Add your pet to library's photo showcase
The Clearwater Public Library System is hosting a pet photo showcase and contest. Photos must be submitted by Saturday. All pictures will be displayed in the library and all ages are welcome to participate. Entries submitted by those who are 17 years old or younger will have a chance to win a $50 gift card. Photos can be submitted to any Clearwater Public Library location or mailed in, and must include a signed entry form, available at the library or at the library's website, www.myclearwater.com/cpl. The size of photograph must be 5-by-7 or larger. If you would like your pet photo to be posted on the Clearwater library's website, e-mail an electronic photo to [email protected] For more information, call (727) 562-4970 or visit www.myclearwater.com/cpl.
Two fifth-graders attend Robofest
Two homeschooled fifth-graders from Tampa Bay competed last weekend in the World Robofest competition in Southfield, Mich. Chris Curtis, 11, of Palm Harbor and Kristopher Scheuren, 10, of St. Pete Beach didn't place in the national event, but their families said they were thrilled to have had the experience. Team CKRIS (a combination of the two boys' names) qualified for the world competition by winning the regional Robofest in Clearwater in March. Their robot, which was made of Legos, could sort colored candy and filter out those candies containing red dye.
Veterans pensions to be explained
Lori Gable of Veterans Pension Resource will present the program "VA Pension: Aid and Attendance" as part of an open house 2 to 4 p.m. today at Sweet Water at Largo, 11290 Walsingham Road. The program will help answer questions about how veterans and their surviving spouses can qualify for additional monthly income from the VA to help pay assisted living and nursing home expenses. The program is free. Reservations are preferred but not required. Call (727) 397-9597 or (813) 389-1045.
Golf event for kids' safety program
Directions for Mental Health Inc.'s charitable golf event, the "Keep Kids Safe at Home Golf Inaugural," will begin with registration at 11 a.m. and shotgun start at noon Thursday at the Belleair Country Club, 1 Country Club Lane. Cost for individuals is $250, foursomes $1,000. Immediately following the event, there will be a reception in the clubhouse where prizes for first, second and third places will be awarded. In addition, sports and "getaway" items will be featured in a silent auction. Proceeds will go to services that help keep kids safe at home, including counseling, psychiatric therapy, case management and foster care services. For details, call (727) 524-4464, ext. 1700 or visit directionsmh.org/golf.
Library on lookout for chess players
The Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave., is looking for chess players. The meeting is from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday. For more information, call (727) 784-3332, ext. 3006.
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