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Events, needs and desires


Jewish day school to show free film

Pinellas County Jewish Day School, 1775 S Highland Ave., will show a free film, The Burial Society, at 7 p.m. Thursday. The Hebrew name for the film noir classic is Chevrah Kadisha. For reservations, call (727) 588-0100.


Guide dog center issues an invitation

Southeastern Guide Dogs invites puppy and dog lovers to a Holiday Open House from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 6 at the school's 23-acre campus at 4210 77th St. E. Guests can tour the puppy and training kennels, hug puppies, take blindfolded walks with guide dogs in training, and learn about the free services provided to visually impaired people. Santa visits from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Call (941) 729-5665.


Did you once work at Maas Brothers?

The Annual Maas Brothers employee reunion will be held at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 4 at Orange Blossom Catering, 220 Fourth St. N. The cost is $17. To make reservations call 577-2074.


Wards of the court need holiday cheer

Wards of the court have no family or money to pay for clothing, toiletries or personal items. Public guardians look after them at no charge. The guardians have created tags for each ward's needs and wishes and put them on Christmas trees at Bealls stores in the Seminole and Largo malls. All items should be returned by Dec. 5. For information call (727) 397-4768.


Test your memory with free screening

Memory screenings will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Meridien Research, 4761 66th St. N. The free half-hour screening will indicate if a person requires medical follow-up. The tests are in conjunction with the Alzheimer's Foundation of America's National Memory Screening Day 2008. To sign up, call (727) 347-8839.


City Commission race to field candidates

Qualifying for the South Pasadena election of two commission seats on March 10 will begin at noon Nov. 25 and end at noon Dec. 15. An informational meeting for candidates will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at City Hall, 7047 Sunset Drive S. For information, call 347-4171.


AARP seeks tax helpers at least 4 hours a week

AARP is looking for volunteers to join the Tax-Aide program for low- to middle-income taxpayers. Volunteers receive IRS-certified training, reimbursement for expenses. Minimum commitment is four hours a week during February, March and early April. Basic computer skills are helpful but not necessary. E-mail Sylvia Scoble at for further details.


Families with sick children need support

Three bay area Ronald McDonald Houses need volunteers to fill shifts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2 to 6 p.m., and 6 to 10 p.m. Seasonal volunteers are welcome, as are those who may only be able to offer their services on an as-needed basis. Visit and click on How You Can Help, or contact Lise Fields at (727) 767-7679 or


Weed and Seed grants available

Mini-grant applications are available at the Weed and Seed office at 33 Sixth St. S, Suite 301, and at Childs Park Recreation Center, 4301 13th Ave. S. Or call 892-5088.


Children of all ages await mentors

Gulf Coast Community Care is seeking mentors. There are about 100 children of all ages waiting for one. For information, call Beverly at (727) 479-1841.


Healthy and green vendors are sought

The Gulfport Merchants Association is adding an event every fourth Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Beach Boulevard. The theme will be health, natural products and going green. If you are interested in being a vendor Dec. 27 (this first one is free to participate), contact Leslie Gilchrist at (727) 439-1485. Download vendor forms from


Lakewood Methodist to host Alumni Singers

The Alumni Singers will give a concert, "Lift Every Voice for Freedom," at 4 p.m. Dec. 14 at Lakewood United Methodist Church, 5995 Dr. Martin Luther King St. S. Robert Anders is director of the chorus, formed in 1980. An offering will be collected.

Events, needs and desires 11/15/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 9:41am]
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