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North Pinellas digest

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published April 4, 2001

Crime prevention talk scheduled

Crime prevention talk scheduled

SEMINOLE -- Jim Rexroad, head of the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office crime prevention unit, will discuss crime prevention at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Vineyard Inn Assisted Living Facility, 10929 Ridge Road. Topics will include keeping wallets and purses secure, using ATMs, shopping safety and reacting to a robbery. It's co-sponsored by Wright's Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. Reservations needed. Call 391-9986.

Volunteer group slates Cross Bayou cleanup

SEMINOLE -- Pinellas County Volunteer Services is organizing a cleanup of Cross Bayou from 8 a.m. to noon April 21. Volunteers, who must be at least 16 years old or with a supervised group such as the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts or 4-H, will be given T-shirts, trash bags, maps, drinking water and a cleanup record card. A free lunch will be provided. Participants should wear comfortable clothes and a hat; sunscreen is recommended. All volunteers must wear life jackets or other approved flotation devices. For those without boats, kayak and canoe rentals will be available by calling 548-1700. Those having their own canoe or kayak can put in at the Cajun Cafe, 8285 Park Blvd. Powerboat owners should put in their boats at the War Veterans Park boat ramp, at 9600 Bay Pines Blvd. Individuals should register at the Cajun Cafe site. To sign up or for more information, call the Volunteer Services office at 464-3945.

Art museum seeks help of volunteers

LARGO -- The Friends of the Gulf Coast Museum of Art could use some volunteers to help with customer service and general office assistance. Clerks for the museum store, receptionists, special events assistants and others are needed. Send your name, address and telephone number to Volunteer Coordinator, Gulf Coast Museum of Art, 12211 Walsingham Road, Largo, FL 33778 or call 518-6833, ext. 206.

Company delays talk on communications tower

TARPON SPRINGS -- The City Commission on Tuesday decided to postpone a presentation by Crown Castle International about a proposed "stealth" wireless communications tower. The 150-foot tower, which would be encased in a flag pole, would be built at the corner of Gulf Road and Tarpon Drive. The company, where City Commissioner Cindy Domino works as a site acquisition manager, wants more time to present its plan to residents. The proposal is scheduled to come up at a commission meeting at 6:30 p.m. April 17 at City Hall, 324 E Pine St.

Palm Harbor senior center slates spring dance

PALM HARBOR -- The Palm Harbor Senior Activity Center, 1500 16th St., is holding a spring dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday featuring music by Mr. Lucky and the Savoys. Snacks and setups will be available, and people attending can bring their own drinks. The cost is $5 for senior center members and $6 for non-members. Call (727) 771-6000 for information.

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