Outdoor market seeks bakers, other vendors
Make delicious baklava? Bake the best challah? The Clearwater Gateway Farmers Market is seeking vendors to sell multicultural goods. The outdoor market opens Jan. 12 in the 1200 block of Cleveland Street, near Missouri Avenue, and will thereafter run every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Also, local musicians are invited to jam on the sidewalks. To download an application, visit www.myclearwatermarket.com and access the vendor tab. For more information, call (727) 776-7932.
Nonprofit needs jeans for children
Clothes To Kids has an urgent need for donations of boys and girls jeans (sizes 6-16), jackets (small, medium and large) and shoes (sizes 12-6). Cash donations are used to purchase needed clothing items. Donations are accepted Monday through Friday at 1059 N Hercules Ave. in Clearwater, or you may call (727) 441-5050. Clothes To Kids is a nonprofit that provides free school clothing to low-income, school-age children in Pinellas County.
Firefighters will escort Santa Claus
The Dunedin Fire Department will escort Santa on a fire truck through Dunedin neighborhoods on evenings starting Friday and ending Dec. 24. Santa will pass out toys and candy. To see the schedule of neighborhoods that will be visited, check Dunedingov.com.
Chapel will host holiday celebration
Holiday music will be performed — and audience participation will be encouraged — from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Andrews Memorial Chapel, 1899 San Mateo Drive at the entrance to Hammock Park. The chapel has been decorated for the holidays. Refreshments and snacks will be served. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased in advance at the Dunedin Historical Museum, 349 Main St. in downtown Dunedin. For more information, call (727) 271-9673.
The city of Clearwater purchased 710 Court St., the Tampa Bay Times' Clearwater bureau, for $1.95 million in October 2011. A story Wednesday contained the original negotiated sale price, a higher amount approved by the City Council in June 2011 before the discovery of ground contamination on the property prompted a renegotiation.