Bike n' Eat promotes good health, commerce
Bike from stop to stop on a restaurant hop during the St. Pete Bike n' Eat from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday beginning at Trek Bicycle Store, 3169 Fourth St. N. Stop in, grab a snack and roll on to the next stop. Stops are at Tour de Pizza (3:10 p.m.), 400 Beach Seafood and Tap House (3:45 p.m.), Taco Bus (4:20 p.m.), Grand Central Perc (4:50 p.m.), the Hangar (5:25 p.m.) and Harvey's 4th Street Grill (6 p.m.). The event is designed to promote physical fitness, mental well-being and economic growth within St. Petersburg. RSVP by noon Thursday. There will be free samples, but drinks and menu items are available at additional cost. For information, call (727) 498-8655.
St. Pete Beach
Come soak up sunset on Corey Avenue
Having officially been declared the "Sunset Capital of Florida" by former Gov. Charlie Crist, St. Pete Beach has launched the Corey Sunset Celebration, a free event featuring wine tastings, shopping, dining, arts and crafts, and entertainment. Expect musicians, community drum circles, bucket drummers, fire shows, balloon twisters, jugglers and other performing artists from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday in the Sunset Celebration Area, 400 Corey Ave. For information, call (727) 322-5217.
Mark the Bard's birth with music and mirth
Join the St. Petersburg Shakespeare Company to celebrate Shakespeare's 447th birthday with party hats, birthday cake, face painting, a pinata, "Pin the Beard on the Bard" and music by Shoeless Soul from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Ale and the Witch, 111 Second Ave. NE. Bring your favorite Shakespearean scene, soliloquy or sonnet to perform in the Shakespeare open microphone session from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission is free. For information, call (203) 520-7449 or visit thealeandthewitch.com.
Come to rec center — the men will cook
The 16th Annual Dine With Men Who Cook will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 1 at Lake Vista Recreation Center, 1401 62nd Ave. S. This is a fundraiser for Bethel AME Church. On the tasting menu are appetizers, soups, salads, casseroles, meats, seafood, garden-fresh vegetables, desserts and more, all prepared by male cooks in the Tampa Bay area. Tickets are $30 for VIP and $20 for adults in advance, $35/$25 the day of the event and $10 for children under 13. Kids under 3 feet tall get in free. For information, call Larry Eugene Walker at (727) 393-4617, (727) 580-5637 or the church at (727) 822-2089.
Get a carwash, help Big Brothers Big Sisters
"Sudsy Saturday," a carwash to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pinellas County, will operate from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Bluffs Animal Hospital, 320 N Indian Rocks Road. A suggested donation of $5 will be taken for a carwash. For information, call (727) 230-2193.
St. Pete Beach
Beach Theatre hosts Birdstock II on Saturday
Beach Theatre, 315 Corey Ave., is hosting Birdstock II, a music festival with more than 60 performing acts from noon Saturday until midnight. Musicians, including Sarasota Slim, Ronny Elliott, the Whole Tones, Tom Kats and Crash Mitchell will perform continuously throughout the day at eight Corey Avenue venues. A $10 admission provides a wristband for all-day access to the Beach Theatre, plus discounts from all participating Corey Avenue merchants. For information, call (727) 510-5474 or visit the Birdstock II Facebook page. Proceeds will be donated to Friends of the Tampa Bay National Wildlife Refuges.
Adult volunteers are needed to mentor kids
Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services needs volunteers 30 and older for its Adults Mentoring Children program. Volunteers are matched with children who need a positive adult role model. Many of these children are living with a single parent who is going to school and working. Volunteers are provided social events and support by agency staff. No experience is necessary, and there are no costs. Volunteers spend a few hours a week doing simple activities with the child such as reading, baking, fishing, gardening, teaching a craft, visiting a park or just listening. For information, call Bev at (727) 479-1841.
Amputee support group event is April 29
In observance of national Limb Loss Awareness Month, Edward White Hospital and A Step Ahead for Amputees, the bay area's first comprehensive program with an action-oriented support group for amputees and those facing limb-loss, will hold an informational event for the new amputee support program from noon to 1:30 p.m. April 29 at the hospital, 2299 Ninth Ave. N, Suite 1-G. Amputees and those facing limb loss are invited. There is no cost to attend or to participate in the program. An RSVP is required by April 27. For information, call 1-888-243-3627.
Author will speak at Books at Park Place
Mary Ann Marger will speak about her recently published novel, Departure, in a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at Books at Park Place, 3619 49th St. N. The event is free and open to the public. Profits from book sales go to education programs at the Florida Holocaust Museum. For information, call (727) 388-9093.
Green-themed magic show set for Saturday
The Big Green Eco Magic Show starring Steve Trash will be presented at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. The green-themed stage show will mix illusion with ecological lessons for kids of all ages. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students and $35 for a "family 4 pack.'' For information, call the box office at (727) 587-6793.
Youth football clinic is Saturday at YMCA
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver and former Largo Packer Dexter McCluster will host the 2011 Dexter McCluster Youth Football Clinic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Ridgecrest YMCA, 1801 119th St N. Youth ages 8 to 17 will learn on-field skills and drills from McCluster along with Largo's recreation staff and local high school football coaches. The first 100 registered participants will get free T-shirts, and a free lunch will be provided for participants and volunteers. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Parents or guardians must sign waivers. For information, call (727) 366-3910 or visit LargoSports.com.