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Palmetto guide dog agency offers open house Saturday


Guide dog agency offers open house Saturday

Southeastern Guide Dogs will hold an open house from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 4210 77th St. E.

Take a tour of the puppy and training kennels and learn about free services provided by the school to people with visual impairments. There are more than 125 puppies and dogs in training on the grounds.

Call (941) 729-5665.


Program offers free dental care to children

The annual Give Kids a Smile program, sponsored by the Pinellas County Dental Association, is Feb. 6 at various Pinellas County Health Department locations.

Children must be Medicaid-eligible to get free dental care. Screenings and X-rays will be offered to children ages 3 to 18, with followup appointments on Feb. 20 and Feb. 21 for children who need them. Parents or guardians must fill out paperwork authorizing treatment and must remain at the clinic.

Appointments are necessary. Call 210-4222.

Treasure Island

Vendors are sought for Mardi Gras Weekend

The Kiwanis Club of Gulf Beaches seeks sponsors and vendors for Mardi Gras Weekend on Feb. 21-22 on the beach. The event will include art, craft and food vendors. Proceeds benefit the Miracle League and Pinellas Village.

Call 322-5217 or check kiwanis


Group collecting prom dresses for needy girls

"The Gathering of Women" is collecting prom dresses for high school seniors whose families are facing financial difficulties. They also are collecting purses, shoes, costume jewelry, mirrors, clothing racks and tailoring services.

To donate, call 433-1352 or e-mail or

St. Petersburg

Feel free to unleash your inner clown

The St. Petersburg Festival of States is accepting applications for its five-week Clown Alley Clown School that starts Feb. 26 and continues on March 5, 11, 19 and 26.

The program has been a tradition since 1972 and is sponsored by All Children's Hospital. Christine Davison, a graduate of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown School, teaches participants character definition, makeup, costuming and performance techniques.

Children and adults are welcome, and graduates will participate in the Festival of States Illuminated Night Parade and the Festival Day Parade.

Classes are at All Children's Hospital Education Conference Center, 710 Fourth St. S, from 6 to 7:15 p.m. The cost is $17, and $5 for each additional family member. Applications are available by calling 821-9888, by e-mailing, or online at


Attorney will help with money, elder law issues

Do you want advice about getting your personal and financial affairs in order or need help with other elder law issues? A volunteer attorney with the Community Law Program will be available from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the third Friday of each month at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S.

You must be at least 60, live in south Pinellas and have a household income within 185 percent of the federal poverty guidelines.

For information, call 582-7480 or 893-2237.

Pinellas Park

Preschool collecting empty printer cartridges

First Baptist Preschool, 5495 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park, is collecting empty laser and ink jet printer cartridges and used cell phones for recycling. Drop off or mail items to the preschool. For information, call 544-9465

Palmetto guide dog agency offers open house Saturday 01/24/09 [Last modified: Saturday, January 24, 2009 3:31am]
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