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    Monday Jul 24 @ 7:15 AM
Monday Morning Coffee Club
Valrico FishHawk Chamber of Commerce – As a chamber member, represent your business at a networking round-table with a dynamic and unique group of other networking business. This is part of your chamber membership. Visit a group and make your decision. OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS Meets Every Monday 7:15 - 8:30am Campo Family YMCA - 3414 Culbreath Rd, Valrico, FL 33596 Remember to bring plenty of business cards!
 
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    Monday Jul 24 - Jul 26 @ 8:00 AM
OSHA 502- Update for Construction Industry Outreach Trainers
University of South Florida OSHA Training Institute Education Center – PREREQUISITES OSHA #500 Trainers Course in OSHA Standards for the Construction Industry. Authorized Outreach Training Program trainers are required to attend this course once every four years (4) to maintain their trainer status. Prior to registration, students must provide a copy of their current Outreach Training Program trainer card or an official transcript showing successful completion of the OSHA #500 Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for Construction from their respective OSHA Training Institute Education Center, for verification of trainer status. IMPORTANT: Please provide a copy of your current authorized trainer card and the prerequisite verification form. to the USF OTI Education Center via fax to 813-994-1173. If you do not provide a copy before the course or bring it with you to the course a new card/certificate will not be issued until one is on file with the USF OTI Education Center Office. Please note that your card must not be more than 90 days expired. If the card is more than 90 days expired you will need to retake the trainer course (50 for Construction) to remain active. If you do not have your card please contact the education center where you took the course for a copy or a letter stating that you are an authorized trainer and what your expiration date is. COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is designed for Outreach Training Program trainers who have completed OSHA #500 Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry and are authorized trainers in the OSHA Outreach Training Program. The course provides an update on OSHA Construction Standards, policies, and regulations. Upon course completion students will have the ability to demonstrate continued professional development in their field by applying effective adult learning principles and interactive training techniques to clearly identify, define, and explain construction industry hazards and acceptable corrective measures as they continue to teach the 10- and 30-hour Construction Outreach Training Program classes. Minimum student contact hours: 18 OSHA’s 29 CFR 1926 Construction Industry Standard 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. COURSE OBJECTIVES Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to: • Recommend current OSHA construction requirements and policies • Describe new construction standards • Identify training material resources • Apply techniques and resources used by other construction outreach trainers. 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.
 
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    Monday Jul 24 - Jul 28 @ 8:00 AM
OSHA 5410 - Standards for Maritime Standards
University of South Florida OSHA Training Institute Education Center – Tuition $700.00 General CEUs: 3.5| Times: 8:00 – 4:30 ABIH: ABIH has previously awarded CM credit for this event. The current event contains 35 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 policies, procedures, and standards for the maritime industry. Using the OSHA Maritime Standards as a guide, special emphasis is placed on those areas in the maritime industry which are most hazardous. Upon course completion students will define maritime terms found in the OSHA Maritime Standards, identify hazards in the maritime industry and determine appropriate controls and abatement, locate OSHA Maritime Standards, policies and procedures, and describe the use of the OSHA Maritime Standards and regulations to supplement an ongoing safety and health program. Minimum student contact hours: 35 Prerequisites: None. COURSE OBJECTIVES Given OSHA standards and current industry information, participants will be able to demonstrate ability to interpret federal standards for the maritime industry 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.
 
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    Monday Jul 24 - Jul 28 @ 8:00 AM
School Resource Officer
SEPSI – This is an FDLE salary incentive course that provides an officer with an overview of policing within an educational environment. The course is recommended for those who are planning to be an SRO or for those officers who work closely with educational institutions. This course will cover many areas to include interviewing, counseling, family dynamics, crisis identification intervention, and foundations of exceptional student education. 100% attendance is required and participants must achieve a minimum score of 80% on the written exam to receive a certificate of completion. *Agency authorization is required
 
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    Monday Jul 24 - Jul 25 @ 8:00 AM
Street Survival register at calibrepress.com
SEPSI – Street Survival® Seminar Today’s Street Survival® Seminar addresses law enforcement as the multi-faceted profession it has become. Rather than limiting our focus to just surviving deadly threats, we also discuss the need to prepare officers for making sound, legal and reasonable decisions under stress in order to preserve the lives of citizens as well as their own. The foundation of the program is understanding and training realistically for stress events. From driving too fast and using unwarranted amounts of force to ineffective communication and the inability to decompress off-duty, the seminar emphasizes the need to understand and manage stress as the key to professional and personal success. Calibre Press for the first time in its over 36 year history is owned by a law enforcement officer. Lt. Jim Glennon leads a cadre of Instructors who are some of the most experienced, dynamic and respected in our profession. The Street Survival® Seminar continues presenting classic training points while also addressing current events issues impacting the profession through the use of lecture and up-to-date videos of police/citizen interactions. Finally, the Seminar emphasizes the need to understand people and communicate effectively as they embrace the role of civilian peace officers. The Seminar topics will include, but not be limited to, the following: •Officer Safety: The Fatal Four •Stress: Preparation & Training •Roadway Dangers & Responsibilities •Police Abuse •Pre-attack Indicators •24/7 – 30 •Criminal Patrol •Confrontational Dynamics
 
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    Monday Jul 24 - Jul 28 @ 9:00 AM
Farm Camp!
Sweetwater Organic Community Farm – We are pleased to announce that FARM CAMP will be returning this summer! Our program was designed with education an enjoyment in mind. During their one week session campers will learn how to: Compost and maintain soil health with worms Upcycle and create art with found objects Cook and preserve food Grow a plant from seed Identify numerous plant species Make a biodegradable seed pot for sprouts Use microscopes to investigate plants at the cellular level Campers will also have opportunities to take hikes, play games, interact with farm animals, sing songs, have a scavenger hunt, eat healthy foods and just be kids! Lessons cover benchmarks in Life and Earth sciences for grade 4-6. This is a great opportunity for campers to apply knowledge they will be learning in school the next year, or reinforce what they have learned from the year previous. Camp programs are offered over the last two weeks of Summer. Standard camp pricing starts at $195 for the week (Mon.-Fri. 9:00am-3:00pm). We offer an extended camp program until 5:00pm each day for $250. -Session 1: July 24th-28th -Session 2: July 31st- Aug. 4th Please contact our Education Program Director, Caroline Garber, at education@sweetwater-organic.org with any questions.
 
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    Monday Jul 24 - Jul 28 @ 9:00 AM
Museum Makerspace
Tampa Bay History Center – Imagine, create and build amazing projects with your friends – Lego building challenges and designing your own pirate sloop Prepare for a week of hands-on fun including STEAM activities. Campers will create an exhibit that parents can visit Friday afternoon. Camps are open to ages 7-11 and may include arts & crafts, Tampa streetcar ride, field trip to a nearby cultural site or museum, guest speaker, museum insiders tour, playground and waterplay day in nearby Cotanchobee Park, and a take-home memory book. Camps are led by experienced educators dedicated to providing unique and engaging experiences campers won’t soon forget. Additional Details: • For boys and girls ages 7-11. Campers must be within the age range allowed for each camp during the week(s) of their camp. • Camp hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. • Extended care available from 8-9 a.m. and 4-5:30 p.m. for an additional fee • Camp registration is handled on a first-come, first-served basis • Camps may include Tampa streetcar ride, field trip to nearby cultural site/museum, guest speaker, museum store visit, museum behind the scenes tour, Cotanchobee Park playground and waterplay day and take-home memory book. • Register on-line, each child and session separately. Camp fills up, so register today! • If you are interested in having your child attend a TBHC camp but have financial concerns, please contact The Education Department.
 
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    Monday Jul 24 - Jul 28 @ 9:00 AM
Knights & Princesses (Summer Camp 2017)
Carrollwood Cultural Center – 2017 Summer Camp Knights & Princesses (July 24-28) Here ye, here ye! Campers will rule over a creative kingdom, making shields for dragon slaying, storming castles and performing for their loyal subjects. This week is sponsored by MedExpress Urgent Care. More Info: http://www.carrollwoodcenter.org/camp-activities/
 
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    Monday Jul 24 - Aug 4 @ 9:00 AM
Not Your Average Summer Camp - Ages 9-12
Little Light Of Mine – DO YOU HAVE A KIDDO BETWEEN 9 and 12 YEARS OLD?? OR A TEENAGER? OR DO YOU KNOW A PARENT OF A CHILD BETWEEN 9 AND 17 YEARS OLD? (Please pass this along.) Let me introduce you to one of the best things going on this summer for kids and teens in the 'Burg ... which we are super excited about ... Not Your Average Summer Camp will offer a learning experience that mirrors our eclectic city. The focus is on originality, innovation and self-expression with real world experience in creative business models. Little Light Of Mine, St. Pete Makers, and KEEP ST. PETE LIT will partner to share processes from their respective fields. Camp participants will work with local artists from these three organizations to learn the basics of the following crafts: photography, 3D modeling and printing, LED electronic design, woodworking, and writing. All will be done with the goal of exhibiting and selling their creations at Little Light of Mine’s Central Avenue gallery during Gallery Walk on September 9. The show will exhibit through October 9 when students can collect their display items to keep. And here's the best part ... Well, there are many best parts. But one of the best parts is that tuition will be supporting three pretty amazing community organizations. It's going to be just marvelous! SUMMER CAMP FOR KIDS AGE 9-12 Week 1 - July 24-28 - St. Pete Makers (601 26th St. S.) ~ 3D Modeling: Design and print a 3D object to exhibit ~ LED Electronics: Design and construct an LED wearable art piece to wear at the September Gallery Walk ~ Woodworking: Construction of wooden pedestal to display their 3D piece ~Documentation: Brief Written Description of 3D Project (Don't worry, it will be way WAY fun!) Week 2 - July 31 - August 4 - Little Light of Mine (2452 Central Avenue) ~ Fine Art Photography: Learn the basic camera settings and go on photo safaris in the blocks surrounding LLOM with the goal of producing their 16x20 display print ~ Portrait Photography: Create portraits of each other to display with artist's biography at Gallery Walk ~ Creative Writing: An artist's bio as well as a brief essay or poem inspired by an exhibit photograph (Kiddie-cats, you are going to freaking love this!) COST: $250/Week or $450/Both Weeks (SAVE $50 by enrolling for both weeks) Late Pick Up - 3 - 5 pm - $60 per week We are limiting this year's classes to 10 students so reserve your spot today!! :-) PS We are also offering Summer Workshops for teens July 10 through July 21. Click here for details: https://www.facebook.com/events/173276066526081/
 
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    Monday Jul 24 @ 9:30 AM
Getting Along With Others- Discussion Group July 24th, 2017
Community Roots Collective – This 2-hour discussion group will help parents choose and tailor strategies to encourage their child to get along well with others. Strategies will focus on encouraging skills like sharing toys, gentle hands and turn-taking. Parents will walk away feeling confident and ready to use these new skills to enjoy play dates, park trips and sibling play time. No more fights- just fun! This group is for parent(s)/caregiver(s): ? Of children aged 18 months-12 years ? Looking for support in parenting ? Willing to try new approaches to parenting Child Watch, Food and drinks will be provided. Please register by July 17th. Discussion Group will be held at Community Roots Collective: 400 E. Palm Ave. Tampa, FL 33602 July 24th 9:30 am - 12:00 pm Call P3 today if interested at (813) 673-4646 ext. 5101! Or email P3@cfctb.org This program is offered to you at no cost by P3 through Champions for Children. P3 offers evidenced based Triple P parent education services, financial education, and enhancing healthy relationships These services are available to all eligible persons, regardless of race, gender, age disability, or religion. Funding for this project was provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Grant: # 90FM0088-01-00 Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.
 
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    Monday Jul 24 - Jul 28 @ 9:30 AM
Summer Camp -Travel the World
Practically Pikasso St. Petersburg
 
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    Monday Jul 24 - Jul 28 @ 10:00 AM
SOLD OUT Jr. Docent Art Camp, for a Surreal Summer Experience
The Dali Museum – 2017 Jr. Docent Art Camp: “Surreal Games” Become a Junior Docent at The Dali Museum’s week-long camp, where campers discover new ways to interpret and create art. This year’s camp features exciting Surrealist-inspired games, activities and projects – led by award-winning visual arts teachers – that will stir the imagination and launch creativity to new heights. Campers will have access to the Museum galleries and gardens, where they will learn about the art and life of Salvador Dali. The week concludes with a tour and reception for families for campers to showcase their personal voice, Dali knowledge, and their very own surreal art. New this year, The Dali Museum is partnering with Lucky Cat Yoga to incorporate an energizing movement component to the week! Camp Dates June 12-16 (Ages 9-11) - FULL June 26-30 (Ages 12-14) - FULL July 10-14 (Ages 9-11) - FULL July 24-28 (Ages 12-14) - FULL Camp Fee Non-Member: $225 Dali Member: $175 Military: $200 (to receive a military discount please contact Sarah Fornof at 727.623.4730 or at sfornof@thedali.org) Schedule 9:30am – 3:30pm Mon-Thu 9:30am – 5:30pm Fri (includes tour and reception for families beginning at 3pm) Class Size Limited to a maximum of 20 students per session (1:5 teacher:student ratio). The 6-hour camp session meets over the course of one week and culminates in the Friday afternoon tour and reception. Instructors The program is administered by the award-winning visual arts teachers of Pinellas County in tandem with the Dali Education team. Drop off & Pick up Drop off as early as 9:15 am and pickup promptly at 3:30 pm. Please sign in/out every day. Be prepared to show identification for your child’s safety. We do not offer aftercare at this time. Scholarships A limited number of need-based scholarships are available, thanks to a generous anonymous donor.
 
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    Monday Jul 24 - Jul 29 @ 10:00 AM
Summer Reading Program Week #8
Tarpon Springs Public Library – Join us for summer reading for all ages! Adult Summer Reading: (Ages 18+) Fill out an entry form for each book that you read during June 5 and July 29. Entry forms will be eligible for weekly prizes and a grand prize drawing at the end of the program. Teen Summer Reading: (Ages 13-18) Read a book, fill out a form and enter to win weekly prizes! Youth Summer Reading: (Birth-12) Pick up a Weekly Reading Log from the Youth Services staff. Fill in the amount of time you read or someone reads to you daily. Return the reading log to receive a reward and pick up another reading log.
 
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    Monday Jul 24 @ 11:00 AM
Celebrate National Tequila Day with Besito
Besito Mexican Restaurant - Tampa – For National Tequila Day, who better to spend it with than Besito Mexican?! With over 100+ different tequilas -- you will have ample choices for celebrating one of our favorites. Plus, join us from 4PM-7PM for a special tasting from Patron. We will still be honoring #MargaritaMonday; enjoy our Classic Margarita (frozen & on the rocks) & La Casa Margarita for only $5.
 
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    Monday Jul 24 - Jul 27 @ 8:00 AM
OSHA 500 – Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for the Construction Industry
University of South Florida OSHA Training Institute Education Center – Tuition: $700 | Times: 8:00 – 4:30 | CEU’s: 2.5 Check prerequisites before completing registration! Register at http://usfoticenter.org/oti-500/ his course is designed for individuals interested in teaching the 10- and 30-hour construction safety and health Outreach Training Program to their employees and other interested groups. Using OSHA Construction 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 Construction Outreach classes, and to issue cards to participants after verifying course completion. Students who wish to participate as authorized Outreach trainers in the OSHA Outreach Training Program must prepare a presentation on an assigned OSHA Construction Outreach Training Program topic individually or as part of a group and successfully pass a written exam at the end of the course
 
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    Monday Jul 24 @ 4:00 PM
Chair Yoga with Natalie Courtney
The Life Enrichment Center – Chair Yoga is a gentle exercise program especially designed for people who have difficulty getting to the floor. Participants will be guided through a series of stretches and yoga postures that can be modified to accommodate those with limited mobility and difficulty balancing. Each class includes breathing and guided relaxation. Yoga practice will improve flexibility, strength, balance, and posture. Natalie Courtney is a foodie, wine lover, artist, and Yoga instructor with a unique teaching style. She has over 700 hours of Yoga training and is a registered Yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. Students will have bare feet during the class to ensure stability. Bring an open mind to stretch and be present! $6 LEC Members / $8 Non-Members Please register at (813) 932-0241 or info@lectampa.org
 
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    Monday Jul 24 @ 6:00 PM
Prenatal Yoga
Community Roots Collective – Join instructor Rachel Justice for a prenatal yoga class! All stages of pregnancy welcome. No registration required. Class is donation based and proceeds will benefit the Communtiy Roots Collective and Purple Dot Yoga Project. https://www.purpledotyogaproject.org/
 
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    Monday Jul 24 @ 6:00 PM
Tiny Office: Katie Callihan
USFSP Connect – Barista by day, songbird by night, solo artist and self-titled Katie Callihan has been developing her sound along side her stratocaster and black and white keys for a few years now. Her lyrics - honest and mindful - carry a lot of weight sharing pieces of her life story and provide a perspective into her personal experiences that have shaped how she sees the world. Queen of pairing happy melodies with sad sentences - she's continuously writing something. Tiny Office is a small concert video series in the digital media & marketing office of Warren Buchholz ran by Connect (a for student, by student digital content group). We are hoping to broaden USF system students' artistic horizons by exposing them to musicians, writers, and artists throughout the area as well as push artists' boundaries and creativity when faced with a restrictive environment. http://www.usfspconnect.com/tiny
 
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    Monday Jul 24 @ 6:15 PM
Free Vacation Bible School
St Paul United Methodist Church – If you have children in preschool through 5th grade, your family is invited to join us for Vacation Bible School from July 24-28 in the Christian Life Enrichment Center. Each night includes a free dinner, music and activities. Everyone is welcome, just be sure to register in advance online: http://st-paul-umc-fl.preview.shelbynextweb.com/children/k-5/vacation-bible-school/
 
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    Monday Jul 24 @ 7:00 PM
Drag Queen Bingo to Benefit Friends of Strays
Friends of Strays Animal Shelter – Friends of Strays is getting our bingo on again at Hamburger Mary's St Pete!!! Join us at Hamburger Mary's 2901 Tyrone Blvd in St Pete for a great event featuring drag queens, bingo with fabulous prizes and a 50/50 raffle! Bingo starts at 7pm, but come early to enjoy some great food and drink specials. A good time will be had by all! Reservations are required! Please call 727-851-9386 to reserve your table!