Today's the last day to enjoy Jazz Holiday
Today is the final day of the 32nd annual Clearwater Jazz Holiday. The event is free. The gates open at 2:30 p.m. in downtown Clearwater's Coachman Park. Performing today are: REH/CJH Youth Jazz Band, 3 p.m.; Mike Markaverich Trio, 4:30 p.m.; Christian McBride & Inside Straight, 6:15 p.m.; Dianne Reeves, 8:15 p.m.
Dog training club to hold open house
The Upper Suncoast Dog Training Club is celebrating 47 years of operation with an open house between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. today at 2101 Logan St. Breed rescue groups will be in attendance, some with adoptable dogs on site. Club members and instructors will offer demonstrations on obedience, agility and canine freestyle during this free event. Guests and their four-legged family members are encouraged to take part in the fun by entering the canine costume contest or joining in doggie games.
Group to discuss preservation plans
The Council of North County Neighborhoods plans to discuss strategies to protect the East Lake community at Monday's group meeting. The nonprofit group wants to maintain the character and borders of the East Lake Tarpon community through two key efforts. One is a proposed state bill that would require neighboring cities to either annex all of the East Lake Tarpon community — with voter approval — or none of it. The other is something called a community overlay. It would define the community's boundaries and outline policies to keep the community pretty much the way it is today. If approved by Pinellas County leaders, it would amend the county's comprehensive plan. The county's local planning agency is slated to discuss the overlay district in December and make recommendations to the County Commission. Final action by county leaders could take place by March or April. The neighborhood meeting will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday in East Lake Library's Community Room, 4125 East Lake Road.
Get tips from a 'Design Star'
Clearwater Public Libraries will host two interior design seminars by Jason Champion, a finalist from the television show HGTV Design Star. The first seminar will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Main Library, 100 N. Osceola Ave. The topic will be "Color Theory." The second seminar will be at 2 p.m. the following Monday, Oct. 24, at the Countryside Library, 2741 S.R. 580. Champion will discuss "No Rules in Interior Design."