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Coast Guard opens St. Petersburg base and lets the public in


Coast Guard invites public to take a peek

Sector St. Petersburg, the Coast Guard's local base, 600 Eighth Ave. SE, is hosting an open house to give the community a chance to experience a day in the life of a Coast Guard member from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. Helicopter and vessel tours, demonstrations and safe boating education will be featured. Free. For more information, call (727) 647-1557.


Learn about bicycle, pedestrian safety

The WalkWise Pedestrian Safety class covers Florida pedestrian laws, as well as BikeSmart, which covers Florida bicycle laws, traffic crash statistics and important safety tips for riding in the road and on the sidewalk. The Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Class will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at the Treasure Island Community Center, Gulf Boulevard and 106th Avenue. Reservations are required. All BikeSmart attendees will receive a front or back blinking bicycle light and reflective slap bracelet or reflective backpack. Free. For more information and for reservations, call (813) 974-9215.


Put your design on art district via logo

The newly formed Warehouse Arts District is conducting a contest for a logo. Entries are being accepted through March 31. The district lies between 16th and 31st streets, and First Avenue N and 10th Avenue S. Submit entries to Duncan McClellan Glass, 2342 Emerson Ave. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712, or send as an attachment to

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