is start of Relay
for life campaign
The Pasadena Vista Neighborhood Association invites residents to join St. Petersburg College students, staff and faculty on Friday for the opening ceremonies of Relay For Life. The evening will include a luminaria memorial ceremony at 9:30 accompanied by the Bethel University Choir from St. Paul, Minn.
When: 6 p.m. Friday
Where: St. Petersburg College, Gibbs Campus Field, corner of 70th Street N and Burlington Avenue.
Make used items you new ones at garage sale
The Historic Uptown Neighborhood will have its annual neighborhood-wide garage sale Saturday. Follow the signs for free parking. Neighborhood residents who want to participate can get information on the Web site HistoricUptown.com.
When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: Corner of Fourth Street N and Ninth Avenue (across from Starbucks and CVS)
Yard sale has barbecue, fire truck, good times
The Bayou Highlands Neighborhood Association's annual yard sale and community fun day is Saturday. Included are a moonwalk, games for kids and entertainment. A fire truck will be exhibited and concessions will include cotton candy, hot dogs, and barbecue. The yard sale will also feature a car wash and bike raffle.
When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: In the park, corner of Lake Maggiore Boulevard S and Sixth Street
Race and health care
is topic of discussion
There will be a conference on social justice for Tampa Bay area leaders today at Studio@620 beginning at 6 p.m. with a reception and continuing at 7 with remarks and discussion. The topic is "Is there a doctor in the 'hood — race and health care.'' Free. Call 895-6620
When: 6 p.m. today
Where: 620 First Ave. S
Roll up your sleeves and help with front entrance
The Tropical Shores neighborhood will have a work day Saturday to help install and maintain front-entrance landscaping. Volunteers should bring gloves, shovels or rakes. Refreshments will be provided.
When: 8 a.m. Saturday
Where: Tropical Shores' front entrance, corner of Beach Drive SE and 22nd Avenue
Association's next meeting is April 17
The Meadowlawn Neighborhood Association will not have a meeting this month. The next meeting is 7:30 p.m. April 17 at Hope Lutheran Church.
Tax assistance available at the Sanderlin center
Starting in May, economic stimulus payments of up to $600 for individuals ($1,200 for married couples) will be issued by the IRS based on 2007 tax returns. Parents may also receive $300 for each eligible child. In order to qualify for the payments, individuals must file a 2007 tax return. Assistance with tax preparation will be available Saturday at the James B. Sanderlin Family Center, 2335 22nd Ave. S. Volunteers will be there from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to assist taxpayers by preparing 2007 returns for people who do not normally file. For more information, call 321-9444.
The St. Petersburg 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.