Sheriff's holiday program serves 336 families
The Pinellas County Sheriff's Christmas Sharing Project set a record this year by serving 336 families with nearly 900 children. Last year, the program supported 258 families and 668 children during the holiday season. The program, in its 17th year, supplies food, clothing and toys to families in need during the holidays. To fund the effort, the Sheriff's Office brought in nearly $42,000 through its annual Ride & Run with the Stars fundraising event on Dec. 4 and other donations, according to a news release.
Residents can help review city charter
The city is seeking Clearwater residents to serve on its next Charter Review Committee. Appointed by the City Council, the committee examines the city's charter and determines which changes, if any, should be proposed and brought to voters. Appointments are effective in January, and the committee will meet regularly through October. The committee's proposed charter changes will be submitted to the City Council for consideration and placement on the March 2012 ballot. Residency within Clearwater's city limits is required. Interested residents may download applications from the city's website at www.myclearwater.com. For further information, call (727) 562-4092 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seniors can learn about computers
Senior Citizens Services will begin enrolling seniors for a new session of computer instruction to begin after Jan. 1. Hands-on training, with a separate computer assigned to each student, is available. Classes include Introduction to Computers, Beginning E-Mail and Introduction to the Internet. Once enough students have registered, the classes will begin at Senior Citizens Services, 1204 Rogers St. For cost and enrollment information, call (727) 442-8104.
Center to celebrate its grand opening
The grand opening gala for the new Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, will be at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 8. The program will include a semiformal dinner and show. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served in the center's lobby, with dinner in the ballroom. Tickets are $29 and limited. There also will be an open house from noon to 5 p.m. Jan. 9. The public is invited to tour the facility and check out a variety of program demonstrations, including ballet, tap and line dancing, aerobics, square and swing dancing, painting, ceramics, yoga, tai chi, acting and singing. Demonstrations will run throughout the day. The free event will also include hot dogs and chips. For details or to purchase gala tickets, call (727) 518-3131.