Event gives kids full backpacks, school clothes
The Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin will partner with Clothes to Kids for its third annual Back to School Fair. At the event, which will be July 18 at the Clothes to Kids Store in Clearwater, 100 low-income students will receive five days' worth of clothing from Clothes to Kids and a backpack filled with school supplies for the upcoming school year from the Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin. The league is seeking donations of $15. Each $15 will provide one student with a backpack and school supplies necessary to start the 2009-10 school year. Checks can be made out to the Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin and mailed to JLCD, 1265 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin, FL 34698, attn: Back to School Fair. To learn more about the league, visit www.jlcd.org .
Woman hurt in watercraft crash
A 43-year-old woman was hurt Saturday morning after two personal watercraft collided near the Dunedin Causeway drawbridge, authorities said. Though four people were involved in the accident, only the woman was taken to Mease Dunedin Hospital. All of the riders were wearing life jackets, authorities said.
2 winning lottery tickets sold locally
Palm Harbor and Holiday each had a winning lottery ticket sale in the Florida Lottery's Firecracker Millionaire Raffle drawing on Saturday, say lottery officials. The winning tickets, good for one of seven $1 million prizes, were sold at Publix on 33343 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor, and at the Holiday Mobil, 1940 U.S. 19, Holiday. For results, go to www.flalottery.com .
Club needs help with bag project
The GFWC Clearwater Junior Woman's Club invites the public to its Operation Smile bag assembly and membership mingle from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. It will meet at the Safety Harbor Library, Room A, 101 Second Ave. N. The group will sew bags to be shipped to Operation Smile, a worldwide children's medical charity. Help is needed to iron, run the drawstring and sew the bags. No sewing skills are necessary. For more information, visit www.clearwaterjuniors.org .
Train to become a Guardian ad Litem
Tuesday marks the next round of training for the Guardian ad Litem program at the Criminal Justice Center, 14250 49th St. N. The five-week program will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Each guardian advocates in court and the child welfare system for abused and neglected children. The average time needed is four to six hours a month. To attend a half-hour orientation, call (727) 464-6528. For more information and an application, visit www.guardianad litem6.org.
Businesses learn disaster recovery
The 2009 Disaster Recovery Conference, presented by 2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares Inc., is being held at the Collaborative Labs St. Petersburg College, 13805 58th St. N, Largo, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 22. The conference is designed to orient and educate small business owners and managers on how to get their business back up and running quickly after a natural disaster such as a hurricane. Cost: $54. For information on conference details, visit online at www.disaster recoverycall211.com.