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Community news: Bayfront Medical Center seeks volunteers; study Torah on Wednesdays


'Art Under the Oaks!' Nov. 5 at Clymer Park

Show your talent at "Art Under the Oaks!" This community event is a juried art show scheduled for Nov. 5 at Clymer Park, at Beach Boulevard S and 26th Avenue S. Eligible applicants' works must be original and created by the artist. A multitude of art is being accepted, including painting, drawing, textile, collage, 3-D, ceramic, metal, glass, wood and photography. The "Acorn" youth category includes artists up to age 18. Applicants can be any age but must submit an application by Tuesday.

Applications, including young artists, will be juried by committee, and photos of work are required. Ribbons, certificates and purchase awards will be given in several categories. General artist space is $75, and Gulfport resident artists pay $50. Qualified "Acorn" students are free.

Applicants can download an application at and mail to Suzanne King, c/o Art Under the Oaks, P.O. Box 530234, St. Petersburg, FL 33747. Checks should be made payable to Senior Center Foundation Inc. For more information, contact Suzanne King at (727) 322-5217 or [email protected]

St. Petersburg

Hospital seeks help for retail shops

Bayfront Medical Center needs volunteers for its Gift Gallery and Baby Boutique at Bayfront Baby Place. There are three convenient four- and five-hour shifts available daily. Volunteers will get a meal ticket to the cafeteria and free parking at the hospital during shifts. If interested in becoming a Gift Gallery or Baby Place Boutique volunteer or for more information, call Cyd Hendrick at (727) 893-6878.

St. Petersburg

Torah studies set for Wednesdays at center

Explore contemporary Torah thought, with a special focus on issues surrounding spirituality, the human psyche, love and relationships at "Torah Studies: A Weekly Journey into the Soul of Torah." A program of the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, Torah Studies will be held from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Oct. 26 through Jan. 4 at the Chabad Center of Greater St. Petersburg, 4010 Park St. N. There will be a special Hanukkah class on Dec. 19, rather than class on Dec. 21.

Although there is no course fee, there is a $36 textbook fee for the semester. For more information or registration, call (727) 344-4900 or visit

St. Petersburg

St. Pete High Class of 1961 50th reunion set

St. Petersburg High School's Class of 1961 will hold its 50th Reunion Oct. 14 through 16 at the Downtown Hilton Hotel and the Museum of History. For more information, visit


Animal welfare group holding logo contest

The Florida Association of Animal Welfare Organizations is conducting a logo design contest for its newly formed nonprofit organization. The logo will be used by the state organization, which represents more than 700 Florida humane organizations.

The logo should represent domestic and wild animals, as well as the state of Florida. Cat Depot will award the winner with a Cat Depot T-shirt, tote bag and coffee mug. There is no financial award. Logo entries can be sent to Corey Roscoe at [email protected] and should be a high-resolution JPG or PDF file. The deadline to enter is Oct. 8. If you would like to donate, volunteer or become a member and support Cat Depot's mission of saving lives, visit or call (941) 366-2404.

St. Petersburg

Chamber golf tourney is Thursday at Vinoy

The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce's Businesses Golfing for Business Golf Tournament begins with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Renaissance Vinoy Golf Club, 600 Snell Isle Blvd. NE. The event features former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Dave Moore as this year's honorary chairman. Registration required. $150 individuals, $500 foursome. For more information, call (727) 360-6957 or visit

St. Petersburg

Museum class will help you trace roots

The St. Petersburg Museum of History's upcoming "Who Do You Think You Are?" class series can help you trace your roots. Beginning to intermediate classes, which range from getting started to staying organized to writing your family history, will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday from Saturday through Oct. 29.

Topics include obtaining documents, military records, research strategies and sorting through conflicting information. The fourth session focuses on Internet genealogy, including the best free websites, navigating sites, forums and message boards. Participants must bring a laptop.

The cost is $50 per person and includes all four classes. The registration deadline is Saturday. For more information and to register, call (727) 894-1052, ext. 200, or e-mail [email protected]

Indian Rocks Beach

Visual arts exhibit at center through Oct. 28

The Beach Art Center, 1515 Bay Palm Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach, is hosting the Professional Association of Visual Artists annual members' exhibit through Oct. 28. Artworks include painting, pastel, drawing, printmaking, photography, ceramics, jewelry and sculpture.

PAVA is an artist-run organization composed of artists throughout the state and has been in existence for more than 23 years, providing education programs and exhibition opportunities for its members.

For more information, call (727) 596-4331 or visit


Pregnancy center banquet is Saturday

Tickets are on sale for "Open Hearts, New Starts,'' the annual banquet presented by the Bay Area Pregnancy Center of Clearwater. It will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1199 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. Lisa Sexton, author of God Bless These Little Legs, will be the guest speaker. The Bay Area Pregnancy Center serves more than 2,000 needy families each year. Funds raised from the banquet help provide counseling, diapers, formula, food, clothing and educational programs. The cost is $50 for individual dinner tickets. For more information and reservations, call (727) 449-1988.

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