Car clinic designed with women in mind at Superior Auto
Superior Auto Centers, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and the St. Petersburg Woman's Club will host a car care clinic for women today at Superior Auto Centers. The free event will be hosted by Barbara Terry, a nationally recognized automotive expert. Attendees will learn how to check tire pressure and tread depth, check and maintain proper fluid levels, clean battery posts, jump-start a vehicle and what emergency items to keep in the vehicle.
When: 4 to 6 p.m. today
Where: Superior Auto Centers, 10491 66th St. N.
Groups sought for Talent in the Park Music Fair
The Sunsation Show Chorus will host the Talent in the Park Music Fair set for Oct. 19 at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center. This event is an opportunity for local performing groups to show the community what they have to offer. In addition to performing, tables will be set up for each group to provide information, sell tickets to performances and sign up new talent. Interested groups should contact Joan at 541-4501 or visit www.sunsationshowchorus.com.
Check out the new voting system
If you're curious about the new optical scan voting system, the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections has scheduled demonstrations countywide in anticipation of the Nov. 4 general election. In addition to test-driving the new procedure, individuals may register to vote, update personal information including address, name, party or signature, and request mail ballots at demonstration sites. Oct. 6 is the deadline to register for the Nov. 4 election. Voters may also register to vote at public libraries or driver's license offices, or at any county office handling social services or disabilities. For information, contact the Supervisor of Elections Office at 464-6108 or visit www.votepinellas.com.
When: 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 27
Where: Pinellas Park Library, 7770 52nd St.
Barra MacNeils stops at performing arts center
The first international tour to make a stop at the Pinellas Park's Performing Arts Center is the Barra MacNeils, a Celtic music group. The MacNeils are a family troupe from Nova Scotia, who combine vocal harmonies with string, percussion and wind instruments and dancing and storytelling. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 day of show and may be purchased online at www.ticketfusion.com.
When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 (doors open at 7)
Where: Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N
Info: Contact Patti Petow at 571-4183 for more information.
Asian Pacific Rim Festival at band shell
SPIFFS second annual Asian Pacific Rim Festival offers entertainment, Asian foods, live music and dancers, arts and crafts, and numerous exhibits and vendors. Parking is $5 per vehicle, admission is free.
When: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 11 and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 12
Where: England Brothers Bandshell Park, 5121 81st Ave. N
Info: Call 552-1896.
Alliance on Mental Illness sets fundraiser
The National Alliance on Mental Illness will host Chocolate Extravaganza, the group's fifth annual "End the Mystery" buffet fundraiser. The event is aimed at educating the community and providing advocacy and support for those living with mental illness. Tickets are $60.
When: 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 10
Where: Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd.
Info: Call 209-0890 or online www.nami-pinellas.org
Jabez Festival will have games, music, canines
Several family-friendly activities are planned for the Jabez Festival in Lealman, including a moon bounce for kids, games, activities, live music, a canine unit demonstration from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. The event is free.
When: Starts at 2 p.m. Sept. 28
Where: Lealman Park at 54th Avenue N and 39th Street N
Info: Call Joe Gill, Pastor of Solid Rock Christian Ministries at 480-4614.
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