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ASSOCIATION MEETING AND RUMMAGE SALE PLANNED THIS WEEK

MEADOWLAWN

The Meadowlawn Neighborhood Association will meet Thursday. A speaker representing the Tampa Bay Rays is scheduled to attend and discuss the team's plans for a proposed new waterfront stadium.

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Where: Hope Lutheran Church, 1801 62nd Ave. N.

Also this week, the Meadowlawn Neighborhood Association will hold its annual rummage sale Saturday. Donations of books, toys, clothes, household items and the like will be collected from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hope Lutheran Church. Proceeds from the sale will support Meadowlawn's college scholarship fund.

When: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday

Where: Hope Lutheran Church.

PASADENA BEAR CREEK

Rays rep, City Council member set to speak

The Pasadena Bear Creek Neighborhood Association will meet Monday. Scheduled speakers include Bernie Campbell of the Tampa Bay Rays and City Council member Herb Polson.

When: 7 p.m. Monday.

Where: Grace Bible Church, 555 61st St. S, Room 5 (enter at the back of property through the double doors).

CRESCENT LAKE

Neighbors to hear Rays pitch, local updates

Michael Kalt, senior vice president of development and business affairs for the Tampa Bay Rays, will discuss the team's proposed waterfront ballpark and plans for renovating the Tropicana Field site at Monday's meeting of the Crescent Lake Neighborhood Association.

Also on the agenda: reports on the group's membership drive and finances, and updates from City Council member Leslie Curran and the neighborhood's community police officers.

When: 7:30 p.m. Monday

Where: Huggins-Stengel Clubhouse, 1320 Fifth St. N.

SHORE ACRES

Association membersto get an earful Monday

The Shore Acres Civic Association will meet Monday to discuss the proposed new ballpark for the Tampa Bay Rays, elect the new board of directors, get a general update from City Council member Bill Dudley and hear information on dredging in the Shore Acres canals.

When: 6:30 p.m. social, 7 p.m. meeting Monday.

Where: Shore Acres Recreation Center, 4230 Shore Acres Blvd. NE.

PINELLAS POINT

History of Pinellas Point is a modern wonder

An exhibit of memorabilia and other presentations on the history of the Pinellas Point neighborhood will be the centerpiece of Tuesday's Greater Pinellas Point Civic Association meeting.

Newcomers, former and longtime residents are invited to enjoy a trip down memory lane. Please bring your memorabilia to share. Also on the agenda: presentation of neighborhood awards, police and code reports, and updates on the Indian Temple Mound Project and Valentines for Troops.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Where: Blessed Trinity Church social hall, 1600 54th Ave. S.

Info: www.greaterpinellaspoint.com

Collectible art pieces to be shown, auctioned

The Myers Auction Gallery will present a show and auction of European and 20th century decorative art on Feb. 24.

The auction will feature a collection of fine decorative arts items and antiques from early 18th century European antiques to Art Deco, Arts and Crafts and midcentury periods acquired from private collections and estates in the Northeast and Florida. Admission is free.

When: Preview, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 23. Show and sale, 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 24.

Where: Myers Auction Gallery, 1600 Fourth St. N.

Info: www.myersfineart.com

COUNTYWIDE

Homeowners can hear about mortgages, credit

U.S. Rep. Gus M. Bilirakis will host a Homeowners Education Seminar on Saturday. Bilirakis, representatives of the Federal Housing Administration, and officials from state, county and nonprofit agencies will give information about home ownership.

Topics will include adjustable-rate mortgages, obtaining or improving credit, mortgage refinancing and late mortgage payments.

The event is free.

When: 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday

Where: Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey

Info: Call 773-2871 or e-mail FL09RSVP@mail.house.gov to RSVP.

The St. Petersburg Neighborhood Notebook is compiled by Times correspondent Lorrie Lykins. E-mail news to sptimeslistings@yahoo.com or mail it to Lorrie Lykins, Neighborhood Notebook, P.O. Box 4954, Seminole, FL 33775. Deadline for inclusion in the Wednesday Neighborhood Times is 5 p.m. the previous Friday.

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