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, Oct. 4 through May 2009. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The vender fee is $20 each week. Call 898-6061.
Pet Halloween party helps pet organization
Don't miss the annual "Barkoween" pet costume party from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Belleview Biltmore, 25 Belleview Blvd., Clearwater.
Dogs and their human counterparts are invited to have a good time and benefit SPOT (Stop Pet Overpopulation Together).
The night starts with a costume contest. Categories include scariest, funniest, most original, cutest and best owner and pet look-a-like costume.
The $10 cover includes entry into the costume contest, a raffle ticket and a trick-or-treat doggie bag. RSVP online at www.SPOTusa.org or call 545-3463 for more details.
Give items for Marines in Iraq, Afghanistan
Donations are being accepted through Oct. 15 for the USMC Care Package Project for Marines serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Requested items include nonperishable food, presweetened beverages, white short-sleeve undershirts, socks, decks of cards, letters of support, foot powder, eye drops and throat lozenges. Items can be dropped off 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday at Heavenly Things, 216 First Ave. N. Monetary donations for shipping are also being accepted. Call 822-8938.
Oct. 12 is deadline for Boyd Hill photo contest
The deadline to enter the Boyd Hill Nature Preserve's 26th annual photo contest is Oct. 12. All ages are welcome to participate. The prize for best of show is $300. Prizes will be handed out Nov. 1. For information on how to enter, call 893-7326.
Volunteers are needed to aid elderly, caregivers
The Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas is seeking volunteers for the SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Program. SHINE volunteers assist elders and their caregivers with health insurance issues, such as Medicare, Medicaid, private health insurance, long-term care options, benefit and claim issues and prescription drug assistance programs. Volunteers must be able to use a computer and the Internet and attend professional training and update meetings. For information, call 570-9696, ext. 234.
Animal shelter needs yard sale donations
Pet Pal Animal Shelter needs donations for its annual yard sale in October. Gently used items can be dropped off at 405 22nd St. S.
Clothes, large furniture, computers and computer parts will not be accepted.
Proceeds will go to the Pet Pal Emergency Medical Fund. For information, call 328-7738 or go to www.petpalanimalshelter.com.
Guest speaker featured at free pet seminar
Stop Pet Overpopulation Together will host a free pet seminar from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Pinellas Park Library, 7770 52nd St. Guest speaker Laura Lassiter will talk about understanding and solving problem behavior. Seating is limited. Reserve a seat at 545-3463 or online at www.SPOTusa.org.
Volunteers needed as role models for children
Gulf Coast Community Care needs volunteers age 30 and older for its mentoring program.
Volunteers are matched with children of all ages throughout Pinellas County who need a positive adult role model. Many of the children are in foster care or live with a single parent who is going to school and working.
No experience is necessary. There are no costs. Volunteers spend a few hours a week with a child doing simple activities such as reading, fishing, baking, teaching a craft or visiting a park. For more information, call Beverly at 479-1841.
Free, reduced lunches available at center
Free and reduced-price meals are available to eligible children and adults at Lealman Adult Day Center, 3455 58th Ave. N, and Largo Adult Day Center, 11095 131st St. Participants must complete an application with eligibility information, including names of all household members; the Social Security number of the head of household, primary wage earner or adult signing the application, or an indication that no household member has a Social Security number; total monthly household income or Food Stamps; SSI, Medicaid or FDPIR identification number; and a signature from an adult center participant. Call 573-9444.