New dining hall at USFSP open to nonstudents, too
The new University Student Center at USF St. Petersburg includes a dining hall called the Reef that is open to the public for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. It will serve Red Mango frozen yogurt, which Zagat named the number one smoothie and frozen yogurt chain in the country last year. The L.A.-based company has 190 locations in North America. It must have some health merit because the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., will also start serving Red Mango smoothies and yogurt this month.
Katherine Snow Smith, Times staff writer
Beaches chamber to mix it up at Freefall
The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce will host its September Mixer from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave, St. Petersburg. Cost is $10 for members and $20 for nonmembers. For information, contact Amanda Page at (727) 360-6957 or RSVP@tampabay beaches.com.
Meeting and awards for another chamber
The Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting will be held Thursday at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort, 1160 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater. The event will feature a review of regionalization efforts, a look at the chamber's 2011-2012 achievements and the presentation of the annual awards. The program will start with a coffee reception at 7:30 a.m. with the meeting to begin at 8. The cost is $38; $300 reserved table of eight. For information, call (727) 584-2321.