Celebrate Midtown Youth: Free family fun in south St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG – Celebrate Midtown Youth is a free event on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., featuring dance, music, food, interactive games and activities for children of all ages through high school. It will take place in the fenced lot along the block at 22nd Street South and 9th Avenue South, St Petersburg in The Deuces Live Main Street.

CELEBRATE Flyer 2015 FINALThis outdoor health fair and healthy fun day for the whole family is being presented by Jordan Park Community Gardens and Local Food Park, hosted by The Deuces Live Main Street, and coordinated with neighborhood businesses and organizations. The fun at Celebrate Midtown Youth includes:

Learning to ride a bike? City of St Petersburg Parks and Recreation department will offer a free Bike Rodeo, with loaner bikes and free bike helmets for kids who participate, and the City’s film crew will be on site along with the Fire Department’s ladder truck and a Police K9 dog unit; TASCO will be there along with the showmobile.

Kids of all ages will love the petting farm, balloon artist, healthy food, gardening fun, face painting, arts and crafts with Garden Club of St Petersburg, Clay Center of St Petersburg, and “Let’s Move” interactive games

Entertainment includes the Kali Kali dancers, John Hopkins School of the Arts and Sciences Dance Group, and Gibbs High School ensemble

DAB Community Services will present Let’s Move Fitness Workshop

St Petersburg College Midtown’s forum will unveil information about programs to be offered at their new 45,000 square foot campus in the neighborhood, due to open in 2015

Pinellas Technical College will present training and education opportunities of interest to graduating high school students or GED students interested in what comes next

Pinellas County Job Corps and AmeriCorp Youth Build projects will engage children in building activities to support Jordan Park’s JP Kids Garden Club and Community Garden with benches and raised garden beds specially tailored to meet the needs of seniors in that community

Your health is your greatest asset! Participate in a mini Health Fair with Pinellas County Urban League health screenings, All Children’s Hospital, Pinellas Department of Health (WIC), BCCI Florida Blue and AmeriGroup

Healthy Bites, featuring Local Food Park, Fit4AllKids, Whole Foods Market (Clearwater), 4H Clubs, Pinellas Extension Services, UF/IFAS Extension Services, King Natural Catering and Performance Smoothies

Community organizations participating include: LFS Head Start, Boys and Girls Club of the Suncoast (Midtown), Front Porch Community Development Association, St Petersburg Library System, LiveFree Coalition and James B. Sanderlin Neighborhood Family Center

Primary sponsors are City of St Petersburg, Bon Secours (Jordan Park Community Gardens), Pinellas Technical College, St Petersburg College Midtown, Whole Foods Market (Clearwater), LFS Head Start and AmeriGroup.

For further information, please contact Annette Hubbard, Jordan Park Gardens, 727-522-0110.

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