Miss Greater Tampa Bay Pageant is next month
The Miss Greater Tampa Bay Pageant will begin at 3 p.m. July 9 at the East Bay Country Club, 702 Country Club Drive. This is an official preliminary pageant of the Miss Teen Florida-World, Miss Florida U.S. International, Little Miss and Jr. Miss Florida Pageants. Open to all ages and including married women, this is a scholarship pageant with over $2,000 to be awarded. For information, contact state director Suzi Hosfeld at (352) 256-9959 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free clinic in need of volunteer nurses
St. Petersburg Free Clinic offers free medical care to the underserved adult population and is in need of volunteer RNs and LPNs. The clinic is at 863 Third Ave. N. For information about volunteer responsibilities and requirements, contact Angel Schumaker at angel.schu email@example.com or call (727) 821-1200, ext. 114. For information about the free clinic, visit stpetersburgfreeclinic.org.
Curbside recycling of phone books available
Summertime is phone book delivery time, and old phone books are recyclable. Residents of Belleair, Clearwater, Dunedin, Gulfport, Indian Rocks Beach, Largo, Madeira Beach, Oldsmar, Redington Beach, Safety Harbor and St. Petersburg may recycle phone books in their curbside bin. In addition, there are more than 340 drop-off sites listed at tinyurl.com/3evhfex. For information on recycling, contact Pinellas County Utilities at pinellascounty.org/recycle or call (727) 464-7500.
Free library film series to show 'Da Vinci Code'
The Gulf Beaches Public Library, 200 Municipal Drive, is hosting a free Great Book, Great Movie film series at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. This installation of the series features The Da Vinci Code. For information, call (727) 391-2828.
Planned Parenthood offers free HIV testing
In an effort to reduce the spread of HIV, Planned Parenthood — Southwest and Central Florida is offering free rapid HIV testing at its health centers. The Planned Parenthood Pinellas Health Center, 8950 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N will perform the tests from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday. Testing is quick, painless and confidential. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. For information or to make an appointment, call (727) 898-8199 or visit MyPlannedParenthood.org.
Kids cook for free at Tyrone Square Mall
Kids can play with their food for free at Super Duper Mini Chefs from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Tyrone Square Mall. This event combines demonstrations with hands-on activities, and encourages creativity. Geared for children ages 3 to 8, but up to age 12 can participate. Simon Kidgits Club members get a free Kidgits apron. For information, call (727) 345-0126.
4th Saturday Car Show Series displays top rides
See some of the area's finest cars at the 4th Saturday Car Show Series from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. The event will feature live music, and awards for best in show for each decade will be distributed. Free admission, $10 per car entry. For information, call (727) 518-3131 or visit largo.com.
Movie series to screen 'Water Horse' at pool
Bring your favorite float to the Summer Dive-In Movie Series at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Southwest Recreation Complex and Pool, 13120 Vonn Road. Just float around in the pool while you enjoy games, hot dogs, contests, crafts and a film (at approximately 9 p.m.). This portion features the film Water Horse with a scavenger hunt and an adventure theme. Tickets are $5, $4 resident. For information, call (727) 518-3126.
Church, laundromat give services to needy
Beaming Hope Church and Central Laundry present a free event for the needy from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Gardens Laundromat On Central, 3501 Central Ave. Participants will receive a bag of groceries, gently used clothes and the opportunity to wash laundry for free. For information, call (727) 521-7305.
Nonprofit competes for Home Depot gift card
The Abilities Foundation, an organization that supports the employment, housing and health needs of people with disabilities, is one of four organizations competing for a $25,000 gift card from Home Depot. The foundation would like to use the gift card to build modifications in the homes of 11 veterans with physical disabilities. The Home Depot Foundation's Facebook page explains the program, offers voting opportunities and highlights the participants from last month. To vote, or for more information, visit facebook.com/homedepotfoundation.
St. Pete Powersports event supports military
Support those who make our daily freedoms and quality of life possible at the Military Motorcycle Appreciation Day from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at St. Pete Powersports, 555 34th St. S. Listen to music by JT Curtis and the Silver Eagle Band, enjoy free barbecue, and check out locally built custom motorcycles and military vehicles. The event is free. For information, call (727) 456-6088 or visit stpetepowersports.com.
Former pro wrestler to discuss life choices
Marc Mero, former WCW and WWE wrestling champion and president and founder of Champion of Choices Inc., will share his message of empowerment at a free event beginning at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at City on a Hill Church, 6635 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N. Mero speaks about his rise to fame and fortune, while continuing to make choices that negatively impacted his life and career. For information call (727) 375-6827.
Vocal students to perform formal recital
The students of the 2011 Summer Vocal Institute will perform Lieder by Mozart in a formal recital at 7 p.m. Thursday. At 7 p.m. Friday, the institute will perform fully staged and costumed scenes from Mozart operas. Both concerts are free and will take place at the St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus Music Center, 6605 Fifth Ave. N. For information, call (727) 341-7984.
Theater camp produces 'Jungle Book Kids!'
The Largo Cultural Center's Theatre Summer Camp will present Jungle Book Kids! on Friday and Saturday at the Tonne Playhouse, 105 Central Park Drive. The musical is adapted from the film of the same name and includes classics like The Bare Necessities and I Wan'na Be Like You. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday. The cost is $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for children, $22 for a family four-pack. For information, call (727) 587-6793.
Democratic Women's Club hosts speaker
Mary Stanley will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Democratic Women's Club of Upper Pinellas on Monday at the Golden Corral, 10050 Ulmerton Road. Stanley, a board member of the Fresno, Calif., chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus, participated in fundraising for several nationally known politicians. The meeting will start with an 11:30 a.m. reception with lunch and meeting to follow. For information, call Mary Freeman, (727) 581-4630.