Hear about energy conservation and communal garden
The Bartlett Park Neighborhood Association will meet Thursday.
A speaker from Progress Energy will talk about energy conservation assistance. Also on the agenda: updates on the community garden, discussion of problem properties in the neighborhood, a report from the bylaws committee and discussion of the "boots on the ground" outreach program.
Residents from the Harbordale and Old Southeast neighborhoods are invited to attend and learn about Bartlett Park's crime watch program and help plan another Salt Creek cleanup for the three neighborhoods.
When: 6 p.m. Thursday. Doors open at 5:30.
Where: Frank Pierce Center in Bartlett Park, 2000 Seventh St. S.
Info: Visit www.bartlettpark.net or call 826-9770.
CASA guests, hurricane info are on agenda
The Azalea Neighborhood Association will have a meeting Thursday that 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
Block party planned Sunday with food, music
The Pasadena Bear Creek Neighborhood Association and the Egret Cove Center will co-host a block party Sunday.
Food and music will be provided. All residents of the neighborhood are encouraged to attend.
When: 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Egret Cove Center, 550 62nd St. S.
Of dredging, traffic, county candidates
The agenda of Monday's meeting of the Shore Acres Neighborhood Association includes discussion of 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's three county commission seats 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 Monday.
Where: Shore Acres Recreation Center, 4230 Shore Acres Blvd. NE.
Sunshine Center is gathering spot for CONA
The Council of Neighborhood Associations will have a meeting next Wednesday that will include committee reports, recognition of the Citizen of the Month and Florida Neighborhood Conference honoree Betty Dendy, updates on codes by Todd Yost, and Dr. Hank Hine and Marcia Crawley from the Salvador Dali Museum. Guests are welcome to attend.
When: Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; meeting starts at 7 on Aug. 20.
Where: The Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth St. N.
Neighbors to observe police dogs in the park
The Lakewood Terrace Neighborhood Association has a different meeting time and location this month. The group will gather Aug. 23 in the neighborhood park.
The agenda includes discussion of crime prevention. Guests from the St. Petersburg Police Department will present a K-9 demonstration. Refreshments will be provided.
When: 2 p.m. Aug. 23.
Where: neighborhood park at 30th Avenue and Seventh Street S.
Care about the needy? This event is for you
Volunteers are sought for St. Petersburg's CareFest on Sept. 20. Care- Fest is a community volunteerism event to promote care and assistance citywide to those in need.
Neighborhood groups, churches, nonprofit agencies, businesses, individuals and families can do one-day projects that range from painting homes to mowing yards, distributing food and visiting the sick.
Contact Teketa Marshall, St. Petersburg CareFest volunteer coordinator, at 892-5088 or Philip Harris at 893-4110 for information.
Seniors can learn about reverse mortgages
A free seminar for seniors about FHA reverse mortgages will be presented Sept. 3 at the Gulfport Neighborhood Center.
The program will be presented by certified reverse mortgage experts, and literature and information will be available from the National Council on Aging and the National Council on Aging in Place.
Refreshments will be provided.
When: 10 a.m. Sept. 3.
Where: Gulfport Neighborhood Center, 1617 49th St. S.
Info: Call Donna Moore, 831-3416.
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