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It's not too early to plan for the Pow-Wow

Published October 4, 2006

SEMINOLE - The city is looking for volunteers to help plan its largest annual event, the 2007 Pow-Wow Festival and parade set for March 8-10.

"This year will be the 39th year of the festival, and I think it may be one of the longest-running events of its kind in Pinellas County," said Jim Sheets, the city's recreation director.

The three-day festival will need volunteers to help coordinate food, public relations, hospitality, sponsorship and more.

At this stage, Sheets said, he is in need of leaders, thinkers and planners willing to donate their time and ideas.

"Getting volunteers to help with the actual festival comes later," he said. "Right now we really need people who will help plan the nuts and bolts of all the festival events. We need people who love the community and have a passion for serving to come out and help put this together."

A Pow-Wow Festival planning meeting is scheduled for from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at the Seminole Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N, Room 210. For more information on volunteering, contact Sheets at 727 391-8345.

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It's October, and that means everything comes with a Halloween theme. This Friday's Kid's Night Out, sponsored by Seminole Recreation, will be called "Freaky Friday - Welcome to Hauntsville."

The program runs from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex, 9100 113th St. N. It will feature a DJ, Halloween-themed games and prizes and refreshments. The cost is $10 per child. All participants must have a current Seminole recreation card and be in grades K-5 to participate. For information, call Tara Boyle at (727) 391-8345.

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Seminole Recreation is starting a beginner's archery class for children ages 8 to 12. The class will meet Fridays from 4 to 4:45 p.m. Children must have a Seminole recreation card to participate. The fee is $5 per child per class. The archery class will meet on the recreation soccer field. For information, call Dan McKeag at (727) 391-8345.

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Seminole Recreation is planning a seniors trip to Ellenton on Saturday that will include pizza, music and a visit to the Gamble Mansion. The first stop will be the Roaring '20s Pizza and Pipes restaurant, which entertains diners with music from a Wurlitzer theater pipe organ. Lunch will be followed by a tour of the Gamble Mansion, the only plantation house in South Florida to survive the Civil War. The bus leaves Seminole Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N, at 11 a.m. and returns at 4 p.m. The cost is $28 per person, which includes transportation and the mansion tour but not lunch. Participants must have a current recreation card to participate. For information, call Dan McKeag at (727) 391-8345.

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Seniors are invited to attend an Oktoberfest luncheon Oct. 17 at the Seminole Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N. The menu will include roast pork with sauerkraut, hot potato salad, dessert, iced tea and coffee. Dick Jacoby will play the organ and sing songs from the 1930s and 1940s. No recreation card is required to attend the luncheon. The cost is $7 per person. Registration ends Oct. 13. A screening of the movie Mrs. Doubtfire will follow lunch at 1:15 p.m.

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The Kiwanis Club of Seminole Breakfast Family Fun Fishing Day is Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m. at Taylor Park, 1100 8th Ave. SW, Largo. Admission is free, fishing poles and bait will be provided and beginning anglers are welcome. Prizes will be awarded to anglers age 14 and under for the first catch, largest fish, multiple catches and more.

For information, call the Pinellas County Parks and Recreation Department at (727) 464-3347.

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The Seminole Chamber will hold its 21st annual golf tournament Oct. 19 at the Seminole Lake Country Club, 6100 Augusta N. The shotgun start is set for 1 p.m. For information, call the chamber at (727) 392-3245.

News for the Seminole Neighborhood Notebook may be e-mailed to, or mailed to Lorrie Lykins, Seminole Neighborhood Notebook, P.O. Box 4954, Seminole, FL 33775.

[Last modified October 4, 2006, 07:44:54]

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