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Seminole notebook: Historical Society plans program on Caladesi Homestead


Historical Society plans program on Caladesi homestead

The Seminole Historical Society meets today at the Seminole Recreation Center. Guest speaker Terry Fortner will present "Caladesi Memories," a talk accompanied by projected images of the historic homestead on Caladesi Island. New members are always welcome.

When: 7 p.m. today

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

Blues artist Julie Black booked for free concert

Seminole's 12th annual fall Music in the Park concert series continues Friday at Seminole City Park, weather permitting, with a performance by Julie Black Angel for the Blues, the third group in the line-up. The six-week series is a free community event that features music in the park every Friday evening through Oct. 17. Other scheduled performers in the weeks ahead include the Gumbo Boogie Band, Supernatural and the Barracuda's Reunion Concert. Bring lawn chairs or blankets; food and beverage will available for sale. Alcoholic beverages and glass containers are not permitted in the park.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday

Where: Seminole City Park, 7464 Ridge Road

Info: Call 391-8345

Get familiar with new voting system

The Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections has scheduled demonstrations of the new voting system in preparation for the Nov. 4 general election. In addition to test-driving the new voting procedure, individuals may register to vote, update personal information, and request absentee ballots at demonstration sites. Oct. 6 is the deadline to register for the Nov. 4 election. For information, contact the Supervisor of Elections Office, 464-6108 or visit

Seminole demonstration:

When: 2 to 3 p.m. Monday

Where: Lake Seminole Square, 8333 Seminole Blvd.

Seminole Community Library hosts author

The Seminole Community Library's programs, book clubs and other activities are offered at the library, 9100 113th St. Call the library for details, 394-6922, or visit the Web site at

Meet the author: Robert Swanson, author of Lost & Found: A Widower's Guide To Survival, will discuss his book at the Seminole Community Library at 2 p.m. Oct. 14. Swanson's book details his experiences struggling with the loss of his wife of 41 years. Lost & Found provides widower-tested tips for daily survival and chapters on topics such as online dating, the decision to sell or stay in your home, single grandparenting and traveling alone. The book will be available for purchase and signing by the author.

Seminole Rec events fill October with fun

Hard Rock Casino trip: Seminole Recreation will host a trip to the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The bus fee for the trip is $28 and participants must have a recreation card to participate. Call Dan, 391-8345 for more information.

Freaky Friday for kids: October's "Freaky Friday" kid's night out is Oct. 3. Seminole's Recreation Division will host kids in grades K-5 at this month's fun night from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Kids will enjoy a DJ, games, contests, air brush tattoos, and other fun activities. The fee is $10 per child and includes a slice of pizza and a drink. All participants must have a current Seminole Recreation Card and be enrolled in grades K-5.

Senior luncheon: Seminole Recreation's Oktoberfest luncheon for seniors is scheduled for Oct. 21. The fee is $8 and diners must have a recreation card or be a guest of a recreation member. The lunch will be catered by Freedom Square. Call Dan, 391-8345, for information.

Volunteer actors needed for haunted house

The city of Seminole and the Kiwanis Club of Seminole are seeking volunteer actors for the 2008 Seminole Asylum Haunted House, which will be open 6-9 p.m. Oct. 23-25 at the Seminole Recreation Center. Volunteers will be needed to assist with make-up and costumes, and to play Halloween "scare-actors." Call Duane or Kacy at 391-8345.

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 is Friday.

Seminole notebook: Historical Society plans program on Caladesi Homestead 09/23/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 1:06pm]
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