Wednesday, May 23, 2018
News Roundup

Meet Bill Hough; job fair for veterans; pet microchipping

ST. PETERSBURG

Meet a local success story at the DalÍ

Host Carol Mickett, philosopher and artist, leads a monthly series of talks with local personalities about their visions, accomplishments and contributions to shaping the identity of our town at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Dalí Museum, 1 Dalí Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE at Fifth Avenue SE). Florida native William R. "Bill" Hough made his name in the world of finance as the founder of the investment banking firm William R. Hough & Co. Free (reservations required). Call (727) 823-3767 or visit www.thedali.org/tickets.

ST. PETERSBURG

Job fair focuses on disabled veterans

The ServiceSource Florida Regional Office Veterans Employment Program holds a job fair with special emphasis on employment opportunities for veterans with disabilities. This job fair will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Friday in the J.C. Cobb Room of Bay Pines VA Medical Center, 10000 Bay Pines Blvd. Free. For more information, call (727) 538-7370, ext. 336.

LARGO

SPCA offers pet microchipping

Help ensure that pets can be returned if lost by having them microchipped between 4 and 6 p.m. Friday at SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N. No appointment is necessary. Dogs must be current on rabies vaccinations. $25 for dogs and cats. For more information, call (727) 586-3591 or visit www.SPCATampaBay.org.

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