Candidate forums, theater performances and more

St. Pete beach

Chamber hosting candidates forum

The Tampa Bay Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts a meet the candidates forum for the city of St. Pete Beach at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Warren Webster Building, 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way. The candidates will discuss their platforms and answer questions from the audience. For information, call Amanda Page at (727) 360-6957.

ST. PETERSBURG

Forum at Eckerd College explores Richelieu's art

The Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College is hosting the forum "Cardinal Richelieu's Art Collection at his Castle at Richelieu, France" at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Lewis House on the college campus, 4200 54th Ave. S. The forum is free and open to the public. Call (727) 864-8834 or visit eckerd.edu/aspec.

St. Petersburg

Rockingham Male Chorus performs today

The Rockingham Male Chorus will present a concert at 3 p.m. today at Palm Lake Christian Church, 5401 22nd Ave. N. The Rockingham Male Chorus comes from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. The concert will include sacred music and popular songs. The concert is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted. For information, call (727) 321-8356.

ST. PETERSBURG

Students use Broadway to benefit Israeli group

The nationally acclaimed Pinellas County Center for the Arts Musical Theater students will present an Afternoon of Scenes and Songs of Broadway at 12:30 p.m. today at Temple Beth-El, 400 Pasadena Ave. S. The afternoon of music is accompanied by a lunch and requires a minimum donation of $36. The money raised will go to the Pinellas/Pasco Chapter of American Friends of Magen David Adom, "Israel's 911" who helps those in Israel facing serious medical traumas. The funds raised at this event will help buy medical supplies, including cardiac defibrillators, pressure bandages, trauma packets and more. For information, call (727) 864-2008 or (727) 391-1500.

Countywide

State Rep. Larry Ahern having open house

State Rep. Larry Ahern, R-Seminole, will host an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at his district office, 5511 Park St., Lealman. For information, call (727) 545-6421. Ahern represents House District 51, which includes Seminole, South Pasadena and parts of Largo, St. Petersburg, Pinellas Park and the unincorporated Lealman area.

Tuesday is deadline to apply for exemptions

Pinellas County property appraiser Pam Dubov reminds permanent residents of Pinellas County that they may qualify for one or more property tax exemptions, which may result in hundreds of dollars in property tax savings. The application deadline is Tuesday. To find out if you qualify, or for additional information, call the Personal Exemption Division at (727) 464-3294, or visit the property appraiser website at pcpao.org.

Gulfport

Tuesday market has produce, crafts, art

The Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market is a year-round open-air market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Tuesday in Gulfport's Waterfront District on Beach Boulevard below 29th Avenue S. With more than 40 vendors, the market offers a variety of produce, including but not limited to, local, organic and hydroponic fruits and vegetables. Vendors also offer local honey, teas, herbs, seafood, cheese, fresh breads, pastries, nuts and granola, gourmet and ethnic foods, candy, garden plants, bath and body products and more. Local artists and crafters also participate. Call (727) 366-4068.

Largo

Eight O'Clock Theater does 'Bye Bye Birdie'

Eight O'Clock Theater presents Bye Bye Birdie from Friday through March 20. Tickets are $25 for individuals; $12 for students 19 and under; $22.50 per person for groups of 10 or more. Visit largoarts.com or call (727) 587-6793.

Largo

Summer camps range from sports to theater

Get a jump start on summer plans by registering for one of Largo's summer camps. More than 60 full- and half-day summer camps for preschool, elementary, middle school and teenage children will be offered. Resident registration begins March 5 from 8 a.m. to noon at Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave., and Southwest Recreation Complex, 13120 Vonn Road. Nonresident registration begins March 19. Parents can choose from sport camps, theater and dance camps, aquatic camps and more. For information, visit PlayLargo.com or pick up a Play Magazine at all Largo recreation facilities, City Hall or the Public Library. For information, visit LargoCamps.com or call (727) 518-3016 or (727) 518-3125.

Largo

New grief share group will meet on Thursdays

St. Jerome Catholic Church, 10895 Hamlin Blvd., Largo, is beginning grief share, a weekly seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. It will be on Thursdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. beginning March 3 and continue through June 2. The group will not meet April 21. Registration is not required. Individuals can join at anytime. For information, call Nancy Selak at (727) 415-8742.

Largo

Experts will take questions on pill abuse

The Drug Free American Foundation, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office and NOPE are hosting a town hall meeting about prescription drug abuse in Pinellas County at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Young-Rainey Star Center, 7887 Bryan Dairy Road. Experts will be available for a question-and-answer session. For information, contact Lana Beck at (727) 828-0211, ext. 102.

Clearwater

Democratic Women's Club plans speaker

Former president of the Democratic Women's Club of Upper Pinellas Joyce Martin will speak at the club's meeting at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Red Lobster, 26320 U.S. 19 N. Everyone is welcome. For information, call Mary Freeman at (727) 581-4630.

Seminole

Economic growth topic of Kiwanis breakfast

The Kiwanis Club of Seminole breakfast will present a program about Seminole's Economic Development at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday at the Seminole Family Restaurant, 6864 Seminole Blvd.

Countywide

Volunteers needed to mentor children

Adults Mentoring Children of Gulf Coast Community Care is a community-based mentoring program giving children the opportunity to connect with a caring, supportive adult who can share life experiences that can help children develop self-esteem, self-confidence, and enhance social and academic skills. There is a need for volunteers for children of all ages.

Volunteers must be at least 30 years old. There is no cost to become a mentor. Volunteers are provided social events and support by the agency staff. No experience is necessary. Volunteers spend a few hours each week in simple activities such as reading, fishing, baking, teaching a craft, gardening or visiting a park with a child. To learn how you can become a volunteer, call Beverly at (727) 479-1841.

Candidate forums, theater performances and more 02/26/11 [Last modified: Friday, February 25, 2011 5:31pm]

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