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Connections Parks | Recreation |Programs | Activities| Meetings| Events

August 2013

“Supplying Schools with Success� School Supplies Drive What is needed? Backpacks, pens, pencils, scissors, markers, crayons, colored pencils, notebooks, graph paper, theme paper, binders, pencil cases, erasers, staplers, folders, white out, highlighters, rulers, calculators, glue sticks, glue, tissues, hand sanitizer & Ziploc bags Please bring a school supply donation to The Centre (1500 16th Street) now through September 9th .

We are dedicated to building a stronger community through affordable and quality programs and activities for recreation, entertainment and all things community.

CSA Palm Harbor Administration

CSA Palm Harbor Staff Erica Lynford, Director Trish Harrison, Events Manager Mathew Eberius, CPRP, Recreation Coordinator Lori Sakala, Athletics Coordinator Stacy Kurtz, Office Administrator Marilyn Whieldon, Receptionist Erica Sakala, Receptionist Grant McKeel, Facility Maintenance Manager Gene Davis, Building Maintenance Manager Darrin Morreale, Building Maintenance Louis Hite, Crew Leader Cory Tate, Field Maintenance Edward Hooker, Field Maintenance James Frost, Field Maintenance Tommy Clark, Field Maintenance Richard McLemore, Field Maintenance Steve Jozwik, Field Maintenance

The Director’s Corner

1500 16th Street, Palm Harbor, FL 34683 Ph 727.771.6000 Fax 727.785.6877 Visit us at The Centre Monday-Thursday: 8:00AM to 8:00PM Friday: 8:00AM to 5:00PM Saturday: 9:00AM to 12:00PM Sunday: By appointment only

Erica Lynford, Director

A year ago, we made the change to our name from Palm Harbor Parks & Recreation to CSA Palm Harbor. This change was made to better reflect our presence within the community as the place to Meet, Play & Connect. Over that year, we’ve grown so much as a community and have increased our reach into the community. CSA Palm Harbor is dedicated to building a stronger community through affordable and quality programs, activities and recreational opportunities. Between our parks, The Centre, and all our community partners, we’ve got a lot going on here in Palm Harbor and so much to be thankful for! July was a great month for CSA Palm Harbor. One of our big achievements was finally getting our new roof at The Centre. This was a major project, as we have been dealing with buckets (literally) of water in our building every time it has rained. We were also host to so many weddings, parties and more - if you hadn’t heard, we have a great banquet facility here in Palm Harbor that’s not only convenient but affordable. For those of you who have stopped by, you’ve noticed the little ones running around this summer. Our summer camp programs have been a blast! Over 400 summers have gone through our doors and it’s been an awesome experience for all of us. This past month, we also had our annual Katz Free Fishing Series. Sponsored by the generous Katz Family Foundation, this program allows kids of all ages to experience the open water on a charter boat and learn how to fish. If you want to see photos from this great event, go ahead and visit us on Facebook ( and see our photo albums! We are seeking donors to help us offset costs for the next year, so if you’re interested please let us know! Some good news… the Pier at Pop Stansell Park has been completely removed thanks to Pinellas County! October will be here before we know it, and that means it’s time for our annual Health Fair. The date is Thursday, October 3. Mark it in your calendar now!! Here at CSA Palm Harbor, we’re always open to your suggestions, comments and more. If you’ve got a program idea, an event to book or something you think we can offer the community… stop by and visit us! Our doors are always open for the community. We’re here as your place to Meet, Play and Connect. “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you greater than any obstacle.” -Christian Larson


CSA Palm Harbor

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Community Groups & Services Affordable Hearing Solutions 2nd Tuesday, 9:30AM to 11:00AM 727-807-7082

Palm Harbor Crystal-Aires Mondays, 6:45PM to 9:00PM Contact: Jim, 727-255-3777

Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Services of FL 1st & 3rd Thursday, 10:00AM to 12:00PM

Palm Harbor Community Chorus Tuesday, 7:30PM to 9:00PM Contact: Anita Bona, 727-939-2952

St. John’s Hearing Institute 3rd Thursday, 9:00AM to 10:30AM Contact: 727-791-4090

These groups are not affiliated with or sponsored by CSA Palm Harbor. If you need assistance, please contact the organization directly.

Tampa Bay Woman’s Toastmasters 1st & 3rd Tuesday, 6:00PM to 8:30PM Toastmasters International Thursdays, 7:00PM Palm Harbor Writer’s Group 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30PM to 8:30PM Contact: Mark,

Volunteer Round-up! Have you thought about joining our team as a volunteer? Ever wonder what it takes to be a CSA Volunteer?

Who should attend?  Current volunteers to update their information and receive valuable information about our volunteer process  Anyone interested in volunteering with CSA Palm Harbor at The Centre or on our Sports fields.

Where: The Centre When: August 20th Time: 10am or 6pm Refreshments served and Door prizes awarded!!!!


Come join us on at the Round-Up as we help you explore volunteer opportunities here at CSA.

Upcoming PALM HARBOR COMMUNITY MEETINGS at THE CENTRE Parks & Recreation Advisory Board Wednesday, 8/14/2013 @ 7:00 pm @ The Centre Palm Harbor Community Services Agency, Inc. (PHCSA) Wednesday, 8/21/2013 @ 7:00 pm @ The Centre Palm Harbor Area Senior Council Monday, 8/05/2013 @ 8:00 am @ The Centre

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Introduction to Computers Instructor: Nunzio Quagliana For PC & Apple computers Various Dates/Times as well as Private Lessons Call 727-771-6000 for current schedule! Pre-Ballet – Ages 3-4 Instructor: Katelyn Heineken Tuesdays, 4:30PM to 5:00PM (Ages 3-4) Tuesdays, 5:00PM to 5:30PM (Ages 5-7) $40/members, $50/non-members *Classes resume September 2013 Ballet/Lyrical Dance – Ages 7+ Instructor: Katelyn Heineken Tuesdays, 5:30PM to 6:00PM $40/members, $50/non-member *Classes resume September 2013 Martial Arts Classes One Class Per Week: $45/members, $50/non-members Two Classes Per Week: $60/members, $65/non-members

Kids Martial Arts (Age 6-11) Instructor: Master Tiffany Barbee Mondays, 6:00PM to 6:45PM Wednesdays, 6:00PM to 6:45PM Adults Martial Arts (Ages 12+) Instructor: Master Tiffany Barbee Mondays, 7:00PM to 7:45PM Wednesdays, 7:00PM to 7:45PM

We want to hear from you! Do you have an idea for a new class, program or workshop? Let us know, we’ll work to find an instructor! Email:


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Adult Tap Classes Instructor: Judy Koch Tuesdays, 10AM to 11:15AM Drop-In: $6/Members, $8/Non-Members Monthly: $22/Members, $30/Non-Members Line Dancing Instructor: Diane Kale Wednesdays, 1:00PM to 2:00PM Drop-In: $5/Members, $7/Non-Members *Classes resume September 2013 Scottish Highland Dancing Instructor: Elizabeth Constantine, Thursdays, 5:00PM to 5:30PM (Ages 4-6) Monthly: $40/Members, $50/Non-Members Thursdays, 6:00PM to 6:45PM (Ages 7+) Monthly: $50/Members, $60/Non-Members Thursdays, 7:00PM to 8:00PM (Teens & Adults) Monthly: $50/Members, $60/Non-Members

Tai Chi Instructors: Judy Koch, Emmett Hoebel Wednesdays, 10:00AM to 11:00AM (Tai Chi) Thursdays, 1:00PM to 2:00PM (Tai Chi for Health) Drop-In: $6/Members, $8/Non-Members Monthly: $22/Members, $30/Non-Members Aikido Instructors: Gene Martinelli Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:30PM-8:30PM Drop-In: $10/Member & Non-Member Gymnastic With Euro Star Gymnastics For information, visit This program not managed/ administered by CSA Palm Harbor.

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Puppy Manners (For Dogs 8-16 Weeks) Instructor: Janet Skinner Saturdays, 10AM to 11AM *NEW TIME! 4-Week Sessions: Session 2: August 10-31 $45/Members, $55/Non-Members (per session) *Pre-Registration Required… spaces limited Adult Dog Manners (16 Weeks + ) Saturdays, 11:30AM to 12:30PM August 24– September 28 (6-Week session) $70/Members, $80/Non-Members/Pre Reg. Required Tennis Programs Instructor: Johnny Angel Dates/Times Vary—check Sign up for Tennis Camp—visit Learn to Play Bridge Instructor: Samey Noori Saturdays, 9:00AM to 12:00PM Per Session: $60/members, $70/non-members Please call 771-6000 for current class schedule.


Woodcarving & Woodburning Instructor: Bob & Carolyn Marek Wednesdays, 9:00AM to 12:00PM Drop-In: $8/Members, $9/Non-Members

ZUMBA Instructors: Michelle Gallagher, Kathleen Gugol Tuesdays, 6:00PM to 7:00PM Thursdays, 6:00PM to 7:00PM $5/Members, $6/Non-Members 3rd Thursday SPECIAL CLASS Join us each 3rd Thursday for extended Zumba, 6:00PM to 7:30pm.

Zumba™ Gold Instructors: Debbie Jenkins, Linda Bock Mondays, 10:30AM to 11:30AM Thursdays, 10:30AM to 11:30AM *NEW Drop-In: $5/Members, $6/Non-Members *Classes resume September 2013

ON THE HORIZON... CSA Palm Harbor will be offering several new classes this fall! Make sure to check your copy of “Connections” as well as LIKE us on Facebook to get all our updates!! Meet. Play. Connect.




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Sunderman Complex 1631 9th Street, Palm Harbor 14 acres

Palm Field 1151 Riviere Road, Palm Harbor 2.5 acres

Putnam Park 799 Riviere Road, Palm Harbor 10 acres

Pop Stansell Park

Monday - Saturday 9 am – 10 pm Sunday 1pm – 6 pm

Monday - Saturday 8 am – 10 pm Sunday 8 am – 8 pm Daily 9 am – Dusk




Indoor Room Rental

Beach Volleyball Courts

Soccer Fields

Batting Cages

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797 Florida Avenue, Palm Harbor 5 acres

Monday - Saturday 9 am – 10 pm Sunday 1pm – 6 pm

Softball Fields


Baseball Fields


The view from second base at Sunderman Park on a beautiful Palm Harbor day.

CSA Palm Harbor

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Social Drop-In Programs All are held at The Centre. Fees are $2 per person unless otherwise noted. Pinochle Tuesdays, 10:00AM to 3:00PM 2nd & 4th Friday , 10:00AM to 3:00PM

Mah Jong Tuesdays, 12:15AM to 3:00PM

Ladies Bridge Last Friday, 11:30AM to 4:00PM

Ladies Duplicate Bridge 2nd Thursday of Month, 10:00AM to 2:00PM

Duplicate Bridge Wednesdays & Fridays, 12:00PM to 4:00PM

Bingo Thursdays, 11:00AM to 1:45PM


Every Thursday June, July & August BINGO CONCESSIONS 11:00AM – 11:30AM


August 30, 2013 Free! Ice Cream Social

2:30PM — 3:30PM

Bingo 11:45AM – 1:45PM $1.00 Donation for bingo card


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Get out of the Heat! Come in for some ice cream on us! Meet. Play. Connect.


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Fall 2013– Season Draft & Evaluation

September 4, 2013 6:30PM Sunderman Complex 1631 9th Street Palm Harbor $80/members, $95/non-members ($10 off before 8/30/2013) Ages 12 & Under Register at CSA Palm Harbor 1500 16th Street, Palm Harbor 727.771.6000

10 Game Season Play-Off Games Jersey Awards

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT Inline skates Hockey Stick Helmet with facemask Gloves Elbow Pads Full-length shin guards

Recommended Equipment Mouth Guard Cup Chest Protectors Each player is required to attend this mandatory evaluation day. Each child must be fully dressed with required equipment. NO REFUNDS Coaches & Assistant Coaches will be selected by CSA Palm Harbor. Please remember, this is a recreational league, designed specifically for children. Parental input is always welcome, but please direct comments to the CSA Palm Harbor Parks & Recreation Office

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Community Services

Support Groups

Dementia Caregivers Support Group Mondays, 9:30AM to 11:00AM Contact: Betsey, 727-581-0270

Voices of Angels Support Group Support for parents who have lost children to cancer 2nd Monday, 6:00PM to 9:00PM share their views/opinions.

Community Support Services These programs are run by local support organizations as a service to the community. CSA Palm Harbor does not administer these programs nor share their views or opinions.

Free Telephones For The Deaf, Hearing or Speech Impaired The Deaf Service Center of Pasco/Hernando distributes specialized telecommunication equipment to qualified Florida residents. Handouts are bi-monthly at The Centre by appointment only. Call (727) 853.1010 or 1 (866) 685.9477 for more information for you or a loved one. Free Hearing Screening Monthly, 3rd Thursday 9:00AM– 10:30AM Telephone Friends. Shut in? Lonely? Need someone to check on you? Call Telephone Friends at 771.6000 & we’ll add you to our list.

Summer Cleaning Time!!! Sophia’s Attic is looking for donations. We accept gently used items. If you have any questions please call 727-771-6000.

WiFi & Computer Lab The Centre has free public WiFi access as well as an internetcapable computer lab. For information, call the front desk at 727-771-6000.

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Government Commodity Foods (RCS) A bag of groceries is given out the 3rd Thursday every month to those who qualify according to program guidelines. Call 771-600 for more information.


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HARBOR LIGHTS TRAVEL CLUB Angie Sowa, Group Travel Coordinator (727) 784-4212 All trips are offered through Carefree Vacation Services, FL Seller of Travel Reg No. 30572 and Step Ahead Tours and Cruises ST #35694. *CSA Palm Harbor is not affiliated with the Harbor Lights Travel Club nor do they endorse or sponsor this group. October 9, 2013: (Wednesday) Day trip to WALK AND TALK WITH THE ANIMALS AT THE GIRAFFE RANCH. The Giraffe Ranch is a must see located in beautiful East Pasco County and sits on 47 acres of rolling countryside. We tour the Ranch on a customized 4-wheel drive safari tour vehicle. Learn about native and exotic animals and their habitats. The Ranch is not a zoo or theme park. It is a hands on real working game farm and wild life preserve. $79. per person includes transportation, driver tip, Giraffe Ranch safari tour with guide, and lunch at a local favorite restaurant. October 31, 2013: SLEUTHS MYSTERY DINNER SHOW SPECIAL HALLOWEEN MATINEE (Thursday) A mystery is the perfect way to celebrate Halloween. Step into the world of mystery and intrigue, watch for clues, and you can help solve the crime. $79. per person includes r/t transportation, driver tip, exciting show, delicious dinner and dessert (choice of one - cornish hen, lasagna with or without meatballs or for an extra $6. you can order prime rib. Includes unlimited beer, wine and soda. Full payment at time of booking fully refundable 31 days or more prior to trip December 7-9, 2013: ST. AUGUSTINE CHRISTMAS NIGHTS OF LIGHTS. Motorcoach drive to St. Augustine, board the sightseeing train for a narrated circuit of the city, have dinner at the Alhambra Dinner Theater and see the musical "Christmas Carole", board the trolley for Nights of Lights as it takes us around town to view all the Christmas light displays. $349 per person double, $425 single includes all of the above plus shopping on St. George St., tour and tasting at the San Sebastian Winery, included dinner at the fabulous Raintree Restaurant located in a lovely mansion, a refreshing boat ride, and two breakfasts at the Country Inn & Suites where we spend two nights. Full payment at time of booking fully refundable 46 days or more from trip's departure. Book early as this yearly trip to St. Augustine sells out quickly. December 18, 2013: ( Wednesday) WHITE CHRISTMAS WINTER SHOW at the Hudson Show Palace. Come help us celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with classic carols, & energetic dancing. $69. includes transportation, tip to driver, lunch buffet, Christmas Day show, all taxes and fees. Coming in March 11, 2014: LAND AND SAIL ON THE REFURBISHED BAHAMAS CELEBRATION, 5 DAYS, 4 NIGHTS. INCLUDES 2 NIGHTS STAY AT THE WYNDHAM ALL INCLUSIVE RESORT IN FREEPORT, BAHAMAS. Ferry overnight to Freeport in the Bahamas for a two nights stay at the Wyndham All Inclusive Resort. All meals on the ship and the resort included. All drinks included at the resort only. Price includes r/t transportation, 2 night cruise stay 2 night Wyndham stay, port charges, driver tips, all gratuities on the ship, all taxes, and fees. Prices per person, double occupancy are as follows: Standard Inside, Cat 5, $599; Standard Outside Cat 4, $639; Standard Suites, Cat 3 $679; Club Suites, Cat 2 $729. and Deluxe Suites, Cat 1, $779. Please note: While the Celebration Ship is not quite a mega ship it rests very much in mainstream

cruise ship territory in terms of onboard amenities, cabins tend to be a bit smaller and there are no balconies. It is a 1500 passenger converted ferry boat that offers year round cruises from Palm Beach, Florida to the Bahamas.


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Are you overqualified? That’s the phrase heard by mature adults time and time again to cover for age discrimination. If you are over 55 and need a job, the federal government has funded a special program just for you. Call the AARP Senior Community Service Employment Program at 727-785-1309.

If you meet the federal guidelines, you will be earning additional income within days and on your way to a job. You may be perfectly qualified! Located next door to The Centre at 1550 16th Street.

Drop off your worn or damaged flags at The Centre for proper disposal.

Digital Photography Club 2nd Friday of the month 1:00PM-3:00PM @ The Centre Cost $2.00 For info call Jim Scenna 785-2984

Donate your old glasses so that others can see! See the Lions Club collection box at The Centre.

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Dinner Dances

Third Friday of Each Month Dinner & Dancing from 5-8pm $7/members, $9/non-members Space is limited - Pre-Registration is suggested.

Friday, August 16 - with Dino Friday, September 20 - with Jerry Chase The Centre of Palm Harbor 1500 16th Street, Palm Harbor, FL 34683 727.771.6000

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We’re Always Looking for Instructors! We’re always looking for talented and creative instructors to add to our recreation programming staff. Contractual instructors are utilized year-round for a variety of programs. Send your resume to

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