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The Pinellas Park Public Library will host a presentation of a slide show featured in the documentary film An Inconvenient Truth this month. Jane Maxwell, a volunteer with the Nashville-based Climate Project, will review the basic concepts of the film and answer questions on global warming. In addition, attendees will receive a list of easy, money-saving steps for improving the environment. Call 541-0719 to make a reservation or sign up at the reference desk.

When: 11 a.m. Aug. 25.

Where: Pinellas Park Public Library, 7770 52nd St. N.

Info: E-mail for more information.

Free pipe organ concert is 3rd Tuesday of month

The community is welcome to attend the free monthly theater pipe organ performance at the city's auditorium. Relive the golden years of theater as melodies are played on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ. The organ, restored by the Central Florida Theatre Organ Society, creates the sound of a full orchestra, including percussion instruments and sound effects. Bring your lunch and enjoy the show.

When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month.

Where: City Auditorium, 7690 59th St. N.

Info: Call 541-0770.


Residents are eligible for free smoke detectors

Lealman residents are eligible to receive free smoke detectors for their homes courtesy of Lealman Fire and Rescue. Lealman is an 11-square-mile unincorporated community surrounded by St. Petersburg, Pinellas Park and Seminole. About 50,000 residents receive service from Lealman Fire and Rescue.

For information on the year-round smoke director program, contact Lealman Fire and Rescue at 526-5650.

Center offers parenting, after-school classes

The Lealman Family Center offers residents a variety of community-based services, including after-school programs and parenting classes. Contact the center at 528-7891 for information. The center is at 4255 56th Ave. N or visit online at

Groups are needed for Adopt-a-Block program

Lealman seeks volunteer groups to help improve the community by reducing litter one block at a time.

Keep Pinellas Beautiful Inc. manages the Adopt-a-Block program for Lealman and supplies trash bags, gloves and general liability insurance coverage to volunteer crews. So far, volunteer groups have adopted three blocks in Lealman.

Volunteer groups from businesses, public or private schools, and civic, social, fraternal, community and religious organizations are welcome to adopt a block. For information on the Adopt-a-Block program, contact Keep Pinellas Beautiful at 533-0402 or visit the group's Web site at

Hotline helps residents keep litter in its place

Keep Pinellas Beautiful has a new 24-hour litter reporting hotline residents can use to report litter problems. To report litter or request litter removal, phone 210-4663. Callers will need to provide a street address or crossroads, a description of the litter problem and a contact phone number. Keep Pinellas Beautiful will coordinate with the appropriate city or county departments to address litter reports.

For more information, call 210-4663 during business hours to speak with a staff member or visit the Web site at

The Neighborhood Notebook is compiled by Times correspondent Lorrie Lykins. E-mail news for Pinellas Park, Seminole, Lealman and Kenneth City to or mail it to Lorrie Lykins, Neighborhood Notebook, P.O. Box 4954, Seminole, FL 33775. The deadline for inclusion in the Wednesday Neighborhood Times is 5 p.m. the previous Friday.