Rita’s donates proceeds to SHS band SEMINOLE – Rita’s Italian Ice of Seminole, 13179 86th Ave., is donating a portion of its proceeds the last Monday of each month, from 5 to 7 p.m., to support the Seminole High School marching band’s fundraising efforts to participate in the 2010 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. The Warhawks’ band was selected last spring as one of 10 bands nationwide to participate in the annual event. Seminole will appear in the parade Nov. 25, 2010.
Musical salute to veterans SEMINOLE – The ninth annual Community Salute to Veterans concert is Tuesday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m., at the Osceola High School auditorium. Admission is free. Choral students from Bardmoor, Starkey and Walsingham Elementary schools; Osceola Middle and Osceola High School will present an evening of patriotic music. The students are under the direction of music directors Cindy Triffon, Nadine Johnson, Victoria Hagedorn, Brenda Dannewitz and Brad Meredith.
Field of Screams SEMINOLE – Seminole Recreation presents its fifth annual Field of Screams event Friday, Oct. 30, 6 to 8:30 p.m., at the recreation complex, 9100 113th St. N. The event will include Seminole’s unique Spook Zone, which includes bounce houses, inflatable slides and carnival games, costume contest, family photo area, and free Halloween candy. Admission to the Spook Zone is $5 and includes entry into the Seminole Asylum Haunted House inside the recreation center. For more information, call 391-8345.
Haunted Asylum SEMINOLE – Hopeful Tomorrow, a local charity that helps at-risk youths, will have its Halloween Haunted Asylum open through Saturday, Oct. 31, 7 to 10 p.m., at 8992 Seminole Blvd. Admission is $5. Funds raised will be used to provide scholarships for local children to participate in physical arts programs. Young children should be accompanied by an adult.
Doggy Derby at swimming pool SEMINOLE – The City of Seminole plans its annual Doggy Derby Saturday, Oct. 31, 1 to 4 p.m., at the Seminole Aquatic Center, 9100 113th St. N. The event gives dog owners a chance to let their pets swim in the city pool. Cost is $5 per dog. Activities include a dog’s Halloween costume contest presented by Mobile Pet Grooming by Tammy and Mike, Pinellas County K-9 unit demonstration, local vendors, door prizes and each dog will receive a “doggy bag” for participating. Those attending should preregister at the Seminole Recreation Center. For more information, call Chris at 397-6085.
Haunted House at recreation center SEMINOLE – The city of Seminole will offer its popular Seminole Asylum Haunted House Thursday, Oct. 29 and Friday, Oct. 30, 6 to 10 p.m., at the recreation center. The cost is $5 per person with 2-for-1 entry on Thursday. For further information, call 391-8345 or visit www.myseminole.com.
Kiwanis meeting SEMINOLE – The Kiwanis Club of Seminole meets at the Roskamp Auditorium at Freedom Square, 7800 Liberty Lane, Thursdays at 6:15 p.m. The club is active in our community and is responsible for the Every Child a Swimmer program, Horses for Handicapped, and has awarded hundreds of scholarships to deserving local students. The club was formed in 1960 and has won Florida Club of the Year twice in the last eight years. Persons interested in getting involved or to learn more, should call Terry Carr at 394-2582.
Chamber business education workshops SEMINOLE – The Seminole Chamber of Commerce conducts business education workshops on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month, 7:30 a.m., at St. Petersburg College, Seminole, TLC Building, Room 108. The venue allows attendants to practice “elevator speeches” and to network with other business people before and after the program. For more information, call 392-3245.
Bright Before Your Eyes illuminated night parade SEMINOLE – The city’s fifth annual Bright Before Your Eyes illuminated night parade is Sunday, Nov. 22 at 6:30 p.m. The entry fee is $25 per unit. The route is along 113th Street from the Seminole Mall to the Seminole Recreation Center. For information, call 392-3245.
Meeting for recycling, sustainability SEMINOLE – A meeting to discuss local recycling and sustainability efforts is planned Monday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m. to noon, at the Seminole Community Library, Program Room C. The meeting is being organized by Seminole resident Mary DeGeorge.
Suncoast Singers dinner show SEMINOLE – The Suncoast Singers will present the dinner show “There’s Something About Swing” Saturday, Nov. 14, 5:30 p.m., at the Faith Center Auditorium, Faith Presbyterian Church, 11501 Walker Ave. Tickets are $25. Tickets for the show only are $16. Dinner seating must be reserved by Nov. 10. For tickets call the Suncoast Singers box office at 399-0599. Hours are Monday through Wednesday, noon to 6 p.m.; Thursday, 4 to 6 p.m.; and Friday, noon to 6 p.m.
USEM meeting SEMINOLE – Bill Newton, executive director of the Florida Consumer Action Network, will be the speaker at the USEM Community Association meeting Thursday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m., at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. The topic will be a proposed electric utility rate increase. For more information, call 392-3082 or visit www.usemca.com.
Bridge club forming SEMINOLE – A bridge club is forming at the Seminole Recreation Center for anyone interested in playing on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 3:30 p.m. This is a club for those who already know how to play and just need a nice place to enjoy themselves in a relaxed atmosphere. Free for those with a recreation card. Call Dan at 391-8345 for more information.
Yoga classes SEMINOLE – If you are interested in breathing, stretching, opening the body and relaxing, then yoga may be the class for you. Yoga will blend conscious breathing and movement of the body into poses and stretches to help relieve pain, increase flexibility and bring the body into balance. Bring your own mat. Classes are at the Seminole Recreation Center, 9100 113th St., Mondays, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Classes are $7 each. Participants must be Seminole recreation members. For more information, call 391-8345.