Audition for 'Putnam County Spelling Bee'
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a Tony Award-winning musical about kids in the throes of puberty and the parents who drive them crazy while they all try to learn that winning isn't everything. St. Pete Little Theatre, 4025 31st St. S, will hold auditions for the show at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Auditioners should bring sheet music in the correct key, wear appropriate dance attire (no sandals), and be prepared to read from the script. For information, call (727) 866-2059 or visit splt.org.
St. Pete Beach
After-school study and sports program returns
The St. Pete Beach Community Center is bringing back its Tutoring and Sport Technique program for the 2011-2012 school year. The program offers safe transportation to an after-school program that combines homework help with socializing and active play for kids in grades 1 through 5. The program runs each school day with tutoring and homework help from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and Sport Technique from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The program picks up students from Azalea and Pasadena Fundamental Elementary Schools, but students from any other school are welcome to be dropped off. Each program is $20 per week for St. Pete Beach residents and $25 per week for nonresidents. Children can enroll in one or both programs weekly. Registration is open at the recreation office, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, or by calling (727) 363-9245.
Kriseman, Morano to address Democratic Club
District 53 state Rep. Rick Kriseman, D-St. Petersburg, and Allison Morano, vice chairwoman of the Florida Democratic Party, will be the featured speakers at the Greater Pinellas Democratic Club meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd. The meeting will start with social time, followed by a buffet dinner and concludes with the guest speakers' presentations, questions and discussion. Reservations are required. Tickets are $15. For information, call (727) 360-3971.
Chamber of Commerce to hold business mixer
The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce will hold its Evening Business Mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Lobster Pot Restaurant, 17814 Gulf Blvd. The event, sponsored by the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, costs $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers. Registration is required. Contact Amanda Page at (727) 360-6957 or e-mail Amanda@TampaBayBeaches.com.
Judge Irene Sullivan to address GOP club
Judge Irene Sullivan, author of the book Raised By the Courts: One Judge's Insight into Juvenile Justice, will address the members and guests of the St. Petersburg Republican Club at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Piccadilly Cafeteria, 1900 34th St. N. After her presentation, Sullivan will take questions from the audience. The meeting is free and open to the public. For information, call Gus Pries at (727) 864-0312.
Donate to Goodwill, get a soccer ticket
Drop off clothing or household items at any Goodwill-Suncoast donation site (Goodwill-Suncoast Gandy, 10596 Gandy Blvd.) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. in August and get a coupon good for a free ticket to an FC Tampa Bay professional soccer match with a paid admission. Coupons are good for home games at Al Lang Stadium on Saturday and Aug. 20 and Sept. 17 and 24. For information, call (727) 523-1512.
Zombie Workshops gear up for 'Thriller' event
For the third year in a row, St. Petersburg is set to take part in the nationwide "Thrill the World" event, a simultaneous dance to Michael Jackson's Thriller. In preparation for the Oct. 29 event, the Pier will hold weekly Zombie Workshops from 6 to 8 p.m. Fridays for anyone interested in learning to put on their zombie makeup and joining the dance. The next lesson is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Pier, 800 Second Ave. NE. This event is free. For information, call (727) 821-6443.
Organizations can apply to receive benefits
The Woman's Service League is accepting applications from Pinellas County organizations to benefit from its annual fundraiser. Charities must be listed under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code. For an application, call (727) 343-3050. The deadline for submissions is Aug. 30.
Florida Holocaust Museum needs docents
The Florida Holocaust Museum is recruiting docents. Individuals must commit to seven weeks of training from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays Sept. 19 to Nov. 21. A history course including documentary footage and photos will be provided. Call Urszula Szczepinska at (727) 820-0100, ext. 241.