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The Maximo Park boat ramps at 34th Street and Pinellas Point Drive S will be closed for parking lot improvements Thursday and Friday and are expected to reopen Saturday. For a list of other available sites call (727) 893-7441 or visit

Rock 'n' Roll on the Pier: The St. Petersburg Museum of History and Hops and Props will host a dinner, cash bar and the band Coo Coo Ca Choo, whose music includes songs from the Beatles, the Animals and the Beach Boys. Cost is $30. The party gets started at 7 p.m. Friday at 800 Second Ave. NE. For info, call (727) 894-1052 or visit

Art walk: Visit Carol Dameron, Mary Grieco, Frank Lewis, Herb Snitzer, Zala Taylor and new art studios along Central Avenue in downtown St. Petersburg from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Near 2109 Central Ave.

Pool day: The city of St. Petersburg will host Summer Fun and Water Safety Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 18 at Fossil Park Pool, 6739 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N. The free event includes swim lesson evaluations for children 2 and up, healthy cooking demos and diving demos. For information, call (727) 893-7918 or visit

Island Nights: Friends of the Sunshine Center host a party with island music, food and drink, and activities from 6 to 9 p.m. May 18. Silent auction items include stays at beach resorts, golf, Mahaffey Theater events and Tampa Bay Rays tickets. Tickets are $10, or $15 day of. The Sunshine Center is at 330 Fifth St. N, St. Petersburg. For information call (727) 821-2323.

Aquatic Summer Camp: In two sessions at North Shore Aquatic Complex, 901 North Shore Drive NE, campers ages 8 to 12 can explore our waterways and learn how to be safe in, on and around the water. Includes kayaking, sailing, paddleboarding and trips to Adventure Island and Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Swim test is required before registration. Session 1 is June 17-21, and Session 2 is July 15-19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4 Friday. Cost is $200 per session, plus park and rec membership of $12.50 to $15. For information, call (727) 893-7918 or visit

Senior excursions: The St. Pete Beach Community Center offers these trips: Friday, International Plaza; June 7, the SS American Victory and lunch at Channelside; July 19, Tampa Bay Downs; and Aug. 16, the Hard Rock Casino. Excursions depart at 9 a.m. from the center at 7701 Boca Ciega Drive and return by 4 p.m. Register by the Wednesday before each trip. $12 for residents, $15 for nonresidents. Information: (727) 363-9245 or

Aquatic membership special: When you buy a six-month membership at the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center you'll get six months free. The offer runs through July 31. Enjoy a heated pool with lap swimming, sunbathing, picnic areas, water slides and a children's splash zone at 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Information: (727) 363-9264 or

Stretch and Release Fitness Class: The St. Pete Beach Community Center offers this class from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays for $6 at 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Call (727) 363-9245 or visit

Clothes to Kids needs shorts for boys and girls and boys short-sleeve tops in all sizes. Tennis shoes for children K-12 are also needed. Clothes to Kids provides clothing to low-income children in Pinellas. Call (727) 441-5050 or visit

Reclaimed-water restrictions: Through June 30, irrigation with Pinellas reclaimed water will be limited to three days per week, based on the resident's home address. House numbers that end in even numbers (0, 2, 4, 6, 8) water on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. House numbers that end in odd numbers (1, 3, 5, 7, 9) water on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. A property that contains a mix of addresses or if an address cannot be determined should water on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. No watering between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. or on Mondays. For information, visit or call (727) 464-4000.

Things to do and things to know 05/07/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 2:44pm]
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