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News
PAG Road Work Update
Pinellas County will performing the final potable and reclaimed water tie overs on Thursday evening (5/18).  Pass-a-Grille residents should anticipate service shutdowns for potable water between 15th and 19th as well as near 24th Avenues from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. and reclaimed water shutdowns from 15th to 28th Avenues (including Vina del Mar and Tierra Verde) from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Tarpon Rodeo Slots Available
 
Entries are available for 12th Annual Tarpon Rodeo June 8-9. Fish to restore Tampa Bay in this all-release tournament at Tampa Bay Watch. Click here for info. 

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Happenings this Week
Beach Health Expo
May 18, 1 - 4 p.m. TI Community Center

The Treasure Island & Madeira Beach Chamber is hosting a heath expo.
Admission is free to the public, and the first 200 visitors will receive a “swag bag” from the chamber. Click here for info.   
Wine Night at Wine Madonna
May 18, 6:30 - 9 p.m. Wine Madonna

Monthly gathering to get together - meet new people - enjoy the company of those you already know and support The Academy of Performance Arts. Click here for info. 
Gulfport Historic Walking Tour
May 18, 7 p.m.  Gulfport Historical Museum

Enjoy a relaxing stroll on a summer evening as you learn about Gulfport's interesting collection of historic commercial and residential structures. $10 for nonmembers and free for members of St. Pete Preservation. Click here for info.

Footloose in the Park 
May 18, 7 p.m N. Straub Park

Grab a blanket, low lying chair and a picnic to enjoy music followed by a free movie underneath the stars. Refreshments from local vendors for purchase. Click here for info.
History of the Gulf and Boca Ciega Bay
May, 19, 6:30 p.m. Gulfport Historical Museum

Come hear environmental scholar and author Dr. Jack Davis talk about the history of area waters based on his book, "The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea." Dogs and well-behaved kids welcome. Members drink free; all others may BYOB. Bring food to share or savor. Click here for info.
Florida SUP Cup
May 20, 8:45 a.m. Archibald Park

The fifth annual Florida Cup, presented by John's Pass Village. Includes a 9-mile elite, 6-mile elite and 3-mile recreational race, in addition to a 1-mile fun paddle and 1/40-mile kid's race.  Click here for info. 

Movie Critic Program
  May 20, 2 - 4 p.m. SP Main Library

Enjoy the humor of Tampa Bay Times movie critic Steve Persall hosted by Friends of the Library.  Info at 813-465-8165. 
Wine Passport to the World
May 20, 7 - 9 p.m. Florida CraftArt

Join us as we go "country to country" sampling food and wine pairings from around the world. Hosted by Rotary Club of St. Petersburg to benefit CASA. Tickets are $75. Click here for info.  
Gulfport Art & Gallery Walk
May 20, 6 - 10 p.m.  Beach Boulevard South

Shop, eat and enjoy more than 35 unique and locally owned shops, businesses, boutiques, galleries, bars, and restaurants along with vendors selling a variety of fine arts and crafts. Click here for info.
Family Fun Day at the Pool
May 21, noon - 3 p.m.   SPB Aquatic Center

Enjoy music, family fun, slides, pool basketball, games, prizes and more. $3 adults, $2 youth/senior. Click here for info.
Mark Your Calendars
Hurricanes and Boats
May 24, 7 - 9  p.m. Demens Landing

Learn to select a location and prepare your boat to survive a hurricane. Includes student notes and copies of the presentation. Hosted by  St. Pete Sail and Power Squadron. $30 per family.   Click here for info.

Paddle Against Cancer
May 27, 9 a.m. The Club at TI

Paddle a 3, 5 or 7 mile course to raise money for cancer research. Boards, canoes, kayaks, outriggers welcome. Post paddle party with music, food, cash bar and demos. Click here for info. 
Ride for RHS
May 29, 7:15 a.m. Demens Landing

F un bike ride along the Pinellas Trail to support  Remember • Honor • Support and Project Hero-Pinellas a local chapter of Ride2Recovery. Event benefits wounded warriors and first responders. Routes are 16.4 and 36.4 miles.  through bike therapy. Click here for info.  

TI Memorial Day Parade & Service

May 29, 9 a.m. Parade, 11 a.m. Service 

Treasure Island and American Legion Post 158 host a patriotic parade and Memorial Day Ceremony. The parade starts at Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis Center and ends at the Community Center. The Memorial Day Ceremony is at the American Legion Post 158, Info at 727-235-1784. 

SPB Memorial Day Ceremony
May 29, 11 a.m., American Legion Post 305

Memorial Day Ceremony with guest speaker John Stoeffler, an Army veteran and founder of Sweet Dream Pillow Project, followed by lunch. Open to the public. Info at 727-367-1596.
Bay Pines Memorial Day Ceremony
May 29, 10 a.m. Bay Pines National Cemetery

The largest Memorial Day observance in the area. Everyone is welcome. 35,000 graves marked with U.S. flags to honor the men and women who served the nation. Keynote speaker is   U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Edward W. Sandlin, Commander, Air Station Clearwater . Click here for info. 
Seeking Forever Homes


Save Our Strays

Save Our Strays has many wonderful kittens looking for forever homes. Pepper and her brother Cinnamon and his sister, Pepper are super friendly and are cool with other cats and dogs.  Meet this furry family in their foster home in St. Petersburg. Call 727 545-1116 or click  here for info.
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