ST. PETE BEACH
Don't be in the dark about digital television
The St. Pete Beach Public Library will present a community educational seminar to answer questions about the upcoming nationwide transition to digital television. The changeover, set for February, will involve switching from the old method of transmitting TV signals — known as analog — to digital television. It is estimated that nearly 70-million television sets could lose their signals when the transition happens. A RadioShack representative will present the seminar and answer questions.
When: 2 to 3:30 p.m. today
Where: St. Pete Beach Public Library, 365 73rd Ave. St. Pete Beach
Info: E-mail Maryjane Hyatt at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 363-9238
See 'Forbidden Planet' free at Beach Theatre
The historic Beach Theatre's Saturday morning matinee series welcomes kids of every age. This week's matinee is Forbidden Planet (1956) featuring a very young Leslie Nielsen. Admission is free.
When: 10 a.m. Saturday
Where: the Beach Theatre, 315 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach
Info: Call 360-6697 or visit www.beach-theatre.com
Dig out old items for antique appraisal fair
If you have some antiques or collectibles around the house and you're not sure their age or value, find out at the antiques appraisal fair and sale at the St. Pete Beach Community Center. Experts from Granny's Auction House will offer appraisals during the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum's fundraiser. Admission is $5, which includes an appraisal for one small item. Additional appraisals are $5 and furniture appraisals are $20 a piece. Volunteers will be available to help bring in large items.
When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 27
Where: the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive
Info: Call Spencer at 743-8866
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH
Poker Run fundraiser revs up Saturday
The Indian Rocks Beach Neighborhood Association will host a fundraising Poker Run. Players will tour establishments throughout the community with the run concluding with a party at Crabby Bill's loading dock. Players will visit participating bars and restaurants and pick up playing cards at each location, then make their best five-card poker hand to present at Crabby Bill's. Players are encouraged to walk or take the trolley. Registration is $5 per person in advance, $10 the day of the event. Proceeds benefit the IRB Neighborhood Association.
When: 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday
Where: Cuso's Club and Cantina, 2405 Gulf Blvd.
Check out the new voting system
Curious about the new optical scan voting system? Come to a demonstration by the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Office. In addition to test-driving the new voting procedure, individuals may also register to vote, update personal information including address, name, party or signature, and request mail-in ballots. Oct. 6 is the deadline to register for the Nov. 4 election. Voters may also register to vote at public libraries or driver's license offices, or at any county office handling social services or disabilities. For information, call the Supervisor of Elections Office at 464-6108 or visit www.votepinellas.com.
When: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday
Where: Gulf Beaches Public Library, 200 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach
Swap books twice a week at City Hall
Book fans should check out the twice weekly book swap in the Cultural Arts Room of South Pasadena City Hall starting next month. The book swap will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays starting Oct. 7
Where: South Pasadena City Hall Cultural Arts Room, 7047 Sunset Drive S
Info: Call 347-4171
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