Schools will auction off some equipment
Pinellas County schools' annual public auction of surplus/obsolete equipment will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the north end of the Walter Pownall Service Center, 11111 S Belcher Road, Largo. Items include motor vehicles, buses, industrial machinery, cafeteria equipment, office machines, pianos, commercial mowers, musical instruments, televisions and audio visual equipment. Items will be available for preview 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday. To view a list of auction items and descriptions, click on "PCS News" at pcsb.org. For more information, call Joe Zihala at (727) 547-7125.
This benefit just feels so good
A local massage therapist will host an all-day "Massage-A-Thon" on Saturday at Westfield Countryside mall to benefit a nonprofit group that trains guide dogs. Dr. David Pruszynski, who is blind, operates Back to Business, a therapeutic massage clinic in the mall. He will offer chair massages from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the mall's second floor overlooking its ice rink. Prices range from $14 to $30 for a 10- to 30-minute massage, with all proceeds donated to Guiding Eyes for the Blind, an internationally accredited guide dog school. Pruszinski's guide dog Elmore was trained there.
Bike Fest gets rolling Saturday
The Opa Bike Fest will be held from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Sponge Docks on Dodecanese Avenue. Vendors can begin set-up at 9 a.m. The event will include a bike show with trophies, food, beer, music and vendors. Live music by Crossroads will begin at 4 p.m. Bike show registration is $10. Call toll-free 1-888-795-5779 to register for the bike show. Interested vendors can call (727) 919-3523.
Parrot Head Party planners to flock
A planning meeting for Palm Harbor's eighth annual Parrot Head Party will be at 6:30 p.m. today at Harbor Hall, 1190 Georgia Ave., Palm Harbor. For more information, call (727) 787-4700.
Girl Scout cookie drive isn't over
Girl Scouts of West Central Florida announces the 2009 Girl Scout Cookie Program booth sales beginning Friday throughout several Central Florida regions, including North Pinellas. New in 2009, the public can visit gswcf.org and search for a Girl Scout cookie booth by ZIP code using the booth locator system.
The Borealis Wind Quintet will perform at 7:30 p.m. today at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center. The number of members was incorrect in listings in regional editions Tuesday and Wednesday.