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Voters group sponsors public forum

By Times Staff
Published October 18, 2006

The African-American Voters Research and Education Committee will have a public forum from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, 3050 First Ave. S.

The event will focus on the Nov. 7 elections and include discussion about the recommendations of the Pinellas County Charter Review Commission and the proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution. Additionally, two candidates for the Pinellas County School Board, Mary Brown and Jennifer Crockett, will discuss their campaigns. Information: Willie Foster at 864-4535.

Benefit to aid medical costs

An Oktoberfest to benefit the Connor Carlisle Medical Trust is 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, 1200 Snell Isle Blvd. NE.

The event features traditional German fare, music and entertainment for all ages, plus silent and live auctions.

Connor Carlisle, 5, has medical conditions that have required 25 surgeries so far. The trust was created to help offset his family's financial burdens. Nursing care, for example, averages more than $900 per week for five eight-hour shifts.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door for adults; $5 for children 3 and older. There is no admission fee for children younger than 3.

Information: 896-9641. 

Lewis gym has appreciation day

The public is invited to Community Appreciation Day on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the All People's TyRon Lewis Community Gym and Wellness Center, 1327 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. S.

The program will include awards for members and volunteers of the gym and a 10-year commemoration program with a presentation to the gym by the mother and family of TyRon Lewis.

Free food, blood pressure testing and health information will be available, and a special on gym membership will be offered for $15 for the first month. Information: 824-5670 or 821-2437.

Auction raises money for homeless services

The ninth annual Harvest for the Homeless, an auction to raise money for services for the homeless in Pinellas County, will begin at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at Synovus Bank, 333 Third Ave. N.

The event sponsor is the Pinellas County Coalition for the Homeless. Tickets are $15 and pay for entertainment and refreshments.

Information: 528-5762; 528-5763.

Mayor's annual prayer breakfast set

Alistair Begg, senior pastor of the Parkside Church near Cleveland and head of the Truth for Life ministry, will be the keynote speaker Nov. 16 at the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg's fifth annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast.

The event will begin at 7 a.m. in the Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg.

Tickets cost $13. Information: 895-9622, ext. 222.

[Last modified October 18, 2006, 08:12:43]

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