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    North Pinellas in brief

    By Times staff writer

    © St. Petersburg Times, published November 14, 2000

    At-sea reef dedication rescheduled for today

    CLEARWATER -- The at-sea dedication of the new Veterans Reef is scheduled for 9 a.m. today in the Gulf of Mexico waters off the coast of Dunedin, weather permitting. Boaters are welcome to attend the ceremony. The dedication will take place from the motor vessel Tortuga. For information, call 464-4600.

    Largo Chamber luncheon is today at country club

    LARGO -- Wayne Roques, of the Drug Free American Foundation, will speak at the noon luncheon today of the Greater Largo Chamber of Commerce at the East Bay Country Club, 702 Country Club Drive (off East Bay Road and Highland Avenue). The cost is $8 per person. Reservations are not necessary. Also, there will be a Largo Chamber Morning Marketplace from 7:45 to 9 a.m., Wednesday at the Village Inn, 1311 Walsingham Road, Largo. Cost: $10. Reservations are recommended. For information on either event, call the Largo Chamber, 584-2321.

    'Big Wheels' to help deliver and serve meals

    DUNEDIN -- Politicians, health care professionals, business men and women and others including Wade Boggs of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays will be among the "Big Wheels" who will help deliver or serve Meals on Wheels for Neighborly Senior Services from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Neighborly Senior Services' Palm Lake Village dining site, 1515 County Road 1, Dunedin. Neighborly Senior Services serves about 221,000 hot meals annually at 25 group dining sites in the Pinellas County area and also delivers approximately 300,000 Meals on Wheels annually. For information on becoming a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, call 573-9444.

    Author to discuss work at meeting

    SEMINOLE -- Author Carol J. Perry will discuss her book 10 Women -- Political Pioneers at the 10:30 a.m. meeting Wednesday of Friends of the Seminole Library. Refreshments will served. For information, call the library, 397-2112. The Seminole Community Library is at 9199 113th St. N, Seminole.

    Service clubs will get recognition

    SEMINOLE -- Area service clubs will be recognized at the Greater Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce's meeting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd. N. The theme will be "A Gathering of Friends." Each organization is invited to give a "two-minute commercial" to those in attendance. Cost is $10 per person. To sign up, call 392-3245.

    Woman's club will meet early this month

    SEMINOLE -- The monthly meeting of GFWC Seminole Junior Woman's Club will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, a week early because of Thanksgiving. For information, call Jo Winters at 398-0558.

    Businesses can exhibit products at vendor fair

    Vendors are needed to exhibit business products or services for purchase or to provide information at a vendor fair to be held Nov. 28 in Pinellas Park. The event, sponsored by the American Business Women's Association Suncoast Charter Chapter, is from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Banquet Masters, 81000 Park Blvd. Vendor fees are $10, and the deadline is Monday. A buffet dinner is available for $10. Deadline for reservations is Nov. 10. Proceeds will support the ABWA education scholarship fund.

    Membership in Suncoast Charter Chapter of ABWA includes Largo, Seminole, Pinellas Park and St. Petersburg. The group meets for dinner the second Tuesday of the month at Banquet Masters. Reservations are required. For information, call Marion Schindler at 391-8889.

    Barbershop group seeks full range of male voices

    PALM HARBOR -- The Palm Harbor Men's Barbershop Chorus is expanding its membership and is looking for tenors, leads, baritones and basses who enjoy barbershop harmony.

    The group meets at 7 p.m. every Monday at the Palm Harbor Senior Activities Center, 1500 16th St.

    For information, call 784-8052 or 532-6126.

    Residence offers housing for low-income seniors

    DUNEDIN -- Milwaukee Grove House, 753 Scotland St., Dunedin, has a few openings for low-income seniors who can care for themselves but no longer wish to live alone.

    The residence also needs volunteers to read, visit with residents, play cards and do yard work. For information, call 736-6632.

    Gift, craft shop features work of senior citizens

    CLEARWATER -- More than 100 senior citizens make the handcrafted gifts sold at the County Senior Citizens Crafts and Gifts Shop, 940 Court St. The cooperative gift shop is sponsored by the Senior Citizens Services Inc. of Pinellas County.

    Among the items for sale are baby clothes, woodcrafts, quilts and afghans, and kitchen and household gifts. There also is a year-round Christmas section. For information, call 442-4266.

    Humane Society starts Web site to display pets

    CLEARWATER -- To help alleviate overcrowding and give potential pet owners a chance to see the available pets via computer, the Humane Society of North Pinellas Inc. has gone high-tech.

    People now can view more than 150 adoptable dogs and cats by visiting the society's Web site,, then selecting Clearwater, FL.

    The Web site will be updated regularly, said director Rick Chaboudy, to show pets that are available, which ones have been adopted and more. There are also helpful hints on how to care for pets and various resources available to pet owners.

    The Clearwater shelter is also offering half-price adoptions for some pets. For information, stop by the shelter, 3040 State Road.

    Water workout targets new moms, moms-to-be

    BELLEAIR -- A comprehensive water workout program for pregnant mothers and those who delivered babies recently is offered from 11 a.m. to noon Mondays at the Belleview Biltmore Eclips Spa, 25 Belleview Blvd.

    For information on fees or to sign up, call Mickey Nault at 442-0618.590, or call 797-7722.

    Suncoast Orchestra to play Friday night

    The Suncoast Orchestra will present In the Beginning, Exploring the Overture, at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Palm Harbor Senior Activities Center. Tickets are $3 in advance, $5 at the door. Free coffee and dessert will be provided during intermission. Proceeds benefit the Senior Center at 1500 16th St.. For information, call 771-6000.

    VFW sponsors Marathon Bingo on Saturday

    CLEARWATER -- VFW Post 2473 is sponsoring a Marathon Bingo from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5, which includes lunch and tickets for a free bingo card and a door prize drawing. Tickets are available at the Post, 1401 N. Hercules Ave. Call 738-4473 for information.

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