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Neighborhood Notebook: Pinellas Park, Kenneth City


Video presentation has lots to say on vegetable gardening

The Pinellas Park Public Library will present a video next week of a previously recorded seminar on vegetable gardening. The video features Pam Brown and John Kingsbury of the Pinellas County Extension Office. The event is free.

When: 10 a.m. Dec. 4

Where: Pinellas Park Public Library, 7770 52nd St. N

Information: Call 541-0719

Enjoy annual Winterfest at England band shell

Pinellas Park's sixth annual Holiday in the Park Winterfest is the first weekend of December. The popular community event features hayrides, pony rides, live entertainment, crafts, an SPCA donation drive, games and train rides and photos with Santa. Admission is free.

When: 5 to 10 p.m. Dec. 5 and noon to 10 p.m. Dec. 6

Where: England Brothers Band Shell, 5120 80th Ave. N

Information: Call 541-0760

Holiday parade takes on football theme this year

Pinellas Park's 36th annual holiday parade is Dec. 13. The theme is "Touchdown for the Holidays," in honor of the Tampa Bay area hosting the Super Bowl in February. Park Boulevard will be closed to traffic around 4 p.m. Spectators may set up lawn chairs beginning at 4:30 p.m. There are no designated parking areas for spectators. Wheelchair seating will be available in front of Taylor Family Funeral Home on the south side of Park Boulevard at the intersection of 53rd Street, which may be accessed for pick-up and drop off from 70th Avenue. If you are a caregiver in need of information, call the parade hotline, 547-8050.

When: Starts at 6 p.m. Dec. 13

Where: Parade begins at 58th Street N (at the railroad tracks) and proceeds west on Park Boulevard ending at the Shoppes at Park Place.

Information: Visit Celebrate Pinellas Park Inc. online at or call 547-8050 for more information.

Weekly market has produce, concessions

Pinellas Park's Monday morning market features fresh produce, gourmet foods, handcrafted items and food concessions as well as live entertainment. Admission is free.

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays

Where: Town Square Plaza Park, 5120 80th Ave. N

Information: Call the city of Pinellas Park special events coordinator at 541-0895. Vendors should contact the market manager, Jason Webb, at 488-5649.


Group has new name, same dues for families

The Kenneth City Social Club, formerly known as the Kenneth City Homeowners Association, will keep its annual membership dues at $5 per household. Organizers hope to expand membership to people within the boundaries of Kenneth City as well as the surrounding areas. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month at the Kenneth City Auditorium, 4610 58th St. N, from September through June. The group sponsors a pancake breakfast the second Saturday of each month except for July and August. For information, contact Dick Laneau at 345-4323 or e-mail

Volunteers are needed to mentor parents

Volunteers interested in mentoring parents are sought by Help a Child Inc. Parent volunteers are key in helping to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect by working with parents in need of support and coaching. Contact Pat Measel at 544-3900, ext. 169.

Neighborhood Notebook is compiled by correspondent Lorrie Lykins. E-mail news to or mail it to Lorrie Lykins, Neighborhood Notebook, P.O. Box 4954, Seminole, FL 33775. Deadline is 5 p.m. Friday.

Neighborhood Notebook: Pinellas Park, Kenneth City 11/25/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 10:20am]
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