Twin Towers memorial to be dedicated Sept. 6
A dedication ceremony for a new Twin Towers memorial sculpture is scheduled for Sept. 6 at Friendship Park in Redington Beach. The memorial has been created by artist Vladimir Hostomsky, a resident of Redington Beach, who donated his work in honor of the 9/11 victims. To fund the project, organizers are selling engraved bricks for the memorial's foundation. Contributions to the Redington Beach Twin Towers Project may be mailed to Redington Beach Twin Towers Project, P. O. Box 86252, Madeira Beach, FL 33738.
When: 10 a.m. Sept. 6.
Where: Friendship Park, 164th Ave.
Info: Call 392-0606.
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH
Acrylic painters to host third annual art show
The International Society of Acrylic Painters will host its third annual Juried Exhibition featuring many of Florida's top artists Sept. 4 through Oct. 10 at the Beach Art Center in Indian Rocks Beach. A collection of artwork was chosen for this event by international artist and jurist Linda Gunn. Join the artists at their opening reception and awards ceremony Sept. 6. Admission is free.
When: 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 6.
Where: The Beach Art Center, 1515 Bay Palm Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach.
Postponed Island Party will move to Sept. 13
The Island Party hosted by the Indian Rocks Beach Boating Club that was postponed because of the recent tropical storm has been rescheduled for Sept. 13. Residents should bring their own drinks, meat for the grill, chairs and a covered dish. To RSVP, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: Starts at 6 p.m. Sept. 13.
Where: Meet on the small island at the north end of Indian Rocks Beach, just south of the Belleair Causeway.
Info: Visit http://irbhome.com/ boating.html.
Neighborhood group schedules poker run
The Indian Rocks Beach Neighborhood Association is planning a fundraising Poker Run to be held Sept. 20. The event will take players on a tour of establishments throughout the community with the run concluding with a party at Crabby Bill's loading dock. Players will pick up playing cards at participating bars and restaurants, then make their best poker hand to present at Crabby Bill's. Players are encouraged to walk or take the trolley. Registration is $5 per person in advance, $10 the day of the event. Proceeds benefit the IRB Neighborhood Association.
When: 3 to 8 p.m. Sept. 20.
Where: Cuso's Club & Cantina, 2405 Gulf Blvd.
Vendors sought for food tasting event
The 2008 Taste of Indian Rocks Beach is scheduled for Nov. 8 at Chic-A-Si Park in Indian Rocks Beach. The event will be co-sponsored by the Indian Rocks Beach Homeowners Association and the city of Indian Rocks Beach. Local restaurants are encouraged to participate but there are a limited number of booths remaining. Contact Becky at 517-3131 or e-mail email@example.com for information.
ST. PETE BEACH
Beach Theatre plans Three Stooges festival
The Beach Theatre's ongoing Saturday morning matinee series welcomes kids of every age. This week's matinee is a Three Stooges and cartoon festival. Admission is free.
When: 10 a.m. Saturdays.
Where: Beach Theatre, 315 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach.
Info: Call 360-6697 or visit www.beach-theatre.com.
Corey Avenue to host Dog Days of Summer
Corey Avenue merchants will stay open late Friday for the Dog Days of Summer stroll. Enjoy live music, free beer and wine samples, and a variety of snacks. Pet organizations and various other vendors will be on hand. The event is free, as is parking.
When: 5 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Where: Corey Avenue.
Info: Call 363-6888.
The Beaches Neighborhood Notebook is compiled by Times correspondent Lorrie Lykins. E-mail news to SPTimeslistings@yahoo.com 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.