Treasures will be sold straight from the trunk
St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 2500 16th St. N, is holding a "Boot Sale,'' an English-style yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Church members will sell their treasures from the "boot" or trunk of their car. There will also be a quilt raffle and jewelry, collectibles, books, and baked goods featuring homemade cakes, pies and pastries on sale. Hot dogs and hamburgers will also be served. For information, call 521-2810.
Go back a few decades for sock hop with Elvis
The neighborhood of Orange Lake Village will hold its "Fabulous 50s Sock Hop" from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday inside the Orange Lake Civic Center, 11803 104th St.. There will be a special appearance by Elvis. Pizza and beverages will be sold. The cost is $5 for adults, free for kids under 10. A prize will be given for the most original costumes. Judging will be held at 9 p.m. For information, call 710-9876.
Learn ways, wonders of storytelling techniques
Parents are invited to a free Storytelling Workshop at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Title I Center, 2499 25th St. S. Ron Anderson, former senior director of student services and director of safe schools/healthy students for Wake County (N.C.) Schools, will show parents how storytelling can be used to help children develop social and emotional skills through imagination. Parents will learn how to create their own stories and engage their children in discussions about what is going on in their lives. Advance registration is required. The first 50 to register will receive Ka-ulu the Strong, a book and DVD from the Life Stories for Kids series. Call 588-6406 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy Ukrainian culture at church's festival
Epiphany of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church, 434 90th Ave. N, will hold its 28th Annual Autumn-fest, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 1 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 2. Ukrainian food, beer, vendors, rides, games and music by Cathy's Lorelei Band will be available. There will also be church tours and performances by the Kalyna Ukrainian dancers and Ukrainian Bash "Zabava.'' The donation is $2. Children 12 and under get in free.
Anniversary celebration at Bethel Community
Bethel Community Baptist Church, 2901 54th Ave. S, has been celebrating its 85th anniversary with weekday worship services this week. Tonight's service will be at 7. The church will also hold its first Bethel Church Olympics, with family activities, at 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday. The celebration will conclude with a Family and Friends Day at 10 a.m. Oct. 26. The Rev. D. Franklin Browne of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Hattiesburg, Miss., will deliver the sermon.
Preschool accepting yard sale donations
Community Preschool is accepting donations for its annual yard sale Nov. 14 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Nov. 15 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Furniture, books, household goods, and collectibles in good condition are welcome. Proceeds will go toward the upkeep of the school, one of St. Petersburg's oldest nonprofit preschools. Items can be delivered to the school Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 895-2512 for more information.
Service providers will be at health fair
DC 37 West Coast Retirees will host a Community Health Fair and Retirees Chapter Meeting Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Palazzo Di Oro Adult Living Center at 3600 34th St. S. Participating providers include: AARP, CASA, DC37 Retirees, Medicare/Medicaid, Neighborly Senior Care, Red Cross and Vision Cares Prevent Blindness. Call 867-2000.
Trick or treat alternative offered at New Destiny
This Halloween, enjoy an event that is fun, safe and free. Come to New Destiny Church Fall Carnival Oct. 31 from 6 to 11 p.m. at 11200 Dr. Martin Luther King St. N. There will be a dunk tank, car mash, music, health booths, and other activities. No scary costumes, please. For more information, call 576-7374 or visit www.newdestinychurch.org.
Dogs just want some Halloween fun, too
The Barkoween Pet Costume Party for dogs and their human counterparts takes place Oct. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Belleview Biltmore, 25 Belleview Blvd. Sponsored by Fluffy Puppies and the Belleview Biltmore, the night starts with a costume contest. Categories include the scariest, funniest, most original and creative, cutest, and the best owner/pet look-a-like costume. The Belleview Biltmore is a dog- friendly hotel and invites guests to dine on the terrace with their canine companions, and even stay the night. A $10 cover per person includes entry into the costume contest, a raffle ticket and a trick or treat doggie bag. RSVP online at www.SPOTusa.org or call 545-3463 for more details. Proceeds benefit SPOT(Stop Pet Overpopulation Together).