Friday, May 25, 2018
News Roundup

Things to do in south Pinellas County

2012 property taxes due: The deadline is approaching for Pinellas County property owners to pay for 2012 property taxes. Property owners have multiple options for paying their taxes, but the deadlines vary depending on the payment method: Online payments at taxcollect.com are due by 11:55 p.m. March 31. Mail payments must have a March postmark date; or you can stop by and make drop box payments by 5 p.m. on April 1. Payments received after the respective deadlines will be considered delinquent and will begin to accrue interest at 3 percent. For convenience, the tax collector's office encourages taxpayers to pay online at taxcollect.com, where payments can be made through an electronic check feature that securely transfers funds directly from a bank account. Credit card payments are also accepted online. For information call (727) 464-7777 or visit taxcollect.com/

Participate in the governmental process: Largo is seeking applicants for a seven-member committee to review the city charter and make recommendations for amendments to the City Commission. The committee will be appointed in early April and will meet at least once a month for approximately 10 months. The committee will give its recommendations to the commission, which will decide which proposed amendments will be adopted. Applicants must be city residents and be registered to vote. The deadline to submit an application is 5 p.m. Thursday. For information, call the clerk's office at (727) 587-6710 or email [email protected]

Northeast Presbyterian Church will present an Easter musical at 9 and 11 a.m. today. Come Touch the Robe, composed by Pepper Choplin, will be presented by the Chancel Choir. Afterward, children will receive Easter baskets for an egg hunt. 4400 Shore Acres Blvd. NE, St. Petersburg. Information: (727) 526-6083 or nepres.org.

Spring break camps: The St. Pete Beach Community Center is offering two camps. Pint Size Picasso Week runs 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday for children in K-5. Cost is $100 for residents, $150 for nonresidents. A half-day fishing camp, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. the same days is for children 8 and older. It's $80. The center is at 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Call (727) 363-9245 or visit spbrec.com.

The Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market continues its program of offering one free vendor space each week for nonprofit organizations. The Fresh Market is a year-round event, attracting hundreds of visitors each week. Groups may use the space to provide free information, promote and sell tickets to events, offer community outreach, raise funds, or sell items for fundraising. Any items to be sold must be preapproved by market managers. All funds raised in any manner must be for the benefit of the nonprofit organization. For information, call (727) 366-4086 or email Daniel Hodge at [email protected]

Free diabetes screenings: St. Anthony's Hospital will offer free diabetes screenings and blood glucose monitoring during Diabetes Alert Day on Tuesday. Stop by St. Anthony's main lobby from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. to learn about your risk for the disease. Take advantage of free glucose, blood pressure and BMI screenings. There also will be diabetes education materials available. St. Anthony's Hospital, 1200 Seventh Ave. N, St. Petersburg. For information, call (727) 502-4075.

Pinellas County Animal Services is seeking responsible teen volunteers to help leader volunteers with dog walking. Teens must be between the ages of 16 and 18 and must commit to 12 hours per week at the shelter. The eight-week program will begin on June 10 and end on Aug. 16. Students can download an online application at pinellascounty.org/animalservices/volunteer.htm or complete the application at the Pinellas County Animal Services shelter at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo. Applications must be received by April 13. Space is limited. For information, call (727) 582-2675 or e-mail [email protected]

Art Exhibit at Eckerd College's Cobb Gallery: "Herb Snitzer — A Life in Photography" will feature documentary images by the renowned photographer and St. Petersburg resident whose work spans more than 50 years. His work has appeared in Life, Look, Saturday Evening Post, Fortune, Time, New York Times and Herald Tribune, as well as dozens of album covers. There will be a "meet the artist" gallery talk at 2 p.m. on April 1, and at the closing reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on April 5. Gallery hours are 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday at 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. For information, call (727) 864-7979, or visit eckerd.edu.

'Sea Level Rise in Florida: Mitigation, Adaptation or Retreat?': This program features Netherlands expert Pier Vellinga and retired geophysics professor Henry Pollack and will be moderated by Eckerd professor of marine science and chemistry David Hastings. Their visit to the Tampa Bay area is part of Shafer Consulting's Rising Seas project, a Southwest Florida-based initiative dedicated to advancing public understanding about the science of sea level rise, vulnerabilities of the natural and built environments, and potential strategies to mitigate or adapt to the risks. This talk is free. 7 p.m., Thursday at Fox Hall at Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. For information, call (727) 864-7979, email [email protected], or visit eckerd.edu/events.

Learn tae kwon do: Children ages 6 and older can learn this form of martial arts in a fun and safe manner. Tae kwon do is training that focuses on traditional self-defense techniques and values of martial arts. Classes are from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $69 per month. The St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. For information, call (727) 798-0220.

City Power 911 Toastmasters Club meets each Wednesday, from noon to 1 p.m., 1400 19th St. N. You will quickly see how the club can help you to become a better professional. Learn the secrets of how to give good presentations and keep your audience's attention, plan and organize successful meetings, craft your public speaking skills and become a competent leader. We are an upbeat, fun and refreshing group where everyone learns at their own level. Free to visitors. (727) 893-7918

Clear out your garage and join the St. Petersburg Recreation Center TASCO Teen Council's Community Yard Sale on April 6. The popular community yard sale with about 100 vendors in Crescent Lake Park, at 22nd Avenue N and Fifth Street runs from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Goodwill donation pickup available from 1 to 2 p.m. Spaces still available for $15 per space. All proceeds support city of St. Petersburg TASCO Teen Programs. For information, call (727) 893-7813 or visit stpeteparksrec.org.

The Florida Board of Bar Examiners is seeking to fill two vacancies. The Board of Governors will select six nominees for two lawyer vacancies May 31. Attorney members must have been a member of the Florida Bar for at least five years. They must be practicing lawyers with scholarly attainments and have an interest in legal education. Appointment or election to the bench at any level of the court system will disqualify any applicant. Law professors or trustees are ineligible. To apply, download the application from floridabar.org or call (850) 561-5757. Deadline for completed applications is 5 p.m. April 5.

2013 Summer Youth Intern Program: This Boley Centers program assists youth who live in the St. Petersburg area with securing temporary jobs. Funded through the city of St. Petersburg, the goal is to provide employment for 110 young adults, ages 16 to 21, through an 8- to 10-week summer employment program. Interns will earn $7.79 per hour and be expected to work 30 hours per week. Positions will begin on June 10 and end on Aug. 16. Applications will be available until April 26 at the following sites: city recreation centers, City Hall, Enoch Davis Community Center, James B. Sanderlin Family Service Center, Pinellas County Urban League, Royal Theater, WorkNet Pinellas and Boley Centers. Deadline for applications is April 26. Interns will be chosen from all qualified applications using a lottery system. Employers who partner with the program are responsible for paying half of the interns' hourly wage. For information about hiring an intern, members of the business community can call (727) 821-4819, ext. 5730.

Summer camps: The St. Pete Beach Community Center offers camps for ages 3 and up. The full-day eight-week camp is June 17 to Aug. 9. Camps are also available the weeks before and after for an additional charge. More than 10 half-day specialty camps, including archery, American Doll and fishing themes, are also offered. The center is at 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Information: (727) 363-9245 or spbrec.com.

Core fitness: Build strength through your core with this class held from 9 to 9:30 a.m. and 6 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. $10 per class or $48 for eight weeks. Join any time. St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. For information, call (727) 692-9093 or visit findmyfit.me.

Yoga Village at Sunken Gardens: Breathe in yoga's meditative benefits at 10:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m. Sunday at 1825 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. For information, call (727) 551-3102 or visit stpete.org/sunken.

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