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St. Petersburg church to mark 97 years


Celebrate church's 97th anniversary

Stewart-Isom Memorial CME Church, 1820 Walton St. S, St. Petersburg, is celebrating its 97th anniversary.

"Love and Reconciliation: Anchored in the Past, Conquering the Present, Securing the Future" is the theme of the celebration that will be marked with special services and programs.

The first event will be a musical workshop, "I Will Sing Hallelujah,'' 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 7 p.m. Saturday. The church will retire its mortgage after the Sept. 14 morning service. For information about other events, call (727) 327-0593.


Overnight adoration vigil set for Thursday

St. Mary Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 515 Fourth St. S, St. Petersburg, will hold an overnight adoration vigil and exposition of the Holy Eucharist beginning after the 12:10 p.m. Mass on Thursday. The vigil will end Friday with benediction and Mass at 7:30 a.m.

Organized by Our Lady of Grace Praesidium of the Legion of Mary, the vigil will include reciting the rosary. Coffee and refreshments will be provided. Call (727) 896-2191.


Sign up your kids for Camp Gan Israel

Chabad Jewish Center's Camp Gan Israel will be July 28 to Aug. 8. For children ages 4 to 11, the camp will offer activities based on themes such as Israel, Jewish identity and Shabbat.

Activities will include swimming, drama and science. Space is available for young teenagers who want to work as junior counselors.

The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with extended care available. Snacks, drinks and lunches are provided. Go to or call (727) 344-4900.


Businesses, get rid of your hazardous waste

Local businesses can participate in the EnviroBusiness hazardous waste collection day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Household Electronics and Chemical Collection Center, 2990 110th Ave. N. The event is scheduled for the second Wednesday of every month through December.

Accepted items include TVs, computers, printers, copiers, fax machines, cell phones and telephones, fluorescent lightbulbs, cleaners, toner cartridges, pesticides, laboratory vials, paints, process waste and more.

Explosives and medical waste will not be accepted.

Businesses pay the contractors directly, at the county's reduced contract prices. There is no charge for many electronic items such as laptops or phones. For other electronic items, the charge is 2 to 18 cents per pound.

To drop off chemicals, businesses must qualify as small waste generators (producing less than 25 gallons, or 220 pounds, of chemical waste per month).

To arrange for dropoff and payment, call EQ Florida Inc. at (813) 319-3400 (chemicals), or Creative Recycling Systems Inc. at (813) 621-2319 (electronics). Or for general information, call 464-7500 or go to


Kids can get dental exams before school

Pinellas County Health Department will offer free "Back to School" dental exams to children ages 4 to 17 Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Pete Health Center, 205 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, 824-6900, ext. 11034. No appointment necessary. Children covered by private dental insurance are not eligible for this event.


'Red Tent' seminars for women Thursdays

Women of all ages are invited to attend a "Red Tent Lunch and Learn" seminar series hosted by Barbara Rhode and Annette Reiter, licensed marriage and family therapists.

The seminars will cover skills and strategies women can implement to feel more empowered, find their authentic self and heal diverse areas of their life.

There are two more seminars from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and July 31 at the YWCA of Tampa Bay, 655 Second Ave. S.

For information, call 565-4492 or visit transi


Learn about dental health for dogs, cats

A canine and feline dental forum will be held Aug. 3 from 5 to 6:45 p.m. at Great Explorations Children's Museum, 1925 Fourth St. N.

Mark Scribano, DVM, will be guest speaker. Canine obesity will also be discussed. The forum is free. Complimentary child care provided for children ages 5 and older.

To reserve a place or for information, call 822-8501 or message Kathy at


Troops in Middle East could use small items

Support the troops in the Middle East by donating the following items:

Candy, cookies, microwave popcorn and foods, canned meats, tuna, small canned fruits, soups, small jars of peanut butter or jelly, cheese or peanut butter crackers, powdered drinks, disposable cameras, sunscreen, lip balm, stationery items, bandanas, Q-tips, feminine hygiene items, baby wipes, body wash, and gallon Ziploc bags.

Cash donations are also needed to cover shipping costs. Money orders or checks can be made out to Postmaster and mailed to P.O. Box 86223, Madeira Beach, FL 33738. If you have a relative, friend or neighbor serving overseas and would like a package sent, please provide an address and APO.

Donations can be dropped off at the following locations: Army Recruiting Office at 11223 78th Ave. N; VFW Post 4256 at 12901 Gulf Blvd.; VFW Post 9272 at 10997 72nd Ave. N; American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St. in Clearwater; and Extra Space Storage, 4319 Duhme Road in Madeira Beach.

For information, call GI Joe Tapp at (727) 432-1057


Advocate for nursing home, ALF residents

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program administered by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs is seeking volunteer advocates for residents living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities to investigate complaints concerning their rights, such as funds, food, drug regimen, abuse and neglect.

Volunteers are trained to assess these facilities for federal and state law licensed compliances. Anyone with advocating and administrative abilities may apply. Retired individuals and spousal teams are welcome.

Mileage/meals reimbursements are provided at the state rate for all official ombudsman duties. Call (727) 588-6912 or toll-free 1-888-831-0404 to volunteer.


Vendors, sign up for a booth at Pet Walk

Vendors interested in showing their support for homeless animals and showing their products and services to more than 2,000 pet lovers should register for a booth for the 18th annual Pet Walk in October.

Register before the early bird deadline of Aug. 1 and receive $50 off the registration fee of $225 after Aug. 1. This event is not solely for animal-related companies; companies with assorted products and services can benefit from the large and diverse group of animal lovers.

The event is from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 18 at North Shore Park in St. Petersburg. For information or to register, visit the Web or call Janet at 586-3591, ext. 168.

St. Petersburg church to mark 97 years 07/19/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 4:24pm]
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