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Oktoberfest is Saturday in park

By SHEILA MULLANE ESTRADA
Published October 12, 2005


INDIAN ROCKS BEACH - The annual Oktoberfest on the Beach will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m Saturday in Kolb Park. The event is presented by Indian Rocks Beach Action 2000 and the Rotary Club of Indian Rocks Beach. The event will include music, food, polka dancing, a silent auction and a keg-throwing contest. Also included is a grand prize drawing for two tickets to the Super Bowl, Feb. 5, in Detroit, plus four nights accommodations and $1,000 spending money. Tickets can be purchased from A2K and IRB Rotary Club members or at Cuso's Club & Cantina. For ticket information, call 593-2605. Proceeds from Oktoberfest support A2K streetscaping beautification projects and IRB Rotary Club charities. A children's event, Kinderfest, will be held at Campalong Baseball Field from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kinderfest, sponsored by the North Beaches Branch of the YMCA, includes inflatables, games and a Children's Art Tent. The event is open to children of all ages. For more information, call 595-5610.

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A new program, Movies in the Park, will premiere at 6 p.m. Oct. 22 at Campalong Field and feature E.T. on a a 22- by 36-foot digital projection screen. The price of admission is a canned food item that will be donated to the Calvary Episcopal Church Food Pantry. Hot dogs, soda and water will be for sale. Residents are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Entrance to the field is on First Street at 15th Avenue. Call the YMCA at 595-5610.

Gulfport

Florida Art Village Courtyard Fresh Market is held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Market items include fresh produce, natural products, flowers, plants, baked goods and seafood. Entertainment is featured each week. Vendors and entertainers are needed. Call Annie at 528-2575 or e-mail mshaw9@tampabay.rr.com

Madeira Beach

Fun Fest at Madeira Beach Elementary School will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds from the event will be used to buy supplies for students and teachers and will support special programs throughout the year. The students are collecting donations for the Kids Helping Kids program to learn the benefit of helping others. Last year, the students raised $1,005 for patients of All Children's Hospital. The school is at 749 Madeira Beach Causeway. Call Loraina Grace at 547-7838.

Redington Beach

The Fall 2005 Town Wide Garage Sale will begin at 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Call Redington Beach Town Hall at 391-3875.

St. Pete Beach

A city-sponsored community event, Coast to Coast Relief Effort, will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the St. Pete Beach Recreation Center. The event is part of the city's effort to join other communities in helping victims of Hurricane Katrina. Donations of gift cards, money, nonperishable foods and personal care items will be accepted. Event activities will include special yoga and personal wellness instruction, a silent auction, clowns, face painting, refreshments and more. Call the city manager's office at 363-9232.

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The city library is seeking artifacts relating to establishments on Corey, 73rd and 75th avenues. The library plans to assemble an illustrated history of the area, which will be reproduced as a display, Web site and/or small book. The joint effort with the Corey Merchants Association is seeking items relating to early businesses and those with a history of 30 years or more in the area, such as Gulf Beach Bank, Out-of-Sight Shop, Criswell's Money Museum and Egan's Nautical Bar. Mementos, including photos, postcards, newspaper articles, personal stories, fliers and brochures, and promotional items will be copied, noted and quickly returned to the owner. The library is at 365 73rd Ave. Call 363-9238.

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The annual Family Fall Festival, sponsored by the city recreation department, will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 22 at Upham Beach (6850 Beach Plaza). Radio Disney will entertain until 6 p.m. followed by light music. Kids activities will include Radio Disney Games and face painting. Call 363-9245.

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St. Albans Episcopal Church will host a free program to increase awareness and prevention of child sexual abuse at 1 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Parish Hall. The free seminar, Safeguarding God's Children, was developed by the national Episcopal Church. Family members and friends of children are urged to attend. Child care is available. The church is at 330 85th Ave. Call 360-8406.

Treasure Island

The Treasure Island Chamber of Commerce will host the Fifth Annual 2005 Treasure Fest on Saturday and Sunday. The two-day event will feature restaurants, bands, dancing, arts and crafts, and circus rides for the kids. Interested restaurateurs and arts and crafts vendors should contact the chamber at 360-4121.

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Abstracts, landscapes, portraits, photography and much more are featured in the Treasure Island Art Guild exhibit, "Through My Eyes," open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Oct. 26 at City Hall, 120 108th Ave.

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Barbara Harrington, an author, screenwriter and assistant director, will speak at 1:30 p.m. today at the Treasure Island Action Club at the city Community Center. The club is open to anyone 55 and older who lives in Treasure Island for at least three months out of the year.

News for Neighborhood Notebook may be e-mailed to sheila.estrada@knology.net faxed to 398-6054, mailed to Beaches Notebook, 13472 Bellewood Ave. N, Seminole, FL 33776, or by calling Sheila Estrada at 399-9197.