Bring your gifts to the library to help children
For the sixth year in a row, the Palm Harbor Library will help provide holiday gifts for child victims of domestic abuse through the Haven of Religious Community Services, based in Clearwater. Wish lists are available by visiting the "Giving Tree'' in the lobby of the library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Those interested in making donations are asked to bring the gifts, unwrapped, to the library by Dec. 11. For more information, call (727) 784-3332, ext. 3018.
Archery camp for kids this week
Palm Harbor Parks and Recreation will hold an archery camp for children ages 8-14 Monday through Wednesday at the Sunderman Recreation Complex, 1631 Ninth St., Palm Harbor. Camp times are 9 to 10:10 a.m. for ages 8 to 10; 10:15 to 11:25 a.m. for ages 10 to 14. The cost is $35 for Palm Harbor Community Activity Center members, $45 for nonmembers. For more information, call (727) 771-6000.
City Commission Seat 2 challenged
Tim Keffalas has decided to challenge Susan Slattery for her City Commission seat. Keffalas, 56, has lived in Tarpon Springs for nearly 30 years. "I've been pretty vocal off and on," Keffalas said. "I feel I have something to offer, a voice that is independent and I'm not beholding to anyone." The former executive director of the Tarpon Springs Housing Authority, Keffalas owns a small business that deals in automobile accessories and artistic photographic products. Slattery, 26, has filed to seek a second term for Seat 2. The qualifying period for the March 8 election started Tuesday and runs through 5 p.m. Nov. 24. In the only other spot up for election, Townsend Tarapani has filed to run for Seat 1. Current Commissioner Robin Saenger must step aside due to term limits.
Tickets on sale for pancake breakfast
Tickets are on sale for the Dunedin Firefighters Association's pancake breakfast. The organization is holding the event to benefit the Dunedin Fine Art Center on Dec. 4. The event will be held at the center's main campus, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. The cost is $5 for adults; $2 for kids under 5 and $4 for DFAC members. The day of the fundraiser, the DFAC staff will also hold two special programs. They include an open house and pottery sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the DFAC. For more information, call (727) 298-3322.
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Humane Society needs volunteers
The Humane Society of Pinellas, 3040 State Road 590, will hold an information session for teens interested in volunteering at the facility. The morning program, designed for 16- to 18-year-olds, will be Dec. 4. The volunteer positions are designed to provide kennel, medical or adoption center staff. Seats are limited and reservations are required. For more information, call Bobbie Bauwin at (727) 797-7722, ext. 237 or e-mail bobbieb@humane societyofpinellas.org.