NBC to show 2009 Ironman Championship
The 2009 Ironman World Championship 70.3 is scheduled to air from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday on NBC. More than 1,500 athletes from 57 countries participated in a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike ride and 13.1-mile run on Nov. 14, and more than 90,000 athletes vie for slots to participate each year. The 2010 Ironman World Championship 70.3 is scheduled for Nov. 13. For more information about the Ironman 70.3 series, visit ironman.com/ironman70.3. For more information about the next Ironman World Championship 70.3 visit myclearwater.com/ ironman.
Blues Bash looks for sponsorships
The Tampa Bay Blues Brothers is seeking sponsorships to help offset costs of sound and lighting equipment for the Summer Blues Bash, which the group will host on July 2 at Pioneer Park in Dunedin. Sponsorship fees range from $300 to $1,500. Snack and drink vendors are also needed. The event will run 5:30 to 10:30 p.m., with live music from local blues bands. It will be a fundraiser for the Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund. For more information, visit TampaBay BluesBrothers.com or contact Mathew Eberius at mathew@tampabayblues brothers.com or (727) 488-2423.
Landscape artist to visit reception
Meet artist Klaus Porsche, painter of Florida landscapes and seascapes, from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. The artist will demonstrate his technique and answer questions during the reception. Visitors can enjoy an exhibit of Porsche's work during normal center hours through July 31. Registration is not required for this event. Call (727) 453-6800. Visit brookercreekpreserve.org.
Artists wanted for December festival
Artist applications are being accepted for the Greater Palm Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce's Fine Arts & Crafts Festival. The event, in its 36th year, will be held Dec. 4-5 in downtown Palm Harbor. For an application or for more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (727) 784-4287.
A story Wednesday about students gathering supplies for foster children incorrectly reported that about 70 children are transferred among foster homes each month. That figure actually refers to the number of children who enter foster care monthly. Also, an incident in which two children were removed from a home and not allowed to bring their clothes did not involve, as the story said, a foster parent.