Gulfport's Fun in the Sun is Saturday
By SHEILA MULLANE ESTRADA
Published April 12, 2006
Fun In the Sun Day, an event for children, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. The event will begin with an Easter egg hunt for children ages 8 and under at 10 a.m., followed by activities including face painting, a bounce house and joust. Demonstrations from the Pinellas County canine unit and Eckerd Search and Rescue will begin at 11 a.m. A free barbecue is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 893-1068.
--The Island Community Theatre will reprise its first production of the year, 'Driving Miss Daisy,' at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 1:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday at the Catherine A. Hickman Theatre, 5501 27th Ave. S. Advance tickets are available for $12 in Gulfport at Eileen's Resale Boutique, 5401 Gulf Blvd., and the Beach Bazaar, 3115 Beach Blvd.; in St. Petersburg Beach at Simply Perfect, 339 Corey Ave.; in Treasure Island at Books and Bagels, 138 107th Ave.; and in St. Petersburg at Echo Antiques & Interiors, 48 Martin Luther King Jr. St. For more information, call 345-1474.
--The Juke Joint Kings will perform at Gulfport Casino Ballroom, 5500 Shore Blvd. S from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday. The event will include a group swing dance lesson from 8 to 9 p.m. as well as a dance contest. The Juke Joint Kings, a new five-piece jump and blues band, perform with piano, vocals, harmonica, guitar, bass and drums. Band members, with more than 100 years of combined experience, have played with or opened for Etta James, Koko Taylor, Bobby Blue Bland, Marshall Tucker Band, Luther Allison, Lonnie Brooks, Albert King, Son Seals, Rock Bottom, Ronnie Earl, Hubert Sumlin and Mighty Joe Young. Admission is $11. Parking is free. For more information, call 813-274-4950.
--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, live plants, baked goods and seafood. Live entertainment is featured each week. Vendors and entertainers are needed. For more information, call Annie at 528-2575 or e-mail to email@example.com.
Indian Rocks Beach
--A pancake breakfast and Easter egg hunt will be held after the 7 a.m. Easter sunrise service Sunday at the Church of the Isles, 200 24th Ave. Breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, fruit and hot coffee. The Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 11:15 a.m. after the 10 a.m. service. For more information, call the church office at 595-1038.--
The city is seeking qualified applicants to serve on the Beautification Board, Board of Adjustments and Appeals, Canvassing Board, Felony Nuisance Abatement Board, Finance and Budget Review Board, Intracoastal Waterway Management Plan Ad Hoc Committee, Library Advisory Board, Parks and Recreation Board, and Planning and Zoning/Local Planning Agency Board. For more information, contact the City Clerk's Office at 517-0204.---
Volunteers are needed to host the Indian Rocks Beach Historical Museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The museum is at 203 Fourth Ave. For more information, call president Patti Muneio at 517-8076 or the museum at 593-3861.
--The town's seventh annual Easter egg hunt will be held Saturday at Estelle Harper Park behind Indian Shores Town Hall, 19305 Gulf Blvd. Prizes will be awarded for each age group: baby bunnies (2 years old and younger, 9:30 a.m.); toddlers (3-4 years old, 9:35 a.m.); juniors (5-6 years old; 9:40 a.m.); and seniors (7-8 years old; 9:45 a.m.). The event is sponsored by the Salt Rock Grill. For more information, call 593-7625.
--Upcoming events in April at the Gulf Beaches Library include:
Travel film of the month: Russia, 2 p.m. today.
Book Discussion Group: Ernest J. Gaines' A Lesson Before Dying, 10:30 a.m. April 18.
Swing Traders Investment Group, 1 p.m. April 19.
AARP Free Income Tax Assistance: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursdays.
The library is at 200 Municipal Drive. For more information, call 391-2828.
St. Pete Beach
--Registration for the city's Summer Youth Program for residents (with a $5 late fee) are being taken at the Recreation Office at 3300 Pass-a-Grille Way. Nonresident registration begins May 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Late registration for nonresidents is available after May 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Recreation Department office with a $10 late fee. The camp serves up to 65 children who will be starting first grade through the sixth grade. The camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays May 22 to July 28, with extended hours available from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Camp fees for 10 weeks are $350 (plus $5 registration fee) for residents and $700 (plus $10 registration and $40 annual membership fees) for nonresidents. Sibling discounts are available. Proof of residency and proof of grade are required. For more information, call 363-9245.
--The 13th Annual Hurricane Forum, sponsored by the St. Pete Beach Fire Department and Tradewinds Resort, will be held from 7-9 p.m. May 2 at the Tradewinds Resort, 5500 Gulf Blvd. Learn proper preparation for a home or business; the evacuation process; the re-entry process to neighborhoods after the storm; and dealing with disaster in the aftermath of a storm. Fire Chief Fred Golliner, the city's emergency management coordinator, will serve as master of ceremonies. Guest speakers include: John Winters, WFLA Ch. 8 meteorologist; Gary Vickers, Pinellas County emergency management director; Tom Malone, St. Pete Beach Fire Department operations commander; Lt. Dean Horianopoulos, St. Pete Beach Police Department; and Karl Holley, community development director. For more information, call 363-9278.
--The city's Children's Summer Camp will be held from May 22 through Aug. 4 for children ages 4-12. Program hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday with extended care provided before and after camp. The price for the 11-week program is $300 per child for residents who register April 17-21 and $600 per child for nonresidents who register April 24-28. Residents and nonresidents registering on and after May 1 will pay $350 per child for residents and $700 per child for nonresidents. Two proofs of residency are required at the time of registration for Treasure Island residents. For information, call the Treasure Island Recreation Department at 547-4575, ext. 237.
--The Downtown Treasure Island Open Air Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through the end of May at the Treasure Islands 107th Avenue Clock Tower area. The market is hosted by the Treasure Island Chamber of Commerce and includes more than 40 vendors offering crafts, art, produce and baked goods. Tommy G. and the High Seas will provide musical entertainment. The market will close for the summer with a free three-day Memorial Day weekend beach party, featuring the Tampa Bay Symphony at Sun, Sand and Symphony on May 27. Interested vendors can call Steve Mahan, chamber market coordinator, at 345-9084.
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