The public has the opportunity to attend either of two meetings scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, April 1 and April 2 to review the final draft of the Downtown Waterfront Master Plan. Both meetings will be held at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg Student Center, 200 Sixth Ave. S. beginning at 6:30 p.m. Each meeting will include the same presentation material with an opportunity for feedback. Free parking is available in the USFSP Parking Garage, floors 2-5
Learn more about the city's newest sustainability initiative, Universal Curbside Recycling, set to launch this summer, during a series of public information meetings over the next few weeks. The next series of meetings will be held March 31 at the Willis S. Johns center, 6635 Dr. M.L. King Jr. St. N. and on April 2 at Roberts Recreation Center, 1246 50th Ave. N. Meetings start at 6:30 p.m. The meetings will provide information on how residents can begin recycling glass, aluminum, steel and some plastics, rinsed and free of food particles, along with newspapers, magazines and mixed paper, in a 95-gallon blue cart twice-monthly at the curb. View a complete list of meeting dates and locations at www.stpete.org/recycle.
What would Sunken Gardens be without flamingos? Previous owners, the Turner family, brought 17 of these beautiful birds to the Gardens in 1956 and sadly, only two of this original flock remain. Flamingos Forever was created to raise funds to "re-stock the flock!" and thanks to various efforts, $43,000 of the $60,000 goal has been raised so far. Anyone can help by sending a tax deductible contribution to Sunken Gardens, Flamingos Forever Fund, 1825 4th Street N., 33704. You can even purchase naming rights to a flamingo in exchange for a $3,000 donation.
The Tampa Bay Rays kickoff the 2015 Major League Baseball season with a three-game homestand against Baltimore, April 6 to 8 at Tropicana Field. Opening Day game time for Rays vs. Orioles is 3:10 p.m. on Monday, April 6. Get your tickets now at www.raysbaseball.com. And, the NASL Tampa Bay Rowdies home opener at newly-renovated Al Lang Stadium will be Saturday, April 11, against reigning Spring Champion Minnesota United FC. Visit www.rowdiessoccer.com for tickets and details.
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