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Financial aid help available sunday at SPC

By Times Staff Writer
Published February 19, 2008


COUNTYWIDE

Students preparing for college and their parents should mark their calendars for Sunday, when representatives from the National Association of Student Financial Aid will offer their assistance. Students interested in finding out whether they qualify for aid should attend the Pinellas event, scheduled for 2 to 5 p.m. at St. Petersburg College Epicenter, 13805 58th St., Largo. Parents and students should bring their latest tax information and/or last pay stub from the previous year. The Florida Department of Education's Division of Community Colleges oversees the event in Florida . For more information, call Amy Albee at (850) 245-9488.

SPCA offers free programs for pets

The SPCA Tampa Bay, at 9099 130th Ave. N, Largo, is offering 100 free spay and neuter surgeries to pets of people with limited incomes through the end of the month. The service includes vaccinations and rabies shots. To qualify, applicants must apply in person with a recent 1040 form between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays during the special offer. The SPCA's year-round "Fix a Pit Program" also offers free spay and neuter surgeries for pit bullterriers and pit bull mixes For more information, call (727) 586-3591 or visit www.spcatampabay.org.

DUNEDIN

Groups to compete in step-off event

The ninth annual Students Against Violence, Drugs and Racism Step-Off Extravaganza will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the Dunedin High School auditorium, 1651 Pinehurst Road. Some 20 teams from elementary, middle and high schools and community groups are expected to compete. The competition is linked to the next day's Florida African-American Heritage Celebration at Heritage Village in Largo. The step finals are scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. at the celebration. Call Cindy Robinson at (727) 946-1252.

SAFETY HARBOR

Lawmaker to host town hall meeting

State Rep. Ed Hooper, R-Clearwater, will hold a town hall meeting from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Safety Harbor Library, 101 Second St. N, to discuss and hear constituents' opinions about state issues that could be addressed during the Legislature's upcoming session. The meeting is open to the public.