Food drive to help charities wraps up today
Today is the last day to contribute to the Palm Harbor Montessori Academy's food drive for Tampa Bay Harvest and RCS Food Bank. The academy is asking for donations of healthy foods including canned meats, low-sodium soups and stews, whole-grain pastas and peanut butter. Large bins are set up at both campuses: Nebraska campus, 2355 Nebraska Ave., Palm Harbor; and East Lake Campus, 1961 East Lake Road. For information, call (727) 786-1854 or (727) 781-8980.
Adult mentors needed for kids
Gulf Coast Community Care needs volunteers, ages 30 and older, for its Adults Mentoring Children program. Volunteers are matched with children who need a positive role model. Many of the children are in foster care or live with a single parent who is going to school and working. Volunteers spend a few hours each visit with simple activities such as reading, fishing or baking. The agency has children throughout the county who need mentors. Call (727) 479-1800, ext. 3031.
Visit Safford House all aglow Dec. 4-7
There's something about candles and the holidays. Put it all together in a 19th century setting and what could be better? That will happen again this year when the 1883 Safford House Museum hosts its sixth annual Victorian Candlelight Holiday Tour. Visitors stroll through the historic Safford House beautifully decorated for the holidays. Explore the house and learn what the holidays were like 100 years ago. Enjoy live holiday music, carolers, lots of refreshments and a visit with Santa. It all happens from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Dec. 4-7 at the Safford House, 23 Parkin Court. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for children and members. Buy tickets at www.tarponarts.com or by calling (727) 942-5605.
Christmas show goes beyond usual
Where else will you hear White Christmas, Harlem Nocturne and Won't You Come Home, Bill Bailey in the same concert? From the expected holiday favorites to Gershwin to Dixieland, the Dunedin Concert Band will aim to please at its annual Holiday and Christmas Concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18 in the Dunedin Recreation Center. Best of all, it's free.
Cassidy, Elzada G. "Ellie"
Cutler, Sidney M.
Davis, Phyllis M.
Dugas, Barbara Ann
Kluding, Ruth E.
Leewe, James "Jim"
Reamer, Eugene E.
Stout, Clyde "Ed"
Tate, Elizabeth I.
This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.