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Annual Spring Fling arts displays wrap up school year


Third annual Spring Fling arts displays wrap up school year

Dance, music and visual arts students of the Classical Christian School for the Arts will display their talents Friday evening at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center. Nancy Bostock, chairwoman of the Pinellas County School Board, is scheduled to speak at the third annual Spring Fling and Graduation performance. Admission is free but donations will be accepted at the door.

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N.

Info: Call 547-6820.

Saturday night movie in park's band shell

Pack up the kids and the bug repellent and head out to the park Saturday evening for outdoor fun and a family movie. Pinellas Park firefighters hope to make the event a monthly event in Pinellas Park and are seeking local businesses to assist in funding licensing rights to screen movies and musicians who would like to volunteer time to perform before the films.

Admission is free; concession sales will benefit the Pinellas Park Fire Fighters Benevolence Fund, which helps Pinellas Park fire victims and funds the holiday toy drive and dinner giveaways.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: England Brothers Band Shell, 5120 80th Ave. N.

Info: Call or e-mail Nick, 687-4494, or

USF football coach will speak at Kiwanis Club

USF football coach Jim Leavitt is scheduled to speak at the June 5 meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Pinellas Park. Leavitt grew up in St. Petersburg and graduated from Dixie Hollins High School. Bulls' fans are welcome to attend the lunch.

Please RSVP to Ray Hoeneisen, 409-0535, or e-mail: The Pinellas Park club sponsors or participates in local events and projects such as MDA, March of Dimes, the Marty Lyons Foundation, Special Olympics, Horses for the Handicapped and PARC.

When: Noon, June 5

Where: Park Station, 5890 Park Blvd.

Info: Contact Hoeneisen, 409-0535.


Participants needed for July Fourth parade, fest

Kenneth City and the Lealman Fire District are making plans for their annual Fourth of July celebration.

Participants are being sought for the parade and festival, which is a tradition for the Lealman and Kenneth City areas. The parade will be followed by the community festival with free food, games and prizes.

Last year's event drew more than 1,200 people. Groups and businesses interested in participating should contact Lt. Jim Millican, 526-5650, ext. 549, or stop by Kenneth City city hall, 6000 54th Ave. N, to pick up a registration form.

Homeowners to repair four shuffleboard courts

The Kenneth City Homeowners Association is working on a project to clean and repair the four shuffleboard courts adjacent to the Kenneth City Community Hall.

Organizers say the courts should be ready for use the first week in June. The courts have gone unused for several years, according to Dick Laneau, association vice president.

The door on the court clubhouse will be repaired and keys will be sold to members of the association for $2 each. Residents may order a key by contacting Laneau at 345-4323 or e-mail,

The final meeting of the Kenneth City Homeowners Association before the summer break is set for June 10. The evening will include free bingo for members

When: 7 p.m. June 10

Where: Kenneth City Community Hall, 4600 58th St. N.

Info: Contact Laneau, 345-4323


Hurricane conference this Friday, Saturday

The 2008 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Hurricane Conference is set for Friday and Saturday at the St. Petersburg College Allstate Center. The event is hosted by St. Petersburg College in partnership with Lealman Fire District's CERT. The conference is for CERT members but is also open to the public; anyone who wants to be prepared and possibly assist others during a disaster is welcome to register to attend. A registration fee of $25 per person includes exercises, breakout sessions, snacks, lunch and a vendor fair. Sally Bishop, director of Pinellas County Emergency Management, will speak Friday evening.

When: 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Where: St. Petersburg College Allstate Center, 3200 34th St. S

Info: Contact Capt. Larry Thompson, 526-5650, ext. 548, or visit

Neighborhood Notebook is compiled by Times correspondent Lorrie Lykins. E-mail news to or snail-mail it to Lorrie Lykins, Neighborhood Notebook, P.O. Box 4954, Seminole, FL 33775. Deadline for inclusion in the Wednesday Neighborhood Times is 5 p.m. the previous Friday.

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