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By Times staff writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published March 20, 2002

Treasure Island

The city's annual Easter Eggstravaganza is scheduled for 1 p.m. March 30 at the Community Center and park, Gulf Boulevard and 106th Avenue. Activities will include an egg hunt, carnival games, Easter bonnet and hat contests, refreshments and a visit from the Easter Bunny. The egg hunt will begin at 1:05 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the recreation department at 547-4575.

Madeira Beach

The Madeira Beach Seniors will meet at 1 p.m. April 1 in the City Hall Auditorium. Meetings are free and open to the public, age 50 and over. For information, call Dorothy Shepherd, the president, at 397-4081.

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The Pinellas Parliamentarian Unit will meet from 9:30 a.m. to noon April 6 in the City Hall Auditorium. Coffee and social hour starts at 9 a.m.

Programs are devoted almost entirely to education. Meetings are free and open to the public. The group tries to help associations having difficulty at meetings. For information, call 866-3899 or 392-3263.

Indian Rocks Beach

Applications for educational scholarships from the Indian Rocks Beach Civic Association are available at City Hall, 1507 Bay Palm Blvd.

The civic association has awarded $101,300 in scholarships since 1984.

Any resident or dependent of a resident of Indian Rocks Beach is eligible for up to four $1,000 annual awards paid directly to the accredited school of his or her choice.

Students attending an accredited undergraduate program, graduate school or trade school are eligible.

Call 595-0344 for information. Deadline for returning completed applications is April 8. Incomplete or late entries will not be reviewed.

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Several community groups are joining together to make April 6 a big weekend in Indian Rocks Beach.

The Beach Art Center will sponsor the 24th annual Spring Fling from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 6 in Kolb Park, located between 15th and 16th avenues in St. Pete Beach.

The arts and crafts festival is held in conjunction with the city's Beauty and the Beach festival, the Friends of the Library Book Sale and the Indian Rocks Beach Civic Association's fourth annual Gulfside Gallop.

Greyhound Pets of America will be on hand with their retired racers, all eligible for adoption.

The Indian Rocks Beach Rotary Club will serve an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast in the Gray Gallery from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. The tickets are $3.50.

The current show at the art center is the Spring Fling Open show featuring paintings from artists throughout Pinellas County. The judge will be watercolorist Toni Young.

Also in the King Gallery will be the Cafe des Artists bake sale, where customers can purchase a piece of cake or pie and have a glass of tea at decorated card tables.

A few blocks away, on the beach, will be the city's food and music festival, Beauty and the Beach. Everyone is welcome to bring a beach chair.

-- Compiled by Times staff writer Amy Wimmer

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