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Seminole notebook: Music in the Park concert series concludes this week


Music in the Park concert series concludes this week

Seminole's 12th annual fall Music in the Park concert series concludes Friday with a performance by the Barracudas Reunion Concert at Seminole City Park, weather permitting. The six-week series is a free community event that features live music in the park every Friday evening from September through October. 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

Information: Call 391-8345.

Commissioner speaking to Historical Society

County Commission Chairman Robert B. Stewart will speak at this month's Seminole Historical Society meeting. Stewart, who has been involved in Pinellas County government for more than 25 years, will reminisce about the area's past and discuss what he sees as the opportunities and challenges we face in coming years.

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 22

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

Seminole Asylum haunted house coming

Seminole Recreation and the Kiwanis Clubs of Seminole will present their Seminole Asylum haunted house Oct. 23-25 from 6 to 9 p.m. at 9100 113th St. N. Admission is $5 and a portion of the proceeds benefits Kiwanis Clubs of Seminole's community work for children. Seminole Asylum may not be suitable for small children. Volunteer actors are wanted to participate haunted house Volunteers will assist with makeup and costumes and to play Halloween "scare-actors." Please call Duane or Kacy for details, 391-8345.

Get ready for the Field of Screams

Seminole Recreation will present the Field of Screams Oct. 24 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex, 9100 113th St. The community Halloween event will include a "Spook Zone" which includes bounce houses, inflatable slides and carnival games. The Field of Screams also features a costume contest, family photo area, and free Halloween candy. The event will have something for all ages and is family-friendly. Come in costume. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Cost of admission to the Spook Zone is $5 or $7 with entry to the Seminole Asylum haunted house. Call 391-8345.

Channeling Ed Sullivan for a Really Big Show

The Seminole Chamber of Commerce will present two performances of A Really Big Show Saturday, Oct. 25 at the St. Petersburg College Seminole campus. The production is reminiscent of the classic Ed Sullivan television show, which featured variety acts during the 1960s. The chamber has partnered with William Clare Entertainment productions and St. Petersburg College to present 12 nationally known song stylists and award-winning comics. The extravaganza includes tributes to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Motown artists and more. Some of the proceeds from the event will benefit SPC's Natural Habitat Park project. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased in advance at the Seminole Chamber office, 8400 113th St. N. Call 392-3245 for information.

When: Shows at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 25

Where: St. Petersburg College, Seminole Campus Digitorium, 9200 113th St. N

Annual food drive assists needy children

The GWFC Seminole Junior Woman's Club is challenging the community to participate in its food drive to assist needy children identified by area schools. Project Need has provided holiday food baskets to local children since 1998, working through Pinellas County school social workers and guidance counselors to assist children who receive regular meals through the school program but have little food available during the holidays. The group is seeking donations of food from area businesses, social clubs, service clubs, school clubs, and individuals and families. Food baskets will be distributed by school officials to designated families. The GFWC Seminole Junior Woman's club will add a turkey or ham to each family's food basket. To help, contact Michele Abramo at 399-0587 or Patricia Collins at 687-3077. To ensure timely delivery to schools, donations are needed no later than Dec. 12.

Seminole Recreation offering things to do

Seminole Recreation classes and activities are offered at the Seminole Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. Activities require a valid Seminole Recreation card. Call the Recreation Center for more information on class dates and times, fees and membership requirements, 391-8345.

Learn to play badminton: Seminole Recreation seeks seniors who would like to learn to play competitive badminton. The class will endeavor to help players understand the workings of the sport. This adult program is free with a valid recreation card and meets Fridays from 8 to 10 a.m. Call Dan at 391-8345 for more information.

Play some pickleball: Seniors, try out the new combination of tennis, racquetball and pingpong, which is played on a badminton court. Participation is free and is played Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 to 10 a.m.

Senior luncheon: Seminole Recreation's Oktoberfest luncheon for seniors originally scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 21 has been changed to Tuesday, Oct. 28. The cost 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 at 391-8345 for more information.

The Seminole/Largo Neighborhood Notebook is compiled by Times correspondent Lorrie Lykins. E-mail news to or 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.

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