Officials will speak at UCAP-USEM meeting Thursday
State Rep. Janet Long and County Commissioner Robert B. Stewart are scheduled to speak at Thursday's meeting of UCAP-USEM.
The UCAP group (United Community Associations of Pinellas) is made up of residents of unincorporated Pinellas communities including Tierra Verde, Lealman and Seminole.
USEM (Unincorporated Seminole Community Association), which represents the interests of residents of unincorporated central Pinellas County, soon will merge with the UCAP group.
Scheduled 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.
Author will address historical society
Author R. Wayne Ayers will speak at today's meeting of the Seminole Historical Society.
Take a stroll down memory lane with Ayers, who will present a slide talk based on his book, Tampa Bay's Gulf Beaches: The Fabulous 1950s and 1960s.
Join the historical group for a pictorial journey back to a time when the gulf beaches from Pass-a-Grille to Clearwater Beach emerged as a booming vacation destination. See vintage photos of the beaches, old buildings and bathing beauties.
When: 7 p.m. today.
Where: Seminole Recreation Center Building, Room 210-B, 9100 113th St.
Freaky Friday is this week for preschoolers
Children ages 3 to 5 can attend Seminole Recreation's special Preschool Freaky Friday this week.
The parents' night out also is an opportunity for kids to socialize and have fun safely.
Seminole Recreation's preschool instructor, Bonnie Spatafora, will lead the group in arts and crafts, story time, and interactive activities throughout the evening.
Children must be Seminole Recreation members to participate. The fee is $10 per child, and the evening runs from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. Call 391-8345 for more information.
Pow Wow Fun Run,
5K takes place Sunday
Early registration for Sunday's Seminole Pow Wow Festival 5K and Kids 1-Mile Fun Run ends Thursday, but runners still will be able to register up until race morning.
Registration for the 5K is $20 and begins at 6:30 a.m. Sunday. The 5K will begin at 8 a.m. The Kids 1-Mile Fun Run is free and will start after the 5K (approximately 9 a.m.).
When: Registration starts at 6:30 a.m.; the 5K race starts at 8 a.m. Sunday.
Where: Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex, 9100 113th St. N.
For online information on the race, visit www.powwowfestival.com or call 391-8345.
Kiwanis Club offers look at new voting system
The Kiwanis Club of Seminole Breakfast invites the public to learn about the new paper-ballot optical scan voting system.
Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark will provide an overview of the new voting system and other election updates at the club's breakfast meeting Tuesday morning.
When: 7:15 a.m. Tuesday.
Where: Seminole Family Restaurant, 6864 Seminole Blvd.
Mall walkers welcome vendors, new members
The Seminole Mall Walking Club meets at Seminole Mall the first Friday of every month.
Beginning March 7, vendors will be on hand to offer health screenings and services such as blood pressure checks, and information will be available from Hospice, the Good Life Games, the Deaf & Hearing Connection, and other organizations.
The walking club is free and open to anyone.
When: 9 a.m. to noon March 7.
Where: Seminole Mall, 11201 Park Blvd.
Info: Call Diane at 398-0159.
Tae kwon do teacher accepting new students
Seminole Recreation's tae kwon do program, taught by fourth-degree black belt Kim Jackson, invites new martial artists to join the program for fun, exercise and fellowship.
Jackson instructs children ages 3 and up. Each class lasts 45 minutes. Youth classes are $36 per four-week session, and adult classes are $40 per four-week session.
Call Seminole Recreation at 391-8345 for more information on class times and membership.
The Neighborhood Notebook is compiled by Times correspondent Lorrie Lykins. E-mail news to SPTimeslistings@yahoo.com or snail-mail it to Lorrie Lykins, Seminole 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.