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Published August 10, 2007



Louise Mandrell sings to help local relative

Country entertainer Louise Mandrell will perform tonight at Palm Harbor United Methodist Church, 1551 Belcher Road. The concert benefits the family of a relative of Mandrell's, Cindy Terrio of Palm Harbor, whose husband, Ken, recently had a stroke. A silent auction featuring items from Barbara Mandrell and Alan Jackson begins at 6 p.m.; the concert at 7. Also performing is the Triumphant Quartet gospel group and country-western singer Christy Sutherland. Tickets are $25 per person. Call (727) 785-7487.

Volunteer readers needed at library

The Palm Harbor Library has started a new program, Lifelong Partners in Reading, and is seeking volunteers 14 and older who can read newspapers, short stories and magazine articles to residents of assisted living facilities. Coral Oaks Assisted Living Center will be the first to offer this service to its residents. To volunteer, call Cecile Creely, volunteer coordinator, at (727) 784-3332, ext. 308.

Country breakfast served on Sunday

The Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St., will hold its monthly country breakfast 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Cost is $4.50, $4 for center members and $2 for children under 10. Call (727) 771-6000.


School supply donations sought

Optimum Health Massage Associates is collecting school supplies for needy classrooms. Needed new supplies include backpacks, chart paper, binders, lined paper, copy paper, folders, markers, pencils, calculators and crayons. Supplies can be dropped off 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday and Aug. 18 and 25 at 2625 Keystone Road. To arrange for pick up, call (727) 937-7788.


Pitch for Pink is tonight at ballpark

The second-annual Pitch for Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Night, sponsored by Morton Plant Mease Health Care and the Clearwater Threshers, is today at Bright House Networks Field, 601 Old Coachman Road. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; the first 2,500 women will receive a free commemorative pink beach bag or baseball cap. There will be a silent auction and a breast cancer survivors walk on the field at 6:30 and the game between the Threshers and Daytona Cubs starts at 7. Tickets are $3, $6 and $8 and are available by calling (727) 467-4457 or visiting

Blood drive at Hooters Saturday

Hooters is sponsoring a blood drive 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at its restaurant at 2800 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd. Donors will receive a coupon for 10 free wings, a T-shirt, a wellness checkup including a cholesterol screening, a buy-one-get-one-free admission for up to two free tickets to Pirate's Dinner Adventure in Orlando, plus entry in a weekly drawing through labor Day to win two round-trip tickets anywhere Southwest Airlines flies. Healthy people age 16 and older who weigh at least 110 pounds can generally be blood donors. Identification is required. For more information, call 1-800-682-5663 or visit

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