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Free dental screenings offered to children in low-income families


Free dental screenings offered to kids

Pinellas youngsters without dental insurance or Medicaid may sign up for a free dental screening Feb. 22 through the Give Kids a Smile program. Children 4 to 14 from low-income families may be eligible. Appointments are limited. For information, go to or call (727) 282-5352 and leave a message and phone number. Parents can also go to 501 S Missouri Ave. in Clearwater to make an appointment.

Learn the history of Egmont Key

The rich, centuries-old history of Egmont Key will be the subject of a 90-minute talk Saturday by Don and Carol Thompson, the authors of the new book, The History of Egmont Key. The discussion, sponsored by the Friends of Weedon Island, aims to foster an appreciation of the uniqueness and beauty of the island, as well as an understanding of its place in the history of the state and nation. The talk and book signing begin at 2 p.m. at the Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center, 1800 Weedon Drive NE. St. Petersburg. Call (727) 453-6500 for information. Light refreshments will be served.


Dolphins stationed to greet visitors

Two artistically designed dolphins for the Clearwater Dolphin Project debuted last week, ready to greet visitors arriving for today's Outback Bowl Beach Day, which is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., behind the Hilton Clearwater Beach. The University of South Carolina Gamecock dolphin may be seen in the lobby of the Hilton at 400 Mandalay Ave. The University of Michigan Go Blue dolphin is located at the outside entry to the Sheraton Sand Key, 1160 Gulf Blvd., Sand Key. The two dolphins were designed by airbrush artist Robert Daltry and sponsored by Clearwater Gas System and the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce. On Tuesday, the dolphins will be at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa for the 27th Outback Bowl game, and will be available for sale following the bowl game. To view more dolphins follow the Dolphin Trail, or visit ClearwatersDolphins.


Explore some new literary horizons

For adult readers, the Friends of Brooker Creek Preserve hosts a Brooker Book Club meeting on the first Saturday of each month from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The books selected for discussions include works by Florida authors, past and present, with story lines turning on archaeology, biography, politics and history. The book selected to be discussed on Saturday, is Vanishing Florida: A Personal Guide to Sights Rarely Seen by David T. Warner. As seating is limited, advance registration is suggested. Brooker Creek Preserve protects more than 8,700 acres of natural ecosystems and is located at 3940 Keystone Road. Call (727) 453-6800 for information.

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