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Charity run, book collection, free vegetable gardening class are planned

TREASURE ISLAND

Runners, joggers can work out and help charity

The Trever Miller Mob 5K/1 Mile Run begins at 8 a.m. Saturday at Roselli Park on the Isle of Capri on 116th Street. The 5K costs $25 to register. The 1-mile fun run is $10. They benefit the Trever Miller Foundation. Registration forms are available at kiwanisgulfbeaches.com or through Pamela McCann at (727) 430-9398. Walkups are welcome beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday.

COUNTYWIDE

Goodwill gathering preschool books

A drive to collect children's books for Goodwill's BookWorks childhood literacy program starts Tuesday and runs through March 15. People are asked to donate new or like-new books for children ages 2 to 5. Last year, BookWorks gave more than 15,000 books to low-income children in Pinellas County. To donate books, attach a note indicating they are "For BookWorks" and drop them off at any Goodwill-Suncoast store or donation site. For locations, call toll-free 1-888-279-1988 or visit goodwill-suncoast.org. To volunteer as a reader, call Goodwill Community Relations at 1-888-279-1988, ext. 1013.

LARGO

Vegetable gardening class Feb. 12 is free

Registration is under way for the Heritage Village Vegetable Gardening Workshop, to be held from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 12 at 11909 125th St. N. Topics included are soil preparation, time of year to plant various vegetables, care of plants, garden pests and how to prevent or treat for them. The workshop, sponsored by the Pinellas County Historical Society, is free. Donations benefit Heritage Village operations. To register call (727) 582-2233.

Charity run, book collection, free vegetable gardening class are planned 01/29/11 [Last modified: Saturday, January 29, 2011 3:31am]
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