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Beaches notebook is full of events


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


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


'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 The deadline for applications is

May 30. For more information, contact the city clerk's office at 347-4171.

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 is

5 p.m. the previous Friday.

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