Gift and Craft Show is Dec. 7-8 at synagogue
Congregation B'nai Israel of St. Petersburg, 300 58th St. N, will hold its Gift and Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 7 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 8. Items for sale will include jewelry, children's toys and clothing, handbags, tableware and pet gifts. On Dec. 7, mini makeovers, information about plastic surgery options and skin care will be available. The event will also include a food area. Call (727) 381-4900.
Show will focus on photographs of dogs
A "digdogART" show will be held Dec. 6 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Eclectic Art Creations at Simple Living Home, 1100 First Ave N. "Shelter Dogs" photography will be on display. Have your dog photographed for free if you order a canvas. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, wine, and entertainment. Adventures in Bradyville of St. Petersburg will be on site for great pets and people gift shopping. Twenty percent of photography print sales will go to Pet Pal Animal Shelter. For more information, visit www.digdogart.com.
Annual carol sing moves through downtown
The 22nd Annual Still … No Room at the Inn Carol Sing with ASAP Homeless Services is 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 12. The caroling begins at the ASAP Drop-in Center, 423 11th Ave. S, but before the caroling, Friends of ASAP will serve carolers and shelter residents at its cookout from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Vegetarian fare will be provided.
Carolers will sing at the shelter, then through downtown St. Petersburg, ending at Straub Park with cookies and beverages. Call ASAP at (727) 823-5665 or John Stewart at (727) 894-2832.
SPC Madrigalians to sing seasonal songs
The SPC Madrigalians, a select choral ensemble from St. Petersburg College, under the direction of Dr. Vernon Taranto, will sing songs of the season at 2 p.m. Dec. 6 at the St. Petersburg Main Library Auditorium, 3745 Ninth Ave. N. The annual program, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, is free. Refreshments will be served.
YMCA wants toys, family sponsorships
Your kindness can bring a nicer Christmas to 1,000 children and 400 families. The YMCA needs donations of toys and family sponsorships to meet the needs of the families and children that have been "adopted." New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the YMCA, 3200 First Ave. S. If bicycles are donated, helmets will be purchased to go with them. For $100, you can provide a family with a Christmas tree and ornaments, story and coloring books, and a gift card for food. For information, call Ashley Zarle at (727) 895-9622, ext. 222, or visit www.stpeteymca.org.
Maas Brothers reunion is 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 4
The Annual Maas Brothers employee reunion will be held at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 4 at Orange Blossom Catering, 220 Fourth St. N. The cost is $17. To make reservations, call 577-2074.
Election qualifying ends at noon on Dec. 15
Qualifying for the March 10 South Pasadena election to fill two commission seats will end at noon Dec. 15. For information, contact the city clerk's office at 347-4171.
Tampa Bay Area
SPCA needs Iams dog food, other pet items
SPCA Tampa Bay desperately needs Iams dry dog food, as well as canned cat food, dog toys, blankets, towels, stainless-steel food bowls, crates and kitty litter. In addition to financial donations, these items are fundamental to keeping these pets healthy and happy until they are adopted. Stop by the SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N, to pick out holiday gifts for your pet or drop off a donation. For information or to donate, visit www.SPCATampaBay.org or call (727) 586-3591.
AARP seeks volunteers to serve as tax aides
AARP seeks tax aides who can help low- to middle-income taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older. Volunteers receive IRS-certified training and reimbursement for expenses and serve at least four hours a week during February, March and early April. Basic computer skills are helpful but not necessary. E-mail Sylvia Scoble at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Salvation Army seeks donated winter clothing
In anticipation of cooler nights, the Salvation Army is receiving requests earlier than ever for winter clothing and blankets for St. Petersburg's homeless population. All winter clothing donations can be dropped off at 1400 Fourth St. S. Monetary donations can be mailed to the Salvation Army Downtown Corps at the same address. Call (727) 550-8080, ext. 222.
Volunteers needed for service at hospital
Northside Hospital & Tampa Bay Heart Institute, 6000 49th St. N, needs ambitious, enthusiastic volunteers to assist in the gift shop, at the front desk, in the surgical waiting room and in patient care. Call (727) 521-5282 or stop by the front desk at the main entrance to pick up an application.