On a break from military duty? Tell us about it
Coming home for the holidays is special for anyone but takes on even more significance for people serving in the military. If you're home from deployment or have someone in your family who is, Times staff writer Demorris A. Lee would like to know about it for a story he's working on. Please share your feelings in a brief e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at (727) 445-4174.
Teens, want to see Japan? Apply now
The city of Clearwater is accepting applications from students in grades 9-12 who are interested in traveling abroad as part of an exchange program with Clearwater's sister city, Nagano, Japan. Four students will be accepted into the program and travel to Nagano for two weeks during summer 2009. They will stay with local families, immerse themselves in Japan's language and culture and give presentations to Nagano area schools. Eligible students must reside in Clearwater or attend a high school in Clearwater. Scholarships are available to cover travel costs. For an application, call the Clearwater Cultural Affairs Office at (727) 562-4809. Applications must be received by Jan. 23.
Fine Art Center offers scholarships
Scholarships for adult art students, which cover the cost of a regular six-week class at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., are available first-come, first-served. No proof of income is required, but a statement of need is part of the simple one-page application. Winter term begins Jan. 12. For more information about this and other DFAC programs, call (727) 298-DFAC (3322), visit www.dfac.org or e-mail email@example.com.
Literacy group looking for tutors
The Palm Harbor Literacy Council needs volunteers to help individuals with reading, writing and spoken English. A tutor orientation will be held at the end of January at the Palm Harbor Library. The organization also welcomes adults who would like a tutor to help them learn English as a second language or to learn how to read. All materials are provided by the council. For information, call (727) 784-3332, ext. 3010.
Let WorkNet help you find workers
Do you need some new employees? Would it help if candidates were pre-screened to fit your job descriptions? WorkNet Pinellas may be able to help. Employers can post job openings for free and/or sign up for WorkNet Wednesday, the organization's monthly job fair. Only Pinellas County employers are eligible to participate. Jobs must pay at least $12 per hour. To register your company and post job openings, go to the WorkNet Pinellas Web site at www.worknetpinellas.org/business-associations or call (727) 524-4344.