Community news: See the Fixx in Largo, meet rescued pit bull in St. Pete, donate to Gulfport Senior Center Pantry

Largo

Get your Fixx at the cultural center July 30

Tickets are on sale for the Fixx, known for their '80s hits including One Thing Leads to Another, Red Skies and Saved by Zero. All five of the original band members will perform at 8 p.m. July 30 at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets are $24 in advance, $29 day of show and can be purchased online at LargoArts.com or by calling (727) 587-6793.

Largo

Get rhythm and exercise going with Aqua Zumba

The city of Largo's Aquatics Division is offering Aqua Zumba, a new high-energy water exercise class, at both city pools. Monthly classes are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Highland Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave., and at 11:15 a.m. Saturday at Southwest Pool, 13120 Vonn Road. Participants must be at least 12 years old and can preregister monthly to hold their place. Those with a current resident or nonresident Largo recreation card will receive a discounted rate. Drop-in fees are $5 for residents, $6.25 for nonresidents and $9 for guests. For more information, call (727)518-3018 or visit LargoPools.com.

Largo

Learn to help someone else learn English

Learn to teach English to non-native English speakers at the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. There will be three sessions: from 6 to 8 p.m. July 12 and July 13, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 16 Refreshments and materials will be provided. Call (727) 587-6715.

St. Petersburg

Meet rescued pit bull at Ferg's yappy hour

Come and party with the dogs at this yappy hour event with live music, food and gift drawings from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at Ferg's Sports Bar & Grill, 1320 Central Ave. Meet Lotus, a rescued pit bull puppy who made the news when he was found chained to a large piece of wood and floating in a St. Petersburg canal. Proceeds benefit Pet Pal Animal Shelter's homeless animals and emergency medical fund. Admission is $5 and includes one drink. For more information call (727) 328-7738 or visit petpalanimalshelter.com.

St. Petersburg

4 will create dance in 48 hours at Studio@620

This weekend four dancers will join in the creative process and conceive, choreograph and direct a dance in 48 hours. After some time to get started, the group will hold hourlong open rehearsals at 3 and 7 p.m. Friday, so the public can get a sneak peek at the process of this performance art. The final dance will be shown at 6 and 8 p.m. Saturday at Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S. Rehearsals are free; shows are $20, $15 students/seniors. For more information, call (727) 895-6620 or visit studio620.org/620/E_ADI48H.php.

St. Petersburg

Q&A, comedy skits from editorial cartoonists

Editorial cartoonists from across the country will gather to learn from each other and share their craft with you from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Poynter Institute, 801 Third St. S. Six cartoonists including Clay Bennett (Chattanooga Times Free Press), Steve Kelley (New Orleans Times-Picayune), Ann Telnaes (Washington Post), Rob Rogers (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette), Jack Ohman (Portland Oregonian) and Joel Pett (Lexington Herald-Leader), present a slide show featuring 10 to 12 samples of their best work while panelists add humorous commentary. Short stand-up comedy skits are expected. A question and answer session follows the discussion. Proceeds benefit Poynter student programs. $25. For more information, call toll-free, 1-888-769-6837 or visit poynter.org.

St. Petersburg

Help needy kids with extracurricular activities

Join All Around Kids Inc. for happy hour from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Burg Bar and Grill, 1752 Central Ave. Attendants will have the opportunity to meet the board, sign up to volunteer, and learn more about the organization that provides funding to underprivileged and at-risk children so they can participate in the extracurricular activities. Enjoy drink specials, an array of complimentary Greek hors d'oeuvres and a silent auction. There is a suggested donation of $10 to support the group. For more information, call (727) 894-2874.

St. Petersburg

There's something for everyone at church sale

Epiphany of Our Lord Ukarainian Catholic Church, 430 90th Ave. N, is hosting a One Man's Junk, Another Man's Treasure Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Shop for furniture, clothing, bric-a-brac, small and large household items, and lots of other knickknacks. Free parking. For more information, call (727) 339-0860.

Gulfport

Senior Pantry collecting for struggling families

The Gulfport Merchants Association is collecting donations of nonperishable food, toiletries and personal needs for the Gulfport Senior Center Pantry. Bring donations to the association's tent from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Tuesday during the Fresh Market on Beach Boulevard below 29th Avenue S. The Senior Center Pantry gives items to struggling Gulfport families. For more information, call (727) 366-4086 or e-mail dan@igc.org.

Largo

Miss Greater Tampa Bay will hit stage Saturday

The Miss Greater Tampa Bay Pageant will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday at the East Bay Country Club, 702 Country Club Drive. This is an official preliminary pageant of the Miss Teen Florida-World, Miss Florida US International, Little Miss and Jr. Miss Florida pageants. Open to all ages and includes married women. This is a scholarship pageant with more than $2,000 to be awarded. For more information or to request an application, contact state director Suzi Hosfeld at (352) 256-9959 or famemodeltalent@aol.com.

St. Petersburg

Volunteer RNs, LPNs needed at free clinic

The St. Petersburg Free Clinic offers medical care to the underserved adult population and needs volunteer RNs and LPNs to assist volunteer physicians and staff ARNP. All you need is a current license. The clinic is at 863 Third Ave. N. For more information about volunteer responsibilities and requirements, contact Angel Schumaker at angel.schumaker@stpetersburgfreeclinic.org or call (727) 821-1200, ext. 114. For more information about the clinic, visit stpetersburgfreeclinic.org.

Countywide

Free items for those with hearing loss

The Deaf and Hearing Connection has telephones, captioned phones and TTYs available through its equipment distribution program. The group offers amplified telephones and related equipment at no cost to permanent Florida residents who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf/blind or speech-impaired. To get a list of telephone distribution locations or to schedule an appointment, call (727) 399-9983 (voice) or (727) 399-9422 (TTY).

St. Petersburg

Donate toys during Christmas in July

As part of its 90th anniversary celebration, the Christmas Toy Shop is hosting a "Christmas in July" toy drive. New or gently used toys can be dropped off at several locations. A list of locations can be found online at christmastoyshop.org or by calling (727) 898-3962.

Community news: See the Fixx in Largo, meet rescued pit bull in St. Pete, donate to Gulfport Senior Center Pantry 07/05/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 5, 2011 12:16pm]

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