Tuesday, July 20, 2010

School is Right Around the Corner!

School is right around the corner! Make sure your child is ready to go. There are several back-to-school events happening right in your neighborhood during July and August. Children can receive free:

- Immunizations
- Phyiscals
- School supplies
- Backpacks
- And more

Check out some of the events that are happening in the next couple weeks!

Highlight on Health Children's Health Fair
Saturday, July 24th 9:00am - 2:00pm
Long Center
1501 N. Belcher Rd., Clearwater

Event Description: Free children's immunizations (be sure to bring immunization record); school physicals; sports cardiovascular screenings; dental exams; vision screenings; Scoliosis exams; safety information; and free hot dogs and goodies.

Community Health Center of Tarpon Springs
Saturday, August 7th 8:00am - Noon
247 S. Huey Avenue, Tarpon Springs

Event Description: Free school supplies and backpacks (while supplies last)

Back-to-School Care Fair
Saturday, August 7th 8:00am - 2:00pm
Johnnie Ruth Clarke Health Center (medical screenings
1344 22nd Street S. St. Petersburg
Midtown Youth & Family Enrichment Center (agency forum/school supplies)
1201 22nd Street S., St. Petersburg

Event Description: Children in the company of legal guardians can receive free physicals, immunizations, vision screenings, dental screenings, backpacks and school supplies.

Tools for Schools
Saturday, August 7th 9:00am - 1:00pm
Great Explorations Children's Museum
1925 4th Street N., St. Petersburg

Event Description: In addition to getting a backpack, school children and youth will be able to get a haircut, get a physical, receive a clothing referral, get their face painted, have lunch, and have access to all of Great Explorations Children's Museum! Eligibility is based on agency referrals made due to need - children must have a referral to get a backpack. The referral must be from an agency on their letterhead. For more info, contact Michael at 727-543-2600.

Free School Supplies (must pre-register by Aug. 6th)
Tuesday, August 10th 11:00am
People That Love Mission
817 5th Avenue N., St. Petersburg

Event Description: Free backpack with school supplies for pre-registered youth. Parents can sign-up starting July 20th, Mon-Fri 10:45am - 2:00pm. Each applicant must prove dependent children (S.S., birth certificate, etc.) for which they will receive a numbered ticket. A parent or guardian must accompany the children to the event and turn in the numbered ticket to receive school supplies. For more information, contact 727-820-0775.

Community Health Center of Pinellas Park
Saturday, August 14th 8:00am - Noon
6237 66th Street N., Pinellas Park

Event Description: Free school supplies and backpacks (while supplies last).

Community Health Center of Clearwater
Saturday, August 14th 8:00am - Noon
1020 Lakeview Rd., Clearwater

Event Description: Free school supplies and backpacks (while supplies last).

Back to School Children's Health & Safety Fair
Saturday, August 14th 9:00am - 1:00pm (must register for physicals by 11:30am)
Prince of Peach Lutheran Church
455 Missouri Avenue, Largo

Event Description: Free school physicals (excludes sports physicals and immunizations), Boy/Girl Scout registration, face painting, healthy snacks and activities.

9th Annual Back-2-School Celebration
Saturday, August 21st 11:00am -2:00pm (must register for backpacks by Aug. 13th)
Safety Harbor City Park
940 7th Street S., Safety Harbor

Event Description: Service areas: 34695, 34677, 33759, 33761. Registrations must be completed at Safety Harbor Neighborhood Family Center, 1003 Dr. M.L. King Jr. Street N., Safety Harbor. Proof of Safety Harbor residency required (lease agreement, utility bill or power bill). 700 backpacks will be distributed to school-age children.

The 15th Annual All About Kids Back to School Bash
Saturday, August 21st 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday, August 22nd Noon - 4:00pm
Tampa Convention Center
333 S. Franklin Street, Tampa

Event Description: Admission is $9 for adults; children 12 and under admitted free. Back to School Bash features 100,000 square feet of interactive activities and giveaways for children of all ages. For more info, visit www.BackToSchoolBash.com