Holiday schedule for city services
All of Largo's government offices, including the library, will be closed Thursday, Friday and Jan. 1 for the Christmas and New Year's holidays.
And here's the city of Largo's holiday schedule for garbage, recycling and yard waste. This applies to both Christmas and New Year's holiday weeks.
For regular pickup Thursday, collection will be Wednesday. For regular pickup Friday, collection will be Thursday. Friday commercial customers' solid waste will be collected Saturday.
Police, firefighters help families with Christmas
The Largo Police and Fire Departments joined forces to help 34 struggling families with Christmas.
On Dec. 12, the two organizations held the "Shop with a Cop or Firefighter'' at the Walmart on Missouri Avenue. The holiday shopping spree conducted by off-duty police and firefighters is in its fourth year.
More than $9,000 was raised during the weeks leading up to the event.
"Largo Fire Rescue is proud to be part of this holiday event,'' Fire Chief Michael Wallace said. "Without Shop with a Cop/Firefighter, there are many children who would not experience the joy of Christmas."
Help for small business owners, entrepreneurs
The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce is hosting business counseling provided by SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) at it offices by appointment every first and third Thursday monthly.
SCORE counselors represent working and retired business executives who volunteer their lifetime experience providing assistance for people looking to start a business and for owners/managers of existing businesses. There is no cost.
Appointments can be made only by calling (727) 584-2321.
Remember to recycle your real holiday tree
Does your "green" holiday include a real tree? The city of Largo's Recycling and Solid Waste Division will offer a free Christmas tree recycling collection from Saturday through Jan. 8.
This two-week service is available only to current Largo garbage collection customers. Customers must remove ornaments, tinsel and lights, and place the decoration-free tree by the curb on their recycling day.
It is not necessary for trees to be bagged.
Visit LargoRecycles.com or call (727) 587-6760.
Broadway series returns at city Cultural Center
The second installment of the Largo Cultural Center's Weekend Broadway series will be presented Jan. 8-10.
The program, Pete and Keely, is a musical comedy featuring a "Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme"-type couple with a dysfunctional relationship. Music includes Fever, Black Coffee, Lover, and It's Us Again. Times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday.
Cost: $27 in advance; $30 day of show; $30 VIP, $23 group rates for 10 or more, $25 for seniors and $20 for students.
For tickets, call the box office at (727) 587-6793.