ST. PETERSBURG & Gulfport
49th Street business owners meet today to discuss corridor
The 49th Street Business Owners will meet today to discuss priorities for the group, including changing perception of the area and helping to develop businesses along the 49th St S corridor. Open to the public.
When: 5:30 p.m. today
Where: Gulfport Neighborhood Center, 1617 49th St. S
Info: Jeri Reed, 327-3509 or e-mail email@example.com.
On agenda: Legislature, transportation issues
The Downtown Neighborhood Association will meet Thursday. Speakers include Joe Kubicki, the city's director of transportation and parking, who swill speak about the CityTrails program, the planned waterfront trail along Bayshore Drive and the proposed new public bicycle program. State Rep. Bill Heller will discuss challenges and expectations for the next session of the Florida Legislature. St. Petersburg City Council member Leslie Curran will speak about Williams Park and its Saturday "Art in the Park" programs.
When: 7 p.m. Thursday
Where: Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth St. N
High school students to host candidate forum
Lakewood High School students will host a candidate forum at the school Thursday. The forum will highlight two races, Pinellas County School Board, District 1, and Pinellas County Commission, District 1.
When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday
Where: Lakewood High School, 1400 54th Ave. St. S
Info: Sean O'Flannery, 893-2916
Sunset stroll to benefit mental-advocacy group
The Sunset Stroll for Mental Illness Awareness is set for Sunday. The annual 1-mile walk raises awareness of mental illnesses. The $20 registration fee includes a T-shirt and refreshments. Proceeds of the walk benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness for education, support, and advocacy programs.
When: Registration begins 5:30 p.m., walk starts at 6 p.m., Sunday.
Where: N. Straub Park, Fifth Ave. and Bayshore Drive N
Information: Call 209-0890, or visit online www.nami-pinellas.org.
State Rep. Heller to talk about Legislature
State Rep. Bill Heller will discuss challenges and expectations for the Florida Legislature at next week's meeting of the Northeast Park Neighborhood Association. The neighborhood's community policing representative will discuss recent activities in the neighborhood.
When: 7 p.m. Monday
Where: Masonic Home of Florida, 3201 First St. NE
Information: Visit online at www.northeastparkfla.com.
PASADENA BEAR CREEK
SPCA dog trainer to talk at neighborhood meeting
The Pasadena Bear Creek Neighborhood Association will meet Oct. 13. Cindy Gordon, dog trainer with the SPCA, will be a presenter. The neighborhood's boundaries form a triangle between 58th Street S, Central Avenue, and the Pinellas Trail.
When: 7 p.m. Oct. 13
Where: Grace Bible Church, 555 61st St. S, Room 5 ( enter at the back of property through double doors).
Neighborhood planning yard sale for Oct. 18
The North Kenwood Neighborhood Association will meet Oct. 13. The agenda includes an update of neighborhood events and the November' charity drive. Also, North Kenwood's annual yard sale is set for Oct. 18 starting at 8 a.m. Maps of the homes involved will be available at 7:30 a.m. at 2475 17th Ave. N.
When: 7:30 p.m., Monday
Where: Ed White Hospital Auditorium, 2299 Ninth Ave. N Room 1G.
Residents to discuss community garden
The Palmetto Park Neighborhood Association will meet Oct. 14. The agenda includes an update from the neighborhood's community policing officers, and discussion of the community garden.
When: 7 p.m. Tuesday
Where: Hospice, 3050 First Ave. S
Haunted milelong hike features spooky tales
The Euclid/St. Paul's neighborhood's annual 1-mile Haunted Hike through the Euclid/St. Paul's neighborhood is Oct. 18. Admission is $5 for adults, $1 for kids over 2. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Tours will start walking from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Come hear spooky tales about alligators, being lost at sea, and the adventures of Cannibal Dan. Meet at the corner of 13th Avenue and 13th Street N. Proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity and neighborhood improvements.
When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 18
Residents asked to RSVP to family picnic
The Broadwater Civic Association will host its ninth annual neighborhood family picnic Oct. 19. Residents should RSVP no later than Oct. 15; call 865-2226 or 864-4188.
When: Noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 19
Where: East pavilion, Fort De Soto Park
Volunteers needed to entertain around lake
The Crescent Lake Neighborhood Association is seeking volunteers to provide entertainment for its annual Holiday Luminaria Walk Dec. 7. The annual event features a walk around the lake, and features artists, musicians, dancers and singers. Individual and/or group entertainers are requested to volunteer for a one- or two-hour time slot. Crescent Lake Park is at 22nd Avenue N between Fifth and Seventh streets. Contact Michelle Crosby at 823-8014 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.