TICKETS ON SALE FOR ANIMAL TALENT SHOW
Tickets are on sale now for the Amazing Animals Talent Show. The city of Dunedin Parks & Recreation Department will present the program at 7 p.m. Friday at the Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road. Ten animals will compete for prizes and the title Best in Show. Each act will go through a process similar to American Idol in which they are judged by three celebrity judges. The show is being hosted by Russell Rhodes, morning anchor for Good Day Tampa Bay on WTVT-Ch. 13 (Fox). Admission is $7 in advance or $10 at the door. Tickets can be bought at the center. For information, visit the special events calendar at dunedingov.com, or call the Community Center at (727) 812-4530.
Event to teach kids football basics
Boys and girls in grades 3-8 are invited to join Tarpon Springs High's head football coach Atif Austin and current Spongers players for a morning of learning the fundamentals of offensive and defensive football. Dubbed "Kick Off Kids," the event will be 8 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday. It is free and will be held at the high school's football field. After the clinic, participants are invited to stay for Tarpon Springs High's 1 p.m. Maroon & White game. For more information, contact Marty Lontakos at (727) 934-3176.
Auditions set for 'Bye Bye Birdie'
The community theater troupe, the City Players, will hold auditions for its 2010 musical, Bye Bye Birdie. The production will be held July 23-25 at Ruth Eckerd Hall. The auditions will be held at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2001 Rainbow Drive. Auditions will start at 2 p.m. on May 23 and 7 p.m. May 25.
Health call center wants volunteers
2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares, an agency that provides information on health and human services throughout Pinellas County, is recruiting volunteers for its call center. Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of two hours per shift and must be 18 or older. To receive an application call Geri Costello, community relations manager, at (727) 210-4209 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here's a chance to mentor a child
Gulf Coast Community Care needs volunteers age 30 and older for its mentoring program. Many of the children are in foster care or live with a single parent who is going to school or working. Volunteers give the gift of time to a child and are provided social activities and receive ongoing support from agency staff. No experience is necessary. Volunteers spend a few hours each month in activities such as reading, fishing, baking, teaching a craft or visiting a park with a child. For more information, visit (727) 479-1831 or gcjfs.org.