St. Pete Beach
TradeWinds offers photo, video contest
TradeWinds Island Resorts is hosting a photo and video contest to show off the clean, crystal blue waters and white sands of St. Pete Beach. Have fun and get creative in the Picture Perfect Beach Contest. The grand prize is a complimentary two-night stay at the resort and a high-definition camcorder or professional camera. Entries are accepted at picture perfectbeachcontest.com before Friday. Get friends to vote online from Aug. 4 through Aug. 13. Winners will be announced Aug 16. For every picture or video submitted, TradeWinds will donate $1 to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.
Mission seeks clothes, toiletries for the needy
The People That Love Church and Mission Inc. seeks donations to support the men it shelters and the families it helps. It needs soap, shampoo, deodorant, combs, toothpaste, toothbrushes and skin cream. Also needed are socks, underwear and gently used clothing. Donations can be dropped off at 817 Fifth Ave. N. in St. Petersburg. For more information about People That Love Church and Mission Inc., call (727) 820-0775.
Girls Night Out full of hair, fashion trends
The hottest summer hair and fashion trends will be showcased at the Girls Night Out event at 6 p.m. Thursday at NOVA 535.
The event will feature three local designers and cutting-edge hairstyles by VLVT Salon, followed by a special performance by hip-hop artist Enzo. Ladies 21 and up can enjoy free still and sparkling wines from 8 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. NOVA 535 is at 535 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N.
For more information, call (727) 821-6682.
Clothing charity seeks school uniforms for kids
Clothes To Kids needs school uniforms. New or gently used uniform pants in khaki and navy, and uniform polo shirts in white, light blue and navy can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at two Clothes To Kids locations: 3251 Third Ave. N, Suite 145, St. Petersburg; and 1059 N Hercules Ave., Clearwater. Cash donations are also welcome.
Clothes To Kids is a nonprofit that provides free clothing to low-income, school-age children in Pinellas County. For information, call (727) 441-5050 or go to ClothesToKids.org.
Troops need snacks, personal hygiene items
Troops in the Middle East need candy, cookies, crackers, small canned fruits, canned meats and tuna, lip balm, bandannas, socks, toothpaste, toothbrushes, razors, shaving cream, women's hygiene products and body wash. Donations can be dropped off at the Army Recruiting Office at 11223 78th Ave. N, Seminole; VFW Post 4256 at 12901 Gulf Blvd., Madeira Beach; VFW Post 9272 at 10997 72nd Ave. N, Seminole; American Legion Post 7 at 1760 Turner St., Clearwater; and Extra Space Storage at 4319 Duhme Road, Madeira Beach. Cash donations are also needed to cover shipping. Checks should be made payable to UPS Store or Postmaster and mailed to P.O. Box 86223, Madeira Beach, FL 33738. For information, call Joe Tapp at (727) 432-1057.