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Community news: meditate on this; zoning board opportunity; poinsettia fundraiser


'Purpose of Life' is topic at Buddhist center

Bhante Dhammaloka will be the featured speaker from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Samadhi Buddhist Meditation Center, 5908 67th Ave. N. He will talk about "The Purpose of Life." For information, call (727) 744-4377 or visit


Apply now for Planning, Zoning Commission

The city of Pinellas Park is seeking applications from residents interested in serving as a member on the Planning and Zoning Commission. The panel is a decision-making quasijudicial board and meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month in City Council Chambers.

Interested persons, who must be either a resident or business owner within the corporate boundaries of Pinellas Park, may obtain an application from the City Clerk's Office at City Hall, 5141 78th Ave. N. For information, call (727) 541-0756.


Floral fundraiser benefits deaf services

Proceeds from a holiday poinsettia sale will benefit the programs of the Deaf and Hearing Connection for Tampa Bay. Poinsettias are available in red white and pink for 6.5 inch plants and red only for 4-, 8- and 10-inch plants. All plants include decorative holiday wrapping.

Orders must be received by Nov. 30 and will be delivered to homes and offices the week of Dec. 6 in Pinellas County only. All others will be held for pickup at the Deaf and Hearing Connection office in Seminole. Call the Deaf and Hearing Connection at (727) 399-9983 for pricing and to place an order.


Junior Sungoddess applications available

The Suncoasters of St. Petersburg are accepting applications for the 55th annual Junior Sungoddess Scholarship Program. The Junior Sungoddess program, which began in 1956, is a scholarship program that recognizes high school junior and senior girls in Pinellas County who display community awareness and involvement, academic achievement and embody the values and poise to represent the Suncoasters of St. Petersburg as goodwill ambassadors.

For more information or for an application, call (727) 821-9888.


Boaters needed for holiday parade

The St. Pete Beach and South Pasadena Holiday Lighted Boat Parade is seeking participants for this year's event. The Lighted Boat Parade makes its way past St. Pete Beach and South Pasadena residences through the waters of Boca Ciega Bay. There is no fee to enter and cash prizes are given away to winners for best decorated boats in several categories.

The deadline to enter is Dec. 6. Entry forms can be downloaded from and returned to the recreation office. For more information or for a form, call (727) 363-9245.


Mission collecting goods for those in need

The People That Love Church and Mission, 817 Fifth Ave. N, is collecting items for the busy holiday season to care for those in need. It seeks new toys, canned and nonperishable foods, winter clothing for all ages, blankets, sleeping bags, hygiene items and financial gifts. Donations are tax-deductible and may be brought to the People That Love Church and Mission at any time. For information, call (727) 480-2699.


Community invited to Dec. 3 Christmas parade

The community is invited to participate in the Old Northwest Neighborhood Christmas Parade from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 3. It will begin at the Pinellas County schools administration building, 301 Fourth St. SW, and end at Ulmer Park, 301 W Bay Drive. Proceeds will be donated to the BRA Bikers Raising Awareness breast cancer survivor group. The cost is $25 per business and organization. For more information, call Paula Hochman at (727) 723-3645 or visit


Cultural center hosts Tierney Sutton Band

Tickets are on sale for the Tierney Sutton Band, a three-time Grammy nominated band that has headlined at the Hollywood Bowl, Jazz at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. The band will perform at 8 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Cost: $35 advance, $40 day of show. There will be a preshow dinner provided by the Lobster Pot Bistro available for $25. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the box office at (727) 587-6793.

Community news: meditate on this; zoning board opportunity; poinsettia fundraiser 11/15/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 3:30am]
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