African midwife visits St. Petersburg: Meet nurse midwife Mary Karoma, director of the All African People's Development and Empowerment Project in Sierra Leone, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at 1000 Central, 1000 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. She will tell stories of the more than 3,000 babies she has delivered there. Free. For information, call (727) 683-9949.
Vendors needed for festival: Boca Ciega Center, 1414 59th St. S, Gulfport, is seeking vendors for its upcoming festival scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 12. There will be arts and crafts and a yard sale, and business and organizations, as well as food vendors, are invited to participate. For information, call Ruth at (727) 344-4608.
Florida Fishermen Lost at Sea Memorial: The Outdoor Arts Foundation has announced that the long-anticipated "Florida Fishermen Lost at Sea" Memorial will be installed and dedicated to hundreds of west-central Florida fishermen who have lost their lives over the years in a celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. today at John's Pass Village and Boardwalk, 150 John's Pass Boardwalk, Madeira Beach. The unveiling of the memorial at sunset will take place in front of the Bell Tower and main entrance to the John's Pass Boardwalk. For information, call (727) 322-5217 or visit www.floridafishermenlostatsea.com.
BCHS 1977 reunion: The Boca Ciega High School Class of 1977's 35th reunion is planned for July 6 at Gigi's in South Pasadena and July 7 at the Treasure Island Community Center. For information, contact the organizers at [email protected] or (727) 572-0073, or join the Facebook group, Boca Ciega Class 1977.
Donations needed: The People That Love Church and Mission, 817 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg, is conducting its annual spring-summer drive for the poor. Needed are clean clothing items (including shoes) for men, women and children, small kitchen appliances, hygiene items of all types, linens and canned and nonperishable foods.
Get youngsters fit: Tickets are on sale for Kid Power Operation Lunch Line, an interactive musical performance to teach children the importance of healthy eating and physical activity. It will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets are $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for children and $22 for a family four-pack. Tickets can be purchased at LargoArts.com or by calling the box office at (727) 587-6793.
Classes for those grieving: St. Jerome Catholic Church, 10895 Hamlin Blvd., Largo, is offering GriefShare, a 13-week seminar and support group for people grieving the death of someone close to them. The free seminar is nondenominational. Each weekly meeting will be held Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and repeated on Thursdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The program starts Tuesday. The meetings will be in the education building at St. Jerome. For information, call Nancy Selak at (727) 415-8742.