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Pinellas teachers to protest proposed education bill Thursday

North Pinellas

Teachers to Protest education Bill

Between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. today, Pinellas County teachers will descend on two area intersections to protest Senate Bill 6/House Bill 7189, which would end teacher tenure and tie pay and job evaluations to student test scores. The Pinellas County Teachers Association has urged its members to meet at McMullen-Booth Road and State Road 580 in Clearwater and Ulmerton Road and 66th Street in Largo. North Pinellas municipalities are expressing their dissent as well. The Oldsmar City Council passed a resolution opposing the bill on Tuesday. Safety Harbor considered a similar measure on Monday, but postponed its vote to give city commissioners more time to study the merits of the bill.

Safety Harbor

Fest to raise funds for handicap van

In an effort to raise money to buy a handicapped-accessible van for Andrew Hall, who was struck by a car last year, the Safety Harbor Professional Firefighters Local 2267 will present a festival 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday along Main Street that will feature great food, arts and crafts vendors, live music and a silent auction. Admission and parking are free. All proceeds benefit the Andrew S. Hall Charitable Fund. Anyone who cannot attend and wishes to make a donation can mail it to: Safety Harbor Professional Firefighters Charity, PO Box 356, Safety Harbor, FL 34695. Please put "Andrew Hall Fund" in the memo line of the check. A limited number of vendor spaces are still available. E-mail karmitage@city ofsafetyharbor.com or call (727) 724-1572.

Safety Harbor

Canines dressed to the nines for show

A doggie fashion show to benefit the Humane Society of Pinellas will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Taste Safety Harbor Cafe, 500 Main St., and feature refreshments for participants, beer and wine tasting, pet portraits and raffle baskets. Advance tickets $20, $25 at the door. Call (727) 797-7722, ext. 222.

Dunedin

Concert band to play hit songs

The 70-member Dunedin Concert Band will perform a selection of hits from Broadway and film at 8 p.m. Friday outdoors behind the Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road. Bring seating and picnic baskets. Free-will donation at concert's end. Call (727) 812-4530.

Seminole

Lie back and see stars in sky, film

Seminole will host the fifth annual Movies Under the Stars each Friday night during April. This year's theme is "Spy Spectacular." The movies will be projected onto a large screen in the park. Each showing will start at 8 p.m. at Seminole City Park, 7464 Ridge Road. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. It's free.

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