ST. PETE BEACH
Rec department schedules Casino day trip on Friday
The St. Pete Beach recreation department is planning a day excursion for seniors to the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Tampa on Friday. Call (727) 363-9245 for information.
Celebrate 'Last Friday' on St. Pete Beach
Start the weekend with an evening stroll on Corey Avenue on Friday. Merchants will stay open from 5 to 8 p.m. for their "Last Friday" end of the month celebration that features food and wine samples, live music, door prizes and special sales. Free parking will be available. Call (727) 366-2003 for information.
Fresh produce and more available on Wednesday
Shop for fresh produce, organic food products, crafts, clothing, original artwork and more every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the covered pavilion at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Call (727) 363-9245 for information.
Author to speak about her mystery novel
The South Pasadena Cultural Arts on Thursday has invited Florida author Jane Mitchell to speak about her mystery novel And Grace Will Lead Me Home, set in Alabama.
When: 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday
Where: South Pasadena Cultural Arts Council, 7047 Sunset Drive S
Info: Call (727) 347-4171.
Scholarship applications for residents available
South Pasadena is accepting applications for its annual $1,000 scholarship. 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 at ci.south-pasadena.fl.us. For information, call (727) 347-4171.
Sign up for discussion on 'Revolutionary Road'
The Indian Shores library will have a discussion March 8 of Richard Yates' novel Revolutionary Road and serve dishes and beverages popular in the 1950s. The cost is $10 per person, limited to 30. Sign up at the library (in Town Hall) by Saturday. The library is open Mondays and Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Several copies of the book are available in the library.
When: 4. p.m. March 8.
Where: Indian Shores Town Hall, 19305 Gulf Blvd.
Info: Call (727) 595-2173
Free bridge lessons on Mondays at Town Hall
Free bridge lessons are available Mondays at Indian Shores Town Hall, 19305 Gulf Blvd. Beginners classes are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Intermediate classes are 1 to 3:30 p.m. Barbara Smith is the instructor. Call (727) 392-2704.
Tuesday morning market is pet-friendly
Gulfport's morning market is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Tuesday on Beach Boulevard. The market's vendors sell fresh produce, plants and food items as well as a variety of original artwork created by local artists. The weekly outdoor event is pet-friendly; leashed dogs are welcome. Prospective vendors may download an application at the Gulfport Merchant Association's Web site (gulfportma.com) or call (727) 459-1963 for information.
Open air market runs Fridays through March
Check out the Treasure Island open air market every Friday through March. Vendors sell fresh produce, original art, crafts, and food items. Gift wrapping is available.
When: Fridays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Treasure Island Community Center, 1 Park Place and 106th Avenue.
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.