Medley of events will celebrate Armed Forces Day
The American Legion Riders of Post 104 will celebrate Armed Forces Day on Saturday with a charity event that includes a motorcycle ride, poker, barbecue, live music and raffles.
The event is open to the public and all proceeds will benefit the Fisher House at Bay Pines VA Medical Center. The cost is $10, which includes the ride and a meal. The cost for a meal is $7.50 for nonriders. You don't have to be a veteran to participate.
When: Rides start at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, and the food and music begin shortly after.
Where: American Legion building, 7550 60th St.
Info: Call 544-5137.
Celebration in the Park offers worship, games
Celebration in the Park is Sunday at Freedom Lake Park. The free event will feature a day of worship, fellowship and games.
The Christian rock band Revelation will perform, and picnic food will be provided by St. Giles Church.
When: 10 a.m. Sunday.
Where: Freedom Lake Park, 9990 46th St. N.
Not ready for hurricanes? Free workshop may help
Pick up some tips on preparing for hurricane season at a one-hour information session May 22 at the Pinellas Park Library. The workshop, presented by hurricane experts from Pinellas County government, will cover how to put together a survival kit on a budget and how to plan ahead for evacuation. The event is free and registration is not required.
When: 2 to 3 p.m. on May 22.
Where: Pinellas Park Public Library, 7770 52nd St. N.
Info: Call 464-5573.
Hospitality-tourism gala to highlight arts center
The Pinellas Park/Gateway Chamber of Commerce and the city of Pinellas Park will host a Performing Arts Center Hospitality and Tourism Gala on May 22 at the Performing Arts Center .
The event will introduce the area's newest performance space which can accommodate an audience of up to 500. The center is also available for special events including conferences, conventions and weddings. Musical entertainment at the gala will be provided by recording artist and pianist James Weaver. Business attire is preferred.
When: 5 to 7 p.m. on May 22
Where: Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N.
Info: Contact Ray Fisher, 526-1800, or Julie Roberts, 209-0836, or register online by visiting www.
pinellasparkgatewaychamber.com and selecting "Events."
Mentors sought to help coach moms and dads
Help A Child Inc.'s Parent Aide Program is looking for volunteer mentors willing to coach moms and dads challenged by parenthood.
The Parent Aides mentors teach parents to calmly exert authority with love and patience in order to resolve challenges, conflicts and struggles and establish trust.
If you wish to be the difference in the life of a family, please call Kerri Pedersen at 544-3900, ext. 168, or visit www.HelpAChild.org.
Forum will collect data
on inclusionary housing
The Pinellas County Community Development Department is coordinating an interactive forum to gather data on the county's proposed Inclusionary Housing Ordinance.
Attorneys will lead a morning session on national, state and local inclusionary housing initiatives.
The discussion will focus on the inclusion of workforce housing in new developments to provide affordable housing and foster a high quality of life for those wishing to live and work in Pinellas County.
The public is encouraged to join elected officials, city planners and developers in round-table discussions on key elements of Pinellas County's proposed Inclusionary Housing Program.
A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.
When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 4.
Where: Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo.
Info: Contact Jane Muhrlin via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 771-2112 to RSVP by May 21.
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