Shuffleboard courts brought back to life
The Kenneth City Homeowners Association is working on a project to clean and repair the four shuffleboard courts next to the Community Hall. Organizers say the courts should be ready the first week in June. The courts have gone unused for several years, said Dick Laneau, the association's vice president. The door on the court clubhouse will be repaired and keys will be sold to association members for $2 each. Residents may order a key by contacting Laneau at 345-4323 or via e-mail, LuresWanted@tampabay.rr.com. The last meeting before summer break is June 10. The evening will include free bingo for members.
When: 7 p.m. June 10
Where: Kenneth City Community Hall, 4600 58th St. N.
Info: Contact Dick Laneau, 345-4323
Public Works will show how city runs smoothly
Pinellas Park Public Works will hold its fourth annual open house today. Learn about the training, equipment and skills required to keep the city running smoothly. Kids' activities and food will be provided along with exhibit booths and demonstrations.
When: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. today
Where: Public Works Facility Yard, 6101 78th Ave. N
Info: Call 541-0767
Get to know new performing arts center
The Pinellas Park/Gateway Chamber of Commerce and city of Pinellas Park will host a Performing Arts Center Hospitality and Tourism Gala Thursday at the Performing Arts Center. The event will introduce the area's newest performance space, which can accommodate an audience of 500. The center is available for conferences, conventions and weddings. Music at the gala will be provided by recording artist and pianist James Weaver. Business attire is preferred.
When: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday
Where: Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N
Info: Contact Ray Fisher at 526-1800 or Julie Roberts at 209-0836 or register online by visiting www.
pinellasparkgatewaychamber.com and selecting "Events."
Kiwanis meeting rescheduled
The Kiwanis Club of Pinellas Park will not meet this Thursday; the meeting has been moved to June 5. Jim Leavitt, head football coach at the University of South Florida, is the scheduled guest speaker. Bulls' fans are welcome to attend the lunch. Please RSVP to Ray Hoeneisen at 409-0535 or via e-mail: Hoeneisen@verizon.net. The Pinellas Park club sponsors or participates in local events and projects such as MDA, March of Dimes, the Marty Lyons Foundation, Special Olympics, Horses for the Handicapped and PARC.
When: Noon, June 5
Where: Park Station, 5890 Park Blvd.
Info: Ray Hoeneisen, 409-0535.
Library hosts hurricane preparation workshop
Pick up some tips on preparing for hurricane season at a one-hour information session Thursday 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 planning ahead for evacuation. The event is free and registration is not required.
When: 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday
Where: Pinellas Park Public Library, 7770 52 St. N.
Info: Call 464-5573.
Public invited to housing discussion
The Pinellas County Community Development Department is coordinating a forum to gather input 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 workforce housing in new developments to provide affordable housing in Pinellas County .The public is encouraged to join elected officials, city planners and developers in discussions. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 4
Where: Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo.
Info: Today is the deadline to RSVP. Contact Jane Muhrlin via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 771-2112.
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 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.