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St. Petersburg notebook: Riviera Bay picnic honors police, firefighters

RIVIERA BAY

picnic honors police, firefighters in neighborhood

The Riviera Bay Civic Association will hold its fifth annual Police and Fire Hero Appreciation Picnic on Saturday at Fossil Park. The event honors police and fire personnel who serve the neighborhood. It's free and open to all District 2 officers and firefighters, their families and current civic association members.

The association will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, wings, pizza and beverages. Members should bring a dish to share

When: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Fossil Park pool and pavilion, 6739 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N

HARBORDALE

Partnerships with other groups on the agenda

The Harbordale Neighborhood Association will meet Monday evening. The agenda includes discussion of neighborhood activities and partnering with other neighborhood groups.

When: 6 p.m. Monday

Where: Harbordale YMCA, 2421 Fourth St. S

Info: Theresa, 823-6390

NORTH KENWOOD

Amendment 2 topic of speaker at meeting

The North Kenwood Neighborhood Association will talk about the Booker Creek Park renovation and review planned fall events. Jay Lasita will speak on behalf of the Florida Red & Blue Organization about Amendment 2, on the Nov. 4 ballot.

When: 7:30 p.m. Monday

Where: Edward White Hospital Auditorium, 2299 Ninth Ave. N, Room 1G

AZALEA

Hurricane preparedness presentation on tap

The Azalea Neighborhood Association will meet Sept. 11 at Azalea Baptist Church. A special color guard honors members of the military. A speaker from Lowe's will discuss hurricane preparation and safety.

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 11

Where: Azalea Baptist Church, 7900 22nd Ave N

BROADWATER

City codes will be topic of guest speaker

The Broadwater Civic Association plans a general meeting Sept. 11. Mike Vold, St. Petersburg codes office, will discuss code issues.

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 11

Where: National Guard Armory, 3600 38th Ave. S

Info: Broadwater Civic Association Web site, www.broadwaterfl.hoaspace.com

HISTORIC OLD NORTHEAST

Candidates forum set for Old Northeast meeting

A candidates forum moderated by the League of Women Voters is on the agenda of the upcoming meeting of the Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood Association.

When: 6:45 p.m. Sept. 15

Where: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 11th Avenue NE and First Street N.

COUNTYWIDE

Men encouraged to walk their children to school

Friday is a special Father's Walk — Take Your Child to School Day, coordinated by the Pinellas County Urban League, Suncoast Boys & Girls Club and 5,000 Role Models. Fathers and male mentors are encouraged to walk their children to school Friday. To sign up, call Pinellas County Urban League, 327-2081.

ST. PETERSBURG

What to know about home ownership is topic

The Community Service Foundation will host a two-part seminar for anyone who wants to be a homeowner. The seminar is aimed at low- to moderate-income families and individuals. It offers information about programs to help with down payments or closing costs, explains a Realtor's function and how to qualify for a mortgage. The seminar takes participants beyond the closing and offers guidance on how to maintain a home, preserve property values and avoid foreclosure. Both seminars must be attended in sequence to obtain a certificate of completion.

When: 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Sept. 16

Where: Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth St. N.

Info: Call 461-0618 or visit www.csfhome.org

Savings strategies will be presented at meeting

Charles C. Minnis will discuss strategies for saving at a Wealth Building Coalition meeting, part of the Pinellas Prosperity Campaign, at the James B. Sanderlin Neighborhood Family Center. The meeting is free and open to the public.

When: 9 to 10 a.m. Sept. 10

Where: James B. Sanderlin Neighborhood Family Center, 2335 22nd Ave. S

Info: Call 321-9444.

Test-drive new optical scan voting system

If you're curious about the new optical scanning voting system, the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Office has scheduled demonstrations before the Nov. 4 general election. You also can register to vote, update personal information and request mail ballots. Oct. 6 is the deadline to register for the Nov. 4 election. You may also register at the nearest public library or drivers license office, or at any county office handling social services or disabilities. For details, contact the supervisor of elections office at 464-6108 or visit www.votepinellas.com.

When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, USF St. Petersburg, 140 Seventh Ave. S. Noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, St. Petersburg College, 6605 Fifth Ave. N.

Register now online for spot in 18th Pet Walk

Online registration is open now for the SPCA Tampa Bay's 18th annual Pet Walk, set for Oct. 18 in North Shore Park. The walk raises funds to help care for homeless and abused animals.

When: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 18

Where: North Shore Park, downtown St. Petersburg

Info: For more information and to register for the walk, visit www.spcafl.org.

The St. Petersburg Neighborhood Notebook is compiled by Times correspondent Lorrie Lykins. E-mail news to sptimeslistings@yahoo.com or snail-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.

St. Petersburg notebook: Riviera Bay picnic honors police, firefighters 09/02/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 3:34pm]
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