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Become a Daystar volunteer: Daystar Life Center, 226 Sixth St. S, St. Petersburg, needs volunteers to help in a variety of areas including the food pantry, clothes closet and transportation. Help is also needed to assist with utilities, rent/mortgage, online benefits and income taxes. Daystar also provides information/referrals for others services. The next volunteer information session is at 1:30 p.m., Sept. 16. For information, contact the community relations manager at (727) 498-8794 or email

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Summer may be over, but camp isn't: The city of St. Petersburg is holding registration for before- and after-school camp for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Camp runs Monday through Friday at 11 locations through June 2. Youth enjoy a choice of planned activities and special events with indoor and outdoor rotations. Full-day activities are provided when Pinellas County schools are not in session. For information about pricing, scholarships and locations, call (727) 893-7441 or visit

Clothing needed: Clothes to Kids needs clothing and shoes for elementary school children. The agency needs shorts and pants in sizes 8 to 16, shirts in sizes M, L and XL, and shoes in sizes kids 11 through adult. New or gently used items can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays at two locations: 1059 N Hercules Ave., Clearwater, and 3251 Third Ave. N, St. Petersburg. For information, call (727) 441-5050, ext. 22.

Youth cross country program: Parents can register their kids for Highland Recreation's cross country program where they will increase their endurance as they run in areas surrounding the complex. This program is for ages 7-15 and takes place from 6 to 7 p.m., Sept. 10 through Nov. 12. Cost is $40 for residents and $50 for nonresidents. 400 Highland Ave NE. For information, visit or call (727) 518-3016.

St. Petersburg City Theatre, City Theatre Ratz is holding classes for a production of Grease. Classes will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays. City Theatre Ratz is designed to immerse young actors in the art of theater, from learning the principles of stage craft to participating in a performance. Students will present a fully staged production at the end of the course. Cost is $300. 4025 31st St. S, St. Petersburg. Also, the Children's Theatre Workshop is holding classes that include acting, singing and dancing, as well as rehearsal for the full-length production of Bye Bye Birdie. Classes are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays from Sept. 13 to Nov. 15. Tuition is $300. For information, contact Corey Meles at (727) 515-5456 or email

Project Sleep will be celebrating sleep health and sleep disorder awareness at 9 a.m. Sunday at the TradeWinds Island Resort, 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. Participants should bring shoes for beach walking, and there's a suggested $5 donation. Participants will meet at the SeaBreeze Terrace. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Public parking is available just south at St. Pete Beach access or north at Upham Beach. For information, call Jessica Davenport (727) 798-0174 or email

Sports just for girls: Girls can sign up for Highland Recreation's GoGirl Sports Program where they will be introduced to sports in a social setting and learn skills through instruction and games. This program is for girls ages 6-10 interested in learning more about basketball, volleyball, tennis and other sports. Registration is under way at the Highland Recreation Complex. The program is from 5:45 to 6:30 and begins Sept. 3. 400 Highland Ave NE. For information and monthly costs, visit or call Highland at (727) 518-3016.

South Pinellas news briefs 08/28/14 [Last modified: Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:11am]
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