Rotary Club joins fight to help end suicides
The Rotary Club of Dunedin Waterside is hosting a fundraiser for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention from 7:30 p.m. to midnight today at the Venue, 2675 Ulmerton Road. Admission is $15 at the door and includes appetizers and live music. For information, visit thevenuetampabay.com.
Church to distribute free turkeys, fixings
The People That Love Church and Mission, 817 Fifth Ave. N, will distribute free turkeys and all the fixings to families on Monday beginning at 11 a.m. Registration is open 10:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily through Friday. Each family that brings proof of dependents during registration will receive a numbered ticket that must be turned in on Monday to receive their Thanksgiving basket. Donations are also needed. For information, visit peoplethatlove.com.
Expert on caregiving to speak at Poynter library
The Nelson Poynter Memorial Library at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg will present "Passages in Caregiving: An Evening with Gail Sheehy" from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Steidinger Auditorium at the Fish and Wildlife Institute 1000 Eighth Ave. SE. Sheehy, who has experienced the caregiver's journey while nursing her late husband through repeated battles with cancer, has interviewed thousands of American caregivers of all ages and is the bestselling author of 16 books. A book signing will follow. A minimum donation of $10 is required. For information, call (727) 510-2524.
Chillounge Night offers evening of fun, fashion
Straub Park will be the site of the third annual Chillounge Night from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday. Saks Fifth Avenue will present the holiday looks for the main fashion show. Straub Park, 500 Fifth Ave. NE, will be transformed into a South Beach-style lounge with live entertainment, food, cash bar and fireworks to benefit the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum and the Creative Clay cultural arts center. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the gate. For information, call (813) 951-3681.
Palladium theater hosts plays on the homeless
The Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N, hosts The Cardboard Stories at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. The Cardboard Stories is a series of stage plays that focuses on the lives of four homeless people, each with their own story about the circumstances that led them into homelessness, and the mysterious character named Hope who connects them all. Tickets are available for $10. For information, call (727) 822-3590.
Concert features Florida Orchestra members
Vivaldi's Seasons, featuring violinist Steve Starkman and members of the Florida Orchestra, will be performed at 3 p.m. Sunday at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 455 Missouri Ave. Enjoy the music of Vivaldi, Dvorak, plus operatic selections for violin. Free, however an offering will be received. For information, call (727)585-9969.
City to hold its annual night parade on Sunday
The city of Seminole will hold its sixth annual Bright Before Your Eyes Night Parade starting at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. The parade route will move along 113th Street from the Seminole Mall to the Seminole Recreation Center. For information, call parade chairman Jacob Valintine at (727) 230-9281.
Celebration introduces children to farm life
Farm City Week Celebration will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N, Largo. Sponsored by the Pinellas Chapter of the Florida Farm Bureau, the program will teach kids old-fashioned activities like how to build a cattle pen and how to make butter. Throughout the day, visitors will be able to check out 4-H animals on display and play interactive games from yesteryear. The event is free. For information, visit pinellascounty.org/heritage or call (727) 582-2127.
Church offers support tips for the bereaved
The holidays can be a painful time after losing a loved one. First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks, 12685 Ulmerton Road, Largo, will host "Surviving the Holidays'' from 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 4 in the Fellowship Center Chapel. Topics will include why the holidays are tough, what to expect, how to prepare, how to manage relationships and holiday socials and using the holidays to help you heal. For information, call the Indian Rocks Grief Share Ministry at (727) 532-0906. Reservations are required by Nov. 29. For information visit indianrocks.org or call the church office at (727) 595-3421.
Demand adds second show for Santa revue
A second show for Santa's Holiday Revue has been added at the Largo Cultural Center for 1 p.m. Dec. 4. The first show, scheduled for 11 a.m. Dec. 4, is selling fast. Tickets are on sale at the Largo Cultural Center Box Office, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets are $6.50 for adults, $5.50 children and $20 for a Family 4 Pack. For tickets, call (727) 587-6793.
Art Walk offers evening of crafts, entertainment
Gulfport's Third Saturday Art Walk is from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday on Beach Blvd. Absorb Gulfport's authentic Old Florida atmosphere while sifting through art, crafts, books, antiques and enjoying live entertainment. Parking is free, as are trolley rides from off-site parking areas. For information, call (727) 322-5217.
AARP needs volunteers to help with tax forms
The AARP Tax-Aide program is looking for volunteers to prepare federal taxes. Volunteers receive IRS-certified training (five or six days in January) and reimbursement for mileage. Computer knowledge is necessary. A minimum commitment of four hours a week during February, March and early April is required. For details visit aarp.org/taxaide.
Mentors needed to help teens take right steps
Adults can have a positive impact on a teen's life by volunteering one hour a week as a mentor for Goodwill's GoodGuides youth mentoring program. GoodGuides helps 12- to 17-year-olds who face risk factors such as school failure, family violence and other challenges. Young people are paired with mentors who lend a supportive ear and offer guidance to help them finish school and build career plans. Call (727) 423-1379 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Kids' charity needs boys' shoes, pants
Clothes To Kids is critically short of boys' tennis shoes sizes 12 to adult 13 and boys' pants sizes 6 to 16. These items along with any other clothing donation can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at two Clothes To Kids locations:
St. Petersburg, 3251 Third Ave. N, Suite 145.
Clearwater, 1059 N Hercules Ave.
Cash donations are also welcome. Clothes To Kids is a nonprofit that provides free clothing to low-income school-age children in Pinellas County. For information, call (727) 441-5050 or go to ClothesToKids.org.
Group offers phones for the hearing-impaired
The Deaf and Hearing Connection recently announced the addition of several new telephones, TTYs and captioned telephones available through its no-charge equipment distribution program. Deaf and Hearing Connection offers amplified telephones and related equipment at no cost to permanent Florida residents who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf/blind or speech-impaired. For a complete list of distribution locations or to schedule an appointment, call (727) 399-9983 (voice) or (727) 399-9422 (TTY) or visit dhctb.org.