Exhibit honors brothers who helped save Jews
The Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 Fifth St. S, St. Petersburg, will open the exhibit "Courage and Compassion: The Legacy of the Bielski Brothers" with a reception at 4 p.m. today. The multimedia exhibit showcases the heroic efforts of three brothers who helped save more than 1,000 Jews during World War II. It is timed to coincide with the opening of the movie Defiance, based on the story of the Bielski brothers. Museum members are admitted free. Nonmembers pay $15 for today's opening reception (regular exhibit price is $12 for adults). The exhibit will be on display until Feb. 22. Call (727) 820-0100.
First Night event needs volunteers
First Night St. Petersburg seeks energetic volunteers to help usher in 2009. The annual New Year's Eve celebration is set to launch its countdown in downtown St. Petersburg on Dec. 31. Volunteers help with activities, sell and check buttons, and provide information. All volunteers receive a First Night T-shirt and button. Call (727) 823-8906 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salvation Army seeks holiday help
The Salvation Army of South Pinellas County seeks holiday volunteers to help with many programs. People are needed to ring bells at various city kettle locations, sort and distribute toys and food for needy families, help with nursing home gift-giving in December, and distribute gifts to shut-in residents. Hours are available through Christmas Eve. Sign up at www.registertoring.org or call (727) 550-8080, ext 332.