Youth workshops available to focus their inner artists
The Youth Arts Corps, an arts education and youth development program of Family Resources Inc., is accepting applications for free art workshops and job training for youth. New workshops begin this week and run through Sept. 26. Workshops vary by location and include photography, drawing, painting, clay, jewelry making, theater, video production, graphic design and mixed media arts. Youth Arts Corps at Wildwood serves youth ages 13 to 17. To apply, call 552-1825 or stop by the studios, 1000 28th St. S. Monday through Friday after 3 p.m.
Neighbors to discuss community garden
The agenda of Thursday's meeting of the Bartlett Park Neighborhood Association includes an update on the community garden, review of the Top 10 code and crime addresses in the neighborhood and discussion of the "Boots on the Ground" outreach project.
When: 6 p.m. Thursday (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
Where: Frank Pierce Center in Bartlett Park, 2000 Seventh St. S
Info: Visit bartlettpark.net
Code compliance among meeting's agenda items
The Azalea Neighborhood Association will meet Thursday to discuss neighborhood concerns. There will be an update of codes compliance. Representatives from CASA will be on hand for a discussion about their organization.
When: 7 p.m. Thursday
Where: Azalea Baptist Church, 7900 22nd Ave. N
Transit director to speak to neighbors meeting
Tim Garling, the newly appointed director of the Pinellas Transit Authority, is the scheduled as guest speaker at the next meeting of the Downtown Neighborhood Association, set for Thursday.
The agenda will also include St. Petersburg's Adopt-a-Park program and the group's effort to adopt Williams Park as a community project. The group will focus efforts on improving the downtown park and green space between Third and Fourth streets N and First and Second avenues N. The neighborhood association seeks partners and volunteers to assist with plantings, cleanups, and fundraising to purchase plants and equipment. To volunteer for the Williams Park project, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: 7 p.m. Thursday
Where: Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth St. N
Info: visit www.stpetedna.org
Legal Self Help Center grand opening
Citizens who are representing themselves in court and in need of legal assistance ranging from civil matters including family law, landlord-tenant and small claims may use the new Self Help Center. Attorneys will answer questions but do not represent litigants in court. Appointments are scheduled in 15-minute increments at $1 per minute. There are no income eligibility requirements to use the center's services. The St. Petersburg Self Help Center is at the St. Petersburg Judicial Building, 545 First Ave. N. An open house is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday.
Student art show downtown
A show of artworks created by Youth Arts Corps students will open Saturday evening at the Arts Center. Exhibited works will range from student photography to paintings, drawings, ceramics, furniture, jewelry, comic book art and videos. The work will be exhibited through Aug. 15.
When: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Arts Center, 719 Central Ave.
See the new voting machines in action
The North Kenwood Neighborhood Association will meet Monday at Edward White Hospital. Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark will demonstrate the new optical scanning machine that will be used at polling places. Clark will also register voters or update registration information for voters.
When: 7:30 p.m. Monday
Where: Edward White Hospital Auditorium, 2299 9th Ave. N, Room 1G.
Dog expert will address neighborhood group
The Greater Pinellas Point Civic Association will meet Tuesday evening. Guest speaker Diane Anderson will present "How Dogs Think."
When: 7 p.m. Tuesday
Where: Social Hall at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 54th Avenue S at 16th Street S.
Seminar will explore reverse mortgages
A public seminar covering the pros and cons of the FHA government Reverse Mortgage Program is scheduled for Tuesday at Riviera United Methodist Church. The session will be presented by certified reverse mortgage experts and is free and open to the public. Literature and information will be provided by AARP, the National Council on Aging and the National Council on Aging in Place. Refreshments will be provided.
When: 10 a.m. Tuesday
Where: Riviera United Methodist Church, 175 62nd Ave. N
Info: Contact Donna Moore, 831-3416
HISTORIC OLD NORTHEAST
Crime prevention is focus of presentation
The Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood Association will have its monthly meeting July 21. Guest speaker Susan Ajoc, Neighborhood Partnership director for the city of St. Petersburg, will present a program on CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) strategies to decrease the opportunities for criminals and others' anti-social activities.
When: 6:45 p.m. July 21
Where: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 11th Avenue NE at First Street.
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