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    Children's Home holds program for new parents

    By Times staff writer

    © St. Petersburg Times, published December 23, 2000

    The Children's Home holds an orientation for prospective long-term foster care or adoptive parents from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Dec. 27 at the home, 10909 Memorial Highway, Tampa. Would-be parents will receive information about children needing placement, services of the Children's Home, and the foster care and adoption process. For information, call Ellen Smith at (813) 855-4435, ext. 2037.

    VFW bingo returns to St. Dunstan's church

    LARGO -- Tuesday bingo games sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10094 and its Ladies Auxiliary have returned to St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, 10888 126th Ave. N. Doors open at 11 a.m. and lunch is served at noon by the auxiliary. Every Tuesday, one game benefits the de Paul School for Dyslexia. For information, call 596-8959 or 585-9094.

    'Books for Hospice' looks for donations

    CLEARWATER -- Several area bookstores are co-sponsoring a "Books for The Hospice" project to help supply the libraries of the Hospice's four service centers in Pinellas County.

    Specific books needed are those dealing with end-of-life issues and bereavement. Also, the libraries are looking for books on alternative-complementary therapies to help those with chronic and serious illnesses.

    The bookstores have a list of about 150 books the hospice could use. Participating stores include Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 23654 U.S. 19 N; B. Dalton Bookseller, Countryside Mall, and Waldenbooks, Countryside Mall and Clearwater Mall. The book drive for the Hospice will continue throughout 2001. For information, call 586-4432.

    Nominations open for civic awards

    Five Pinellas County women will be honored by Soroptimist International of Upper Pinellas for their professional or civic contributions to the community. If there is a woman you would like to nominate, please request a nomination form by calling (727) 789-3691. Nominations should be submitted by Jan. 10 to Cathy Wagner, 2662 West Lake Road, Palm Harbor, FL, 34684. A banquet will be held Feb. 17 to honor the winners.

    Donations, volunteers sought to help agency

    R'Club Child Care Inc., a non-profit agency that has provided after-school child care in the Tampa Bay area for more than 20 years, seeks volunteers to adopt a family in need for its Holiday Adoption Program. It is seeking donations of holiday meals, blankets, linens, clothing, toys, gifts or any other items to be given to local families. To assist, call 578-5437.

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