Show love for Clearwater in Tennis contest
Clearwater has been chosen as one of 10 finalist cities to be named "Best Tennis Town" by the U.S. Tennis Association. Fans can vote for the winning city from now until July 26 in a nationwide online poll at www.besttennistown.com, where each city is profiled. The winner gets $100,000 for tennis programs or tennis court repairs. The second- and third-prize winners will receive $50,000 and $25,000, respectively. Winners will be announced at this year's U.S. Open. Clearwater is up against some serious competition, including Atlanta, Charleston, S.C., and Richmond, Va. But last year's winner was Midland, Mich., which is less than half Clearwater's size.
Children's Health Fair is Saturday
Get ready for the 17th annual Highlight on Health, Children's Health Fair, managed by the Kiwanis Club of Springtime City. It will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Long Center, 1501 N Belcher Road. Free school physicals will be provided to all students and teams from Morton Plant Mease Health Care will provide free medical screenings for sports physicals. The program is for children 6 months to 19 years old. Other screenings include vision, hearing, dental and spinal exams, and school immunizations. A parent or guardian must accompany students younger than 18 and provide a current immunization record. There will be free hot dogs. Reservations not required. Call (727) 210-4211, e-mail friendsofspringtime citykiwanis or visit kiwanis.org/club/springtimecity.
Forum focuses on youth sports, rec
The Council of North County Neighborhoods will hold a sports and recreation forum designed for residents concerned about youth sports and recreation facilities in North Pinellas County. It will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the Crescent Oaks Country Club, 3300 Crescent Oaks Blvd., Tarpon Springs. The forum is to provide a dialogue with the community and area organizations to help youth sports flourish. For information, visit www.cncnpc.org.
Adult mentors needed for kids
Gulf Coast Community Care's program, Adults Mentoring Children, is in need of volunteers 30 and older. Volunteers are matched with children who need a positive adult role model. Many of the children are in foster care or live with a single parent who is going to school and working. The Clearwater-based organization needs volunteers for children of all ages. No experience is necessary, and the volunteers spend a few hours a week in activities such as reading, fishing, baking, teaching a craft or visiting a park with a child. For information, call Beverly at (727) 479-1841.