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Ulmerton to close for railroad crossing work

The Florida Department of Transportation and CSX will be replacing the railroad crossing surface on Ulmerton Road near 95th Street, and during the process, Ulmerton Road will be closed to both eastbound and westbound traffic. The complete road closure will be from 6:30 a.m. Friday to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Westbound traffic should use Starkey Road to East Bay Drive to Seminole Boulevard. Eastbound traffic should use Seminole Boulevard to East Bay Drive to Starkey Road.


Tax event to benefit fallen officers' families

Liberty Tax Service is hosting a roadside party event to benefit the families of St. Petersburg's fallen police officers from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at 3800 66th St. N. The public is invited to this family-friendly day with free tax advice for adults, foam liberty crowns and a bounce house for the kids, and live entertainment for all. Food and refreshments will be available. Liberty Tax Service will also be donating free tax preparation to firefighters, law enforcement officers and anyone who donates to the cause. For more information, call (727) 474-9974.


Santa's Angels party brings back the '50s

Polish your saddle shoes, dust off the Hula Hoop, put on a poodle skirt and slick back your hair for Santa's Angels '50s Dance Party from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Town Park, Gulf Boulevard and 164th Avenue in Redington Beach. There will be tons activities including Hula Hoop contest, costume contest, silent auction and a hot rod car show. $25 in advance. $30 at the door. To reserve tickets, call Kathryn at (727) 394-1494 or Mary Anne at (727) 744-2123.


Chamber's shred-a-thon will help you clean up

It's about that time again for spring cleaning. The Seminole Chamber will host a shred-a-thon, featuring a ProShred truck, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the chamber office's side lot, 8400 113th St. N. If you can't make it on Saturday, you can visit the chamber anytime from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and drop off your papers with the coordinators to be shredded the next day. The chamber is asking for a $5 donation per box or bag. For more information, call (727) 392-3245.


Drop off hazardous goods at Home Depot

Drive up and drop off your household hazardous electronics and chemicals from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Largo Home Depot, 10689 Ulmerton Road. Pinellas County Utilities offers local mobile collections free to county residents. For more information on mobile collections, what to bring or what not to bring call (727) 464-7500 or visit


Courigan's pub to throw St. Patrick's Day party

Courigan's Irish Pub, One Beach Drive SE, will hold its sixth annual St. Patrick's Day Block Party beginning at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. The giant party has a limited menu of Irish and American selections, full liquor cash bar with drink specials and live entertainment outside. No cover. Call (727) 551-9019.


Corey Avenue will hop to the Irish for a day

Dress like a Leprechaun and hop along the businesses on Corey Avenue for live music and food specials beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Pete Beach's Corey Avenue area. Stay late and wish the Swigwam a happy anniversary with live music by Soundwave from 8 p.m. to midnight. Free. Call (727) 498-8778.


Full moon Saturday brings Ghost Tour

Experience Gulfport's Full Moon Ghost Tour on the creepiest night, the supermoon, when the Earth and the moon are as close as they ever get. Some ghost hunters believe the moon influences the spirit world and our ability to perceive ghosts and paranormal activity. Join this Ghost Tour of Gulfport on a night most likely for "things to go bump in the night" at 8 p.m. Saturday beginning at the Gulfport Casino, Shore Boulevard S. $15, $8 ages 4-12. Call (727) 894-4678 or visit


Rec center to kick off youth tennis season

The Largo Tennis Center at Southwest Recreation Complex, 13120 Vonn Road, will host Tennis Night in America on Monday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Parents and kids are invited to come out and help kick off the 2011 youth tennis season as part of the USTA's National Youth Registration Night Initiative. The program will include pizza, music and group lessons. The free event is designed to introduce kids to the sport of tennis in a fun environment. For more information, call (727) 518-3125 or visit


Highland Rec Complex offers hot yoga

Highland Recreation Complex offers a class in hot yoga, which is performed in a room heated to 85 degrees. Participants will strive for increased flexibility as they develop strength, balance and range of motion. Classes are held Saturdays from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave., Largo. Cost for April classes is $45 for residents with a recreation card; $56 for nonresidents with recreation card; $12 for drop-in for residents with card; $15 for nonresidents with card; $18 for drop-in with no card. Ages 12 and older are welcome. For more information, call (727) 518-3016.


Three Birds Tavern triples the Irish fun

The Three Birds, Three Pints St. Patrick's Day party begins at 9 a.m. Thursday and continues throughout the day into the night at Three Birds Tavern, 1492 Fourth St. N. Expect to find corned beef, cabbage, fish and chips, Guinness, cider and live entertainment by Cage Pearson, the Stephen Scariff School of Irish Dance with Ceol Mor Piping and Drumming, and 3 Pint Harmony. No cover. Call (727) 895-2049 or visit


Jewish agency seeks volunteer adult mentors

Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services needs volunteers age 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 help one child and are provided support by agency staffers. No experience is necessary, and there are no costs. To learn how you can volunteer to make a difference in the life of a child, call Bev at (727) 479-1841.

Community news from the 'burg to the beaches 03/15/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 3:53pm]
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