Man accused of vandalism at Innisbrook
A 20-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested on felony charges of burglary and criminal mischief Sunday after he caused extensive damage to maintenance facilities at the Innisbrook resort in Palm Harbor, authorities said. Ryan William Kay broke into two secured maintenance buildings at Innisbrook about 4:40 a.m. Sunday and caused about $1,500 worth of damage inside, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. Kay also vandalized 13 vehicles in the maintenance yard by smashing their windows with a metal object, causing an estimated $3,000 in damages, deputies said. Kay was released from the Pinellas County Jail on $7,000 bail. A resort official declined to comment.
Tips on improving lottery chances
Richard Lustig, seven-time lottery grand prize winner and author of Learn How to Increase Your Chances of Winning the Lottery, will give tips on how to boost your chances of winning the lottery at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Largo Cultural Center. Admission is $16.50 in advance, $21.50 at the door. Lustig has been featured on the Learning Channel, Rachael Roy Show, Good Morning America, Today Show and others. He has also been recognized by Ripley's "Believe It Or Not." The Cultural Center is at 105 Central Park Drive, off East Bay Drive in Largo. Call (727) 587-6751.
Wee Time for books at Weedon
Children ages 3 to 5 will be treated to 45 minutes of selected story, crafts, games and hands-on activities during Thursday Wee Time at the Weedon Island Preserve. At 10:30 a.m. Jan. 10, they will hear Turtle Saver by Laurie Parker. At 10:30 a.m. Jan. 24, the featured book will be Ten Little Rabbits by Virginia Grossman. Weedon Island Preserve is at 1800 Weedon Drive NE in St. Petersburg. Call (727) 453-6500 for more information.
Brooker Book Club meets Saturday
For adult readers, the Friends of Brooker Creek Preserve hosts a Brooker Book Club meeting on the first Saturday of each month from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. A few of the selected books include novels by Florida authors past and present, with archaeology, biography, politics and history story lines. The book to be discussed Saturday is Vanishing Florida: A Personal Guide to Sights Rarely Seen by David T. Warner. As seating is limited, advance registration is suggested. Brooker Creek Preserve is at 3940 Keystone Road. Call (727) 453-6800 to register.
Classes to start at cultural center
Classes at the new Safety Harbor Museum and Cultural Center at 329 Bayshore Blvd. S are beginning this month and range from cartooning and drawing, to creative writing, to beginning digital photography. For a full list of costs and classes, contact the museum at (727) 724-1562 or stop by City Hall, the Community Center, the library or the Rigsby Center to pick up a copy of the class schedule.
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