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Pinellas neighborhood events

ST. PETE BEACH Finish the month at Last Friday festivities

Celebrate Last Friday on Corey Avenue with a beer and wine tasting from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Merchants will offer beer, wine and food samplings along with music, sales and more.

Parking is free.

Corey Area art festival happens this weekend

The St. Pete Beach Corey Area Art & Craft Festival is set for Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

More than 200 artists and crafters will exhibit their work. There will also be a green market and a beer garden.

Admission and parking are free. Corey Avenue is off Gulf Boulevard in downtown St. Pete Beach. Call 366-2003 for information.

See 'The Mask' for free at Beach Theatre

Check out the free kids' matinee — open to kids of any age — Saturday morning at the historic Beach Theatre. This week's film is The Mask.

When: 10 a.m. Saturday

Where: Beach Theatre, 315 Corey Ave.

Info: Call 360-6697, or visit www.beach-theatre.com.

Food, crafts and art at Wednesday market

Shop for fresh produce, organic food products, crafts, clothing, original artwork and more every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the covered pavilion at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Call 363-9245 for information.

SOUTH PASADENA 'Monkey Puzzles' author to speak

The South Pasadena Cultural Arts Council will host Florida author Gail Odwaga, who will speak on her book Monkey Puzzles, a memoir written in poetry, short stories, word puzzles and riddles.

When: 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday

Where: South Pasadena Cultural Arts Council, 7047 Sunset Drive S

Info: Call 347-4171.

TREASURE ISLAND Open-air market held every Friday morning

Check out the Treasure Island open-air market every Friday through March.

Vendors sell fresh produce, original art, crafts, and food items.

Gift wrapping is available.

When: Fridays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Treasure Island Community Center, 1 Park Place and 106th Avenue

SEMINOLE Historical Society offers genealogy program

The Seminole Historical Society's meeting today includes a presentation on genealogy.

The program will offer information on how to get started researching family roots with an emphasis on using the Internet to search for information.

There is no fee to attend.

When: 7 p.m. today.

Where: Seminole Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N.

Fire chief will speak at association's meeting

The Unincorporated Seminole Community Association will meet Thursday.

The scheduled guest speaker is Chief Daniel H. Graves of Seminole Fire Rescue. Graves will discuss service areas and the possible closing of a fire station.

The meeting is open to the public.

When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday .

Where: SPC/Seminole Library, 9200 113th St. N

Info: Call 392-3082 or 595-6834.

SEMINOLE Workshop is for those seeking employment

The Seminole Chamber of Commerce will present a one-day employability workshop for job seekers Saturday.

Participants must register in advance by calling the chamber office.

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday .

Where: Seminole Chamber of Commerce office, 8400 113th St. N.

Info: Call 392-3245.

SEMINOLE 'Fit Over 50' health expo is Thursday

Seminole Recreation Division will host the eighth annual "Fit over 50" Health and Wellness Expo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the center, 9100 113th St. N.

The free event focuses on the health and wellness of Pinellas County seniors, and features health and wellness seminars, community entertainment and health screenings.

Annual Diaper Derby ends with Rattle Races

The 11th annual Seminole Recreation Center Baby Diaper Derby contest is Saturday at the center.

Judging will be in two age divisions: newborns to 9 months and 10 to 18 months in categories ranging from cutest smile and brightest eyes to parent look-alike.

The Diaper Derby culminates with the Rattle Races for the youngest group.

The fee is $5 per baby. Call Dan at 391-8345.

PINELLAS PARK Fundraiser will have cars, games, auction

The Dixie Jr. Rebels will host a Super Saturday family event, a fundraiser for the nonprofit youth league that will feature a silent auction, car and motorcycle show, vendor exhibits, games and arts and crafts. Registration for players and cheerleaders for the upcoming season will be held during the event.

Admission and parking are free.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

Where: Dixie Jr. Rebel Complex, Ferrell Field, 7440 62nd Ter.

Information: Call 541-4124, e-mail mphill3@tampabay.rr.com, or visit jrrebels.com.

ST. PETERSBURG Hoobastank will rock Williams Park Friday

The Friends of Williams Park will host a free concert by Grammy-winning alternative rock group Hooba­stank and have a tree lighting Friday in the park.

Tickets, which are limited to two per person, are required for the free event and are available at the following locations: PUSH Ultra Lounge, Midtown Sundries, Bishop Tavern, Ferg's Sports Bar, Corrigan's Irish Pub and Gators on the Pass. Mayor Rick Baker, members of the City Council, and officials of Progress Energy will hold a tree-lighting ceremony before the concert .

When: 5 p.m. grand opening; concert starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Where: Williams Park, 299 First Ave. N.

Info: Visit www.lastfridayconcerts.com.

FOSSIL PARK Neighborhood group will meet Tuesday

The Fossil Park Neighborhood Association will meet Tuesday .

All neighborhood residents are welcome, and membership fees ($5 per voting member) are due.

When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday .

Where: Palm Terrace Nursing Home, 521 69th Ave. N.

Pinellas neighborhood events 01/27/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 5:13pm]

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