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Know an outstanding person? St. Anthony's Hospital Foundation is accepting nominations for the Helen D. Roberts Philanthropy Award, the Roy G. Harrell Jr. Leadership Award and the Hippocrates Award for outstanding service. Nominations will be accepted through Dec. 31, and winners will announced in February. Nomination forms can be downloaded at stanthonysfoundation.org and when completed emailed to gail.cass@baycare.org, faxed to (727) 825-1184 or mailed to St. Anthony's Hospital Foundation, 1200 Seventh Ave. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33705. For information, call (727) 820-7895.

Neighborly Meals on Wheels: Volunteers are needed to deliver meals to homebound residents in the Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Gulfport and Pinellas Park areas. If you have 1½ hours at midday to help, you could improve someone's life. Meals are picked up at a site near you. Directions are provided. For information, call (727) 573-9444, ext. 4210.

Holiday mail for soldiers: The American Red Cross is collecting cards that send words of encouragement and gratitude to military members. Until Dec. 7, mail cards and letters to Holiday Mail for Heroes, P.O. Box 5456, Capital Heights, MD 20791-5456. Visit redcross.org/holidaymail.

Mainsail applications: Artists wanting to exhibit at the 38th Annual Mainsail Festival can submit applications at zapplication.org or mainsailaftsfestival.org. The deadline is Saturday.

Hospital volunteers needed: St. Petersburg General Hospital needs volunteers for the information desk from 4 to 8 p.m. daily. Call Anita Brown at (727) 341-4848 or stop by 6500 38th Ave. N and visit the information desk.

Operation Attack accepts used clothing to give to children of low-income families, and food for needy families in south Pinellas. Drop off donations from 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays at 1310 22nd Ave. S. To volunteer or donate, call (727) 822-1187.

Senior dining network: Enjoy a hot, nutritious lunch, socialize and take part in activities at 10 dining sites. Programs including information on insurance issues, hurricane preparedness, senior rights and current events. Seniors must be a registered diner with Neighborly Care Network, 60 or older and live in the county. Free transportation is offered. Register 72 hours in advance to participate. For information, call (727) 573-9444.

Beach businesses of the year: The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce will recognize one business from these categories: nonprofit, women/minority owned, small business (1-20 employees or less), medium business (21-100 employees) and large business (more than 100 employees). Applications for nominations can be downloaded at tampabaybeaches.com and faxed to (727) 360-2233 or emailed to amanda@tampabaybeaches.com. The deadline is Dec. 14. For information, call (727) 360-6957, ext. 24.

Breakfast with Santa: Tickets are on sale for the 21st annual breakfast with Santa at St. Jerome Early Childhood Center, 10895 Hamlin Blvd., Largo. From 8 to 11 a.m. Dec. 15, kids will enjoy breakfast, face painting, crafts and, of course, a visit from St. Nick. Tickets are available at the center. Cost: $6 in advance; $7 at the door. For families of five or more the cost is $30 in advance; $35 at the door. For information, call (727) 596-9491 or visit stjeromeearlychildhoodcenter.org.

Items of interest in short 11/27/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 3:08pm]
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