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Meetings on Tierra Verde continue Thursday


Series of meetings continues on topic of incorporation

A public meeting is set to discuss a proposed charter for incorporation of Tierra Verde. This is the second in a series of three public meetings regarding the future of Tierra Verde. Residents may submit questions or comments in advance for the committee's consideration via e-mail to

When: 6 p.m. Thursday

Where: Island Chapel, 1271 Pinellas Bayway S


Learn the truth behind hurricane season myths

Have questions or concerns about hurricane preparation? Check out today's Busting Hurricane Myths information session at the St. Pete Beach Library. Representatives from the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative and Pinellas County government will host the free session and offer information on the dangers of commonly held hurricane myths and safe actions to take when a hurricane approaches.

When: 2 to 3 p.m. today

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

Info: Call 464-5573

'Stay-cation' ideas can save money on gas

If gas prices are keeping you close to home this summer, the staff of the St. Pete Beach Library has some ideas on fun stuff to do. Stop by the library Saturday for the day-long "Stay-cation" Expo. Visitors will find free brochures and talks presented by local travel writers including Mac Perry, author of Indian Mounds You Can Visit at 11 a.m. and Tim Ohr, author of Florida's Fabulous Natural Places at 2 p.m.

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

Info: Call 363-9238.

Show off your skills at Krux Kickflip Challenge

Have you perfected the skateboard kick flip? Eager to showcase your skills? The St. Pete Beach Community Center and the Finest Skateshop will co-host a skateboard competition Friday afternoon at the St. Pete Beach Skate Park. The Krux Kickflip Challenge is open to all skateboarders. For information, check out the Web site at

When: 5 p.m. Friday

Where: St. Pete Beach Skate Park, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive


See 'Mysterious Island' free at Beach Theatre

The historic Beach Theatre's ongoing Saturday morning matinee series welcomes kids. This week's free matinee is the 1961 fantasy adventure Mysterious Island.

When: 10 a.m. Saturday

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

Info: Call 360-6697 or visit

Plenty of kids' summer activities at center

The St. Pete Beach Community Center offers lots of activities this summer including pick-up basketball games, a skate park and newly extended evening hours at the swimming pool. Check out the offerings by stopping by or calling the community center.

When: Summer hours for the community center are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Where: 7701 Boca Ciega Drive

Info: Call 363-9245 or 363-9264 or access complete information at letter/Pool_flyers.pdf

Antique vendors sought for 'Road Show' take-off

The Gulf Beaches Historical Museum will host an appraisal event in September that is a take-off of the popular Antique Road Show. The fundraiser 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 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.

Neighborhood Notebook is compiled by Times correspondent Lorrie Lykins. 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. Friday.

Meetings on Tierra Verde continue Thursday 07/08/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 9, 2008 7:44pm]
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