Craft Art

Do you enjoy arts and crafts? Is art something you are passionate about? Florida Craft Art is hosting an event: Paper Art Flower Making!

February 6, 2018 from 6 – 8 p.m. 

Main Library 

Main Library, 3745 Ninth Ave. N.,

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The St. Petersburg Library and Florida CraftArt present a series of three workshops at the Main Library, 3745 9th Avenue North, to create gorgegous paper flowers to be used in the Florida CraftArt exhibition “Dia de los Muertos: A Celebration of Life.” The workshops will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesdays, February 6, February 27 and March 6, 2018. The workshops are free and open to the public! The paper flowers that are created at the library workshops will be used to create a floral archway entrance to the Dia de los Muertos exhibition from April 6 – May 26. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and all flowers created during the program will be used for the floral archway. All materials will be supplied.

The St. Petersburg Library System is pleased to offer this program as a part of its Community Development Initiative, a method to enhance the provision of resources, services, and programs focused on the Education, Economy, Ecology, Equity, Efficiency and Engagement of our community.

 

Before the Flower Making Fiesta, Stop by The Courtney at Bay Pines to tour our luxury community! We offer one, two and three bedroom layouts. Our community has spectacular amenities too such as a zero entry salt water pool, an all inclusive fitness center, pool table, shuffle board, and so much more!  

8 Fun Facts About Our Pool Tables

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If you’ve visited our entertainment room here at The Courtney At Bay Pines, I’m sure you’ve noticed our stylish billiards tables. Personally, I’ve only played the game recreationally and never thought twice about it’s origin.

Here are 8 interesting facts about Billiards/Pool:

Billiards

8. Pool is one of the safest sports in the world.

7. Billiards evolved from a lawn game similar to croquet played sometime during the 15th century in Northern Europe (probably in France).

6. Billiards was the first sport to have a world championship (1873).

5. The first coin-operated billiard table was patented in 1903. The cost of a game on the first pay-for-play table: one penny.

4. In 15th century France, billiards play was forbidden, by the Church, as well as the King. In early American history, actual laws were passed, outlawing the game in many parts of the land.

3. At times, including during the Civil War, billiard results received wider coverage than war news. Players were so renowned that cigarette cards were issued featuring them.

2. Throughout history, billiards has bridged the gap between the aristocracy and the masses.

1. Today, billiard balls are made from various plastics. Before plastics were invented, billiard balls were made from ivory. Billiard balls were once cut from the center of a tusk, and one elephant yeilded approximately 6-8 balls.