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Digest

In the know

By TIMES STAFF
Published August 3, 2007


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SAFETY HARBOR

Save money while helping the climate

The truth at this event won't be inconvenient. The Climate Project, a global-warming education group, will give a presentation about easy money-saving steps you can take to help reduce the dangers of climate change at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Safety Harbor Library, 101 Second St. N. Call (727) 709-3398.

OLDSMAR

Veterans can add names to memorial

Have your name etched in stone. The city of Oldsmar's Veterans Wall in Veterans Park is a tribute to veterans currently or formerly residing in Oldsmar. There is no charge. The one-page application is available at the city clerk's office, 100 State St. W, or visit www.ci.oldsmar.fl.us/ City_Clerk/PDFs/vet_wall_ app.pdf. Completed applications along with a copy of the veteran's discharge papers should be submitted to the clerk's office by October. Friends and relatives can make an application on behalf of a deceased Oldsmar resident who served in the armed forces. Call (813) 749-1116.

CLEARWATER

Strongman contest planned Saturday

If a keg press, tire pull and log bar press don't scare you, you might have what it takes to be the next Florida Strongman. A Suncoast Strongman competition open to women and men, teenagers and adults, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Countryside Recreation Center, 2640 Sabal Springs Drive. Free admission to all spectators. Weigh-in is at 9:30 a.m. Call (727) 669-1914.

All aboard: Train show is Saturday

The Regal Railways train show is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 512 S Lincoln Ave. The Suncoast American Flyer Enthusiasts will have a display. Cost is $3 for adults, and children 13 and younger are free. Call (727) 441-2159.

This ball game will keep dogs in mind

Take man's best friend out to the ball game. Enjoy frozen Pedigree ice cream treats and Snausages (for dogs) and Good Humor treats (for owners), a dog and owner look-a-like contest and more at 5 p.m. Saturday at Bright House Networks Field, 601 Old Coachman Road. Cost is $3 for dogs, and human tickets start as low as $3. The Threshers play the Tampa Yankees at 6:30 p.m. Call 467-4457 for tickets or 797-7722.

Library to mark 'Star Wars' debut

Watch out for Wookiees. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the showing of the first Star Wars movie from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. There will be prizes for the best costume and a trivia contest. Call 562-4970, ext. 5284.

LARGO

Back-to-school event is set

Ready to go back to school? Get free physicals and school supplies, browse booths and exhibits and check out displays by health service providers from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1199 Highland Ave., at Rosery Road. A Bayflite helicopter and ambulance will be on display. Organizers expect about 1,000 from outside the church to attend. Call (727) 584-8165.

[Last modified August 3, 2007, 09:24:52]


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