Lutheran Apartments to celebrate upgrades
A rededication ceremony for Lutheran Apartments, at 550 First Ave. S, will take place at 3 p.m. today. The event will celebrate the community's 41st anniversary and recent $2.8 million upgrade and replacement of its heating and cooling system. Lutheran Apartments provides affordable housing for independent, "age qualified" residents.
Temple to sell tropical plants, bargain goods
A plant and rummage sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 3 at Congregation Beth Sholom, 1844 54th St. S. Choose from bromeliads, bird of paradise, ficus, frangipani and many more varieties of plants. An extensive selection of gadgets and clothing will also be on sale. For information call (727) 420-9374.
ST. PETE BEACH
'Paws in the Sand' to benefit shelter
Pet Pal Animal Shelter will present "Paws in the Sand" from 7 to 10 p.m. May 16 at the Dolphin Beach Resort, 4900 Gulf Blvd. in St. Pete Beach. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, silent and live auctions, plus a full cash bar and live music by Aaron Wilkinson. Tickets are $50. Proceeds will benefit Pet Pal Animal Shelter's emergency medical fund. To purchase tickets, visit petpalanimalshelter.com, or call (727) 328-7738. Pet Pal is a nonprofit, no-kill shelter.
Clothes to Kids issues a call for boys' clothes
Clothes to Kids, which provides free, new and gently used clothing to low-income schoolchildren, is facing a critical shortage of young boys' shirts in sizes medium through extra large and boys' pants in sizes 8-16.
New or freshly laundered, gently used clothing may be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and May 16 at 1059 N Hercules Ave. in Clearwater, or Reno Beach Surf Shop, at 1031 Fourth St. N, and Fifth Third Bank, at 153 Second Ave. S. For more information call (727) 441-5050 or visit clothestokids.org.
TAMPA BAY AREA
Advocates look into seniors' complaints
The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program administered by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs is seeking volunteer advocates for residents living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities to investigate complaints about food, staffing, funds, medication, abuse and neglect. Retired individuals and couples are welcome. Mileage and meal reimbursement are provided. Call (727) 588-6912 or 1-888-831-0404 to volunteer.