Kiwanis Club program is on telephone skills
The Kiwanis Club of Seminole Breakfast will present a program on telephone skills at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday at the Seminole Family Restaurant, 6864 Seminole Blvd. Kathy Pabst Robshaw will present ideas to improve skills and make a great impression in seconds. To reserve a spot, contact Lee Walters at (727) 319-8343 or [email protected]
Bach has lead role in festival at church
A Bach-a-Thon will be held from noon to 4 p.m. today at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 455 Missouri Ave.. At 3:15 p.m. the Bach Choir of Clearwater and the Prince of Peace Choir will present Cantata 140, Wake, Awake. Free. German food will be served in the parish hall. Call (727) 585-9969.
Register for run in honor of St. Patrick's Day
Register for the Shamrock'n Run, a celebration in honor of St. Patrick's Day. The event includes a 5K, a 1.5-mile walk and a kids fun run starting at 7 p.m. Friday at Ulmer Park, 301 West Bay Drive. After the races, participants will enjoy a post-race meal, award ceremony and entertainment by Buffalo Strange. For race fees or to download a registration form, visit LargoSports.com. Online race registration is also available at Active.com. For information, call (727) 587-6740, ext. 5016, or e-mail [email protected]
Sign up for Turtle Trot 5K to benefit parks
The city and the Friends of Largo Nature Parks, a volunteer group, have teamed up to host the Turtle Trot 5K at George C. McGough Nature Park, 11901 146th St. N. The Turtle Trot 5K, named after the large number of turtles that live in the park's pond, will be April 2. The run will begin at 7:30 a.m., with on-site registrations beginning at 6:15. The 5K run is a measured 3.1-mile flat course that will take participants through McGough and Bonner Park's trails and boardwalks. Race fees are $12 preregistered and $15 after March 25. All proceeds will go toward supporting Largo nature parks. Registration forms can be found at LargoNature.com or picked up at the following locations: City Hall, Southwest Recreation Complex, Highland Recreation Complex, McGough Nature Park, Bonner Park and Get Fitness Gym. For information, call (727) 518-3047.
Dalí on Tour at Library Art Hop and Taste Fest
The Dalí on Tour exhibit will be the featured collection at the March 19 Greater Largo Library Foundation Art Hop and Taste Fest. The 31-piece giclee collection of Salvador Dalí's works, plus a rare book exhibit from the museum's archives, will be displayed in the gallery of the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive, during and several weeks after the fourth annual event.
The event will feature art of different mediums from more than 25 local artists, food samples from local restaurants and a youth art exhibit. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. at the library and participants may "hop" to several shops between 6 and 8 p.m. via free shuttle buses. Each business will feature an artist and offer refreshments.
Entertainment at the library will be provided by the Pinellas Youth Symphony String Quartet and Tampa vocalist Lisa Casalino. For information, call (727) 587-6715.
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Public invited to church pancake breakfast
St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 330 85th Ave., invites the public to the Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday. Held in the Parish Hall, breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee. Tickets are $5. Active military and first responders in uniform eat free. For information, call the church office at (727) 360-8406.
Donations needed for Prom Dress Drive
The Prom Dress Drive seeks dresses, jewelry, shoes and evening bags as well as sponsorship by florists, hair salons, photographers, dry cleaners and limousine services for students who otherwise cannot afford the prom. If you have new or like new, clean items to contribute, call Samantha Richardson at (727) 321-8825, Chrissy Dickerson at (727) 692-5057 or Mary Watts at (727) 397-4828. The deadline for donations is March 14. The distribution is March 19 at the Enoch Davis Center, 111 18th Ave. S, St. Petersburg.
Hear about separation of church and state
The Rev. Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, will present "The Future of Separation of Church and State: Crisis or Confidence" at 7 p.m. Monday at Good Samaritan Church, 6085 Park Blvd. Free. A reception will follow. Call the church at (727) 544-8558.
Program promotes AIDS awareness
The Black Leadership Commission on AIDS of Tampa Bay will mark the National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS with a worship and educational program at noon Wednesday at Mount Zion Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, 955 20th St. S. The program promotes a week of AIDS awareness activities, HIV testing and compassion for those affected by the disease. For information about the event or the national week of prayer, call (813) 657-8128.
Donations needed for sale benefiting library
Friends of the Gulfport Library seeks new, gently used and rare books, movies and music for the annual sale on April 2. Proceeds support children's programs, speakers, special collections and library furnishings. Drop off donations from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays at the Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. S. For pickup, call (727) 322-5217.
Uhuru leader will speak about his new book
Uhuru Movement leader Omali Yeshitela will give two talks about his new book, One People! One Party! One Destiny! The book posits that black people throughout the world will gain human rights and prosperity only by establishing a socialist government uniting all of Africa and distributing the continent's vast natural wealth equitably. Yeshitela will speak at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and 3 p.m. Saturday at the Uhuru House, 1245 18th Ave. S. Free. Call (727) 821-6621.
Neurosurgeon will talk about health care bill
Dr. David McKalip, a neurosurgeon, will address the St. Petersburg Republican Club at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Piccadilly Cafeteria, 1900 34th St. N. McKalip will discuss the health care bill and answer questions afterward. Free. Call Gus Pries at (727) 864-0312.
Community project aims to restore salt marshes
Tampa Bay Watch, in partnership with Southwest Florida Water Management District's Surface Water Improvement Management Program, is coordinating a community salt marsh restoration project on Saturday at Clam Bayou. About 125 volunteers are being recruited to plant 10,000 plugs of salt marsh along the shoreline of Clam Bayou. Interested volunteers should visit tampabaywatch.org for information and to register. Although online registration is required, you can call Tampa Bay Watch at (727) 867-8166 for information.
Animal shelter needs donations for pets
Pet Pal Animal Shelter is in need of items, including Science Diet canned and dry cat and dog food, dog toys, Kongs, Nylabones, cat litter, cat carriers and beds. Cleaning supplies, including bleach, paper towels, laundry detergent and garbage bags, are also needed. Donations can be dropped off between 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays at the shelter, 405 22nd St. S. For information or to make a monetary donation, call (727) 378-7738.
Chamber will host mixer Wednesday at lounge
The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce will have a mixer from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Pub Waterfront Restaurant and Lounge, at 20025 Gulf Blvd. Reservation required; call Amanda Page at (727) 360-6957 or e-mail [email protected]
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Swing by Corey Avenue for spring sidewalk sale
More than 17 Corey Avenue merchants will take part in a spring sidewalk sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday downtown. Enjoy music and refreshments in participating stores, all within walking distance. Call (727) 498-8778 or visit coreyave.com.
Life skill training for boys, men ages 12 to 21
The Order of DeMolay's St. Petersburg Chapter is looking for boys and men 12 to 21 who are interested in character building, leadership training and life skill development. The chapter meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at Nitram Masonic Lodge, 4275 78th St. N. Call Matthew Winters at (727) 544-4400.
Yacht club offers basic sailing class for adults
The Boca Ciega Yacht Club will offer a five-week adult basic sailing class beginning March 16. The course includes five Wednesday evening classes and four weekend sailing sessions with the club's Catalina 16.5 fleet. Cost is $225, including all classroom materials. Participants will also receive a three-month membership. Advance registration is required at sailbcyc.org. Call Jennifer Rogers at (727) 345-7544.
Girl Scout cookie store open through March 20
Girl Scouts of West Central Florida will have its first Girl Scout Cookie Store operating through March 20 at Lighthouse Crossings, 3951 Tyrone Blvd., Suite 801. The space was donated by the Sembler Co. Cookies are $3.50 a box. To find a cookie booth closer to you, visit gswcf.org.
Methodist church to host Cracker Supper
The Largo Historical Society will hold its 37th annual Cracker Supper at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1199 Highland Ave. $16 for adults; $12 for kids under 12. Call Joan Huntley (727) 584-4430.
Hospital event to focus on sleep disorders
Join Dr. Andrew Sams, medical director of St. Anthony's Sleep Disorders Center, and the team during National Sleep Awareness Week for an open house from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony's Hospital Sleep Disorders Center, 1200 Seventh Ave. N. Call (727) 820-7424.
Fundraiser will benefit the Chihuly Collection
Katee Tully, director of the Morean Arts Center, has announced a fundraiser and public art initiative called the St. Petersburg Glass Arbor, to fund the Chihuly Collection, which opened on the downtown waterfront in July. Once complete, the arbor will be given to the city for the community to share. The campaign goal is $1 million made up of 1,000 gifts of $1,000. Call the Morean Arts Center at (727) 822-7872.