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Community news: benefit concert, a USF St. Petersburg open house and more

Benefit concert: Dayve Stewart & the Vibe will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at Anona United Methodist Church, 13233 Indian Rocks Road, Largo. Stewart, who has toured with the Rev. Al Green, is a saxophonist based in Tallahassee. The concert will be a benefit for Pinellas County Urban Young Life. The organization is coordinating this fundraiser in order to send several youths to camp this summer. Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 at the door. To buy tickets, call (727) 536-2863.

Pinellas Pioneers Homeschool Program: Experience early Florida through a day of hands-on learning, crafts and exploration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Pinellas Pioneer Settlement, 2900 31st St. S, St. Petersburg. $10. For more information, call (727) 893-7326.

USF St. Petersburg open house: The waterfront campus invites the public to try paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, swimming, scuba diving in the 100-foot pool or go on a dolphin tour from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at USFSP, 140 Seventh Ave. S. Activities are open to all ages. Facility memberships are available for nonstudents. Free. For information, call (727) 873-4597.

Hair Pride of St. Pete: This event is part of a nationwide natural hair meet-up event dedicated to educating, providing tips on transitioning, hairstyles and natural hair products. The event, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Childs Park YMCA, 691 43rd St. S, St. Petersburg, will include vendors dedicated to accessorizing the natural community. The cost is $5 in advance, $10 at the door. For information, call (727) 421-5325 or visit

PSTA offers Summer Youth Haul pass: The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority is offering the Summer Youth Haul Pass. Those 18 and under can enjoy unlimited rides on PSTA and the Clearwater Jolley Trolley now through Aug. 31 (excluding Routes 100X and 300X to Tampa) for $35. Middle- and high school-age youths will need a school, government or PSTA-issued photo ID to use this pass. PSTA-issued ID cards can be obtained free at any PSTA customer service center. First-time riders are invited to visit and use PSTA's Google trip planner to plan a ride or get personalized riding instruction with the free "Show Me" service by calling the PSTA InfoLine at (727) 540-1900.

Splash and Dash children's biathlon: The St. Pete Beach Recreation Department will host the popular "Splash and Dash" children's biathlon from 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the St. Pete Beach Community Center and Aquatics Complex, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. This is a nonsanctioned event featuring a pool swim and fun run in the park, open to children ages 5 to 12 with races for three age groups. Registration is $5 per child and includes event medal and admission into the post-race "Splash Bash" featuring music, games, play on the water slides, prizes and smoothies. For information, visit or call (727) 363-9245.

Veterans job rally: This gathering will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Thursday in Fellowship Hall of Heritage United Methodist Church, 2680 Landmark Drive, Clearwater. Registered veterans will receive a copy of "AIM for Jobs Your Complete Job Search Plan," a work behavior profile that will include your strengths and value to an organization, and learn how to "ramp up" your job search. Also, hear from recruiters about finding the right position. This is a free event, but registration is required. For information and to register, call (727) 796-1329.

Community news: benefit concert, a USF St. Petersburg open house and more 05/15/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 3:40pm]
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