Patriot Day tribute to honor those who fell fighting terror
The city of South Pasadena plans a Patriot Day ceremony the morning of Sept. 11 at the city's Fire Station. The ceremony will honor first responders and veterans and remember all those who have fallen in the war on terrorism. The ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a moment of silence observed at 8:46 a.m.
When: 8:30 a.m. Thursday
Where: South Pasadena Fire Station, 911 Oleander Way S
Check out new voting system for yourself
If you're curious about the new optical scan voting system, the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections has scheduled demonstrations countywide in anticipation of the Nov. 4 general election. 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 at demonstration sites. Oct. 6 is the deadline to register for the Nov. 4 election. Voters may also register to vote at public libraries or driver license office, or at any county office handling social services or disabilities. For more information, contact the Supervisor of Elections Office at 464-6108 or visit www.votepinellas.com.
Scheduled demonstrations on the beaches:
When: 7 to 8 p. m. Tuesday
Where: Boca Ciega High School media center, 924 58th St. S, Gulfport
When: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 22
Where: Gulf Beaches Public Library, 200 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH
Boating club's Island Party rescheduled
The Island Party hosted by the Indian Rocks Beach Boating Club, which was postponed due to the recent tropical storm, has been rescheduled for Saturday. Residents should bring their own drinks, meat for the grill, chairs and a covered dish to share. The club will provide a grill, paper products, charcoal and tables. Please RSVP via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: Starts at 6 p.m. Saturday
Where: Meet on the small island at the north end of Indian Rocks Beach, just south of the Belleair Causeway
Info: Visit the neighborhood Web site at irbhome.com/boating.html
Poker run benefits neighborhood group
The Indian Rocks Beach Neighborhood Association is planning a fundraising Poker Run Sept. 20. The event will take players on a tour of establishments throughout the community with the run concluding with a party at the loading dock of Crabby Bill's. 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. Sept. 20
Where: Cuso's Club & Cantina, 2405 Gulf Blvd.
ST. PETE BEACH
Openings available in after school program
St. Pete Beach offers weekly after school care for elementary school kids that includes tutoring and sports technique programs at the St. Pete Beach Community Center. The program is available for kids in grades 1-5 and combines tutoring and homework help with gym games, organized sports and socializing. The program runs every school day with tutoring from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and sports technique from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost is $40 per week with membership card or $50 per week without. Call 363-9245 for information.
Dance classes at the community center
The Cheryl Lee Studio of Dance is now operating out of the St. Pete Beach Community Center, offering 30 different dance classes as well as private lessons weekly. For more information call 345-6800.
Get ready for digital television at the library
If you have questions about the upcoming nationwide transition to digital television (DTV), the St. Pete Beach Public Library and RadioShack are partnering to present a community educational seminar on the topic. The nationwide transition, set for February 2009, will involve switching from the old method of transmitting TV signals — known as analog — to digital television (DTV). It is estimated that nearly 70-million television sets could lose their signals when the transition occurs. RadioShack has partnered with the American Library Association to host community seminars to help prepare for the DTV transition. A representative from Radio Shack will present the seminar and answer questions.
When: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 17
Where: St. Pete Beach Public Library, 365 73rd Ave. St. Pete Beach
Info: Contact Maryjane Hyatt via e-mail at email@example.com or call 363-9238.
Free matinee at the Beach Theatre: 'E.T.'
The historic Beach Theatre's ongoing Saturday morning matinee series welcomes kids of every age. This week's scheduled matinee is E.T: The Extra Terrestrial (1982). Admission is free; the screening is sponsored by Haslam's Book Store.
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.
Neighborhood Notebook is compiled by Times correspondent Lorrie Lykins. E-mail news to SPTimeslistings@yahoo.com 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.