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Weekend events include free movie, yoga, health fair and art events


Civitan Club will host Chit Chat speaker today

The St. Petersburg Civitan Club hosts two meetings a month, on the first and third Wednesdays, for a luncheon and information presentation from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Orange Blossom, 220 Fourth St. N. Today's meeting will feature speaker Kevin Oulds. For more information about the club's Chit Chat meetings, call Bonnie Ruth at (727)686-3806.


Free workshop focuses on freediving safety

The Tampa Bay Spearfishing Club and Performance Freediving International present a freediver safety workshop at 7:30 p.m. today at Aquatic Obsessions, 6193 Central Ave. The workshop is open to the public and will focus on diver safety and awareness. For more information, call (727) 344-3483 or visit


Survivors share stories through their artwork

Suncoast Center Inc. presents Survivors Speak, an exhibit designed to increase awareness, understanding and prevention of the trauma of sexual violence, from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in Davis Hall, Room 130 at USF St. Petersburg, 140 Seventh Ave. S. Clients of all ages from Suncoast Center's Trauma Services have crafted their own unique artwork. This is event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (727) 327-7656 or visit


Pair will recount their experiences in Bosnia

Sally Becker and Maja Kazazic talk about their experiences in Bosnia in the Pardoll Family Lecture Series at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 Fifth St. S. Becker, known as the Angel of Mostar, rescued wounded children from war-torn areas of Bosnia. Kazazic survived a mortar blast at age 16. Her leg was amputated at a makeshift basement hospital. Light refreshments will be served at this free event. For more information, call (727) 820-0100 or visit

Pinellas park

Relay for Life event begins Friday night

The Pinellas Park Relay For Life will begin at 6 p.m. Friday with closing ceremonies taking place at 11 a.m. Saturday at Town Square Plaza/England Brothers Bandshell, 5121 80th Ave. N. Relay for Life is the main volunteer-driven fundraising event of the American Cancer Society. Participants walk overnight to raise money and awareness for research. For more information, contact Emily Wilson at (727) 812-7021 or


Scholar will discuss works by O'Keeffe

Dr. Barbara Buhler Lynes, a scholar on the work of artist Georgia O'Keeffe and an expert on American modernism, will lecture at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE. She will also offer insight into the artist's paintings in the museum's collection. Free. For more information, call (727) 896-2667 or visit

ST. PETE beach

Free PG movie features Bugs Bunny, hoops star

Bring blankets and chairs and enjoy a free viewing of the PG-rated film Space Jam, starring Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny at St. Pete Beach's Family Movie Night at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the St. Pete Beach Community Center and Horan Park, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Free. For more information, call (727) 363-9245.


Yoga session will help Japan tsunami victims

Jade Skinner and Nicky Virgin join yogis across the globe in leading yoga sessions to benefit tsunami victims from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Crescent Lake Park, 1320 Fifth St. N. Chanting and meditation for this outdoor relaxation event will be provided by staff from White Orchid. Donations are welcome. For more information, call (727) 643-9157.


Clinic offers sailing and kayaking opportunities

Join St. Petersburg Therapeutic Recreation for an adapted sailing and kayaking clinic for people with disabilities Saturday at the St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250 Second Ave. SE. Sailing and kayaking for people with physical disabilities will be from 9 to 11 a.m., and sailing and kayaking for people with developmental disabilities will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. No experience is necessary. Participants will be given basic instruction and the opportunity to get out on the water with an instructor. Family members and companions are welcome to attend, but may not get the opportunity to sail. Participants must be age 7 or older, wear a life jacket (provided by the sailing center) and weigh less than 250 pounds. Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses are recommended. This is a free program, but reservations are a must. To RSVP or for more information, call (727) 893-7899.


Community event set for Woodlawn facility

St. Petersburg Teen Programs and the St. Petersburg Police Department present Family and Community Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Sports Complex, 1400 19th St. N. People attending will have plenty of opportunities to touch a truck with real fire engine and rescue vehicles on the scene, see police SWAT team and canine unit demonstrations, enjoy music, play in large inflatable games and chat with your community police officers. Paid concessions will be available. For more information, contact Carlos Daniels (727) 551-3272 or (727) 893-7756.


Apartments will hold community health fair

Jordan Park Apartments, 1245 Jordan Park St. S, hosts a community health fair from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The event will feature free health screenings, including blood pressure, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, glaucoma and more. Health education materials and community organizations will be available for more information. Free influenza and tetanus vaccines will also be available. Other vaccines will be available for a fee. For more information, call (727) 322-9327.


Boot camp will teach tricks of the poker trade

Meet the Pros Poker Boot Camp and Tournament event will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at Derby Lane Poker Room, 10490 Gandy Blvd. "The First Lady of Poker" Linda Johnson, poker professional Jan Fisher and Donna Blevins, a poker coach, will teach players the tricks of their trade. After the boot camp, attendees can test their new skills in a tournament at 6 p.m. to benefit Special Olympics Florida. The fees are $99 for the boot camp, $75 for the tournament or $135 for both. For more information call (352) 422-1441 or visit


Art event stretches from Pier to 30th Street

The St. Petersburg Downtown Arts Association gallery tour, with guest artists, gallery openings and other related events are all part of the Downtown Artwalk, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in various locations from 30th Street to the Pier. Participating galleries offer extended hours. For a locator map, visit Free. For more information, call (727) 323-2787.


St. Augustine's offers annual spring tea

St. Augustine's Episcopal Church will hold its fifth annual spring tea, the Third Cup, from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the church, 2920 26th Ave. S. Guests will be treated to tea in a traditional English setting, enjoy sandwiches, scones and sweets as well as the company of others. Tickets are $15 per person. For more information, contact Hazel Hudson-Allen at (727) 479-5647 or Donna McRae at (727) 460-7184.


Workshop will teach the basics of drawing

Gulfport Arts Center, 2726 54th St. S, is hosting a six-week basic drawing workshop from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning April 13. Exercises will develop student skills in creating line, tone, volume and composition. Hard Vine or willow charcoal and an 18- by 24-inch drawing pad (80-pound press) are required for the first class. The cost is $120 for the course. Space is limited, so preregistration is encouraged. For more information or to register, contact Joseph Weinzettle at (727) 418-5083 or send an e-mail to


Program offers help for single mothers-to-be

The You&Me.WE Program is hosting a free, two-day workshop for unmarried pregnant women from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 13 and 14 at the Johnson Branch Library, 1059 18th Ave. S. Mothers-to-be will learn how to build a healthy, happy and safe relationship with their baby and partner, along with meeting others who can relate to their situation and give support. Fathers are also welcome. For more information and to register for the workshop, visit or call toll-free, 1-866-600-6064.


Bowling tournament helps SPCA Tampa Bay

The eighth annual SPCA Tampa Bay Pet Bowl will be held from noon to 4 p.m. April 30 at Seminole Lanes, 8668 Park Blvd. N. The SPCA is asking people to put together a team of five bowlers, including a team captain. All ages are welcome. The registration fee is $175 per team ($35 per bowler), and includes three games of bowling, ball and shoe rental, lunch and a Pet Bowl shirt. Bowlers are encouraged to collect additional donations to be eligible to win prizes as a top fundraising team. Registration is required. To register for the tournament or for more information, visit or call (727) 586-3591, ext. 168.

Weekend events include free movie, yoga, health fair and art events 04/05/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 1:32pm]
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