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Library seeks volunteers: The St. Pete Beach Library needs volunteers to assist in shelving books and in helping the public use the library's computers. Just a few hours a week can make a big difference. Volunteer applications are available at the library, 365 73rd Ave., St. Pete Beach. For more information, call the library at (727) 363-9238.

St. Pete Beach summer camps: Still don't know what to do with the kids this summer? Check out the City of St. Pete Beach's summer camp. The camp runs from June 8 to Aug. 14 with pre- and post-camp care available. Activities include picnic lunches, swimming, fishing, gym games, field trips, arts and crafts and more. Registration is ongoing at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. To register, call (727) 363-9245.

Learn to swim at any age: St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center is offering swimming lessons for adults and children as young as 6 months old. Lessons are taught by American Red Cross certified instructors and classes range from beginner to advanced. Lessons are Monday through Thursday in two-week sessions with various class times available throughout the summer. For details and registration information, call (727) 363-9264, or stop by the pool.

Wednesday fresh market at pavilion: Shop for fresh produce, organic food products, crafts, clothing, original artwork and more every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the covered pavilion at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Call (727) 363-9245 for more information.

Free Saturday morning matinee at the Beach Theatre: The historic Beach Theatre's Saturday morning matinee series welcomes kids of all ages. The next scheduled matinee is Pee-wee's Big Adventure. Admission is free.

When: 10 a.m. Saturday

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

Information: Call 360-6697 or visit

Sunday street market: Check out the Sunday outdoor market on Corey Avenue which offers fresh produce, food vendors, musicians, plant and flower merchants, artists and crafts persons and other unique vendors. The market is actively seeking vendors, musicians, artists and craft persons wishing to participate in the market. Contact David Cellon at (727) 410-5040, or the Suntan Art Center at (727) 367-3818. The Web site is:

When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays

Where: Corey Avenue between Blind Pass Road and Boca Ciega Drive

Information: Vistit or call (727) 366-2003.

Hurricane Forum: St. Pete Beach will hold its annual Hurricane Forum June 16 at the St. Pete Beach Community Center. The event features various vendors, exhibits and guest speakers. Admission is free and open to all beach residents.

When: Doors open at 6 p.m. June 16

Where: St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive.

Information: Call (727) 363-9245 for additional details.

The Beaches Neighborhood Notebook is compiled by Times correspondent Lorrie Lykins. E-mail news to or mail it to Lorrie Lykins, Neighborhood Notebook, P.O. Box 4954, Seminole, FL 33775. Deadline for inclusion in the Wednesday Neighborhood Times is 5 p.m. the previous Friday.

Pinellas beaches neighborhood notebook

06/02/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 2, 2009 6:10pm]
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