Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Book Nook event at St. Petersburg Pier celebrates Oceans Day


Book Nook event celebrates Oceans Day

The Pier Aquarium's family event, Book Nook by the Bay, will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Pier Aquarium, 800 Second Ave. NE. Admission to the event is included with daily admission, which is $5 for adults, $4 for students/seniors, and free for kids 6 and younger. This portion of Book Nook celebrates Oceans Day with the freeFall Theatre Company's sing-along of Over the Ocean in a Coral Reef featuring the Brown Pelican and author Nancy Stewart reading from and signing copies of her book, One Pelican at a Time: A Story of the Gulf Oil Spill. For information, call (727) 803-9799.


Fashion show to help feed needy children

The third-floor ballroom of the Pier, 800 Second Ave. NE, will come alive at the Fashion on the Pier event, benefitting the Warren Backpack Foundation to feed low-income and homeless children. The event, from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, will include fashions by Designers Consigner and hairstyles by VLVT. It includes appetizers, cake and a cash bar. Guests are encouraged to bring nonperishable canned goods. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. For information, call (727) 637-5586.


Extreme baseball opener benefits All Children's

Who knew baseball could be an extreme sport? Well, toss a larger diamond outside your standard baseball diamond, make one set of bases orange and one set white, and make every other player run the opposite direction around the bases. This extreme format creates more baserunning and fielding scenarios to challenge players. The Tampa Bay Blacksox, a local extreme baseball team, opens its fifth home season on Saturday with this game and a silent auction benefiting All Children's Hospital. Gates open at 4:30 p.m., the silent auction is from 5 to 5:30 and the game begins at 6. Campbell Park Community Center and James Oliver Field, 601 14th St. S. Tickets are $10, $5 for students and military, $2.50 seniors/children ages 12 and younger. For information, call (727) 484-0991 or visit


Art show features comic book superheroines

"The Faces of the Feminine: Superheroines and Popular Culture" art show is part of a thesis project that researches comic book superheroines, femininity and popular culture. It will open Friday and stay on display through July 6 at the Seminole Library at St. Petersburg College, Seminole Campus, 9200 113th St. N. Public participation is encouraged for a popular choice award. Visitors to the library may vote for their favorite work. Winning artists will receive the People's Choice Award with cash prize. For information, call (727) 821-5759.


Learn how to build a stronger relationship

Learn the tools to navigate your life together at Relationship GPS from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Northwest Church of Christ, 6355 38th Ave. N. Sponsored by You&Me.We, this free seminar for married and committed couples will teach how to preserve and enhance fun, friendship and intimacy. Learn to work through common relationship challenges and to communicate clearly. Lunch included, and couples who attend and complete the course will receive a $25 Publix gift card. To register, visit youand, or for information, call toll-free 1-866-600-6054.


Dress up and dance to the oldies at center

The Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, will host a Dance Club from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning today. Dress to impress and dance the night away to music from the '40s, '50s and '60s. Admission is $8. For information, call (727) 518-3131 or visit


Register kids for summer art camps

Registration for the Beach Art Center's Kreative Kids Summer Art Camps is now open. Beginning June 13, the Beach Art Center will offer six weeks of half-day art camps in the morning and afternoon tailored for children ages 5-18. Programs include multimedia, paint, creatures, comics and clay. The classes are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon or from 1 to 4 p.m. The weekly cost is $80. For information, call (727) 596-4331 or e-mail


Residents asked to limit reclaimed water use

To alleviate reclaimed water-pressure issues and potential shortages, Pinellas County Utilities is appealing to reclaimed water customers in south Pinellas County to voluntarily limit irrigation immediately. Minimal rainfall and overuse of reclaimed water in the area are stressing the available supply of reclaimed water.

These suggestions can help you conserve and still maintain a healthy lawn:

• Limit irrigation to alternate days of the week, based upon address: Odd numbered addresses irrigate on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday; even numbered addresses irrigate on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

• Generally, irrigate at a rate of approximately 1 to 1 1/2 inches per week.

• Do not irrigate during the hottest part of the day (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) when irrigation is the least effective. High temperatures lead to excessive evaporation and the potential for lawn scalding.

• Those brown spots on your lawn could be due to insect damage. Overwatering can make this situation worse.

• Make sure your sprinklers water your lawn, not your driveway, road or sidewalk.

Pinellas County Utilities is trying to prevent implementing mandatory restrictions and has already issued a request for reclaimed water conservation for North Pinellas County, in early May.

If you would like additional information on how to maintain a healthy lawn, visit or contact Pinellas County Utilities at (727) 464-4000.


Soulful sounds from Michael Desselle

Performer Michael Desselle, formerly known as Molten Mike, will present Soulful Saturday Night from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. The cost is $9. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the community center or at the door. For information, call (727) 518-3131.


Class teaches women basic golf skills

A new class for women, Introduction to Golf, will be held Saturdays from 9 to 10 a.m. through June 25 at the Largo Golf Course, 12500 Vonn Road. The program will focus on basic golf skills. Lessons include a round of golf following the completion of the four-week session. The cost is $32 for residents and $40 for nonresidents. For information, call (727) 518-3024.


Celebrate collaboration between Dalí, Disney

The Dalí Museum will host A Date with Dalí + Disney, an all-day celebration of Destino, a collaboration between Walt Disney and Salvador Dalí, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. Kids under 12 get in free; dress up as a Disney character to receive a surprise from the museum store. Destino, a 6-minute animated film, will be shown on loop all day. Dalí and Disney, A Date with Destino, an 82-minute documentary, will be shown at 2 and 6 p.m. For information, call (727) 823-3767.

Book Nook event at St. Petersburg Pier celebrates Oceans Day 05/31/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 2:49pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Photo gallery: 20 mugshots of pro athletes arrested in Florida - 1994 to 2017


    In light of today's arrest of Tiger Woods in Jupiter, Florida on DUI charges, here are 20 booking mugs of professional athletes who have been arrested in Florida, from 1994 (Jennifer Capriati) to today (Woods).

    Desmond Bryant - 2005 - Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Desmond Bryant was arrested in Miami on charges of criminal mischief after allegedly "going to a neighbor's house inebriated and causing a commotion." 

  2. For starters: Rays at Rangers, with Erasmo on the mound again


    Coming off Sunday's 6 1/2-hour, 15-inning marathon win over the Twins, the Rays will have the pitcher who finished that game, Erasmo Ramirez, start tonight's game in Texas, first pitch 8:05 Tampa Bay time.

    Ramirez threw only 12 pitches on Sunday so the Rays decided to let him make his planned start tonight, …

  3. Curlew Hills Memory Gardens honors Memorial Day (w/video)


       Curlew Hills Memory Gardens honored those that served during their 31st annual Memorial Day Service on Monday (5/23/17) in Palm Harbor. The event featured guest speakers, live choral performances by the Palm Harbor United Methodist Church choir and live music by Bones South, an area trombone ensemble with …

    Eight-year-old Piper St. Jean, of Tampa, uses a brush to clean the grave of her grandfather, Henry St. Jean, who served with the United States Air Force during the Korean and Vietnam wars. at Curlew Hills Memory Gardens on Monday moments after the conclusion of their 31st annual Memorial Day Service on Monday (5/23/17) in Palm Harbor.
  4. Authorities release name of Tampa woman killed in Temple Terrace apartment fire


    TEMPLE TERRACE — Authorities have released the name of a woman who died in a fire that destroyed a dozen units in an apartment complex here Sunday.

    Firefighters battle an early-morning fire Sunday that claimed the life of 28-year-old Tenecia Renee Brannon and left about 30 others homeless. [Temple Terrace Fire Department]
  5. New Port Richey restaurant worker shoots attacker


    NEW PORT RICHEY — A restaurant kitchen worker shot and injured a man who entered the business and began beating him Saturday, according to New Port Richey Police.

    Vince Angelety, 29, of New Port Richey faces a charge of burglary with simple battery. He remained in the Land O'Lakes Detention Center on Monday, held without bail. [Photo courtesy of the Pasco County Sheriff's Office]