Sunday, May 20, 2018
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Clearwater dog park needs volunteers to ensure upkeep

Clearwater

Dog park seeks volunteers to ensure upkeep

The city of Clearwater is looking for dog park users who are interested in being members of the Ambassadors of the Enterprise Dog Park group. An informational meeting will be held on Thursday at 5:45 p.m. at the Countryside Recreation Center, 2640 Sabal Springs Drive. The group will be an all-volunteer organization composed of Enterprise Dog Park users who are interested in helping to remind others of the park rules, keep the park cleaned up and plan fundraising to improve the park. If you're interested in being a member, email [email protected] or call (727) 562-4803..

Jewish group offers winter camp

Chabad of Clearwater, 1433 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd., will be holding the Gan Israel Winter Camp from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 24-28. It is open to kids ages 5-12. Registration is limited. Cost is $150 per child and includes trips and activities. Discounts are available when enrolling more than one child. To enroll, email [email protected]

Safety Harbor

Holiday Craft Fair planned for today

More than 25 local crafters and vendors will offer quilts, pottery, jewelry, handbags, garden stones, home-sewn and crocheted items, stained glass and other items during a Holiday Craft Fair sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary. The free event is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at VFW Post 10093, 965 Harbor Lake Court, Safety Harbor. Refreshments will be available for purchase. (727) 423-2908.

Tarpon Springs

Needy families helped by program

Florida Hospital North Pinellas partnered with the Tarpon Springs Shepherd Center in a program called Project Thanks, which provides a basket of food at Thanksgiving and Christmas to households in need in the community that register with the center each season. The holiday meals serve more than 1,000 households annually. This year's Thanksgiving Project Thanks was made up of more than 800 cans of green beans donated by Florida Hospital North Pinellas employees, family and friends. Additionally, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral donated enough rice to feed 600 families, and Tarpon Springs High School donated just as much corn to complete the Thanksgiving bags. To learn more about how to help the Shepherd Center during the Christmas season, go to tsshepherdcenter.org or call (727) 939-1400.

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