Drivers use caution:Firefighters will be in the road for MDA
Pinellas Park Firefighters will collect money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association this month at locations around Pinellas Park including the intersections of Park Boulevard and 66th Street, Park Boulevard and 49th Street and 118th Avenue and 49th Street. The collection drive will run from 2 to 6 p.m. on Friday and Aug. 29 and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 30.
Movies in the Park features ‘Underdog'
This month's Movies in the Park event will feature a screening of the family-friendly animated film Underdog. The evening will also include children's entertainment.
Admission is free and concession sales benefit the Pinellas Park Fire Fighters Benevolence Fund, which supports assistance to fire victims in Pinellas Park and also the firefighters' holiday toy drive and dinner giveaways.
When: 7 p.m. Aug. 30.
Where: England Brothers Band Shell, 5120 80th Ave. N.
Info: Call Nick DelGrosso at 687-4494 or e-mail ndelgrosso@pinellas park.com.
Storytellers gather to spin a few yarns
The Tampa Bay Storytellers Guild-Story Swap takes place in Pinellas Park the fourth Sunday of every month.
Come and hear some tall tales and interesting yarns.
The Story Swap is a free community event and the monthly gathering is open to anyone who wants to listen or share a story.
When: 3 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Park Station, 5851 Park Blvd.
Info: Call Billie Noakes at 647-8057.
Senior center has bingo, fitness classes, dances
The Pinellas Park Senior Center offers a variety of programs and events for seniors including weekly bingo games, a fitness center, shuffleboard and dances. Stop by or call for more information and schedules.
Where: 7625 59th St. N.
Info: Call 541-0776.
Seminole Recreation offers classes, sports
All Seminole Recreation classes and activities are offered at the Seminole Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. Call the center at 391-8345 for more information on dates and times, fees, and membership requirements.
Registration for the preschool has begun. The program, for Seminole Recreation members, is directed by teacher Bonnie Spatafora. Parents have flexibility in choosing days and times for their children to attend.
A weekly youth basketball training program is being organized. Kids ages 6 to 17 are welcome to join area coaches in improving their basketball skills.
The program teaches basketball fundamentals, conditioning and specialized drills for more competitive play in recreation leagues and school teams. Fees, days and times vary.
Kelly Rowles will instruct Pilates classes on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. beginning in September. The classes are $50 per month, which covers eight classes. A one-time materials fee of $40-$60 is payable to the instructor.
Youth flag football
Youth flag football registration has begun for boys and girls ages 3 to 14. The co-ed league will meet Friday nights beginning Sept. 12.
Registration is $99, which includes NFL-licensed jerseys and flags. Children must have a Seminole Recreation Card to participate.
Workouts for stroller set
Stroller Fit is a stroller workout parents can do with their kids that incorporates cardio, resistance training and core exercises.
Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The first session begins Sept. 2.
Women's golf league hits links on Tuesdays
The Tides Women's Golf League plays Tuesday mornings at the Tides Golf Course.
New members are welcome. Call Carol at 579-4167 for more information or stop by the Tides Golf Course, 11832 66th Ave.
Activities keep chamber members on the go
The Seminole Chamber of Commerce sponsors several regular events and activities including a business-leads group that meets Wednesday mornings at 7:30 at St. Petersburg College, Seminole Campus, TLC Building, Room 108.
For information, call the chamber office at 392-3245 or visit the Web site www.seminolechamber.net.
Sign up for library's youth advisory group
The Seminole Community Library at the St. Petersburg College Seminole Campus offers fall programs for teens including the Youth Advisory Board for students in grades six through 12.
The board meets the first and third Mondays of the month at 7 p.m. The first meeting of the new school year is Sept. 15.
Members get to meet new people, help choose materials for the young adult collection and earn volunteer credits. Call the Youth Services Department for more information and to sign up at 394-6913.
Teen group takes on 'Twilight Saga' books
The Seminole Community Library will host the Twilight Saga book club for teens, which meets the first Monday of the month from September to December to discuss books in the Twilight Saga series.
The first meeting is from 7 to 8 p.m. Sept. 22.
The book that will be discussed is Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. Those planning to attend should read Twilight prior to the first club meeting.
Upcoming meetings and titles include New Moon in October, Eclipse in November and Breaking Dawn in December.
Registration is required. Call the Youth Services Department for more information at 394-6913.
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. Friday.