FAIR HOUSING SYMPOSIUM APRIL 25
Registration is underway for the 11th Annual Fair Housing Symposium, presented by the Tampa Bay Fair Housing Consortium at the Pinellas Realtors Organization auditorium, 4590 Ulmerton Road, on Friday, April 25, from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Pinellas County Office of Human Rights, the event provides fair housing information useful for housing providers, real estate agents, property managers, attorneys, government officials, apartment personnel and the general public. Visit www.gtar.org to register online and for more information about the Symposium.
CATCH SOME RAYS THIS WEEKEND
The Tampa Bay Rays are back at the Trop, readying for a four-game homestand with the Yankees tomorrow through Sunday, April 17-20. Games through Saturday begin at 7:10 p.m., while Sunday's game is at 1:40 p.m. Plenty of parking is available at Tropicana Field and surrounding lots. Fans may also park downtown and ride the free baseball shuttle to the ball park. Get game tickets at www.raysbaseball.com. For game information and other printable Rays images, visit www.stpete.org/stpetelovestherays.
EARTH DAY ST. PETERSBURG SATURDAY, APRIL 19
YOUTH NOMINATIONS DUE FRIDAY
Nominations are due Friday, April 18 for the 4th Annual Mayor's Youth Showcase of Achievement. Competition is open to Pinellas County students in middle and high school (public, private, virtual or home school)! Students can be nominated in any of 10 categories including Citizenship, Literary Arts, Performing Arts, Science / Technology, Overcoming Adversity and more. And, mark your calendar for this year's Showcase, to be held May 13 at the Mahaffey Theater. Outstanding teens will be recognized for achievement excellence and community contribution. For more details, call TASCO Teen Programs at 727-892-5060 or visit www.stpete.org/teenawards/
MAINSAIL SEEKS MORE VOLUNTEERS
WORK ZONE SPEEDING: A COSTLY MISTAKE
St. Petersburg joins the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) in recognizing National Work Zone Awareness this month. In 2012 for example, on Florida roads there were 51 fatalities, 3,476 serious injuries, and 4,677 crashes in work zones. Serious injury and death can occur in areas of roadway construction. Work zones create unexpected hazards and extra caution should be taken in these areas. Motorists should slow down, stay alert, don’t tailgate, avoid changing lanes unexpectedly and distractions like texting.
Grow Smarter Initiative Online Survey
The city of St. Petersburg encourages residents to take part in an online survey to assist in creating a shared vision for St. Petersburg’s future growth and an action plan to achieve it.
For more information and to take the online survey, visit www.stpete.com/growsmarter
NEW CITY VISION, VALUES AND STRATEGIC PATHWAYS
ROWDIES' SOCCER IS BACK!
The Rowdies' next home game will be Saturday, April 26, when they take on the Atlanta Silverbacks. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. at Al Lang Stadium, 230 First St. S. Get more details and game tickets at rowdiessoccer.com. Don't miss a minute of men's professional soccer this season when the Rowdies play three new teams in the NASL - the Indy Eleven, Ottawa Fury FC and Minnesota United FC!
NEW SUNDAY MARKET OPENS IN MIDTOWN
'BLUE' FILM FESTIVAL ENTRIES DUE APRIL 28
Reminder to professional and amateur filmmakers: the late entry deadline is April 28 for this year’s BLUE Ocean Film Festival, to be held November 3-9 in St. Petersburg. Awards will be given in 22 categories, including one for students. The global ocean summit and international film festival is the first one to be held in St. Petersburg after moving from Monterey, CA, and is expected to draw 20,000 spectators. READ MORE
MORE PARKING FOR BEACH DRIVE
It's peak outdoor cafe weather on Beach Drive. Now, the city and the St. Pete Trolley have teamed up to offer additional parking for Beach Drive visitors in The Pier's Dolphin Lot, at the foot of Second Ave. NE. Downtown visitors can park for $3 ($5 for special events) and take a free ride on the Looper to the shops and restaurants along Beach Drive. This new service began the end of February. For more information, visit www.StPeteTrolley.com .
ROAD RESURFACING CAUSES DETOURS
Motorists will see road closures and changing conditions over the next several months as work continues on storm drainage improvements in the 8300-9000 block of Dr. M.L. King Jr. St. N. A minimum of one lane in each direction will be open to traffic at all times. Anticipated completion is expected in early 2015. For more information, contact Engineering and Capital Improvements, 893-7400.
39th Annual Mainsail Art Festival
April 19 and 20 - 39th Annual Mainsail Art Festival - Vinoy Park - Everyone is invited to the 2014 Mainsail Art Festival at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg, Florida. As a premier cultural event on St. Petersburg’s outdoor calendar, over 100,000 visitors from near and far come to enjoy and purchase quality art and enjoy top name entertainment. The Mainsail committee of hard-working volunteers produces this annual fine arts festival exhibiting artists competing for $60,000 in prize money. Saturday, April 19, 2014 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 20, 2014 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Easter Egg Hunt on Coffee Pot Bayou!
April 19 -Easter Egg Hunt Over 1,000 eggs will be hidden at Coffee Pot Bayou! Join us from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Flora Wylie Park, North Shore Drive Northeast Bring the family, pups, or just come celebrate Easter with neighbors. Stick around after the hunt for treats and activities provided by The Sweet Spot & Great Explorations. www.honna.org
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- Apr. 16 - CATCH SOME RAYS THIS WEEKEND
- Apr. 16 - EARTH DAY ST. PETERSBURG SATURDAY, APRIL 19 •
- Apr. 14 - 39th ANNUAL MAINSAIL ART FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP
- Apr. 11 - MAINSAIL ART FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
- Apr. 10 - WEEKEND OF BLUES, THEATER IN THE PARK AND STADIUM SPORTS MAKE ST. PETERSBURG SHINE