Have Breakfast with the Mayor Today

Breakfast with the Mayor, TDC Applicants, Puppets in St. Pete, Free Museum Day and Patch Newsletters are five things you need to know today.

1. Informal conversation is the order of the day when Mayor Bill Foster hosts 'Breakfast With the Mayor' today at the Village Inn, 9107 4th St. N. Residents are invited to support the local business with breakfast as they wait for their turn to chat one-on-one during the mayor's monthly breakfast forums that begin at 7 a.m. 'Breakfast With the Mayor' is held on the fourth Wednesday each month at
restaurants around St. Petersburg.

2. Applications are now being accepted for four-year appointments to Pinellas County’s Tourist Development Council. The Tourist Development Council and staff of Visit St. Petersburg-Clearwater are responsible for making recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on matters relating to the Tourist Development Tax. Two of the open positions must be filled by owners or operators of hotels, motels, recreational vehicle parks or other tourist accommodations subject to the Tourist Development Tax. Applications are available online

3.  The public is invited to savor a unique blend of comedy, puppetry and inspirational storytelling during a special performance of The Man Who Planted Trees' on Friday, Oct. 26 at St. Petersburg City Theater. Performed by the Puppet State Theater Company of Scotland, the production is part of the 2012-13 Class Acts season and is offered to the public through a partnership with the city of St. Petersburg, Class Acts and the theater. For information, visit

4. St. Petersburg shines the spotlight on its vibrant arts and cultural scene with a celebration of the arts featuring the annual ArtsAlive 2012 Free Museum Day on Saturday, Sept. 29. For this once-a-year event, admission is free to several
museums and cultural attractions in St. Petersburg including he Dr. Carter G. Woodson Museum, Florida Holocaust Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg Museum of History, Dali Museum, Great Explorations Children's Museum, The Pier Aquarium, Creative Clay, Morean Arts Center Galleries/Glass Studio and Hot Shop, Morean Arts Center for Clay and the Chihuly Collection. Free admission to the Dali Museum will be limited to Pinellas County residents only. Free admission for the Chihuly Collection is for Florida residents only.

5. Do you subscribe to the Old Northeast Patch Newsletter? Each morning we'll send you an email with the top local stories straight to your inbox. Not signed up? Scroll to the bottom of any page on Patch; click "newsletters" beneath the "goodies" title. Then, enter your email address to receive the Patch newsletter.


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