Get the update on events at meeting
The Bartlett Park Neighborhood Association meets the second Thursday of each month. The group will hold its next meeting Thursday. For announcements and information on upcoming events, check out the neighborhood's blog at www.BartlettPark.Net.
When: 6 p.m. Thursday
Where: Frank Pierce Center, 2000 Seventh St. S
Neighbors to look at future of marine science
The Downtown Neighborhood Association will meet Thursday to focus on the future of marine science in the downtown area with representatives of SRI St. Petersburg and the Pier Aquarium offering remarks. Both will discuss the developing community of marine science interests along the waterfront in south St. Petersburg, which includes SRI St. Petersburg, the University of South Florida's College of Marine Science, and the Center for Ocean Technology. There has been some preliminary discussion about the development of an expanded, updated facility where students, tourists and St. Petersburg area residents may learn more about the environment, science, and technology as new information emerges from what is now the largest concentration of marine scientists and engineers in the Southeastern U.S.
When: 7 p.m. Thursday
Where: Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth St. N
Invitation issued to all to clean up Mirror Lake
The fifth annual Mirror Lake Clean Up is scheduled for Saturday. The city of St. Petersburg will provide a boat, garbage bags, gloves, pickers and helpers, volunteers are reminded to please wear appropriate shoes and work clothes. Lunch and drinks will be provided by the Mirror Lake Lyceum, Valentino's Pizza, Harvey's and Coney Island Hot Dogs.
When: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday
Where: Mirror Lake, between Second and Third Avenues and Fifth Street and Mirror Lake Drive.
Information: Call 827-1432
Get briefing on the code enforcement situation
The first scheduled guest speaker of 2009 for the Northeast Park Neighborhood Association is Eric Hirvela of the city's Code Enforcement Office, who will answer questions and follow up on reported violations.
When: 7 p.m. Monday
Where: Masonic Home of Florida, 3201 First St. NE
Discuss the plans for a neighborhood garden
The Palmetto Park Neighborhood association will meet Tuesday. The agenda includes discussion of plans for the neighborhood garden and the community police officer will attend. All residents of the neighborhood are encouraged to attend.
When: 7 p.m. Tuesday
Where: Hospice of the Florida Suncoast community service center, 3050 First Ave. S
MLK Business District
Talk about improvement plans and the budget
The MLK Business District will meet Tuesday. The focus of the agenda will be a discussion about making improvements to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. corridor and submitting a budget to the city. The MLK Business District's boundaries are from 26th Avenue. S to 34th Avenue. N.
When: 9 a.m. Tuesday
Where: St. Petersburg Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc., 1600 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. S
Information: Call 656-2798 or send an e-mail to MLKBusinessDist@aol.com
Friends of the park holding a first meeting
The Friends of Williams Park welcome anyone with an interest in reinvigorating the park to attend the nonprofit group's first meeting of the New Year set for Jan. 14.
When: 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14
Where: St. Petersburg College Downtown, 244 Second Ave. N, second Community Room.
Information: Call 898-8851
Neighborhood Notebook is compiled by Times correspondent Lorrie Lykins. E-mail news to SPTimeslistings@yahoo.com or snail-mail it to Lorrie Lykins, Neighborhood Notebook, P.O. Box 4954, Seminole, FL 33775. Deadline for inclusion in the Wednesday Neighborhood Times is 5 p.m. the previous Friday.