Community garden project is for everyone
An intergenerational community gardening project will be held at the Dunedin Community Garden at 10 a.m. Saturday. People of all ages are welcome to come and learn more about where their food comes from as well as join in a project building scarecrows from recycled materials. This is a great project for Scout groups, grandparents and grandchildren, and parents and their children. Bring a water bottle and a friend to the Community Garden located at Eagle Scout Park, 1040 Virginia St. Please RSVP by the end of the day today by calling (727) 738-2920.
Holiday chorus concert is Sunday
The Dunedin Community Chorus will present its holiday concert, In Tune With the Holidays, Sunday at the Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road. The free concert, which starts at 3 p.m. in Edinburgh Hall, is dedicated to the memory of Rose Veronica Napp, one of the chorus' longtime supporters. A free-will offering will be accepted. For information, call Dunedin Parks and Recreation at (727) 812-4530.
Rainmaker hired for city economy
The City of Tarpon Springs has hired Karen Lemmons as its new economic development manager. Lemmons will begin work in early January. In that position, she will be charged with the initiation, formulation, design, coordination, marketing and monitoring of various development projects; will analyze and identify opportunities for additional growth; will develop and implement economic development strategies for the city, and will serve as an adviser to city officials, staff, business groups, property owners and developers. Lemmons comes to Tarpon Springs from the Village of Machesney Park, Ill., where she has served as community development director since 2001. Before that, she worked for the Milwaukee Public School system as director of communications and public affairs. She earned an associate's degree in business management from Milwaukee Area Technical College and a bachelor's degree in communications from Marquette University.
Adopt-A-Family hitting peak time
The Adopt A Family Christmas Program is kicking into high gear at Clearwater's Homeless Emergency Project. The program allows members of the community to reach out to needy families to make their holiday merrier. To learn more about the program, call Becca Adams at (727) 442-9041. ext. 135. Donations of gift cards (for teens and single adults), non-perishable food items, personal hygiene products and new linens are especially appreciated.
Mayors' Breakfast benefits the needy
The Safety Harbor/Oldsmar Mayors' Breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. Friday at the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa. Safety Harbor Mayor Andy Steingold and Oldsmar Mayor Jim Ronecker will host the event, which raises money to help needy families in both communities. Tickets are $25 and event sponsorships start at $250. For more information, call (727) 724-1555 ext. 404 or visit cityofsafetyharbor.com.