March, Rally will be part of King festivities
The Clearwater/Upper Pinellas branch of the NAACP invites people of all ages to participate in the 28th annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday at the North Greenwood Aquatics and Recreation Center, 900 N Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m., and the program will begin at 8 a.m., followed by a march to Coachman Park for a rally. For more information, call Steven Sorrells or Charles Eric Wilson at (727) 637-7918 or (727) 798-0890.
Neighborhoods council to meet
The Council of North County Neighborhoods will hold its annual member meeting to elect members of the board and discuss council strategy at 7 p.m. Monday at the East Lake Library, 4125 East Lake Road. The board of directors will also review the accomplishments of 2011 and solicit input on what the council should focus on this year. For more information, email Don Ewing at [email protected]
Health fair will include screenings
The Hampton at Clearwater will hold its annual health fair next Friday at the independent living community at 1099 N McMullen-Booth Road. The public is invited to the event, which will run from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Health care professionals will be available to answer questions, and more than 50 local vendors will provide a wide variety of free product samples and free health screenings. Blood donors will receive a T-shirt, a wellness checkup and a raffle entry to win a new Kia. Free parking will be available at Ruth Eckerd Hall. For more information, call (727) 421-3716.
Library event to feature Roth novel
The Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave., will host a discussion at 2 p.m. Wednesday of the novel Everyman by Philip Roth as part of its Scholar's Choice lecture and discussion series. The lecture is free, and copies of the novel are available at the library for checkout. For more information, call (727) 562-4970 or visit myclearwater.com/cpl.
Pregnancy center needs baby clothes
Kimberly Home Pregnancy Resource Center, 1189 NE Cleveland St., has a critical need for new or gently used baby clothes in sizes 12-24 months. Kimberly Home provides free pregnancy tests, mentoring and support services. For more information, call (727) 443-0471 or visit www.kimberlyhome.org.
Exhibit focuses on sea creatures
Now through Feb. 6, learn about mysterious creatures at the Sea Monsters Traveling Exhibit featured at McGough Nature Park, 11901 146th St N. The interactive exhibit is designed to engage visitors in the mysterious and intriguing attributes of sea animals and explains how the creatures adapt to extreme underwater environments. This exhibit is free to visitors and is open during normal McGough Nature Center hours, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about the exhibit, call (727)518-3047 or visit www.seatrek.org/exhibits.
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