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Course will help prepare you for hurricane season


Course will help prepare you for storm season

Hurricane season has arrived. In need of a crash course on preparation? The St. Pete Beach Library will present a workshop today on planning to get yourself and your home ready to weather the storm. Hurricane 101 is free and open to the public.

When: 2 p.m. today.

Where: St. Pete Beach Library, 365 73rd Ave.

Info: Call 363-9238.

Matinee will feature Indy Jones precursor

The historic Beach Theatre's ongoing Saturday morning matinee series welcomes kids of every age. This week: Before Indiana Jones, there was Rex Bennett. See Part II of Manhunt in the African Jungle, a 1943 thriller that Beach Theatre owner Mike France says inspired the creation of Indiana Jones. Watch as secret agent Rex Bennett tracks Nazi raiders who have stolen a lost Arab treasure. Admission is free.

When: 10 a.m. Saturday.

Where: The Beach Theatre, 315 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach.

Info: Call 360-6697 or visit


Free fitness classes begin this morning

Body Dynamics Fitness Center will conduct free fitness classes Wednesday mornings at the Fred Held Habitat. Classes begin today and meet in the parking lot at Barbara Gilberg Habitat Extension at Shore Drive S and Pasadena Avenue S.

When: 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays beginning today.

Where: 2500 Pasadena Ave. S, South Pasadena.

Info: Call City Hall at 347-4171 or

New Shore Drive sign will be unveiled Friday

South Pasadena invites the public to attend the unveiling of a new sign at the entry of Shore Drive, at Shore Drive S and Pasadena Avenue S. Refreshments will be served.

When: 10 a.m. Friday.

Where: Corner of Shore Drive S and Pasadena Avenue S.

Info: Call City Hall at 347-4171.


Pirate Days fest is this weekend at John's Pass

The seventh annual John Levique Pirate Days fest is this weekend at John's Pass. The three-day pirate-themed event celebrates the discovery of John's Pass by John Levique after the hurricane of September 1848. Scheduled activities include a hurricane expo, pirates' ball, costume contests for children and adults, pirate ship battle and invasion of the Pass, street parade, storytelling, a villagewide treasure hunt, live entertainment, and artisan exhibits. Admission is free.

When: 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Where: John's Pass Plaza & Boardwalk, 150 John's Pass Boardwalk, Madeira Beach.

Info: Call 397-8764. Or visit

Neighborhood Notebook is compiled by Times correspondent Lorrie Lykins. E-mail news to or mail it to Lorrie Lykins, Neighborhood Notebook, P.O. Box 4954, Seminole, FL 33775. The deadline for inclusion in the Wednesday Neighborhood Times is 5 p.m. the previous Friday.

Course will help prepare you for hurricane season 06/03/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 9:24am]
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