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    North Pinellas Times

    By Times staff writer

    © St. Petersburg Times, published November 15, 2000

    Italian-American Club hosts dinner-dances

    CLEARWATER -- The Italian American Club of Greater Clearwater at 200 McMullen-Booth Road presents a pasta dinner and dancing every Tuesday. The club opens at 5 p.m. for dinner, followed by dancing until 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 for members and $8 for non-members.

    The club also puts on dinner-dances from 5:30 to 11 p.m. every other Saturday. Tickets must be purchased in advance. For information or to purchase tickets, call 791-8698.

    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.

    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 unique 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 a 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 590, or call 797-7722.

    Garden club to plant trees

    DUNEDIN -- Fifty trees, paid for by donations from the community, will be planted at 10 a.m. Thursday at the oasis on the Pinellas Trail at Alt. U.S. 19 and Curlew Road in Dunedin. The Bay Bouquet Garden Club of Dunedin is still taking donations of $10 or more for additional trees, in memory of loved ones or to note a special occasion. For information, call Pat Wollman at 726-5066.

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