FORECLOSURE WORKSHOP has legal expert
The Neighborhood Community Foundation will present a free foreclosure prevention workshop from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Innisbrook Resort, 36750 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor, to educate consumers about options. Guest speaker Michael Ziegler, a foreclosure defense attorney, will share free legal advice about the most common types of errors and violations found in loan documents and provide a full explanation of the laws that protect homeowners when facing foreclosure eviction. In addition, homeowners will receive information from other nonprofit agencies to help them properly assess a practical course of action for their needs. To register call toll-free 1-877-306-5299 or visit neighborhood-community.org.
Jazz band seeks young players
Sonny LaRosa is looking for musicians ages 7 to 14 who play saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, trombone and drums to be part of America's Youngest Jazz Band and perform at major jazz concerts worldwide. LaRosa and his band were recently honored with a proclamation from Clearwater Mayor Frank Hibbard for 20 years of consecutive performances at the Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Festival and 34 years of keeping the big band tradition alive with the talents of young area musicians. For more information, call (727) 725-1788.
Plus One funds $15,000 grant
Plus One, a new women's philanthropic organization comprised of local business, government and community leaders, has awarded the Homeless Emergency Project $15,000 in grant funding. The gift will help HEP maintain temporary shelter options for families who have lost their homes due to financial hardship. It's also intended to provide education about available community resources and help in acquiring safe, affordable independent housing.
Firefighters ask for you to take care
Dunedin firefighters are asking the public to help them keep residents safe as they participate in the national Keep the Wreath Red campaign. Wreaths outside Dunedin's three fire stations feature decorative red lights. For each Dunedin fire caused by holiday decorations, firefighters will replace one red bulb with a white bulb. Help them keep the wreath red by unplugging holiday lights before leaving home or sleeping, using flame-retardant decorations, supervising food as it is cooking, and avoiding use of candles and open flames. For more tips, visit www.usfa.fema.gov or www.nfpa.org.