St. Pete Beach
Bid and have a bite at Fish Broil Carnival
The 78th Annual Fish Broil Carnival and Auction will be held from 2-8 p.m. Saturday at Gulf Beaches Elementary, 8600 Boca Ciega Drive in St. Pete Beach. Enjoy food, games and a live auction at 5 p.m. Items to be auctioned include vacation packages, dinners, gift certificates and festive gift baskets. All proceeds support the school. For information, call Daphne at 893-2630.
Church speaker's topic: Live long and like it
St. Hagop Armenian Church, 7020 90th Ave. N, Pinellas Park, will offer a talk by Dr. Yervant Khatcherian on "How to live to be 100 and enjoy it." The program will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, and there will be wine and cheese afterward. A donation of $10 is requested.
New Apostolic Church will honor veterans
New Apostolic Church, 3500 13th Ave. N, St. Petersburg, will hold a Veterans' Service and Fellowship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Veterans are invited to the service, which will honor their sacrifice to the country. Veterans are encouraged to wear their uniforms.
Fun Fest Carnival will benefit Catholic school
St. Raphael Catholic Church, 1376 Snell Isle Blvd., St. Petersburg, will hold a Fun Fest Carnival that will include rides, live music, food, a sports bar, bingo, raffles, a live animal and butterfly encounter, games and face painting. The event is 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 13, noon to 10 p.m. Nov. 14 and 15, and noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 16. Proceeds will benefit St. Raphael's Catholic School.
Tampa Bay area
Ombudsman program seeks new advocates
The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program administered by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs seeks men and women of all backgrounds who have concerns for elderly residents' rights and can negotiate and advocate for them. Mileage and meal reimbursements are provided at the state rate for all official ombudsman duties. Call (727) 588-6912 or 1-888-831-0404 to apply for the next training class.
Participants sought for U.S. Naval Sea Cadets
If you're a student between the ages of 11 and 17 and are interested in learning about naval traditions through participation in activities on and off the water, the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets, a nonprofit youth organization, and part of the U.S. Navy's youth program, offers valuable life and work skills such as teamwork, leadership and citizenship. Drills are held at the U.S. Coast Guard Clearwater Air Station one weekend each month. Cadets must have at least a 2.0 grade point average, be active in the community and be enrolled in school. Visit online at www.suncoastseacadets.org for information or call (727) 796-7322.
Holiday Stuff Swap is set for Nov. 15 at YWCA
Are you tired of looking at the same stuff in your home but can't really afford to buy anything new? The YWCA, 655 Second Ave. S, will host a Holiday Stuff Swap from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 15. Bring your gently used or new accessories, shoes, belts or purses to exchange with other women. Information, (727) 565-4492 or www.transitionsandyou.com.