Get a free tree at city's arbor day ceremony
The city of Dunedin and the Bay Bouquet Garden Club will host an Arbor Day Celebration and tree giveaway 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at Weaver Park, 1249 Bayshore Blvd. (one-half mile north of Main Street). Trees to be given away include crape myrtle (red, pink, white or lavender), live oak, red maple, Southern magnolia, bald cypress, slash pine, chickasaw plum and yaupon holly. Each addressed property is eligible for two free, 3-gallon trees on a first-come, first-served basis. To get them, Dunedin residents must provide proof of residency in the form of a Dunedin utility bill or Florida driver's license. The Arbor Day ceremony begins at 10 a.m. and will include the presentation of the Tree City USA flag and a ceremonial tree planting. Call the Dunedin Parks Division at (727) 298-3278 for information.
LIADO celebrates 17th anniversary
LIADO, the Italian-American Women of Today, will host its 17th anniversary brunch and fashion show at 10 a.m. Saturday at Countryside Country Club, 3001 Countryside Blvd. Buffet brunch and fashions by Watersisters and Christina J. of Safety Harbor and Catherine's of Countryside Mall. Tickets are $23 if purchased by Wednesday. For reservations, call Ann at (727) 470-9400 or visit liado.net.
Know Spanish? Consider program
Pinellas high school students who have studied Spanish for at least two years can participate in the annual Spanish Summer Immersion Program at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg. The five-day, four-night program June 21-25 will offer students practical experience in using the language. Students will reside in campus dorms and be taught by certified language teachers. The fee of $375 includes all meals, lodging, materials and instruction, as well as a field trip. This year's theme is "Bienvenidos al Cono Sur." Students will explore the cultures of Chile and Uruguay, and daily language classes will prepare them for themed cultural games, dances, cooking, art projects and drama. Applications, due May 15, are available through Spanish teachers at middle and high schools or from the office of world languages, pcsb.org/ci/languages. Partial scholarships are available. Call Jan Kucerik, world languages supervisor, at (727) 588-6066.
Prom giveaway for girls in need
Belle of the Ball Project and Dream a Dress have teamed up this year for another prom dress giveaway. It's the seventh year of giving dresses and accessories to high school girls in need. Distributions will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and May 1 next to the Ross Department Store at Seminole Mall, 11201 Park Blvd. Donations will be accepted. For information, visit belle oftheballproject.com.