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Fun things to do in south Pinellas

2 Monday

Hurricane seminar: With 15 named storms projected this season, it's time to get prepared. Gulfport hosts a seminar with Tom Iovino, communications specialist for Pinellas County, as the main guest speaker, 7 p.m., Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. S. Refreshments available. Before the seminar, seniors are invited to an all-you-can-eat Hurricane Pizza Party at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S, with a free trolley ride to the casino for the seminar. $5 for pizza party; seminar is free. Call 893-1118 for information on the seminar or 893-2237 for the senior center.

Ballroom dancing: Music by the Rhythm Kings, 7 p.m., Pinellas Park Senior Citizens Center, 7625 59th St. N. $3, $2 for members. Call


3 Tuesday

Kids Appreciation Day: It's the last day of school for most elementary school students in Seminole and time for a giant party, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Seminole City Park, 7464 Ridge Road. Includes games, food and the chance to win prizes. Each child receives a raffle ticket and a food/drink ticket. Free. Call


4 Wednesday

Hurricane prep in St. Pete Beach: Valuable information to prepare for the approaching hurricane season, 2 p.m., St. Pete Beach Public Library, 365 73rd Ave. Tom Iovino, Pinellas County communications specialist and host of the hurricane awareness show Shuttering Your Homes on Pinellas 18, presents a workshop. Free. Call 441-8408.

6 Friday

Gymkhana Game Night: Fun games and competition for riders of any age and their horses, registration at 5 p.m., event at 6, 7585 78th Ave. N, Pinellas Park. Ribbons awarded in many classes. $3. See or call 520-3132.

Tampa Bay Home Expo: Three days of great ideas from exhibitors of products and services related to building, remodeling, decorating, landscaping, pools and spas, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Tropicana Field, One Stadium Drive, St. Petersburg. $3; free for kids 16 and younger. Call 893-8523.

Contra dance: Music by the Rafter Ringers and Susie Rudder, 8 p.m., 7690 59th St. N, Pinellas Park. $7. Call 541-0770.

7 Saturday

Stroke awareness, cookbook: African-Americans have higher rates of stroke than any other racial or ethnic group in the United States. Learn to reduce the risk of stroke, disability and death, 10 a.m., Johnson Branch Library, 1059 18th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Stroke is not inevitable. The workshop includes a cooking demonstration of recipes from the American Heart Association's Soul Food Cookbook. Each participant is given a 2008 edition of the cookbook. Free. Call 893-7113.

Pancake breakfast: Fly in or drive in for a monthly breakfast with all-you-can-eat pancakes, eggs, bacon, hash browns, grits, orange juice and coffee, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Albert Whitted Airport, 451 Eighth Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. Proceeds benefit the Albert Whitted Airport Preservation Society. $10, $2 for children. Call 822-1532 or go online to

Walk in the park: “Take Steps" family day and walk support the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, 6 p.m., North Shore Park, 901 North Shore Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Event includes food, music, a balloon clown, the Tampa Bay Rays Street Team handing out items and the Rays mascot. To get more information or to register, call (561) 218-2929, e-mail [email protected] or go online to

8 Sunday

Alligator walk: Learn about the natural history of the alligator, its habitat, eating habits and young, 11:30 a.m., Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. Free with admission. Call 893-7326.

Fun things to do in south Pinellas 05/31/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 4:48pm]
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