© St. Petersburg Times, published December 9, 2001
ST. PETERSBURG -- Some 20 members of the Lakewood Estates Teen Council will perform a one-act play and sing Christmas carols Thursday at St. Petersburg Little Theater.
"Welcome to the Back Two Rows" explores relationships at school between "new kids" and established cliques. Community Police Officer Michael Schwenk directs the play, which is free and open to the public.
Curtain for The Lakewood Estates Teen Council Christmas Show is at 7 p.m. at the theater, 4025 31st St. S. Everyone is invited to stay for Christmas carols after the show.
Fate is not smiling on Jungle Terrace officers who paint houses while standing on ladders. Residents have been extending sympathies to vice president Rich Meredith, who broke his left arm a week ago.
"I experienced what I call an uncontrolled departure from the ladder," said Meredith, who is left-handed.
"Rumor has it that Rich was going for Home of the Month at the time," ribbed Jungle Terrace president Steve Plice in an e-mail.
But Plice is not one to talk: In April he broke his arm while painting a house, also by falling from a ladder.
BARTLETT PARK: 6 p.m. Thursday. Frank H. Pierce Recreation Center, 2000 Seventh St. S.
CAMPBELL PARK: 7 p.m. Wednesday. Campbell Park Recreation Center, 601 14th St. S. Christmas fellowship.
DISSTON HEIGHTS: 7 p.m. Tuesday. Gladden Park Recreation Center, 3901 30th Ave. N. Officer elections, 2002 goals.
EAGLE CREST: 7 p.m. Wednesday. St. Petersburg Catholic High School cafeteria, 6333 Ninth Ave. N. Open forum.
HARBORDALE: 6 p.m. Monday. Trinity United Methodist Church, 2401 Fifth St. S. Officer elections, holiday party.
MEADOWLAWN: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Bethel Lutheran Church, 1801 62nd Ave. N. Officer elections. Refreshments, door prizes.
MEL-TAN HEIGHTS: 6 p.m. Tuesday. Bristle Temple Church, 2901 18th Ave. S. Open forum.
MELROSE-MERCY/PINE ACRES: 7 p.m. Tuesday. 20th Street Church of Christ, 820 20th St. S. Christmas party.
NORTH KENWOOD: 7:30 p.m. Monday. Edward White Hospital auditorium, 2323 Ninth Ave. N. Officer and board member elections, Christmas dinner.
OLD SOUTHEAST: 6 p.m. Thursday. Polish American Society, 1343 Beach Dr. SE. Christmas party, officer elections.