Scholarships open to select college majors
If you are a college junior or senior majoring in political science, public administration, business administration, journalism or mass communications at an accredited Florida college, you may be eligible for a scholarship from the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections. Applicants must be registered voters who have lived in Florida at least two years and must have maintained a "C" average or better during the past year. Other requirements such as letters of recommendation and financial information are listed on the scholarship application and in the scholarship guidelines, which are available at votepinellas.com. Applications should be submitted in the county in which the student is registered to vote. The deadline to apply at a Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections office is 5 p.m. March 19. For a mailed application or information, call (727) 464-6108.
Vendors sought for community sale
The city is looking for vendors to participate in the "Spring Salebration" on March 20 in Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst Road. The program is a combination of the former Community Garage Sale and Marine Flea Market. It will feature an eclectic mix of antiques, boating items, crafts, jewelry, glassware and foods. Those interested in renting a space can download a vendor application at dunedingov.com. Cost: $20. For information, call the Dunedin Community Center at (727) 812-4530.
Get college info at fair Tuesday
Teenagers are invited to East Lake High School's annual College Fair from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the school cafeteria, 1300 Silver Eagle Drive. Information on academic programs, financial assistance, scholarships and student life from more than 60 schools will be available. For details, call (727) 786-3842.
What would you cut from budget?
With $60 million of reductions needed to balance the next county budget, the Pinellas County Commission is looking for citizen feedback on which services and programs are essential and which might be reduced or eliminated. A public meeting to discuss these issues will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Palm Harbor University High School, 1900 Omaha St. Call (727) 464-3000 or visit pinellascounty.org.
Annual party features red hats
Women in red hats and purple outfits will fill Ulmer Park, 301 W Bay Drive, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 9 and 10 for Largo's fourth annual Red Hat Garden Party. The Red Hat Society, a social organization founded in 1998 for women approaching age 50 and beyond, has more than 70,000 members worldwide. The event is an opportunity for members of different chapters to meet and a chance to join. Tickets are $10. Call (727) 587-6740, ext. 5014.
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