Gloved ones to prettify land, water Saturday
Pinellas County Environmental Management and Keep Pinellas Beautiful are leading a water and land cleanup along Cross Bayou and Joe's Creek on Saturday. Volunteers with kayaks or canoes are encouraged to bring them. A few watercraft will be available. Lunch and raffle giveaways are planned, and the first 50 volunteers to register will receive T-shirts. Cleanup bags, gloves, a map and water will be distributed. Registration is required.
When: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Meet at Pinellas County property near 7400 62nd Ter. N.
Information, registration: Call Anamarie Rivera at 464-4425 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hoof it to Helen Howarth for horse show Sunday
The Bay Area Horseman's Association will host a circuit show Sunday. Horses and riders will compete in classes including English, hunter, over fences, saddle seat, ponies, showmanship and Western pleasure. The public is welcome.
When: 9 a.m. Sunday
Where: Helen Howarth Horse Park, 6301 94th Ave. N.
Information: Call 637-3022, e-mail PinellasHorse@hotmail.com or visit bahahorseshow.com.
Let them entertain you Sunday in the park
The Sunsation Show Chorus will host the Talent in the Park Music Fair on Sunday. The event has been organized to give local musicians and singers a chance to perform in public to show the community what they have to offer.
In addition to performing, entertainers will have tables to provide information, sell tickets to performances, and sign up new talent and volunteers. Music groups and soloists will perform throughout the afternoon.
When: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday
Where: Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave.
Information: Visit online at www.sunsationshowchorus.com or call Joan 541-4501.
You can help prevent child abuse, neglect
Volunteers interested in mentoring parents are sought by Help a Child. Parent aide volunteers help to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect by working with parents in need of support and coaching.
Info: Call Pat Measel, volunteer recruiter, at 544-3900, ext. 169.
Planning commission seeks new members
Pinellas Park is seeking qualified applicants to serve three-year terms on the planning and zoning commission, which meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month. The commission serves in an advisory capacity and reviews requests for amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code. Commission members must be residents of Pinellas Park. Get an application online at www.pinellas-park.com, at Pinellas Park City Hall, 5141 78th Ave. N, or call the city clerk's office at 541-0706.
Homeowners group gets lively new name
The Kenneth City Homeowners Association is changing its name to the Kenneth City Social Club. Organizers say they decided to make the name change because the association has received summonses from attorneys contending that the homeowners association has assets belonging to homeowners who are being foreclosed on.
Anyone with an interest in the Kenneth City Social Club is welcome to join and participate, but anyone not owning property or residing in Kenneth City cannot vote or hold office in the newly formed club. The dues will remain at $5 per household.
Information: Call Dick Laneau at 345-4323 or e-mail LuresWanted@tampabay.rr.com.
Zero-interest loans offered for home fixup
Pinellas County Community Development will offer interest-free home improvement loans to qualified low-income homeowners with payments deferred until sale, transfer or refinancing of the property.
Homeowners must occupy the property as their primary residence and be at or below 50 percent of the area median income.
The offer is for loans up to $45,000 closing byJan. 31.
Info: Call Community Development at 464-8210 or visit www.pinellascounty.org/community.
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