ST. PETE BEACH
Expo to feature 'green' products, service providers
The city is hosting the first annual Suncoast Green Wave Expo March 29 at the St. Pete Beach Community Center. The goal of the event is to support public and private efforts to build a more sustainable coastal community. The expo will feature vendors offering environmentally sensitive products, services and practices for residents and businesses and will also feature information sessions and interactive demonstrations. Admission is free and food and beverages will be available for sale.
When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 29
Where: St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive
Blood drive takes place Friday at City Hall
Accident victims, premature babies, cancer, burn and leukemia patients and those requiring organ transplants have benefited from the blood donations of the residents of St. Pete Beach over the years. Florida Blood Services will host a blood drive Friday on St. Pete Beach and asks volunteers to donate.
When: 9 to 11 a.m. Friday
Where: City of St. Pete Beach City Hall, 155 Corey Ave.
Recreation center plans day trips for seniors
St. Pete Beach Recreation offers several excursions for seniors. Upcoming day trips include the Seminole Hard Rock Casino March 13; Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks and lunch at Mama's Greek Cuisine March 20; Ringling Museum in Sarasota and lunch at Patrick's March 27; Ybor City for a cigar factory museum tour April 3. Call (727) 363-9245.
Yard sales planned all over town March 14
Residents of St. Pete Beach will hold yard and garage sales communitywide from 8 a.m. to noon March 14.
Volunteers needed to help clean beach
Volunteers are needed to help with the beach cleanup 9 a.m. to noon March 21.
Where: Volunteers should meet at Upham Beach and Pass-a-Grille Beach.
Information: Call (727) 363-9245
Beach Theatre hosts racing documentary
The Beach Theatre, with the Gasparilla Film Festival and Audi, will screen the documentary TRUTH IN 24, a new film about the Audi race team at Le Mans. Audi will bring out the star of the film — the R10 race car featured in the Le Mans competition — and other Audis to be exhibited on the street in front of the Beach Theatre before the screening. Admission is $10; tickets available in advance at www.gasparillafilmfestival.com.
When: 8 p.m. Friday
Where: Beach Theatre, 315 Corey Ave.
Information: Call (727) 360 6697 or visit www.beach-theatre.com.
City offers annual $1,000 scholarship
South Pasadena is accepting applications for its annual $1,000 scholarship. City residents have until May 29 to apply; applications are available at City Hall, 7047 Sunset Drive S and online on the city's Web site: ci.south-pasadena.fl.us. For more information, call (727) 347-417.
Kids' author to speak, poodle to look pretty
Author Lynda Lippman-Lockhart and her standard poodle Bogie will appear at the Gulf Beaches Library to speak about her new young adult/children's book titled Oodles of Poodles of Dark Corner. Lippman-Lockhart will participate in a book signing and reading, followed by a Fractured Fairytales presentation.
When: 11:30 a.m. Saturday
Where: Gulf Beaches Library, 200 Municipal Drive
Information: Call (727) 344-3131 or go to Oodlesofpoodlesbook.com.
Seminar focuses on reverse mortgages
A seminar for seniors about reverse mortgages will be presented at the Gulf Beaches Library. Topics include interest rates, advantages and disadvantages, future of FHA and more. Information will be available from the National Council on Aging and the National Council on Aging in Place.
When: 10 a.m. Monday
Where: Gulf Beaches Library, 200 Municipal Drive
Information: Call Donna Moore at (727) 831-3416.
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH
Art center features Monte Carlo Night
The Beach Art Center will host its third annual Monte Carlo Night fundraiser Saturday. The event will feature games played with "funny money," appetizers, drinks, music, horse races, black jack, roulette, Texas hold 'em, silent auction, prizes and fun. Tickets are available at the Beach Art Center for $30.
When: 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday
Where: The Beach Art Center, 1515 Bay Palm Blvd.
Information: Call (727) 596-4331
Library hosts discussion of 'Revolutionary Road'
The Indian Shores library on Sunday will host a discussion of Richard Yates' novel Revolutionary Road and serve food and drinks popular in the 1950s. Cost is $10, and event is limited to 30 people. The library, in Indian Shores Town Hall, is open 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Copies of the book are available in the town library.
When: 4 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Indian Shores Town Hall, 19305 Gulf Blvd.
Information: Call (727) 595-2173
The Beaches Neighborhood Notebook is compiled by Times correspondent Lorrie Lykins. E-mail news to SPTimeslistings@yahoo.com or 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.