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St. Petersburg Dream Center running short of key items


Dream Center running short of needed items

The St. Petersburg Dream Center is feeling the effects of the economic downturn. A substantial increase of families seeking help and services has put a strain on its resources.

The center is in need of food items, such as tuna, peanut butter, canned fruits and soups, and hygiene items such as deodorant, feminine products and toothpaste.

Donations can be dropped off at 4359 35th St. N, or call 520-1909.


Block party helps program for girls

A women's group, 6 in the City, that supports programs for children, will host a block party at 8 p.m. Friday on Central Avenue between Fifth and Sixth streets.

The event will feature food and drink specials by Bella Brava and the Table restaurants and music by DJ Jimi O.

Proceeds will benefit Brookwood Florida, which provides an alternative living environment to troubled adolescent girls.

For information, call 385-7686 or go to


Volunteers to train dogs are needed at the SPCA

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Tampa Bay seeks 30 dedicated volunteer dog trainers for its Family Dog Training Program.

These individuals will have the opportunity to learn training methods implemented by some of the top trainers in the country at no monetary cost.

An intense, six-week, hands-on training will be followed by a commitment of volunteer hours.

To learn about this "win-win" volunteer prospect, call 586-3591, ext. 167, or apply online at


Fashion Promenade can help your organization

The Women's Service League is accepting applications from Pinellas County nonprofit organizations to be the beneficiary of its 59th annual Fashion Promenade, scheduled March 7.

To be eligible, charities must be listed under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code.

The deadline for submissions is Aug. 15. For information: 898-1834.


Humana seminar to focus on men's health issues

A men's health seminar hosted by Humana will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd. N, Pinellas Park.

There will be free health screenings, nutritious food samples, fitness demonstrations, and a men's health presentation by Dr. Miguel Sana. To register, call 888-445-8692.


Homeschool families get their day at MOSI

The annual Homeschool Educators Open House will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Museum of Science & Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa.

Homeschool families will have free access to more than 450 hands-on MOSI exhibits, a preview of MOSI Homeschool Education programs for the 2008-09 school year, science demonstrations throughout the day and a 20 percent discount on MOSI memberships with onsite registration.

They will also receive discount admission into Dinosaurs! The Exhibition and the IMAX ® Dome Theatre. For information, call (813) 987-6000 or visit


Artwork takes flight at Museum of History

The Diversity in Aviation Art Exhibit, a juried exhibit of aviation and aeronautic themed paintings by middle and high school students and adult nonprofessional artists, will be on display through Aug. 10 at the St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 Second Ave. NE.

Admission will be free to Florida residents from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 10. The free day will feature aviation videos, speakers and a historical re-enactment. For information, call 894-1052, ext. 205.


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 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


Forum will focus on School Board races

The African-American Voters Research and Education Committee (AAVREC) will conduct a candidate forum featuring the candidates for Pinellas County School Board at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, at the Enoch Davis Center, 1111 18th Ave. S.

Candidates invited to participate are: Janet R. Clark, Jennifer S. Crockett, Max Loden, Grant Smith, David Archie, Nina Hayden, Minnie Morris, Sean Michael O'Flannery and Ron Walker.

The event is free and open to the general public.


Community band getting back to work

The South Pasadena Community Band resumes rehearsals Aug. 21 in the South Pasadena City Hall, 7047 Sunset Drive S.

Rehearsals begin at 7:30 p.m. The band is made up of volunteer adult musicians. Area band musicians are invited to participate.

The band rehearses and schedules concerts through May of each year. Rehearsals are held weekly. Interested musicians may call band president Ron Stoll at 345-4502.

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