Fire, rescue honor guard to scoop ice cream
Clearwater Fire and Rescue Honor Guard is participating in "Baskin-Robbins 31 Cent Scoop Night,'' which takes place across the country from 5 to 10 p.m. today. The event, to help raise money for the National Volunteer Fire Council's National Junior Firefighter Program, will have firefighters scooping ice cream at two Clearwater Baskin-Robbins locations: 2551 Gulf to Bay Blvd. and 535 Cleveland St. The Clearwater Fire Honor Guard will be there to accept donations to be used for uniforms, equipment and training. The family-friendly event includes a raffle for a fire engine-shaped ice cream cake.
Honor students recognized today
More than 150 students, family members, educators and School Board members are expected to attend Pinellas County Schools' annual Honors Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. today at the Harborview Center, 300 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Thirty-six National Merit semifinalists, Hispanic Scholars and Achievement Scholars will be recognized at the event. The Palm Harbor University High "After School Specials" will perform the Circle of Life by Elton John.
Get tips on living green at expo
The Pinellas Living Green Expo will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Harborview Center, 300 Cleveland St. The event, designed to educate the community on conservation solutions, will feature more than 100 exhibitors as well as 30 seminars and lectures concerning current environmental issues. The Florida Native Plant Society and Westenberger Tree Service will hold a tree giveaway. For information, visit www. pinellaslivinggreenexpo.org.
Learn safe boating from auxiliary
The Coast Guard Auxiliary will hold a safe boating course on May 9. The eight-hour course will begin at 9 a.m. at the old Pappas Restaurant, 18 Dodecanese Blvd., Tarpon Springs. The cost is $40. For registration, call (727) 938-8568.
Library to feature wild bird program
The Palm Harbor Library will present the family program "Books are for the Birds!'' at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary will present a program on the care of wild birds. The recommended minimum age for children is 3. For information, call (727) 784-3332, ext. 3018.