PINELLAS PARK - After shutting down for six weeks this summer for renovations, the Pinellas Park Senior Center, 7625 59th St. N., reopened in early September.
“It was given a nice new facelift,” said Keith Sabiel Jr., the city’s recreation director.
After asbestos was found in the flooring abatement, the city needed to shut down the center’s main building. The popular shuffleboard courts and senior fitness annex remained open during the renovations.
PINELLAS PARK - In order to make up for the recent loss of significant sponsorship, the Horses for the Handicapped Foundation of Pinellas County will hold a benefit concert Saturday, Oct. 29, 5:30 to 9 p.m., at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N.
The program, Happy Trails, will feature a Western-themed music presented by the Aristo Vocal Performance Studio in Belleair.
All funds raised will go directly to Horses for the Handicapped, which is based in Seminole. For 35 years, this equestrian program has promoted and taught recreational horseback riding to the handicapped.
PINELLAS PARK - The city of Pinellas Park is offering a number of activities in October to help residents celebrate the Halloween season.
The second annual 5K Pumpkin Fun Run & Family Mile Walk will take place Saturday, Oct. 22, at England Brothers Park. Registration will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. prior to the event kicking off at 6 p.m.
PINELLAS PARK - Park Station, 5851 Park Blvd., is the latest location to join the Clearwater Dolphin Trail.
The Pinellas Park/Gateway Chamber of Commerce, which is located at Park Station, recently unveiled Parker the Dolphin. He’s one of more than 200 6-foot dolphins, including one in Washington, D.C. The dolphins are inspired by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s Winter the dolphin, star of the movies “Dolphin Tale” and “Dolphin Tale 2.”
PINELLAS PARK - The Pinellas Park City Council unanimously approved a plan to rename a segment of 81st Avenue North that runs along England Brothers Park in honor of Dave McKay. The portion of this roadway to be renamed will be called “Dave McKay Way.”
McKay, whose real name was Steve Ehmke, was a popular radio host on country music station WQYK-FM 99.5. He was one-half of the team behind the “Dave & Veronica Morning Show” and died in his sleep early last month at his St. Petersburg home.
PINELLAS PARK - The Pinellas Park City Council will discuss the fiscal year 2016-2017 budgets at its upcoming meetings Sept. 8 and 22.
This year’s budget, which was recently sent to the council following recommendations from the Citizens’ Budget Advisory Committee, boats a millage rate that’s down slightly over this current fiscal year, from 5.5862 mills to 5.49.
Luncheon discussion on identify theft TREASURE ISLAND – A luncheon discussion on identify theft will be held Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at The Bilmar Beach Resort, 10650 Gulf Blvd. Jennifer Grundon, a representative from Fifth Third Bank, will speak on “Protecting Your Identity.”
The “Learn@Lunch” event is open to the public and sponsored by the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce. The Bilmar Beach Resort will provide a plated lunch for attendees.
Angry Open charity golf tournament LARGO – The seventh annual Angry Open charity golf tournament will take place Thursday, Oct. 27, at Bardmoor Golf and Tennis Club, 8001 Cumberland Road, Largo.
The event will feature a shotgun start at 1 p.m. There will be a free skin screening from noon to 1 p.m. Cost is $125 and includes lunch, greens fees, cart, range balls, goodie bag, dinner and awards. There also will be raffles and a silent auction
Founded in October 2006, the Philip A. Bryant Melanoma Foundation serves as a means of preserving the spirit and memory of Phil Bryant – the son, brother, nephew, cousin, & friend who passed away in 2006 from complications of melanoma. The foundation provides the public with innovations in prevention and treatment of melanoma through ongoing research and consultations with professionals in the field.
Proceeds will help fund work being done on behalf of the memory of Bryant.
Book launch DUNEDIN – Author Irene Greiner will host a book launch Thursday, Oct. 27, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at Sea Sea Riders, 221 Main St., Dunedin.
Greiner was given a 20 percent chance to live a year by her oncologist, but through prayer and holistic medicine, after two years, she is still here cancer-free and healthier than ever. She will celebrate the launch of her book “Conquering Cancer Holistically.” Tickets are $25 a person or $30 a couple. Tickets include appetizers, champagne, an autographed copy of the book and entrance into a raffle for prizes.
Daughters of Italy fashion show CLEARWATER – The Daughters of Italy Lodge No. 2825 will host a fashion show Thursday, Oct. 27, at Clearwater Community Church, 2897 Belcher Road, Dunedin, in Room 206 of the Education Building.
After a brief meeting, several members will model fashions from La Boutique based out of Island Estates in Clearwater. Jewelry accessories will be from Premier Design.
Italian and non-Italian women are invited to attend. Desserts and coffee will be served at 5:45 p.m. Reservations are required by Oct. 23. Cost is $5 per person.
Proceeds will benefit the lodge’s scholarship program. Prizes and gift certificates will be awarded to winners.
For more information and reservations, contact Vincenza DiLiberti at 727-447-6890 or 727-455-1521. Visit daughtersofitaly.com for more information on the lodge.
GFWC Pinellas Seminole Woman’s Club meeting SEMINOLE – The GFWC Pinellas Seminole Woman’s Club meets the fourth Thursday of every month at Freedom Square in the Roskamp Auditorium at 11 a.m. Meetings include lunch and a guest speaker. All are welcome.
The group offers scholarships to local students and donates to organizations in the area.
Call 727-709-3778 for more information.
GFWC Seminole Junior Woman’s Club meeting SEMINOLE – The GFWC Seminole Junior Woman’s Club meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N.
The group is dedicated to serving the community, particularly through programs helping children. Club activities include providing dinner to families at the Ronald McDonald House in St. Petersburg; and the SJWC’s annual “Share Our Spirit” food drive, which helps feed Seminole children during the winter holiday break.
Those interested in learning more about the SJWC are welcome to attend the meetings or call 727-398-0558 for more information.
Kiwanis Club of Seminole meeting SEMINOLE – The Kiwanis Club of Seminole meets every Thursday, 6:30 p.m., at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N.
All are welcome to attend.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monster Bash LARGO – Savory Restaurant will host a Halloween Monster Bash Thursday, Oct. 27, 5 to 8 p.m., at 12881 Walsingham Road, Largo.
The event will include face painting, games and prizes, trunk or treat and a photo booth. Costumes are encouraged. All proceeds from Savory desserts, 50/50 raffle, and ticket sales will benefit Oakhurst Elementary School.
South Pasadena Community Band rehearsal SOUTH PASADENA – The South Pasadena Community Band, a concert band, is seeking additional musicians of all ages and all instruments. Candidates must be capable of reading music and having at least average musical skills. The band rehearses on Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m., in the South Pasadena City Hall, at 747 Sunset Drive.
The band has 28 rehearsals and 7 concerts scheduled. Be a part of the community and put your musicianship skills to use.
Questions can be answered by calling John Hoover at 727-398-9639