Free Christmas meal to be served Sunday
Pinellas County residents are invited to a free Christmas meal at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Suncoast Haven of Rest Rescue Mission, 5625 Park Blvd. For information call (727) 545-8282.
ST. PETE BEACH
Senior excursions to resume through April
The popular senior excursions at the St. Pete Beach Community Center return next month and run through April. Guests travel to attractions and shopping destinations all over Tampa Bay without the hassles of driving, tolls and parking. The trips run almost every Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a few special trips occurring on other days of the week.
Trips are $12 for St. Pete Beach residents and $15 for non-residents; additional entry fees may apply. Trips are limited to the first 25 paid participants. For information call (727) 363-9245. To see a full list of trips visit spbrec.com.
Register for adult leagues through Friday
Registration for men's flag football, co-ed slow-pitch softball and co-ed kickball adult leagues is open through Friday. The winter leagues begin the week of Jan. 9 and are open to residents and nonresidents of St. Petersburg. Registration fees and requirements differ. Register in person between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at the St. Petersburg Athletics Office, 1400 19th St. N, Building A. For information, call (727) 892-5223.
Group is collecting donations for homeless
A collection site has been established for donations of shoes, socks, jackets and blankets to be distributed to homeless people in Pinellas County. Y Not Ministries, a Gulfport youth services group, is organizing the collection. New and gently used items can be dropped off at T and Me Tea Company, 2908 ½ Beach Blvd. S, in Gulfport's Art Village Courtyard. Donations will be accepted through Friday, and items will be distributed on Saturday. Call Tania Morrison-Clark at (727) 331-9262 or email [email protected]
Free Christmas tree and box recycling program
If your holiday season includes a real tree with plenty of presents under it, the city will offer a free Christmas tree and cardboard box recycling collection from Dec. 26-Jan. 7. This service is available only to city garbage collection customers. Decoration-free trees should be placed by the curb on their recycling day during the two-week post-holiday collection. Trees should not be wrapped in a plastic bag. Residents must remove ornaments, tinsel, lights, and tree stands, and place their tree by the curb. Cardboard boxes should be flattened, free from packaging like foam, plastic wrap or paper and placed underneath the curbside recycling bin. Residents who do not have a recycling bin or are unsure of their recycling day can call (727) 587-6760 or visit LargoRecycles.com.
Residents who do not receive the city's garbage and recycling services should inquire with their waste collection company about tree recycling. Cardboard boxes can be accepted at two 24-hour recycling centers in Largo: 1550 Starkey Road and at Tri-City Plaza behind Office Depot. Trees and brush are not accepted at these locations. For more green holiday tips, visit LargoRecycles.com or call (727) 587-6760.