Put on best Derby garb for charity auction
"Off to the Races," the 23rd annual VIP auction to benefit All Children's Hospital, begins at 6 p.m. April 9 at the Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park, 950 Lake Carillon Drive. Kentucky Derby attire is suggested. Tickets are $150, or $275 for two. Call (727) 767-8595.
Women's club plans a proper Sunday tea
The 12th Annual Spring Bonnet Tea will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. April 3 at the St. Petersburg Woman's Club, 40 Snell Esle Blvd. NE. The program will include a solo theatrical performance from A Feather in Your Hat. The suggested donation is $10. Sunday dress attire is requested; hats are encouraged. For reservations call (727) 823-9258 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds benefit the Historic Building Restoration Fund.
Every girl can get decked out for prom
Two nonprofit organizations, Belle of the Ball Project and Dream a Dress, have come together to provide prom dresses and accessories to low-income high school girls in Pinellas and Hillsborough. Distributions are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 9 and 30 and May 7 at 11201 Park Blvd. N. For information visit belleoftheballproject.com.
College chorale to sing tonight at church
The Rosedale Chorale, a group of 34 students from Rosedale Bible College of Ohio, will perform at 7 tonight at Suncoast Community Church, 12855 110th Ave. N. Free. Call (727) 595-1739.
Best feet forward for 'Dancing With the Dogs'
The Kiwanis Club of Largo Mid-Pinellas is presenting Pawfest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. "Dancing With the Dogs,'' a talent show, is open to the first 25 entrants. All entries must include a dog and its handler doing any form of dance for one to two minutes to music on a CD. To request an entry form and a complete list of rules, e-mail email@example.com.
Short gigs available at gardens gift shop
Volunteers are needed for the Florida Botanical Gardens gift shop, 12520 Ulmerton Road. Helpers work 3½ hours once a week. Call Stacey Zidi at (727) 582-2251.
St. Jerome guild plans fashions and lunch
Tickets are on sale for the St. Jerome Church Martha & Mary Guild luncheon and fashion show April 27 at the Belleair Country Club, 1 Country Club Lane. Cocktails at 11:30 a.m., with lunch at noon. $25. For reservations, call Rose Marchand (727) 397-9173 or Pat Zigarelli (727) 596-6446.
Tampa Bay Cares needs volunteers
Volunteers are needed for 2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares, which links callers to resources in their community. Work with callers or verify information on a database. Training is provided. An application and interview are required. Visit 211tampabay.org and click on "Get Involved" to complete a volunteer form. For information, call (727) 210-4209 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plenty of kids need a little extra attention
Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services needs volunteers 30 and older to mentor children. No experience is necessary, and there are no costs. Call Bev at (727) 479-1841.
Community Health Centers accredited
The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care has awarded its accreditation to Community Health Centers of Pinellas, which also is one of the first in the nation to receive the Medical Home designation for federally qualified health centers. Surveyors are physicians, nurses and administrators.
Deaf, hearing impaired can get devices, aids
The Deaf and Hearing Connection offers amplified telephones, captioned telephones, TTYs and related equipment free to Florida residents who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf and blind or speech impaired. The agency also offers free hearing screenings by appointment, low-cost hearing aids, cleaning and repairs. Call (727) 399-9983 (voice) or (727) 399-9422 (TTY) or visit dhctb.org.
Christian speaker will talk of healing power
Elise Moore will speak on "The Healing Power of the Bible" at 2 p.m. today at First Church of Christ, Scientist, 6333 First St. NE. A question-and-answer session follows. Free, with parking and child care available at no cost. Call (727) 522-1883 or visit elisemoore.com.