yes, you can recycle those phone books
Summertime is phone book delivery time, and every year more than 500 million telephone books are distributed nationwide — enough to circle the earth four times. A common myth is that phone books cannot be recycled, but Pinellas County Utilities wants to make sure you know that your old phone book can be recycled into insulation, cereal boxes, paper towels or new phone books. Residents of Belleair, Clearwater, Dunedin, Gulfport, Indian Rocks Beach, Largo, Madeira Beach, Oldsmar, Redington Beach, Safety Harbor and St. Petersburg can recycle phone books in their curbside bin. There are also more than 340 local drop-off sites throughout Pinellas County. For more information, visit www.pinellascounty.org/utilities/PDF/phone-book-sites.pdf or call (727) 464-7500.
Activity Center needs kitchen help
The Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St., has a need for a volunteer to manage its kitchen. The position involves ordering supplies and managing preparation of food for breakfasts, dinners and bingo. Commercial food preparation or restaurant management experience is necessary. The time commitment is about 35 hours per month. Volunteers are also needed to assemble food packages and process paperwork related to the center's project with the RCS Food Bank. For more information, call the Community Center, (727) 771-6000.
Have a picnic at carillon concert
The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 701 Orange Ave., Clearwater, will present its June installment of the Third Sunday@Six Carillon Concert series at 6 p.m. Sunday. Bring a lawn chair and sit under the oaks while listening to the 49 tuned bells of the church's carillon. Picnics and pets are welcome. The event is free. For more information, call (727) 447-3469.
Volunteers needed for GED test prep
Goodwill is seeking volunteer tutors to help former criminal offenders prepare for the GED exam. Volunteers will work one-on-one with Goodwill corrections clients who are taking GED classes but need additional help to improve reading, math and other skills covered by the exam. Tutoring will take place at Goodwill's residential work-release center, 16432 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. To learn more about volunteering as a GED tutor, call (727) 523-1512, ext. 1501.