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Wine Fest is Saturday; other beaches events


Pour on pleasure with Wine Fest Saturday night

The Redington Beach Property Owners Association's annual Wine Fest will take place Saturday. Beer has been added to this year's event. Hors d'oeuvres will be donated by several restaurants, caterers and supermarkets. The Wine Fest also will feature a silent auction. Admission is $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Advance tickets are available from association members. The event is open to the public. Proceeds from the annual event benefit the association's scholarship fund. Parking will be available at Redington Beach Town Hall and other nearby lots.

When: 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday

Where: On the beach at La Contessa Condominiums, 16326 Gulf Blvd.

Tickets: Call 742-2955.


Donations needed for troops overseas

South Pasadena and St. Pete Beach are collecting items for U.S. troops serving overseas. Items needed include toiletries, stationery and nonperishable snacks. Donations may be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at South Pasadena City Hall, 7047 Sunset Drive S. Names and addresses of soldiers serving overseas will be accepted for care packages. For a complete list online, visit The deadline for donations is Jan. 2. Call City Hall at 347-4171 for more information.

Florida writer to talk about mystery novel

The South Pasadena Cultural Arts group will host a gathering with Florida writer Kenneth A. Polcyn, who will talk about his novel Mistresses Among Us. Set in Florida, the story unfolds on the Intracoastal Waterway, and the plot includes a mystery of murder, corruption and drugs. Fans of mystery and criminal underworld literature are invited to attend.

When: 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday

Where: South Pasadena Cultural Arts Council, 7047 Sunset Drive S

Info: Call 347-4171


Halloween party features games, candy

Looking for a safe alternative to trick-or-treating? Bring the kids to St. Pete Beach's Fabulous Final Friday, which includes Halloween-themed games, pizza and candy. The fee is $5 for members and $6.50 for nonmembers. Registration is required.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday

Where: St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive

Info: Call 363-9245

Registration begins for Thanksgiving camp

Registration for the St. Pete Beach Thanksgiving break day camp begins Saturday. The camp is for children in grades 1-5. Activities include gym, arts and crafts, and a field trip to Chuck E. Cheese's.

When: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 24-26

Where: St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive

Info: Call 363-9245

Reserve your table for community yard sale

St. Pete Beach Recreation's annual community yard sale is set for Nov. 15. Sellers may register for a table through Nov. 10. Call 363-9245 for information.


Restaurants get ready for taste of beach

The second annual Taste of Indian Rocks Beach is Nov. 8 at Chic-A-Ci Park. The event, hosted by the Indian Rocks Beach Homeowners Association, Century 21 Beggins and the city of Indian Rocks Beach, will offer tastes from more than 17 restaurants. Admission is free. Participating restaurants include Guppy's at the Beach, Coasters, Crabby Bill's, Red Lion, Kooky Coconut, Al & Stella's, Surf N Turf, PJ's Oyster Bar and the Pie Factory. Visit for details.

Neighborhood Notebook is compiled by Times correspondent Lorrie Lykins. E-mail news to or snail-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.

Wine Fest is Saturday; other beaches events 10/28/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 5:41pm]
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