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The city is offering a new preschool program this fall for children ages 3 and 4 at the Seminole Recreation Center.

The weekday program will include stories, play time, music, art and other learning activities.

It will be offered in half-day and full-day sessions. Registration begins at the end of August.

Info: Call 391-8345 for more information.

Volunteers sought for reading program

The Kiwanis Club of Seminole Breakfast seeks volunteers to be part of its preschool reading program.

This volunteer opportunity is for youth, seniors and couples who enjoy reading to others.

For information, contact Lee Walters at 319-8343 or via e-mail at

Author to speak on parenting teens

The Seminole Community Library will host Lisa Hein, author of I'm Doing the Best I Can: They Won't Always Be Cute and Adorable on Aug. 25. Hein will discuss practical lessons in the art of parenting teens.

When: 10:30 a.m. Aug. 25.

Where: Seminole Community Library at St. Petersburg College, 9200 113th St. N.

Info: Contact Michael Bryan at 394-6923 or e-mail or visit the library's Web site at


Free end-of-summer concert in the park

A free, family-friendly outdoor concert in Largo Central Park is set for the last Saturday of the summer before school starts.

Classic rock cover band Stone Gypsy will perform selections that range from Aerosmith to Alice Cooper to the Rolling Stones.

Free onsite parking will be available. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. No pets, alcohol or personal coolers are permitted in the park. Concessions will be available.

When: 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18.

Where: Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive.

Info: Call 587-6775.

Community garage sale to take place on Aug. 25

Largo's annual communitywide garage sale is at Southwest Recreation Complex later this month.

Sellers can rent a table for $7, but sign up early because tables rent out quickly.

When: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25.

Where: Southwest Recreation Complex, 13120 Vonn Road, Largo.

Info: Call 518-3125.

Family Fun Day offers games, food and more

Bring the kids out to the Highland Recreation Complex for a day of activities.

The annual Family Fun Day will offer crafts, family relays and games, tug of war, face painting, food, giveaways and more.

When: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25.

Where: Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave.

Info: Call 518-3016.

The Neighborhood Notebook is compiled by Times correspondent Lorrie Lykins. E-mail news to SPTimes or snail-mail it to Lorrie Lykins, Seminole 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.