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Briefs: Artists invited to participate in second Art in Park season


Calling all artists for Art in the Park

Painters, sculptors, glass workers, jewelry artists, potters and artists of all genres are invited to participate in the second season of Art in the Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday in Williams Park, through May. Artists should send a letter of interest with photos of their work to Leslie Curran, Interior Motives Gallery, 1110 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL 33705, or The vender fee is $20 each week. Call 898-6061.


'Think Green' inventions on display at school

Grace Lutheran School student "inventors" will display their science creativity at the school's "Think Green" Invention Convention beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Classrooms will be open for visitors to enjoy individual inventions promoting the environment. The school is located at 4301 16th St. N. For more information call 527-6213.


Pet seminar puts you in charge of the leash

Learn how to be the leader of the pack at Stop Pet Overpopulation Together's free dog training seminar from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Pinellas Park Library, 7770 52nd St. N. Certified pet dog trainer Maria Ryan will be the guest speaker and trainer. Participants should not bring their pets. RSVP at 545-3463 or


Service academy info open house on Saturday

Students interested in attending a military service academy are invited to an open house Saturday at MacDill Air Force Base. U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor will be on hand to greet students and their families. Officials from the Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, Naval and West Point academies will be available to answer questions, as will representatives from the University of South Florida and University of Tampa ROTC programs. The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon at the Davis Conference Center on base. Students and parents interested in attending must call Rep. Castor's office at (813) 871-2817 by Thursday.


Families in crisis topic at mental health forum

The Eighth Annual Community Mental Health Forum will be 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday at Thurgood Marshall Fundamental Middle School, 3801 22nd Ave. S. The forum is free and open to the public, with continental breakfast and lunch provided. Keynote speaker Charles English will talk about strengthening families in crisis and Gerald Syrkett will lead a session on "Parent and Student Attitudes toward the Pinellas County School System and Social Implications in Pinellas County." Registration begins at 9 a.m. Call 892-5087 or 892-5088.

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