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Digest

Adult volunteers are needed for mentoring

By Times Staff Writer
Published October 21, 2007


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COUNTYWIDE

Gulf Coast Community Care needs volunteers age 30 and older for its mentoring program.

Volunteers are matched with children ages 3 to 16 and spend a few hours a week in activities such as reading, fishing, baking, teaching a craft or visiting a park.

No experience is necessary. Call 479-1841 or 479-1825.

COUNTYWIDE

Canine Halloween event helps pet organization

Don't miss out on the "Barkoween Party" of the year, Thursday, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Belleview Biltmore, 25 Belleview Blvd., Clearwater.

Dogs and their human counterparts are invited to have a good time and help benefit SPOT Stop Pet Overpopulation Together.

The night starts with a costume contest. Categories include scariest, funniest, most original, cutest and best look-a-like costume.

The $10 cover includes entry into the costume contest and a trick-or-treat doggie bag.

RSVP online at www.SPOTusa.org or call 545-3463 for more details.

COUNTYWIDE

Applications accepted for Christmas help

The Salvation Army will accept applications for Christmas assistance from 9 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 4 p.m. through Nov. 2 at 1400 Fourth St. S.

Each family head of household must bring photo identification, Social Security cards for each family member, proof of South Pinellas county address and proof of income. Call 822-4954.

REDINGTON BEACH

Townwide garage sale is Friday and Saturday

The Redington Beach Townwide garage sale is Friday and Saturday. Sales will begin at 8 a.m. For information, call 391-3875.

COUNTYWIDE

AARP seeks volunteers to help with tax returns

AARP Tax-Aide seeks volunteer tax counselors to prepare and E-File tax returns for clients of all ages with low to moderate incomes between Feb. 1 and April 15.

Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome, and they don't have to be AARP members or retirees.

Participants receive free comprehensive tax training and are certified by the IRS. Contact Diane Hernan at 544-1754 or at dhernan@tampabay.rr.com

ST. PETERSBURG

Hospital play tells kids about human body

All Children's Hospital will present What's So Good About Feeling Bad?, a play for kids about the human body and how it fights to keep kids healthy, at 11 a.m. Nov. 27, Dec. 5, Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 20, Feb. 27, March 26, April 9, April 23 and May 7 at the All Children's Hospital Education and Conference Center, 701 Fourth St. S.

Each character represents a body system and will be portrayed by a hospital employee. Call 767-4245 or go to www.allkids.org.

COUNTYWIDE

Canine Good Citizen Test is set for Wednesday

The SPCA's ongoing Canine Good Citizen Test will be Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at 9099 130th Ave. N, Largo.

This certification program rewards dogs that have good manners at home and in our community. The SPCA is especially focusing on well-behaved pit bull or pit bull mixes.

In addition, for every certified pit bull or pit bull mix, the Animal Farm Foundation will donate $150 to the SPCA's homeless pets.

All dogs who pass the 10-step test receive a certificate from the AKC. The testing fee is $10.

Interested pet owners must schedule an appointment by logging on to www.SPCATampaBay.org or calling 586-3591, ext. 167.

[Last modified October 20, 2007, 23:02:49]


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