Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Cooking class for expectant moms, candidate forum, sports league registration, etc.

Adult sports league registration: The St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department will open registration for its men's and co-ed adult softball league, men's adult flag football league and co-ed kickball league from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1400 19th St. N, Building A. Costs and playing locations differ. Visa, Mastercard, cash and checks payable to the city of St. Petersburg are accepted. For information call (727) 892-5223 or visit

Prayer breakfast: To kick off the celebration of its 118th anniversary, Bethel AME Church, 912 Third Ave. N, St. Petersburg, is hosting a Prayer and Praise Breakfast at the church at 9 a.m. Sept. 22. $10 adults and youth 13 and over, $5 children 6-12. For information call (727) 822-2089.

Cooking healthy for expectant mothers: All Children's Hospital will offer a free community class for expectant moms at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the All Children's Education and Conference Center, 701 Fourth St. S, St. Petersburg. The 90-minute class is led by a registered dietitian and culinary expert who will explain the importance of prenatal nutrition and walk participants through cooking demonstrations. All expectant moms will receive a cookbook, yoga mat and journal. For information, call (727) 767-6923 or email [email protected]

Vote on a Gecko Ball theme: Organizers of Gulfport's Gecko Ball encourage the public to vote through Sept. 30 on one of three themes for next year's event: "Gecko Rouge," a French Cabaret theme; "the Masked Gecko," a classic masquerade ball vibe; and "Saturday Night Gecko," a 1970s/disco theme. Go to and post your choice or email your choice to [email protected] Only one vote per person is requested. The winning theme will be announced in October.

Gulfport candidate forum: Voters can listen to and meet candidates in the upcoming election at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Gulfport Casino, at 5500 Shore Blvd. Candidates will make a brief statement and then take questions. Congressional, sheriff, county commissioner, supervisor of elections, state house (District 69), and School Board candidates have been invited. The forum will be moderated by a representative of the Florida Nurses Association. The event is free and open to the public, regardless of party affiliation. For information, call (727) 864-0312.

A benefit for art: The Suncoast Performing Arts Foundation will hold its annual gala to benefit the Largo Cultural Center at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 29. The event will include performances by members of Eight O'Clock Theatre and a silent auction. The cost is $100. For information, call (727) 587-6793 or visit

Meals on Wheels needs volunteers: Help is needed delivering hot meals to homebound residents in the Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Gulfport and Pinellas Park areas. Meals are picked up at a site near you. Maps and directions are provided for delivery. Call Sandi Narron at (727) 573-9444, ext. 4210.

Canned food drive: Seminole City Council members, firefighters, the Teen Board and the Seminole Boy Scouts/West Central Florida Council are coordinating Seminole's fourth annual canned goods drive. The food will be given to Aldersgate United Methodist Church for distribution to needy residents. Canned goods can be dropped off from Oct. 1-31 at these locations:

• Seminole City Hall, 9199 113th St. N

• Seminole Chamber of Commerce, 7985 113th St. N, No. 208

• Seminole Garden Florist & Party Store, 13030 Park Blvd. N

• Barnhorn Financials, 8338 Seminole Blvd., Suite C

• Hottin's Trophies, 9275 Park Blvd. N

• The dental office of Dr. Sandra Lilom, 8300 113th St. N

• Centratel Telephone Systems, 11193 Seminole Blvd.

• Biker Pros, 9185 Park Blvd.

• Yoga 4 All & Serene Body Care, 8812-8836 Seminole Blvd.

For information, contact Seminole council member Leslie Waters at (727) 391-0204, ext. 102.

Dad-daughter quality time: The 35th annual Daddy Daughter Date Night, "Sail Away,'' will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. The program includes dinner and dancing. Cost: $50 per pair and $15 for each additional daughter. Call (727) 518-3125.

Belleair Beach: (727) 595-4646,

Belleair Bluffs: (727) 584-2151,

Belleair Shore: (727) 593-9296,

Gulfport: (727) 893-1012,

Indian Rocks Beach: (727) 517-0204,

Indian Shores: (727) 595-7497,

Kenneth City: (727) 498-8948,

Largo: (727) 587-6700,

Madeira Beach: (727) 391-9951,

North Redington Beach: (727) 391-4848,

Pinellas Park: (727) 541-0721,

Redington Beach: (727) 391-3875,

Redington Shores: (727) 397-5538,

St. Pete Beach: (727) 367-2735,

St. Petersburg: (727) 893-7465,

Seminole: (727) 391-0204,

South Pasadena: (727) 347-4171,

Treasure Island: (727) 547-4575,

Cooking class for expectant moms, candidate forum, sports league registration, etc. 09/15/12 [Last modified: Saturday, September 15, 2012 4:30am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Former Jabil executive's fate in hands of murder trial jury


    LARGO — For a second time, Patrick Evans' future is the hands of a jury.

    Patrick Evans talks with Allison Miller, one of his three public defenders, before jury selection this w eek. Evans, a former Jabil executive charged with killing his estranged wife and her friend almost 10 years ago, is back in court for a second trial after his original death sentence conviction was overturned by the Florida Supreme Court. JIM DAMASKE   |   Times
  2. Hillsborough designates $17 million for Irma debris removal and repairs


    TAMPA — The Hillsborough County Commission voted Wednesday to spend $17 million from the county's Catastrophic Disaster Recovery Fund to remove debris left by Hurricane Irma and to fix damaged facilities.

  3. Five jump from burning boat near Gandy Bridge


    TAMPA — Five people jumped from a boat that caught fire near the Gandy Bridge Wednesday afternoon, 10News WTSP reported.

  4. Gourmet food fight between top chefs raises $200,000


    ST. PETERSBURG — The chefs came armed with their secret ingredients — pork rinds, truffle butter, pork bellies.

    (From left to right) Chefs Ryan Mitchell, Michael Buttacavoli, Ted Dorsey and Matthew Brennan compete during Tampa Bay Food Fight at The Coliseum in St. Petersburg on Tuesday. The event features chefs from the Tampa Bay area and benefitted Metropolitan Ministries. EVE EDELHEIT   |   Times
  5. HSN star Joy Mangano promotes new book: Inventing Joy


    ST. PETERSBURG — After more than 30 years, Joy Mangano knows a thing or two about promoting products. Now she's promoting herself.

    Inventor and entrepreneur Joy Mangano is releasing her first new book, Inventing Joy on Nov. 7. [TIERRA SMITH | Times]