DO YOU Use the parks? YOUR INPUT IS NEEDED
Pinellas County is asking residents to complete an online survey by Friday to help determine who is using the parks, trails and recreational facilities throughout the county. The survey, conducted and funded through a Communities Putting Prevention to Work grant, will help determine residents' activity preferences and opinions on safety and cleanliness. The voluntary survey is anonymous and residents may skip any question they choose not to answer. Results will be available at the end of September and will be used to facilitate discussion, provide feedback on concerns residents may have and to guide in improvement or expansion of the parks, trails and recreational facilities. To complete the survey, visit pinellascounty.org/parks.
City to hold public budget workshop
The Tarpon Springs City Commission will hold a workshop on the 2012-13 city budget at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall, 324 E Pine St. The discussion will focus on the general fund as well as enterprise and special revenue funds. The budget workshop is open to the public.
Saturday benefit for Jazz Holiday
"Hernando's Hideaway" Speakeasy & Casino Night is 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure, at the Harborview Center in downtown Clearwater. The event is intended to raise funds for Clearwater's Jazz Holiday and Regional Chamber of Commerce, the evening's hosts. It's designed to create a night of fun around the 1920s illusion of a smoky backroom setting of gambling, dancing and (pretend) illegal spirits as seen in the movies. "Hernando's Hideaway" is open to the public and is black-tie optional. There will be hors d'oeuvres and drinks. Advance tickets are $65 ($75 at the door). For tickets or additional information or for sponsorship opportunities for the fundraiser, please visit clearwaterflorida.org or call (727) 461-0011.
Stop water leaks, reduce your bill
Does your water bill seem higher than it should? Learn how to detect leaks in your home, use less water and preserve the area's waterways at a water resource workshop at 6 p.m. Thursday at Safety Harbor City Hall. For additional information, call (727) 724-1555 ext. 231.
Cancer patients in need of drivers
The American Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to drive cancer patients to their medical appointments throughout Pinellas County. The amount of time the volunteer drives, as well as the geographic area, will be based on the volunteer's preference. To sign up or for additional information, please call toll-free 1-800-227-2345.