Learn how to keep your kids safe at the pool
Florida Suncoast Safe Kids Coalition and All Children's Hospital will host an educational and family friendly safety event to raise awareness about child drownings from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Westfield Countryside mall. The event will be held on the first floor of the mall, located at 27001 U.S. 19 N in Clearwater, by the play area in front of JCPenney. Pool safety experts will be on hand with interactive displays demonstrating safety devices including door and pool alarms, fencing, self-closing gates and drain covers. The Threshers mascot PhinleyClifford the Big Red Dog, Sparky the Fire Dog and the Chick-fil-A Cow will attend. The event is free and open to the public and includes snacks and prizes. For information, go to www.floridasafepools.com or facebook.com/Florida SafePools.
Deputies, police meet on the field
To raise funds for the Pinellas Sheriff's Police Athletic League, softball teams from the Clearwater Police Department and the county Sheriff's Office will play their first interagency game at Bright House Field at 4 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $16, free for children 4 and under. Ticket prices include all you can eat and drink from 5 to 8 p.m. and admission to the Clearwater Threshers vs. Tampa Yankees game at 6:30 p.m. Five dollars from each ticket purchase will go to PAL. For more information or tickets, call Bobby Mitchell at (727) 712-4408.
Festival offers back-to-school fun
The LaRocca Chiropractic Center Community Festival will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the front parking lot of Jack Russell Stadium, 800 Phillies Drive. The back-to-school fair will include free school supplies, physicals and haircuts for kids. Activities will also include rides, games, clowns and a petting zoo. For more information, call Kim Cornette at (727) 417-8110.
Fundraiser to help gravely ill children
A fundraiser benefitting the pediatric team at hospice and families with children undergoing life threatening illnesses will be held today, starting at 5:30 p.m. at Dimmitt Community Center, 918 Osceola Road, Belleair. Gracie's Big Splash is being held in memory of Gracie Purdy, who died of brain cancer April 21, 2008. The event will feature water games, live entertainment, face painting, water slides and concessions. For information, call (727) 518-3728.
Find out how to restart your career
The Safety Harbor Public Library will offer a free career workshop, Three Keys to a Successful Job Search, presented by certified personnel consultant John Sattler. The workshop is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the library, 101 Second St. N. The workshop will cover finding job postings and locating companies; how to apply for jobs the correct way and making your resume stand out from the masses; and how to successfully secure an interview, even if they don't contact you. For more information, call (727) 724-1525, ext. 112.