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Grant will help homeless get dental care in Pinellas


Grant will help homeless people get dental care

For the second time in four years, Allegany Franciscan Ministries has awarded the Homeless Emergency Project a $200,000 grant, which the shelter will use to expand services at its free dental clinic. In 2012, the project's volunteer dentists and hygienists performed more than 3,400 procedures — including oral exams and cleanings, extractions, fillings and root canals — valued at roughly $480,000, officials said. The organization will use the new two-year grant to hire additional staff, create more efficient operations and expand eligibility parameters for clinic patients. Visit or call (727) 442-9041 for more information.

Make reservations for autism event

A Family Date Night for Autism on Feb. 8 will give families and friends touched by autism the chance to enjoy a date night event together. The event, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., will include dinner, dessert, activities, a photo booth, a dance party and a special gift. Activities will be geared for those age 16 and younger. The admission fee is $10. Sponsored by BJ's Brewhouse of Countryside, the date night will be at the Countryside Recreation Center, 2640 Sabal Springs Drive in Clearwater. To make a reservation, call (727) 793-2339, ext. 245. Payment is due by Feb. 1.

Scuba competition is Sunday at pool

The fifth annual Florida Scuba Olympics will be Sunday at the Long Center Pool from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event challenges scuba divers in Florida to compete for medals in underwater bicycle racing, one-fin raft racing, underwater balloon lift racing and dive buddy towing races. The event is sponsored by the Professional Association of Dive Operators, and proceeds will benefit the Special Olympics and the Clearwater Adaptive Swim Team. The public is invited to attend at no charge. Shirts and concessions will be available for purchase, with proceeds going to the groups mentioned. The Long Center is at 1501 N Belcher Road. For more information, go to or call (727) 656-9714.


Seniors can get information at fair

Where do I get a living will? Where can I find exercise programs for seniors? Who has the best prices for medicine? Get the answers to these questions and many more during Dunedin's Senior Awareness Fair, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave. Organizers say that more than 75 organizations will be on hand to offer information. A free lunch will be provided. Call (727) 298-3299 for more information.

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