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Digest

Weaver's Guild has exhibits at library

By TIMES WIRES
Published February 6, 2007


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CLEARWATER

The Pinellas Weaver's Guild has exhibits on display until Feb. 26 at Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. Formed in 1946, the guild sponsors workshops with widely known instructors and sponsors the study of spinning, dyeing, bobbin lace and kumihimo - the ancient art of braiding ropes, belts and ribbons. For details, call 727 562-4970, ext. 5284.

DUNEDIN

Green Market is plentiful in items

Stroll through Dunedin Green Market, which is in Pioneer Park, at Douglas Avenue and Main Street downtown, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday until April 27. A variety of products are available, including Amish foods; coffee, tea and espresso; handmade soaps; organic cotton products; produce; spices; and tropical plants. For vendor information, call Richard Kendler at (727) 733-4215.

CLEARWATER

People's Law School runs through April

Sessions of the Clearwater Bar Association's annual People's Law School continue in the teaching auditorium at St. Petersburg College's Clearwater campus, 2465 Drew St.

The People's Law School will meet Thursdays through April. The remaining schedule includes:

- Thursday, 7-9 p.m.: Independent court system

- Feb. 15, 7-9 p.m.: The Patriot Act

- Feb. 22, 7-9 p.m.: Real estate and real property law

- March 1, 7-9 p.m.: Wills, trusts and estate planning

- March 8, Spring break. No class

- March 15, 7-9 p.m.: Family law

- March 22, 7-7:55 p.m.: Local government law; then from 8:06 to 9 p.m., State of our circuit

- March 29, 7-9 p.m.: Bankruptcy

- April 5, 7-9 p.m.: Construction contracts and mechanic's liens

- April 12, 7-7:55 p.m.: Mediation and arbitration; then from 8:06 to 9 p.m., Small claims court

- April 19, 7-9 p.m.: Contracts and business law

- April 26, 7-7:55 p.m.: Identity theft; then from 8:06 to 9 p.m., Graduation.

All sessions are free. No registration required. Call (727) 461-4869.

CLEARWATER

Foundation seeks volunteers for kids

Become a garden volunteer for fourth- and fifth-graders at the Modesta Robbins Partnership School at Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club, 3030 N McMullen-Booth Road.

Classes meet from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call counselor Jayme Pecci at (727) 726-8829, ext. 203, or e-mail her at peccij@pcsb to volunteer.

The Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation helps at-risk kids improve their self-esteem, character, work ethic, social adjustment and academic performance. For details, visit www.chichi.org.

COUNTYWIDE

Small business program upgraded

Pinellas County has revised and renamed what used to be known as the Small Business Assistance Program.

Under its new name, the Small Business Enterprise Program allows qualified vendors to bid for county purchases from $2,000 to $10,000.

The program is designed to benefit all small businesses principally located in Pinellas County, regardless of the gender or race of their owners, with sales and staffing below established limits. Employers with fewer than 50 full-time employees and annual gross revenue of less than $2-million are eligible.

To learn more, call 464-3148 or e-mail businesshelp@pced.org An online application is available at www.pinellascounty.org/ purchase/sbap1.htm.

[Last modified February 5, 2007, 21:48:37]


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