Philip Mangano, executive director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, the point person for the Bush administration on homelessness, will visit the tent city of Pinellas Hope at 10:30 a.m. today. Mangano will recognize Pinellas County, St. Petersburg and Catholic Charities for developing an affordable strategy to help the homeless and for adding permanent structures at Pinellas Hope, at 5726 126th Ave. N.
Art Arbor Festival is this weekend
The Art Arbor Festival, set among the oaks at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Sponsored by the Friends of Boyd Hill Nature Park, the festival offers the opportunity to buy gifts and will include children's crafts, music and wildlife shows. The park is at 1101 Country Club Way S. The cost is $2 for adults and $1 for children. Call (727) 893-7326 or visit www.stpete.org/boyd.
YWCA events let women network
The YWCA, at 655 Second Ave. S, will hold an event Wednesday and on Nov. 19, Dec. 3 and Dec. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to allow women to connect and network. A voluntary Nia class will be offered at each session. Nia is a transformational movement practice that teaches people to be more joyful, expressive and alive in their bodies. A $5 donation to the YWCA Family Village is requested. Participants are encouraged to bring lunch. Child care is available with prior notification. Call (727) 565-4492.