The St. Petersburg Times asked officials at individual schools to tell us what our readers could do to help. Here are two lists of what the schools need. If you have items to donate, or if you want to donate your time, call the schools.
No. 2 pencils
boxes of crayons
inexpensive small items for treasure chest
any art supplies
classroom sets of paperback books (about 25 per set)
maps _ any size
certificates to distribute for good behavior, citizenship, etc.
Nina Harris Exceptional
bean bag chairs
stickers, popcorn, raisins, packaged peanuts
towels _ hand and wash
PVC pipes and joints
washers, bolts and nuts
Science Center to offer
Family Day Saturday
The Science Center of Pinellas County will sponsor Family Day and Science Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. A total of 250 middle and high school County Regional Science and Engineering Fair projects will be exhibited. Family day festivities include rocket launching, SPARKS radio-operated airplanes, Gabbie the Professional Clown, Mr. Sandman sand painting, primal pottery and booths presented by the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, the Greenthumb Festival, Honeywell, Campbell's Soup Co., Heritage Park and Historical Museum and Florida Power Corp. Electricity expert Robert Krampf will present a show at 11 a.m. in the Science Center's auditorium. The Science Center's exhibits will include planetarium shows and the Time Travel Archaeological Dig. There also will be free door prizes, contests and food. General admission into the center is free. Campbell's Labels for Education can be traded for free admission into the planetarium and Time Travel Dig (two labels per exhibit for each person). The Science Center is at 7701 22nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg. For information, call 384-0027.
Canterbury School plans
Mardi Gras Gala
The Canterbury School of Florida is presenting its first Masked Mardi Gras Masquerade Gala beginning at 8 p.m. Friday at the Tierra Verde Yacht and Tennis Resort, 200 Madonna Blvd., Tierra Verde.
The event is a fund-raiser to help provide scholarships for needy students and to enhance the quality of programs, activities and services at the school. At 9 p.m. Lloyd Sowers and Stacy Strazis, both of WTVT-Ch. 13, will attend their coronation as king and queen.
Following the coronation, there will be dancing to New Orleans music provided by the Mambo Brothers, a buffet, a silent auction and entertainment. Black tie or costume are optional. The event is $50 per person and is open to the public.
For information, call Jeannie Domingue at 392-2822.