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Driving Miss Daisy on Stage April 20th - May 28th

Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 8:00PM to 7:00PM

Location: Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, 1646 10th Way in Sarasota

Contact: website:

What happens when you pair a feisty Jewish widow who lives by the rules of social etiquette with a proud, hard-working African-American chauffeur? In 1948 Atlanta, it’s a hostile clashing of wills. But, as the 25-year relationship evolves, the two navigate the bumpy road of bigotry and Civil Rights together and a profound, life-altering bond emerges. This Pulitzer-Prize winner is a moving story of friendship told with humor, warmth, and beauty. Critics call this touching, totally irresistible comedy a delight! 

Category: Entertainment Events


How to Prep and Pitch Your Loan

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 from 9:30AM to 10:30AM

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

Price: Free

Contact: phone: 813-251-8437

Are you going to be seeking financing for your business? Whether it is an existing business or a brand new start-up, there are several things you need to know BEFORE you approach a lender. What Are Your Choices? * Microloan, SBA, Conventional Bank Loan * Overview and comparison of different loan types Preparing to Approach Your Lender * Credit scores (FICO) and how to repair if needed * What are the 5 C's of Credit? * What are the expectations for...Capital Injection (owner's investment), Cash Flow (what is cash flow), Required Documents, Timeline (turnaround time) and Costs.

Leslie Bridges of US Ameribank will share with you how to prep and pitch your loan. 

Click here to register.

Category: Business Events


Selling to the Federal Government

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 from 12:00PM to 2:00PM

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

Price: $20.00

Contact: Pinellas County Economic Development | phone: (727) 453-7200

Sell to the Federal Government! This class will provide information on how to register with the Federal Government, how to located federal opportunities, and the steps necessary to access federal business certification programs.  Click here to register.

Category: Business Events


FAMUnity National Convention 2016

From: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 8:00AM
To: Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 4:30PM

Location: Tampa, FL

Contact: website:

This 4-day event is filled with workshops and activities that were created for the “FAMUnity to Unite” and reenergize the "Ole Rattler” Spirit that will remind alumi of their commitment to the future of this beloved university.

Category: General

620 Hosts Architectural Student Exhibit

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 from 12:00PM to 6:00PM

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

Price: Free

Contact: Rebecca Russell-Gootee | phone: 727-822-4981 | email:

The University of South Florida School of Architecture and Community Design and Faith House Florida, in conjunction with Studio@620 present an exhibit of development for St. Petersburg focusing in the area of 15th Street North and 4th Avenue.

This area includes Unity Park, St. Vincent DePaul and Faith House Florida. Twelve architecture students, along with Professor Josue Robles Caraballo, have spent in excess of 15,000 hours to create six sets of models and renderings for an area covering several acres.

 Representatives of USF School of Architecture and Faith House Florida will be present to answer questions.  The public is invited to attend this free event. Following the event, the exhibit will move to the first floor of the Priatek building, 200 Central Avenue, St Petersburg, where the models and renderings will remain in an unmanned exhibit.

Category: General

Identity Theft Prevention and Protection “How to Protect Yourself “

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 from 1:30PM to 3:30PM

Location: Multipurpose Rooms A & C

Contact: Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services, Inc | email: Please rsvp to Rene Flowers :

Presented By The National Crime Stop Program - Identity Theft is the fastest growing crime in America and with your credit affecting your ability to get insurance, interest rates and even potential employment, it is vital you understand how to protect yourself from the crime that
happens every 3 seconds.

Category: General


How to Research and Plan for Your Business

Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 5:30PM to 8:00PM

Location: The Greenhouse, 440 2nd Ave. No. in St. Pete

Contact: phone: (727) 893-7146 | website:

Businesses that fail to plan, plan to fail. Most business problems arise from not planning ahead. Your business plan provides you a method to take a look inward at yourself and your business, find the STRENGTHS, WEAKNESSES, OPPORTUNITIES, and THREATS (SWOT) and be able to assess, analyze, and correct the direction of your business BEFORE it becomes a critical threat to your success.

Starting at 5:30, a representative of the St. Petersburg Library System will discuss free access to premium business databases for industry, market and demographic information critical to your business plan. Following this, a presentation that covers the importance of a business plan, what kind you need and its major elements will be given by a SCORE representative. After the workshop, you will be able to start writing a business plan and make an appointment with a business counselor to guide you through the process.  Click here to register.

Category: Business Events


From Gulf to Bay The State of Pinellas County Transportation

Friday, May 27, 2016 from 11:30AM to 1:15PM

Location: St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. in St. Pete

Price: Members: $25.00 Guests: $35.00

Presented by Whit Blanton, Executive Director - Pinellas Planning Council & Pinellas MPO.  Click here to register.

Category: Business Events

Embracing Legacy's 3rd Annual Legacy Live

Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 9:00AM to 12:00PM

Location: Revealing Truth Ministries, 5201 N. Armenia Ave. in Tampa

Price: Free

Contact: Embracing Legacy | phone: 813.871.2625 | email: | website:

6On Saturday, May 28, 2015 from 9:00am-12:00pm at Revealing Truth Ministries, Embracing Legacy will host its 3rd Annual Legacy Live Showcase! This family-friendly event promises to have something for every member of your family to enjoy! Come out and witness our Mighty Marching Lions band play, our fierce step team step, our youth choir grace the place with sounds of splendor, free refreshments and much, much more! All attendees will have an opportunity to get more information about Embracing Legacy and the many programs we offer including: basketball, soccer, cheerleading, tutoring, SAT/ACT prep, robotics club and competition, art, youth choir, step team, and marching band. Parents and guardians will have an opportunity to sign their children up for one of our programs. So come on out and bring your children with you. Our programs are open to children between the ages of 2 and 17 and there is no cost to join.

Category: Faith Community Events


Tampa Bay Margarita Festival

Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 12:00PM to 11:00PM

Location: 600 N Ashley Dr. in Tampa

Contact: website:

The 2016 Tampa Bay Margarita Festival returns to Downtown Tampa! Bigger, Better, and More Margaritas than Ever! 

Featuring Grammy Winning headliner: Blues Traveler

Category: Entertainment Events

The Rattlers Den Extravaganza Scholarship Fundraiser

From: Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 10:00PM
To: Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 2:00AM

Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 2900 Bayport Dr. in Tampa

Price: $35

Contact: Florida A&M University National Alumni Association of Tampa Chapter | phone: 813-238-7235 | email: | website:

Florida A&M University National Alumni of Tampa Chapter presents The Rattlers Den Extravaganza Scholarship Fundraiser" Forever Rattlin' to Keep our Students in School" on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel located at 2900 Bayport Dr.| Tampa, FL 33607| 10:00PM-2:00PM. There will be a Cash Bar, Light Hors D'oeuvres, and a Live DJ. Ticket Donation is $35.00 For more information and to purchase tickets visit or call 813.238.7235

Category: General


Fundraising Reception for Representative Ed Narain

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 from 12:00PM to 2:00PM

Location: Offices of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, 401 E Jackson St. Ste. 2400 in Tampa

Contact: website:

RSVP to Kristin Tyhurst at

Category: Civic Events

SBA Disaster Recovery & Loan Preparedness workshop

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 from 12:00PM to 2:00PM

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

Price: Free

Learn about Disaster Preparedness by developing a plan to mitigate your risk. Educate yourself on preparedness as well as learning about the SBA Disaster Recovery Loan: when and where disaster loans are made, eligibility requirements, and the process to apply.  Click here to register.

Category: Business Events


Veteran & Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Summit

Thursday, June 2, 2016 from 10:00AM to 3:00PM

Location: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Airport/Westshore in Tampa

The Hiring Fair will be led by the Department of Defense's Hiring Heroes. The employers' efforts will be focused on providing career opportunities as well as on-site, pre-scheduled interview opportunities for qualified wounded, ill, injured, transitioning Service members, Veterans, their spouses, family members and primary caregivers.  REGISTER at:

Category: Business Events


2016 Leadership Conference - Resilience: The Power of a Happy & Healthy Workforce

Thursday, June 2, 2016 from 11:30AM to 5:00PM

Location: Tampa Convention Center

Contact: phone: 813-287-8779 | email:

NEW venue, NEW format, and Keynote Speaker and Happiness Expert Shawn Achor!  Click here to register and learn more.

Category: Business Events


2016 Little Miss Pink Petals Pageant Application Deadline

Friday, June 3, 2016 from 8:00AM to 6:00PM

Location: Invitation available at Child's Park YMCA or Enoch Davis Center in St. Pete

Contact: website:

Little Miss Pink Petals targets young girls 5-10 years of age in Pinellas County. Through preparation and workshops associated with this program, participants will make friends and engage in activities that will focus on skills in communication, public speaking, and talent. The girls will also be introduced to activities that promote self-confidence, self-esteem, poise, personality, and charm.

Category: General


West Tampa Community Market

Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 8:00AM to 2:00PM

Location: Soundstage, 2501 N. Armenia Ave. in Tampa

Fun, Food, Music & Vendors

Category: General


Free Community Breakfast

Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 9:00AM to 12:00PM

Location: Enoch Davis Center, 1111 18th Ave. So. in St. Pete

Contact: website:

Food provided by Heavy's Food Truck.

Category: General


Before the Ballot: Meet the Candidates Forum - Pinellas

Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 10:30AM to 12:30PM

Location: Child's Park Recreation Center, 4301 13th Ave. So. in St. Pete

Price: Kids $25/Adults $5

Before you cast your ballot, this is a chance for you as the community to directly ask candidates from the local, state and federal level how they can serve us best.

Lunch Program will be provided with US Congressional Candidate Charlie Crist as guest speaker along with Q & A
Pinellas School Board - District 1 Candidates: Joanne Lentino, Matthew Stewart and Bill Dudley
Florida State Senate - District 19 Candidates: Betty Reed, Darryl Rouson and Ed Narain

Category: Civic Events

Celebrate, Thrive, Enjoy: Cancer Survivorship Brunch

Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 10:30AM to 12:30PM

Location: Mt. Zion Progressive MB Church, 955 20th St. So., 2nd Floor in St. Pete

Price: FREE

Contact: Tampa Bay Community Cancer Network and Mt Zion Human Services, Inc. - Sistahs Surviving Breast Cancer | email: | website:

Join this interactive and exciting brunch and educational session to honor cancer survivors and caregivers. The event is free of charge, but registration is required. Please register online by May 27th(5pm). For more information, please contact Khaliah Fleming: (813)745-8864 or email

Category: General

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