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Gulfport seniors can learn about reverse mortgages


Seniors can learn all about reverse mortgages

A free seminar for seniors on FHA reverse mortgages is today at the Gulfport Neighborhood Center. The program will be presented by certified reverse mortgage experts, and literature and information will be available from the National Council on Aging and the National Council on Aging in Place. Refreshments will be provided.

When: 10 a.m. today

Where: Gulfport Neighborhood Center, 1617 49th St. S

Info: Call Donna Moore, 831-3416


Twin Towers sculpture will be dedicated

A dedication ceremony for a new Twin Towers memorial sculpture is scheduled for Saturday at Friendship Park in Redington Beach. The memorial was created by artist Vladimir Hostomsky, a resident of Redington Beach, who donated his work in honor of 9/11 victims. To fund the project, organizers are selling engraved bricks for use around the memorial. Contributions to the project may be mailed to Redington Beach Twin Towers Project, P.O. Box 86252, Madeira Beach, FL 33738.

When: 10 a.m. Saturday

Where: Friendship Park, 164th Avenue

Info: Call 392-0606


Patriot Day tribute planned Sept. 11

South Pasadena plans a Patriot Day ceremony Sept. 11 at the city's fire station. The ceremony will honor first responders and veterans and remember all of those who have fallen in the war on terrorism.

When: 8:30 a.m. Sept. 11, with a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m.

Where: South Pasadena Fire Station, 911 Oleander Way S


Boating club Island Party rescheduled

The Island Party hosted by the Indian Rocks Beach Boating Club, postponed because of the recent tropical storm, has been rescheduled for Sept. 13. Residents should bring drinks, meat for the grill, chairs and a covered dish to share. The club will provide a grill, paper products, charcoal and a few long tables.

When: starts at 6 p.m. Sept. 13

Where: meet on the small island at the north end of Indian Rocks Beach, just south of the Belleair Causeway

RSVP: by e-mail to For info, visit the neighborhood Web site at

Get your game face on for area Poker Run

The Indian Rocks Beach Neighborhood Association is planning a fundraising Poker Run on Sept. 20. The event will take players on a tour of establishments, ending with a party at the loading dock of Crabby Bill's. Players will visit participating bars and restaurants and pick up playing cards at each location, then make their best five-card poker hand to present at Crabby Bill's. Players are encouraged to walk or take the trolley. Register for $5 in advance, $10 the day of the event. Proceeds go to the IRB Neighborhood Association.

When: 3 to 8 p.m. Sept. 20

Where: Cuso's Club & Cantina, 2405 Gulf Blvd.



Kids can have fun, do homework after school

St. Pete Beach offers weekly after- school care for elementary-school age kids. The program includes tutoring, sports technique programs, gym games, organized sports and socializing at the St. Pete Beach Community Center. The program runs every school day from 3 to 4:30 p.m., with sports techniques from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost is $40 per week with membership card or $50 per week without. Call 363-9245.

Dance classes offered at community center

The Cheryl Lee Studio of Dance is now operating out of the St. Pete Beach Community Center, offering 30 dance classes as well as private lessons weekly. Call 345-6800.

Antique vendors, owners are sought

The Gulf Beaches Historical Museum will host an appraisal event much like public television's popular Antiques Road Show. The event, which will be a fundraiser for the museum, is seeking antique vendors/dealers to set up shop in the large, covered outdoor exhibit space. Space is limited to 25 dealers, the fee is $25 per assigned space and reservations close Sept. 10.

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 27

Where: St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive

Info: Call Spencer at 743-8866 to reserve a space.

Are you ready for digital television?

If you have questions about the upcoming transition to digital television, the St. Pete Beach Public Library and Radio Shack are partnering to present a seminar on the topic. The nationwide transition, set for February, will involve switching from analog to digital television. An expert from Radio Shack will present the seminar and answer questions.

When: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 17

Where: St. Pete Beach Public Library, 365 73rd Ave.

Info: E-mail Maryjane Hyatt at or call 363-9238.

Beach Theatre offers 'Gulliver's Travels'

The historic Beach Theatre welcomes kids of every age for the Saturday matinee. This week's film is the 1939 animated film classic Gulli- ver's Travels. Admission is free.

When: 10 a.m. Saturday

Where: Beach Theatre, 315 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach

Info: Call 360-6697 or visit


Check out the new voting system

If you're curious about the new optical scan voting system, the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Office has scheduled a demonstration. Individuals may also register to vote, update personal information and request mail ballots.

When: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 22

Where: Gulf Beaches Public Library, 200 Municipal Drive

E-mail news to or snail-mail it to Lorrie Lykins, Neighborhood Notebook, P.O. Box 4954, Seminole, FL 33775. Deadline is 5 p.m. the previous Friday.

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