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Clearwater Public Library celebrates Teen Read Week with story contest


library invites students to enter stories for contest

The Clearwater Public Library invites Pinellas County teens to celebrate Teen Read Week by entering a short story contest sponsored through the city's branch libraries. Entries must be submitted by Oct. 31. Teen Read Week is Oct. 16 through 22. Stories must be typewritten and 1,000 words or less. Topics may be personal stories or original fiction. Entrants may submit their entries in one of two categories: grades 6-8 and 9-12. Prizes will be awarded to the winners in each category. First-place prize is a $75 gift card, and the runner-up prize is a $50 gift card. Winners will be announced Nov. 19. Entries must be submitted with a signed entry form, which can be picked up at any Clearwater library branch or found at For more information, call (727) 562-4970.

Got a tip? There's an app for that

The Clearwater Police Department has launched an iPhone application that allows users to send anonymous tips to police. The app also will enable police officers to respond, creating a two-way anonymous "chat." The app can be downloaded for free through the online iTunes store or by visiting the police department's website at For a preview, visit Citizens can also send an anonymous tip by texting the word CWPD and their tip to 847411 (tip411). Anonymous web tips can also be submitted via the department's website. Senders are not identified to police.

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Course teaches how to read music

Have you always wanted to read music? A crash course will be offered by local author and musician Dan Fox from Oct. 26 to Dec. 21 at the Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane, Tarpon Springs. Topics covered will include notes and staves, pitch, tempo, expression and sight singing. All ages are welcome. The class is for beginners to intermediate level musicians, and no instrument is needed. Registration is available online at or call (727) 937-0686.

Paint, photo event seeking artists

Calling all Tampa Bay plein air artists and photographers for the Paint and Photo Tarpon Springs event Nov. 9 through 11. Venues will include the Sponge Docks, Sunset Beach, Spring Bayou and historic downtown. The event will be followed by an awards reception and includes an art sale and exhibit. For more information, call Heather Risley, (727) 937-7125 or


Chorale invites singers to join

The International Chorale of Dunedin, a group specializing in all types of music — spirituals, comedy, show tunes, religious, oldies and songs from around the world — is looking for new members. The cast consists of trained singers, 35 or more vocalists including soloists and duets. The group practices at 7 p.m. Mondays at Holy Apostles Church, 1605 Pinehurst Road. For more information, call Bev Peck, (727) 789-0256.

Local sports

Notes on local golf, tennis, bowling and volleyball, Page 3.

Clearwater Public Library celebrates Teen Read Week with story contest 10/08/11 [Last modified: Saturday, October 8, 2011 1:36pm]
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