                                                                                                                 Sundamizu Bonsai Kai
                                                                                                       June 1 – Aug. 31:                   viewfinder                                surrounding counties and communities.
                                                          1st Thu. and 3rd Tue. of each month
Guided Nature Hike                                        Contact Bob Lawrason at                      Mon. – Fri.: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.      –How to frame a picture for maximum         Each month a speaker discusses a
A naturalist will guide your group through                                                                                                 effect                                    herpetological topic at the meeting and        Learn the art and techniques of bonsai.
                                                          831-5832 or                Sat. – Sun.: Closed
the 51-acre nature park looking for wildlife,                                                                                            –How to use lighting to have a softer       they go into the community giving talks        Group meets every second Saturday.
                                                          Fee: $5 per person                                                                                                                                                        Contact Clif Pottberg at (352) 424-6000
identifying plants and discussing natural                                                                                              picture                                       at libraries, schools and environmental
                                                          Proceeds from this event go into                                                                                                                                          or Lois Powel for more information.
habitats in the park. Three week advance                                                                                                 –How to have fun with your camera           education centers.
                                                          the Children’s Scholarship Fund for                                                                                                                                         Sat. 10 a.m.–noon
notice required.                                                                                                                         Moccasin Lake Nature Park                     Moccasin Lake Nature Park
                                                          MLNP’s Science and Nature Summer                                                                                                                                            Jan. 12, Feb. 9, Mar. 9, Apr. 13
  Moccasin Lake Nature Park                                                                                                              10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.                         Wed. 7–9:30 p.m.
                                                          Camp. Additional donations are
  Tue.–Fri. upon request                                                                                                                 Jan. 19, Feb. 16, Mar. 16, Apr. 20            Jan. 16, Feb. 20, Mar. 20, Apr. 17
  Fees based on group size and resident status                                                                                           $6 (P) / $8 (R) / $10 (N) per class           $1 suggested donation per person

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Orientation/Interpretive Walking                                                                     Long Center
                                                  Horseshoes–                                        Wed. 3:30–6:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                   Youth Basketball                                 Foil Fencing                                     will be provided. Call Barb at 669-1919 to
Tour of The Historical Myron A.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      register.
                                                  Handicap League Play                               Beginners, Intermediate, 30-minute class
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Learn the art of defense, balance, discipline
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       $5 per participant
Smith Bayview and The Kapok                        Horseshoe Club                                    $20.25 (P) / $27 (R) / $33.75 (N) per
                                                                                                                                                    North Greenwood Recreation Center               and self-control.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Fri., Jan. 11
                                                                                                                                                    Winter League runs Jan. 9 – Mar. 18               Countryside Recreation Center
Wetland Environmental Parks                        Tue., Thu. noon–3 p.m., Wed. 6–9 p.m.             month
                                                                                                                                                    Spring League Registration/Draft: During          Tue. 7:30–8:30 p.m.                              Fri., Feb. 15
Enjoy a leisurely interpretive walk through        Club membership and league entry fee              Advanced – 45-minute class
                                                                                                                                                    the Winter League                                 $26.25 (P) / $35 (R/SS) / $43.75 (N) per         Fri., March 15
two of the city’s newest parks. Learn about the                                                      $22.50 (P) / $30 (R) / $37.50 (N) per                                                                                                             Fri., April 12
                                                  Social Volleyball                                                                                 Spring League runs Apr. 8 – May 20                month
history and environmental role that each park                                                        month
                                                                                                                                                    Mon. 6–9 p.m.
plays in enhancing and preserving Florida’s                                                          Times vary depending on ability. Call
                                                  One volleyball plus one net equals two hours                                                      $50 / $15 with Reduced Lunch / $10 with         Horseshoe Pitching for Families                  Tennis Doubles Scrambles
unique wild lands and the flora and fauna they                                                       793-2320 for more information
                                                  of fun. Bring your friends and play.                                                              Free Lunch
support.                                                                                                                                                                                              Horseshoe Club
                                                                                                                                                    Call center for more information, 462-6276                                                       Adult doubles tennis tournament. Participants
  Meet and pay at Moccasin Lake Nature Park         Countryside Recreation Center                  Pick-up Basketball                                                                                 Ed Wright Park
                                                                                                                                                    or call Tony, 439-8669                                                                           register as individuals, and switch partners
  from 12:30–12:50 p.m., then caravan by car        Thu. 6:30–8:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     after each round of play. Individuals
  to the two parks.                                 Free (P/SS) / $2 (R) / $3 (N) daily            Grab some friends and play an energized                                                            Open Horseshoe Pitching: Wed. 6–9 p.m.
  Available upon request for groups of 15                                                          game of basketball with other kids from your
                                                                                                                                                   Summer Youth Basketball League                     Handicap League play: Tue., Thu.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     accumulate points during each match. The
                                                   Ross Norton Recreation Center                                                                                                                                                                     top four point getters in each division will
  people or more.                                                                                  community.                                                                                         noon–3 p.m.
                                                   Tue. 6–9 p.m.                                                                                   Want to share your talent and show your skills                                                    compete for the tournament championship,
  Sat. 1–3 p.m.                                                                                      Countryside Recreation Center                                                          
                                                   Free (P) / $1 (R) / $2 (N) daily                                                                in basketball? Join the summer league.                                                            later in the evening. A light dinner will be
  Jan. 12, Feb. 9, Mar. 9, Apr. 13                                                                   Mon., Wed. 6–8 p.m.                                                                                                                             served between rounds. Call Steve at 669-1919
  Pre-registration required one week prior to                                                        Free (P) / $2 (R) / $3 (N) daily
                                                                                                                                                     Countryside Recreation Center                  Shuffleboard – Open Shuffling
                                                  Indoor Soccer                                                                                      Registration: Feb. 2 – April 6                                                                  for more information.
  date of tour                                                                                                                                                                                        Shuffleboard Club, 1020 Calumet St.
                                                                                                                                                     Season runs: Tue. eves., June 4 – Aug. 13        Mon., Wed. afternoons                            $20 per participant
  $2.25 (P) / $3 (R) / $3.75 (N)
                                                   North Greenwood Recreation Center               Triple Threat Basketball                          (ages 14–17)                                     Tue. all day                                     Fri., Feb. 22, 6–10 p.m.
                                                   Drop in soccer                                                                                    Sat. June. 8 – Aug. 17 (ages 8–10, 11–13)        Sun. mornings                                    Fri., Apr. 19, 6–10 p.m.
                                                   Sat. 1–4 p.m.                                   Intermediate to advanced.                         $67.50 (P) / $90 (R) / $112.50 (N)               $2 or Club membership
                                                   Free (P) / $1 (R) / $2 (N)                        Countryside Recreation Center                   for 10-week program
                                                                                                     Mon. 6–7 p.m.
                                                                                                     $10.50 (P) / $14 (R) / $17.50 (N) per class                                                    Tennis, Adult
Sports, Adult                                     Sports, Youth                                                                                     Ross Norton Recreation Center                                   TENNIS
                                                                                                                                                    Bring your friends for a night of dodgeball      Call for availability as classes only run if
Tuesday Night Men’s                               Cheerleading                                                                                                                                                                                       Adults and Junior
                                                                                                       Online                                       at Ross Norton. Teams are encouraged, but             attendance minimums are met
Adult Basketball League                                                                                                                             drop-ins are also welcome.                                                                       Instructional and
                                                  For more information, call (813) 885-2292 or
Got game? Join a competitive Adult Basketball     visit
                                                    Countryside Recreation Center
                                                                                                       Registration                                 Thu. 6–9 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                    $10 for teams of 6 players daily
                                                                                                                                                    Free (P) / $1 (R) / $2 (N) individual daily
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tennis Lessons on the Beach                      Competition Tennis
League consisting of 6–8 teams of 5–12
players per team.
  Countryside Recreation Center
                                                    45-minute class for each age group
                                                    Fri. 6–6:45 p.m. ages 5–6                          Available                                                                                    Basic tennis instruction: forehands,
                                                                                                                                                                                                    backhands, net play, and serves, as well         The website is redesigned to provide an
  Registration: Jan. 5 – Mar. 2                     6:45–7:30 p.m. ages 7–9                                                                        Sports, All Ages                                 as proper court etiquette and match score        information highway for clients and future
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     clients. Please visit
  Season runs: Tue. eves., Mar. 5 – May 14          7:30–8:15 p.m. ages 10+                                                                                                                         keeping. Includes instruction for both singles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     1. Calendar: The working calendar allows
  $450 (N) per team / $375 per team if all of       $4.50 (P) / $6 (R) / $7.50 (N)                                                                 Disc Golf                                        and doubles play.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the viewer to see the schedule of programs,
  the players have a rec. card or play pass         $10 one-time registration fee                                                                  Drop-in play from dawn to dusk. Courts             Clearwater Beach Recreation Center
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         events, deadlines, and days closed. You can
                                                                                                                                                   located at NE Coachman Park, 1120 Old              Mon. evenings; call for time                       also copy it to your calendar.
Brown Bag Basketball                              Gymnastics                                                                                       Coachman Road and Cliff Stephens Park,             $4.50 (P) / $6 (R/V/G) / $7.50 (N) per day     2. Class information: All information about
                                                                                                                                                   901 Fairwood Ave. 18-hole courses with catch       per group lesson                                   classes and times is available.
                                                  Beginners to advanced students learn acrobatic                                                   baskets and concrete tee pads. For tournament      $50/hour private lesson; available upon        3. Payments: Pay online for classes right from
Pick-up basketball. Bring your co-workers.
                                                  floor work exercises to the latest pop music.                                                    information, visit     request                                            your home. Just click on PAYPAL, add to
  Countryside Recreation Center                                                                          Existing Parks & Recreation                                                                  $25/hour semi-private lesson; available            your shopping cart and checkout.
  Mon.–Fri. 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.                     Students will be divided into groups according
                                                  to ability and age. Improve coordination,
                                                                                                      customers can now register online            Lawn Bowling                                       upon request
  Free (P) / $1 (R) / $2 (N) daily                                                                   for recreation programs and classes.          Lawn Bowls is a game of luck and strategy.                                                           with activities and events.
                                                  confidence, and have fun.
                                                    Countryside Recreation Center                                                                  The Clearwater Club gives new members a                                                           *PUNCH CARDS: To better serve clients,
 Ross Norton Recreation Complex
                                                                                                      User ID: Your telephone number               one month free membership and equipment                                                           the punch card will provide an easy way to pay
 Mon.–Fri. 3–6 p.m.                                 Thu. 4–7 p.m.
                                                                                                       without spaces or dashes (for               usage. A personal coach will be assigned to                                                       and keep track of your class participation. Buy
 Free (P) / $1 (R) / $2 (N) daily                   Sat. 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                   teach the basics of the game. Besides having                                                      10 classes at a time, and get a discount from
                                                    Beginners, Intermediate, 30-minute class         example: 7277932320). Password:               a great time learning the game, you will meet
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Friday Night Socials                             the drop-in rate. This is for clients that are just
Lunchtime Nets & Hoops                              $20.25 (P) / $27 (R) / $33.75 (N) per month         Your household’s last name.                friendly members and be able to participate in                                                    trying out and/or can only come 1-2 times a
 North Greenwood Recreation Center                  Advanced, 45-minute class                                                                      social activities.                                                                                week.
 All day Fri., 8 a.m.–9 p.m.                        $22.50 (P) / $30 (R) / $37.50 (N) per month                                                                                                     Spend your Friday evening playing the sport
 Mon.–Thu.11 a.m.–2 p.m.                            Times vary depending on ability.                   Visit                       1040 Calumet St.
                                                                                                                                                     Mon.–Sat. 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    you love. Come for dinner and round robin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     *UNLIMITED PASS: This is to reward
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     dedicated players by offering unlimited classes
 Free (P) / $1 (R) / $2 (N)                         Call 669-1914 for more information.                 parksrec to get started!                     Sun. 1–3:30 p.m.                               tennis matches from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Bring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     for less! Come all month every day for one low
                                                                                                                                                             a covered dish to share; snacks and beverages

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Adult Programs                                       3.5-3.9                                          10 and Under Tennis                                  Movie Mondays
                                                     Call for availability as classes only run if     Levels/Ages                                           Ross Norton Recreation Center
                                                     attendance minimums (3) are met.                   Tiny Tots (3 and 4)                                 Every Mon. starting at 6:30 p.m.
The Adult Instructional Program offers                  Mon.: 9–10:30 a.m.; 5–6 p.m.; or 6–7 p.m.        Pee Wees (5 and 6)                                  Enjoy a G-PG movie with your family and
classes at four different skill levels. Players are     Tue. 7:30–9 p.m.                                 Mighty Mites (7 and 8)                              friends every Monday night. Popcorn and
classified using the National Tennis Rating
Program (NTRP) scale. The curriculum varies
                                                       Wed.: 5–6 p.m. or 6–7 p.m.                       Midgets (9 and 10)                                  refreshments will be provided while they                                                    IT’S NOT
                                                       Thu.: 7:30–9 p.m.                              Players will learn the basics of tennis               last.
according to level. The following descriptions         Fri.: 9–10:30 a.m.; 5–6 p.m. or 6–7 p.m.       with specifically designed equipment and              Free (P) / $1 (R) / $2 (N)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        JUST A
will help the player choose the correct class
                                                       Sat.: 10–11:30 a.m.                            professional instructions assuring the child                                                                                                      PLAYGROUND.
                                                                                                      a positive, successful and fun experience.
                                                     4.0+                                             The players will also learn how to initiate a
                                                     Call for availability as classes only run if     rally, how to move and judge the ball, how to                                                                                                     IT’S
This player has little to no tennis experience or    attendance minimums are met.                     control the racquet at the contact point, and
needs instruction on basic technique.                  Tue.: 9–10:30 a.m.                             control the height, direction and depth to be                                                                                                     CONNECTING
                                                       Thu.: 9–10:30 a.m.                             successful on the 36’ courts and 60’ courts.                                                                                                      WITH EACH
                                                       Sat.: 10–11:30 a.m.
This player is learning to keep the ball in play                                                      Academy                                                                                                                                           OTHER.
and needs to improve court positioning and                                                            “Rookie and Local”
needs instruction on basic technique.                                                                 (USTA Tournament Levels)                              Ross Norton Teen Lounge
                                                                                                      Stroke production, point development and
                                                                                                      consistent rallying will be emphasized. Players
This player has dependable strokes but lacks                                                                                                                Comfortable couches
                                                                                                      will experience the five basic play situations
                                                                                                                                                            55-inch television with movies, video
depth and variety. This player lacks control                                                          and will refine their tactical/technical skills.
                                                                                                                                                            games, stereo, CDs, teen magazines
when going for power.                                                                                 Concepts of offense/defense will be drilled in
                                                                                                      both singles and doubles. Ball control exercises      The teen lounge is upbeat and fun... This
                                                                                                      that enhance consistency, direction, depth            is the place for middle and high-school age
This player is beginning to hit with power,                                                           and spin will be stressed. A variety of adaptive      youth to hang with their friends.
spin, depth and control. The serve can be                                                             skills will be taught using dead ball drills, live
a weapon and he/she can move into a net                                                               ball drills and competitive play situations in all
position with some skill.                                                                             areas of the court. Students in this class must       * Thank you to the Juvenile Welfare Board
                                                                                                      compete in Junior Ladder matches.                     of Pinellas County for partial funding of
                                                                                                                                                            this lounge.                                                                      
                                                     Junior Evening Clinics:                          “Super Series and UP”
                                                                                                      (USTA Tournament Levels)
                                                     The Junior Instructional Program includes
                                                                                                      Play with top juniors, college and ITF level           Extreme Sports Park
                                                                                                      players daily. Fitness, live ball drills and
                                                     eight different class levels for children ages
New - 2.0                                                                                             competitive match play will be accentuated.
Call for availability as classes only run if
                                                     2½ through 18. The program aims to provide
                                                                                                      Matches will be set up with players from other
                                                                                                                                                             Mon.–Thu. 2–9 p.m.                           688 SKATESHOP
                                                     a structured and fun framework for learning                                                             Fri. 2–7 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m.           For all your skateboarding needs, clothing,
attendance minimums are met.                                                                          camps as well.
                                                     from which the student will foster a lasting                                                            Sun. noon–5 p.m.                             accessories and more
  Mon.: 9–10:30 a.m.; 5–6 p.m.; or 6–7 p.m.          enjoyment for the game of tennis and a
  Tue.: 7:30–9 p.m.                                  willingness and desire to improve. Contact the   (New) Home School Tennis                               Bikes Permitted:
  Wed.: 5–6 p.m. or 6–7 p.m.                         Director, Erick Chall, at 669-1919 for more      This program focuses on all levels to give             Tue., Thu. 6–9 p.m.,                         Mon.–Thu. 2–9 p.m.,
  Thu.: 7:30–9 p.m.                                  information.                                     players structure and goals to get the most out
                                                                                                                                                             Sun. 2–5 p.m.                                Fri. 2–7 p.m.,
  Fri.: 9–10:30 a.m.; 5–6 p.m. or 6–7 p.m.                                                            of tennis.
  Sat.: 10–11:30 a.m.                                                                                                                                                                                     Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sun. noon–5 p.m.

                                                                                                      Junior Team Tennis                                                                                  School of Skatin
2.5–3.0                                                Mon.–Fri.                                      Join friends; play on a team. This is the              Bicycling
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Learn to skateboard like a pro
Call for availability as classes only run if           5–6 p.m., 6–7 p.m., or 5–7 p.m.                best way to give your child the opportunity
                                                                                                                                                                                                          More than 20 years of experience
attendance minimums are met.                                                                          to enjoy playing competitive tennis with a
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Fall, winter, spring and summer
  Mon.: 9–10:30 a.m.; 5–6 p.m.; or 6–7 p.m.            Mon.–Fri.                                      positive experience.
  Tue.: 7:30–9 p.m.                                    5–6 p.m., 6–7 p.m., or 5–7 p.m.                                                                                                                     School out days, group lessons, private
  Wed.: 5–6 p.m. or 6–7 p.m.                                                                          The USTA Team Tennis programs are for
                                                                                                                                                                                                           lessons, events, sponsorships and more
  Thu.: 7:30–9 p.m.                                   Mon.–Fri.                                       players 18 and under, 14 and under, 12 and
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Pre-registration at 688 Skateshop or
  Fri.: 9–10:30 a.m.; 5–6 p.m. or 6–7 p.m.            5–6 p.m., 6–7 p.m., or 5–7 p.m.                 under, plus 10 and under. This is an exciting
  Sat.: 10–11:30 a.m.                                Home School                                      new format for learning tennis by using                Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced
                                                      Mon.–Fri.                                       modified equipment and scoring to encourage            areas for Extreme Sports
                                                      12:30–2 p.m.                                    playing. Season availability: Spring Season,
                                                                                                      Summer Season, Fall Season TBA

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Therapeutics                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Therapeutics
  Clearwater is committed to providing recreation opportunities for citizens and visitors with disabilities. Participants are encouraged to get          Zot Artz Equipment to You
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         IT’S NOT
  involved in activities at the center of their choice or closest to their house. If you or someone you know needs assistance to participate in any
                                                                                                                                                         Zot Artz uses adaptive tools and assistive                                                                                                      JUST TEACHING
  City of Clearwater Recreation activities, contact the center directly or call Dawn Lewellyn, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, at                                                                                                                                                           A GAME.
  793-2339, ext. 245 to arrange reasonable accommodations.                                                                                               technology that transform wheelchairs
                                                                                                                                                         into chalk drawers, creating large or small
                                                                                                                                                         works of art, indoors or out. Children
                                                    Challenged Athlete Sports                          in Some Place Special activities, go to           of all abilities and ages can stamp, draw,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         FOR LIFE.
                                                                                              to complete     and print to make their mark. It’s all play,
                                                    Clinics                                                                                              but they learn, explore and develop skills
                                                                                                       participant paperwork or send an email
                                                    Try your hand at any of the sports clinics.
                                                                                                       to Check         while having fun together.
                                                    Call 793-2339, ext. 245 for clinic days and
                                                                                              for up-to-date program
                                                                                                       information.                                      Are you having
  Programs in                                       Quit Smoking Now                                     Thu., 5-6:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                         a special event,
                                                                                                                                                         changing up

  Development                                                                                            Ross Norton Recreation and Aquatic              the art class for
  The City of Clearwater is developing the                                                               Complex and Extreme Sports Park                 a day or want to
                                                    Center                                                                                               make your next
  following programs at its facilities and
  is looking for partners and sponsors to           The Disability Achievement Center is excited                                                         birthday party special? Events must be                        C
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Community Partners
  enhance the program development. The              to offer this program through a collaborative         3rd Sat. of the month, 2–5 p.m.                 booked a minimum of one month prior
                                                    effort with the Florida State University                                                                                                                               Jim Scheuerman, 441-9047                                  2235 N. E. Coachman Rd.
  plan for these programs is to offer quality                                                             Ross Norton Recreation and Aquatic              and are subject to availability. Fees may
                                                    Area Health Education Center. This free                                                                                                                                         669-1220, ext. 2008
  training opportunities and keep people                                                                 Complex and Extreme Sports Park                 apply. To schedule your artz experience,
                                                    program consists of six weekly meetings                                                                                                                                                                               , or
  with disabilities active and living a healthy                                                                                                          contact the Therapeutic Recreation
                                                    (one hour each). The class will provide you                                                                                                                           12552 Belcher Rd. S, Largo, 33773
  lifestyle. Athlete input into these programs
                                                    with valuable tools you need to help you quit
                                                                                                       Special Olympic Training                          Services Office at 793-2339, ext. 245 or
  is greatly supported; please contact Dawn                                                                                                              send an email to                                                 539-7550
  Lewellyn, CTRS at 793-2339, ext. 245 or           tobacco.                                                                                                                     Toll Free (866) 539-7550                                  CARD-USF MHC 2113A                   These include:                                                                                                                                                        Fax 539-7588                                              13301 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
                                                                                                       Swim Team
                                                     –How to prepare a plan that works for you                                                           Chalk Drawer can be used                                         Toll Free Fax (866) 533-7558                              Tampa, Fl. 33612
                                                                                                        Long Center
                                                     –Specific ways to deal with cravings                                                                                                                                         
  Challenged Athlete Sport                           –Physical and emotional symptoms to
                                                                                                        Tue. and Thu. evenings                           independently, attached to a walker or
                                                                                                                                                         wheelchair. Ground space for chalk is                                                                                      813-974-2532 or 1-800-333-4530
  Education                                           expect and how to cope with them
                                                                                                        April through Sept.
                                                                                                                                                         needed for this activity. Stamps can be
  This series provides important information          effectively
  and education to athletes and their families                                                         Soccer                                            used on the ground or on the wall.                                           
                                                     –Four free weeks of patches, gum or                Long Center
  for those with disabilities. Each month             lozenges while supplies lasts
  features a different seminar/workshop and                                                              Wed. evenings
                                                      Ross Norton Recreation Center                     Jan. through May
  pre-registration is recommended.                    6:30–7:30 p.m. Wednesday
  Call 793-2339, ext. 245 for topics.
    Ross Norton Recreation and Aquatic                ext. 339 or                                       Ross Norton Recreation Center
    Complex and Extreme Sports Park.                                                                      After School Activities . . . . . . . . . .    .   . . . 25   Home School Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28         Shuffleboard . . . . . . . . . .       .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . 33
                                                                                                        Mon. evenings
    Wed. 6:30 p.m.                                                                                                                                       Archery Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     .   . . . 26   Horseshoes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33      Silver Sneakers . . . . . . . . .    .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . 27
                                                                                                        Nov. through May
                                                    Some Place Special Programs                                                                          Baseball Leagues, Tournaments . . . . .        .   . 22, 23   In-Line Skating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35     Skateboarding. . . . . . . . . .     .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . 35
    Feb. 20                                                                                                                                              Basketball, Leagues . . . . . . . . . . . .    .   . 23, 32                           . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36   Soccer . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . 24
                                                    Some Place Special (SPS) has opened its
    March 20                                                                                                                                             Bird Watching Walk . . . . . . . . . . .       .   . . . 30   Jazzercise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27    Softball Leagues, Tournaments .      .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . 24
                                                    “doors” as a nonprofit organization with              throughout the year                             BMX Lessons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      .   . . . 35   Lacrosse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23    Sport Massage . . . . . . . . .      .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . 28
    April 17
                                                                                                                                                         Bridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   .   . . . 26   Lawn Bowling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33        Springboard Diving. . . . . . .      .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . 20
                                                    Project, fundraising events and a limited          If you are interested in participating in any     Camps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      .   . . . 25   Lifeguard Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17       Swim Lessons . . . . . . . . . .     .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . 19
                                                    summer camp. SPS hopes to grow and                 Special Olympic Sports programs, contact          Cheerleading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     .   . 23, 32   Little League . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22     Swim Teams, Meets. . . . . . .       .   .   .   .   .   .   . 20, 24
                                                    allow other parents and caregivers the             the Special Olympics Office at sopinellas@          Chess Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     .   . . . 26   Mah Jong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26      Swim Lessons (Therapeutics) . .      .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . 36
                                                    opportunity to create Some Place Special for or   Clearwater Aquatic Team (CAT) . . . . .        .   . 20, 24   Martial Arts, Ninja Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . 29        Synchronized Swimming . . . .        .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . 20
                                                                                                                                                         Dance: Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, Line, Tap .      .   . . . 26   Mommy & Me . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25          Table Tennis . . . . . . . . . .     .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . 28
                                                    their special needs loved one. To participate
                                                                                                                                                         Disc Golf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    .   . . . 33   Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29     Teen Lounges . . . . . . . . . .     .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . 35
                                                                                                                                                         Dog and Puppy Training . . . . . . . . .       .   . . . 30   Nature Clubs: Audubon, Bonzai, Herpetological              Tennis Clinics/Lessons, Play . .     .   .   .   .   .   .   . 33, 34
Abilities Karate                                    Parent Power Series                                Private Adaptive Swim Lessons                     Drawing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     .   . . . 25      Sierra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 31   Therapeutics . . . . . . . . . .     .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . 36
                                                                                                                                                         Exercise/Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   .   . . . 26   Nature Hikes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30      Track Club . . . . . . . . . . .     .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . 24
with April                                          Created to provide important information           An American Red Cross Instructor teaches
                                                                                                                                                         Facility Rental Guide . . . . . . . . . . .    .   . . . 13   Permaculture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30      Volleyball . . . . . . . . . . . .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . 32
This class provides the opportunity for             and education to parents and guardians of          these year-round lessons.                         Feldenkrais Stretching . . . . . . . . . .     .   . . . 27   Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31       Walking Tour . . . . . . . . . .     .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . 32
increasing self-esteem, independence,               those with disabilities. Each month features         Long Center                                     Fireside Concert Series . . . . . . . . . .    .   . . . 31   Pilates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27   Water Color Painting . . . . . .     .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . 25
discipline, fitness, coordination and more          a different seminar/workshop and requires            Classes are 30 minutes                          Fitness Centers, Orientation . . . . . . .     .   . . . 21   Pool Birthday Parties, Reservations. . . . . . . . 14      Water Exercise Classes . . . . .     .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . 19
  Long Center                                       pre-registration. Call 793-2339, ext. 245 for        $22.50 (P) / $30 (R) / $37.50 (N) per class     Fitness Training/Classes . . . . . . . . .     .   . . . 27   Recreation Cards & Play Passes. . . . . . . . . . 15       Yoga. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . 28
  Thu. 6:30–7:30 p.m.                               topics. All presentations begin at 6:30 p.m. at      By appointment only                             Foil Fencing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    .   . . . 33   Rollerblading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35     Zot Artz. . . . . . . . . . . . .    .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . 37
  $28.50 (P) / $38 (R) / $47.50 (N) per month       Ross Norton Recreation and Aquatic Complex           Contact Mark Roberson at 793-2320, ext.         Football & Cheerleading . . . . . . . . .      .   . . . 23   Roving Naturalist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31      Zumba . . . . . . . . . . . . .      .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . 28
  Pre-registration required                         and Extreme Sports Park Jan. 9, Feb.13,              107 or          General Information . . . . . . . . . . .      .   . . . 16   Sailing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
                                                                                                                                                         Gymnastics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     .   . . . 32   Science & Nature Programs . . . . . . . . . . . 31
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Therapeutics                                                                                                                                                                             Aging Well
Partnerships Benefit People with Disabilities                                        Flexing Your Intellectual Muscle with Socrates

                                                                                                                                                                       our programming at the Aging
                                                                                                                                                                       Well Center: one where stimulating

              oss Norton Recreation Complex Offers a Multitude of Programs.                                                                                             discussion can occur in a lively, but
                                                                                                                                                                       non-threatening atmosphere,” said
              In an effort to enhance the lives of people with disabilities, the
                                                                                                                                                                       Minor. “I left the session feeling
              city’s Parks & Recreation Department/Therapeutics Division
                                                                                                                                                                       invigorated – and wanting to do it
              is partnering with a number of organizations to bring special
              programs to Ross Norton Recreation Complex, located at
                                                                                                                                                                       The center also found an adept
     One of these partners is Special Olympics Pinellas, offering                                                                                                       facilitator, a New York transplant
     sports training and competition opportunities for those                                                                                                           with a wide knowledge base and a
     with intellectual disabilities. Volleyball practice is                                                                                                            penchant for philosophy. Wishing
     underway and will continue through the month                                                                                                                      to be known only as “Andrew”
     of May. Sports Clinics are being developed in                                                                                                                     and eschewing credit for the Café’s
                                                                                                                                                                       success, he brought to the table a

     a number of disciplines. At the Long Center,                                                 diverse group of older adults gathers twice a month at
     a Swim Team is forming and will begin                                                                                                                             maxim that fit well with the Aging
                                                                                                  Clearwater’s Aging Well Center to get some exercise, but not
     practice in April. Soccer practice is                                                                                                                             Well Center’s mission: “Reason is a
                                                                                                  the kind you’d expect. They come to get a workout for their
     from January through May, also at the                                                                                                                             muscle and requires regular exercise
                                                                                                  brains – something that research has shown is as important as
     Long Center.                                                                                                                                                      lest it atrophy.” That position
                                                                                                  exercise for the body.
                                                                                                                                                                       allowed him to easily support the
     Again at Ross Norton, the Disability                                           The class is called Socrates Café, and the rules are simple – meet in a public     Aging Well Center’s purpose to
     Achievement Center offers ongoing                                               place where everyone is encouraged to join in, choose a philosophical topic        serve and nurture.
     classes that provide the tools needed                                          by vote or through selection of a moderator, and use Socratic dialogue (yes,
     to help quit smoking. They prepare                                             that debate technique developed by the Greek philosopher, Socrates) to             Socrates Cafés came into being
     a plan that works; teach specific ways                                          examine the topic – typically a question and answer format where everyone          through writer-philosopher
     to deal with cravings; explain what                                            gets a chance to speak and listeners draw whatever conclusions from the            Christopher Phillips who had an
     physical and emotional symptoms                                                conversation they like. There are, as a rule, no prerequisites, and no reading     idea that we learn more by asking
     to expect; provide effective coping                                             or other preparation is required.                                                  questions, particularly if we ask
     mechanisms; and can give participants                                                                                                                             them in social groups. Phillips
     four free weeks of patches, gum or                                             Today, the conversation is about leading a good life, a subject that will have     embraced the Socratic Method
     lozenges, while supplies last.                                                 a different meaning for everyone present. “George” is the next speaker.             of philosophical dialogue as an
                                                                                    He talks about a transcendental moment in his life, and his eyes tear up           effective path to understanding
                                                                                    as he recalls the emotion he felt and its profound impact on his life at the       truths and then borrowed from
     “teens and adults with disabilities to connect, create                         time. Some of the listeners’ eyes light up in thought or agreement; others         French author and philosopher
     and relate.” They offer music therapy. Participants use                         empathetically share his tears. The atmosphere fairly crackles with ideas,         Marc Sautet the idea of open-
     their creative abilities to make cards and buttons which are                   opinions, memories and anecdotes. For some, the ideas are abstract; for            invitation meetings and café forums
     sold at Peace Love and Cake Bakery (2245 Nursery Road) and Healing             others, they are intensely personal. The concentration is palpable as they         to discuss topics. When Phillips
     the Generations (near the St. Pete/Clearwater Airport). Some Place Special     ponder each other’s statements, and everyone leaves feeling socially engaged       published his book Socrates Café:
                                                                                    and mentally recharged.                                                            A Fresh Taste of Philosophy in 2001,
     and families of Suncoast Hospice. They recently donated two colorful baskets
                                                                                    The Aging Well Center’s Socrates Café is one of more than 400 worldwide.           the idea took root and spread
     with buttons and cards to benefit Paul B. Stephens Exceptional Students
                                                                                    They are coordinated by hundreds of volunteers who share the common goal           rapidly around the world.
     Center at 2935 County Road 193.
                                                                                    of making a more inclusive world.
     New partnerships are currently being developed. Anyone who is interested in                                                                                       The Aging Well Center’s Socrates
     forming a partnership or participating in one of the above activities should   One of Clearwater’s Aging Well patrons, Diane Lebedeff, suggested a                 Café is a free program and open
     call Dawn Lewellyn, CTRS at 793-2339, ext. 245.                                Socrates Café for the center after she attended a session held at a local county   to all comers. If you’d like to
                                                                                    library. She discussed the idea with the Aging Well Center Programmer,             participate, more information is
                                                                                    Elizabeth Minor, who then researched the feasibility of the program by             available by calling 724-3070 or by
                                                                                    attending a session for herself. “I was certain that this would fill a niche in     visiting

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Aging Well                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Aging Well
                                                                                                    Health Insurance Counseling                           Watercolor 101 Art Classes                          Feb. 27 at Countryside Rec Center: A-Fib         Gardening Series
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Causes and Treatments, by Dr. Moondra            A variety of topics and tips for the Florida
             Aging Well Center at the Long Center                                                   SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of
                                                                                                    Elders) is a free, volunteer-based health insurance   class in February. Learn to paint a variety of      Mar. 27 at Countryside Library: Shoulder         garden. Call for more information.
                         1501 N. Belcher Rd., 724-3070                                              individual counseling program. Highly trained         subjects including flowers, trees, and clouds.      Pain Strategies, by Dr. Bansal.
                                                                                                    volunteer counselors offer expertise on Medicare,     No experience necessary.                            April 24 at Countryside Rec Center: Joint        Genealogy Seminars
      By developing strong partnerships with agencies that offer key resources for                   Medicaid, prescription                                  Fridays in February, 1–3 p.m.                     Pain and Treatments, by Dr. Belongie             The Pinellas Genealogy Society presents
      mature individuals, Clearwater’s Aging Well Center is able to link residents and              assistance, long-term care planning and other           Fees apply; call for fees.                                                                         innovative classes to further your family’s
      caregivers with services that can make a huge difference in convenience, comfort               insurance issues. Program provided through                                                              Complementary Alternative                          genealogy research.
      and quality of life. Many agencies support the Aging Well Center’s mission as its             a partnership with the Florida Department of          Afternoon of Art                                  Medicine Series: Presented by                        Sat, 10–11 a.m.
      role as a resource hub for older citizens. Opportunities and times are subject to             Elder Affairs and the Area Agency on Aging of         Enjoy an afternoon of creativity and fun.                                                              Jan. 12: War of 1812
      change from time of print.                                                                    Pasco Pinellas.                                       Hand dyed silk scarves and cards with textile
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Suncoast Hospice                                     Jan. 26: Tracing Living Persons
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Second Wednesday; 10:30–11:30 a.m.
      Ezplore the possibilities at the Aging Well Center. Call 724-3070 for information               Tuesday                                             artist Marlene Glickman.                                                                               Feb. 23: Is Your Computer Data Safe?
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jan. 9: Lighten Up with Laughter
                                                                                                      Call 724-3070 for appointment or visit                Wed., Feb. 13, 2–5 p.m. Valentine theme                                                              Mar. 9: Finding Data on the National
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Feb. 13: Aromatherapy
                                                                                                                                 Wed., Apr. 10, 2–5 p.m.                                                                              Archives Website
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mar. 13: Energy Works
                                                                                                                                                            $10 (P) / $15 ( R) / $20 (N)                                                                         Mar. 23: Introduction to Genealogy
  Are you a SilverSneakers member?                                                                  Legal Counseling
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Apr. 10: Pet Therapy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Apr. 13: Ordering Records from
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Call 724-3070 to register.
  If your Medicare health plan includes            Combine fun and fitness to increase your         Gulfcoast Legal Services’ Elder Law Project,          Photography: Having Fun                                                                                the National Archives
                                                                                                    partially funded by Title III of the Older            with Your Camera                                                                                       Apr. 27: Research Trip Planning
  SilverSneakers benefits, you may have            cardiovascular and muscular endurance
                                                                                                    Americans Act through the Area Agency on              George Reel presents a lecture and excursion
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Belly Dancing
  access to Clearwater’s cutting edge              with a standing circuit workout.
  recreational facilities for exercise, seminars     Mon., 9:30–10:15 a.m.,                         Aging of Pasco-Pinellas, provides free legal          into a nearby park to learn camera basics,
                                                                                                                                                                                                            An exciting, cardio dance exercise class for       Tea and Topics
                                                                                                    advice and representation on civil legal problems                                                       toning muscles and developing core body            Join us for diverse topical lectures.
  and fun, social events. To inquire, visit          Fri. 9:30–10:15 a.m.                                                                                 photo composition principles and basic digital
                                                                                                    for Pinellas residents who are age 60 or older.                                                         strength.                                            Call for dates, times, and topics or       Free for SilverSneakers members.                                                                     photo uploading. Bring your camera.
                                                                                                      Call 821-0726 to set an appointment.                                                                    Mon., Wed., 6–7 p.m.                               Free
  well, call (888)423-4623 or the Clearwater                                                                                                                $6 (P) / $8 (R) / $10 (N)
                                                                                                                                                                                                              $3.75 (P) / $5 (R) / $6.25 (N) per class
                                                   SilverSneakers                                                                                           Call for dates.
  Aging Well Center at 724-3070.                                                      – Activate
                                                                                                    Creativity                                                                                                                                                 Instructor Led Computer Classes
                                                   your aqua urge for variety. SilverSplash
  SilverSneakers                                   offers lots of fun shallow-water moves                                                                 Wellness                                          Tai-Chi
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Study the forms of this ancient and meditative
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Enhance your computer skills through a topic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               focused class. Space limited. Pre-registration
                         – Have fun and            to improve agility, flexibility and              Improvisational Acting Classes                                                                          martial art. Tai-Chi will help reduce stress and   required. Fees apply.
  move to the music through a variety of           cardiovascular endurance. No swimming            Conducted by Stephan Alpert. Designed for             Health & Wellness Lectures                        cultivate inner strength and physical balance.       Call for class dates, times and fees.
  exercises designed to increase muscular          ability is required, and a special               those with little or no acting experience.            Call 253-4076 to register. Free.                                                                       Introduction to Computers
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mon., Thu. 2–3 p.m.,
  strength, range of movement and activities       SilverSneakers kickboard is used to develop      Fees apply.                                                                                                                                                  Intro to Internet
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sat., 10:30–11:30 a.m.
  for daily living.                                strength, balance and coordination.                Call for dates, times, and fees.                      Aging Well Center                                                                                    Intro to Facebook
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Beginner level: Sat., 9:30–10:30 a.m.
  Tue., 9:30–10:15 a.m.,                             Long Center Pool.                                                                                      Third Wednesday; noon–1 p.m.                                                                         Intro to Skype
                                                                                                                                                                                                              $3.75 (P) / $4 (R) / $6.25 (N) per class
  Thu., 9:30–10:15 a.m.                              Mon., Wed., Fri.                               Writing Your Place in History                           NEW for 2013! Wellness Wednesdays will                                                               Sharing Digital Photos
                                                                                                                                                            also provide a variety of free screenings
    Free for SilverSneakers members.                 11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                            related to topics; call for information.        Yoga
  SilverSneakers                     –               Free for SilverSneakers members                point for memoir writing, taking an historical
                                                                                                                                                            Jan. 16: Why Am I So Tired, by Dr. Dani         Emphasizes stretching, flexibility, breathing,     Computer Chat
                                                                                                    event or time to trigger memories. Students                                                                                                                An opportunity to ask your specific computer
                                                                                                                                                            Mathew                                          and relaxation techniques.
                                                                                                    will write and share their work.                                                                                                                           questions. Our volunteers offer easy to
                                                                                                                                                            Feb. 20: Could Heart Disease Be the Reason        Tue., Thu., 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Resources for Older Adults                                                                            Fourth Wednesdays, 1–3 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                            for Fatigue? by Dr. Dagher                        $4.50 (P) / $6 (R) / $7.50 (N) per class         understand assistance. Some computer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               experience necessary.
                                                                                                    Gratitude Journaling                                    Mar. 20: Are You Tired? It Could Be Your
Health & Wellness Lectures                            Free Phones for Hearing Loss                                                                          Blood, by Dr. Yan                               Zumba                                                1st and 3rd Thursdays, 9–11 a.m.
In partnership with Morton Plant Mease, the           Amplified telephones are provided at no       Elizabeth Minor discusses how to find the                                                                                                                    Free. Pre-registration required
                                                                                                                                                            Apr. 17: What Is Quality Sleep?                 Jump into the Latin-inspired, easy-to-follow,
City’s Aging Well initiative offers monthly           cost through a partnership with the Deaf      power of gratitude every day through a                                                                  calorie-burning, dance fitness party.
wellness lectures at a variety of locations. See      and Hearing Connection of Tampa Bay.          gratitude journal.
                                                                                                      First and third Mondays, 2:30–3:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mon., Wed., Fri., 10–11 a.m.                     Community
Wellness on the following page for topics. To         No appointment needed.                                                                                Aging Well Center                                 Sat. 11 a.m.–noon
register, call 253-4076.                                Fourth Monday, 9:30–11:30 a.m.                                                                      2–3 p.m.                                          $4.50 (P) / $6 (R) / $7.50 (N) per class         Socrates Café Discussion Group
                                                        Call 399-9983                               Arts Sampler Series                                     Jan. 28: Depression: Signs and Treatment,                                                          Andrew Dianiska moderates the discussion
Living Well Support Group                               Free (eligibility requirements may apply)                                                           by Dr. Asher Gorelik
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Knowledge                                          group, modeled after the book by Christopher
                                                                                                    the arts. For beginner to intermediate levels           Feb. 25: Improving Memory, by Celisa                                                               Phillips. 2nd and 4th Fridays, 1:30–3 p.m.
discussion group with the goal of providing a         Optimize Living Daily                           1–3:30 p.m.                                           Bonner, LCSW, and Diana J. Goodwin,                                                                  Free
forum for people to meet and explore ideas for        Series with Michael Whalen, LMHC.               Fees apply; call for fees.                            MA, CCC-Speech/Language Pathologist             Audubon Society
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lynn Sumerson and Barbara Walker
living well even with challenges they may be            Second Thursday, 1 p.m.                       Fri., Jan. 18: Fun with Acrylics Workshop             Mar. 25: Prevention and Therapy for
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Second Friday, 1–2 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Trivia Challenge
experiencing.                                           Jan.: The Longevity Project                   Fri., Mar. 22: Still Life & Soft Pastels              Osteoporosis, by Carolyn Rickrode, PT                                                              George and Melanie Martin lead this fun
                                                        Feb.: The 5 “A’s” of Relationships            Workshop                                              Apr. 22: Testosterone Levels                      Jan. 11: Florida Sandhill Crane
   Second Tuesday, 1:30–3 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 “competition” about facts, dates, and culture.
                                                        Mar.: Difficult Conversations~                                                                                                                        Conservation
   Call 724-3070                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Exercise your brain with them!
                                                        Compassionate Communication                                                                                                                           Feb. 8: Big Birds for Beginners
   Free                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Call for dates and times.
                                                        Apr.: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction    on Sumi-E, Chinese brush painting.                      Fourth Wednesday; noon–1 p.m.                     Mar. 8: Amazing Ospreys
                                                        Call 742-8297 for information.                Fri., Apr. 19; 1–3:30 p.m.                            Jan. 23 at Countryside Library: Shingles,         Apr. 12: Garden Birds Big and Small
                                                        Free                                          Fees apply; call for fees.                            by Dr. Cynthia Miller

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                    Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration – Mon., Jan. 21, 7:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                                      Downtown Events
                                   Adults $4, Children 10 & under $2                                                                                                          Blast Fridays
                                   at the North Greenwood Recreation Center followed by a 10 a.m.
                                   march from the Recreation Center to Coachman Park.
                                                                                                                                                                            BLAST Friday is a monthly street festival on the last Friday of each month.
                                                                                                                                                                            It features live music, a variety of vendors, as well as food, beer, wine and
                    Cleveland Street District 2013 Blues Walk – Fri., Feb. 15
                                                                                                                                                                            non-alcoholic beverages. District restaurants are open during BLAST Fridays
                                                                                                                                            with outdoor dining available on beautiful Cleveland Street.
                                  Begin your Sea-Blues weekend with a blast, and come see what Cleveland Street has to offer.

                                  Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival – Sat., Feb. 16 – Sun., Feb. 17                                                                                                   Every Friday
                                                                                                                                                       Jan. 25, Feb. 22, Mar. 29, Apr. 26
                                  Free general admission. Reserved seating packages will be available at
                                  Enjoy the seventh annual Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival for two seafood and blues filled days.
                                  Loomis. On Sunday, the party continues with Coco Montoya, Ruthie Foster, Moreland &                                                                    BLAST Friday is managed by Ruth Eckerd Hall.
                                  Arbuckle, Trampled Under Foot, and more.                                                                                                              Go to for more information.

                    USF Softball Series

                                                                                                                                      Farmer’s Market

                                                                                                               Free two-hour parking at Garden Avenue Garage with ticket validation.
                                  Clearwater welcomes college athletes, coaches, sponsors, and spectators to some
                                  of the largest NCAA Division I softball tournaments. Competing in these                             See Market Manager. The event is stroller, bike and handicap accessible.
                                  tournaments is an accomplishment for all the teams. Presented by                                                Visit website for market’s special event listing.
                                  Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater Sports Commission and the City of Clearwater.                                        

                    Egg Hunt – Fri., Mar. 29 – 6 p.m.                                                                                       Every Wednesday on Cleveland Street
                                  Several age appropriate hunts. Free events for all ages including adults.

                                  Eggstravaganza and Open House – Sat., Mar. 30, 9–11:30 a.m.
                                  Countryside Recreation Center, 2640 Sabal Springs Dr.
                                  Free event. Egg hunt, vendors, touch-a-truck, and games.
                                  Call 669-1914 for egg hunt start times.
                    Athleta Iron Girl Clearwater – Sun., Apr. 14, 7 a.m. 1/2 Marathon, 7:30 a.m. 5K

                                  performance shirts sized for women, professional timing, personalized race bibs,
                                  new custom finisher medals specific to the event, Iron Girl jewelry age group awards,
                                  on-demand results station, post-race giveaways and much more.

                    Fun ‘n Sun Festival – Fri., Apr. 19 – Sun., Apr. 28

                                  This annual festival features a variety of events for both residents and visitors.
                                  Visit for the full schedule of events and details.

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                                                                                                                              Farmers Market

                                                                                                                              The Downtown Farmers Market
                                                                                                                              continues to operate every
                                                                                                                              Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
                                                                                                                              in the 500 and 600 blocks of
                                                                                                                              Cleveland Street. Farm fresh
                                                                                                                              produce, cheeses, fresh baked goods,
                                                                                                                              cut flowers and more continue to
                                                                                                                              be available. For more information,

     Gateway Farmers                        Traffic Calming Project Coming to                                                                                         Sid Lickton Ballfield Complex
     Market Opens                           the Hillcrest/Brookhill Neighborhood                                                                                     Renovations Underway

     The new Clearwater Gateway             At the request of many neighborhood residents, traffic calming will soon                                                   The Sid Lickton Ballfield Complex         Little League complex will have to
     Farmers Market features fresh          bring a reduction in speeding and aggressive driving behavior in the Hillcrest                                           and Fred Conoyer Center located          be used during that construction. It
     produce from regional and local                                                                                                                                 on Saturn Avenue have been used          makes sense to do the renovations
     farmers, prepared foods, crafts, and   mid-size roundabouts, five mini-roundabouts, nine oval medians, along with                                                for more than 50 years by the            at the ballfields at the same time.
     artisan baked goods from around        landscaped bulb-outs and narrow medians throughout the project. Other                                                    youth of Clearwater for Little           Plans to recycle and reuse many of
     Pinellas County. Browse among          renovations include replacing storm sewer pipes, landscaping, irrigation,                                                League baseball. Children and            the materials from the old complex
     colorful booths of purveyors,          and paving improvements. Traffic calming devices will be limited to                                                        grandchildren of those who played        are in place. This includes the fence,
     sample the delicious fare, and enjoy   neighborhood areas bound on the west by Missouri Avenue, on the north by                                                 on the fields in the 1950s and            clay, shell, dugout, lights, bleachers
     live music from around the world.      Lakeview Road, on the east by Hillcrest Avenue, and on the south by Belleair                                             1960s are in Little League now.          and site furnishings which are
     There’s a multicultural ambiance;      Road. Construction will begin January 2013 and continue through                                                          Some of those who are working on         now being stored. Construction
     open every Saturday at the corner of   May 2014. The project will cost about $2.5-million. To learn more, call                                                  the current renovations remember         began in November and will take
     Cleveland Street (1200 block) and      the City of Clearwater’s Engineering department at 562-4750.                                                             playing on the fields when they           approximately 12 to 18 months
     Missouri Avenue beginning Jan. 12                                                                                                                               were younger. Because the city’s         to complete. The city is working
     from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.                                                                                                                                           Utilities Department is working on       to alleviate inconveniences to the
                                                                                                                                                                     a project to remodel and increase        neighbors and to the youth of
                                                                                                                                                                     the capacity of water at Reverse         Clearwater as much as possible.
                                            Tampa Bay Buccaneers Field                                                                                               Osmosis Plant #1, a portion of the

                                            New multipurpose practice fields          “The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are
                                                                                                                                                                     15th Annual Celebrate Clearwater Neighboorhoods Day
                                            are being constructed in the North       committed to the development of
                                            Greenwood community, adjacent to         Central Florida youth through both                                              The 2013 Celebrate Clearwater Neighborhoods Day will be Saturday,
                                                                                     mind and body,” said Buccaneers                                                 April 13. If you are interested in holding a block party in your
                                            be known as Tampa Bay Buccaneers         Head Coach Greg Schiano.                                                        neighborhood, start planning today. Parties are scheduled between
                                            Field and will be ready prior to         “The team proudly promotes the                                                  10 a.m. and 10 p.m. During those hours, the Mayor, Councilmembers,
                                            the Greenwood Panthers football          importance of physical fitness, and                                              City Management and staff visit the parties and speak with residents.
                                            season which begins in June 2013.        it is our hope that this football field                                          Each year, 20 to 30 neighborhoods have participated. Since the event began,
                                            The field is sponsored through            will provide the community’s youth                                              more than 12,000 residents have attended the parties. If you are interested
                                            funding provided by the Tampa Bay        with a place to enjoy athletics in a                                            in hosting a party on April 13, call 562-4554 or send an email to
                                            Buccaneers and Clearwater                safer, more structured environment                                     You will be eligible to receive a block party kit
                                            for Youth.                               for years to come.”                                                             with flyers that can be used as invitations, decorations, and planning information.

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                                                                                                                 Kiss Your Worries Goodbye:             The Book Group @                      Yoga
       Library Hours                                                                                             Worry Dolls Take Your                  Countryside Library                   Thursday, Jan. 10, Feb. 14,
                                                                                                                 Worries Away                           Thursdays, Jan. 17, Feb. 21,          March 14, April 11, 3 p.m.
                                                                                                                 Saturday, March 9, 2 p.m.              March 21, April 18, 2:30 p.m.         Practice Hatha Yoga with Luz.
           Main Library                                                                                          Participate in a whimsical             Enjoy an interesting reading each     Wear comfortable clothing and
         100 N. Osceola Ave.                                                                                     workshop based on Guatemalan           month. Check @ The Library            bring a large towel.
                                                                                                                 Worry Dolls that are known to          for the title. Books available for
           Monday – Thursday,
                                                                                                                 solve your problems while you          checkout at the library.              ESOL Tutoring
            10 a.m. – 7 p.m.                                                                                     sleep.
            Friday – Sunday,                                                                                                                                                                  Mondays, 4 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                        Tim Dorsey Book Signing               Literacy tutors and students practice
             noon – 5 p.m.                                                                                       Are You Tired?                         Sunday, Jan. 27, 2 p.m.               conversational English.
                                                                                                                 It Could Be In Your Blood              Meet author Tim Dorsey who will
                                                                                                                 Wednesday, March 27, noon              be talking about his new book,        A Stitch In Time
         Countryside Library                                              Countryside                            Enjoy the bi-monthly partner series    Riptide Ultraglide. Copies of the
                                    Adult Programs                                                               with Mease Countryside. Dr.Yan         book and other merchandise for his
                                                                                                                                                                                              Fridays, 2 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Come to weekly get-togethers to
           2741 S.R. 580                                                  Computer Help                          will discuss fatigue causes and        main character, Serge Storms, will
          Monday – Thursday,                                                                                                                                                                  create items to donate for those in
                                  Beach                                   Thursdays, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                 treatment methods.                     be available.                         need.
             10 a.m. – 7p.m.
                                                                          Sundays, noon to 2 p.m.
                 Friday,          Drop-in Computer Training               Meet with our computer techs                                                  East                                  Mystery Readers Club
                  Closed          Mondays, 1 to 3 p.m.                    in the library for assistance using
          Saturday and Sunday,                                                                                                                          Computer Help                         Tuesday, Jan. 15, Feb. 19,
                                  Computer help available with Ray        e-readers, computers, or the                                                                                        March 19, April 16, noon
              noon – 5 p.m.       Pedersen, former IBM employee.          Internet. You can use our laptops or                                          Tuesdays, 2 to 5 p.m.                 Join the Mystery Readers Club in a
                                  Laptops provided or bring your          bring your own.                                                               Meet with the computer tech           lively discussion on books covering
                                  own.                                                                                                                  for assistance using e-readers,       the theme for the month.
             East Library                                                 Your Health Is Your Wealth               g
                                                                                                                 Big Screen Biographies                 computers, or the Internet. You can
            2251 Drew St.         Writers Support Group                   Tuesday. Jan. 22, 2 p.m.               Wednesdays, 2 p.m.                     use the library’s laptops or bring    PTEC Information Session
           Monday – Thursday,     First and third Wednesdays, 1 p.m.      Presented by Pamela Seefeld, R.Ph.,    Weekly films on the most                your own.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Wednesday, March 6, 5 p.m.
             10 a.m. – 7 p.m.     Local journalist Anne Garris offers      Clinical Alternative Pharmacist        influential people in history.                                                Join Cecile Directo from Pinellas
           Friday and Saturday,   help and encouragement for novice                                              Jan. 9 – Salvador Dali                 Modeling Workshop
                                                                                                                                                                                              Technical Education Centers
              noon – 5 p.m.       and seasoned writers.                   Shingles:                              Jan. 16 –                              Saturday, Jan. 12, noon               to learn about adult education
                 Sunday,                                                  Causes and Treatments                  Jan. 23 –                              Ro Martinez will discuss breaking     programs, financial aid and the
                  Closed          Clearwater Beach                        Wednesday, Jan. 23, noon               Jan. 30 –                              into the modeling business and        admissions process.
                                  Shell Crafters Club                     Learn about the treatment and          Feb. 6 – Harry Houdini                 how to avoid the pitfalls of the
                                                                                                                 Feb. 13 –
                                  Second and fourth Thursdays,            prevention of shingles, including
                                                                                                                 Feb. 20 – Pearl Fryar
                                                                                                                                                        business.                             Main
                                  1 to 3 p.m.                             a vaccine that protects adults who
            Beach Library         Create craft art from your seashells.   may be at risk from Dr. Cynthia        Feb. 27 – Bill Cosby                   Three One-Act Plays                   The Intrepid Pacific
                                                                          Miller.                                March 6 –                                                                    Travel Program
           69 Bay Esplanade       Call Sara Henkel 447-5882.                                                                                            Thursday, Jan. 17, 5:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                 March 13 –
            Monday – Friday,                                                                                     March 20 – Sacagawea                   The One-Act Players Association       Monday, Jan. 7, 3 to 4 p.m.
                                  Rita Fabula Cooking Class               Our Sun with NASA                                                             invites you to enjoy three original   Travel writer Terry Ward explores
             1 p.m. – 5 p.m.                                                                                     March 27 –
          Saturday and Sunday,    Tuesday, Jan. 15, 1:30 p.m.             Saturday, Feb. 9, 2 p.m.               April 3 –                              one-act plays.                        travel adventure through the
                 Closed                                                                                          April 10 – The Three Stooges                                                 islands of the South Pacific. A
                                  Make It Look Like You Spent All         international award-winning            April 17 – Anne Frank                  Journaling with Linda Burhans         world adventurer, she writes for
                                  Day Making Baguettes, Cinnamon          astrophysicist and former              April 24 – Charlie Sheen               Wednesdays, Jan. 30, Feb. 27,         the Washington Post, the
                                  Rolls, Savory and Sweet Breads          consultant to NASA, for a unique                                              March 27, 2 p.m.                      Times and The Travel Channel.
      North Greenwood Library                                             look at the sun.                       25 Things                              Join Linda Burhans to discover
                                  Rita Fabula Cooking Class                                                      You Didn’t Know About                  creative ways to keep a personal      Entrepreneurship Tech Summit:
        905 N. MLK Jr. Ave.                                               Join Nan Colton as                                                                                                  Blogging for Business
                                  Tuesday, Feb. 12, 1:30 p.m.                                                    Ireland and Saint Patrick              journal.
          Monday – Thursday,                                              Agatha Christie
             10 a.m.– 7 p.m.      One Pan Quick Sauce – Let’s                                                    Thursday, March 14, 2:30 p.m.                                                Computer Lab 3rd Floor
                                  Get Saucy with Rita: Featuring          Thursday, Feb. 14, 2:30 p.m.           Join local author Ann O’Farrell        Writers Workshop                      Reference Dept., 4 to 6 p.m.
                 Friday,                                                                                                                                                                      Jan. 14, Feb. 11:
                                  Filet Mignon with Rich Creamy           Countryside Library warmly             (Norah’s Children) for this            Saturday, Feb. 9, noon
              noon – 5 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                   Learn how to make a free website
                                  Marsala Sauce and Pork Tenderloin       welcomes Agatha Christie to the        St. Patrick’s Day special, and learn   Ro Martinez will discuss the
          Saturday and Sunday,    with Sundried Tomato Sauce and          Library. Join in a discussion of her                                                                                for your business on WordPress.
                                                                                                                 little-known facts about Ireland,      process of publishing a book.
                  Closed          Seasonal Mushrooms                      life, her writing and more.            St. Patrick and the holiday.                                                 Mar. 11: Tech Wrap-up. Refine your
                                                                                                                                                                                              social media skills.

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     Computer Help                           Echoes O’ the Emerald Isle               Thursday Afternoon                     East                                     Teen Poetry Contest                        Hot Topics
     Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.                  Wednesday, March 13, 3 to                @ the Movies:                                                                   (all branches)                             Wednesday, April 17. 4:30 to
     Meet with computer techs                4:30 p.m.                                Thursday, Jan. 3, Feb. 7,              Create your own READ Poster              Submit one original poem to any            5:45 p.m.
     for assistance using e-readers,         Irishman Batt Burns returns to           March 7, April 4, 2 to 4 p.m. Enjoy    Thursday, Feb. 28, 4 to 6 p.m.           Clearwater library branch by               Participate in a lively discussion on
     computers, or the Internet. You can     celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with         an afternoon movie. Adults only.       Grab your favorite book and smile        March 31. There will be a first and         the issues facing teens today.
     use the library’s laptops or bring      traditional stories, folklore,                                                  big. For one week you’ll have the        second place winner for both middle
     your own. No registration required      anecdotes, readings of Irish poetry,     Films on the Bluff                     chance to visit one of the Clearwater    and high school. Visit myclearwater.
                                             bits of Irish history, and Irish music   2nd Tuesday at 2 p.m.                  libraries and become a READing           com/spl/teens/contests.asp for rules and
     Astronomy for Everyone:                 played on the Concertina.                                                       Star. Your poster will be displayed at   entry forms. To enter electronically,        Youth Programs
     Size & Scale of the Universe                                                                                            your library. Everyone gets a prize.     fill out an entry form and e-mail it,
                                             Bollywood Moves                            Teen Programs                                                                 along with your poem, to
     Tuesday, Jan. 22, 6 p.m.
                                                                                                                             Lego Robotics Talent Show                  Countryside
                                             Monday, March 4, 11, 18, 25;
     and NASA consultant, will present       noon to 1 p.m.                           Countryside                            Saturday, March 9, 2 p.m.                                                           Kiss Your Worries Goodbye
                                                                                                                                                                      Club Steampunk
     a space program with incredible         Fun and fitness dance class for                                                  Celebrate Teen Tech Week by                                                         – Worry Dolls Take Your
     footage and hands-on indoor                                                      Homework Help                          demonstrating what you can create        Sunday, Jan. 13, 3 p.m.                    Worries Away
     activities. Following the formal                                                 Wednesdays, 3 to 5 p.m. and            using Lego Robotics or just watch        Design gear, gadgets, and gizmos
                                                                                                                                                                      that combine the past with the             Saturday, March 9, 2 p.m.
     presentation, everyone can go to                                                 Sundays, noon to 2 p.m.                and see what your peers create. Call
                                                                                                                                                                      future.                                    Enjoy a whimsical workshop based
     the library rooftop to view celestial                                            Teen volunteers available to help      the library for more info.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 on Guatemalan Worry Dolls,
     objects in the night sky through                                                 elementary and middle school age                                                                                           known to solve problems while you
     a powerful handcrafted telescope.                                                students with their homework.          SPC Teen Talk                            Anti-Valentine’s Celebration
                                             Book Lover’s Bi tro
                                                       ’ Bistro                                                                                                                                                  sleep.
     Look for Jupiter and its moons,                                                                                         Saturday, March 30, 2:30 p.m.            Sunday, Feb. 10, 2:30 p.m.
     constellations, and mountains and       First Tuesday of each month, noon.       Research Skills - Ya Need ‘Em          Please join Josef Cigoi, recruiter       Wear black and un-celebrate with           Yoga for Little Ones
     craters on Earth’s moon.                to 1:30 p.m.                             Saturday, Jan. 12, 2 p.m.              for St. Petersburg College, to learn     crafts, games, and un-love songs.
                                             Book discussion group meets over                                                                                                                                    Tuesdays, Jan. 8, Feb. 5, March 5,
                                                                                      Information literacy is a skill all    major aspects of college, such as,
     Catch the Social                        lunch to discuss past best sellers       students need in today’s tech world.   financial aid, academic programs,         Create your own READ Poster                10:30 a.m.
     Marketing Wave for Your                 and popular titles. Call 562-4970,       Learn how to evaluate sources and      admissions, etc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Babies and toddlers, (and parents)
     Business Part 3                                                                                                                                                  Monday, Feb. 25, 3 to 5 p.m.               have fun with Lucky Cat Yoga.
                                             ext. 5284 for more information and       Internet sites and access primary                                               Grab your favorite book and smile
     Monday, Feb. 4, 4 p.m.                  discussion titles.                       information on the Internet.           Bright Futures and Beyond                big. For one week you’ll have the          Signing for Little Ones
     Dr. Amy Sauers returns for this                                                                                         Saturday, April 20, 2:30 p.m.            chance to be a READing Star. Your
     popular series, part of Boot Camp 4     Circulo de Lectura                       Our Sun with NASA                      Brooke Pair, the financial aid            poster will be displayed at your           Tuesday, Jan. 15, Feb. 12, March
     Entrepreneurs. She will also discuss    Fourth Wednesday of each month,          consultant Dr. Kevin Manning           counselor for Pinellas County            library. Everyone gets a prize.            12, 10:30 a.m.
     Sales for Startups.                     1 p.m. to 2 p.m.                                                                                                                                                    Babies and toddlers sing and sign
                                                                                      Saturday, Feb. 9, 2 p.m.               Schools, will share ways to secure
                                             Spanish language book discussion                                                                                         Teen Poetry Slam                           ASL - great for enhancing early
                                                                                                                             money for your college education.
     The Boys of Spring –                    group. Call 562-4970 ext. 5284           international award-winning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 communication skills.
     Spring Training Baseball                                                                                                                                         Wednesday, April 10, 3:30 p.m.
                                             for titles.                              astrophysicist and former consultant   Teen Volunteer Orientation               Open mic night. Read your original         You and Me
     and the Bay Area                                                                 to NASA, for a unique look at the
                                             Art on the Bluff (Carnegie                                                      Saturday, May 18, 2 p.m.                 poems or sing an original song.            and Music Together
     Monday, Feb. 25, 3 to 4 p.m.                                                     sun.                                   High School students needing             Refreshments will be served.
     Ross Lamoreaux from the Tampa           and Osceola Galleries)                                                          volunteer hours must attend this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Tuesdays, Jan. 22, Feb. 19,
     Bay History Center will talk about      Surface Design Guild/Art Cloth           Create your own READ Poster            orientation if they wish to volunteer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 March 19, 10:30 a.m.
     the history of spring training in the   Alliance – through Feb. 26; March                                                                                                                                   Music for babies and toddlers.
                                                                                      Wednesday, Feb. 27, 3 to 5 p.m.        over the summer.
     Tampa Bay area. Vintage photos          Youth Arts Exhibit – March 1             Grab your favorite book and smile
     and a turn of the century baseball      through March 31; Pinellas Arts          big. For one week you’ll have the      Main                                     North Greenwood                            Little Ones Music and Stories
     uniform will complement the             Teachers – begins April 1.               chance to be a READing Star. Your                                                                                          Thursdays, Jan. 17, Feb. 21,
     program.                                                                                                                Winter Art Showcase                      Teen Club
                                                                                      poster will be displayed at your                                                                                           March 21, April 18, 10:30 a.m.
                                                                                      library. Everyone gets a prize.        (all branches)                           Wednesdays, Jan. 2, Feb. 6,                Join Mr. David for exciting stories,
     Juniper Trio Presents: Celtic           North Greenwood                                                                 Submit one piece of original two-
                                                                                                                                                                      March 6, April 3, 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.        fun songs, movement and dance,
     and Alternative Folk Music                                                       Hack the SAT                                                                    Enjoy gaming, music and more with          and an introduction to very basic
                                             Computer Help                                                                   dimensional art to any Clearwater
     Monday, March 4, 3 to 4 p.m.                                                                                                                                     other teens who share your interests.      musical building blocks.
                                                                                      Sunday, March 3, 2 p.m.                Library Branch by Jan. 25. All art
     Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with        Mondays, 4 to 6 p.m.                     Author and SAT tutor Eliot             will be showcased at the Clearwater
     Juniper Trio, as they host their first   Meet with computer techs                                                        Main Library Gallery from Feb. 1
                                                                                                                                                                      Black History Month                        Return of Baby Brain
                                                                                      Schrefer shares hints on improving                                              Challenge
     concert at the library with Celtic      for assistance using e-readers,          SAT scores. Eliot graduated from       to 22. One person will win a grand                                                  Tuesday, April 2, 10:30 a.m.
     and alternative folk music. Juniper     computers, or the Internet. You can      Countryside High School, Harvard       prize by random selection. For           Wednesday, Feb. 20, 4:30 p.m.              Practice the power of play with
     weaves a tight tapestry of haunting     use the library’s laptops or bring       University, and currently resides in                                            Honor notable African Americans            YourSmartBrain teacher Sarah
     melodies and lush harmonies.            your own. No registration required.      New York City.                         available at all branches.               with a trivia challenge and prizes.        Caughell.

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     Baby Book Club                           Doggone Reading Fun                      Día de los Niños/                          Little Ones Music & Stories              Viva Florida 500 Trivia Trail
     Tuesday, April 9, 10:30 a.m.             Mondays, Jan. 7, Feb. 4, March 18,
                                                                                       Día de los Libros -                        Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m., Jan. 15;
                                                                                                                                                                           Follow a Florida Trivia Trail through
     Bring a favorite book to recommend       April 15, 4:30 p.m.
                                                                                       Children Day/ Books Day                    Feb. 5, 19; March 5, 19; April 2,
                                                                                                                                                                           the Youth Department and gather
                                                                                                                                                                           clues for a prize. Trail is open the
     for the under three crowd and one        Paws for Friendship, Inc. will           Saturday, May 4, 2 p.m.                    16.
                                                                                                                                                                           entire month of March. Stop at
     for yourself. Share the gift of good     bring trained therapy dogs to the        The East Library celebrates this           (Ages 12 to 36 months) A program
                                                                                                                                                                           the Youth Services Desk for more
     reading.                                 library for pre-registered 20-minute     wonderful event to honor childhood         designed for toddlers, filled with
                                              reading sessions. Reluctant readers,     and literature. Read, sing and make        music, movement, exciting stories,
     PreSchool Place/After Hours              or children who might not enjoy          crafts with the whole family to honor      and music education.
                                                                                                                                                                           Down to Earth
     Book Club                                reading aloud, are often eager to        different cultures and languages.                                                                                            Valentine’s Day Party
                                                                                                                                                                           Family Fun Day                          Wednesday, Feb. 13, 3 p.m.
     Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.
                                              read in the presence of an adoring                                                  Bright Minds                             Saturday, April 20, 1 p.m.              Valentine’s Day Crafts and goodies
     Traditional pre-school storytime
                                              and nonjudgmental pup. Call to           Main                                       Preschool Storytime                      Enjoy environmental fun at this
                                              reserve a session.
     followed by the After Hours Book                                                                                             Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., Jan. 9, 16,      open house featuring interactive
     Club for older participants. Stories                                              Winter Art Showcase                        23, 30; Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27; March 6,     stations, crafts from recycled          North Greenwood
     and crafts.                                                                       (all branches)                             13, 20; April 3, 10, 17, 24.             materials, games, earth-friendly        DIY Crafts
                                              Lego Club                                Submit one piece of original two-          (Ages three to six) Children and         presentations, and giveaways.
     Homework Help                                                                     dimensional art to any Clearwater          caregivers will enjoy participating                                              Wednesday, Jan. 30, 4:30 to 6 p.m.
                                                               2, Feb 9, Mar. 9,
                                              Saturdays, Jan. 12, Feb. 9, Mar. 9,      Library branch by Jan. 25. All art will    in age appropriate literacy activities   Captain Underpants Party                Make a crafty masterpiece in a fun
     Wednesdays, 3 to 5 p.m. and              Apr. 13                                                                                                                                                              atmosphere.
     Sundays, noon to 2 p.m.                                                           be showcased at the Clearwater Main        including stories, songs, and a craft.   Monday, April 29, 2 p.m.
                                              Use library Legos or bring your own.     Library Gallery from Feb. 1 to 22.         Younger siblings welcome.                Ages six to eleven. Registration
     Teen Volunteers available to help                                                                                                                                                                             Reading Rules Poster Project
     elementary and middle school-age                                                  One person will win a grand prize by                                                required. A program for fans of the
                                              Second Annual                            random selection. Open to students         Discovery Stations                       superhero, Captain Underpants,
     students with their homework.            Strawberry Festival                                                                                                                                                  Tuesday, Feb. 26, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                  Thursdays, 10:30 a.m., Jan. 10, 24;      featured in the books by Dav Pilkey.    Show your love for reading and art
     East                                     Saturday, Feb. 16, 2 p.m.                available at all branches.                 Feb. 7, 21; March 7, 21; April 4,        Look forward to games, crafts,
                                                                                                                                                                           snacks and other super activities.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   with a cool poster design. For grades
                                              Celebrate February and Florida                                                      18.
     Homework Help                            Strawberry Month through crafts,         Doggone Reading Fun                        Children will experience hands-on
                                              games, and snacks.                                                                  fun while exploring, playing, and
     Wednesdays, 3 to 5 p.m.                                                           Third Saturdays, noon, Jan. 19,
     (No Homework Help during Spring                                                                                              learning at activity centers using
                                              Create your own READ Poster              Feb. 16, March 16, April 20.
                                                                                                                                  manipulatives and art materials.
     Break.) Bright Futures Scholars are                                               Paws for Friendship Inc. will bring
     available to tutor elementary school     Thursday, Feb. 28, 4 to 6 p.m.                                                      Adult participation required.
                                                                                       trained therapy dogs to the library
     children in various subjects.            Grab your favorite book and smile        for pre-registered 20-minute reading
                                                                                                                                  Family Storytime
                                              big. For one week you’ll have the        sessions. Reluctant readers, or children   Mondays, 5:30 p.m., Jan. 7, 14, 28;
     Mother Goose on the Loose                chance to visit one of the Clearwater    who might not enjoy reading aloud,         Feb. 4, 11, 25; March 4, 11, 18,
                                              libraries and become a READing           are often eager to read in the presence    April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
     Thursdays, 11 a.m.                       Star. Have your picture taken, make
     (No storytime Jan. 3)                                                             of an adoring and nonjudgmental            Story time for the whole family.
                                              a poster out of it and display it at     pup. Call to reserve a session for your    Children of all ages; come and bring
     Infants and toddlers (ages up to         your library. Everyone gets a prize.
     three years and their caregivers) have                                            young reader.                              your favorite adults for stories,
     fun with traditional nursery rhymes                                                                                          music and themed crafts.
                                              Night of Tales                           Let’s Go, Baby-o!
     and songs during this multi-sensory,     (Noche de Cuentos)
     early literacy program.                                                           Mondays, 10:30 a.m., Jan. 7, 14, 28;
                                                                                                                                  Celebrate Birds and Owls
                                              Saturday, March 23, 2 p.m.                                                          Saturday, Jan. 5, 2 p.m.
                                                                                       Feb. 4, 11, 25; March 4, 11, 18;
     Viva Saturdays!                          Join special guest storyteller Windell                                              Jan. 5 is National Bird Day. Enjoy
                                                                                       April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.
                                              Campbell for an hour of captivating                                                 crafts and fun as Moccasin Lake
     Saturdays, noon. (No storytime on                                                 (Ages up to 18 months) A gentle and
                                              tales for the whole family.                                                         Park’s Roving Naturalist visits to
     Jan. 5, Jan. 12, March 23).                                                       fun introduction to literacy through
                                                                                                                                  explain the world of birds and owls.
     Share stories in English and Spanish                                              stories, songs and finger plays. Please
                                              Teddy Bears on Parade                    bring a blanket for baby to sit on.
                                                                                                                                  Suitable for children of all ages.
     with the whole family while making
     some themed crafts.                      Saturday, April 6, 2 p.m.                Stay for play and social time after the
                                                                                                                                  Create your own READ Poster
                                              Bring your favorite teddy bear for
     Bilingual Homework Help                  the special Saturday edition of                                                     Monday, Feb. 25, 3 to 5 p.m.
     Tuesdays, 4 to 6 p.m. (No                Mother Goose on the Loose. Infants       Jump, Jive & Jam                           Grab your favorite book and smile
     Homework Help Jan. 1, Jan.8, and         and toddlers (ages up to three years                                                big. For one week you’ll have the
                                                                                       Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m., Jan. 8, 22; Feb.
     March 26.)                               and their caregivers) have fun with                                                 chance to be a READing Star. Your
                                                                                       12, 26; March 12.
     Bilingual homework help for kids in      traditional nursery rhymes and                                                      poster will be displayed at your
                                                                                       (Ages three to six) A specialized dance-
     elementary and middle school.            songs during this multi-sensory,                                                    library. Everyone gets a prize.
                                                                                       based fitness class for children.
                                              early literacy program.

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Volunteer                                                                                                                                                                                                                      My Clearwater
Dolphin Docents                                                                                                                                                                                                        Citizen’s Guide

        n August 2012, the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce and the                                                                                                                                                  All numbers are area code 727
        City of Clearwater sponsored the ‘Clearwater Dolphins: Pod at Pier 60’                                                                                                                                                unless otherwise indicated.

        project which was created to showcase Clearwater during the Republican                                                                                                                                        Aging Well Center                 724-3070
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Aging, Office on           793-2339, ext. 244
        National Convention. The exhibition displayed 50 dolphins at Pier 60
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Animal Services                   582-2600
        Park on Clearwater Beach sponsored by local businesses, organizations,                                                                                                                                        Auto Tags                         464-7777
     and private citizens. Each dolphin was designed and decorated by local artists                                                                                                                                   Beach Safety/Lifeguards           462-6963
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Building Permits/
     that were selected through a Call to Artists jury process. The exhibition was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Business Tax Receipts           562-4567
     on display from Aug. 6 through Sept. 4.                                                                                                                                                                          C-VIEW TV                         562-4646
                                                                                                   Volunteer Warren LaFray                                                                                            City Clerk                        562-4090
     The City of Clearwater recruited volunteers to be ‘Dolphin Docents’ during
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      City Manager                      562-4040
     the exhibition. The docents helped keep the public from damaging the                                                                                                                                             Clearwater Airpark                443-3433
     dolphins, climbing on them, or dismantling them, by patrolling the length                     Upcoming                                                                                                           Code Compliance/
     of the exhibition, looking for damage and noting it accordingly. The many               Volunteer Opportunities                                                                                                    Community Response              562-4720
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Consumer Protection
                       volunteers enjoyed answering questions, telling people
                                                                                                   Clearwater                                                                                                           (Pinellas County)               464-6200
                          about Clearwater and taking photos of visitors with the                                                                                                                                     Customer Service                  562-4600
                                                                                                 Sea-Blues Festival                                                                                                   Driver Licenses,
                          dolphins. The volunteers signed up to work two-hour
                                                                                                      Feb. 16 & 17                                                                                                      Florida Division of         850-617-2000
                      shifts; many of them helped on multiple days.                                                                                                                                                   Economic Development              562-4220
                                                                                                     Coachman Park                                                                                                    Emergencies                            9-1-1
                    The City of Clearwater and the Clearwater Regional Chamber
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Engineering                       562-4747
            of Commerce are very thankful for all the volunteers who donated                      NFCA Division 1                                                                                                     Environmental Concerns            562-4742
          their time to be dolphin docents and watch over these wonderful works                    Leadoff Classic                                                                                                    Fire & Rescue                     562-4334
         of art. Their help was integral in making this project a success.
                                                                                                   Feb. 22, 23 & 24              Clearwater Celebrates Arbor Day                                                      Gas System
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sales                           562-4980
         To find out more about where the dolphins are now, visit                  Eddie C. Moore Complex           with Free Trees for Residents                                                          Service & Repair     562-4900, ext. 7419
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Housing                           562-4030
          ClearwatersDolphins. For more information about volunteering with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Human Resources/
             the City of Clearwater Parks and Recreation Department, call                           USF Series                                                                                                          Employment                      562-4870

              562-4803 or email                                                                          he City of Clearwater will celebrate Arbor Day Saturday, April 27,
                                                                                               Softball Tournaments                                                                                                   Human Rights
                                                                                                                                           from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Public Utilities Complex, 1650 N.             (Pinellas County)                464-4888
                                                                                                    March 1, 2 & 3
Ambassadors of the Enterprise Dog Park                                                             March 8, 9 & 10
                                                                                                                                           Arcturas, with a ceremony and tree giveaway. The Florida Division          Library (System)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mayor’s Office

                                                                                                                                           of Forestry will present the prestigious Tree City USA flag to              /City Council                     562-4050
                                                                                                  March 15, 16 & 17                        Clearwater for the 31st consecutive year.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Marina                            462-6954
              he City of Clearwater Parks and Recreation Department is                          Eddie C. Moore Complex                                                                                                Neighborhood Services             562-4554
              looking for dog park users that are interested in being members                                                    After the 9 a.m. ceremony, City of Clearwater residents will be eligible             Official Records &
              of the new Ambassadors of the Enterprise Dog Park group.
                                                                     roup.                           WildSplash                  to receive two free trees per household. Trees available include live oak,             Legislative Services            562-4090
                                                                                                                                 American elm, red cedar, bald cypress, southern magnolia, red maple, slash           Parking System                    562-4704
               The group will be an all-volunteer organization                                          March 9                                                                                                       Parking Tickets               866-353-7137
                                                                                                                                 pines, Walters viburnum, and three colors of crape myrtles. There will be            Parks & Recreation                562-4800
               comprised of Enterprise Dog Park users who are                                        Coachman Park
                                                                                                                                 2,100 trees given away on a first-come, first-served basis. Each tree will be          Pier 60                           462-6466
     interested in helping to remind others of the park rules, keeping
                                                                                                Visit          in a three-gallon tub. Proof of Clearwater residency is required and can be          Pinellas County Information       464-3000
     the park cleaned up, planning and participating in fundraising                                                                                                                                                   Planning & Development            562-4579
                                                                                                parksvolunteer and sign          established by presenting a voter’s registration card, a Florida driver license or
     efforts, and attending ambassadors group meetings.                                                                                                                                                                Police (Non-emergency)            562-4242
                                                                                               up to receive emails about        a recent utility bill. City staff will answer questions relating to maintaining       Public Communications             562-4682
     Enterprise Dog Park is located at 2671 Enterprise Road.
                                                                                                 upcoming volunteer              and watering the new trees.                                                          Public Utilities                  562-4950
     If you are interested in being a member, call 562-4803                                                                                                                                                           Sailing Center                    517-7776
                                                                                                     opportunities.              Tree City USA is a national program sponsored by the National Arbor                  Social Services Information            2-1-1
     or email
                                                                                                                                 Day Foundation and administered in Florida by the Division of Forestry.              Solid Waste
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (Garbage)/Recycling               562-4920
                                                                                                                                 To qualify for Tree City USA status, a city must meet certain criteria:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Traffic & Transit Information           5-1-1
               Clearwater City Council meetings are open to the public and are held in Council Chambers at City Hall.            establishment of an advisory board; enactment of a municipal tree ordinance;         Senior Helpline               800-861-8111
               If you’re unable to attend, you can view meetings live on C-VIEW TV or by logging onto and       celebration of Arbor Day annually; and maintenance of a community                    Utilities/Water/
               clicking on the “live meeting” link. The meetings are also replayed on C-VIEW and are archived on the streaming   forestry program with an annual budget of at least $2 per capita.                      Sewer/Reclaimed Water           562-4960
               video link for you to watch at your convenience. Upcoming meetings are: Jan. 17; Feb. 7, 21; March 6, 21;                                                                                              Urban Forestry                    562-4828
                                                                                                                                 Clearwater meets all of these requirements.                                          Volunteering                      562-4803
               April 4,18. Meetings begin at 6 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Zoning                            562-4604
                                                                                                                                 For more information, call 462-6563, ext. 226.

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 All Games are at 1:05 p.m.                             March 9        Tampa Bay Rays
 February 23 Houston Astros                             March 12 Detroit Tigers
 February 25 Detroit Tigers                             March 14 Pittsburgh Pirates
 February 26 New York Yankees                           March 17 Baltimore Orioles
 February 28 Atlanta Braves                             March 19 New York Yankees
 March 3        Toronto Blue Jays                       March 22 Atlanta Braves
 March 5        Dominican Republic (WBC)                March 24 Boston Red Sox
 March 6        Washington Nationals                    March 26 Tampa Bay Rays
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