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St. Petersburg

Concert planned today at Souly His Ministries

Souly His Ministries is hosting a concert titled "A Walk with Jesus" at 3 p.m. today at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 6315 Central Ave. The concert is presented through song and witness by Linda Rose with special guests Michelle Clark, St. Joseph's Gospel Choir, Joel Rainey, Keith Flourney and Tony Ronan. Admission is free. For information, call (727) 347-1226.

St. Petersburg

BrewHaHa benefits kids with hearing loss

Wear Halloween or black attire to the Bolesta Center's annual Brew­HaHa, which runs from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Rutland-Farley Mansion, 5030 Sunrise Drive S. The fundraiser benefits children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Tickets are $100. For information call (813) 932-1184.

St. Petersburg

Volunteers needed at hospital gift shop, desk

St. Petersburg General Hospital, 6500 38th Ave. N, needs enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to assist at the gift shop, information desk and in patient care. For information, contact Anita Brown at (727) 341-4848.


Casino night will help homeless families

A Brighter Day of Pinellas County, which offers support to homeless families with children, presents its 12th annual casino night at the Maria Center, 5800 15th Ave. S, Gulfport, at 6 p.m. Saturday. The event will include food, drink, entertainment and a silent auction. Tickets are $50. For information call (727) 420-1006, or go online to


Jewish center plans humanitarian awards

Tickets are on sale for the Jewish Community Center Suncoast 27th annual Humanitarian Award Dinner to be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 3 at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Dr. Bruce and Amy Epstein will be honored. Tickets are $180 per person. Call (727) 321-6100 or e-mail


Groups sought for Spooktacular

Largo Special Events is looking for businesses and organizations to sponsor trick-or-treat stops for the 2010 Halloween Spooktacular Saturday at Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. The event is estimated to draw 30,000 people. Sponsors will be asked to decorate a 10-by-10-foot area along the trick-or-treat path and supply a minimum of 3,000 pieces of candy to pass out to trick-or-treaters from 4 to 8 p.m. Space is limited. Spots will be designated on a first-come basis. For information, visit or call (727) 587-6740, ext. 5014.


'Conjunction Junction, what's your function?'

Tickets are on sale for School House Rock, the first installment of the Largo Cultural Center Children's Educational Series. It will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 6. In this Emmy Award-winning 1970s pop culture phenomenon, the audience will enjoy a series of classic songs like Unpack Your Adjectives, I'm Just A Bill and Conjunction Junction while learning subjects such as grammar, math, history and science. The 2010-11 Children's Educational Series is sponsored by Suncoast Performing Arts Foundation. Tickets are $6.50 for adults, $5.50 for children and $20 for a family four pack. For tickets, call the box office at (727) 587-6793.

St. Petersburg

Learn about careers in health care at fair

The Pinellas County Job Corps Center, 500 22nd St. S, is hosting an enrollment fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday for residents ages 16-24 who are interested in training for a career in the health care industry. Students can train for careers as a nurse assistant, home health aide, clinical medical assistant or in medical billing and coding. In addition, students can earn a high school diploma or GED. Registration deadline for the enrollment fair is Monday. For information, call toll-free, 1-866-287-9341 .


Heritage Village Fall Jubilee is Saturday

The Heritage Village Fall Jubilee will take place Saturday throughout the county's 21-acre living-history museum at 11909 125th St. It runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event will include crafters, antique vendors, a flea market and book sale, live music, a tour of historic homes, living-history activities and traditional craft demonstrations. There will be free parking and shuttle service from 119th Street. For information, visit or call (727) 582-2123.


E-mail questions before meeting candidates

Find out how Largo City Commission candidates stand on issues at the Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce Business-to-Business Luncheon on Tuesday. It takes place from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Palms of Largo Theater, 300 Lake Ave. N. Six candidates are vying for two commission spots. For Seat 5, incumbent Harriet Crozier is being challenged by Robert Avery and Robert Hunsicker. For Seat 6, incumbent Woody Brown is facing John Atanasio and Doug Lardner. If you have a question or issue you would like considered for this forum, e-mail

Pinellas Park

Exhibitors sought for Pinellas Recycles Day

Exhibitors of environmentally sustainable products are eligible to sign up to participate in Pinellas Recycles Day to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 6 at Town Square Plaza Park, 5010 81st Ave. N. The event will include children's activities, food vendors and door prizes. Exhibitors' products must meet at least one of the following criteria: recycled content, energy efficient, conserves water, environmentally educational or organically sourced. Registration for booth space is free. To register, or for information, visit or call (727) 533-0402.


Classes in computing, sign language at church

Lake Seminole Presbyterian Church, 8505 113th St. N, is having American sign language classes for beginners and advanced students starting Tuesday and continuing for six weeks. Classes for beginners will be at 6:15 p.m.; classes for advanced students will be at 7:15 p.m. The fee is $3 per class. For information, contact Margaret Steward at (727) 399-5904. The church will also have a basic computer skills class from 6:15 to 8 p.m. starting Tuesday and continuing for five weeks. The fee is $6 per class. For information, contact Dennis Steward at (727) 399-5904.


Mentors, age 30 or up, needed for children

Gulf Coast Community Care needs volunteers age 30 and older for its mentoring program. Volunteers give their time to one child and are provided social activities and receive support from agency staff. Many children are in foster care or live with a single parent who is going to school and working. Volunteers spend a few hours a month in simple activities such as reading, fishing, baking, teaching a craft or visiting a park with a child. For information, visit or call Beverly at (727) 479-1841 or Fanya at (727) 479-1831.

St. Petersburg/Clearwater

Tennis shoes, jeans needed for men, boys

Clothes To Kids, a nonprofit organization that provides free clothing to low-income school-age children, needs boys' and men's tennis shoes and boys' jeans. New or gently used clothes and shoes can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at Clothes to Kids' two locations: 1059 N Hercules Ave., Clearwater and 3251 Third Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Cash donations are also accepted. For information, call (727) 441-5050.

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