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Historical society will meet tonight, hear leader's views

Former Pinellas County Commissioner Bob Stewart will speak at the meeting of the Seminole Historical Society today at the Seminole Recreation Center. Stewart will discuss Pinellas County's past as well as the opportunities and challenges the county faces in the future.

When: 7 tonight

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

Lender to discuss personal finances

Sherri Merrifield, director of real estate lending at Achieva Credit Union, will discuss personal finances and credit at the meeting Thursday of the Unincorporated Seminole Civic Association at St. Petersburg College in Seminole. The meeting is open to the public.

When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St.

Community yard sale planned Saturday

The Seminole Recreation Teen Board will host the fourth annual Seminole Recreation Community Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the recreation center. A variety of home goods, collectibles, clothing and sporting equipment will be on sale from 25 community vendors. There are still vendor spots available at $5 per space. For more information call (727) 391-8345.

Pleasant Family band to entertain on April 5

The Seminole Community Library's monthly Sunday Musicale series continues in April with a performance by the Pleasant Family, an old-time string band. Please note that the free concert is usually held the second Sunday of each month, but the April concert has been moved up to the first Sunday.

When: 3 p.m. April 5

Where: Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St.

Seminole Recreation announcements

All Seminole Recreation classes, events and activities are offered at the Seminole Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. Most activities require participants to have a valid Seminole Recreation card. Call the center at (727) 391-8345 for more detailed information on class dates and times, fees and membership requirements.

Next 'Freaky Friday' for kids is April 10

Seminole Recreation's monthly kids' night out program, "Freaky Friday," will have an Easter theme April 10. There will be airbrush tattoos, a bounce house, arts and crafts, a DJ and more. Kids in grades K-5 may participate and preschoolers ages 3 and 4 may attend the special preschool Freaky Friday.

When: 7-11 p.m. for kids in grades K-5; 7-10 p.m. for preschoolers, April 10

Cost: $10 per child includes a slice of pizza and a drink. Children must be a Seminole Recreation member. Recreation members may bring one guest for an additional $15.

Where: Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex, 9100 113th St.

Information: Call (727) 391-8345

Junior Olympic Skills Competition nears

Children ages 8-13 are invited to participate in the Junior Olympic Skills Competition from 10 a.m. to noon April 11 at the recreation center. The competition will test young athletes in the skills of basketball, soccer, tennis, and track and field. Seminole Recreation will host this local qualifying event, with the winners advancing to regional competition. For more information, call (727) 391-8345.

Inspirational speaker to visit Kiwanis group

The Kiwanis Club of Seminole Breakfast invites the public to hear the Rev. Terri Hall, co-founder of Aiming High Ministries, lead an inspirational talk at the April 7 Kiwanis breakfast meetings. The group meets every Tuesday morning at 7:15 and features guests from local business, government and nonprofit organizations speaking on a wide range of topics. New members are welcome to join at any time.

When: 7:15 a.m. April 7

Where: Seminole Family Restaurant, 6864 Seminole Blvd.

Information: To reserve a guest spot at an upcoming meeting, call Lee Walters at (727) 319-8343 or send an e-mail to drtslsmn@msn.com.

LARGO

Thinking about a reverse mortgage?

A free educational seminar covering reverse mortgages will be presented for seniors and their family members Thursday at the Largo Community Center. Topics discussed will include the effects of record low interest rates, the advantages and disadvantages of a reverse mortgage, the future of FHA and federally insured reverse mortgages, and the new qualification rules. Literature and information will be available from the National Council on Aging and the National Council on Aging in Place. The program will be presented by certified reverse mortgage experts and is open to the public.

When: 10 a.m. Thursday

Where: Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St. NW

Info: Call Donna Moore at (727) 831-3416

Programs ease shock of opening power bills

Progress Energy offers several programs to help customers manage energy costs. They include budget billing for customers on fixed incomes, home energy checks, and the Energy Neighbor Fund for those who need help paying their electric bills. Find out more about these programs at progress-energy.com or call toll-free, 1-800-700-8744.

The Seminole/Largo Neighborhood Notebook is compiled by Times correspondent Lorrie Lykins. E-mail news to sptimeslistings@yahoo.com or snail-mail it to Lorrie Lykins, Seminole Neighborhood Notebook, P. O. Box 4954, Seminole, FL 33775. Deadline for inclusion in the Wednesday Neighborhood Times is 5 p.m. the previous Friday.

Seminole, Largo neighborhood notebook 03/24/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 11:45am]

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