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Community news: Largo talent show, dog days at the pool


Have a special talent? Try out for talent show

The Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, will hold auditions for its Adult and Senior Talent Show scheduled for Dec. 1. If you've got a talent, the center wants to see it. The auditions will be held Oct. 21, Oct. 28 and Nov. 4. Spots are limited. For registration and information, call Craig Dolan, (727) 518-3131 or


Weekend goes to the dogs at community pool

The Aquatics Division of the city of Largo Recreation, Parks and Arts Department will hold Soggy Doggy Day on Oct. 15 at the Highland Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. Dogs taller than 18 inches are invited to play in the pools from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., before the center closes for the season. Proof of vaccination will be required before entering the facility. The Halloween-themed event invites all to dress for the occasion.

On Oct. 16, a dog party will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Cost: $5 on Saturday; $3 on Sunday. For more information, visit or call (727) 518-3018.


Dads, escort your girls to Father-Daughter Ball

The annual Father-Daughter Ball to benefit Girls Inc. of Pinellas runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the TradeWinds Island Grand Beach Resorts, 5500 Gulf Blvd. Black-tie optional. The cost is $99 per couple. For more information, visit or call (727) 544-6230.


Great Explorations holds anniversary reception

Great Explorations Children's Museum will honor founding trustees and the Junior League of St. Petersburg at its "State of the Great" 25th anniversary reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 Second Ave. NE. (727) 821-8992, ext. 209.


Fun and games benefit All Children's Hospital

All Children's Hospital Guild Beach Branch will sponsor a "Game Day" card/game party and luncheon to benefit the hospital from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Elks Club Madeira Beach, 14111 E Parsley Drive. $15. (727) 596-6055; (727) 374-9292.


Come hear the sounds of the Masonic Band

The Masonic Band of St. Petersburg, conducted by Peter Harris, presents a free concert at 4 p.m. today at the Masonic Home, 320 First St. NE. For more information, call (727) 584-1391.


Calling all brides-to-be: Drop by free bridal show

A Bridal Showcase will be held from noon to 3 p.m. today at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. The show is free and open to the public and will feature ceremony and reception decor, food and beverage samples, door prizes, live music, day-of-discounts and specials. Connect with vendors and find the perfect venue. For more information, call (727) 363-9245 or visit


Six council candidates to participate in forum

Lakewood High School, USF St. Petersburg and the Greater Pinellas Point Civic Association will host a City Council candidates forum from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Lakewood High School Auditorium, 1400 54th Ave. S. Candidates scheduled to participate include: Robert Kersteen and Charles Gerdes of District 1, William Dudley and Brent Hatley of District 3, Steve Kornell of District 5 and Wengay Newton of District 7. For more information, send an e-mail to Sean O'Flannery at


Workshop series focuses on finances

Pinellas County Extension has designed a workshop series to help residents meet financial goals. Extension agent Nan Jensen will lead a three-part seminar, Focus on Your Finances, beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Pinellas County Extension, 12520 Ulmerton Road. Subsequent sessions will be held at the same time and location on Oct. 18 and 25. Participants are encouraged to attend each session as new topics will be discussed at each meeting. Those who attend the three sessions will be eligible to receive free, one-on-one financial counseling from a member of the Financial Planners Association of Tampa Bay.

To register for this event, visit, click on Families & Consumers and then the online registration tab; interested parties may also call (727) 582-2104 to register.


Reclaimed water restrictions in effect

Reclaimed water restrictions for Pinellas County Utilities customers began Oct. 1, in accordance with Pinellas County Code 82-3.

Through Nov. 30, irrigation with reclaimed water supplied by Pinellas County is limited to three days per week, based on the resident's address. Seasonal restrictions include:

• Watering is prohibited in the daytime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

• No reclaimed watering is permitted on Monday.

• Addresses with an even number are allowed to water on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

• Odd numbered addresses are allowed to water on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

• If your property contains a mix of addresses or if an address cannot be determined, water on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

Customers are encouraged to limit irrigation to three days a week or less throughout the year to promote a healthy, drought-tolerant lawn.

For more information, call Pinellas County Utilities at (727) 464-4000 or visit


Sheriff hopeful Everett Rice addresses GOP club

Everett Rice, candidate for Pinellas County sheriff, will be the guest speaker for the St. Petersburg Republican Club at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Piccadilly Cafeteria, 1900 34th St. N. Mr. Rice previously served as Pinellas County's sheriff for four terms. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call Gus Pries at (727) 864-0312.

Community news: Largo talent show, dog days at the pool 10/08/11 [Last modified: Saturday, October 8, 2011 4:31am]
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