Home Depot will take chemicals and electronics
A mobile electronics and chemical collection is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Palm Harbor/Countryside Home Depot, 30144 U.S. Highway 19, at Curlew Road. Items accepted include automotive fluids, batteries, paint, TVs, VCRs, cell phones, computers and microwave ovens. Free for Pinellas County residents. For information, visit pinellascounty.org/utilities or call Pinellas County Utilities at (727) 464-7500.
Seafood Festival will benefit youth
The Tarpon Springs Seafood Festival is today and Sunday at Craig Park. An assortment of seafood such as Greek-style shrimp, Florida grouper, Bahamian cracked conch and charbroiled octopus will be available. There will be face painting, bounce houses and games. Live music by Glenn Cummings, GC on the Rocks Band today and classic rock band Cellfish on Sunday. Tampa Bay Rays game bats and jerseys will be auctioned. The event begins at 11 a.m. both days All proceeds go to Next Generation Outdoors Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides youth with education and opportunities to experience the outdoors. For more information, visit nextgenoutdoors.org.
Send Halloween leftovers to troops
Clearwater dentist Jonathan J. Bromboz wants you to think of him when you're planning on what to do with your Halloween leftovers. Bromboz is asking the community to drop off leftover candy as well as greeting cards at his office to be sent to U.S. troops overseas. His office is at 2701 Park Drive Suite 4. It is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Thrift shop is in need of donations
Sophia's Attic Thrift Shop, located in the Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St., is in need of donations of gently used merchandise, including clothing, books, jewelry, art, collectibles and more. The thrift shop, set up to benefit Palm Harbor Parks and Recreation programs and help provide scholarships for those in need, is also looking for volunteers. Sophia's Attic is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, visit phrec.org or call (727) 771-6000.
Stray cats ready to be adopted
Save Our Strays Inc. has kittens and adult cats ready for adoption at PetSmart stores at 26277 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater, and 10500 Ulmerton Road, Largo, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday. For details, call (727) 481-5262 or visit saveourstraysinc.com.
Computer courses offered for seniors
Senior Citizens Services, 1204 Rogers St., offers basic computer courses, including "Introduction to Computers," "Beginning E-Mail" and "Introduction to the Internet," to seniors at greatly reduced rates. All participants receive hands-on training on a separate computer. For costs and enrollment information, call Bob at (727) 442-8104.
Friday night football, 8-9C.