Two public hearings set on annexation; comments accepted
The city of St. Petersburg will have the first of two public hearings on the proposed Tierra Verde annexation at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall.
The second hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. May 15. Comments from the public will be accepted.
When: 3:30 p.m. Thursday; 6 p.m. May 15
Where: St. Petersburg City Hall, 175 Fifth St. N
ST. PETE BEACH
Let a basket of books greet Mom on her day
Scrambling for a gift for Mom? The St. Pete Beach Public Library is auctioning off several gift baskets just in time for Mother's Day. If your mom has plenty of perfume and jewelry, a basket of books might be the perfect alternative. The baskets are themed, covering topics like cooking, gardening, romance and relaxation.
Baskets may be purchased only through the silent auction that ends Friday at 6 p.m. at the library, 365 73rd Ave. Proceeds will help the library buy necessary but unbudgeted items.
Learn team building, improve aquatic skills
The St. Pete Beach Family Aquatics Center offers springtime pool programs, including recreational team swimming, for kids 6 to 18.
Swim meets focus on fun and sportsmanship while helping swimmers set personal goals and learn team building. In addition, American Red Cross swim lessons are available for all ages. Call 363-9264 for information.
It's time to register
for summer camp
Enrollment has begun for St. Pete Beach's summer program for kids, which runs from June 9 to Aug. 8.
The summer program includes picnic lunches, swimming, fishing, gym games and field trips. Register by the week or for the full nine weeks. Call 363-9245.
Beach Theatre series puts 'Grease' on screen
The historic Beach Theatre's Saturday morning matinee series welcomes kids of every age. This week: Grease is the word; the 1978 classic starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John roars in at 10. Admission is free.
When: 10 a.m. Saturday
Where: Beach Theatre, 315 Corey Ave.
Info: Call 360- 6697 or visit
Workshop aims to help teens become workers
Teens who need coaching to help land a summer job can benefit from a program sponsored by the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative, Bank of America and Junior Achievement.
"Hire Me! Teen Secrets for Getting the Job" is tailored for high school students and features information on interviewing skills, resume building and making a good impression.
The session lasts three hours and includes a meal and a variety of giveaways.
When: 5 p.m. Monday
Where: St. Pete Beach Library, 365 73rd Ave.
Info: Call 363-9238 to register
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH
'Ratatouille' is first
in outdoor film event
The Indian Rocks Beach Homeowners group will present its first Family Movies in the Park outdoor film event Saturday at Nature Park, off Gulf Boulevard between Ninth and 10th avenues. Bring your lawn chair and cooler for a screening of Rata
touille, which begins at dusk.
Also, the group will meet for its monthly happy hour Thursday at Coasters. Residents are invited to attend, meet your neighbors and enjoy the free appetizers and drink specials.
When: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday
Where: Coasters, 1311 Gulf Blvd.
Book swap group plans special evening event
This month, South Pasadena's book swap meetings, sponsored by the Cultural Arts Council, are from 10 a.m. to noon Friday and May 23 at City Hall.
There will be a special evening meeting on May 16. Author Maxene Obenschain Kleier is the guest speaker.
When: May 16 meeting, 5 to
6:30 p.m., followed by a book swap from 6:30 to 7:30.
Where: City Hall, 7047 Sunset Drive
Info: Nelly Halboth, 347-4171
Residents can apply
for annual scholarship
Residents of South Pasadena — graduating high school seniors and adults — are eligible to apply for the city's annual scholarship award. Applicants must have been residents of South Pasadena for two years and been accepted to an accredited college, university, trade school or technical school.
Applications are available at City Hall, 7047 Sunset Drive S, and online at ci.south-pasadena.fl.us. The deadline for applications is
May 30. For more information, contact the city clerk's office at 347-4171.
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