Tuesday, April 24, 2018
News Roundup

Events you really probably should know about

Singing Valentines: A barbershop quartet will serenade sweethearts with three love songs and present them with a red rose and parchment scroll to commemorate the occasion. Deliveries will be today and Thursday anywhere in Pinellas and Pasco counties. Cost is $50. Call (727) 455-6593 or (727) 515-8124.

Flea market to benefit Pet Pal: Antique Galleries of St. Petersburg will hold a flea market Saturday to benefit Pet Pal Animal Shelter. The event includes B&B Bar-B-Q. "Florida Dream Painter" Betsi Burgess will demonstrate her painting, and Pet Pal will bring some adoptable dogs. The public is welcome to shop both the flea market and the mall from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 450 34th St. N. See antiquegalleriesofstpetersburg.com or call (727) 321-3331.

Heritage Village volunteers: Heritage Village, 11909 125th St., Largo, is looking for volunteers to help with tours, camps, grounds maintenance or the gift shop for six hours a month. A new-volunteer open house will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday. For information, call (727) 582-2125.

Lenten fish fry: The first of three Lenten fish fries will be offered from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1501 Trotter Road, Largo. The two other meals will be served on March 1 and March 15. Cost: $9 for adults for fried fish, $10 for baked fish; $5 for kids. Cheese pizza will be available for those who do not eat fish. For information, call (727) 581-4865.

Joyful Yoga: Enjoy deep stretching, relaxation and a feeling of harmony from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Willis S. Johns Recreation Center, 6635 Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. First class free. Cost is $25 or $7 per class with Advantage Card. For information, call (727) 893-7756 or visit stpeteparksrec.org.

Free dental work: Give Kids a Smile Pinellas has immediate openings for children with no dental insurance to receive services on Feb. 22 at offices throughout Pinellas. Parents should contact the social worker at their child's school to complete an application. Availability is limited. Program is for ages 4 to 14; families must be below 200 percent of poverty level. Visit gkaspinellas.com for information.

Bridal dress and accessories giveaway: The Gathering of Women will sponsor the giveaway from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Harbordale YMCA, 2421 Fourth St. S, St. Petersburg. Many of the dresses are new or slightly used. For information, call (727) 433-1352.

Want to buy first home? Tune in to There's No Place Like Home, the radio show sponsored by the Housing Finance Authority of Pinellas County, from 10:05 to 10:35 a.m. Sunday on WRXB 1590 AM. Or watch the show on PCC-TV (Bright House 622, Knology 18 and Verizon 44), on YouTube or online at pinellascounty.org/community/hfa/media.htm.

Art scholarship: Applications are being accepted for the Pinellas Park Art Society Scholarship, valued at $1,500, for fall 2013. The scholarship is open to all Pinellas high school seniors or college students enrolled in a visual arts program. Find the application at pinellasart.com. The deadline is March 15.

Hospital helpers: St. Petersburg General Hospital needs volunteers for the information desk from 4 to 8 p.m. daily. Call Anita Brown at (727) 341-4848 or stop by 6500 38th Ave. N and visit the information desk.

Property tax breaks: Permanent residents of Pinellas County may qualify for exemptions that may result in hundreds of dollars in property tax savings. To find out if you qualify, call (727) 464-3294 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Deadline to apply is March 1. Property owners may also apply at pcpao.org.

Gulf Beaches Historical Museum seeks volunteers: Volunteers receive benefits, invitations and rewards for committing six hours a month. Training is provided. Gulf Beaches Historical Museum is at 115 10th Ave., Pass-a-Grille. For information, call (727) 458-4058.

Household hazardous waste collection: Drive up and drop off your hazardous and unwanted electronics and chemicals from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Home Depot at 10550 Park Blvd. in Seminole. Businesses should arrange for dropoff and payment by calling Creative Recycling at (813) 621-2319 for electronics or Pinellas County Solid Waste at (727) 464-7500 for chemical vendor information.

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