Photography, art show to feature local artist
Take a detour from the First Friday festivities to see a Photography and Contemporary Art Show hosted by Executive Reporting Service from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday on the third floor of the Plaza Towers, 111 Second Ave. NE. Featuring the art of local artist Robert Neff, the work introduces two new powerful and unique styles of contemporary art. Bay area tweeters will also hold a 'Tweetup' in conjunction with the show. The event is free. For more information, visit www.5thwa.com/artist-show-ers.asp.
Annual event offers variety of food, wine
The 2011 Bayfront on Vine main event, "Excellence … with a Fresh Twist," will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Bayfront Medical Plaza Building, 603 Seventh St. S. Enjoy a wide variety of food and spirits provided by the area's finest restaurants, select wine and beer distributors and retailers, and local farmers and growers, all under the guidance of Tampa Bay's top chefs. The event is open to the public, but you must be 21 years old to attend. Cocktail attire is requested. Valet parking is complimentary. Tickets are $100 per person or $175 for VIP tickets, which includes access to the fine wine tasting pavilion plus a commemorative wine glass. For tickets or more information, call (727) 893-6148 or visit www.bayfrontonvine.org.
ST. PETE BEACH
Club invites you to day of card, games
St. Pete Beach Community Club hosts its annual Card and Game Party from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Warren Webster Building, 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon of games, light refreshments and door prizes. A $4 donation to the Community Club will be collected upon entry. For more information, call club president Marie Friszolowski at (727) 360-8216.
Donations needed for troops in Afghanistan
The Fossil Park Neighborhood Association is collecting donations to be sent to our troops in Afghanistan and throughout the world. Examples of some items needed are baby wipes, laundry soap (small single-load pack, trial size or tablets), eye drops, Q-tips, insect repellent, writing paper, pens and envelopes. There are many more items needed, and all donations can be dropped off between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Cypress Links Golf Course, 875 62nd Ave. NE, or throughout the day at 745 Almeda St. N. For more information, call (727) 522-6776.
Skate Park event calls for skaters, bikers
Largo Skate Park, 400 Highland Ave, Largo, is inviting all extreme bikers and skaters to a free skate and bike event Saturday. All ages are welcome to come out. The bike segment will be held from noon to 3 p.m. and the skate segment will be held from 3-6 p.m. A helmet with a chinstrap is required for both programs. For more information, call (727) 518-3016 or visit PlayLargo.com.
Radio club celebrates vintage programs
Have you ever heard the early radio shows of The Lone Ranger, Escape and The Shadow? If you want to revisit the memories, or if you want to make new ones with new friends, check out the Old Time Radio Club on Sunday. The new club will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday in the Education Building at St. Jerome Catholic Church, 10895 Hamlin Blvd. in Largo. On the first Sunday of every month, club members will gather to listen to two vintage programs at each meeting. The public is invited to attend. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (727) 586-1640.
Tickets available for Roaring '20s Night
Tickets are on sale for the Knights of Columbus Roaring '20s Night which will be held on Feb. 19 in the Monsignor McCall Hall, St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1507 Trotter Road, Largo. Included in the event will be gaming with funny money, prizes dancing and an Italian dinner with a dessert station. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. For more information, call (727) 458-4811.
Woofstock seeks pet-related vendors
The city of Largo is looking for pet-related vendors for Woofstock. The event, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 12 in Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, includes a owner-pet pup stroll, a police dog demonstration, contests and entertainment. The vendor fee is $55. Call (727) 581-3016.
Rec complex hosts night for dads and daughters
The 33rd Annual Daddy Daughter Date Night — A Paris Night, will be held at the Southwest Recreation Complex, 13120 Vonn Road, on Feb. 12 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Fathers and daughters of all ages are invited to a night of dancing and games. A dessert bar and light snacks are included. $25 per couple, $5 for each additional daughter. Space is limited. For information or to reserve a spot, call (727) 518-3125.
Unwed and pregnant? Seminars offer help
You&Me.WE. Relationships for Life hosts a free two-day retreat for unmarried pregnant women (dads welcome, too) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 9 and 10 at Family Resources, 5180 62nd Ave. N. Workshops by professional relationship coaches will touch on subjects including expectations and values, parenting and co-parenting, forgiveness, communication techniques and commitment. Moms will meet other moms, learn to build a healthy relationship with their babies and to create a positive environment at home. Moms who complete the retreat will receive a $50 Publix gift card. Registration required. For information or to register, visit youandmewe.org or call (727) 521-5211.
Scholarships available to college students
College juniors or seniors majoring in political science, public administration, business administration, journalism or mass communications at an accredited Florida college may be eligible for one of three Florida State Association of Supervisor of Elections scholarships valued at $1,200 each. Applicants must be registered voters who have lived in Florida for at least two years and must have maintained a "C" or better average during the past year. Other requirements, such as letters of recommendation and financial information, are listed on the scholarship application and guidelines, available for download at votepinellas.com. Applications should be submitted in the county where students are registered to vote and must be received by 5 p.m. March 18. Pinellas County Supervisor of Election offices are at 315 Court St., Room 117, Clearwater; 13001 Starkey Road, Largo; and 501 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. For a mailed application or additional information, call (727) 464-6108.
Playwrights invited to submit one-act plays
The West Coast Players invite novice, emerging or accomplished playwrights to submit one-act plays to be performed at the annual One Acts Festival July 8-10.
All plays must be original (no adaptations), require minimal staging and not be previously staged in the Tampa Bay area. Blatant adult themes and/or language are only acceptable when the play reading committee considers it vital to the plot. About eight plays will be chosen. The entry fee is $5. A portion will be awarded to three playwrights whose scripts are designated as favorites by audience vote.
Send one copy of the script, typed in standard format (no e-mails) postmarked no later than April 1 to: West Coast Players, Attention: One Act Play Producer, P.O. Box 5022, Clearwater, FL 33758. Be sure to include your street address, telephone number and e-mail. For information, call (727) 437-2363.