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Pinellas County offices closed, parks open on Labor Day

Countywide

Offices closed, parks open on Labor Day

Pinellas County government offices will close on Monday in observance of Labor Day. County parks and preserves will remain open during the holiday. However, Heritage Village, the Environmental Education Center at Brooker Creek Preserve and the Cultural and Natural History Center at Weedon Island Preserve will be closed. Animal Services will be closed, with the outside animal drop-off area remaining open. The county's landfill will remain open, but the Solid Waste Operations administration building will be closed for the holiday. Everything will reopen Tuesday, except for Heritage Village in Largo, which reopens Wednesday.

North Pinellas

Budget hearings set for this week

The cities of Safety Harbor and Tarpon Springs will each hold their first of two public hearings this week on their budgets for the upcoming fiscal year.

• Safety Harbor's hearing will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall, 750 Main St. Its second budget meeting will be Sept. 19.

• Tarpon Springs will hold its budget meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 324 E. Pine St. Its second meeting will be Sept. 22.

Clearwater

Volunteers needed for race Saturday

In conjunction with National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, the Morton Plant Mease Foundation is recruiting volunteers to assist with the Morton Plant Mease Foundation Prostate Cancer Awareness Race. The 5K run/walk is scheduled for Saturday and starts at 7:30 a.m. on the Morton Plant Hospital campus, 300 Pinellas St., with the route taking runners through surrounding neighborhoods. Volunteers, who will receive a commemorative race T-shirt, can be part of this event by assisting in athlete check-in, water station help and finish line monitoring. The race benefits Morton Plant Mease community screenings and education services, and assists prostate cancer patients who may not have the resources for treatment. To volunteer or for more information, call (727) 821-1521.

Tarpon Springs

Haunted house seeks scary cast

Get ready to be scary. ScareCo, a volunteer community haunted house in Tarpon Springs, will hold auditions for its 2011 haunted house. Auditions will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 17 at 105 E Tarpon Ave. Those chosen will become part of a team that is proud of its ability to scare even the bravest victim. Applicants should be older than 16. ScareCo will operate the haunted house Friday and Saturday nights from 7 to 11 p.m. from Oct. 14-31. Children younger than 13 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call (727) 437-2343 or send an e-mail rjl@scareco.com.

Safety Harbor

Library group could use help

The Friends of the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N, is looking for new members. If you're interested in library activities and would like to help support fundraising efforts for the library, visit cityofsafetyharbor.com/library. Click on "Library Supporters."

Local sports

Oldsmar's Matthew Ruel had a week of golf he won't soon forget. See story, Page 8

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