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St. Petersburg

Mothers of Preschoolers to discuss health issues

The September Mothers of Preschoolers meeting is on health and wellness and will be from 9:15 a.m. to noon Friday at Suncoast Cathedral, 2300 62nd Ave. N. Child care for children up to age 5 will be provided. The first meeting is free. Returning moms pay a $25 registration fee and $5 for each meeting. For information, call (727) 244-8825.

St. Petersburg

Musical tribute to honor Alumni Singers founder

The late Robert "Bobby" Anders will be honored in a musical tribute for his love of music and dedication to choral music at 1 p.m. Sept. 10 in the Gibbs High School Auditorium, 850 34th St. S. The program will feature the Alumni Singers, which Anders founded 30 years ago, and some of the best musicians and singers from Atlanta, Tallahassee and the Tampa Bay area. The event is free. Proceeds from donations will go toward the Robert "Bobby" Anders Scholarship Fund. For information, call (727) 323-7004 or (727) 895-3031.

Countywide

Donate items to troops who serve overseas

Donations are needed for troops overseas. Drop off snacks, women's hygiene products, baby wipes, lip balm, sunscreen, bandannas, socks, baggies and cotton swabs at American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater; Army Recruiter, 11223 78th Ave. N, Seminole; Extra Space Storage, 4319 Duhme Road, Madeira Beach; VFW Post 9272, 10997 72nd Ave. N, Seminole; or VFW Post 4256, 12901 Gulf Blvd., Madeira Beach. To help with shipping, make checks payable to UPS Store and mail to Joe Tapp, P.O. Box 86223, Madeira Beach, FL 33738.

Gulfport

It's time to register for Sept. 10 chili cookoff

It's time to register for the Industrial Arts Center's Third Annual Industrial Strength Chili Cookoff from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Industrial Arts Center, 2902A Beach Blvd. S. The entry deadline is Sept. 7 for the chili tasting and judging event. The entry fee is $25 and includes an IAC membership and a commemorative apron.

First-, second- and third-place finishers will get trophies. Those attending will be able to vote for the People's Choice Award at $1 per vote. Proceeds will support the Industrial Arts Center operating fund. Event tickets cost $9 for adults and $5 for kids. For information, call (727) 289-9365 or visit industrialartscenter.org.

Largo

Grief Share classes will be held at St. Jerome's

St. Jerome Catholic Church, 10895 Hamlin Blvd., is beginning a series of Grief Share classes. The program is for people seeking help, support and encouragement after losing a loved one. Beginning Sept. 8, daytime classes will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; on Sept. 13, evening classes will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Both series will meet weekly for 13 weeks in the Education Building in the Bethlehem Center. For information, call Nancy Selak at (727) 415-8742.

Largo

Aquatics Division begins fall operating schedule

The Aquatics Division for the Recreation, Parks and Arts Department has begun its fall operating hours at the city's two aquatic facilities. Here is the schedule:

• The Highland Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave., will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays, and from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Sundays. It will close to regular business after Sept. 25.

• The Southwest Pool, 13120 Vonn Road, will be open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, and it will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

For information, visit LargoPools.com or call (727) 518-3126.

Treasure Island

Saturday Sunsets event has food, crafts, music

The city's Saturday Sunsets is a celebration from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday behind Bilmar Beach Resort, 10650 Gulf Blvd. This free family event features artisans, food vendors and crafters. Calamity Jane, singer from the band Motel Funk, will provide entertainment, weather permitting. Parking is available on the beach for $5. The entrance to beach parking is at the St. Petersburg Municipal Beach parking lot, 112th Avenue and Gulf Boulevard. For information, call (727) 547-4595, ext. 237.

Community news for moms, choral music lovers, chili cooks and more 08/30/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 5:26pm]
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