Enjoy free music, movies Thursdays at park
The Waterfront Parks Centennial Celebration swings into high gear this month with free outdoor music and movies each Thursday in downtown St. Petersburg's North Straub Park. Music will start at 7 p.m., and movies will follow at dark. This Thursday enjoy North Florida singer/songwriter Grant Peeples and the movie To Kill a Mockingbird, starring Gregory Peck. For information, visit stpeteparks100.org.
Sample some wings, then have health tested
Find out more about your health and health care options while you have a little fun at the first Health Fair and Wing Tasting Combo from 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday at the Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth St. N, St. Petersburg. Information and free tests will deal with vision, memory, dental, diabetes, hearing and more. Area restaurants will provide samplings of their wings for $5. For information, call (727)893-7102.
City will offer free oral cancer screenings
The city of Gulfport, in conjunction with the Oral Cancer Foundation, will host a free oral cancer screening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Walgreens parking lot at 58th Street S and Gulfport Boulevard S. To learn more about oral cancer, go to oralcancer.org. For event information, call Gail Biron at (727) 893-1118 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holocaust Museum presents film Saturday
As part of its education and programming outreach, the Florida Holocaust Museum presents the film Four Seasons Lodge at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the museum, 55 Fifth St. S, St. Petersburg. In the film, New York Times journalist Andrew Jacobs follows a group of Jewish European Holocaust survivors in what may be their final summer together at a bungalow colony in the Catskill Mountains. Free to museum members, $14 for the public. To RSVP and for information, call (727) 820-0100, ext 236.
SPCA offers six-week dog obedience course
Start your dog's month off on the right paw by attending an SPCA Tampa Bay Canine Behavior Course. The six-week Canine Basic Obedience class begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave N. The class will teach dog owners basic obedience commands and how to overcome unwanted behaviors. All dogs must have current rabies vaccinations. Registration required. For information or to register, call (727) 586-3591 or visit spcatampabay.org.
Event turns spotlight on 600 block of Central
The Studio@620 will host the 620AnneX: Where Art Shops, the grand opening of the AnneX and all the shops on the newly revitalized 600 Block of Central Avenue at the block party from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday. Local artists' work will be available, along with innovative video projections and live music. Free. For information, call (727) 895-6620.
Folk concert series ends Sunday at museum
The Florida Folk Concert Series wraps up from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 Second Ave. NE. This free spring concert series is put on by the St. Petersburg Historical Society and WMNF 88.5 FM. Sunday's featured performers are Mike Jurgensen and 2PM, Judy Tampa and the Bunko Squad, Sandy Atkinson, and Evergreen. For information, call (727) 894-1052.
Toastmasters to offer public speaking training
Speak Easy Toastmasters Club 4698 will conduct a public speaking workshop, Speechcraft, starting at 6:15 p.m. Monday at the club's regular weekly meeting at the King Buffet Restaurant, 7610 49th St. N. The workshop is open to anyone interested in improving his or her public speaking skills. A $25 fee covers materials cost. The workshop will last for six sessions. The club meets from 6:15 to 8 p.m. Mondays. For information and registration, contact Jim Martin at (727) 536-3392 or Herschel Abrams at (727) 384-4804.
Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary needs items
The Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary is asking for the community's help to prepare for injured birds and coastal cleanup as the oil spill moves toward Florida. The sanctuary is asking for volunteers and items to be donated, including linens, kennels, towels, sheets, Dawn detergent, Pepto-Bismol, shovels, rakes, heavy-duty rubber gloves and toothbrushes. Bring the items to the sanctuary at 18328 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores. Call Michelle Simoneau at (727) 391-2473 for information.
Center opens food pantry, clothing closet
Friendship Baptist Church's Community Outreach Center, 4001 74th St. N, has opened its food pantry and clothing closet. It is accepting donations of clothing, hangers and nonperishable items for the pantry. Hours of operation for both are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For information, call (727) 343-3321.
Youth theater offers 'How to Act Like a Child'
Venue Youth Theatre will present the musical How to Act Like a Child at 2 p.m. May 15 and 16 at the Venue Theatre in the Broyhill Furniture Plaza, 9125 U.S. 19 N at Mainlands Boulevard. Tickets are $10; lap seats are free for kids age 5 and younger. For reservations and directions, call Venue Theatre at (727) 822-6194.
Paddle boarding event is set for Saturday
The Water Monkey Stand Up Paddle Boarding Championship Race is the fourth and final race of the spring series and will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Water Monkey, 5500 Shore Blvd. S, Gulfport. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., is $25 and includes lunch and race prizes. Spectators are welcome. For information, visit watermonkeyshop.com or call (727)481-3637.