Patricia Avenue option to be floated tonight
The city's traffic engineer will appear before the Dunedin City Commission tonight with a revamped plan to address complaints about the Patricia Avenue road blockade. Commissioners voted 4-1 to close the road in March to quell complaints about speeding and excess cut-through traffic. Officials vetoed engineer Joan Rice's October proposal to reopen Patricia and relocate three existing speed bumps. She's back with a recommendation to reopen Patricia to northbound one-way traffic north of Glenwood Place, install sidewalks and four speed bumps, and erect a multiway stop sign at McCarty Street. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 542 Main St.
Humane Society calendar is ready
Join the Humane Society of Pinellas today for the presentation of its 2012 Celebration of Companionship Calendar, featuring more than 120 pets. The festivities are from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Brown Boxer, 483 Mandalay Ave. in Clearwater Beach. Thirteen featured pet models will see what month and which photos were chosen from a shoot with Rebecca Brittain Photography. Visit the restaurant to purchase a calendar. They cost $13 each.
Get in the spirit, join the parade
Applications are being accepted for organizations to participate in the Tarpon Springs Christmas Parade on Dec. 17. It will begin at 10 a.m. at Alt. U.S. 19 and Morgan Street. All entries must have a holiday theme. There will be only one Santa Claus in the parade, invited by the Christmas Parade Committee. Candy and other items cannot be thrown during the parade but can be handed out along the parade route, according to a city ordinance. The deadline to apply is Dec. 7. Go to tarponspringschamber.com.
Classic car show, holiday dance set
Enjoy a festive day at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, on Saturday. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Holiday Classic Car Show will be held in the parking lot. Check out classic cars on display from all decades, and hot dogs and hamburgers will be available. If you'd like to enter your vintage automobile, the cost is $10. From 2 to 4 p.m., the Holiday Showcase, featuring the Tutterow Dancers, will take place in the ballroom. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. For information on either program, call the Largo Community Center at (727) 518-3131.