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Seminole notebook: Reunion planned for award-winning 1978 Seminole High band


Reunion planned for award-winning 1978 Seminole High band

Members of the award-winning 1978 Seminole High School Warhawk marching band will hold their 30th reunion Thursday evening in Indian Shores. Sam Hayward, the band director in 1978, will attend. The 1978 band won the grand championship in the Virginia Beach National Music Festival and started the annual Seminole Sounds Spectacular event.

When: 7 p.m. Thursday.

Where: Indian Shores Auditorium, Indian Shores Town Hall, 19305 Gulf Blvd.

Info: Call Tom Barthel, (864) 297-4347 or e-mail

Fit2Fun Family Fitness fest happens Saturday

Seminole's Recreation Department will host the second annual free Fit2Fun Family Fitness Festival on Saturday at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex Soccer Fields.

Bring the family and enjoy a fun-filled morning of disc golf, bounce houses, water fun, inflatable slides and obstacle courses.

Representatives from area youth sports leagues, such as the Seminole Shooting Stars Soccer Club, Do Your Best Flag Football, In The Zone Hoop Camps, and Clearwater Threshers, will give demonstrations and challenge kids and adults alike.

When: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

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

Info: Call 391-8345.

Conquer fears with night hike at Boca Ciega park

Find out what's rustling in the leaves at Boca Ciega Millennium Park. Take a guided stroll through the park as the sun sets Saturday. The night hike is free but registration is required.

When: 8 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Where: Boca Ciega Millennium Park, 12410 74th Ave. N, Seminole.

Info: To learn more or to register, call 588-4882

Director to explain ins, outs of Science Center

Madelaine "Maddy" McNaughton, executive director of the Science Center of Pinellas, will be the guest speaker at the July 8 meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Seminole Breakfast.

McNaughton will discuss the latest developments, educational programs and community partnerships at the center.

The group's meetings are held each Tuesday at 7:15 a.m. New members are always welcome to join.

When: 7:15 a.m. July 8.

Where: Seminole Family Restaurant, 6864 Seminole Blvd.

Free public seminar to cover reverse mortgages

A public seminar covering the pros and cons of the FHA government reverse mortgage program is scheduled for Aug. 7 at the Seminole Community Library.

The educational session is free to the public. Literature and information will be provided by AARP, the National Council on Aging and the National Council on Aging in Place.

The program will be presented by certified reverse mortgage experts. Refreshments will be provided.

Where: Seminole Community Library at St. Petersburg College Seminole campus, 9200 113th St. N.

When: 10 a.m. Aug. 7.

Info: Call Donna Moore at 831-3416.

Seminole library to keep teens busy this summer

Plenty of activities for kids are on tap at the Seminole Community Library this summer.

Teens can check out special programs including Teen Thursdays at 2 p.m. each week. This week features crafts, games, movies, food and more.

Teen Thursdays requires registration. Call 395-6904.

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


Support Miss Seminole in Miss Florida Pageant

Kristina Janolo, Miss Seminole 2008, will represent the community July 5 at the 73rd annual Miss Florida Pageant at the Mahaffey Theater.

Janolo's platform is related to honoring the elderly and she will perform I Am Changing from the Broadway musical Dreamgirls.

Organizers ask Seminole residents to send cards or notes of encouragement during Miss Florida week (June 29 to July 5) to: Kristina Janolo, Miss Seminole, USF St. Petersburg RH01, 500 Second St. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.

Tickets may be purchased through Ticketmaster at or the Mahaffey Theater box office at For additional information, call Henny Hlas at 517-1879.

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.

Seminole notebook: Reunion planned for award-winning 1978 Seminole High band 06/24/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 12:24pm]
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