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Check out quilters, school open house and fundraisers


Volunteers needed as role models for children

Gulf Coast Community Care needs volunteers age 30 and older for its mentoring program. Volunteers are matched with children of all ages throughout Pinellas County who need a positive adult role model. Many of the children are in foster care or live with a single parent who is going to school and working. No experience is necessary. There are no costs. Volunteers spend a few hours a week with a child doing simple activities such as reading, fishing, baking, teaching a craft or visiting a park. For more information, call Beverly at (727) 479‑1841 or Fanya at (727) 479‑1831, or visit

Pinellas Park

Annual craft, quilting event is next weekend

Crafters and quilters will present their 24th annual event Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Giles Manor, 5041 82nd Ave. N. Items include afghans, seasonal items, ornaments, jewelry, pillows and crocheted items. Also, there will be raffle and door prizes. For more information, call (727) 544-0308.

St. Petersburg

Kindergarten open house accepting RSVPs

St. Petersburg Christian School will hold a kindergarten open house for prospective parents Nov. 11 at 9 a.m. The school was named a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education and has nationally recognized programs serving students in grades K‑8. For more information or to RSVP, call registrar Traci Noble at (727) 522-3000.


Hospice to conduct grief support group meeting

Lake Seminole Presbyterian Church, located at 8505 113th St., will present a general grief support group conducted by Hospice, Tuesdays through Nov. 10. The group will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. in the church library. For more information or to sign up, call (727) 391-5509 or the Hospice at (727) 523-2145.


St. Anthony's accepting award nominations

St. Anthony's Hospital Foundation is accepting nominations for the second annual Roy G. Harrell Jr. Leadership Award and the Helen D. Roberts Philanthropy Award, honoring individuals who have demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable responsibility and have encouraged others. The deadline is Dec. 31. For a nomination form, go to or call (727) 825-1086.

Tierra Verde

'Walk-n-Roll' for spinal muscular atrophy cure

The Greater Florida Chapter of Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy's first "Walk-n-Roll" begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at Fort De Soto Park, Shelter 14, 3500 Pinellas Bayway S. Registration is $20 for adults, $5 for children older than 3. For more information, visit or call (727) 388-1888.


Night shopping benefits St. Petersburg Opera

St. Petersburg Opera and Stein Mart at Seminole Mall will present an evening of music and shopping to benefit the opera from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 8 at the retail store, 11201 Park Blvd., Seminole. Admission: $10. For more information, call (727) 395-0109 or (727) 823-2040.

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