How to communicate with new generation will be focus of class
The Business Assistance Program will hold a Lunch and Learn class today for working professionals at the Pinellas Park Chamber of Commerce. The class will focus on how to communicate and collaborate with the newest generation in the workplace. This session will be taught by a faculty member from St. Petersburg College.
When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.
Where: Pinellas Park Chamber of Commerce, Park Station, 5851 Park Blvd.
Info: Contact Julie Roberts, 209-0836, for further details.
Pinellas Park Relay for
Life events this weekend
Several activities for the 11th annual Pinellas Park Relay for Life, including an opening ceremony and memorial luminaria, will take place this weekend at the England Brothers Band Shell.
The opening ceremony is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday; the luminaria memorial event is set for 9 p.m. Saturday. Relay for Life honors cancer survivors, remembers those lost to cancer, and raises money to assist the American Cancer Society in fighting cancer through research, education, advocacy and patient services.
When: Friday and Saturday.
Where: England Brothers Band Shell, 5120 80th Ave. N.
Info: Call 812-7029 or visit
SPOT wants donations for spay-neuter program
Stop Pet Overpopulation Together is seeking donations of items to be sold at its yard sale on April 25 at 7820 43rd St. Items such as books, music, plants, collectibles and household goods are needed to benefit SPOT's spay-neuter program for cats and dogs. Call 545-3463 for information.
School's basket auction to help publishing center
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Elementary School is sponsoring its annual basket auction on April 25. Funds generated from the event will go to the Janie Guilbault Publishing Center, which enables the school to maintain its vision of "Learning to Write, Writing to Learn." Call Kim Stidham, family and community liaison at 547-7828, for information.
Tampa Bay Opera plans performances on Sunday
The Tampa Bay Opera, a new opera troupe formerly known as the Matinee Opera Players, will return to Pinellas Park for the second in a popular series of musical performances Sunday. The concert, titled "Springtime in Pinellas Park: Songs of Friendship, Love, and New Beginnings," will include scenes from the operas Madame Butterfly, La Traviata, and Cavaleria Rusticana, along with favorite arias and Broadway show tunes. Scenery and costumes will augment the performance, which will be staged by artistic director Mario Laurenti.
Tickets will be available at the door.
The concert will begin at 3 p.m.; doors will open at 2:30 p.m.
When: 3 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N.
Info: Call 518-4576.
Fire district looks for
July Fourth participants
The Lealman Fire District is making plans now for its annual Fourth of July parade and is seeking participants for the event. The parade will be followed by the annual community festival with free food, games, and prizes. Last year's event drew more than 1200 attendants. If your group, organization or business wishes to participate, please contact Lt. Jim Millican, 526-5650, ext. 549.
Family center offers assistance to residents
The Lealman Family Center offers a variety of programs and services to qualifying residents ranging from aftercare and summer programs to computer, art and dance classes for kids and adults.
The center also helps families in need of emergency assistance.
Where: 4255 56th Ave. N.
Info: Call 528-7891 or e-mail
The Mid County Neighborhood Notebook is compiled by Times correspondent Lorrie Lykins. E-mail news for Pinellas Park, Seminole, Lealman and Kenneth City 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. the previous Friday.