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Clearwater libraries mark Harry Potter movie finale with special events


Libraries mark harry potter movie finale

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2, the last in the Harry Potter movie series, premieres Friday. Clearwater public libraries are marking the release with a variety of programs:

• Harry and the Potters in Concert, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Clearwater Main Library, 100 N. Osceola Ave. Imagine if Harry Potter quit the quidditch team and instead used the power of rock 'n' roll to fight evil. For information, visit

• Harry Potter Treats and Trivia, 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, North Greenwood Library, 905 N. MLK, Jr. Ave. Take part in a Harry Potter trivia competition and make Harry Potter treats. Online registration at is requested. Samples will be limited to the first 20 people registered.

• Movie Matinee: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, 3:15 p.m. Tuesday,, North Greenwood Library. Adults and teens can watch the last Harry Potter movie.

• Harry Potter Party, 1 p.m. Saturday, East Library, 2251 Drew St. Children will be sorted into houses, sample Hogwarts food, attend wand- and potion-making classes, and visit Spinners End, the location of Snape's childhood home. Groups of 10 or more must call in advance to register.

For more information, visit or call (727) 562-4970.

Business panel to meet Tuesday

The Clearwater Business Task Force will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the second-floor board room at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N. Osceola Ave. The meeting is open to the public; comments are limited to three minutes per person. The City Council established the task force to provide feedback on the city's regulations affecting businesses. The group is made up of 17 individuals from a variety of backgrounds. It will make recommendations to the City Council regarding changes to city codes.

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Kayaking camp adds a session

Palm Harbor Parks and Recreation has added another session to its Kayaking Adventure Camp, scheduled for July 28-29. The camp, recommended for ages 10-14, introduces children to the sport of kayaking, helping to build confidence, strength and a sense of adventure. Kayakers will learn about the birds, fish and mammals in their own back yard and will participate in team-building games and learn map and compass skills. The camp will conclude with a 3-mile challenge trip, calling on kayakers to use the skills they've learned. The cost is $100 for the two-day camp, which is limited to 20 kayakers. For information or to sign up, call (727) 771-6000.


Pet group seeks calendar men

Stop Pet Overpopulation Together is looking for 13 fit men who love animals and support pet spay and neuter programs to be part of its 2012 calendar. Entrants are asked to e-mail contact information and a shirtless photo to (subject: calendar photo) or mail the information and photo to SPOT, 4403 62nd Ave., Pinellas Park, FL 33781. Contestants must be 21 or older. Winners will be photographed shirtless with a cat or dog for the calendar. Proceeds will support SPOT's spay and neuter programs. Deadline to enter is Aug. 13. Call (727) 329-8657 or visit

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