Individual computer classes offered
Adults 55 and older can sign up for a free, one-on-one computer training sessions through Aug. 15 at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. Teen volunteers will teach basic computer skills, Internet basics, e-mail, use of the library's catalog and Microsoft Word. To register, call (727) 562-4970 ext. 5244.
Cleveland Street project honored
The giant concrete spheres might have raised eyebrows among locals, but the Cleveland Street streetscaping project was recently recognized with several awards. The local and state chapters of the American Public Works Association gave the $10-million project an award of excellence. And in May, the West Central Florida chapter of the Construction Management Association of America presented the city with a Platinum Award for outstanding achievement in the practice of project and construction management. For more on Clearwater's construction division or the Cleveland Street Streetscaping Project, call (727) 462-6126 or visit www.MyClear water.com/downtown.
Get acquainted with amphibians
Learn all about our fine, web-toed friends at Frog Hop at the Brooker Creek Preserve from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Learn to identify different types of frogs by their songs. A brief indoor presentation is followed by a "hop" around the environmental education center to test your skills. The class is free but pre-registration is required. Recommended for children 10 and older. Call (727) 453-6800.
Lodge celebrates Flag Day festivities
Come to the Elks Lodge #1719 for a Flag Day service at 4 p.m. today. The Veterans of Foreign Wars will provide a color guard and the history of the nation's flag will be explained. Hamburgers, hot dogs and apple pie will be served. The event is free and open to the public. The lodge is at 237 S Pinellas Ave.
Share your ideas on transportation
"How to Get There from Here — Creating a Regional Transportation Plan" is the topic of the Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce business luncheon from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday at Cypress Palms, 400 Lake Ave. Guests will be able to offer their thoughts on transportation to representatives of Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority. TBARTA was created by the Florida Legislature last year to plan and develop a transportation system to connect the seven counties of the Tampa Bay region. Cost is $15 for chamber members, $20 for nonmembers. To register, call the chamber at 584-2321 or e-mail [email protected]
Learn more about home ownership
Mark your calendars now for the Home Ownership for People Everywhere Expo from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The free event will be held at Harborview Center, 300 Cleveland St. The expo features first-time homebuyer seminars and exhibits in Spanish and English. Participants receive a certificate of completion that is required by most down-payment and closing cost assistance programs. Registration is required. Visit www.hopeexpo.org or call (727) 461-0618, ext. 3.