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Get Movin' Mondays with Zumba

Monday, July 28, 2014 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM

Location: The Centre for Women, 305 S. Hyde Park Ave. in Tampa

Price: $10 general/$5 members

Contact: website:

Category: Health Events


Minority Bid Opportunity Meeting

Monday, July 28, 2014 from 4:00PM to 6:00PM

Location: 4901 E. MLK Blvd in Tampa

Contact: Brandon Housley | phone: 954-668-2770 | email:

NOTICE TO WMBE AND DBE FIRMS - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of America, Inc., the global leader in automated transit systems, is seeking interest from qualified firms to participate in our proposal for the design, construction, installation, delivery, operations and maintenance of an Automated People Mover (APM) System at Tampa International Airport.

We look forward to discussing this exciting project and the opportunity to meet and partner with local qualified firms.  To find out more about this project and submit your interest and qualifications, please join us:

 We are looking for companies with the following expertise:

Project Management/ Design, including:

  • Administration / Clerical Support
    • Testing/QA/QC First Article Inspection
  • Surveying Services
  • Safety Management
  • Project Scheduling
    • Construction Inspection
    • Engineering/Design/Consulting    (Electrical, Structural, Civil)


Construction, including: 


  • Construction & Material Supply
  • Painting
  • Concrete Work
  • Glass Work
  • Rigging & Hoisting
  • Demolition
  • HVAC, Fire Protection
  • Interior Commercial Fit-out


Electrical, including:


  • Electrical Material/Equipment Supply
  • Communications Equipment Installation
  • Substation Installation




  • Grounding & Lighting
  • Wiring, including Fiber Optics
  • CCTV
  • Lightning Protection




  • CAD Operation & Support
  • Computers, Equipment & Peripherals
  • Janitorial Services & Supplies
  • Warehousing & Storage
  • Maintenance & Repair Services: (vehicle or transit rail/bus related)
  • IT/Network Support
  • Spare Parts Supply
  • Office Furniture & Equipment


  • Shop Tools/Equipment Supply
  • Trucking, Hauling & Disposal
  • Uniform Supply & Cleaning




Category: Business Events


The Big Event

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 from 5:30PM to 8:00PM

Location: Yard of Ale Gastro Pub, 2675 Ulmerton Rd. in Clearwater

Contact: phone: 727-518-8860

Big Happy Hour!  Big Prizes!  Big Experiences!

Category: General

Special Event: Business & Trade Opportunities in Chile

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 8:30AM to 10:00AM

Location: 13805 58th Street N. Suite 1-200 in Clearwater

Contact: Florida Small Business Development Center at Pinellas County | website:

Chile is Florida's 4th largest export destination and due to free trade agreements 90% of U.S. exports enter duty free. There are no healthcare registration requirements for most medical devices, so entering this open, stable and prosperous Latin American market is an easy way for Pinellas companies to expand market reach and increase sales. Join Isabel Margarita Valenzuela of the U.S. Embassy in Santiago and Laura Beth Ebert of the U.S. International Trade Administration for an informative no cost introduction to opportunities for your business in Chile. This briefing is complimentary but registration is required due to limited seating.  Click here for more info.

Category: Business Events


The Pinellas County Finance Fair

Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 12:00PM to 2:00PM

Location: EpiCenter, 13805 58th St. N. in Clearwater

Price: Free

The SBDC at Pinellas County 9th Annual  Finance Fair is a chance for business owners to talk with a variety of small business lenders in a trade show format without having to fill out any loan applications or guessing which lender is the best match. Learn about SBA loans, bank loans,  alternative financing, and other sources. Browse among the lender tables to find the best option for your current or future business finance needs. This event is free to entrepreneurs, business owners, or any interested business person, however registration is required.  Click here fore more info.

Category: Business Events


Our Children, Our Future, Our Voices!

Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 5:30PM to 7:30PM

Location: Childs Park Recreation Center, 4301 13th Ave. So. in St. Pete

Do your children attend school in Pinellas County? Are you concerned with the quality of your Childs Education? How will the new Common Core State Standards affect your child? What are Common Core State Standards? Who will stand up and speak for us and our Children?   What can we do as a Community to Strengthen our Children's Education? 

Please join this very important EDUCATION FORUM to discuss our concerns and hear proposals for solutions from School Board Member Rene Flowers and School Board Candidate Irene Olive Cates.

Category: Civic Events


Studio@620 Members' Only Art Show Opening Reception

Friday, August 1, 2014 from 6:00PM to 9:00PM

Location: Studio@620, 620 1st Ave. So. in St. Pete

Price: Free

Contact: website:

Please join The Studio@620 in celebrating the diversity of our community through the artworks displayed in the third annual Members Only Art Show.  This year's collection is varied and includes all types of styles from abstract to impressionist, with media ranging from photography to ceramics, sculpture, mixed media, and painting.  Admission is free and open to the public.

Category: General

2014 Women of Color Cancer Retreat

From: Friday, August 1, 2014 at 6:00PM
To: Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 6:00PM

Location: Rotary’s Camp FL1915 Camp Florida Rd. in Brandon

Contact: Faces of Courage | website:

REGISTRATION is now open for new and returning campers. If you would like to register for this weekend camp – which starts Friday night at 6 pm and is over on Sunday at noon - please email me your name, mailing address and phone number (to ) or you can call the office at 813-948-7478. This camp is open to any women of color  who has been diagnosed with any type of cancer. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. As with all programs at Faces of Courage this camp is available at no cost to the participants.

Category: General


D.L. Hughley

From: Friday, August 1, 2014 at 8:00PM
To: Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 11:00PM

Location: Tampa Improv in Ybor City

Contact: website:

Enjoy one of the most popular and highly recognized standup comedians on the road today has also made quite an impression in the television, film and radio arenas.

Category: Entertainment Events



Friday, August 1, 2014 from 8:00PM to 11:00PM

Location: Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater

Price: $131, $81, $61 and $41

Maxwell, the platinum soul star known for his show-stopping performances, has announced his Summer Soulstice tour.  Click here for ticket info.

Category: Entertainment Events


Greenlight Pinellas Volunteer Kickoff Event

Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 10:00AM to 1:00PM

Location: North Greenwood Public Library Parking lot, 905 North Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. in Clearwater

Join fellow Greenlight supporters as we rally together and take our message door-to-door on Saturday, August 2. Greenlight T-shirts, snacks and water will be provided. More information will be coming soon!  Click here for more info.

Category: General


Romantic Expressions #21 "GROWN"

Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 8:30PM to 10:30PM

Location: Dr. Carter G Woodson Museum, 2240 9th Ave So. in St. Pete

Contact: phone: 727-470-1990

Category: Entertainment Events

Latin Fest

Sunday, August 3, 2014 from 11:00AM to 6:00PM

Location: England Park in Pinellas Park

Price: $2

Enjoy Awesome Latin Music & Food.  Meet the candidates for office & register to vote. Fun for the whole family.

Category: General

St. Petersburg Healthy Start Federal's 7th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Event

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Location: All Children's Education & Conference Center Auditorium, 701 4th St. So. in St. Pete

Price: Free

Contact: All Children's Hospital | Kimberly Brown-Williams | phone: 727-767-6780 | email: kimberly. | website:

This event is an opportunity to unite as a community and honor breast cancer survivors, share tips everyone can use to reduce the risk of breast cancer, and raise awareness to help others get screened. There will be creative and fun activities such as a photo booth, pink polish bar, and a pink heel prance for survivors. This event is free and open to the public. Please call for more information.

Category: Health Events


2nd Annual Family Conference "It's Our Season: God's Divine Family"

From: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 7:00PM
To: Friday, August 8, 2014 at 9:00PM

Location: Mt. Zion Progressive MB Church, 955 20th St. So. in St. Pete

Sessions will be held nightly at 7:00pm starting on Wednesday, August 6th through Friday, August 8th. There will be something for the whole family. Elder Lee May and wife Robin will minister. They are both dynamic Christian motivational speakers, and authors from Decatur Georgia. Our Youth will welcome Rev. Tyler Green, orator, activist & author as their speaker on Friday, August 8th.   Click here to register.

Category: Faith Community Events


Jamaica Jamaica - Jamaica's 52nd Independence Celebration

From: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 7:00PM
To: Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 3:00AM

Location: 6455 W. Commercial Blvd. in Tamarac

Price: $10

Contact: phone: 954-534-6614

Category: Entertainment Events


Tampa Bay Black Authors and Business Showcase

Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 9:00AM to 4:00PM

Location: St. Petersburg Museum of History

Contact: website:

Vendor & Sponsorship packages available.

Category: General

Free Physicals and Immunizations

Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 9:00AM to 1:00PM

Location: Ed and Myrtle Lou Swindle Medical Arts Center, 1601 West Timberlane Dr. in Plant City

Parent or legal guardian must accompany child at all times.   Immunization record is required for free immunizations to school-aged children.   Free school physicals for any school-aged (K-12) child.   No sports, Head Start or child care physicals will be available.   Not eligible to participate: Florida KidCare, Medicaid or private insurance.  Appointment Required - Call 813-443-3048.

Category: Health Events

4th Annual Cobra Stomp Back to School event

Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 9:00AM to 12:00PM

Location: 4900 28th St. No. in St. Pete

Contact: phone: 727-528-5802

This event is for enrolled Lealman Intermediate School students and families in grades 5.5 through 8.5.   Students must be accompanied by an adult.  School supplies will be given away and refreshments served while supplies last.  Meet school staff and learn more about school and community resources.  Surprise entertainment.

Category: General


Back to School Praise Party

Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 3:00PM to 6:00PM

Location: Word of Life Fellowship Church, 2540 9th Ave. So. in St. Pete

Contact: phone: (727) 327-6081

Join the WOL P22:6 kids (p-k to 4th grade) in praise as they celebrate our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through singing, dancing, miming and more.  NOTE: School Supplies will be given to children in attendence.

Category: Faith Community Events

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