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West Pinellas notebook: Lealman to host candidates forum


Community group invites residents to candidates forum

The Lealman Community Association meets today. Ken Welch, chairman of the Pinellas County Commission, is scheduled to attend, and area candidates have been invited to participate in a candidates forum.

Residents and property owners in Lealman are welcome to attend and participate. The group meets the first Wednesday of each month.

When: 7 p.m. today.

Where: VFW Post 6827 at 4145 34th St. N.

Info: Call Ray Neri at 527-5352.

Family Center offers aid to families, individuals

The Lealman Family Center offers support services and programs to families and individuals living in the community including information and referrals, emergency assistance, after-school care and homework assistance, and mobile medical services for those without health insurance.

Where: 4255 56th Ave. N.

Info: Call 528-7891 or visit


Help Friends of Strays mark 30th anniversary

The Friends of Strays invites the public to help celebrate its 30th anniversary Friday. Pinellas Park Mayor Bill Mischler will attend and assist with the official cake cutting at 4 p.m. Friends of Strays, founded in 1978, provides care and adoption of homeless pets in Pinellas County.

When: 3 to 5 p.m. Friday.

Where: 3660 Gandy Blvd., southeast corner of U.S. 19 and Park Boulevard.

Art society holds shows second Mondays monthly

The Pinellas Park Art Society meets and holds judged shows the second Monday of every month. New members and visitors are welcome to attend and participate.

When: 7 p.m. Monday.

Where: Park Station, 5851 Park Blvd.

Info: Call 541-2697.

Celtic music group to perform next month

The first international tour to make a stop at 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

When: 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 27.

Where: Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center at 4951 78th Ave. N.

Info: Contact Patti Petow at 571-4183.

Volunteers are needed to help mentor parents

Volunteers interested in mentoring parents are sought by Help a Child Inc. Parent aide volunteers are key to helping break the cycle of child abuse and neglect by working with parents in need of support and coaching. Volunteers interested in being a part of the Parent Aide Program may contact Pat Measel, volunteer recruiter, 544-3900, ext. 169.

Neighborhood Notebook is compiled by Times correspondent Lorrie Lykins. E-mail news to or mail it to Lorrie Lykins, Neighborhood Notebook, P.O. Box 4954, Seminole, FL 33775. Deadline for Wednesday's Neighborhood Times is 5 p.m. the previous Friday.

West Pinellas notebook: Lealman to host candidates forum 08/05/08 [Last modified: Thursday, August 7, 2008 4:03pm]
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