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welcome the holidays with decorated door

Put your elf hats on and decorate your doors for the city's door decorating contest. Snap a picture and send it to the Public Art Committee at 750 Main St., Safety Harbor, FL 34695, or email to sschafer@cityof Submissions are due by Dec. 15 and the winner will be announced at the Safety Harbor Parade on Dec. 17. There are separate categories for residential and business. Call (727) 724-1572.

Kiwanis stack pancakes and art

A Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Dec. 11 at the city's Rigsby Center, 605 2nd St. N. Get your fill of pancakes for only $4, then head to the Kiwanis Arts and Craft Show on Main Street. For information, call (727) 726-4830.


City honors longtime volunteer

Dunedin commissioners on Thursday approved naming the city's neighborhood beautification grant in honor of longtime city volunteer Martha Donald, who served on the Committee on Environmental Quality from its inception in the 1970s until her death this July, making her the committee's longest serving member. She assisted the CEQ subcommittee responsible for reviewing beautification grant applications by visiting each site and evaluating the merits of each contender. The annual Neighborhood Beautification Program assists neighborhood and community organizations in making aesthetic improvements to Dunedin neighborhoods, which can include signage, landscaping and measures that emphasize neighborhood identity.

Bonnie Bowman to share artistic view

Bonnie Bowman is the latest subject of the Dunedin Fine Art Center's free Coffee and Conversation series. Bowman is an internationally known weaving, basketry and clay artist. At noon Thursday, she will talk about the collection and preparation of natural materials and about extracting botanical colors from local vegetation. She'll also discuss how she got into basketry and share about sources of inspiration. Call the DFAC, 1143 Michigan Blvd., at (727) 298-3322.


AARP seeks tax volunteers

The AARP Tax-Aide program is looking for volunteers in preparation for income tax season. The program helps low-income and elderly residents prepare their taxes free of charge. Volunteers receive training that leads to IRS/AARP certification. Computer knowledge is necessary. A minimum commitment of four hours per week in February, March and early April is required. Register online at


School break camp is a winter safari

A Winter Safari Camp will be held at Moccasin Lake Nature Park Dec. 19-23 and Dec. 27-30 for children in grades 1-6. The camp will include outdoor activities centered on the nature park's trails, wildlife exhibits, interpretive center and 5-acre lake. Camp will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with extended hours available from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Week 1 fees are $75 with Play Pass, $100 with Rec Card and $125 without a Rec Card. Week 2 fees are $60 with Play Pass, $80 with a city Rec Card, and $100 without. Call (727) 793-2976.

Activities worth checking out 12/03/11 [Last modified: Saturday, December 3, 2011 1:29pm]
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