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Community briefs: Mother's Day expo, car show and more


Mother's Day expo at Hilton St. Petersburg

Working Women of Tampa Bay is teaming up with community sponsors to give mothers, daughters and area businesswomen the chance to socialize, shop and support each other during the second annual Working Women of Tampa Bay Mother's Day Expo from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Hilton St. Petersburg, 333 First St. S. Guests will enjoy an evening of glitz and glamour sessions, mom and me photos, wine tasting, a storytelling area and a supervised kid zone. Free for members, $5 for nonmember guests. Online registration is required; visit for information.


Explore the secrets of Judaism at workshop

Delve into Judaism's secrets to serenity while exploring the mystical, psychological, social and cultural dimensions of Shabbat. The Jewish Learning Institute's spring course "Oasis in Time: The Gift of Shabbat in a 24/7 World," a six-week course, will have its first meeting from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. May 10 at the Chabad Jewish Center of Greater St. Petersburg, 4010 Park St. N. The course will help participants uncover principles for how to achieve a life of inner peace while making each workday more fulfilling. Cost for the course is $70, including the textbook. For information, call (727) 344-4900, and to enroll visit


Astrology association banquet is Friday

The Astrology Association of St. Petersburg's annual banquet will begin with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Hilton Bayfront, 333 First St. S. Medical astrologer Eileen Nauman will give the address at 7 p.m. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, the learning and fun will continue with an all-day workshop, with Nauman explaining how to study a natal astrology chart and interpret it medically. Costs for members is $105 to attend both days, $50 for Friday's dinner and lecture or $60 for Saturday's workshop. Nonmembers will pay $145 for both days, $70 for Friday or $80 for Saturday's workshop. For information, visit or call (727) 644-4484.


Humane society seeks foster parents for cats

The Humane Society of Pinellas is looking for volunteers with time flexibility to foster kittens without a mother (bottle baby or mush stage) until they are 2 pounds and can be spayed or neutered for adoption. The next volunteer information session is on Saturday. For more information, contact Bobbie, manager of volunteer services, at (727) 797-7722, ext. 237 or at


Car show revs up at Bay Pines VA center

The Downshifters of Brooklyn present the Bay Pines VA Annual Car Show at noon today at Bay Pines VA Medical Center, 10000 Bay Pines Blvd. The event will feature custom cars, street rods, trucks and classics. There will be music and food for purchase available. The event is free. For information, visit or call (727) 207-0939.


St. Petersburg hospital needs volunteers

St. Petersburg General Hospital, 6500 38th Ave. N, needs volunteers in the gift shop (Sundays and p.m. hours) and inpatient care (flexible hours). For information, contact Anita Brown at (727) 341-4848 or stop by the information desk.


Aquatics division now offering Aqua Zumba

The city Aquatics Division is offering Aqua Zumba, a new high-energy water exercise class at the Highland Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. The class will be on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. beginning this week. Participants must be at least 12 years old. Zumba is a Latin inspired cardio/dance workout that conditions and tones the body. Adding water resistance allows individuals to receive a more intense workout while in a low-impact environment. Registration on a monthly basis is required. Class cost is $18 for residents; $22.50 for nonresidents with a Largo recreation card. For information, call (727) 518-3018 or visit


Tickets available for 'Drowsy Chaperone'

Tickets are on sale for Eight O'Clock Theatre's Drowsy Chaperone. The 2006 Tony Award winner will be presented Thursday through Saturdays beginning Friday and running through May 22 at the Largo Cultural Center. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $25 for individuals; $12 students (19 and younger); and $22.50 for groups of 10 or more. To buy tickets, call the box office at (727) 587-6793.


Register now for Kid City Summer Camp

Registration is open for Kid City Summer Camp at the Southwest Recreation Complex, 13120 Vonn Road. The camp includes daily themed activities such as swimming, field trips, arts and crafts and sports. Camp begins June 13 and is from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For grades completed K-5. Before and after-care are available.

Southwest also offers Kid City II, an extension of the Kid City Camp, specifically for grades 6-8. For information, call (727) 518-3125 or visit


Dennis Lehane to read from his newest book

The Greater Largo Library Foundation will present author Dennis Lehane at 1 p.m. May 14 at the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. Lehane will read from and sign his newest book, Midnight Mile. Tickets cost $25 in advance; $30 on the day of the show. Get tickets by calling (727) 586-7398, through or by visiting the circulation desk of the library.


Author to have book talk today at church

St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 6801 38th Ave. N, is hosting a book signing event featuring St. Petersburg author Greg V. Gussler from 11 a.m. to noon today. Gussler will be available to talk about and sign copies of his novel, The Blizzard of Flaws. For information, call 1-888-361-9473.

Community briefs: Mother's Day expo, car show and more 04/30/11 [Last modified: Saturday, April 30, 2011 4:30am]
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