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St. Pete Times briefs for April 25

Meet your state representative: This open house event is hosted by Rep. Larry Ahern from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today at District Office, BB&T Bank Building, 5511 Park St. N, St. Petersburg. The event gives citizens an opportunity to meet the staff, address state issues or just visit. For information, call (727) 545-6421.

Arabic Movie Night: See Captain Abu Raed at 6 p.m. today at Eckerd College Dan and Mary Miller Auditorium, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. This portion of the series features the 2007 film Captain Abu Raed, in Arabic with English subtitles. In the film, an aging airport janitor who is mistaken for a pilot by a group of poor neighborhood children weaves fantastic stories to offer hope for a sad, and sometimes unchangeable, reality. Free. For information, call (727) 864-7979.

Jazz Chats: In honor of Jazz Appreciation Month, the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, 2240 Ninth Ave. S, St. Petersburg, will hold a weekly series of "jazz chats" at 7 p.m. Thursday featuring video footage and lectures by local musicians and jazz aficionados. This week's jazz host is Eric Deggans, columnist with the Tampa Bay Times, jazz aficionado and drummer. Free. For information, call (727) 323-1104 or visit

International Cinema Series: This portion features the 2010 film, This Is Not a Film, in Persian with English subtitles at 7 p.m. Friday in Eckerd College Dan and Mary Miller Auditorium, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. In the film, celebrated filmmaker Jafar Panahi, confined under house arrest and forbidden by his government from making films, creates instead an extraordinary personal exploration of the difficulties facing contemporary Iranian cinema. Free. For information, call (727) 864-7979.

Caregiver Health Fair: Caregivers will be able to gather a wealth of information about community resources for the elderly, health screenings, home health services, mobile blood services, transportation and more from noon to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Petersburg College, 6605 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. For information, call (727) 893-7102.

WalkWise BikeSmart: The Florida Department of Transportation presents a 30-minute interactive bicycle and pedestrian safety class including WalkWise pedestrian information, Florida bicycle laws, traffic crash statistics for bicyclists and important safety tips for riding in the roadway and on the sidewalk at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Treasure Island Community Center, Gulf Boulevard and 106th Avenue. Free. For information, call (813) 974-9215.

Rights and Voters Registration: The St. Petersburg Chapter of the NAACP will host a Restoration of Rights and Voter Registration Drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the St. Petersburg Chapter NAACP, 1501 16th St. S. For information, call (727) 898-3310.

Junior Golf Tournament may 19: The Largo Golf Course, 12500 Vonn Road, is hosting the 2012 Junior Golf Tournament for boys and girls ages 6-17 on May 19. Youth will be divided into three age groups, 6-9, 10-13, and 14-17. Start times will begin promptly at 7:30 a.m. for ages 6-9 and 9:30 a.m. for ages 10-17. Check-in is required 30 minutes prior to tee time. Pairings will be posted at by May 15. Participants will receive a T-shirt and a post-event meal. Awards will be presented to the top three boys and girls in each age category. Entry fee is $45 per golfer before May 5; $55 after May 5. Preregistration is required by May 12. Registration forms are available at the Largo Golf Course Pro Shop or online at You can also register online at For information, call Jason, (727) 518-3024 or email

Relay rescheduled: Because of last weekend's storms, the city of Largo postponed the Relay for Life: Largo. It is now scheduled for May 4-5. It will be held at Largo Central Park, 121 Central Park Drive. For information, visit

Register for water exercise classes for arthritis: The city of Largo is offering a new season of water exercise for those suffering from arthritis. Classes are scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m., starting May 1. Both classes are offered at the Imperial Palms Apartments East Clubhouse Pool, 101 Imperial Palm Drive. The class is taught by Arthritis Foundation-certified instructors and is conducted in shallow water with a step entry/exit. No swimming skills are required, however, one should be comfortable in waist deep water. A city-employed lifeguard will be on duty. Interested participants may attend the first class at no charge. Each participant must have a Largo Recreation Card, which can be purchased at the Largo Community Center or Highland Recreation Complex. The monthly fee is $20 for residents; $25 for nonresidents. There are no drop-in fees or punch card access for this program. For information, call (727)518-3126 or visit

St. Pete Times briefs for April 25 04/24/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 2:04pm]
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