Bay News 9 is very active in the Bay area and sponsors a variety of community events throughout our seven-county coverage area.

St. Petersburg Science Festival
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A festival to have fun while learning science in the sun!  Scientists and educators from nearly 50 organizations will provide hands-on activities.  Be sure to stop by the Spectrum Bay News 9 booth to meet Spectrum News 13 meteorologist Juli Marquez and Nick Merianos and your morning news anchor Erica Riggins. 

Saturday, October 19th

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • Meet Spectrum Bay News 9 Meteorologists Juli Marquez and Nick Merianos and anchor Erica Riggins
  • Experience hurricane level winds in the hurricane simulator
  • Free Project Weather Activity Books
  • Free color changing sunglasses
  • FREE Admission

USF Bayfront, St. Petersburg 

There will also be food trucks on site.

Friday, October 18th Meteorologist Diane Kacmarik will incorporate our Project Weather program and teach kids from Pinellas County Schools about weather. This is a private event for schools in Pinellas County.

The Family Blessing
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ARTZ 4 Life Academy, Inc. presents The Family Blessing.  The story inspires a young man to appreciate the blessings of the family unit and what it means to have a family.  

Don't miss this inspiring production featuring hundreds of the Bay Area's most talented and energetic youth performing ballet, jazz, hip hop, African, Mexican, Cuban Dance and more.  

Saturday, December 21st 

Two performances:  2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

  • Spectrum reporter Trevor Pettiford will welcome and introduce the show
  • Get a FREE gift from Spectrum Bay News 9 when you exit the show (while supplies last)

The Mahaffey Theater, 400 First Street South, St. Petersburg, FL  33701, Call the box officed at 727-300-2000 for tickets.

211 Tampa Bay Cares

Check out the website that connects ordinary people with volunteer opportunities through nonprofit organizations.

If you need help, or if you're considering volunteering, check out 211 Tampa Bay Cares