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    By Times staff writers

    © St. Petersburg Times, published April 29, 2001

    Choice plan meeting set at high school

    The School Advisory Councils of Countryside and Clearwater high schools will hold a Choice Plan Trial Run Survey Information meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Countryside High School auditorium, 3000 State Road 580, Clearwater. The meeting will discuss the choice plan as well as an upcoming district survey on the plan. The public is invited.

    For information, call (727) 725-7956.

    Gifted Association of Pinellas to meet

    The Gifted Association of Pinellas will hold a general meeting from 7 to 9 pm. May 8 at Largo Library, 351 East Bay Drive, Largo. The guest speaker will be Art Dimter, director of gifted programs for Pinellas County Schools.

    For information, call the association at (727) 545-3047.

    Students to re-enact history this week

    Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N, Largo, will host "Living History Week" from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Friday. Dressed in period costumes, local elementary school students will play pioneer games and re-enact popular turn-of-the-century activities.

    The presentation is open to the public.

    For information, call Heritage Village at (727) 582-2123.

    Volunteers needed for mentoring programs

    CLEARWATER -- Gulf Coast Community Care needs volunteers for two of its programs. Linking Lifetimes matches adults 30 and older with a child from a single-parent, low-income home. The Adopt-A-Grandchild program needs adults 55 and older to volunteer at least two to four hours a week for an infant or up to 16 years old. No experience is necessary for either program. Training is provided by Gulf Coast Community Care, 14041 ICOT Blvd., Clearwater. To sign up or for information, call (727) 538-7460, ext. 3019 or ext. 3192.

    Volunteers sought for hospice thrift shop

    TARPON SPRINGS -- Volunteers are needed for Hospice of the Florida Suncoast's thrift shop at 780 S Pinellas Ave. in Tarpon Springs. The shop needs cashiers, sorters, pricers, display designers and office support. Proceeds from the store will go to hospice's programs as do those of the other thrift shops in Clearwater and Pinellas Park. To volunteer, call Kathy Roble, hospice's director of volunteer services, (727) 586-4432.

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