Artists and vendors welcome for festival
Gulfport is looking for artists and food and craft vendors for the first 49th St. S. Blues Festival. The festival will be Sept. 27 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. along the Tangerine Greeneway at 18th Avenue S between 49th and 54th streets. The Leisure Services Department will accept applications until Friday. To obtain a vendor package application, log on to www.ci.gulfport.fl.us and click on City Events Calendar, then on Events. For additional information, contact Gail Biron at 893-1118, or by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nurses are needed to help at free clinic
Volunteer nurses are needed at the St. Petersburg Free Clinic Health Center at 863 Third Ave. N. Duties include assisting physicians and nurse practitioners in providing primary care to adults who are uninsured. A typical shift would be three to four hours one morning or afternoon a week. Schedules are flexible. For more information call Rebecca Russell-Gootee at email@example.com or call 821-1200, ext. 114.
Guest speaker featured at free pet seminar
Stop Pet Overpopulation Together will host a free pet seminar from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Pinellas Park Library, 7770 52nd St. Guest speaker Laura Lassiter will talk about understanding and solving problem behavior. Seating is limited. Reserve a seat at 545-3463 or online at www.SPOTusa.org.
Women invited to talk about breast cancer
Sharsheret Suncoast, a group of Jewish survivors of breast cancer, is inviting Jewish and non-Jewish women to join them for the 10th Annual Susan G. Komen Florida Suncoast Race for the Cure scheduled for Oct. 4 in St. Petersburg. The new team wants to raise awareness of issues unique to Jewish women surviving or affected by breast cancer. Sharsheret means link or chain in Hebrew and is a national organization that works to link Jewish women in their fight against breast cancer. Common concerns include the genetic risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer in Jewish women of Ashkenazi descent. Contact Shari Fuss at (727) 421-3145 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Jayne Weissman at email@example.com or (727) 381-2796.
Mt. Zion AME Church has a new location
Mt. Zion AME Church will dedicate its new church, 1045 16th St. S, St. Petersburg, today at 4 p.m. The speaker will be Bishop McKinley L. Young, presiding prelate of the 11th Episcopal District. The congregation, formed in 1926, moved from 919 20th St. S.
Reverend will tackle big issues in sermon series
The Rev. Charley Reeb of Pasadena Community Church will offer a series of sermons, "The Seven Wonders of the Faith," addressing such topics as why bad things happen to good people, why prayers go unanswered, miracles in the Bible, life after death, God's will in a person's life and the end of the world. The series will run Sundays, beginning today, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., through Oct. 26 at the church, Pasadena Avenue and Second Avenue S, St. Petersburg.
Sunsation Show Chorus kicks off concert series
Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ, 6315 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, begins a concert series today at 3 p.m. Today's concert will feature the Sunsation Show Chorus and include show tunes, gospel, jazz and pop standards. The donation is $5.
Back to school? Here's an event for you
First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks, 12685 Ulmerton Road, Largo, will hold a back to school bash at Smiley's Coffeehouse on Friday. Doors open at 7:45 p.m. Matt Brouwer, Big Rays Improv and Strangers and Fools Improv will be featured. The cost is $8.
Call 595-3421 or go to www.indianrocks.org.
Wellness and yoga united at center
The Circle of Stone Women's Wellness, a series that combines wellness training and yoga therapy and incorporates philosophies and teachings from a classic women's bestseller, Circle of Stones: A Woman's Journey, will be offered from 6:15 to 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2 and 16, and Nov. 13 and 20. The event will be held at Living Room Yoga, 1608 29th Ave. N.
Designed by Transitions and You and Living Room Yoga, the series will help women rediscover and cultivate what makes them unique and powerful. Licensed marriage and family therapists Barbara Rhode and Annette Reiter will present the most current hormone research and the neuroscience on the differences between the female and male brain. For more information, visit www.transitionsandyou.com/stones.html, or call Sandra Ordonez at (503) 866-2697.
Support the troops with snacks and toiletries
Troops in the Middle East need snacks, other food and toiletries. Donations can be dropped off at the Army Recruiting Office at 11223 78th Ave. N; VFW Post 4256 at 12901 Gulf Blvd.; VFW Post 9272 at 10997 72nd Ave. N; American Legion Post 7 at 1760 Turner St. in Clearwater; and Extra Space Storage at 4319 Duhme Road in Madeira Beach. Donations of money are also needed to cover shipping. Money orders or checks can be made out to Postmaster and mailed to P.O. Box 86223, Madeira Beach, FL 33738. For information, call Joe Tapp at (727) 432-1057
Can you take an elderly neighbor on an errand?
Neighborly Care Network needs volunteers to transport the elderly to doctor appointments, grocery shopping or errands, from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. You must have your own vehicle. Reimbursement for gas is available. For more information call 573-9444, ext. 291.
As mentors, adults offer positive role models
Be a mentor and provide a positive role model and individual attention to a child. Adults Mentoring Children sponsors group activities for matches, including an annual picnic, bowling and holiday parties, and other fun group activities. Volunteers receive training and support from staff. For information, call Beverly (727) 479-1841 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Used items could help people in recovery
Solid Rock Recovery Center needs the following items to help improve the lives of those trying to recover from drug and alcohol addiction: all types of lawn mowing equipment, appliances, window AC units, indoor/outdoor furniture and vehicles. They can be dropped off at 4128 28th St. N, or call 521-6306 for pickup.
Walk a pooch and support the SPCA
Join more than 2,500 pet lovers at the SPCA Tampa Bay 18th Annual Pet Walk at North Shore Park, 901 North Shore Drive NE, on Oct. 18 from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The walk aims to raise $230,000 for the food, shelter and medical care of more than 15,000 animals each year. New this year, registered walkers will be able to create a personal Web page via www.PetWalk.org to raise money for their teams or as individual walkers. A $10 registration fee will apply. Team up with friends, family, co-workers and canines to represent companies, organizations and favorite pooch pals or feline friends. Top fundraisers are eligible for prizes. For more information log on to www.PetWalk.org or call 586-3591, ext. 168.