Schools host meetings with legislators
The Pinellas County Council of PTAs has scheduled a series of events where parents, school personnel and other members of the public can meet their elected representatives and exchange ideas about public education. State Rep. Ed Hooper will visit McMullen-Booth Elementary School, 3025 Union St. in Clearwater, at 7 p.m. Wednesday. State Rep. Dwight Dudley appears at Sexton Elementary School, 1997 54th Ave. N in St. Petersburg, at 7 p.m. Tuesday. State Rep. Carl Zimmermann will visit East Lake High School, 1300 Silver Eagle Drive in East Lake, at 7 p.m. Monday.. For more information, contact PCCPTA legislative chair Lisa Russell at [email protected]
Referrals are focus of business social
Network with the Bay Area Young Professionals during a social set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Living Room, 487 Main St. in Dunedin. The free event, geared toward professionals ages 21 to 40, will focus on referrals to help grow your business. The first drink is free and appetizers are provided. RSVP online at bayareayps.com or Facebook.com/bayareayoungprofessionals.
Domestic violence vigil is Sunday
Join the Pinellas County Domestic Violence Task Force at 7 p.m. Sunday for a candlelight vigil to remember the victims and others whose lives have been impacted by domestic violence. According to the task force, abusers last year killed 12 people in Pinellas and five cases were classified as murder-suicides — both unusually high numbers. The vigil will be held at Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, at the corner of East Bay and Seminole. Observers will meet at the reflecting pond near the flags. Free parking. Candles will be provided. For more information, call Frieda Widera at (727) 586-7481.
Fundraiser's goal: kidney transplant
Elks Lodge 1525, 1240 San Christopher Drive, will host a buffet lunch from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday to help raise money for a Holiday woman's kidney transplant. Christine Curti, 50, was born with one kidney, which is now failing, resulting in end-stage renal disease. The National Foundation for Transplants says the dialysis patient needs a $250,000 transplant plus lifelong care. Lunch tickets cost $8. The event will feature an auction, raffle, multiple drawings and entertainment by KC & the Vocal Chords. For more information, call Joyce Van Eck at (727) 733-3318. Tax-deductible donations can be made online at transplants.org or by sending a payment with "in honor of Christine Curti" on the memo line to the NFT Florida Transplant Fund, 5350 Poplar Ave., Suite 430, Memphis, TN 38119.