Crescent Heights Festival – 9/17

The First Annual Crescent Heights Festival is Here!
Saturday, September 17th, 9AM – 2PM
Crescent Lake Park

crescent lake parkMark your calendars for the 1st Annual Friends of Crescent Lake Festival from 9am- 2pm. Join us for an early morning bird walk, environmental exhibits, a 10:00am re-dedication ceremony for the newly painted water tower mural, food trucks, and much more. We hope this will spark an ongoing annual festival as a way to celebrate one of the city’s more versatile and popular city parks, as well as get more of our neighbors engaged in our neighborhood associations and Friends of Crescent Lake volunteer opportunities. Find out how you can support the festival.

We’ll see you there!
Crescent Heights Neighborhood Association

Food & Clothing Drive

Food and Clothing Drive
Benefiting local non-profit Daystar Life Center
Monday, July 11 & Tuesday, July 12
8:30AM to 8:00PM at Church of the Beatitudes

Algebra I and Geometry – End of Course Exam Review Classes

Algebra I and Geometry – End of Course Exam Review Classes

Beginning on Monday, March 10, 2014, and running until Wednesday, May 7, Dr. Charles Sims will offer a series of afternoon review classes to help students prepare for the Florida End Of Course exams in Algebra I and Geometry.  The classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays according to the following schedule:

3:00-3:55 Algebra I.
4:00-4:55 Geometry.
5:00-5:55 Algebra I.  Priority for this class will be given to middle school students but high school students may attend if space is available.

The classes will be held in the educational building of Church of the Beatitudes located at 2812 Eighth Street North, St. Petersburg.  The building is handicapped accessible.  The classes will meet each week except for the week of March 24-28, which is spring break.

For 42 years, Dr. Sims was a mathematics professor at Rutgers, The State University of  New Jersey.  He has extensive experience working with mathematics students at a wide variety of levels.  He is now retired and lives in St. Petersburg.

These series of classes will review all material covered in the algebra and geometry courses and offer some exam-taking suggestions specially designed for the math EOC tests.  On average, each 55 minute review class will cover the material from two weeks of regular school classes.  Students will be encouraged to attend all classes of a series.

To provide students with the best possible learning experience, enrollment in each class will be limited to 25.  To get more information and to reserve a spot in one of the classes, students are asked to contact Dr. Sims by email at or by telephone at 727-896-8483 by Friday, March 6.

Volunteer | Gleaning

Dear Neighborhood Resident,

We learned a lot from our first gleaning event on June 29th. We learned that the weather is unpredictable (it rained) and there are a lot of varieties of mango trees that ripen at different times.  Originally, we planned on  hosting four seasonal gleanings per year. Since the June 29th event, we have received numerous calls and emails from people who have ripe trees and need help picking. So, we are trying things a little differently. We will host a meet up the first Saturday of every month, if someone has contacted us about picking their tree, volunteers will be directed to those locations first. Otherwise, we will go and canvas different neighborhoods in an effort to map where the fruit trees and gardens are located and make contact with homeowners to see when their trees are ripe and if they are willing to share. Avocado trees are in season now.

The information for our next gleaning day is below. Thanks!
Tracey Locke

Got Avocados?
Do you have a garden or fruit tree that produces more than you can use? Saint Pete Abundance connects homeowners with volunteers so fresh produce does not go to waste while local people go hungry.  For more information about sharing a tree or volunteering, please visit The next gleaning day is Saturday, October 5th

Saturday October 5th
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Crescent Lake Park
1320 5th Street North. Park in TASCO parking lot
What: Avocado Gleaning/Tree Mapping

A reminder to anyone with a tree or garden, if you need help immediately in between the monthly gleaning days, you have two options:  You can either pick the fruit yourself and contact us and we will pick it up and transport it to the Saint Petersburg Free Clinic Food Bank or you can bring in the donation yourself. The Free Clinic Food Bank is located at: 863 3rd Ave N. You do no need to park and go inside. The drop off dock faces the alley. They accept donations from  7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Volunteer | Friends of Crescent Lake

If you are looking for something to do this Saturday, August 31, how about joining the Friends of Crescent Lake between 9 AM and Noon at the North end of the lake for a volunteer clean up morning!

The friends also meet up several times throughout the year to improve and maintain the aquatic habitat at Crescent Lake.

Organized by Lucy Trimarco, resident of the Crescent Lake neighborhood.



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