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Seminole notebook

Library offers more than books

By SHEILA MULLANE ESTRADA
Published May 11, 2005


SEMINOLE - Head to the library for business help, free movies and support groups this month. Seminole Community Library at St. Petersburg College, 9200 113th St. N, will offer:

Market Your Business: 6 tonight.

The Thin Man at 2 p.m. Thursday. Classic Movie Matinees include free popcorn and sodas. On May 12, it's Big Business; May 19, Cocoon; May 26, Bell, Book & Candle.

Family Movies at 2 p.m. Saturdays with free popcorn and sodas.

Parkinson's Support Group: 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Teen Volunteer Program: 11 a.m. Saturday.

Time To Sign Program, 10:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays. Sign language classes will teach how to sign with your child through daily routines, playtime, story time and music. Registration is required.

Library Youth Advisory Board: 7 p.m. May 19.

AARP Safe Driving: 9 a.m. May 18 and 20.

Fibromyalgia Support: 11 a.m. May 21.

Richard Wagner Society: 1 p.m. May 28.

The library will be closed on Memorial Day. For more information, call 394-6905.

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The Annual Kids Appreciation Day, co-sponsored by the Seminole Chamber of Commerce and the city, will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Seminole City Park, 7464 Ridge Road.

The event will feature games, refreshments, watermelon eating and other contests, entertainment, door prizes and more.

Kids Appreciation Day celebrates the end of the school year for Seminole area elementary school children. The event is open to the public, and about 600 children are expected to attend.

The chamber is seeking monetary donations to buy prizes for the children. For more information, call the chamber at 392-3245.

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Pinellas Trails Inc. will hold a work meeting at 6 tonight at Seminole City Park, 7464 Ridge Road. The meeting is open to Pinellas County residents who'd like to serve on the Pinellas Trail Board or on one of its committees or help at events. Some of the committees are events, amenities, fundraising, communications/marketing/public relations, and neighborhood pride. For further information, call Bert Valery at 517-8888.

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Seminole Chamber of Commerce events in May include:

Thursday, 5:30 to 7 p.m - Dedication of H.G. Mangum playground at the Seminole Recreation Complex.

Tuesday, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. - Kids Appreciation Day, Seminole City Park.

May 18, 7:30 a.m. - Chamber board meeting, chamber office.

May 19, 11:30 a.m. - Chamber Luncheon, Banquet Masters. Speaker: City Manager Frank Edmunds.

May 25, 7:30 a.m. - Chamber Leads Group, St. Petersburg College, Room 108, TLC Building.

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The 2005 Kotchman Baseball and Softball School will host summer camp sessions from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 23 to July 29 at Seminole Little League, 90th Avenue N and 125th Street. Aftercare and transportation will be available. Prizes and awards will be presented. For information, call Randy at 432-0348 or visit www.kotchmanbaseballschool.com

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Membership applications are being accepted for new Seminole Historical Society, which provides historical programs and services, and information about museum exhibits, historical sites to visit, library resources and preservation efforts.

Membership applications and dues ($10 for a family and $25 for a civic club or business, $100 for a life membership) should be sent to the Seminole Historical Society, Membership Chairman, 8950 Park Blvd., No. 401, Seminole, FL 33777. Those signing up before May 13 will be charter members.

Future meetings include a session at the old log cabin and tour of the 115-year-old Seminole United Methodist Church. For more information, call Dorothy Phillips, president, at 392-1566 or Kristen Oliphant, vice president, at 596-9601.

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Heritage Village will offer a tour at 1 p.m. May 18. Stroll through the pine and palmetto landscape, learn about the county's history, and see historical architectural styles. Cost is $3. Heritage Village is at 11909 125th St. N. For information, call 582-2123.

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St. Anne of Grace Episcopal Church will host a Concert on the Lawn from 6 to 8 p.m. May 28. The free concert will feature His Word, a Christian rock band. Food and drinks will be available. The church is at 6650 113th St. N. For information, call 392-4483.

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Pinellas County Extension needs volunteers, ages 13 to 18, to help with the county's summer 4-H Youth As Resources program. YAR is a youth leadership and workforce development initiative that encourages young people to become more involved in their community. The program specializes in connecting youth to the resources available to them.

This summer, YAR volunteers will help with planning and implementing a youth leadership conference, a Web page, nutrition team, youth and adult partnership training, a community grants board and other projects.

Volunteers will be required to attend training from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 23 and 24 at the County Extension Building, 12175 125th St. Typical summer volunteer hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. To reserve a spot, call 582-2513.

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The Panama Canal Museum exhibit, "Molas! The American Influence," will continue through June 16.

Traditional molas appliqued on Cuna Indian women's blouses depict a "cosmos" of colorful birds, monkeys, flowers and mythical beings. With the opening of the Panama Canal, employees commissioned the Cuna women to create molas depicting boats passing through the canal, golf, airplanes and other designs that reflect an American theme.

The Panama Canal Museum is at 7985 113th St., Suite 100. It is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for seniors, $1 for children, free for those 6 and younger. Call 394-9338.

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Seminole High School Class of 1985 will hold its 20th reunion June 24 and 25 at the TradeWinds Island Grand on St. Pete Beach. For more information, call Maria Christiano Walkiewicz at 399-2005.

News for Neighborhood Notebook may be e-mailed to SeminoleNotebook@knology.net faxed to 398-6054, mailed to Seminole 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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