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Adult game night: Adults can enjoy a gamut of games — board and interactive games, roulette, blackjack, domino and poker — at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday. The "Ultimate Game Night" includes more than 100 games, appetizers, music by DJ Cutty, prizes and gift baskets. Cost is $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Order your ticket online and receive one free drink. The museum is at 2240 Ninth Ave. S, St. Petersburg. For information, call (727) 565-3930 or visit or woodsonmuseum.eventbrite.com.

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Revisit history: The Armed Forces History Museum, at 2050 34th Way N, Largo, will produce "Ride Through History" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and on Aug. 24. Guests can enjoy military vehicle rides and witness World War II re-enactors from the 1st Infantry Division and Vietnam. $10 for adults and $5 for youths 4-12, extra for military vehicle rides. Call (727) 539-8371. Tickets can be purchased at armedforcesmuseum.com.

The Northeast Park Neighborhood Association is hosting a mayoral debate at 7 p.m., Aug. 12 at the Masonic Home of Florida, 3201 First St. NE, St. Petersburg. Those in attendance will be incumbent mayor Bill Foster and candidates, Kathleen Ford, Rick Kriseman and Anthony Cates. The moderator is the League of Women Voters of the St. Pete Area. For information, call, Scott Willis at (727) 215-8619 or email swillis33704@gmail.com.

Calling all potential Free Clinic volunteers: Orientation sessions are at 10 a.m. Tuesday and 3:30 p.m. Aug. 20. Needed: health center intake and medical records volunteers, client interviewers, food packers, food stockers, USDA interviewers, cooks and servers. Assignments can be short or long term. Contact Angel Schumaker at angel.schumaker@stpetersburgfreeclinic.org or call (727) 821-1200, ext. 114.

Back to school immunizations: The Florida Department of Health provides immunizations at no cost for infants, children and young people through the age of 18. Office hours are weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments are not necessary. Offices in Pinellas County are: Tarpon Springs: 301 S Disston Ave., (727) 942-5457; Clearwater: 310 N Myrtle Ave., (727) 469-5800; midcounty: 8751 Ulmerton Road, Largo, (727) 524-4410; Pinellas Park: 6350 76th Ave. N, (727) 547-7780; St. Petersburg: 205 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, (727) 824-6900. For required immunizations for day care entry, go to pinellashealth.com/immushotstravel.asp. For school immunization requirements, go to pcsb.org and search for "immunizations."

Shedding light on bad charities: The Tampa Bay Times will host a public forum to discuss its yearlong investigation of America's 50 worst charities from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Sunken Gardens. Reporters involved in the project will discuss their work and offer practical advice about where to donate. Sunken Gardens is at 1825 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Free, but register by calling (727) 893-8444.

Friends of the St. Petersburg Republican Club welcomes Pinellas County School Board member Peggy O'Shea at 7 p.m. on Aug. 14 at St. Petersburg Community Church, 4501 30th Ave. N. O'Shea will discuss the Common Core Curriculum, and following her presentation there will be a question and answer session. Free. For information, call (727) 864-0312.

Adult coed volleyball league: Register from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Aug. 14 at the Parks and Recreation Athletics Office, 1400 19th St. N, Building A, St. Petersburg. League play begins on Aug. 21 at Willis S. Johns Recreation Center, 6635 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N. An Advantage card is required. Cost is $15 a year for city residents and $38 per season or $125 a year for nonresidents. For information, call (727) 892-5223 or visit stpeteparksrec.org/adult-leagues.html.

Purses & Passion: Back in Fashion: YWCA Tampa Bay announces the return of its signature event from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Aug. 16. Included are a cash bar, hors d'oeuvres, seated luncheon, silent auction and presentation of the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award to Linda Marcelli, community philanthropist and vice president of Sunrise Sun-Ripened Tomatoes. Former Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio will be the keynote speaker. Cost is $50. St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. For information, call (727) 896-4629 or visit ywcaoftampabay.org.

The Youth Advisory Committee's open house: This event will provide teens with information on Pinellas County's Youth Advisory Committee and the ways that they can participate in local government. Members coordinate the Teens Behind the Scenes program that gives high school students a look at county facilities to see how services are provided. Other projects, including community service, will be planned for this school year. To qualify, students must be in high school, live in the county, have a desire to learn about county government and serve until graduation from high school. The open house will be at 3 p.m. on Aug. 21 at the Pinellas County Courthouse, 315 Court St., Clearwater, in the fifth-floor Commissioners Conference Room. Refreshments will be served. For information, call (727) 582-2656 or visit pinellascounty.org/yac.

Vendor applications for the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market: Applications are now being accepted for fall. Specialty vendors, including those selling seafood, cheese and gourmet food products are encouraged to apply. Applicants will need to submit a brief overview of what they intend to vend, pictures of their products and an outline of where they are, or have been, vending. Vendors must be properly licensed (as applicable) and food vendors must provide product details along with their application. The season begins Oct. 1 and runs through June. For information, call Laura Garrison at (727) 278-4285 or email gulfportmarket@gmail.com.

Children's free dental exams and X-rays: The Department of Health provides free dental exams and X-rays for new patients ages 4 to 18 years old. Appointments start at 8 a.m. and are first-come, first-served. Locations are 205 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg, (727) 824-6975; 8751 Ulmerton Road, Largo, (727) 524-4410; and 310 N Myrtle Ave., Clearwater, (727) 469-5800.

Relax with yoga: Enjoy the soothing moves of Joyful Yoga at Willis S. Johns Recreation Center, 6635 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. Classes are Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. First class is free and the cost is $25 or $7 per class with an Advantage card. For information, call (727) 893-7756 or visit stpeteparksrec.org.

Pinellas neighborhood briefs 08/05/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 11:32am]
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