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Northeast Presbyterian Church will present an Easter musical at 9 and 11 a.m. on Palm Sunday, March 24. Come Touch the Robe, composed by Pepper Choplin, will be presented by the Chancel Choir. Afterward, children will receive Easter baskets for an egg hunt. 4400 Shore Acres Blvd. NE, St. Petersburg. For information, call (727) 526-6083 or visit nepres.org.

Third annual Treasure Island Spring Carnival: Ride-all-day armbands are $20 or $17 if purchased in advance. 3 to 11 p.m. Thursday; noon to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. Treasure Island Beach, 10400 Gulf Blvd. $10 all-day beach parking at 112th Avenue and Gulf Boulevard. Volunteers are needed; contact Dennis Fagan at (727) 643-7111 or dfagan100@msn.com. For event information, call (727) 547-4575, ext. 237

The St. Petersburg-Pinellas chapter of Business and Professional Women is seeking young professionals for its 2013 Young Careerist Speak Off. Participants will be recognized for their accomplishments and service and have the opportunity to improve leadership skills and network. Candidates should express interest by Tuesday. The competition is March 21 at 400 Beach Seafood & Tap House, 400 Beach Drive NE, St Petersburg. To submit the names of candidates, call (727) 742-6840 or email cmjenkins911@yahoo.com.

Art scholarship: Applications are being accepted for the Pinellas Park Art Society Scholarship, valued at $1,500, for the fall. Open to all Pinellas high school seniors or college students enrolled in a visual arts program. Find the application at pinellasart.com. The deadline is Friday.

Registration under way for Future Rescuers: The Largo Aquatics Division will offer training to young people ages 11 to 15 in American Red Cross CPR and basic water rescue. Afterward, they can interview for a volunteer position at the Highland Family Aquatics Center or Southwest Pool. The classes will be held April 13, 20 and 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Southwest Pool, 13120 Vonn Road. Participants must have a Largo recreation card. Students must attend all sessions to receive certification. Cost is $75 for residents and $93.75 for nonresidents. For information, call (727) 518-3126.

City Charter Committee members sought: Largo is seeking applicants for a seven-member committee to review the City Charter and make recommendations for amendments to the City Commission. The committee will be appointed in early April and will meet at least once a month for 10 months. Applications are available at largo.com. Applicants must be city residents and registered to vote. Submit an application by 5 p.m. March 28. For information call the City Clerk's Office at (727) 587-6710 or email dbruner@largo.com.

Spring break camps: The St. Pete Beach Community Center is offering two camps. "Pint Size Picasso Week" runs 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 25-29 for children K-5. Cost is $100 for residents, $150 for nonresidents. A half-day fishing camp, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. the same days, is for children 8 and older. It's $80. The center is at 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach. Call (727) 363-9245 or visit spbrec.com.

Book drive: Goodwill's BookWorks preschool literacy drive runs through Friday. To donate new or like-new books for children ages 2 to 5, attach a note indicating they are "for BookWorks" and take them to any Goodwill-Suncoast store or donation site. For information, call toll-free 1-888-279-1988 or visit goodwill-suncoast.org.

Teens Behind the Scenes: March's session is "911 101," where students get a close-up look at the Pinellas County EMS system and participate in a first-responders exercise from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. March 20. Register at 2013teensbehindthescenes.eventbrite.com. For information on Teens Behind the Scenes or the Pinellas County Youth Advisory Committee call (727) 582-2656 or go to pinellascounty.org/yac.

Gulf Beaches Historical Museum seeks volunteers: Volunteers receive benefits, invitations and rewards for committing six hours a month. Training is provided. Gulf Beaches Historical Museum is at 115 10th Ave., St. Pete Beach. For information, call (727) 458-4058.

Help the St. Petersburg Free Clinic: Learn more about volunteering at the Free Clinic, 863 Third Ave. N, at orientation every second Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. and on the third Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. The clinic needs intake and medical records volunteers in the health center. Free Clinic We Help Services also needs volunteers — client interviewers, food packers and food stockers. The food bank needs USDA interviewers. The Free Clinic's Community Kitchen needs cooks and servers. Volunteer assignments can be short or long term. For information, call (727) 821-1200, ext. 114, or visitstpetersburgfreeclinic.org.

The Gulfport Merchants Association is collecting donations of nonperishable food, toiletries and personal needs to be distributed to the Gulfport Senior Center Pantry. Bring donations to the Gulfport Merchants Association tent each Tuesday during the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Beach Boulevard, below 29th Avenue S. For information, call (727) 322-5217.

Things to do in south Pinellas County 03/09/13 [Last modified: Friday, March 8, 2013 3:11pm]
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