Harvest Celebration: This event includes trunk-or-treating, pony rides, petting zoo, bouncers, face painting, crafts, games and food. Costumes encouraged. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Faith Presbyterian Church, 11501 Walker Ave., Seminole. For information, call (727) 391-0596.
Showcase of Services: The Pinellas Ex-Offender Re-Entry Coalition is presenting its 17th annual Showcase of Services from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Pinellas Technical Education Center, St. Petersburg. More than 40 social services agencies will be present. Some of the resources that will be available are educational assistance, mobile medical unit, information and referral, resume help, Department of Motor Vehicles, voter registration, clothing referrals and employment assistance. Free. 901 34th St. S. For information, call (727) 341-3736, (727) 344-1611, ext. 414 or (813) 233-2530.
Walk for Hope in Haiti: Partners With Haiti of St. Paul's Catholic Church will hold its eighth annual walk to benefit the work in La Gonave, Haiti, including education, pure water and the Good Samaritan clinic. Register at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 9 at the church, 1350 20th Ave. N. The walk begins at 9 a.m., to Crescent Lake and back. Cost is $25 and includes a T-shirt and refreshments. For information, contact Jim Stitt at (727) 452-1239 or Bob Rehl, (727) 525-2364, or partnerswithhaiti.com.
Homecoming dresses: Saturday will be the last opportunity to take advantage of the Belle of the Ball Project offering prom dresses, shoes and purses to low-income high school girls. No appointment is needed. A donation is requested but not required. Shop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Seminole Mall, 11201 Park Blvd. N. For other sites and information, call (727) 386-4502 or visit belleoftheballproject.com
Circus McGurkis is looking for vendors and participants for the 42nd annual peace education celebration on Saturday. This year's theme is "Give Peace a Turn." Call Gary Crosby at (727) 481-6561 or email [email protected]
Enjoy a fall festival: Kids and grown-ups can enjoy fun, food and entertainment at Seminole United Methodist Church's fall festival. Located at 5400 Seminole Blvd., this year's event will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. For information, call (727) 391-9781 or visit sumconline.com.
Volunteers needed: Neighborly Care Network, which oversees the Meals on Wheels program in Pinellas County, needs volunteers to deliver meals to home bound seniors in Pinellas Park and St. Petersburg. Volunteers deliver meals from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Schedules are flexible. For information, call (727) 573-9444, ext. 3221.
Urgent need for children's pants: Clothes to Kids has a critical need for boys and girls pants sizes 7 to 16. The group is asking for donations of gently used shorts and long pants, new pants or pants from thrift stores. Clothes to Kids is a not-for-profit organization that provides free clothing to low-income, school-age children in Pinellas County, free of charge. For information, please call (727) 441-5050.
Community Poetry Reading: Take this opportunity to meet people who celebrate poetry and share favorite poems. Choose a poem from an established and published poet (poem must not be your own, a family member's or unpublished); get an application at friendsofboydhill.org or at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S., St. Petersburg, FL 33705; submit application either by email to [email protected] with Poetry Event in the subject line or to address above. Readings are from 1 to 2 p.m. Nov. 9 at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve. For information, call (727) 893-7326.
St. Petersburg Free Clinic call for volunteers: An orientation session will be held at 10 a.m. on Nov. 12 and again at 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 19 at 863 Third Ave N. Needed are health center intake and medical records volunteers, client interviewers, and food-related helpers. Assignments can be short or long term. Contact Angel Schumaker at [email protected] or call (727) 821-1200, ext. 114.
Exercise program for arthritis sufferers: Learn to improve your overall wellness with a six-week, low-impact exercise program that begins in November. Register at one of these participating locations in St. Petersburg: Sunshine Senior Center, 330 Fifth St. N; Enoch Davis Center, 1111 18th Ave. S; Roberts Center, 1246 50th Ave. N; or Azalea Center, 1600 72nd St. N. For more information, call (727) 893-7102 or visit stpeteparksrec.org.