Assistance is available for former convicts
The Pinellas Ex-Offender Re-Entry Coalition presents the 15th annual Coming Home Showcase of Services for the Ex-Offender from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Pinellas Technical Education Centers, 901 34th St. S. This annual job and services fair features more than 40 social service agencies, many of which provide on-the-spot services or referrals. Ex-offenders receive help writing resumes, typed for them as they wait. The event is free. Light refreshments and snacks will be served. Call (727) 344-1611 or visit exoffender.org.
Presentation will teach skills on coping
A presentation, "Opening my Toolbox of Recovery Using i-n-g Words," will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Suncoast Hospice, Room 100, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd. This workshop is for people coping with depression, addiction and codependency, with a focus on processing anger. $5 includes materials. For reservations, call Les or Sandi Ambush at (727) 822-3480 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program provides tips on genealogy research
Kim Garvey, historian, librarian and owner of Tree Trax, a genealogy research firm, will be the speaker at the Pinellas Genealogy Society meeting at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Jenkins Room at the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. Garvey has written for several genealogical magazines. Her program will focus on historical methods, immigration, ethnicity and the use of cemeteries in research. For info, e-mail Millardrussell@gmail.com or call (727) 698-5957.
Find plenty of pumpkins at church's fall festival
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 10891 102nd Ave., will hold its Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Festivities will include a pumpkin patch, photo sessions with a scarecrows, and games for kids. Free. Call (727) 391-4644 or visit mygoodshepherd.net.
Three generations to sing Sunday at church
Rosalia Maresca, Rena Massey and Thomas Massey will present a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at Pilgrim Church, 6315 Central Ave. This musical family of three generations will sing songs from a variety of genres. $5. Call (727) 347-1226.
Auditions set to dance with Moscow Ballet
Moscow Ballet and Judith Lee Johnson's City Dancers will have open auditions for 7- to 16-year-old dancers to perform side by side with 40 Russian professional dancers in the Great Russian Nutcracker.
Auditions will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at Judith Lee Johnson's City Dancers, 585 Mirror Lake Drive N. There also will be two master classes for different skill levels Sunday.
For information about auditions or to register for one of the master classes, call (727) 550-2110.
Bridal show will offer latest in wedding trends
Meet more than 90 of the bay area's bridal professionals at the Tampa Bay Bridal Show from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N. The show will feature the latest in fashions, flowers, photography and caterers. Admission is $3 and parking is free. For info, call Dave LaBell at (727)893-8523.
Registration opens for church's golf tourney
The Men's Club of St. Jerome Church of Largo will hold its third annual Father Sean O'Sullivan Legacy Golf Tournament on Oct. 21 at the Bardmoor Country Club, 8001 Cumberland Road. Competition is open to men and women. There will be a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Registration is at noon.
The cost is $95 per player. The fee includes lunch, raffles, putting contests greens and cart fees. Foursomes can play for $360. To register, call Fred Annand (727) 687-6541.
Circus McGurkis fair will celebrate peace
Circus McGurkis, a peace education fair, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 29 at Lake Vista Park, 1401 62nd Ave. S. "Celebrate Peace" is the theme of the 40th anniversary of the fair's celebration of freedom, justice and creativity.
Organizers are seeking vendors for the event. New this year, nonprofit groups offering information only can register for free. Children, schools and other youth-related organizations also pay no fee. Nonprofit groups may sell certain items for a $25 registration fee. The registration fee for all other vendors is $40. All forms and fees must be postmarked by Oct. 22.
To obtain a registration form, visit circusmcgurkis.org, call (727) 346-8598 or e-mail QuakerCircusMcGurkis@gmail.com.
Chorus needs singers for its Christmas show
The Florida Suncoast Barbershop Chorus is seeking men, women and children to participate in this year's Christmas Spectacular Show, Dec. 11 at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alternate Keene Road. The holiday show is part of the center's Sunday Matinee Music Series, featuring dinner, live entertainment and dancing.
Singers must attend four rehearsals before the show and be prepared to sing three songs on the program. Sheet music and learning CDs will be provided free. Rehearsals will begin in November. Call Lance at (727) 410-5696.
Indian Rocks Beach
Classes available for a variety of art media
The Beach Art Center, 1515 Bay Palm Blvd., has classes in a variety of art media for different skill levels available now with much more offered as the fall season progresses. Programs are available in morning, afternoon and evening for adults and children. The center's schedule is under "Adult Classes" at beachartcenter.org. For a printed schedule, call (727) 596-4331.
St. Pete Beach
Community center seeks basketball teams
The St. Pete Beach Community Center is seeking teams for a men's 45-plus basketball league that will begin this fall. Games will be played on Wednesday nights in the indoor gymnasium at the Community Center and Aquatic Complex, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Game times are 6:45, 7:45 or 8:45 p.m. If you have a team that would like to register for this lightly competitive league, call the Recreation Division at (727) 363-9245.