Circus to visit Seminole High
By SHEILA MULLANE ESTRADA
Published February 22, 2006
SEMINOLE - The circus is coming to Seminole High School's football field on Saturday. Bauder Elementary School will host the event.
The Flying High Circus, founded in 1947, features students from Florida State University who will walk the high wire, fly on the trapeze, and perform acrobatics, juggling, stunts and bike tricks.
The FSU students act as their own riggers, make their own costumes and, in the process, earn college physical education credits.
There will be two performances under the big top, one at 11 a.m., the second at 4 p.m. Each performance will last about two hours.
And, as at any circus, attendees can eat their fill of hot dogs, peanuts, popcorn, snow cones and more.
Tickets can be purchased ahead of time for $10 per adult and $5 per child. Ticket prices will rise to $12 and $7, respectively, the day of the circus.
Money raised at the event will benefit school programs, including teaching supplies, playground apparatus and technology equipment. For more information, call Bauder Elementary at 547-7829.
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A "Meet the Candidates Night" forum, sponsored by the city of Seminole, will be at 7 p.m Thursday at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N. Residents will have an opportunity to hear and meet with candidates vying for office in the March 14 election. For more information, call 391-0204.
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The Seminole Fire Rescue Department will hold an Open House on Sunday at the firehouse, 11195 70th Ave N. For more information, call 393-8711.
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The 17th annual Silent and Live Auction, sponsored by the Suncoast Charter Chapter of American Business Women's Association, will be Saturday at Chapel On the Hill, 12601 Park Blvd. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for a preview of the silent auction; dinner is at 6, and the live auction starts at 7. Tickets are $10 in advance for dinner and $3 in advance for coffee and dessert only. All proceeds benefit the Education and Scholarship Fund. For more information, call Jo Ann at 392-3095 or Shirley at 455-1050.
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The Bay Area Professional Writers Guild meeting will be addressed by David R. Ellis, Largo attorney and graduate of M.I.T. and Harvard Law School, at noon Monday at Panera Bread in the Bardmoor Center, 10801 Starkey Road. Self-employed journalists will hear what copyright means, what a contract can entail and other information. For more information or to make a reservation, call 363-7531.
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The Seminole Recreation Department is sponsoring a trip to the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City on March 7. A bus will leave the Holland G. Mangum Complex at 9:30 a.m. and return by 7:30 p.m. The cost of the trip is $44 per person, which includes transportation, admission and ticket to a concert performance by Connie Smith. Other entertainment will include singer Dennis Lee; Bikes, Boards and Blades stunt riders; Southern Star Bluegrass; Robinson's Porkers pig races; and more. A recreation card and preregistration is required. For more information, call Dan at 391-8345.
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The city of Seminole is seeking plant and garden vendors, nonprofit groups with nature/earth interests, and local civic groups who contribute to the beautification of the greater Seminole area for its fifth annual Earth Day in the Park celebration on April 1.
The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Seminole City Park, 7464 Ridge Road, and will include children's activities, free plants, live music, barbecue, the second annual Earth Day Spelling Bee, and a Home and Garden Expo.
There is a $25 vendor fee for each approved registration. Nonprofit groups will be considered for a waiver of the vendor fee. Applications are available at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex, 9100 113th St. For more information, call Steve Malla, recreation program coordinator, at 391-8345.
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The deadline for Seminole Pow Wow parade applications is Friday. Applications are available at the Seminole Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N. For more information, call the Seminole Recreation Center at 391-8345 or parade chairman Doc Kinsey at 392-3245.
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Sponsors are needed for the "Lucky 13th" Annual Seminole Stampede on April 8 at Walsingham Park. The stampede begins at 7:15 a.m. with late registration. Runners or walkers can save $5 by registering before March 25. The preregistration price for the 5K and 10K is $20; and 1 mile is $10.
A prerace expo and party will be held at Jim Graden's Cardio-Karate Center, 9104 Seminole Blvd., from 4 to 8 p.m. on April 7. Stampede events include Classic 10K, 7:45 a.m.; Stampede 5K, 8 a.m.; and 1-mile Family Fun Run, 8:45 a.m.
A Stampede Awards party will be held at 9:15 a.m. at the conclusion of all the races. Awards will be given to top male and female overall; top male and female masters; and top male and female in each age group. To become a sponsor or for more information on the Seminole Stampede, call Doc Kinsey at 392-3245.
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The Seminole Recreation Yard Sale will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 4. No recreation card is needed to participate. Fee for space is $10 and must be paid before the event. For more information, call 391-8345.
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The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office will sponsor a free Bike Rodeo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 11 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 10891 102nd Ave. N. Officers will provide hands-on training on how to properly ride, signal and check for traffic on a bicycle, as well as answer questions on proper bicycle height safety and helmet safety.
Parents should bring their child's bicycle, helmet and any safety gear. A signed waiver is required for the child to participate, and a parent may be required to accompany younger children through the bike course.
The event also includes a D.A.R.E. presentation for children and a crime prevention/protect-your-child presentation for parents. For more information, call Tom Holdcraft at 391-4644.
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Volunteers who speak Spanish, French or German are needed to serve as judges for the Pinellas County Schools' World Languages Field Day to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on March 11 at Osceola High School, 9751 98th St. N.
More than 600 students, teachers, judges and community volunteers are involved in the annual event that will celebrate language skills and cultural diversity.
Middle and high school students participate in a number of activities that day, including reciting poems, speaking extemporaneously, or participating in a dramatic presentation in one of the event languages. To volunteer, call Jan Kucerik at 588-6066.
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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 by calling Sheila Estrada at 399-9197.
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