In The Community

Spectrum Bay News 9 is proud to partner and support local organizations throughout our community. Our team enjoys the opportunities to put down the camera and to join in the fun. Participating in events across the Tampa Bay area is one of our favorite parts of what we do.

UPCOMING EVENTS

SALVATION ARMY RED KETTLE CAMPAIGN

In the spirit of giving, Spectrum Bay News 9 and the Salvation Army encourage you to make a difference this holiday season during the Red Kettle Campaign.  There are many ways that you can help your neighbors in need living in the Tampa Bay Area.

And be sure to watch Spectrum Bay News 9 for Ringing in the Holidays presented by Achieva to see our featured Bell Ringer of the Day.  Our own Erica Riggins and Juli Marquez will be at the Achieva in North St. Pete on December 1sth.  Erin Murray will be in Palm Harbor on December 4th.  Jorja Roman will be in Pinellas Park on December 10th, and Nick Merianos will be in St. Petersburg on a future date.  The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign runs now through Christmas Eve.

 

THE FAMILY BLESSING

The event will be brought to you virtually this year! 

This spectacular annual community production features many talented youth and artists from our area.  It combines colorful costumes and styles of dance, music and theater to follow a young girl's journey from the streets of Harlem to the Island of Cuba, the mountains of Mexico, South America's rainforests, Brazil's Carnival, West Affrica's Villages, India's Bollywood and more.  The Family Blessing is presented by ARTZ 4 Life Academy and sponsored by Spectrum Bay News 9, the City of St. Petersburg and Duke Energy.

Don't miss this year's production.

Tickets are on sale now for $20.  To purchase tickets call 813-451-4410.  There will be an online site coming soon.

ST. PETERSBURG SCIENCE FESTIVAL 2020

Join in the fun!

You can still explore the wonders of STEAM:  Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math right in your home.  Check out some of the cool experiments and demonstrations shown during this year's virtual St. Petersburg Science Festival and learn more about wind with Spectrum Bay News 9 meteorologist Nick Merianos.  All activities will remain online now through the end of the school year.    

GLAZER CHILDREN'S MUSEUM

The museum is open by reservation.  Museum members enjoy free admission.  To reserve as a member, log into the website before purchasing to enjoy member rates.  The museum will not accept cash payments, and non-member guests should purhase tickets in advance.  Check the museum website for a complete list of guidelines for this safe reopening.

Sunshine Sundays have started from 10:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.  Explore the museum with lights and sounds turned down.  A limited number of reservations are being accepted.  All guests over 2 years old must wear a mask.

GREAT EXPLORATIONS CHILDREN'S MUSEUM

New temporary hours will be Monday through Friday from 4:45p.m. - 6:30p.m.  Guests must wear masks per the Pinellas County ordinance.  Guests are strongly encouraged to reserve tickets in advance.

SPECTRUM BAY NEWS 9 PROJECT WEATHER SCHOOL

During this unprecedented time Spectrum Bay News 9 created Project Weather School  to help school aged children stay up to date on their lessons and feel a sense of connection during a time where they are separated from their teachers and friends. Our team of weather experts can provide an interactive learning opportunity in an engaging way. 

New lessons come out on the third Tuesday of every month during the school year.  You can watch these videos on the Project Weather page of SpectrumBayNews9.com, or on the Spectrum News app.

 

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