Tarpon springs election forum set for Monday
The League of Women Voters of North Pinellas County will conduct a forum with candidates running for Tarpon Springs mayor and two City Commission seats on the March 9 ballot. The forum will be Monday at Tarpon Springs City Hall Auditorium, 324 E Pine St. From 6:30 to 7 p.m., attendees will have an informal opportunity to meet the candidates as well as submit questions for the program. The forum will be from 7 to 9 p.m. For information, call (727) 938-3711.
Free information fair for seniors
A Senior Awareness Fair, with more than 85 local businesses participating, will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave. The event, sponsored by the city of Dunedin Parks and Recreation Department, along with Mease Manor, Human Market Point and St. Mark's Village, is aimed at giving seniors information on insurance, legal issues and lifestyle changes. A free lunch will be provided. For information, call the Hale Activity Center at (727) 298-3299.
At library, get tips on getting hired
"Interviewing Tips and Techniques for Job Seekers,'' a workshop for those looking for a job, will be at 11 a.m. Feb. 8 at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N. It will be conducted by Ronald Combs, consultant and former human resources executive. For information or to register, call (727) 724-1525, ext. 112.
Benefit fashion show on Feb. 20
The Clearwater Women's Club will host its annual "High Tea and Fashion Show" from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Belleair Country Club, 1 Country Club Lane, Clearwater. Advance tickets are $30 ($40 at the door) and include a meal of fruit appetizer, chicken marsala, jubilee vegetables, scalloped potatoes and a dessert sampler. There also will be a fashion show with apparel from Sun and Fun Beachwear and door prizes. Raffle tickets for gift certificates and baskets will be offered. Proceeds benefit Women On the Way, a program that helps young women, many of whom are single parents, train for professional careers through scholarship aid. For tickets and information, call Tammy Harkins at (727) 710-6116 or Marilyn Collins at (727) 475-8960.
Resident rescues pets in house fire
A man was able to get his family's three pets to safety when a fire broke out at their home Thursday afternoon. "The resident was home but smelled smoke and was able to get the dog, the cat and the bird outside," said Largo Fire Rescue division chief of operations David Mixson. It appears the fire started in a storage shed attached to the concrete block, single family home at 3749 15th Ave. SE, Mixson said. The man's wife and son were not home at the time, around 1:30 p.m. The fire is still under investigation, but does not appear to be suspicious, Mixson said.