Friday, December 15, 2017
News Roundup

Events of note

Sanding Ovations help: The city of Treasure Island needs volunteers to help with the beer truck, T-shirt sales and VIP tent at Sanding Ovations Master's Cup Sand Sculpting Competition and Music Festival on Friday and Saturday. Volunteers will receive an event T-shirt, parking, soft drinks, water and food. Call (727) 547-4575, ext. 237, or visit mytreasureisland.org/recreation.

Thanksgiving camp: The St. Pete Beach Community Center will offer camp Monday through Wednesday with gym games, arts and crafts, field trips and more. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cost is $90; daily rates are available. Call (727) 363-9245 or visit spbrec.com.

Redington Beaches/Indian Shores Christmas Boat Parade: All boaters are invited to join the parade on Dec. 23. There is no entry fee. A captains meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 20 at North Redington Beach Town Hall. For information, call Redington Shores Town Hall at (727) 397-5538.

Shredfest: To celebrate America Recycles Day, the city of Largo will hold Shredfest from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Starkey Road Recycling Center, 1551 Starkey Road. Residents can bring personal documents to be shredded and recycled in a drive-through setting. Bring up to five file boxes of paper per car; there is no need to remove staples, tape, paper clips or rubber bands. Visit largorecycles.com or call (727) 587-6760.

Death by Chocolate: The Rotary Club of Largo will hold its 17th annual fundraiser from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Restaurants will set up displays filled with chocolate treats, and a silent auction will be held. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. For information, visit largodeathbychocolate.com.

Nominations for the Business of the Year: The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce will recognize one business from these categories: nonprofit, women/minority owned, small business (1-20 employees or less), medium business (21-100 employees), and large business (more than 100 employees). Applications for nominations can be downloaded at tampabaybeaches.com and faxed to (727) 360-2233 or emailed to [email protected] The deadline is Dec. 14. For information, call (727) 360-6957, ext. 24.

Foreclosure prevention: The Neighborhood Community Foundation, a nonprofit advocacy agency, will host a free foreclosure prevention workshop with lawyer Charles R. Gallagher III from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Holiday Inn Express, 2171 54th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Registration is required by calling 1-877- 306-5299 or visiting neighborhood-community.org.

11th Annual YMCA Mayor's Prayer Breakfast: Bob Tebow will share the story of his faith journey Thursday. Doors open at 7 a.m., the program begins at 7:30 and ends at 9. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. St. Petersburg Coliseum, 535 Fourth St. N. Call (727) 895-9622 or email [email protected].org.

Free health screenings: St. Anthony's Hospital will offer checks of blood glucose, blood pressure, diabetes risk and body mass index. For the blood glucose monitoring, fast at least two hours before the test. 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today, St. Anthony's Hospital auditorium, 1200 Seventh Ave. N, St. Petersburg. To register, call (727) 253-4290 or visit baycareevents.org. Before the event, take a seven-minute diabetes risk assessment at yourhealthrisk.org/diabetes.

Hospital volunteers needed: St. Petersburg General Hospital needs volunteers for the information desk from 4 to 8 p.m. daily. Call Anita Brown at (727) 341-4848 or stop by 6500 38th Ave. N and visit the information desk.

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