annual Pow Wow festival events will dominate weekend
Seminole's 40th annual Pow Wow Festival will dominate the city this weekend with events and festivities from dawn to dusk beginning Friday. All festival events, including family-friendly music and entertainment, carnival rides, a Saturday morning parade, and a fireworks display will take place at Seminole's Holland G. Mangum Recreational Complex, 9100 113th St. N. Here are highlights of just a few of the events scheduled through the weekend. For a complete listing, visit the city's Web site at www.myseminole.com and click on news and events and follow the links to community special events.
• Carnival midway opens (5 to 11 p.m.), unlimited rides for $15.
• Kiwanis Italian dinner, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
• Fire and Iron Motorcycle Show, 6 to 9 p.m.
• Kiwanis pancake breakfast, 7 to 11 a.m.
• Hot-air balloon rides start at 8 a.m., weather permitting.
• Green-up Pow Wow Green Earth Expo, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Pow Wow Festival Parade starts at 10 a.m.
• Midway open noon to 10 p.m., unlimited rides for $25.
• Seminole Historical Museum exhibit noon to 8 p.m. Seminole's Historical Society will host a minimuseum on the first floor of the recreational center. Seminole History will be displayed, including early photographs of pioneers, leaders, and places; early maps and deeds; newspaper articles and many other artifacts. There will be memorabilia and photos of the Seminole Volunteer Fire Department, which started the Pow Wow Festival along with Seminole High School's Warhawk Boosters 40 years ago to raise money for a new stadium at Seminole High School. The public is invited to visit the exhibit. T-shirts and cookbooks will be on sale.
• Fireworks display at 8 p.m.
• Midway open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., unlimited rides for $15.
• Kiwanis truck pull, 1 to 3 p.m.
• Classic car show, noon to 4 p.m.
• The Seminole Professional Firefighters Local 2896 will serve hot food all weekend, including the traditional Pow Wow barbecue chicken dinner.
Seminole Sings finals set for Saturday night
The final round of the annual Seminole Sings competition will take place Saturday evening with the winner taking home the $1,000 grand prize donated by Park Auto Mall. Admission to the finals, which will be held at the Digitorium of the St. Petersburg College Seminole campus, is $5 per person. Proceeds will benefit the Seminole Chamber's Small Business Education Foundation to provide scholarships for students majoring in business.
When: 7 p.m. Saturday.
Where: St. Petersburg College Digitorium 9200 113th St. N.
Info: Visit online at
Museum program looks at canal management
This month's Coffee Clatch at the Panama Canal Museum will feature a presentation on how Panama is managing the canal. Richard Morgan, who retired as the general services director of the Panama Canal after 25 years of federal government service, will host the event. He managed logistical, procurement, security and support operations, and was a key director in planning and implementing the 1977 Panama Canal Treaty, which transferred the canal to Panama in 1999.
The Panama Canal Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
When: 11 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Panama Canal Museum, Seminole Office Center, 7985 113th St., Suite 100.
Info: Contact Elizabeth Neily at 394-9338 or visit www.panamacanal
Neighborhood Notebook is compiled by Times correspondent Lorrie Lykins. E-mail news to SPTimeslistings@yahoo.com or mail it to Lorrie Lykins, Seminole Neighborhood Notebook, P.O. Box 4954, Seminole, FL 33775. The deadline for inclusion in the Wednesday Neighborhood Times is 5 p.m. Friday.