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Meet candidates Wednesday at Upper Tampa Bay Chamber's "Cafe Chat"

Oldsmar

Meet candidates on Wednesday at a cafe chat

Get ready to meet the candidates at a Cafe Chat. The Upper Tampa Bay Chamber is sponsoring a Cafe Chat 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday hosted by the Nielsen Co., 501 Brooker Creek Blvd., Oldsmar. Confirmed candidates include Jack Latvala (Florida Senate); Peter Nehr, Tom McKone, Dana Young, Stacy Frank, James Grant (Florida House of Representatives); Patricia "Trish" Muscarella, Kathryn Marie Welsh, Keith Meyer (Florida 6th Circuit Court); Susan Latvala, Bob Hackworth (Pinellas County Commission); and Alex Sink's campaign will be represented. Kids Vote Tampa Bay will be conducting a straw poll covering all offices from federal through state and county commission as well as ballot referenda. A cash bar supporting the Oldsmar Cares charity will be available. The public is invited. Cost is $15 advance registration or $20 at the door. Visit utbchamber.com or call (813) 855-4233.

Clearwater

Writing contest for youth at library

Teens can celebrate Teen Read Week (Oct. 17-23) by entering a Short Story Contest at all Clearwater Public Library System branches. All entries have to be submitted by Oct. 31. Stories must be 1,000 words or fewer and typed. Topics should be personal stories or original fiction. Entries will be judged in one of two categories: 6-8 grades and 9-12 grades. Prizes will be awarded to the winners in each grade category. First place will receive a $75 gift card and runnerup will receive a $50 gift card. Winners will be announced Nov. 30. Entries must be submitted with a signed entry form which can be picked up at any Clearwater library branch or found at www.myclearwater.com/cpl. For information, call (727) 562-4970.

Safety Harbor

Story Circle group invites writers

Registration is open for the Story Circle Writers Group. Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N, invites writers and those who want to begin writing to join the Story Circle, facilitated by writer and coach Jan Golden. The group meets the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. and is dedicated to helping writers share stories of their lives and raise public awareness of the importance of personal histories. This month, the group will work on writing from a prompt and those who attend will have the opportunity to share the first 300 words of their work and receive gentle feedback. Call (727) 724-1525, ext. 112.

Palm Harbor

Literacy Council seeks volunteers

The Palm Harbor Literacy Council is seeking volunteers to become one-on-one tutors to teach reading, writing and spoken English to anyone who needs help. The Literacy Council welcomes adults who would like a tutor to help them learn English as a second language or to learn how to read. Tutoring sessions are scheduled at the convenience of the tutor and student, usually for 90 minutes, twice a week. All materials are provided at no cost to the student or tutor. Two teaching sessions will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 13 at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. For information or to register, call (727) 784-3332, ext. 3010.

Pinellas deaths

A detailed list of obituaries is published in Section B.

Meet candidates Wednesday at Upper Tampa Bay Chamber's "Cafe Chat" 10/02/10 [Last modified: Saturday, October 2, 2010 2:10pm]
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