INDIAN ROCKS BEACH
Join boat club as members plan upcoming events
The Indian Rocks Beach Boat Club will meet Thursday at Brewmasters Steakhouse. Membership is open to residents, nonresidents and businesses, as well as nonboat owners. The group will finalize plans for upcoming events, including a restaurant boat trip.
When: 6 p.m. happy hour, 7 p.m. meeting Thursday.
Where: Marlin Time Sports Bar at Brewmasters, 401 E Second St.
Info: Check out the neighborhood Web site: irbhome.com/boating.html.
Beach Art Center will offer watercolor classes
The Beach Art Center will offer weeklong watercolor workshops Jan. 26-30 taught by Mark McHaffey. McHaffey is a nationally known artist and instructor who will teach techniques on how to get started. Call Toni Young at 546-1270 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and to register.
Florida author will speak about eclectic memoir
The South Pasadena Cultural Arts Council hosts author Gail Odwaga, who will speak on Monkey Puzzles, a memoir written in poetry, short stories, word puzzles and riddles.
When: 3 to 4 p.m. Jan. 29.
Where: South Pasadena Cultural Arts Council, 7047 Sunset Drive S.
Information: Call 347-4171.
Property owners group set to meet on Jan. 21
The Indian Shores Property Owners Association meets the third Wednesday of each month at Indian Shores Town Hall. The first meeting of the New Year is Jan. 21. Residents and property owners are welcome.
When: 5 p.m. Jan. 21.
Where: Indian Shores Town Hall, 19305 Gulf Blvd.
ST. PETE BEACH
Times political editor will speak at library
The St. Pete Beach Public Library will kick off a new monthly series today featuring St. Petersburg Times reporters. The first "Meet the Times Writers" speaker is political editor Adam C. Smith, who will discuss the 2008 elections.
When: 7 p.m. today.
Where: 365 73rd Ave., St. Pete Beach.
Come on in, the water's fine at Aquatic Center
The St. Pete Beach Family Aquatic Center's pool is heated year-round to 82 degrees. Winter hours through March 29 include adult lap swims from 7 to 10 a.m. and an open swim from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 363-9264 for more information.
Superman to swoop into Beach Theatre Saturday
Check out the free kids' matinee Saturday morning at the historic Beach Theatre. This week's film is Superman II.
When: 10 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Beach Theatre, 315 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach.
Info: Call 360-6697 or visit www.beach-theatre.com.
Community center offers sale every Wednesday
Shop for fresh produce, organic food products, crafts, clothing and original artwork Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the pavilion at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Call 363-9245.
Open-air market is every Friday through March
Check out the Treasure Island open-air market every Friday through March. Vendors sell fresh produce, original art, crafts and food.
When: Fridays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Treasure Island Community Center, 1 Park Place and 106th Avenue.
Neighborhood Notebook is compiled by Lorrie Lykins. E-mail news to SPTimeslistings@yahoo.com or mail it to Lorrie Lykins, Neighborhood Notebook, P.O. Box 4954, Seminole, FL 33775. The deadline for the Wednesday Neighborhood Times is 5 p.m. Friday.