In the know

By the Times staff
Published September 9, 2007


Freedom Walk on Sept. 11 to benefit troops

The city will host a Freedom Walk on Tuesday in honor of the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The walk will begin at 6 p.m. at Veterans Park next to Safety Harbor marina, 110 Veterans Memorial Lane. Participants will walk from the marina to Seventh Street S and back. Admission is free, although the Safety Harbor Teen Advisory Board will be collecting donations of comforting items to send to troops overseas as part of Operation Shoebox. For information, call 727 724-1572 or visit www.cityofsafetyharbor.com.


Old cell phones needed for seniors

Senior Citizens Services welcomes donations of old cell phones to be distributed to needy seniors as 911 emergency phones. The offices are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and phones are distributed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. Senior Citizens Services is in Belcher Commons Office Park at 51 S Main Ave., Suite 308-M, Clearwater. For information, call (727) 442-8104.


Learn to maintain your car, save gas

Get the latest trends in preventive car maintenance and some gas saving tips at 7 p.m. Monday at the Tarpon Springs Library, 138 E Lemon St. The free program will be presented by staff from Advance Auto Parts. For questions or information, call the library at (727) 943-4922.


Ceremony to mark Sept. 11 anniversary

The public is invited to attend a ceremony marking the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks at 6 p.m. Tuesday on the steps of City Hall, 112 S Osceola Ave. The event will begin with brief remarks from Mayor Frank Hibbard and then continue at Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 110 S Fort Harrison Ave., with remarks and a community concert. For information, call (727) 562-4809.

Want to serve on a city committee?

The Clearwater City Council has an opening for a Clearwater resident to serve on the city's employee pension investment committee. The appointment is for two years with reappointment possible. The individual will be considered a fiduciary of the pension fund and will be required to attend training and educational conferences. A financial background with a degree in finance or accounting is preferred. For information or to apply, call (727) 562-4093 or e-mail cyndie.goudeau@myclearwater.com


Plan retirement during life's stages

Learn how to plan for retirement during different life stages in a free, public program with Candice Looney, a Merrill Lynch financial adviser, at 7 p.m. Monday at Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. For information, call the library at (727) 587-6715, ext. 2514.