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School briefs

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published October 31, 2000

Magnet high schools slate discovery nights

These high school magnet programs will have discovery nights to introduce students and parents to their special curriculums:

Auction for Exceptional Children

The Council for Exceptional Children Suncoast Chapter 176 will hold its "America's Children Auction" from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at Temple B'nai Israel, 1685 Belcher Road S, Clearwater. Proceeds will fund scholarships and exceptional education activities. Auction items will include art, fine crafts, antiques, sports memorabilia and more. For information, call (727) 725-7982 or (727) 789-1527.

Financial aid workshops

Pinellas County Schools financial aid office will host several financial aid seminars in November. Each will cover the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program and offer advice and information on various facets of financial aid. Scholarship essays and searches will be discussed as well as tips to detect scholarship scams. All seminars will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Seminar dates and locations are:

Big-Band Benefit

Clearwater Discovery is hosting a benefit concert featuring the 42nd Street Big Band, teeming with professional musicians who have played with Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller and other big-band greats. Students and teachers of Clearwater Discovery also will be performing. The concert will take place 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Clearwater Discovery gym, 1220 Palmetto St., Clearwater. For tickets or information, call music instructor Robert Boyd at (727) 298-1616.

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