Play to open in upgraded auditorium
The drama department at Clearwater High School is preparing for opening night in the school's newly renovated auditorium. Tickets are on sale for Neil Simon's Rumors, which will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The facility underwent a 14-month, $1.5 million face-lift and now has improved handicapped accessibility, acoustics, sound and lighting, and a new lobby and box office. The cost for the play is $10 for adults, $7 for children. Tickets will be available at the door or they can be purchased by calling (727) 298-1620, ext. 2125.
Woman's club welcomes author
Tickets are on sale for "An Evening with the Author,'' presented by the GFWC Clearwater Community Woman's Club. The 19th annual event will feature suspense author Lisa Unger at 7 p.m. Friday at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. Unger will sign and discuss her latest psychological thriller, Darkness, My Old Friend. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres, wine, desserts and coffee will be served. Proceeds raised at the event will go to the programs of the Clearwater Library Foundation. Tickets are $25. For more information, call (727) 394-2229.
Citizens Academy open to residents
The city of Oldsmar is inviting residents 16 or older to attend the Citizens Academy. Enrollees participate in free sessions examining the complexities of municipal government. Each city department makes a presentation, which can include hands-on activities, demonstrations or behind-the-scenes tours of facilities. Classes will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursdays from Jan. 5 through March 8. There is no cost to apply and no cost to attend the sessions, which include a light meal. Class size is limited to 25. The registration deadline is Dec. 16. For more information, call the City Clerk's Office at (813) 749-1116. Visit MyOldsmar.com to download a brochure and application.
Library holding short story contest
Got a story to tell? In celebration of National Novel Writing Month, the Safety Harbor Public Library is holding the Write Your Heart Out Short Story Contest open to all Pinellas public library cardholders. The contest deadline is Nov. 30. Submission forms are available at the library, 101 Second St. N. For more information, call (727) 724-1525, ext. 112.
A Thursday story in the Clearwater & North Pinellas Times on the opening of GattiTown in Clearwater mentioned that customers will pay $13 to $16 for a combo package of all-you-can-eat pizza buffet, dessert, drink, $10 game card and 25 free points. But it did not mention the price for just the buffet. Adults can eat for $8, children for $5 to $7.