DaystarLife Center needs volunteers: This local nonprofit provides the basic needs for families and individuals in times of crisis. For those interested in volunteering, the next information session will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 17 at 226 Sixth St. S, St. Petersburg. For information, contact Kitty Rawson at (727) 498-8794 or email [email protected]
Small Business Saturday: The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce announces its participation in the Shop Small campaign. This year's event will run from Tuesday through Saturday. Also, you can take home a $25 gift card courtesy of the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce and American Express. Limited quantities of gift cards are available and are limited to one card per person. To redeem, you must bring your receipt to the chamber's headquarters, 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, from 9 to 11 a.m., on Saturday.
Cantorial Shabbat: Guests are invited to enjoy a full course Shabbat dinner while professional cantor Rabbi Levi Kaplan inspires guests with songs and stories. The Cantorial Shabbat is at 6 p.m., Dec. 13, with dinner following at 6:30. For guests who RSVP before Dec. 9, the cost will be $18 for adults and $10 for children, and $50 for a family. After Dec. 9 costs will be $20 for adults and $12 for children. Chabad Center, 4010 Park St. N, St. Petersburg. For information or to RSVP, call (727) 344-4900 or go visit chabadsp.com.
Gecko Ball theme: Organizers of Gulfport's Gecko Ball are encouraging the public to vote on the theme of next year's event. Proposed themes are Gecko Sock Hop, Gecko Mardi Gras and Roaring Geckos. Voting will continue through Saturday. Go to facebook.com/geckoball and post your choice in a comment. Or email your choice to [email protected]
Did you graduate from Lakewood High? Alumni of the school's graduating classes from 1967 through 1972 are invited to the LHS Big 6 Reunion. For information and registration, visit lhsbig6reunion.com.
Free nonprofit vendor space: The Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market is offering one free vendor space each week for nonprofit organizations. Groups may use the space to provide free information, promote and sell tickets to upcoming events, offer community outreach, raise funds or sell items for fundraising. Any items to be sold must be preapproved by market managers. All funds raised in any manner must be for the benefit of the nonprofit organization. For information contact Laura Garrison at [email protected]
Volunteers needed: Neighborly Care Network, which oversees the Meals on Wheels program in Pinellas County, needs volunteers to deliver meals to home bound seniors in Pinellas Park and St. Petersburg. Volunteers deliver meals from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Schedules are flexible. For information, call (727) 573-9444, ext. 3221.
St. Petersburg General Hospital 6500 38th Ave. N, needs volunteers to assist in the following areas: gift shop, patient care, ob-gyn, information desk, surgical waiting room and emergency room. For information, call Anita Brown at (727) 341-4848.
Help stock the senior pantry: The Gulfport Merchants Association is collecting nonperishable food, toiletries and personal needs for the Gulfport Senior Center pantry. Bring donations to the Gulfport Merchants Association tent from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays during the fresh market on Beach Boulevard below 29th Avenue S. For information, call (727) 366-4086.
Suncoast Center St. Petersburg needs parent aide volunteers to share their life experiences and skills with another parent. Use your background to help a parent understand age-appropriate behaviors, effective and consistent discipline techniques, stress reduction tips, information on topics like nutrition and family budgeting, assistance in accessing community resources and much more. (727) 388-1220, suncoastcenter.org.