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Pinellas briefs: St. Pete Beach aquatics center offers pool programs


Aquatics center will offer programs for kids 6 to 18 years old

The St. Pete Beach Family Aquatics Center is offering springtime pool programs including recreational team swimming for kids ages 6 to 18 years.

Swim meets focus on fun and sportsmanship while helping swimmers set personal goals and learn team building. In addition, American Red Cross swim lessons are available for all ages.

Call 363-9264 for information.

Summer youth program signups now under way

Enrollment has begun for St. Pete Beach's summer program for kids, which will run from June 9 to Aug. 8 with pre- and post-camps available on a limited basis.

The summer program includes picnic lunches, swimming, fishing, gym games, field trips and more. Parents may register kids by the week or for the full nine weeks.

For more information on summer programs, contact the recreation office at 363-9245.

Beach Theatre's movie

to feature Three Stooges

The historic Beach Theatre's ongoing Saturday morning matinee series welcomes kids of every age.

This week's scheduled films are a Three Stooges feature and a cartoon festival. Admission is free.

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

Info: Call 360- 6697 or visit


Beach Art Center to hold its membership meeting

The Beach Art Center will host its annual membership meeting Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the center, 1515 Bay Palm Blvd.

The agenda includes board nominations and general business. Contact the Beach Art Center for more information at 596-4331.


Ice cream social to mark Older Americans Month

The town of Redington Shores will celebrate Older Americans Month with an ice cream social Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Del Bello Park.

Residents age 60 and older are invited to bring a lawn chair and join town officials for a treat.


Residents are eligible for city's scholarship award

Residents of South Pasadena (graduating high school seniors as well as adults) are eligible to apply for the city's annual scholarship award.

Applicants must have been residents of South Pasadena for two years, and have been accepted to an accredited college, university, trade or technical school.

Applications are available at City Hall, 7047 Sunset Drive S in South Pasadena, and online at For information, contact the City Clerk's Office, 347-4171.

Deadline for applications is May 30.


Tour planned to promote

land for redevelopment

The city of Gulfport, Pinellas County Economic Development and the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce will host a "self-directed" community tour in an effort to attract corporate and commercial Realtors in promoting Gulfport properties for redevelopment. The city is encouraging new low to mid impact mixed-use projects in its redevelopment districts.

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 7.

Where: Start at the Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. to pick up a tour map of available properties.

Info: Contact Lori Rosso at 343-4445 or the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce at 344-3711.

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 briefs: St. Pete Beach aquatics center offers pool programs 04/29/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 12:50pm]
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