Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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Clearwater Jazz Holiday seeks volunteers

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Clearwater

Volunteers are sought for Jazz Holiday

Volunteers are needed for the Clearwater Jazz Holiday, which runs Oct. 18-21 at Coachman Park. Help is needed with every aspect of the festival, including ticket sales, selling merchandise and distributing beverages. Those with experience in carpentry, plumbing and electrical work are also needed. Register at clearwaterjazz.com and click on "volunteers." For more information, call (727) 461-5200.

Join cleanup at preserve Saturday

Volunteers also are needed to help clean up Cooper's Point Preserve, 3411 Gulf to Bay Blvd., from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring a pair of gardening gloves. Water, tools and snacks will be provided. To register or for more information, email Sarah Josuns at [email protected] or call (727) 562-4897.

Program offers phones to elderly

To help ensure that the elderly have access to immediate communication when they are in an emergency situation, the Senior Victim Advocate program through Senior Citizens Services of Clearwater has been set up. Reasons for emergency calls may include fire or smoke in a building, car accidents, trespassers or a need for immediate medical attention. Staff at Senior Citizens Services will explain how the program works and how to use the phone. The phone will be provided as a free service to those in need. Senior Citizens Services of Clearwater is at 1204 Rogers St. and is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call (727) 442-8104.

Palm Harbor

Apply now to use rooms at library

The Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave., is now accepting applications for community room use from January to June 2013. The library provides access to its community rooms as a service to library members, and the rooms are available to individuals, groups, nonprofit organizations and profit-making businesses. Applications and more information can be found by visiting palmharborlibrary.org. For more information, call (727) 784-3332, ext. 3017.

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