Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Conductor plans concert to raise money for homeless

Safety Harbor

Conductor to raise money for the homeless

Stephen P. Brown, British maestro and principal conductor of Tampa's Patel Conservatory youth orchestra, will conduct a world premiere concert of his self-composed Tapestry Tampa Bay to raise money for the local homeless. The performance is 8 p.m. March 23 at Harborside Christian Church, 2200 Marshall St. in Safety Harbor. Advance tickets are $17.50 or $20 at the door. A portion of each sale will go toward housing, food, clothing, child care, transportation and dental services for men, women and children at the Clearwater-based Homeless Emergency Project. Free admission for active military and emergency services personnel who attend in full dress uniform. Visit TapestryTampaBay.com or call (973) 531-7199 for information.

COUNTYWIDE

Help plant sea oats at De Soto beach

Those interested in helping maintain the beach at Fort De Soto Park are invited to join the Friends of Fort De Soto in the Sow Your Wild Sea Oats volunteer event Saturday. Sea oats are being planted to help stabilize and establish a dune system to prevent erosion and offer a habitat for native wildlife. The sea oats, supplied by the Friends of Fort De Soto, will be planted at the north point of the park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. From 2 to 6 p.m., lunch and a free concert will be provided by the Kiwanis Club of the Gulf Beaches. Volunteers should meet at shelter No. 11, south of the fort. There will be free parking for volunteers.

EAST LAKE

Neighborhoods group to meet

The Council of North County Neighborhoods will meet at 7 p.m. March 19 at the East Lake Community Library. Pinellas County Tax Collector Diane Nelson and county Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark will speak. For more information, contact Don Ewing at [email protected] npc.org or (727) 560-5586.

Dunedin

Doctor, artist to speak of her work

Elizabeth Coachman is the latest subject of the Dunedin Fine Art Center's free Coffee and Conversation series. Coachman had been a Florida pathologist for 20 years when she and her husband packed up their RV, traveled North America, then settled on a Brooksville cattle ranch, where she has studios for intaglio printing and oil painting. At noon Thursday, Coachman will discuss her journey from artist to doctor and back again. The author/actor will also give an in-depth look at the etching process, as well as offer insights on how she arrives at some of the visual puns for which her award-winning work is known. For more information, call 1143 Michigan Blvd., at (727) 298-3322.

Help school hold multicultural fair

San Jose Elementary School is seeking volunteer presenters for its annual Multicultural Fair from noon to 2 p.m. March 23. The celebration will expose students to different cultures, talents and professions through cooking demonstrations, song, dance, art activities and more. To host a presentation or demonstration, contact multicultural committee liaison Wendy Noun by March 14 at [email protected] or (727) 469-5956.

TARPON SPRINGS

Fine arts festival needs volunteers

Organizers of the 38th annual Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival are looking for volunteers to help put on the festival. It will be held March 31 and April 1 at Craig Park on the Bayou.

The festival will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, and volunteers are needed to work two- to three-hour shifts in various roles both days.

To volunteer, call Volunteer Committee chairmen Kim O'Kelley at (727) 831-1282 or Reggie Gibson at (727) 543-1593.

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