Pinellas Trail party planners to meet Jan. 6
A planning meeting to discuss the 20th anniversary celebration for the Pinellas Trail scheduled for December 2010 will be at 6 p.m. Jan. 6 at the Largo Public Library, Meeting Room A, 120 Central Park Drive. Interested citizens, officials and business and chamber representatives are invited to attend. Organizers of the event are looking for ideas, volunteers and contributions to ensure that the anniversary event will be a memorable and special day in Pinellas County's history. Suggestions and questions can also be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Theater group plans auditions
The Players of Safety Harbor, an adult library theater troupe, is holding auditions. They are seeking one female lead, and to fill six male roles, one female youth role, plus crew for their April production of Frederick Knott's Wait Until Dark. Auditions will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 6 and from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N. Performances are scheduled April 9-11 at the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa Baranoff Theater. For more information, call Mary Kay Smith at (727) 724-1525, ext. 104.
Learn how to train dogs and cats
The Humane Society of Pinellas County is beginning a new session for its adult volunteers to learn positive dog and cat training methods. The program, Open Paw, is to be used while working with adoptable dogs that are medium or large size, and cats, to assist with their adoptability. The training is free to volunteers with a minimum commitment of one shift each week for six months. Volunteers are also needed to help with special events at the adoption center and with the small wonders, the rabbit and small critter program. For information or to sign up for the Jan. 2 information session, e-mail email@example.com or call (727) 797-7722, ext. 237.
Free pet food offer for those in need
People with limited income and those facing financial hardship can receive free pet food, and pit bull and pit mix owners can have their canine companion spayed or neutered at no charge, thanks to the Florida Animal Friends license plate program. The service includes pet vaccinations and rabies shots. Apply for these programs in person between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesdays at the SPCA of Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N, Largo. Bring Form 1040 (individual income of $20,000 or less; add $5,000 income for each additional person in household). Do not bring pets; appointments will be made for spaying and neutering to be performed by participating area veterinarians. For details, call (727) 586-3591 or visit spcatampabay.org.