Airport renovation, airline service topics of chamber luncheon
The Pinellas Park/Gateway Chamber of Commerce will host a boxed lunch today at Park Station. Guest speakers Noah Lagos and Michele Routh of the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport will discuss the two-year renovation project in progress at the airport. The speakers will also answer questions regarding recent announcements about airlines ending and beginning service to the airport. The fee to attend the luncheon is $10 for current chamber members and $15 for prospective members.
When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.
Where: Pinellas Park/Gateway Chamber, Room 101, Park Station, 5851 Park Blvd.
Info: Phone 544-4777 or visit online at pinellasparkchamber.com/.
Kids to learn fire safety, see clothing, equipment
The Pinellas Park Public Library will host Ashley Marchese from Pinellas Park Fire Station 33 on Tuesday. Marchese will talk to kids about fire safety and display equipment and special safety clothing worn by firefighters. A fire truck tour is also scheduled (barring an emergency).
When: 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Where: Pinellas Park Public Library, 7770 52nd St.
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.
Ham radio operators to show emergency roles
Ham radio operators including Lealman CERT members will give demonstrations and show off their emergency capabilities during an amateur radio event Saturday and Sunday at Fort De Soto Park.
Thousands of ham radio operators nationwide are expected to participate in the event, which will highlight the role ham radio operators have played in providing critical communications during emergencies including the California wildfires, Oregon and Michigan storms and Hurricane Katrina.
Radio operators will exhibit and demonstrate the newest digital and satellite capabilities, voice communications and good old Morse Code. The public is encouraged to attend and meet the hams.
Info: Contact: Mike Anderson at 823-4251 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
July Fourth parade and festival offers fun, food
The annual Kenneth City/Lealman Fire District Fourth of July parade and festival will feature family-friendly fun, food and entertainment. Vendors, organizations and sponsors are still being sought to participate.
When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 4.
Where: The parade starts at 9 a.m. at the Kenneth City Town Hall, 6000 54th Ave. N. The festival will be held at the Kenneth City Community Center, 4600 58th St. N.
Info: Contact Lt. Jim Millican, 526-5650, ext. 549.
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