Thursday, May 24, 2018
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Halloween comes to Honeymoon Island

Halloween comes to the island

countywide

District event offers info

Want to learn about the Pinellas County school district's magnet, fundamental and career academy programs? The district is holding three workshops in November to teach parents how to apply for these programs. They'll begin at 7 p.m. at the following dates and locations: Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Pinellas Park High, 6305 118th Ave. N, Largo; Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Gibbs High, 850 34th St. S, St. Petersburg; and Thursday, Nov. 29, Countryside High, 3000 State Road 580, Clearwater. Parents interested in these programs should also mark their calendars for upcoming Information Fairs that showcase the programs and give parents and prospective students a chance to talk with school representatives: The districtwide Information Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 1 at Pinellas Park High, and the south county event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 4 at Gibbs High. Schools that offer these programs will also host their own Discovery Nights in December and January. The application period for these programs is Jan. 9-23, 2013. Visit the district site, pcsb.org, or call (727) 588-6210.

clearwater

Library book sale today, Saturday

The Friends of the Clearwater Library is holding its biannual book sale today and Saturday at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. The hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days. Hundreds of used books are for sale — 25 cents for paperbacks, 50 cents for trade paperbacks, $1 for hardbacks. The proceeds will go to support library programs.

Adopt a pit bull at event Saturday

In honor of Pit Bull Awareness Month, the Humane Society of Pinellas will offer incentives during a Pick a Pit adoption event Saturday. Adopt a pit bull-type dog for $75 and receive free items, including a collar, leash, sensation harness, a 30-minute training session at New Dawn Animal Behavior Center and free vaccinations in 2013. The adoption event will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3040 State Road 590 in Clearwater. Call (727) 797-7722 or visit humanesocietyofpinellas.org for details.

dunedin

Downtown calls for trick or treating

Bring the children downtown today from 5 to 8 p.m. for trick or treating at participating merchants along Main Street, Broadway and Douglas Avenue. The following roads will be closed so children can safely parade in their Halloween costumes: Main Street from Louden to Broadway; Broadway from Main to Scotland Street; Douglas Avenue from Scotland to Monroe; Virginia Lane from Douglas to Highland. Participating merchants will display a pumpkin in their window or on the door.

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