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By Times staff writers

© St. Petersburg Times, published March 4, 2001


Florida International Museum to hold sale

Even a big place like the Florida International Museum has to clean out the closets occasionally! To get more room for exhibition space and classrooms, the museum is selling props from the Treasures of the Czars exhibit, office equipment, display units from the store, barely-damaged merchandise, flea market items from the volunteers, lamps, cases, desks, computers and many more items.

The sale will be held from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at 100 Second St. N. The $3 admission to the sale will include entry to the Cuban Missile Crisis and Countdown to Eternity exhibits. Call 822-3693.

Weather watch help sought

Interested in the weather? The Times is looking for a volunteer weather watcher in Treasure Island. The only requirements are that you have your own thermometer and rain gauge and that you be available most of the year to take the readings. If you're interested, write a card or letter to Alicia Olazabal, St. Petersburg Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731-1121. Please include your telephone number and address.

AMVETS to sponsor car, truck, motorcycle show

A charity car, truck and motorcycle show, sponsored by AMVETS Post No. 1, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Coquina Key Plaza, Sixth Street S and 43rd Avenue, St. Petersburg.

Funds will benefit Paws With a Cause, an organization that trains and provides dogs for the handicapped.

Senior Hall of Fame nominations are open

The city of St. Petersburg's Office on Aging is accepting nominations for the Senior Hall of Fame, which recognizes senior citizens for outstanding contributions to the community.

Nominees must be over the age of 65 and a Pinellas County resident for at least three years. Those who wish to nominate someone may complete an application, or submit a paper with the nominee's name, address, phone number, birth date and a 200-word summary of the nominee's community service that has benefited the city of St. Petersburg.

Those submitting nominations should also include their name, address and phone number. Nominations must be received by the office no later than April 13, and may be mailed to Senior Hall of Fame, Office on Aging, P.O. Box 2842, St. Petersburg. The awards ceremony will take place May 16 at the Sunshine Center. For more information, or to request an application, call 893-7102.

America's Youngest Jazz Band is looking for kids

Sonny LaRosa and America's Youngest Jazz Band seeks child musicians under the age of 13 to play saxophone, trombone, trumpet, guitar, bass or piano, or sing. Beginners will be considered. For information, call 725-1788.

Recycled cans, newspaper benefit program

St. Paul United Methodist Church offers a newspaper and aluminum can recycling depot at the church's Christian Life Enrichment Center, 1199 Highland Ave., Largo. The bins will be located on the northeast corner of the Rosery Road and Highland Avenue intersection. Proceeds from recycled materials will benefit Handicapable Ministry, a non-profit outreach program for developmentally disabled persons. For information, call 584-8165.

Area Agency on Aging offers free job training

Free job training and job placement assistance is available for seniors older than 55 through the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas Inc.

Interested seniors must make less than $8,350 annually for singles or $11,250 for a family of two, excluding Social Security earnings. Courses to be offered include computer literacy, clerical work, medical coding and billing and home health care.

Pasco and Pinellas county residents who are interested may call (727) 570-9696, ext. 237 or ext. 281.

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