Traffic along Mandalay Avenue from San Marco to Papaya streets will be reduced to one lane and shifted to the west into the parking spaces in each direction for storm improvement work. The lane shift will be in place for three weeks, through Oct. 4. Drivers should use caution and expect minor delays
South Hillcrest Avenue at the Satsuma to Lime Street intersections will be closed to traffic starting Monday, Sept. 23, through Oct. 25 for construction related to the traffic calming project. The Orange Street/Hillcrest Avenue intersection near Satsuma and Lime streets will be accessible to local traffic. Drivers can use Evergreen and Highland avenues as detours.
The northbound curb lane of Osceola Avenue from Cleveland Street to the alleyway is currently closed to traffic, now through Oct. 25 for construction at the Capitol Theatre. Allow extra time along this route.
Volunteers Needed: Courtney Campbell Coastal Cleanup
Help keep Pinellas County beautiful at the International Coastal Cleanup planned for 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, along the Courtney Campbell Causeway. Check here for more information.Super Boat Weekend
Watch as these super fast boats reach speeds of up to 180 mph on a 2.5 mile course just off Clearwater Beach as racers compete for the Super Boat National Championship Sept. 27-29. Check here to find out more about the three-day festival.
Get a Taste of Clearwater
Love the restaurants of Clearwater? Get your tickets now for the chamber of commerce’s 24th annual Taste of Clearwater. This isn’t your average sandlot event with tiny samples, by the way. Clearwater’s taste takes place at Westfield Countryside Mall Sept. 24 and includes a VIP area right on the skating rink. Tickets are $40 for general admission. To get yours, visit the chamber’s website.Golf For Heros
Have you registered your team in the Golfing for Heros tournament? Tee off is at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at Countryside Country Club, 3001 Countryside Blvd. Cost is $99 for a golfer; $375 for a foursome; and $75 with a military ID. Proceeds benefits Healing Heros Network, which helps provide financial assistance for medical treatment and therapies for service members injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. Find out more here.
Extra Work for the Holidays
Bay area residents hoping to pick up some extra work to cover holiday expenses might want to start looking a little early. Some retailers are planning to scale back their hiring, according to The Tampa Tribune. Know of seasonal jobs in the area? Tell others by commenting below!
Go Off to See the Wizard
Want to see “The Wizard of Oz” on the big screen instead of television? Check out local AMC theaters for a limited-run showing of the flick in 3D on IMAX screens. Several Tampa Bay area locations, including Tampa and Sarasota, are screening the classic this month. For show times, visit the AMC website for locations and details.
Imagine Dragons on Stage
Can’t get enough of this "Radioactive" group on the radio? You’re in luck! They’re bringing their brand of alternative music to the USF Sundome on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $34.50.
Guavaween Around the Corner
Here’s one to put on your calendar. The Ybor City Chamber of Commerce is playing host to the 28th Guavaween celebration Oct. 26. The scaled-back version of the event includes a costume contest and other festivities, but runs again this year without the infamous night parade. Visit the chamber online for more details about the more family friendly version of the annual Halloween bash.
More Rain in the Forecast
Hoping for blue skies and sunshine this week? While we might see some, forecasters at the National Weather Service also say Bay area residents should count on some rain. Chances for storms are especially high on Monday and Tuesday.