Children can get free shots, checkups and backpacks
The Junior League of St. Petersburg will hold its 12th annual Back-to-School Care Fair on Saturday at the Johnnie Ruth Clarke Health Center. The event, which served 2,000 last year, offers health screenings, immunizations, dental and vision exams, and school physicals. Participating kids will also be provided with free backpacks filled with donated school supplies. The backpacks are limited to K-12 children who attend the fair and while supplies last.
When: 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: Johnnie Ruth Clarke Health Center, 1344 22nd Ave. S
Information: Call 895-5018 or visit www.allkids.org/body.cfm?id=551
Neighbors to meet, eat ice cream Thursday
The Snell Isle Neighborhood Association will resume its regular monthly meetings after the summer break Thursday. The agenda includes an ice cream social to welcome everyone back.
When: 7 p.m. Thursday
Where: St. Petersburg Women's Club, 40 Snell Isle Blvd. NE
Landscaping awards presented Thursday
Awards for the neighborhood landscaping contest will be presented at this month's meeting of the Historic Kenwood Neighborhood Association. Members should note that the group will meet at 6:30 p.m. rather than the usual 7 this month.
When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday
Where: Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, 3050 First Ave. S
Neighbors to discuss fundraising Tuesday
The Palmetto Park Neighborhood Association is scheduled to meet Tuesday. The agenda includes dis-cussion of upcoming fundraising activities and recognition of the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department for helping the neighborhood rehabilitate its community garden.
When: 7 p.m. Tuesday
Where: Louise Graham Regeneration Center, 2301 Third Ave. S
Hurricane preparedness, CASA talk on agenda
The agenda of the upcoming Azalea Neighborhood Association meeting includes guests from Community Action Stops Abuse and a presentation on hurricane preparation by a Lowe's representative.
When: 7 p.m. Thursday
Where: Azalea Baptist Church, 7900 22nd Ave. N
PASADENA BEAR CREEK
Pencil in block party on the calendar
The Pasadena Bear Creek Neighborhood Association and the Egret Cove Center will co-host a block party Aug. 17 with food and music.
When: 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 17
Where: Egret Cove Center, 550 62nd St. S
Get a helpful earful and a chance at a baseball
At its meeting Aug. 18, the Shore Acres Neighborhood Association will discuss ongoing dredging in neighborhood canals and traffic calming plans. City Council member Bill Dudley is scheduled to attend and provide updates on the council. Candidates for the District 3 County Commission seat will participate in a Q&A forum. The meeting will end with the raffle of a baseball signed by Rays second baseman Akinori Iwamura. Raffle tickets will be sold as a neighborhood fundraiser.
When: 6:30 p.m. social; 7 p.m. meeting Aug. 18
Where: Shore Acres Recreation Center, 4230 Shore Acres Blvd. NE
Plan now to get involved in CareFest
Volunteers are being sought for St. Petersburg's CareFest, set for Sept. 20. CareFest is a community volunteerism event to provide care and assistance citywide to those in need. Neighborhood groups, churches, nonprofit agencies, businesses, individuals and families can volunteer to tackle one-day projects that range from painting homes and mowing and cleaning up yards to distributing food and visiting the sick. Contact Teketa Marshall, St. Petersburg CareFest volunteer coordinator, at 892-5088 or Philip Harris at 893-4110.
Fall arts, crafts fest seeks contributors
Clearview United Methodist Church, 4515 38th Ave. N, will host a community arts and crafts festival on Nov. 15. Organizers are seeking vendors, crafters, artists and musicians interested in participating. Call Margaret Meyer at 522-2902 or leave a message at 522-5673.
Neighborhood Notebook is compiled by Times correspondent Lorrie Lykins. E-mail news to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.