Public Life

Living Fully in Fearful Times
Sunday, Jan. 13
Noon-2 p.m.
Dr. Warren Clark leads this free workshop at the First United Church of Tampa, pointing out opportunities for personal and social growth in times of danger. Topics include practices to help people live more deeply in the present when surrounded by uncertainty. The church is at 7308 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa. Call 813-988-4321.

Bereavement Survivorship
Beginning Jan. 14, The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast offers bereavement survivorship support groups at various times and locations for those who've recently lost a loved one. Groups meet on various days (depending on location) and registration is required. Call 727-586-4432, ext. 2812.

Thrift Shop Volunteers
The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast seeks volunteers for thrift shops in its Clearwater, Tarpon Springs and Pinellas Park locations. Shifts are available Monday through Saturday, and volunteers will be responsible for general retail duties. Call Kathy Roble at 727-586-4432.

Caregiver's Support GroupThursdays
1:30 p.m.
This group, sponsored by Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services and facilitated by Elaine Miller, takes place at Congregation B'nai Israel. Caregivers are invited to share their experiences and ideas, give advice and make new friends. Admission's free; Congregation B'nai Israel's at 300 58th St. N., St. Petersburg. Call 727-538-7150, ext. 3011.

St. Petersburg Free Clinic Seeks Volunteers
Saturday, Jan. 26
9-11 a.m.
The SPFC seeks caring people to assist those people in the community in need of help. The next volunteer orientation takes place at the clinic, 863 Third Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Call 727-821-1200, ext. 118.

Crisis Volunteers
The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay seeks volunteers to provide crisis counseling and community referrals via its 24-hour hotline, as well as volunteers to provide counseling to victims of sexual assault. Training is provided. Call 813-964-1965, ext. 3043.

Help the Animals
Pinellas County Animal Services seeks animal lovers to volunteer at its facilities. Call 727-464-3945.

UPARC Opportunities
The Upper Pinellas Association for Retarded Citizens recruits volunteers to assist on field trips, cook, play games or read newspapers. Staff members are on site to assist volunteers. Call 727-799-3330.

PFLAG Meetings
The Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays hosts its education and advocacy forum 10 a.m.-noon the second Saturday of each month; support meetings 10 a.m.-noon the fourth Saturday of the month; and the True Expressions Youth Group meeting at 6:30 p.m. every Sunday. Meetings are at the Good Samaritan Church, 6085 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. Call 727-345-7688.

—Compiled by Kelli K


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