2013 breakfast with lawmakers will be Friday
The Greater Palm Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its 2013 Legislative Breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. The following lawmakers are on the program: 9th District U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis; County Commissioners Susan Latvala and Norm Roche; and state lawmakers James Grant (District 64), Jack Latvala (District 20) and Ed Hooper (District 67). A continental breakfast will be provided. The event is free; however, reservations are required. Call Ken Peluso at (727) 742-7602 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two-hour class on improving writing
Register now for the Tarpon Springs Recreation Department's "Aspiring Writers Workshop.'' Every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Tarpon Springs Community Center, 400 S Walton Ave., a two-hour class will be held for those who want to sharpen their writing skills, either for fiction or nonfiction. Cost: $40 monthly. For more information or to preregister, call (727) 942-5628.
Help count, survey county's homeless
The Homeless Leadership Board is seeking civic clubs, church groups and other volunteers to help conduct its annual Homeless Point in Time Count and Survey. On Jan. 24, the group will spread out across Pinellas County, gathering data on individuals and families who are living on the street, in cars, or in other places unfit for human habitation, and also trying to help them get into housing. The data are used to identify factors that lead to homelessness and to bring in federal dollars to help end it. Additional volunteers help pack and dispense supplies to counters, staff phone banks and more. The board needs at least 500 volunteers, who must be at least age 18 unless accompanied by a guardian. For more information or to sign up for a two- or three-hour shift, contact Susan Finlaw-Dusseault at email@example.com or (727) 528-5832, Debbie Infante at firstname.lastname@example.org or (727) 528-5768, or Sarah Snyder at sarah@pinellas homeless.org or (727) 424-1355.