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Pinellas housing authorities hold Saturday event for dads and kids

COUNTYWIDE

Day for dads and kids at housing agency

The Clearwater, Dunedin and St. Petersburg housing authorities hope to reconnect fathers with their children during a special, private family event Saturday. "Father's Day 2012" will feature music, arts and crafts, carnival games, food and raffle prizes for the authorities' tenants. The celebration — to be held at the St. Petersburg Housing Authority's central office — aims to change statistics indicating most public housing households across the nation are led by single mothers. Multiple community organizations will run booths Saturday, providing resources and services that could lead to economic stability for the men and their children.

PSTA solicits opinions on routes

The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority will be holding public outreach workshops to gather opinions on a new transit service. The workshops will be held at 6 p.m. today at the Oldsmar Library, Teco Hall, 400 St. Petersburg Drive, Oldsmar. A second one will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the East Lake Library, 4125 East Lake Road. PSTA staff will be on hand to speak with the public and answer questions about the new services, which will feature 16-person mini-buses operating along regularly scheduled routes. In addition to normal operations, new connector routes will allow riders to make advance arrangements for PSTA buses to pick them up and drop them off up to three-quarters of a mile from the usual routes. For more information, visit the website, www.psta.net.

PALM HARBOR

Library starts up teen reading club

The Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave., invites teens ages 13-18 to join its virtual reading program, "Own the Night Teen Reading Club." Register at the library or by going to the library's website at www.palmharborlibrary.org. Click the "Teen" link and you'll be at the Library Chatter blog. You enter the Summer Reading Club by clicking on the Own the Night image on the right. If you don't have a computer, you can still join the teen reading program by stopping by the library. For more information, call Diane Colson, (727) 784-3332, ext. 3018 or stop by the library, 2330 Nebraska Ave.

CLEARWATER

Triathlon helpers needed June 24

Volunteers from check-in to finish line are needed for the Morton Plant Mease Triathlon, which will be held June 24. The Morton Plant Mease Triathlon challenges athletes with a triple bridge course and kicks off at 6:50 a.m. with an open water swim off Sand Key Park; a bike ride over the Sand Key, Memorial Causeway and Belleair Causeway bridges; and a 3.1-mile run finishing in Sand Key Park. All volunteers will receive a commemorative race T-shirt and access to the hospitality tent. For more information or to volunteer, call (727) 825-1521 or email triathlon@baycare.org.

Pinellas housing authorities hold Saturday event for dads and kids 06/12/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 8:58pm]

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