ST. PETE BEACH
Share fishing stories at Gulf Beaches Historical Museum
The upcoming meeting of the Friends of Gulf Beaches Historical Museum will highlight the history of sport fishing in the community. A social hour will be followed by a cookout. A pictorial exhibit will be on display and participants are encouraged to come and share "big fish" stories. A short film will be screened as well. Burgers, dogs, soft drinks and sides will be served at the cookout; cost is $5. BYOB for the cocktail hour. The group is accepting new members; proceeds keep the museum in operation.
When: 5:30 p.m. Monday.
Where: Warren Webster Community Center, 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way.
Info: Call 552-1610 by Friday to RSVP.
Experts to present advice
at Tuesday's storm forum
St. Pete Beach will host a hurricane forum at the community center Tuesday. This year's event will feature a vendor showcase from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by a question and answer session with guest speakers Mike Clay, Bay News 9 chief meteorologist; Tom Malone, St. Pete Beach Fire Department; David Romine, St. Pete Beach police chief; Steve Hallock, public services director; and a representative from Pinellas County Emergency Management.
Experts will discuss how to protect homes and businesses, the proper evacuation and re-entry process, and dealing with disaster in a storm's aftermath.
When: 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Where: St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive.
Info: Call 363-9245
Aquatics center offers swim programs, lessons
The St. Pete Beach Family Aquatics Center is offering springtime pool programs including recreational team swimming for kids ages 6 to 18 years. Swim meets focus on fun and sportsmanship while helping swimmers set personal goals and learn team-building.
In addition, American Red Cross swim lessons are available for all ages from kids (infants 6 months or older) to seniors. Call 363-9264 for information.
Signups under way for summer youth program
Enrollment has begun for St. Pete Beach's summer program for kids, which will run from June 9 to Aug. 8 with pre- and post-camps available on a limited basis. The summer program includes picnic lunches, swimming, fishing, gym games, field trips and more. Parents may register kids by the week or for the full nine weeks. For more information on summer programs, contact the recreation office, 363-9245.
Beach Theatre to show
classic 'Black Stallion'
The historic Beach Theatre's ongoing Saturday morning matinee series welcomes kids of every age.
This week's matinee is the 1979 film The Black Stallion starring Mickey Rooney. Admission is free.
When: 10 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Beach Theatre, 315 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach.
Info: Call 360-6697 or visit
Hurricane awareness party on tap next week
Indian Shores will host its second annual hurricane awareness party next week. Bay News 9 meteorologist Mike Clay is the scheduled keynote speaker.
Other speakers include Tom Iovino from the Pinellas County Communications Department, fire Chief Rick Butler of the Pinellas Suncoast Fire and Rescue District and police Chief E.D. Williams.
When: 7 p.m. May 22.
Where: Indian Shores town hall auditorium, 19305 Gulf Blvd.
Author to address book swap meeting on Friday
Author Maxene Obenschain Kleier is the scheduled guest speaker at this week's South Pasadena book swap meeting.
The event is sponsored by the Cultural Arts Council.
When: 5 to 6:30 p.m. followed by a book swap from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Where: City hall, 7047 Sunset Drive.
Info: Nelly Halboth at 347-4171.
Forum to collect input on inclusionary housing
The Pinellas County Community Development Department is coordinating an interactive forum to gather input on the county's proposed Inclusionary Housing Ordinance.
Attorneys will lead a morning session on national, state and local inclusionary housing initiatives.
The discussion will focus on the inclusion of workforce housing in new developments to provide affordable housing and foster a high quality of life for those wishing to live and work in Pinellas County.
The public is encouraged to join elected officials, city planners and developers in round-table discussions on key elements of Pinellas County's proposed Inclusionary Housing Program.
A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.
When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 4.
Where: Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo.
Info: Contact Jane Muhrlin via e-mail: [email protected] or call 771-2112 to RSVP by May 21.
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