Coastal Cleanup at Fort De Soto is set for Saturday
Tampa Bay Watch is hosting a coastal cleanup of Fort De Soto Park from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
A land- and sea-based cleanup effort will be deployed. Kayakers are welcome to participate.
Volunteers will meet before 9 a.m. either at Tampa Bay Watch Marine Center, 3000 Pinellas Bayway S, Tierra Verde, or at Fort De Soto Park's Shelter 12. Call (727) 867-8166 or visit tampabaywatch.org.
Beach Bash is for those in grades 6-12
The 14th annual TASCO Summer Extreme Beach Bash will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at Treasure Island Municipal Beach, 11260 Gulf Blvd.
Activities will include a four-on-four volleyball tournament, large water slide, rock-climbing wall, water joust, beach flag football, skimboard contest and more. TASCO will sell concessions. The event is open to youth in grades 6-12. Organized groups must contact TASCO at (727) 892-5060 to register.
That old bike can be a child's new toy
The Christmas Toy Shop Project needs used bicycles. The Toy Shop is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization that refurbishes bicycles (and other toys) year-round for distribution to needy families at Christmas.
Last year the group gave away about 700 bicycles, but donations are down this year.
Drop off donations at 550 16th St. N (door No. 6), or call (727) 898-3962 to arrange for pickup.