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Townwide garage sale is set for Oct. 26-27

By Times Staff Writer
Published September 30, 2007


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REDINGTON BEACH

The Redington Beach Townwide Garage Sale will be Oct. 26 and Oct. 27. Sales will begin at 8 a.m. For information, call 391-3875.

ST. PETERSBURG

Preschool needs donations for sale

Community Preschool, 1665 25th Ave. N, is accepting donations for its annual yard sale Nov. 9-10.

Donations can include furniture, collectibles, books, household goods and other items.

Donations should be in good condition and can be delivered to the school 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Proceeds benefit the preschool. Call 895-2512.

PINELLAS PARK

Spay/neuter group to hold yard sale

Stop Pet Overpopulation Together (SPOT) will hold a yard sale to raise money for its spay/neuter program Oct. 12 and 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 7820 43rd St. N, in Pinellas Park.

Get great deals on books, music, plants, collectibles and household goods. To donate items, call 545-3463 or visit www.SPOTusa.org.

ST. PETERSBURG

Pet Pal Rescue yard sale Oct. 13

Pet Pal Rescue will hold a yard sale Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1530 Country Club Road N.

The shelter needs gently used items. Drop them off at 405 22nd St. S. No clothes, large furniture or computer equipment.

A receipt will be given for tax purposes. Call 328-7738 or visit www.petpalrescue.com. Pet Pal is a nonprofit, no-kill organization.

GULFPORT

Theater will perform 'Rocky Horror Show'

One of the longest-running stage musicals, The Rocky Horror Show, written by Richard O'Brien, will be performed by the Island Community Theatre at Catherine Hickman Theatre, 5501 27th Ave. S, Gulfport.

Performances are 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through Oct. 13, and 1:30 p.m. Oct. 7 and Oct. 14. $20, with two-for-one Thursday. Call 345-1474 or check the Web at www.islandcommunitytheatre.com.

GULFPORT

Senior center birthday bash is at casino Oct. 10

The Gulfport Senior Center will celebrate its 24th anniversary Oct. 10. The birthday bash will be at the Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd., and will feature a full service luncheon, entertainment, door prizes and a short presentation on over-the-counter medication, all for $2. Tickets must be purchased in advance. The deadline is Wednesday. Call 893-2237.

ST. PETERSBURG

American Legion Auxiliary craft show set

The American Legion Auxiliary will hold its first Craft Show noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 14 at 1520 Fourth St. N. Anyone interested in selling crafts can call Ginny Marcott at 525-9675 or Bonnie Carter at 430-5808.

COUNTYWIDE

Monday is last day to order apples, pecans

Apples and pecans are available from the 4-H Youth Development Programs of the Pinellas County Extension. The apples, Ohio Crispin yellow and Empire red varieties, are $16.50 a half-bushel or $30 a bushel. Pecans are $8 per pound. Monday is the last day to order. Call 582-2528.

AREAWIDE

Groups offer youths a taste of Navy life

If you're a student age 11 to 17 and are interested in learning about naval traditions through participation in activities on and off the water, the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets, a nonprofit youth organization, and part of the U.S. Navy's youth program, offers valuable life and work skills like teamwork, leadership and citizenship.

There are two types of programs, the Navy League Cadet for ages 11 to 13 and the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets for ages 13 to 17. Visit www.suncoastairsquadron.org for information or call (727) 796-7322.

COUNTYWIDE

SPCA seeks dedicated volunteer dog trainers

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Tampa Bay is seeking 30 dedicated volunteer dog trainers for its Family Dog Training Program.

These people will be able to learn training methods implemented by some of the top trainers in the country at no cost.

An intense, six-week, hands-on training will be followed by a commitment of volunteer hours.

Trained volunteers will increase adoption rates by building a foundation for good behavior for homeless pets and assisting in behavior classes for the public.

To learn more, call 586-3591, ext. 127, or apply online at www.SPCATampaBay.org. Space is limited. Deadline to apply is Oct. 13.

ST. PETERSBURG

Hospital play teaches kids about human body

All Children's Hospital will present What's So Good About Feeling Bad?, a play for kids about the human body and how it fights to keep kids healthy, at 11 a.m. Nov. 27, Dec. 5, Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 20, Feb. 27, March 26, April 9, April 23 and May 7 at the All Children's Hospital Education and Conference Center, 701 Fourth St. S.

Each character represents a body system and will be portrayed by a hospital employee. Play dates fill quickly. To register, call 767-4245 or go to www.allkids.org.

COUNTYWIDE

Long-term care program seeks volunteers

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program seeks volunteers.

Experienced dietitians, pharmacists, elder law attorneys, social workers, teachers, nurses, physicians, governmental employees, accountants, retired spousal duos, and all professional and cultural backgrounds are a plus.

The program is administered by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. It advocates for those living in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities by investigating complaints regarding their safety and welfare.

It also conducts annual assessments to ensure that facilities are properly licensed and in compliance with state laws.

Mileage and meals reimbursements are provided at the state rate for all official ombudsman duties. Call 1-888-831-0404 to apply.

 

[Last modified September 30, 2007, 01:31:46]


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