Dentist offers free pine trees to the public
Dr. Garland Forbes started giving away trees three years ago to show appreciation to dental colleagues. Today, he's inviting the public to pick up trees to plant. He'll have 1,000 of the 10- to 16-inch first-generation longleaf pine seedlings to give away from 8 a.m. to noon — or until supplies run out — at Pioneer Park during the Dunedin Green Market. Forbes is a local endodontist who specializes in root canal treatments at practices in New Port Richey and Dunedin.
Auditions set for dance competition
The Arthur Murray Dance Studio will hold auditions for the Dancing with the Palm Harbor Stars, which will take place during the Palm Harbor Citrus Festival in March. The studio, at Fountains Plaza, 34930 U.S. 19, Palm Harbor, will hold auditions from 1 to 10 p.m. Jan. 7 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 8. No dance experience is necessary. If you are selected, the studio will provide you with a professional dance partner, choreography and six free lessons to prepare for the competition. The Citrus Festival will take place March 18-21 at Florida and Georgia avenues in historic downtown Palm Harbor between Alt. U.S. 19 and Omaha Street. Registration is required to audition; call (727) 786-2224.
Members sought to help seniors
The North Pinellas Community Action Council is seeking new board members to help with fundraising to support senior activities at the Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St. The council board of directors meets quarterly; the next meeting will be March 7 at the Activity Center. For more information, e-mail Jim Kratz, NPCAC president, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Humane Society needs shelter help
The Humane Society of Pinellas, 3040 State Road 590, Clearwater, is looking for adults who love pets to volunteer at the facility. There are openings for weekday shifts and limited weekend shifts. The Humane Society is also looking for kitten fosters and help in the adoption center and with special events. A volunteer information session will be Jan. 8. For more information and to register, call (727) 797-7722, ext. 237 or e-mail bobbieb@humane societyofpinellas.org.
Volunteers needed as AARP tax aides
The AARP Tax-Aide program is looking for volunteers to prepare federal taxes. The volunteer-run tax preparation service serves low- to middle-income taxpayers with special attention to those age 60 and older. Volunteers receive IRS-certified training and reimbursement for mileage. A minimum commitment of four hours a week during February, March and early April is required. For further details or to sign up, visit www.aarp.org/taxaide.