ST. PETE BEACH
Spring festival will be full of music, art, food and fun
St. Pete Beach's annual spring community festival is April 26. The daylong event will feature a kid's fishing tournament, a skate competition, live music, bounce houses for kids, an art fair, restaurant vendors, a pottery station, games and prizes. The event will be capped-off with a free concert by the De Lei'ed Parrots at 6:30 p.m.
When: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 26.
Where: The St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive.
Saturday matinee will feature comedy duo
The historic Beach Theatre's Saturday morning matinee series welcomes kids of every age. This week's scheduled film is a screening of Abbott and Costello in Jack and the Beanstalk at 10 a.m. Admission is free.
Also this weekend: The Beach Theatre will celebrate "1939 Day" on Sunday by rolling back prices to the year the theater opened: Admission is 25 cents, a small popcorn is 10 cents and a fountain drink is 10 cents. Some movies from the era will be screened, including cartoons and short subjects. Scheduled films are The Wizard of Oz at 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m., and The Mark of Zorro, starring Tyrone Power, at 7:15 p.m.
Where: Beach Theatre, 315 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach.
Info: Call 360-6697 or visit
Book swap lets you share joy of reading
Have some good reads stacking up around the house? Looking for something different to read? Drop by the South Pasadena community book swap this month. The bibliophile swap meet is scheduled for this Friday morning and the morning of April 25 at City Hall. Bring a book and browse other readers' cast-offs.
When: 10 a.m. to noon Friday and April 25.
Where: Cultural arts room of South Pasadena City Hall, 7047 Sunset Drive S.
Info: Call 347-4171.
PASADENA BEAR CREEK
Neighborhood group will observe Earth Day
The Pasadena Bear Creek Neighborhood Association will meet Monday. Ryan Henderson from code enforcement will attend, and Greg Foster from St. Pete Recycling Solutions will speak in observance of Earth Day.
When: 7 p.m. Monday.
Where: Grace Bible Church, 555 61st St. S, Room 5. Enter at the back of the property through double doors.
Arbor Day observance scheduled for April 25
The city of South Pasadena will host an Arbor Day celebration on April 25. The Florida Division of Forestry will present the city with its 19th consecutive Tree City USA Award, and beautification awards will be presented to South Pasadena homeowners and business owners. Trees will be planted and dedicated to the city's Going Green initiative. Refreshments will be served after the ceremony. Parking is at the Barbara Gilberg Habitat, 1600 Pasadena Ave. S, or participants can take the chartered bus, which leaves City Hall at 7047 Sunset Drive S at 9:45 a.m.
When: 10 a.m. April 25.
Where: The Fred Held Habitat, 2500 Pasadena Ave. S.
Youths, adults can apply for scholarship award
South Pasadena residents —graduating high school seniors and adults — can apply for the city's annual scholarship award. Applicants must have been residents of South Pasadena for two years, and have been accepted to an accredited college, university, trade school or technical school. Applications are available at City Hall, 7047 Sunset Drive S, South Pasadena, and online at ci.south-pasadena.fl.us. For information, contact the city clerk's office at 347-4171. The application deadline is May 30.
Scholarship essay contest will benefit two
The Redington Beach Property Owners Association is accepting entries for its scholarship essay contest. The association will award two scholarships, one for $1,000 and one for $2,000, to graduating seniors who are Redington Beach residents. Entrants must submit a 1,000-word essay addressing the topic of global warming and its potential impact on gulf beaches. The submission deadline is Friday. Contact Rosalee Yurasko at 394-2194 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Beaches 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. The deadline for inclusion in the Wednesday Neighborhood Times is 5 p.m. the previous Friday.