Animal shelter will close to public Thursdays
Pinellas County Animal Services' shelter and adoption center will close to the public Thursdays beginning the week of Sept. 22. Blame budget reductions. The new hours for the center, at 12450 Ulmerton Road, are Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (727) 582-2600 or visit www.pinellas county.org/animalservices.
Pet Walk aims to raise $230,000
Join more than 2,500 pet lovers at the SPCA Tampa Bay 18th Annual Pet Walk at North Shore Park, 901 North Shore Drive NE, Oct. 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The walk aims to raise $230,000 for food, shelter and medical care for more than 15,000 animals each year. This year, registered walkers will be able to create a personal Web page via www.PetWalk.org to raise funds for their team or as an individual. A $10 registration fee will apply. Top fundraisers are eligible for prizes. For more information, log on to www.PetWalk.org or call 586-3591, ext. 168.
Artists can apply for library art project
Florida artists are invited to apply for a public art project to be installed in the children's department of the St. Petersburg Main Library, 3745 Ninth Ave. N. The Public Art Project Committee seeks art for children that will be fun and engaging, and that will stimulate imagination, curiosity and interest in reading. The deadline to respond to a request for qualifications is Oct. 3. For information, floor plan and photographs of the site, visit www.stpete.org/callforartists.