National Night Out to focus on crime prevention efforts
The Euclid Heights Crime Watch will host a National Night Out event in partnership with the St. Petersburg Police Department on Tuesday.
The goal of the annual event is to encourage cooperation between neighborhoods and law enforcement, facilitate community-building, and to heighten awareness and efforts related to crime prevention.
The event will include hot dogs and hamburgers, free child identification kits to the first 100 kids, police canine demonstrations, a moon bounce and an appearance by McGruff the Crime Dog.
When: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Where: First Alliance Church, 5000 10th St. N.
Information: Visit www.euclidheights.org or www.nationaltownwatch.org/nno
Fill Friday evening with fun by going downtown
Looking for something fun to do to get the weekend started?
Check out the monthly Get Downtown street party Friday evening. Stroll the sidewalks, check out the live music and local vendors.
When: 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday.
Where: Central Avenue between Second and Third streets.
Plan now to get involved in CareFest on Sept. 20
Volunteers are being sought for St. Petersburg's CareFest, set for Sept. 20. CareFest is a community volunteerism event to provide care and assistance citywide to those in need.
Neighborhood groups, churches, nonprofit agencies, businesses, individuals and families can join in by volunteering to tackle one-day projects that range from painting homes, mowing and cleaning up yards, to distributing food or visiting the sick.
Contact Teketa Marshall, city of St. Petersburg CareFest volunteer coordinator, at 892-5088 or Philip Harris at 893-4110 for more information.
Artisans sought for fall festival at church
Clearview United Methodist Church, 4515 38th Ave. N, will host a community arts and crafts festival Nov. 15. Organizers are seeking vendors, crafters, artists and musicians interested in participating. Contact Margaret Meyer at 522-2902 or leave a message at 522-5673.
Neighborhood Notebook is compiled by Times correspondent Lorrie Lykins. E-mail news to SPTimeslistings@yahoo.com or snail-mail it to Lorrie Lykins, Neighborhood Notebook, P.O. Box 4954, Seminole, FL 33775. Deadline is 5 p.m. Friday.