City seeks ideas for East Gateway logo
Clearwater is seeking ideas from citizens regarding the creation of a logo for the East Gateway neighborhood just east of the city's downtown core. The logo development will be the first step in a visioning process for the area that's expected to begin in early 2011. Artists and designers, visionaries and members of the public are encouraged to submit their design ideas, color and typeface suggestions and sketches of elements that might be considered. Entries should be received no later than Dec. 17. The East Gateway District, a designated redevelopment area of Clearwater, is bordered by Drew Street on the north, Highland Avenue on the east, Missouri Avenue on the west, and Court Street on the south. The logo is expected to reflect the unique personality and potential of the area. For more information or to submit ideas, contact Ekaterini Gerakios, community development coordinator, at Ekaterini.Gerakios@myclearwater.com or call (727) 562-4047.
Learn Medicare's latest changes
The public is invited to learn about 2011 changes to Medicare and Medicare Part D at a forum Monday at the Clearwater Beach Library and Recreation Center, 69 Bay Esplanade. The forum, which will begin at 2 p.m., is presented by SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Elders), a free, volunteer-based health insurance counseling program administered by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, call (727) 462-6138.
'Deck the Halls' will show you how
Learn how to make your home warm and inviting by attending a holiday decoration program, "Deck the Halls," presented by Jason Champion, former HGTV Design Star contestant at 3 p.m. today at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. The program will cover decorating techniques as well as themes and colors. Call (727) 562-4970.
Fun with playing cards? It's magic
Master magician Bill Kahn will demonstrate how to entertain with a standard deck of playing cards from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday and Dec. 9 at Countryside Library, 2741 State Road 580, Clearwater. The free lectures are based on Kahn's book, Kahncepts, which will be available. Each class is limited to 50 adult students. To register, call (727) 562-4970.
Kids can mingle with Kris Kringle
Dunedin Kiwanis and Ace Hardware will hold "Christmas for Kids,'' from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Vision Ace Hardware, 1750 Main St. There will be Santa hats for kids, cookie decorating and photos with Santa. Grab a hot dog for $1 and a soda for 50 cents. Proceeds will benefit Adventure Amputee Camp. For more information, call Phyllis Frohlich at (727) 735-9022.
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