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Neighborhood briefs

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published November 8, 2000


Lakewood Terrace cleans neighborhood this week

Lakewood Terrace residents are rolling up their sleeves for a neighborhood cleanup this week through Saturday. The project ends at 1 p.m. Saturday with a picnic lunch at Lake Maggiore Baptist Church, 4100 Dr. M.L. King (Ninth) St. S. For information, call Ann Drakeford at 823-7973.

Salvation Army to hold holiday bazaar today

The Salvation Army's Home League plans a holiday bazaar from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Salvation Army's 3800 Ninth Ave. N location in St. Petersburg. A large assortment of Christmas cards and wrapping, crafts, ceramics, decorations, jewelry, artwork, gifts and food will be available for sale. Proceeds benefit the Worldwide Missionary Service. Call 323-2222.

American Stage to hold memorial for director

American Stage will present a memorial service in honor of the late stage director William Garette Shepard, Jr., who passed away unexpectedly in September, at 8 p.m. Nov. 26 at the theater, 211 Third St. S, St. Petersburg. The service will include readings, musical numbers and performances by many of the artists who worked with Shepard during his four years as production stage manager at the theater. Space is limited, so reservations are recommended. A memorial fund has been set up in Shepard's name, and family members ask that anyone wishing to donate to send funds to the American Stage William Garette Shepard Jr. Fund. For more information, call 823-1600, ext. 203.

Habitat for Humanity will hold silent auction

Pinellas Habitat for Humanity holds their 10th Annual Silent Auction from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, 701 Beach Drive, St. Petersburg. Tickets are $7, and may be reserved in advance or bought at the door. Items up for bid will include vacation packages, gift certificates for services, shops and restaurants, art work, including photography, paintings, sculptures and birdhouses created by local students. Refreshments will be provided, and door prizes will be awarded. The theme is "A Tropical Holiday", and casual, tropical dress is recommended. Proceeds will benefit the Habitat for Humanity Building Fund. Call 894-1522 for reservations or more information.

Poynter to host writing workshop for high school

The Poynter Institute will host the Florida High School Writers Workshop for high school students and teachers. The event, scheduled for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 18, will be held at the University of South Florida, Bayboro Campus, St. Petersburg and is free

Advance registration is required. Call (727) 821-9400, ext. 240 or visit www.poynter.org/highschool.

American Stage to hold memorial for director

American Stage will present a memorial service in honor of the late stage director William Garette Shepard, Jr., who passed away unexpectedly in September, at 8 p.m. Nov. 26 at the theater, 211 Third St. S, St. Petersburg. The service will include readings, musical numbers and performances by many of the artists who worked with Shepard during his four years as production stage manager at the theater. Space is limited, so reservations are recommended. A memorial fund has been set up in Shepard's name, and family members ask that anyone wishing to donate to send funds to the American Stage William Garette Shepard Jr. Fund. For more information, call 823-1600, ext. 203.

County Animal Services plans reunion celebration

Adopt a pet for $30 or less at the Pinellas County Department of Animal Services Fifth Annual Family Reunion and Community Celebration, 12450 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Bring out the whole family, including your pets, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 9 for free hot dogs, soft drinks, entertainment, pet vendors with free samples, face painting and drawings for tickets to Lowry Park Zoo, Celebration Station and more. Rabies shots are available for $1 with the purchase of county pet licence. Free pictures with Mrs. Santa Paws while they last. Call 582-2600.

Flags available through Department of State

Both State of Florida and United States flags are available through the Department of State. Costs vary according to size and materials used. You may also have your flag flown over the Florida Capital at no additional charge. Call (850) 488-1802 or write Wilma Shouse, Florida Department of State, Bureau of General Services, 430 E Gaines St. Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250.

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