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Star Wars Day: The Safety Harbor Public Library, at 101 Second St. N, will hold an interactive event for children and teens. Science fiction fans can enjoy movie-themed crafts, snacks and games. For children ages 10 and under, the event includes making your own lightsaber and train at the Jedi Academy. This event begins at 10 a.m. For teens in sixth to 12th grades, they'll learn how to sword fight from our Jedi master, create unique Star Wars crafts, and play video games. One lucky tween or teen participant will win the original movie trilogy. Teen events are from 1 to 3 p.m. For information, call (727) 724-1525, ext. 4118, or visit

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Coping with Hearing Loss: Those who are coping with hearing loss are invited to attend this program at Aging Well Center at noon on June 18. An audiologist will be on hand to discuss various strategies for dealing with hearing loss. The Long Center, Grand Room, 1501 N Belcher Road, Clearwater. For information, call (727) 953-6877

Have problems sleeping? Can't remember what you just did? Those who have issues with their memory or with sleeping are invited to attend a program that address both these issues. Neurologist Diana Pollock will discuss how your brain processes information and forms memories while you sleep, and how being sleep-deprived impacts your memory and overall health. 6 p.m., June 18 at Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting rooms 1-3, 3231 McMullen-Booth Road, Safety Harbor. Pre-registration is required. For information, call (727) 953-6877, or visit

Tennis anyone? Tarpon Springs will offer 11 one-week tennis camp sessions this summer. Sessions run from 9 to 11 a.m., Monday through Friday, at the Craig Park tennis courts. The first session begins on June 16 and the last on Aug. 29. Cost per session is $120. The June 30-July 3 session is $96. Advance registration is required. For information, call (727) 942-5628.

Summer reading program: The Dunedin Public Library will host its summer reading program Goodreads Tutorial at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Participants will be able to go online to discuss and to post book reviews. Free. The library is at 223 Douglas Ave.

Looking to clean out a closet? Clothes To Kids needs elementary school boys and girls clothing and shoes. CTK needs shorts sizes 4 to 16, short-sleeve shirts sizes S to XL and shoes sizes kids 11 through adult. New or gently used clothing and shoes can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays at CTK's two locations: 1059 N Hercules Ave., Clearwater, and 3251 Third Ave. N, St. Petersburg. For information, call (727) 441-5050, ext. 22.

Pinellas news briefs 06/12/14 [Last modified: Thursday, June 12, 2014 11:43am]
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