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Beaches notebook

Friday night, it's films alfresco

Published May 11, 2005

TREASURE ISLAND - Bring a lawn chair or blanket and watch classic movies under the stars on a giant outdoor screen Friday. "Movies in the Park," at the Treasure Island Community Center, Gulf Boulevard at 106th Avenue, is part of the city's 50th Anniversary Celebration.

First up is Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein, at 8:30 p.m., followed by Grease at about 9:30. Popcorn, hot dogs, cold drinks, candy and other goodies will be provided by the Treasure Islettes and the Action Club.

Beforehand, at 7:15 p.m., Tanya Beardsley from Zumba Fitness will present a one-hour demonstration on "Zumba," an exotic exercise class with drummers playing Latin and reggae music.

The event is free to the public. For additional information, call the Treasure Island Recreation Department at 547-4575, ext. 237, or visit On Saturday, the Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis Tournament will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. at Treasure Bay, 10315 Paradise Blvd. The fee is $30 per team of four.

It will include door prizes provided by Treasure Island businesses, food and beverage sales by the Isle of Palms Civic Association, and music by Rick Samples, the Golfin' Guitarist. For information or to register, call Treasure Bay at 360-6062 or visit or

Fiftieth Anniversary Commemorative Posters are for sale for $40 at the Recreation Department, 120 108th Ave., and at all TI Five-O events through May. The colorful poster, designed by Treasure Island artist Ruth Philipon, shows four Treasure Island lifestyle scenes. For more information, call 547-4575 or go to


The Gulfport Senior Center will host a walk-a-thon for seniors Thursday as part of the Older American Month Celebration. This year's theme is "Senior Centers on the Move." Everyone is encouraged to participate. For more information, call Sue Frank at 893-2237.

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The Gulfport Community Players will present Grotesque Lovesongs Thursday through May 22 at the Catherine A. Hickman Theater.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are available for $10 at Eileen's Resale Boutique, the Gulfport Casino, the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce and the Beach Bazaar and by calling Gulfport Players at 322-0316. Group rates ($8) are available for Thursday performances. For more information, call Carolyn Brock at 323-8739.

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The Gulfport Recreation Center is registering children for summer camp, May 31 through July 29. Camp is available for children who have completed kindergarten through age 14.

Register from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Packets are available at the center or at Follow links to City Departments, Leisure Services, Recreation Center. For information, call 893-1068.

Indian Rocks Beach

In remembrance of Memorial Day, Flag Day and Independence Day, the Public Services Department will begin installing the Gulf Boulevard American Flag Display on Monday. The display will remain along Gulf Boulevard through July 18. For information, contact Public Services Director Dean Scharmen at 595-6889.

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The city is looking for two teenagers to assist the Public Services Department from May 31 through July 29 as part of the Indian Rocks Beach Summer Youth Work Program.

The grounds maintenance and general support position pays $8 an hour for 40 hours a week, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Candidates must be at least 16, have a valid Florida driver's license and undergo a physical exam and drug screening.

Applications are available at City Hall, 1507 Bay Palm Blvd. Preference will be given to Indian Rocks and gulf beach residents. For more information, call Dean Scharmen at 595-6889 or e-mail

Madeira Beach

The second annual Madeira Beach Old Fashioned Picnic and Community Day will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the recreation field. Rain date is Sunday.

Residents are asked to bring a covered dish. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be provided. Activities include hay rides, a moon walk, dunk tank and clowns for children, and music and volleyball for adults. Prizes will be awarded. A dessert contest (entries must be received by 4:30 p.m.) also is planned.

The event is co-sponsored by the city and Publix. For more information, contact the city at 391-9951.

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Registration for the Madeira Beach summer camp program is open through Monday at the Recreation Center.

The nine-week program will begin May 24 and is open to children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. The cost is $55 a week for city residents and $65 a week for nonresidents. Program hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Activities include game, crafts, field trips, swimming, hockey, basketball, football and baseball. For information, call Judy Butler at 392-0665.

South Pasadena

The city is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students who have lived in the city for at least two years and have been accepted at an accredited college, university or trade or technical school.

The application deadline is May 31. Required are proof of residency, a copy of the prior year's federal income tax return for the applicant and his parents or guardians, an official letter of acceptance or other proof of enrollment in an eligible school for a term starting between July 1 and Dec. 31 of the current year, an official transcript from the last school the applicant attended, a statement from the school indicating yearly tuition, and a statement of career goals and potential future benefit to the community. The applicant cannot have been convicted of a crime or suspended or expelled from school within the past five years.

Applicants who did not receive a past scholarship may reapply, but no applicant can receive the scholarship more than once. For more information, call 347-4171.

Treasure Island

The Treasure Island Open Air Market is held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday on 107th Avenue N, just east of Gulf Boulevard at Pirates Square.

The market is sponsored by the Treasure Island Business Association and features live entertainment, fresh produce, baked goods, prepared foods, collectibles, and arts and crafts.

Since opening in December, the market has grown from nine to more than 30 vendors and live entertainment groups. For more information or to learn about vending opportunities, call 345-9084.

News for Neighborhood Notebook may be e-mailed to faxed to 398-6054, mailed to Beaches Notebook, 13472 Bellewood Ave. N, Seminole, FL 33776, or called in to Sheila Estrada at 399-9197.

[Last modified May 11, 2005, 00:46:18]

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