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Belle of the Ball Project offers low-cost formal dresses


Look pretty for a low price — $1

Belle of the Ball Project will be providing prom dresses to low-income, in-need high school girls in Pinellas County from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the next three Saturdays and running through May 2 inside Seminole Mall, 11201 Park Blvd. N, between 113th Street and Seminole Boulevard, next to Bealls Department Store.

Hundreds of dresses will be on display for the girl's choosing, for a $1 donation, along with shoes and purses. Founded in 2003, Belle of the Ball Project Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide homecoming and prom dresses to high school girls who are unable to afford a dress for these special events.

Belle of the Ball Project has given away more than 1,000 dresses in its five-year history and collects new and gently worn, current style homecoming, prom, bridesmaids and cocktail dresses as well as shoes, purses, and accessories. For information, visit

Tarpon Springs

Dispose of dangerous waste at mobile unit

Properly dispose of hazardous electronics and chemicals at a free mobile collection event for Pinellas County residents from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Tarpon Springs High School, 1411 Gulf Road. For disposal questions and more information on mobile collections, call Pinellas County Solid Waste Operations at (727) 464-7500 or visit


Seminar will help students pick path

Teen participants will get help as they prepare for college or trade school at an education seminar, "4-1-1 On Colleges and Careers," from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive.

Topics will include jobs vs. careers, credit and credit purchasing, and consumer loans and budgeting. Each program will include a free meal, incentives and prizes. The event is funded by Bank of America and co-sponsored by Junior Achievement and Pinellas Public Library Cooperative. For information, call (727) 587-6715.

Safety Harbor

Fur Fest offers fun for pets, people

Bring your family (both furry and nonfurry members) to Safety Harbor's Fur-Fest from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Safety Harbor City Dog Park, 940 7th Street S.

The event includes a Diva Dog fashion show, obstacle courses, "Pups on Parade," and vendors. Admission is free.

For details, call the Recreation Center at (727) 724-1545 or visit

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