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Digest

Rummage sale bargain hunters in luck today

By TIMES WIRES
Published July 1, 2007


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ST. PETE BEACH

American Legion Post No. 305 is holding a community rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at 6999 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach.

Proceeds from the sale benefit the post. Call 367-1596.

GULFPORT

See art, get a bite, hear some music Friday night

Local artisans, authors and entertainers will display their talents along Gulfport's Beach Boulevard from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday in the downtown art district. Music provided by Free Range and Band of Frendz. Free. Call 322-5217.

TREASURE ISLAND

Teens can have a blast Thursday on the beach

Tasco will hold the 11th annual Beach Bash from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at Treasure Island Municipal Beach, 10400 Gulf Blvd.

There will be live music, teen performers, a rock climbing wall, bungie jump, volleyball tournaments, water wars, water jousting and prizes.

Wear a bathing suit; don't forget a towel and sunscreen. Bring your lunch, or snack on concessions. Call 892-5060.

COUNTYWIDE

Know a heroic person or a pet worth celebrating?

The Pinellas Animal Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2007 Col. Edward T. Imparato Hero awards, which celebrate the importance of the human-animal bond in either a heroic act or lifelong efforts.

Nominations can be made in one of three categories:

-Individual Community Hero, a person who works with people or community organizations demonstrating the importance of the human-animal bond.

-Animal Hero, a pet that participates in therapy or aids a human in need.

-Veterinarian Hero, a doctor who strengthens the human-animal bond through work with animal organizations or the community.

Winners will receive two tickets to the ninth annual Bowser Ball and be honored there.

Deadline for submission is Aug. 1.

For information or an application, e-mail the Pinellas Animal Foundation at admin@pinellas animalfoundation.org or call 710-7387.

ST. PETERSBURG

Children can have a surreal experience

Breakfast and a family gallery tour suitable for children ages 5-12 are from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Salvador Dali Museum.

The tour is interactive, and the paintings analyzed are especially chosen to appeal to children. Followed by breakfast with the staff. Limited to 20 children plus adult companions.

Cost is $20 per family of two, and $10 for each additional immediate family member. Admission is good for the entire day. Registration is required. Call 823-3767, ext. 3024.

PINELLAS PARK

Island music will reverberate at fest

At Caribbean Music Fest 2007, the whole family can enjoy a day of food, arts and crafts, refreshments and live music featuring Kymani Marley, John Holt, Keith Hurlock and Code Red Band from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at the England Brothers Band Shell, 5121 80th Ave. N. Cost is $20 in advance or $25 at the gates. Call 504-8534.

ST. PETERSBURG

Recovery center seeks appliances, linens, etc.

Solid Rock Christian Recovery Center, 4128 28th St. N, St. Petersburg, needs lumber and other construction materials, TV sets, washers, dryers, weights and weight benches, window air-conditioning units, refrigerators, towels, sheets and blankets.

Call Robert Kirby at 521-6306. Donations are tax-deductible.

INDIAN SHORES

Seabird sanctuary announces birth

The Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary is pleased to announce the birth of black skimmers, a Florida protected wild bird, directly on the beach in front of the sanctuary.

The large colony is roped off and is being kept safe by the St. Petersburg and Clearwater Audubon societies.

Volunteers are needed for July 4 from noon until midnight because of fireworks planned nearby.

The sanctuary is at 18328 Gulf Blvd. Admission is free. Call (727) 391-6211 or visit www.seabirdsanctuary.org.

[Last modified June 30, 2007, 23:36:35]


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