Democratic Club meeting, fishing tournament, genealogy study among events

Artbook 2 Electric Boogaloo: In March, an iPad app was launched called Artbook Tampa Bay, a digital coffee-table book featuring more than 100 artists from around the area. This launch party aims to do it again with the work of more than 70 artists available as a digital download or a free version that gives you a taste of what's in this. You then have the option to buy each volume of the book for $4.99. There will be live art, live music and food beginning at 7 p.m. Friday at Jonny Reno's at the Pier, 800 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Free. For information, call (727) 896-7366 or visit jonnyreno.com.

Bait Nite: A New Way to Hook Up: The Pier Aquarium, 800 Second Ave. NE in St. Petersburg, is hosting this event from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday. This is a monthly, fourth- Thursday fundraising gathering for adults only. $10 in advance by 5 p.m. Wednesday; $12 at the door. For information, visit pier aquarium.org/event/baitnite.

Veteran Appreciation and Memorial Day Expo: Veterans can discover what services are available to them while they enjoy barbecue, entertainment, raffles and door prizes from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Health screenings are also available. Free. For information, call (727) 452-1300 or visit largoarts.com.

Young anglers fishing tournament: Anglers ages 15 and younger are invited to this annual fishing contest with prizes from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Hubbard's Marina & the Friendly Fisherman Restaurant, 170 John's Pass Boardwalk, Madeira Beach. Winners from each of the three age groups receive a rod and reel combo, trophy and additional prize. Registered anglers get a tournament T-shirt, bait bucket with shrimp, a bag filled with fishing goodies, lunch and a raffle ticket for additional prizes. There will also be face painting, kids games and activities. Entry fees are $15 ages 5 and younger; $25 ages 6-10; $25 ages 11-15. For information, call (727) 393-1947 or visit johnspass festivals.com.

Using technology for genealogical research: The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay is hosting a presentation by accredited genealogist Debbe Hagner on using emerging technologies to improve your genealogical research at 2 p.m. today at Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, 14041 Icot Blvd., near Largo. She will discuss the following technologies: DropBox, Evernote, Onenote, 1000memories, Billion Graves, Mocavo, Google+, Hangout, Dragon Natural Speaking, Twitter and Facebook, Flip-Pal and webinars. For information call (727) 372-0646.

Art of the Titanic: The Armed Forces History Museum, 2050 34th Way N in Largo, is showcasing the largest collection of original paintings, by maritime artist and historian Michael V. Ralph, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic through July 15. The collection includes 27 acrylic paintings and also showcases dinnerware, silverware, stationery, postcards, signs, articles and deck plans associated with the ship. For information, call (727) 539-8371.

Democrats to meet: The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Democratic Club will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Thirsty Marlin Grill, 351 W Bay Drive, Largo. The guests will be Jim Jackson and Janet Clark, Pinellas County School Board at-large candidates. There will also be a visit from field representatives of the Obama for America campaign. For information, visit www.largo democrats.com or call Rich Piper, (727) 588-0891.

Learn your family history: Genealogist and educator Joanne Ryder will present "Surname Search — Ya Gotta Think Out of the Box,'' at the Pinellas Genealogy Society meeting at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. Drinks and snacks will be provided. For information, call (727) 698-5957.

Music and Movies in the Park: This weekly series features musical acts from Florida who entertain at 7 p.m. before a classic movie screening beginning at dark. Bring a picnic and enjoy the waterfront Thursday at North Straub Park, Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive in St. Petersburg. This week features the 1993 film Sleepless in Seattle, starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. Local favorite Rebekah Pulley plays before the film. Free. For information, call (727) 463-4612.

Spay or neuter special: Pinellas County Animal Services, 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo, is offering financial assistance to cat owners who cannot afford to spay or neuter their pets. The cat must be in good health and between the ages of 3 months and 8 years old. There is a limit of two surgeries per household per year. Appointments are required. $25 for a male cat; $35 for a female cat. For information, call (727) 582-2600.

Belleair Beach: (727) 595-4646, www.cityofbelleairbeach.com

Belleair Bluffs: (727) 584-2151, belleairbluffs.org

Gulfport: (727) 893-1012, mygulfport.us

Kenneth City: (727) 498-8948, kennethcityfl.govoffice2.com

Pinellas Park: (727) 541-0721, pinellas-park.com

Redington Beach: (727) 391-3875, townofredingtonbeach.com

Redington Shores: (727) 397-5538, townofredingtonshores.com

St. Pete Beach: (727) 367-2735, stpetebeach.org

St. Petersburg: (727) 893-7465, stpete.org

Seminole: (727) 391-0204, myseminole.com

South Pasadena: (727) 347-4171, ci.south-pasadena.fl.us

Treasure Island: (727) 547-4575, mytreasureisland.org

Democratic Club meeting, fishing tournament, genealogy study among events 05/19/12 [Last modified: Saturday, May 19, 2012 5:30am]

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