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Gather with the Crackers: Register now for the 39th annual Cracker Supper. Presented by the Largo Area Historical Society, the event will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Methodist Church, 1199 Highland Ave. Cost is $16 for adults, $12 for children 12 and under. Call Don Forehand, (727) 709-7382.

Flea market: St. Patrick Catholic School, 1501 Trotter Road, Largo, will hold its Spring Flea Market from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. next Sunday in the parish center. For information, call (727) 581-4865.

Yoga at the Dalí: Beginners and experienced yogis are welcome. Practice as gentle or advanced as desired. Arrive early on a light stomach and bring a mat and towel. Noon to 1:30 p.m. today. Cost is $10 members and students, $15 nonmembers. 1 Dalí Blvd., Bayshore Drive SE at Fifth Avenue SE. For information, call (727) 823-3767 or visit

Yoga Village at Sunken Gardens: Relax with sessions at the gardens. $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers. 12:30 p.m. today at 1825 Fourth St. N. For information, call (727) 551-3102 or visit or

Tae kwon do: Children 6 and older can learn this martial art from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. $69 per month. St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. For information, call (727) 798-0220.

St. Paul's Spring Festival: St. Paul Catholic Church and School will hold its Spring Festival on Thursday through March 10 on the parish grounds at 1800 12th St. N in St. Petersburg. The festival features rides, games, food and entertainment. Get discounted ride tickets and wristbands at the parish office, 1358 20th Ave. N, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. The festival opens at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Information: (727) 822-3481.

Want to be a lifeguard? The St. Pete Beach Family Aquatics Center, at 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, will offer lifeguard training to anyone 15 and older three times this spring: March 9-21, April 6-18 and May 4-16. Cost is $160 for residents, $180 for nonresidents. For information call (727) 363-9264 or visit

Spring Salute Car and Truck Show: The Sons of the American Legion from American Legion Post 158, Treasure Island, will host the show Saturday behind the Bilmar Beach Resort, 10650 Gulf Blvd. This is a benefit for veterans, active troops and their families. Includes barbecue, beverages and a silent auction. Judged show is open to all years, makes and models of cars and trucks. Entry fee is $20, $25 day of show. Call (727) 218-0817.

Art scholarship: Applications are being accepted for the Pinellas Park Art Society Scholarship, valued at $1,500, for the fall. Open to all Pinellas high school seniors or college students enrolled in a visual arts program. Find the application at The deadline is March 15.

Spring break camps: The St. Pete Beach Community Center is offering two camps. "Pint Size Picasso Week" runs 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 25-29 for children K-5. Cost is $100 for residents, $150 for nonresidents. A half-day fishing camp, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. the same days, is for children 8 and older. It's $80. Call (727) 363-9245 or visit

Clothes to Kids fundraiser: The nonprofit group will hold its annual fundraising luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. March 21 at the St. Petersburg Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N. Cost is $50. Table sponsorships begin at $400 for a table of eight. Visit to purchase tickets. Also, the group needs young boys and girls pants sizes 6-16 and tennis shoes for children K-12. Call (727) 441-5050, ext. 22, or email [email protected]

Senior trips: The St. Pete Beach Community Center hosts trips every Friday in March. There are getaways planned to Ybor City, the Florida Aquarium, Hard Rock Casino and other locations. Excursions leave at 9 a.m. from the community center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, and return by 4 p.m. Each trip is $12 for city residents, $15 for nonresidents. Participants must register by the Wednesday before the trip. Visit or call the center at (727) 363-9245.

St. Petersburg General Hospital needs volunteers for the gift shop and information desk, preferably Sundays and afternoon/evening hours; in patient care and OB/GYN area, with flexible hours; surgical waiting room, evening hours; and emergency room, all hours. For information, call (727) 341-4848 or stop by the information desk at the main entrance to pick up an application. 6500 38th Ave. N, St. Petersburg.

The St. Petersburg-Pinellas chapter of Business and Professional Women is seeking young professionals for its 2013 Young Careerist Speak Off. Participants will be recognized for their accomplishments and service and have the opportunity to improve leadership skills and network. Candidates should express interest by Tuesday. The competition will be held March 21 at 400 Beach Seafood & Tap House. To submit the names of candidates, call (727) 742-6840 or email [email protected]

Book drive: Goodwill's BookWorks preschool literacy drive runs through March 15. To donate new or like-new books for children ages 2 to 5, attach a note indicating they are "for BookWorks" and take them to any Goodwill-Suncoast store or donation site. For information, call toll-free 1-888-279-1988 or visit

Neighborly Meals on Wheels: Volunteers are needed to deliver meals to homebound residents in the Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Gulfport and Pinellas Park areas. If you have 1 ½ hours at midday to help, you could improve someone's life. For information, call (727) 573-9444, ext. 4210.

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