Recs and Reads
By Anne McKay Garris
Does that cool breeze, blowing in from the north, make you feeling like m-o-v-i-n-g? Do it in company, do it to music, do it for fun at the Clearwater Beach Recreation Center. The good news is that Jewels is back and ready to cheer you through the exciting moves of Butts and Guts exercise on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. Pilates started last week on Mondays at 9:30 a.m. Try one, try both, but try something, even if it's just a wild game of Wii on Wednesday, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
We had the pool open extra weekends this year thanks to the efforts of Pat Power and her Friends of the Clearwater Beach Library and Recreation Center committee. We enjoyed the pool until the beginning of cool weather. (Only in Florida would we call a 69 low "cool".)
Now the pool committee is working diligently to develop a business plan to heat the pool and keep it open year round. That committee can still use some additional members, as there are a number of challenges to be meet before the dream comes true. They need everything from someone to keep records and make phone calls, to an experienced business person to help create the business plan. Someone with swim team contacts or wishing to teach swim exercise classes would be welcome also. If you can help, please call Ron Delp at (727) 446-8272.
Or, for that matter, the Friends Committee itself welcomes new members. If you have ever thought "Why don't they?"…in connection with the rec center or library, come ask it at a Friends meeting, then volunteer to help make it happen. We could have lots more programs if we had more people to work with us on setting them up. For more information on the Friends, and how to participate, call chairman Pat Power at (727) 446-0929.
Even if your preferred exercise is your fingers on a computer keyboard, you can get help with that too. Every Monday, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., there is a young man at the Clearwater Beach Library waiting to answer your computer questions and show you how to do the programs that baffle you. Among the things he can help you with are e-mail, searching the Internet, Facebook, Twitter, opening and printing photos, and more.
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