Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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South Pinellas things to do

Sculpture dedication: There will be a dedication of a long-awaited water fountain sculpture at the Florida Botanical Gardens during the annual Diggin' the Arts on May 4. The Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation is holding a contest to the name the piece of art. The deadline to submit a name is May 9 and entries should be emailed to [email protected] and must include the proposed title of the piece and the full name, phone number and e-mail address of the entrant. Prizes for the winning name will be a one-night stay at the DoubleTree Beach Resort in North Redington Beach and a one year garden family membership to the Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation. The event is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 4, with the sculpture dedication at 2 p.m. 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. For information, call (727) 582-2100 or visit flbg.org.

Register for swim lessons: The St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, is offering Learn to Swim classes for all ages through the American Red Cross. For infants 6 months to seniors, these classes will teach proper technique and tips for safety in any water environment. Classes will be held Monday through Thursday and run in two-week sessions of 30-minute classes. Morning and evening classes are available and a two-week session is $40 for residents and $45 for nonresidents. 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. For information, visit spbrec.com or call (727) 363-9264.

Volunteers are needed to foster felines: Save Our Strays is looking for volunteers to temporarily help foster a cat or litter of kittens. Save Our Strays does not maintain a shelter facility and all of its current foster homes are full. Foster applicants must be able to drive, have their own transportation and be available for a home visit from a current volunteer prior to fostering. North county volunteers can call (727) 481-5262; south county, call (727) 871-0888. For information, email [email protected] Save Our Strays is a no-kill, nonprofit organization.

Adult volleyball league forming: Adults will learn and enjoy the fundamentals of volleyball while participating in physical activity in a social environment. This co-ed adult league will have games from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and runs now until June 3. Players must be 18 years or older, two 18-year-old players permitted on each team. Cost for a team of 10 players is either $165 without team shirts provided or $195 with team shirts. For more information call Greg Perkins at (727) 893-7750.

Scouting, venturing: Local Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops and Venture Crews will give information from 6 to 9 p.m. May 8 at Roberts Recreation Center, 1246 50th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Cub Scouts is for boys 7 to 10; Boy Scouts is for boys 11 to 18; and Venturing is for young men and women ages 14 to 21. For information, contact scoutmaster Todd Kennedy at (727) 798-7983 or [email protected]

Family run for fun: The Highland Recreation Complex is hosting its Fun Family 5K and Pool Party on May 17. Take a swim in the Highland Family Aquatic Center's pool after the race. Runners will receive a T-shirt and refreshments. The cost for a family of four is $40 if registered by May 10 and $50 after. The cost per individual is $15 if registered by May 10 and $25 after. Register at Highland Recreation, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. For information, call (727) 518-3016 or visit highlandrecreation.com.

Volunteers needed for flag football tournament: Community activist Lisa Wheeler-Brown and the St. Petersburg Police Department are teaming together for Gridiron Family Fun Day. The flag football tournament will include teams from the Police Department, St. Petersburg Fire Rescue and TASCO, as well as two teams composed of local residents. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26 at the Lakewood Football Complex, 31st Street and 54th Avenue S. Referees, line judges and food servers are still needed. For information, call Wheeler-Brown at (727) 565-7756.

Spring yard sale: A spring community yard sale will benefit TASCO teen programs. This sale has more than 100 vendors. The event is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 10 at Crescent Lake, on the corner of 22nd Avenue N and Fifth Street, St. Petersburg. The cost for vendors to reserve a 10- by 10-foot space is $15. For information, call (727) 893-7813.

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