$650,000 BMX training facility
A coalition of leaders announces a plan to build a bicycle motocross Olympic training facility in Oldsmar. Story, Section B
St. Thomas Drive Traffic being detoured
Because of a stormwater project and a traffic calming project, St. Thomas Drive is closed from Hillcrest Avenue to Betty Lane from now until April 10. The detour route is either Bellevue Road or Howard Street. The area is north of Belleair Road and east of Missouri Avenue.
Clothes To Kids to hold fundraiser
Clothes To Kids will host its annual fundraising luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. March 21 at the St. Petersburg Coliseum. All proceeds go toward supporting low-income children in Pinellas County by providing them with a full school wardrobe for free. Tickets for the luncheon, which is open to the public, can be purchased at www.clothestokids.org. No tickets will be available at the door. Questions? Contact Jennifer Jacobs at (727) 441-5050, ext. 22, or [email protected]
Loans available for house repairs
Residents of Pinellas County can take advantage of low-interest loans for house repairs. To find out if you qualify, call (727) 442-4155.
Rec Department seeks musicians
The city Recreation Department is looking for talented music instructors to teach a variety of instruments from guitar to saxophone to violin. If you are interested in sharing your talent and earning some extra income, send your resume and references to Kelliann Gerlach at [email protected] harbor.com. For more information, contact Kelliann, (727) 724-1530, ext. 3306.
Library hops with family activities
The Dunedin Public Library has planned free activities for children, teens and families throughout March:
•4 p.m. today: Lego Club, for youth ages 5 to 12.
•6 p.m. Monday: Learn the ancient art of Mehndi with a professional artist, who will show youth ages 12 to 18 how to make tattoos. A parental release form is required.
•6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Wear your jammies while listening to stories and making crafts during the Night Owls Family Storytime.
•5 p.m. Wednesday. Youths ages 12 to 18 can enjoy an evening of games, snacks and fun as part of Teen Tech Week Gaming Night. Pre-registration required.
•2 p.m. March 16. Decorate cookies for St. Patrick's Day.
•6 p.m. March 25. Teens ages 12 to 18 celebrate One Direction by making crafts while listening to the band. Food provided. Preregistration required.
To register, contact the Youth Services Desk at (727) 298-3080, ext. 1732.