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Blood Sugar Wellness Program
Thursday, Aug. 30
10-11 a.m.

Life Enrichment Senior Center holds a health and wellness program on "Diabetes and High Blood Sugar." Free blood level screenings by Clinical Studies of Florida will be available. Donations are requested. The meeting is at the senior center, 9704 N. Boulevard, Tampa. Call 813-932-0241.

Beach Skin Cancer Screenings
Saturday, Sept. 1

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute and Morton Plant Mease Health Care provides free skin cancer screenings at the Pier 60 Pavilion on Clearwater Beach. With Florida having the highest number of melanoma cases, regular screenings are important and have been offered beach-side for the last five years. Call 813-972-HOPE.

Food Addicts Anonymous
Meetings, Mondays and Wednesdays
7 p.m.

Food Addicts Anonymous, a 12-step program, offers weekly meetings in St. Pete. The group meets Mondays at Grace Lutheran Church, 4301 N. 16th St., Room 503, and Wednesdays at Unity Christ Church, 6168 N. First Ave. The meetings are free. Call 727-328-9733 or 727-521-2274 visit www.foodaddictsanonymous.org.

Power Wheels

Miracle on Wheels offers power wheelchairs to non-ambulatory senior citizens who are 65-years-old and up or to the permanently disabled of any age. There is usually no out-of-pocket expense and no deposit to those who qualify. Call 1-800-749-8778 or visit www.durablemedical.com. Tutors for Literacy

Program Needed

AmeriCorps Hillsborough Reads seeks part-time and full-time tutors for their literacy program. The tutors, who should have excellent communications skills and a strong work ethic, will be trained to help public elementary school students read. Positions begin in September 2001 and end in July 2002. Call 813-631-4737 or apply online at www.americorps.org.

Fundraiser — Donations Needed

Uhuru Furniture and Collectibles, which will be opening this fall, wants volunteers as well as quality tax deductible donations such as: vans or box trucks, furniture, antiques and collectibles. This is for a non-profit fundraiser that will support economic development programs in the black community. Call 727-327-7520.

—Compiled by Lea Iadarola

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