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Seminole briefs: Gen. Robert E. Lee has something to say on Thursday


Gen. Robert E. Lee has something to say on Thursday afternoon

Retired educator and historian Harold Clark McIntosh will present a costumed, dramatic one-man show portraying Gen. Robert E. Lee, who, following defeat in the Civil War, perhaps experienced his greatest victory ushering his country along the path of recovery.

When: 2 p.m. Thursday.

Where: Program Room B, Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N.

Info: Call 394-6923.

Adult, family film series at Community Library

The Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N, offers free programs including adult and family film series and programs for tots and teens.

The adult film series screens classic movies Fridays at 1 p.m. This week's film is Night and Day.

The family movie series is Saturdays at 2 p.m. This week's film is the comedy Paulie. Free popcorn and sodas are provided by Friends of the Library.

'Alex Rider' is feature of nighttime movie series

This week's film at Seminole's fifth annual "Movies Under the Stars" series is the PG-rated Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker. The family-friendly movie will be screened Friday evening at Seminole City Park.

The springtime film series screens a different film each Friday night in April, weather permitting.

In keeping with this year's "spy spectacular" theme, the series will focus on favorite spy movies from recent years.

Each showing begins at 8 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and don't forget bug repellent.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase and will benefit the Seminole Teen Board. Admission is free.

When: 8 p.m. Friday.

Where: Seminole City Park, 7464 Ridge Road.

Info: Contact Duane Crandall, 391-8345.

Share your stories when historical society meets

The next meeting of the Seminole Historical Society is April 23. The society welcomes new members.

The group is always seeking donations of artifacts to add to its collection. This month's meeting will be an open-floor format with attendees encouraged to share stories about Seminole's history.

When: 7 p.m. April 23.

Where: Room 210B of the Seminole Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N.

Summer camp openings at recreation agency

Seminole Recreation has a few spots remaining for its specialty and sports summer camps. The specialty camps are weeklong camps that run two to three hours each day. Children must be registered Seminole Recreation members to participate. Camps offered include baton and cheerleading, art, basketball, football, soccer, tae kwon do, ballet-tap, modeling-acting and hip-hop dance. Call 391-8345 for more information.


Earth Day celebration has fun for whole family

Bring the family out to the free Earth Day event at the Florida Botanical Gardens on Saturday. The event will feature entertainment, activities and exhibits that celebrate the planet.

When: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Where: Pinellas County Extension and Florida Botanical Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Road.

Pet bereavement seminar is Saturday

The SPCA Tampa Bay and Curlew Hills Pet Cemetery are teaming to offer a pet bereavement seminar designed to help pet owners plan for and cope with the loss of a pet.

Crystal Finnis, who started Florida's first pet loss support group at the Pinellas Animal Foundation, will speak.

When: 2:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Where: SPCA Tampa Bay's Humane Education and Training Center, 9099 130th Ave. N.

Info: For information or to reserve a spot, call the SPCA at 586-3591, ext. 134, or visit

Hang up 'gone fishin' ' sign and head to park

Families are invited to participate in the Family Fun Fishing Day at Walsingham Park on April 26.

The event is co-hosted by the Pinellas County Parks and Recreation Department, Kiwanis Club of Seminole Breakfast, and Sweetbay Supermarket of Seminole.

Fishing poles and bait will be provided, so even the most inexperienced anglers can try their hand. You're welcomed to bring your own pole so you don't have to wait for one to become available.

Admission is free. Proceeds from concessions will go toward the purchase of worms.

When: 8 to 11 a.m. April 26.

Where: Walsingham Park, 12615 102nd Ave., Largo.

Info: Call the Pinellas County Parks and Recreation Department, 464-3347.

Neighborhood Notebook is compiled by Times correspondent Lorrie Lykins. E-mail news to [email protected] or snail-mail it to Lorrie Lykins, Seminole Neighborhood Notebook, P.O. Box 4954, Seminole, FL 33775. Deadline is Friday.

Seminole briefs: Gen. Robert E. Lee has something to say on Thursday 04/15/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 5:43pm]
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