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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

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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

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 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,

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