Church offers Super Greek Fest Feb. 6-8
St. Stefanos Greek Orthodox Church, 3600 76th St. N, St. Petersburg, will hold its Super Greek Fest 2009 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Feb. 6 and 7 and noon to 6 p.m. Feb. 8. There will be Greek food, drinks, pastries and music, including a coffee house. A Greek Marketplace will offer authentic merchandise. Entertainment will include a live band, performances by the Kefi Dancers and cooking demonstrations. There also will be a Kids Zone. Senior Day will be Feb. 6 with special coupons. Admission is $1. Go to www.supergreekfest.com or call (727) 345-8235.
Car seat safety check is Tuesday at church
A car seat safety check is 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 738 Pinellas Point Drive S. Ashley Marchese of the Pinellas Park Fire Department and Katie Brew of the St. Petersburg Fire Department will talk about the correct installation and use of child safety seats and check car seats after the talk. The event is free to newcomers and includes breakfast and free child care. There's a $5 charge for members of Mothers of Preschoolers. Call 865-6005.
Bowser Ball benefit is Saturday at yacht club
The Pinellas Animal Foundation, in association with the Pinellas County Veterinary Medical Association, will again hold the annual Bowser Ball Dinner, CatSino Night and Silent Auction Fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. The evening will include music by Chuck Drake, Lynn Marcum performing a dance routine with her Olde English Bulldogge Maggie, a canine fashion show, dinner, Vegas-style games, and an auction. Dress is black tie optional. $100. Call (813) 610-4274 for reservations.
Program gives kids free dental care on Feb. 6
The annual Give Kids a Smile program sponsored by the Pinellas County Dental Association is Feb. 6 at various Pinellas County Health Department locations. To be eligible for the free dental care, children must be Medicaid-eligible. Screenings and x-rays will be offered to children ages 3 to 18 with followup appointments on Feb. 20 and Feb. 21 for children who need additional services. The parent or guardian must fill out paperwork authorizing dental treatment and must remain at the clinic with their children and provide transportation. Appointments are necessary and are first-come, first-served. Call 210-4222 to ensure that your children are eligible, find a clinic and make an appointment.
Pet rescue event seeks sponsors, vendors
"Get Rescued" seeks local sponsors and vendors for their fifth annual event Feb. 28 along Beach Boulevard in Gulfport. The event will feature adoptable pets, arts and crafts, food vendors, and live music. Proceeds benefit the animal rescue groups that attend. For information, call 322-5217 or check getrescuedingulfport.com.
Lawyer will give free help to eligible residents
Do you want advice about getting your personal and financial affairs in order or need help with other elder law issues? A volunteer attorney with the Community Law Program will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the third Friday of each month at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S. To be eligible, applicants must be 60 or older, live in Southern Pinellas and have a household income that is generally within 185 percent of federal poverty guidelines. Asset limits and citizenship or permanent residency status may apply. For more information, call 582-7480 or 893-2237.
Mardi Gras Weekend seeks participants
The Kiwanis Club of Gulf Beaches seeks local sponsors and vendors for Mardi Gras Weekend, Feb. 21 and 22 on Treasure Island Beach. The event will feature art, craft and food vendors. Proceeds benefit the Miracle League and Pinellas Village. For information, call 322-5217 or check kiwanismardigrasweekend.org.
Volunteer guardians needed for children
More than 1,200 abused, abandoned or neglected children and teens in Pinellas need a volunteer guardian ad litem to advocate for them in court and the child welfare system. The average time needed is four to six hours a month. Guardians visit the child monthly, become familiar with the case and make recommendations to the court to help ensure the child has a safe, stable environment. They are trained and backed by a professional staff and lawyers. The next class starts Feb. 17 and meets from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays for five weeks at the Criminal Justice Center, 14250 49th St. N, Clearwater. Call 464-6528 or visit www.guardianadlitem6.org.