unincorporated groups to meet
State Rep. Janet Long and county Commissioner Robert B. Stewart are scheduled to speak at the Thursday meeting of UCAP-USEM.
The United Community Associations of Pinellas is made up of residents of unincorporated Pinellas communities including Tierra Verde, Pasadena, Lealman and Seminole. The Unincorporated Seminole Community Association, which represents the interests of residents of unincorporated central Pinellas County, will soon merge with the UCAP group.
The speakers will address issues including annexation, and time will be allotted for questions. The meeting is open to the public.
When: 7 p.m. Thursday
Where: SPC/Seminole Library, 9200 113th St., Seminole
Info: Contact Ray Neri at 527-5352 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
ST. PETE BEACH
Go green, red at library today and Thursday
Cal Branche , a recognized John D. MacDonald scholar, returns to the St. Pete Beach Library at 7 tonight to lead a discussion of the book A Flash of Green. Before the book talk, the group will view Branche's 1996 interview with the director of the Flash of Green movie, Victor Nunez, at 6 p.m. Copies of A Flash of Green are available for checkout at the library.
"Go Red," a nationwide movement to educate and support women fighting heart disease, makes a stop at the St. Pete Beach Library at 7 p.m. Thursday with a free hourlong program. After a presentation by area women living with heart disease, you will receive a Go Red dress pin and goodie bags filled with American Heart Association materials.
Where: St. Pete Beach Library, 365 73rd Ave.
Info: Call 552-1762.
Event to encourage
The League of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg Area and the Suncoast Sierra Club Coastal Task Force are co-sponsoring Greening Madeira Beach from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Madeira Beach Causeway Park on 150th Avenue.
Fifteen exhibitors are expected to provide information and hands-on displays to educate area residents on various ways they can contribute to greening their communities. Candidates running for mayor and the Madeira Beach commission have been invited. More info: 398-5197.
Don't be shellfish;
help a homeless oyster
Looking for a constructive volunteer opportunity? Help build hangouts for oysters with Tampa Bay Watch on Thursday. Oyster domes are constructed on site at Tampa Bay Watch by pouring marine-friendly concrete into fiberglass molds. It takes five to eight volunteers to build 13 domes.
Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes and plan on getting dirty. Drinking water and gloves will be provided. Sign up with Rachel at email@example.com.
When: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday
Where: Tampa Bay Watch, 3000 Pinellas Bayway S
Community book exchange is Friday
The South Pasadena Cultural Arts Council will host a community book exchange Friday. Author and South Pasadena resident Fred Edwards will be the guest speaker.
When: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday
Where: Pasadena City Hall, 7047 Sunset Drive S
High school seniors can apply for scholarships
High school seniors who are residents of South Pasadena are eligible to apply for the city's annual scholarship award. Applicants must have been residents of South Pasadena for two years and have been accepted to an accredited college, university, trade or technical school. Applications are available at City Hall, 7047 Sunset Drive S, and online at ci.south-pasadena.fl.us. For information, call the city clerk's office at 347-4171. The deadline is May 30.
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH
Experiment with acrylics Saturday at workshop
The Beach Art Center will host an art workshop called "What Do I Do With it Now?" by Toni Young. The class will introduce experimental ways of painting. Students should be ready to try different abstract techniques using acrylic paint.
When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
Where: 1515 Bay Palm Blvd.
Info: Beach Art Center, 596-4331, or www.beachartcenter.org
Induce candor from
the candidates Monday
The Indian Rocks Beach Homeowners Association and the League of Women's Voters will co-host a Meet the Candidates night Monday. Candidates for city commissioner and commissioner/mayor will attend, along with representatives of Pinellas Suncoast Fire Rescue.
Each candidate will give a short prepared statement, followed by a question-and-answer period. Residents are encouraged to submit questions in advance to
firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 517-1998
When: 7 p.m. Monday
Where: Indian Rocks Beach City Hall Auditorium, 1507 Bay Palm Blvd.
The Beaches Neighborhood Notebook is compiled by Times correspondent Lorrie Lykins. E-mail news to email@example.com or mail it to Lorrie Lykins, Neighborhood Notebook, P.O. Box 4954, Seminole, FL 33775. Deadline for inclusion in the Wednesday Neighborhood Times is 5 p.m. the previous Friday.