TODAY
    Monday Sep 25 - Oct 16 @ 7:15 AM
Monday Morning Coffee Meeting
Valrico FishHawk Chamber of Commerce
 
TODAY
    Monday Sep 25 - Sep 29 @ 8:00 AM
Book Fair
Shorecrest Preparatory School – Howdy Partners! It's time to saddle up and read at our Wild West Book Fair Sept 25 - 29 in the Student Activity Center. A cowpoke needs proper attire! Dr. Bianco has given Lower School permission to wear a cowboy hat or bandanna ONLY on Monday, September 25, the first day of Book Fair. We will have an After School Book Fair PJ Party on Tuesday, September 26, 5:30pm - 7:30pm for Alpha- 1st Grade students. Look for your Evite Invitation this week. Space is limited. During Book Fair, each grade will have a mason jar representing them in the Student Activity Center. Each book purchased will earn your grade a "rattlesnake egg." The grade with the most "rattlesnake eggs" at the end of Book Fair week, will get a popsicle party. The winning grade will be announced at Town Meeting on Monday, October 2. We know many buckaroos love to pan for Gold! Look no further than Conference Day for your Golden Raffle Ticket. Parents will receive a Golden Raffle Ticket during their conference time. Bring the ticket to Book Fair on Wednesday, September 27 and purchase a book, fill out the ticket, and place it in the "boot." The raffle winners will be announced at Town Meeting on Monday, October 2. Lastly, we will have donation boxes set up to encourage Book Fair book donations to our Guardian ad Litem Holiday Gift Drive program. We will have pre-selected books available to make it easier for parents to help. Come lasso a great book or two at the Book Fair next week!
 
TODAY
    Monday Sep 25 - Sep 28 @ 8:00 AM
OSHA 510- Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Construction
University of South Florida OSHA Training Institute Education Center – ABIH: ABIH has previously awarded CM credit for this event. The current event contains 26 hours which can be claimed for CM credit. Rules and additional information for Event Providers is available at: http://www.abih.org/maintain-certification/cm-credit-education-events COURSE DESCRIPTION This course covers OSHA Standards, policies, and procedures in the construction industry. Topics include scope and application of the OSHA Construction Standards, construction safety and health principles, and special emphasis on those areas in construction which are most hazardous. Upon course completion students will have the ability to define construction terms found in the OSHA Construction Standards, identify hazards which occur in the construction industry, locate and determine appropriate OSHA Construction Standards, policies, and procedures, and describe the use of the OSHA Construction Standards and regulations to supplement an ongoing safety and health program. Minimum student contact hours: 26 Prerequisites: None OSHA’s 29 CFR 1926 Construction Industry Standard will be provided. COURSE OBJECTIVES Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to: • Select the appropriate OSHA standards that apply to a hazard • Identify elements of a successful construction safety program • Identify the more frequently cited OSHA standards • Implement an effective recordkeeping procedure. COURSE TOPICS • Introduction to OSHA • Safety programs • Recordkeeping • Hazard communication • Health hazards in Construction • Personal protective equipment • Fire protection and prevention • Materials handling • Tools – hand and power • Welding • Electrical • Scaffolding • Fall protection • Cranes and rigging • Motor vehicles • Excavation • Concrete construction • Steel erection • Underground construction • Demolition • Blasting • Stairways and ladders Cancellation Policy: Cancellation notification must be in writing (fax or email are acceptable) and received (not postmarked) 5 days prior to the start of the course. A cancellation fee equal to 25% will be assessed. Written cancellations received less than 5 working days prior to the event will be charged the cancellation fee plus the cost of the Manual and CFR. No-shows will be billed. Substitutes are welcome without penalty. Please allow up to 2-3 weeks for any refunds. The USF Office of Continuing Professional Development reserves the right to cancel this activity due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of such cancellation, only the registration fee will be returned to the registrant. The USF Office of Continuing Professional Development will not be responsible for travel expenses incurred by the participant in case of cancellation.
 
TODAY
    Monday Sep 25 - Sep 28 @ 8:00 AM
OSHA 501- Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for General Industry
University of South Florida OSHA Training Institute Education Center – General CEUs: 2.5 ABIH: ABIH has previously awarded CM credit for this event. The current event contains 26 hours which can be claimed for CM credit. Rules and additional information for Event Providers is available at: http://www.abih.org/maintain-certification/cm-credit-education-events PREREQUISITES Students must successfully complete the OSHA #511 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry and have five (5) years of safety and health work experience in general industry. A degree in occupational safety and health, a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) designation may be substituted for two (2) years of work related experience. Students should obtain guidance on whether they meet this requirement from the OSHA Training Institute Education Center where they intend to receive the training. Authorized OSHA General Industry Outreach Training Program trainers are required to attend OSHA #503 Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers at least once every four (4) years to maintain their trainer status. Please print this downloadable form and FAX to the OSHA Training Institute prior to the couse if you have doubts that prerequisites aren’t meet. You will have to attest to the fact that you meet these prerequisites when you sign in on the first day of class. - Prerequisite Verification Form REFUNDS WILL NOT BE ISSUED IF PREREQUISISTES ARE NOT MET! COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is designed for individuals interested in teaching the 10- and 30-hour general industry safety and health Outreach training program to their employees and other interested groups. Using the OSHA General Industry Standards as a guide, special emphasis is placed on those topics required in the 10- and 30-hour programs as well as those which are most hazardous. Students are briefed on effective instructional approaches and use of visual aids and handouts. This course allows the student to become a trainer in the OSHA Outreach Training Program, to conduct both 10- and 30-hour General Industry Outreach classes, and to issue cards to participants after verifying course completion. Students who wish to participate as authorized trainers in the OSHA Outreach Training Program must prepare a presentation on an assigned OSHA General Industry Outreach Training Program topic individually or as part of a group and successfully pass a written exam at the end of the course. Minimum student contact hours: 26 OSHA’s 29 CFR 1910 General Industry Standard (1900- 1910.999 and 1910.1000 to end) will be provided. Students will be asked to develop and present a 30-60 minute presentation during class time as part of the requirements to become an authorized trainer. To facilitate this, the use of a personal computer is welcomed into the course for the creating of the presentation. Authorized Trainers must possess both an active Trainer Card and certificate of course completion. To obtain these two credentials, the student trainer must pass (80%) both the performance test and the knowledge test in the #501 course. Students that do no pass the test the first time will be given one opportunity for a retest. The retest result is final. A Letter of Attendance will be issued to students that do not meet the criteria to become an Authorized Trainer. COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to: • Locate OSHA safety and health standards, policies, and procedures • Describe the use of OSHA standards and regulations to supplement an on-going safety and health program • Identify common violations of OSHA standards such as lockout/tagout, walking and working surfaces, hazardous materials, and welding • Describe how to conduct internal training on OSHA regulations and recordkeeping. COURSE TOPICS: The primary audience for this course are planners, public and private with current or potential responsibilities for hurricane planning, pre-storm preparation, evacuations, business shut-down and start-up and post-storm response operations. Others who may benefit from this course include: • Introduction to OSHA standards and hazard violation workshop • Overview of the OSH Act and 29 CFR 1903 • Citations and proposed penalties • Means of egress and fire protection • Personal protective equipment • Material handling • Electrical safety standards and work practices • Hazard communication • Introduction to industrial hygiene • Machine guarding, Lockout/tagout • Walking/working surfaces • OSHA recordkeeping • Ergonomics Cancellation Policy: Cancellation notification must be in writing (fax or email are acceptable) and received (not postmarked) 5 days prior to the start of the course. A cancellation fee equal to 25% will be assessed. Written cancellations received less than 5 working days prior to the event will be charged the cancellation fee plus the cost of the Manual and CFR. No-shows will be billed.Substitutes are welcome without penalty. Please allow up to 2-3 weeks for any refunds. The USF Office of Continuing Professional Development reserves the right to cancel this activity due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of such cancellation, only the registration fee will be returned to the registrant. The USF Office of Continuing Professional Development will not be responsible for travel expenses incurred by the participant in case of cancellation.
 
TODAY
    Monday Sep 25 - Sep 28 @ 8:00 AM
OSHA 2015 – Hazardous Materials
University of South Florida OSHA Training Institute Education Center – Tuition $700 General CEUs: 2.5| Times: 8:00 – 4:30 ABIH: ABIH has previously awarded CM credit for this event. The current event contains 26 hours which can be claimed for CM credit. Rules and additional information for Event Providers is available at: http://www.abih.org/maintain-certification/cm-credit-education-events COURSE DESCRIPTION This course covers OSHA General Industry Standards and other consensus and proprietary standards that relate to the use of hazardous materials. Course topics include flammable and combustible liquids, compressed gases, LP-gases, and cryogenic liquids. Related processes such as spraying and dipping, and use of electrical equipment in hazardous locations are also discussed. Upon course completion students will have the ability to assess compliance with OSHA hazardous materials standards, determine hazardous (classified) locations, and proper moving, storing, and handling of hazardous materials. Minimum student contact hours: 26 Prerequisites: None COURSE OBJECTIVES Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to: • Describe methods for detecting unsafe storage conditions for hazardous materials • Explain electrical factors that may contribute to the creation or abatement of hazardous conditions • Relate hazardous conditions and unsafe procedures to the appropriate standards for abatement action • Specify the necessary precautions for hazardous operations, such as the dispensing of flammable and combustible liquids • Describe proper abatement techniques for selected industrial hazards. COURSE TOPICS: • Flammable and combustible liquids • Compressed gases • LP-gas • Cryogenic liquids • Spraying and dipping processes • Electrical equipment • Process Safety Management • Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response • Permit-required confined space entry Cancellation Policy: Cancellation notification must be in writing (fax or email are acceptable) and received (not postmarked) 5 days prior to the start of the course. A cancellation fee equal to 25% will be assessed. Written cancellations received less than 5 working days prior to the event will be charged the cancellation fee plus the cost of the Manual and CFR. No-shows will be billed. Substitutes are welcome without penalty. Please allow up to 2-3 weeks for any refunds. The USF Office of Continuing Professional Development reserves the right to cancel this activity due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of such cancellation, only the registration fee will be returned to the registrant. The USF Office of Continuing Professional Development will not be responsible for travel expenses incurred by the participant in case of cancellation.
 
TODAY
    Monday Sep 25 - Sep 26 @ 8:00 AM
Women in Command
SEPSI – Women in Command is an energetic and interactive two day course conceived, constructed and taught by successful female law enforcement executives. Leadership is a combination of both innate talents and learned skillsets. This seminar examines those traits found in proven successful leaders and accomplished agencies. Being a female leader in a male dominated profession has its own distinctive set of issues. Over the two-days we will engage in lively discussions in an open forum populated by current and future women law enforcement leaders.
 
TODAY
    Monday Sep 25 @ 10:00 AM
Bowling for Scholarship: Homeschool Bowling league!
Ovations School for the Arts – Ovations School for the Arts and Ten Pin Lanes are proud to announce a Brand new Homeschool Bowling league that is not only outrageously fun but will also earn students money towards college scholarships! For a $25 one-time registration fee per student and $10 per week the student will receive 2-3 games plus shoes, bowling instruction, and earning money for post graduate studies! Come join us every Monday at 10am! You won't want to miss this opportunity! ??????
 
TODAY
    Monday Sep 25 @ 10:30 AM
Talk, Stay & Play
Growing Up – All ages welcome, free play, come and go as you need. Since some of you bigger kids will be in school this summer, it is still nice to have something to do with the little ones. If that's what you're looking for, then Talk, Stay, & Play is for you! Judgement free mom zone where the kiddo's can hang out and so can you! Come join us!
 
TODAY
    Monday Sep 25 @ 10:30 AM
Hillsborough County Rooftop Solar Buyer's Co-Op Launch
League of Women Voters of Hillsborough County – Reduced electric bills. Significant savings through the power of group discounts. Individual control of power costs. Increased home values. More jobs. Cleaner Air. Guidance every step of the way. There's never been a better time to go solar! The League of Women Voters of Hillsborough County is proud to partner with FL SUN and other partners to launch a local Solar Co-op. Join us for this launch meeting to learn more: -- What are the benefits of joining the co-op? -- How will the co-op operate? -- Who are the community partners supporting the co-op? -- What is the track record of other solar co-ops in Florida? -- How do I sign up for the co-op? FOR MORE INFORMATION & TO REGISTER: Contact RSVP@hclwv.org or (813) 649-4309
 
TODAY
    Monday Sep 25 @ 3:00 PM
Organize Your Business for Profitable Growth
USF CONNECT – Growing a business requires a vast array of skills and attributes such as critical thinking, talent management, tenacity, determination, etc. One skill that is consistently overlooked is organization. Spending time to get organized is often considered to be counterproductive and detrimental to the creative process necessary for an entrepreneur to be successful. This is far from the truth and this seminar will show you why. At the conclusion of this session you will understand: - How to establish the organizational mentality that is relevant for you to grow your business - How to apply organization design principles to grow your company - How to make your company organizationally effective
 
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    Monday Sep 25 @ 4:30 PM
Pre-Teen Yoga and Meditation 6 Week Series
Green Locus Yoga – Change is tough even for adults! As kids finish their time in elementary school and prepare to enter middle school, the tools learned in this class can provide balance and ease stress from the many changes ahead of them. Students will learn how to gradually develop a meditation practice and use pranayama techniques to reduce stress and anxiety. They will practice asanas and sun salutations to build strength, flexibility, and wellness and will be introduced to deep relaxation practices. This 6 weeks series will provide ideas and tools to ease anxiety and stress associated with the natural changes of entering their teen years. Mondays from 4:30-5:30pm.
 
TODAY
    Monday Sep 25 @ 5:00 PM
Tijuana Flats Spirit Night
Valrico Academy Eagles [Official] – Join us at Tijuana Flats for spirit night! Don't forget to tell them you are there with Varico Academy PTSO!
 
TODAY
    Monday Sep 25 @ 6:00 PM
Candidate Forum: City Council Districts 2, 4, and 6
City of St. Petersburg, Florida USA – Monday, September 25th: Council Candidates Candidate Forum: City Council Districts 2, 4, and 6 Location: St. Petersburg City Hall, 175 5th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 Event information: Doors open to public at 6:00 pm and the forum begins at 6:30 pm. These forums will be televised live on StPeteTV, the city’s government-access channel, which is available on Spectrum Channel 641, WOW! Channel 15, Frontier Channel 20, and on the city’s website, www.stpete.org. The forums will also be replayed on the channel and accessible through the city’s YouTube channel. Forums hosted by the City of St. Petersburg and moderated by LWVSPA.
 
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    Monday Sep 25 @ 6:00 PM
After-Hours Tour of Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration
The Contemporaries of the MFA St. Petersburg – Make sure to see Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration before it closes at the MFA on October 1! The Contemporaries are pleased to host an after-hours tour of Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration at the Museum of Fine Arts. Co-curators Katherine Pill and Robin O’Dell will be joined by exhibiting artists who will speak about the works selected for this exciting three-venue exhibition. A cash bar will be available. Free for members of The Contemporaries $10 for non-members of The Contemporaries Image credit: Installation image of Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration, courtesy of Ethan Early, 2017. From left, works by Claudia Ryan, Akiko Kotani, Caitlin Albritton, Anthony Record.
 
TODAY
    Monday Sep 25 @ 6:30 PM
Master Gardener Talk: Organic Vegetable Gardening
Friends of the Seminole Heights Library – Fall is the best time to plant veggies in Florida! Learn how to grow home-grown goodies like lettuce, squash, and broccoli without chemicals. Master Gardener Bob Dickey will share his decades of gardening know-how and answer your questions. Please bring a plant for the Plant Swap.
 
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    Monday Sep 25 @ 7:00 PM
Charity Bingo Show for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief
Hamburger Mary's Bar & Grille Tampa – Charity Bingo and Drag Show raise money and any canned food to send relief to Puerto Rico. We have many of our staff that are afftected with loved ones there that need any and all help. Donations can be dropped off anytime over the weekend and the day of the event.
 
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    Monday Sep 25 @ 7:00 PM
Sept. South Pinellas LP - Monthly Social - MacDinton's
Libertarian Party of Pinellas County – Want to watch a little Monday Night Football and talk a little Liberty with some new friends? Come meet up at MacDinton's-St. Pete Irish Pub in St. Petersburg. Your main contact is LPPC South Rep Jeff Macolino, and you can reach Jeff at Saintjmac@gmail.com.
 
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    Monday Sep 25 @ 8:00 PM
MTG Monday Daily - SCG Game Night
Shortstops Games – ** THIS IS A WEEKLY EVENT, EVERY MONDAY ** - $10 entry / Standard Constructed - 4 Rounds of Swiss, payout based on record - Smell Snare Pins AND FOIL Tokens will be awarded as well 1 Smell Snare playmat and 1 pack of Smell Snare sleeves will be awarded to the winner! ** PAYOUT IS AS FOLLOWS ** 4-0: 16 booster packs 3-0-1: 12 booster packs 3-1: 8 booster packs 2-1-1: 4 booster packs 2-2: 2 booster packs #mondaynightmagic #mtg #magicthegathering #scggamenight
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 8:00 AM
Learn About The QEP At SPC
St. Petersburg College Allstate Center – What is the QEP at SPC? It's the college's Quality Enhancement Plan to “promote student success and enrich our communities through education, career development and self-discovery.” What does that mean for you? Find out from those at the college working with the plan at your campus on Sept. 26 in AS-129 (Pinellas Room). Presentations will take place at the St. Petersburg College Allstate Center at: 10 - 11 a.m. 12:30 - 1:40 p.m. 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. You can also learn more at https://qep.spcollege.edu/.
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Sep 26 - Sep 28 @ 8:00 AM
Dem Bones Workshop: Bone Identification & Lab techniques
USF College of Arts and Sciences – Can you tell the difference between human and non-human bones? Bone Identification and the Latest Lab Techniques in Human Identification Presented by Erin Kimmerle - Workshop cost is $325. The Florida Institute for Forensic Anthropology & Applied Sciences (IFAAS) and the Pasco Sheriff’s Office at USF is hosting a 3-day workshop (20 hours) for medical examiners, death investigators, detectives, crime scene personnel, and prosecutors, as well as other forensic specialists who work in the area of violent crime investigations. This course is an introduction to forensic anthropology and human osteology. We will explore basic bone identification, the latest techniques for skeletal and dental analysis in human identification, and trauma analysis. Participant time is split between classroom lectures and hands-on laboratory methods, during which participants will learn: • How to identify bones, including determining human vs. non-human bones • How to distinguish taphonomic changes to bone from inflicted trauma • Skeletal analysis and 3D modeling for trauma and cause of death • The latest methods in forensic anthropology and where to find various resources