Monday, April 23, 2018
News Roundup

Neighborhood association meetings

Pasadena Bear Creek Neighborhood Association: This quarterly meeting will include a potluck dinner. Bring a dish to share, the association will provide corned beef and potatoes. Speakers are Julia Hathaway from the Sierra Club, who will discuss the Sunshine State Clean Energy Coalition, and Mike Dove from the city. The $10 yearly dues per household will be collected. 7 p.m., Monday at Grace Bible Church, 555 61st St. S. For information, call (727) 343-5583.

Lakewood Estates Civic Association and Crime Watch: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the St. Petersburg Country Club, 2000 Country Club Way S. For information, call (727) 864-3957 or email [email protected]

Shore Acres Civic Association: The agenda for the quarterly meeting includes the election of board members, new membership signup ($10) and a discussion on flood insurance legislation issues. St. Petersburg City Council member Bill Dudley will discuss any other matters of concern to the neighborhood. Light refreshments will be served. A social starts at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 on Tuesday. Shore Acres Community Center, Shore Acres Boulevard and 40th Avenue NE. For information, call Peter at (727) 525-0505.

Greater Pinellas Point Civic Association: The meeting theme is "Living Green." Tina Levy from St. Pete Locally Grown will have a presentation on sustainability titled "Grow your own food or buy at local farmers markets." There will be a rain barrel door prize and refreshments. 7 p.m. March 25th at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 1600 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. For information contact, Jodi Davis at (727) 866-2737 or email her at [email protected]

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