Meet judicial candidates at Friday forum
The public is invited to a Judicial Candidates Forum and luncheon for candidates in contested elections in the 6th Judicial Circuit at noon Friday at the Hilton Carillon Park, 950 Lake Carillon Drive, St. Petersburg. The program is being hosted by the Clearwater and St. Petersburg Bar Associations and the League of Women Voters. Candidates have been invited to give brief presentations. Cost is $30. Advance reservations are required by Tuesday. Call the Clearwater Bar at (727) 461-4869.
Libraries offering computer training
The Clearwater Public Library System is now offering drop-in computer training at all library branches. Appointments are not required, but space is limited. Drop-in labs will be held at the following locations and times:
Beach Library, 69 Bay Esplanade, Mondays, 2 to 4 p.m.
Main Library, 100 N. Osceola Ave., Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Countryside Library, 2741 S.R. 580, Wednesdays, 1 to 3 p.m.
East Library, 2251 Drew St., Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
North Greenwood Library, 905 N. MLK Jr. Ave., Fridays, 1 to 3 p.m.
Computer help also will be offered at the City's Aging Well Center at the Long Center, 1501 N. Belcher Road, on the first and third Thursdays of each month from 9 to 11 a.m. For more information, visit visitmyclearwater.com/cpl or call (727) 562-4970.
City asks for bags for dog parks
The city of Clearwater Parks and Recreation Department is asking residents to bring plastic grocery and newspaper bags to collection sites to replace ones that were previously purchased by the city for use at city dog parks. The collection will begin this week. Once the bags are collected, they will be distributed to the city's parks and placed in a dispenser. This will save the city $10,000 each year and is an environmentally conscious alternative to the previous dog waste disposal program. For details, call (727) 462-6563, ext. 225 and visit myclearwater.com/green. Recycling bins will be at the following locations:
Municipal Services Building, 100 S. Myrtle Ave.
Clearwater City Hall, 112 S. Osceola Ave.
Long Center, 1501 N. Belcher Road.
Countryside Recreation Center, 2640 Sabal Springs Drive.
Library holding fundraising raffle
Friends of the East Lake Community Library are hosting a fundraising raffle to support the library expansion plan. Only 100 tickets, for participants to win a Kindle, will be sold. Donation costs are $25 per ticket, or five tickets for $100. The drawing will be held Sept. 18. To purchase a ticket, either visit the library at 4125 East Lake Road, or call (727) 773-2665. To view current expansion plans, visit eastlakelibrary.org.