New Destiny Church plans Halloween event
New Destiny Church Fall Carnival will offer a free Halloween event Friday from 6-11 p.m. at 11200 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N. There will be fun for toddlers, kids, teens and adults; great food; a dunk tank; car mash; music; health booths; and more. No scary costumes, please. For more information call 576-7374 or visit www.newdestinychurch.org.
Barkoween party is for pets and their friends
The Barkoween Pet Costume Party is for dogs and their fun-loving human counterparts Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Belleview Biltmore, 25 Belleview Blvd., in Clearwater. Sponsored by Fluffy Puppies and the Belleview Biltmore, the fun-filled night starts with a costume contest. Guests are encouraged to dress up their dogs and themselves. Categories include the scariest, funniest, most original and creative, cutest and the best owner/pet look-a-like costume. A $10 ticket includes entry into the costume contest, a raffle ticket and a trick-or-treat doggie bag. RSVP online at www.SPOTusa.org or call 545-3463 for more details. Proceeds benefit SPOT (Stop Pet Overpopulation Together).
Flea market opens with $5 breakfast
King of Peace Metropolitan Community Church, 3150 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg, is holding its second Flap Jacks & Flea Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 1 in its parking lot. The event kicks off with a $5 all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast that will be served with orange juice and coffee in the church social hall. The flea market is open to vendors from the general public. Booth rental is $7; tables are $5. Call Jeannie Pointer at (727) 321-3437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harvest celebration will include organ concert
Christ United Methodist Church, 467 First Ave. S, is holding an Old-fashioned Harvest Celebration from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 8. There will be games, music, food and an performance on the church's Aeolian Skinner pipe organ. Tables and spaces are available for $25 to vendors to sell arts and crafts. Reservations close on Oct. 31. Call (727) 822-3343.
Bishop to visit Genesis Worship Center Church
Bishop Corletta Vaughn will make an Episcopal visit to Genesis Worship Center Church, 1818 29th Ave. N, in St. Petersburg from Friday to Nov. 2. Services will be Friday at 7 p.m. and 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Nov. 2. Vaughnwas elected and ordained in 1999 the presiding bishop for the International Outreach, Go Tell It Ministry Worldwide Network of Churches.
Program will focus on gender violence Nov. 12
Jackson Katz, known for groundbreaking work in the field of gender violence prevention education with men and boys, will present a program, "More Than a Few Good Men," from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Octagon Arts Center, Unitarian Universalist Church, 2470 Nursery Road in Clearwater. The cost is $10 and free for high school students and older students with I.D.
Katz, founder and director of Mentors in Violence Prevention Strategies, will also conduct a workshop on domestic violence for professionals, including social workers, youth workers and psychologists from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Nov. 13 at Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater. There is no fee, but reservations are required by Nov. 4. Contact Ellen Woll at email@example.com for workshop reservations and Nov. 12 program tickets. The events are hosted by the Jewish Alliance to End Domestic Abuse in conjunction with the Pinellas County Domestic Violence Task Force.
Garage sale will benefit children's programs
Temple Beth-El's community-wide garage sale will take place 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at the temple, 400 Pasadena Ave. S., St. Petersburg. Clothing, furniture, toys, books, household goods and other items will be for sale. The event is sponsored by the Sisterhood and proceeds will help send children to summer camp and youth kallahs.
Trash & Treasures event coming to Pilgrim Church
The Women's Fellowship of Pilgrim UCC Church, 6315 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, will hold its annual "Trash and Treasures" flea market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 8. Clothes, linens, glassware, china, small appliances, books, games, toys and homemade baked goods will be for sale. A silent auction will offer collectibles and new items. The snack bar will offer lunch, desserts, snacks and drinks. Call (727) 347-1226.
Soul Maps course to teach self-realization
The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute will launch Soul Maps, a six-step program, utilizing tools from the Kabbalah to help participants understand themselves and find inner contentment. The course is based on Tanya, an 18th century book that made the previously esoteric teachings of Kabbalah practical, relevant and accessible. The course will be offered at the Chabad Jewish Center, 6151 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, for six Wednesdays starting at 7 p.m. Nov. 12. The cost is $70, but the first lesson is free, with no obligation. Visit www.myJLI.com or call (727) 344-4900.
Community Preschool needs items for its sale
Community Preschool is accepting donations for it annual yard sale Nov. 14 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m., and Nov. 15 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Furniture, books, household goods and collectibles in good condition are welcome. Proceeds will go toward the upkeep of the school, one of St. Petersburg's oldest nonprofit preschools. Items can be delivered to the school Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Call 895-2512 for more information.
Donations for troops overseas are sought
Troops in the Middle East need candy, cookies, microwave popcorn, peanut butter or cheese crackers, small canned fruits, canned meats and tuna, Kool-Aid, Crystal Light, Beef Jerky, Slim Jims and any small microwave products like soups and pastas, ladies' hygiene products, baby wipes, Chap Stick, sunscreen, bandanas, socks, Ziploc bags and Q-Tips. Donations can be dropped off at the Army Recruiting Office at 11223 78th Ave. N, VFW Post 4256 at 12901 Gulf Blvd., VFW Post 9272 at 10997 72nd Ave. N, American Legion Post 7 at 1760 Turner St. in Clearwater, and Extra Space Storage at 4319 Duhme Road in Madeira Beach. Money donations are also needed to cover shipping. Money orders or checks can be made out to Postmaster and mailed to P.O. Box 86223, Madeira Beach, FL, 33738. For information, call Joe Tapp at 432-1057.
Church sale will help children's programs
A Trash and Treasure Sale will be held Saturday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church, 9025 49th St. N. Items include homemade pastries, adult and children's clothing, jewelry, household items, books and more. A light lunch will be available around noon. Proceeds will help the Children's Outreach Program in Wimauma. For more information call 544-4558.