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Motown in Midtown; artistic youth entrepreneurship program; Orchid Society sale among events

Motown in Midtown: The Arts Conservatory for Teens presents a tribute to the legends of Motown, including Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Martha and the Vandellas, the Four Tops and others. Feb. 6-8 at Harbor Hall at University of South Florida St. Petersburg, 1000 Third St S. $10-$25. VIP reception $50. For schedule and tickets, visit motownin midtown2014.eventbrite.com or call (727) 346-8223.

Orchid Sale: The Florida West Coast Orchid Society will hold its annual sale from 9 a.m. to noon on Feb. 14 at Seminole United Methodist Church, 5400 Seminole Blvd. For information, call Bill Nunez at (813) 918-4546, email at biddison22@aol.com, or visit fwcos.org.

Parenting the Cyber Generation: Guest speaker Katie Koestner will present this program that allows parents to find out exactly how tech smart they are. It teaches parents and children how to avoid the drawbacks of having personal information on social media. The free program will be held at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at Admiral Farragut Academy, 501 Park St. N, St. Petersburg. For information, call (727) 384-5500, ext. 233.

Senior Hall of Fame: The Office on Aging is seeking nominations for the Senior Hall of Fame, which honors volunteers over the age of 65. Nominees must live in Pinellas County and have dedicated their service to benefit the St. Petersburg community. Deadline for applications is April 10 and the awards ceremony will be held on May 21 at the Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth St. N, St. Petersburg. For information or an application, call (727) 893-7102 or go to stpeteparksrec.org/office-on-aging.html for an online application.

Northeast High School Class of 1959 is looking for alumni to attend a reunion picnic on March 15. For information, call (727) 360-4693 or (407) 469-4628.

Chili Cookoff: The Grand Central District Association will host its annual Chili Cookoff from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 22. This fundraiser will be on the 2400 and 2500 blocks of Central Avenue. There will be music, food vendors and arts and crafts. Admission is free; chili tasting tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the event (based on availability). Tickets include samples of all chili entries and one vote in the People's Choice category. Tickets can be purchased at grandcentraldistrict.org. Registration for chili entrants is open, and sponsorship, vendor and volunteer opportunities are available. For information, call Grand Central District Association at (727) 828-7006 or email chilicookoff@grandcentraldistrict.org.

Lakewood High School's jazz program will host a benefit concert Feb. 14, featuring Gumbi Ortiz, New Groove City, trumpeter J.B. Scott and singer Lisa Kelly to help send music students to New Orleans. Cost is $10. 7 p.m., Lakewood High auditorium, 1400 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. For information, contact Michael Kernodle at kernodlem@pcsb.org.

ART-repreneurship for teens: Forward Thinking Initiatives is partnering with St. Petersburg Greenhouse to help foster youth entrepreneurship. The kickoff program will be ART-repreneurship. This program is designed to help teens who aspire to become artists by backing up their artistic abilities with business skills that will support their passion. The program kicks off from 1 to 3 p.m. on Feb. 17 and all other days will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. until March 27. It will move to various locations throughout the program. Cost is $260. For information, call (813) 760-7860 or visit stpetegreenhouse.org/event-registration?ee=64.

Dancing Without Boundaries: This is a creative movement class designed for all ages and abilities. This class focuses on the therapeutic side of movement through self-expression and improvisational exercises. 7 to 7:45 p.m. at Gladden Park Recreation Center, 3901 30th Ave. N. Cost is $15 and participants need a $15 annual Advantage Card. For information, call (727) 893-7899 or visit stpeteparksrec.org.

Relax with yoga: Enjoy the soothing moves of Joyful Yoga at the Willis S. Johns Recreation Center, 6635 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. Classes are Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. The first class is free, then $25 or $7 per class (with an Advantage card). For information, call (727) 893-7756 or visit stpeteparksrec.org.

The St. Petersburg Main Library is looking for residents who lived in the area during the 1960s that have an interesting story about St. Petersburg to share for an upcoming film. The St. Petersburg Main Library is filming a compilation of stories from the decade of peace, love and harmony and that will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the St. Petersburg Main Library. The stories will be filmed at the Main Library at 3745 Ninth Ave. N on Feb. 22. Those interested in telling their story, can call Kelly Malizia at (727) 892-5003

Motown in Midtown; artistic youth entrepreneurship program; Orchid Society sale among events 01/28/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 1:18pm]
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