Experts focus on aging issues at meeting
The focus will be on "21st Century aging" when the Dunedin Committee on Aging presents an interactive town hall meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Dr. William E. Hale Senior Center, 330 Douglas Ave. The event will begin with a 30-minute meet and greet with vendors from the business and nonprofit communities. Refreshments will be served. At 7 p.m., the town hall meeting will kick off with a panel of experts who will talk and answer questions about various topics, including memory and brain fitness, insurance and health care, elder law, transportation, housing and caregiving. For information, call (727) 298-3000.
Free HIV testing offered Monday
As part of the 11th annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, free HIV testing will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at the two North Pinellas County Health Department centers: 310 Myrtle Ave., Clearwater; and 301 S Disston Ave., Tarpon Springs. For more information, call (727) 469-5800 or (727) 942-5457. For information about National Black HIV/AIDS Day, visit blackaidsday.org.
Festival seeks one-act plays
West Coast Players invites playwrights, whether novice, emerging or accomplished, to submit one-act plays. Plays of 15 minutes or less will be considered for the theater's annual One Act Festival on July 8-10. All plays must be original, require minimal staging and not have been previously staged in the Tampa Bay area. About eight plays will be chosen. The entry fee is $5. Payment must be either by check or money order. A portion of the money will be awarded to three playwrights whose scripts are designated as favorites by audience vote. Send one copy of the script, typed and in standard format, by mail postmarked by April 1. No e-mails will be accepted. Send them to One-Act Play Producer, West Coast Players, P.O. Box 5022, Clearwater, FL 33758-5022.
Days set for free tax preparation
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Neighborhood Family Center, 1201 Douglas Ave., Clearwater, is offering free tax preparation. The program will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. No appointment is required. Call (727) 442-3565.
City to discuss firefighter contract
The Safety Harbor City Commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday in City Hall for its regular meeting. Among other items, the commission is scheduled to discuss its contract with the local firefighters union, a new retirement and separation incentive program for city employees, and the site plans for two Chase Banks at 3075 Enterprise Road and 1475 McMullen-Booth Road.
AARP driving class offered for seniors
The Tarpon Springs Recreation Department is offering a state-approved AARP driving class for drivers 50 and older. Attendance at both four-hour sessions of the two-day course is required. The next class will be 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 24-25 at the Tarpon Springs Community Center. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited. Visit tsrdonline.com or call (727) 942-5628.