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Fundraising art event to help Dunedin man with Lou Gehrig's disease


Event to help man with Lou Gehrig's disease

Proceeds from an ongoing silent art auction and Saturday art bash will help a local man's fight against Lou Gehrig's disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Visit Broadway Deli and Café, Kelly's Chic-A-Boom Room and Dunedin Brewery through today to bid on works by local artists. Winners can pick up their pieces from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Dunedin House of Beer, 927 Broadway. That will be followed by an art bash, featuring live music, a T-shirt sale and raffles through midnight. Raffle prizes include a Key West getaway, restaurant and bar gift certificates, a vintage photo shoot and a tattoo session. Dunedin House of Beer also will donate $1 for every beer sold throughout the entire day toward Dan Soyka's medical expenses. Visit for more information.

Senior Awareness Fair is Friday

Dunedin's Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., will host its annual Senior Awareness Fair on Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. More than 70 local businesses and organizations will participate. For more information, call (727) 298-3299.

Accessibility focus of Saturday event

The city's American Disabilities Act Advisory Committee is inviting the public to meet members during a community meeting from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Rd. The group also will solicit feedback on the public's needs regarding accessibility for the disabled. Speakers will include the mayor, city manager and Family Network on Disabilities executive director Rich LaBelle, who will talk about services available in Dunedin. City engineer Tom Burke will discuss past ADA committee projects. The city will provide interpreting services for the hearing impaired. Desserts will be served. Call (727) 298-3198 for information.

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Town hall meeting planned tonight

A town hall meeting with several members of the Pinellas County Commission will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at the Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St. The public is invited to email questions in advance of the program to ask about issues concerning the community. The commissioners scheduled to participate include Susan Latvala, Nancy Bostock, Norm Roche and Neil Brickfield. Email questions or ideas for commissioners to discuss to For more information, call (727) 771-6000.


Classes offered in using computers

Clearwater Senior Citizens Services, 1204 Rogers St., is offering computer classes including "Basics of Computers'' on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and "Beyond Basics,'' on Tuesday and Thursday. All classes are held from 10 a.m. to noon. The "Basics of Computers'' class is for beginners. The class will cover how a computer works, an overview of the Internet, including email; and how to keep your computer healthy. The "Beyond Basics'' class covers email usage, software programs downloading photos and computer trouble shooting. The cost is $25 per course. Space is limited and advance registration is requested. Call (727) 442-8104.

Fundraising art event to help Dunedin man with Lou Gehrig's disease 01/24/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 9:15pm]
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