INDIAN ROCKS BEACH
Poker Run will raise money for neighborhood group
The Indian Rocks Beach Neighborhood Association is planning a fundraising Poker Run for Sept. 20. The event will take players on a tour of community establishments. The run concludes with a party at Crabby Bill's loading dock. Players will visit participating bars and restaurants and pick up playing cards at each location, then make their best five-card poker hand to present at Crabby Bill's. Players are encouraged to walk or take the trolley. Registration is $5 per person in advance, $10 the day of the event. Proceeds benefit the IRB Neighborhood Association.
When: 3 to 8 p.m. Sept. 20.
Where: Cuso's Club & Cantina, 2405 Gulf Blvd.
Information: Visit www.IRBhome.com.
Beach Art Center offers classes in September
The Beach Art Center will offer several new classes starting in September, including two pottery classes for homeschooled children. The center will offer classes six days a week with evening classes offered Monday through Thursday. For a complete listing of classes, check the center's Web site at www.beachartcenter.org or call 596-4331. The Art Center is closed in August and will reopen Sept. 2.
Music program offers classes at church
Music with Mar, a parent-child music program for children under age 5, has started a class at Calvary Episcopal Church. The class meets Mondays from 10 to 10:45 a.m. The cost is $6 per family. No registration is required. Just drop in. Class includes movement, puppets, music and small instruments. Contact Lori at 215-7558 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Food showcase is Nov. 8 at Chic A Si Park
The Taste of Indian Rocks Beach is Nov. 8 at Chic A Si Park. It will be co-sponsored by the Indian Rocks Beach Homeowners Association and the city of Indian Rocks Beach. Local restaurants are encouraged to participate, but a limited number of booths remain. Contact Becky at 517-3131 or e-mail email@example.com for vendor information.
ST. PETE BEACH
Before-, after-school programs set for fall
St. Pete Beach Recreation will offer before- and after-school programs, including tutoring and sports coaching, for elementary students this fall.
The program for students in grades 1 through 5 combines homework help with socializing and active play. The program will run Monday through Friday with tutoring from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and sport technique from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The morning program will offer gym games from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. Transportation is provided to and from the community center and Gulf Beaches Elementary and St. John's Vianney Catholic School.
Registration began at the community center Friday for recreation card holders; it begins today for everyone else. The programs begin Aug. 19. Call the St. Pete Recreation Department at 363-9245.
'The Princess Bride' will show at Beach Theatre
The historic Beach Theatre's ongoing Saturday morning matinee series welcomes kids of every age. This week's matinee is The Princess Bride. Admission is free.
When: 10 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Beach Theatre, 315 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach.
Information: Call 360-6697 or visit www.beach-theatre.com.
Antique vendors sought for museum fundraiser
The Gulf Beaches Historical Museum will host an appraisal event in September based on Antiques Roadshow.
The event, which will raise money for the museum, needs antiques vendors-dealers to set up shop in the large, covered outdoor exhibit space. Space is limited to 25 dealers. The fee is $25 per assigned space, and reservations close Sept. 10.
When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 27.
Where: St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive.
Information: Call Spencer at 743-8866 to reserve a space.
The Beaches Neighborhood Notebook is compiled by Times correspondent Lorrie Lykins. E-mail news to SPTimeslistings@yahoo.com or snail-mail it to Lorrie Lykins, Neighborhood Notebook, P.O. Box 4954, Seminole, FL 33775. The deadline for inclusion in the Wednesday Neighborhood Times is 5 p.m. the previous Friday.