Questions for candidates? E-mail them in
The deadline is Monday to submit e-mailed questions for a public forum of Republican primary candidates representing Palm Harbor. The forum will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Palm Harbor Recreational Center, 1500 16th St., Palm Harbor. It is being hosted by the Palm Harbor Coalition, a watchdog community group. The organization invites the community to send questions via e-mail to PHC2010ForumQuestions@live.com. Participating candidates will be running for county commissioner (District 4) and state representative (Districts 45 and 48). Due to the expected number of responses and forum time restraints, all questions may not be heard.
Volunteers sought to tutor in English
The Literacy Council of Upper Pinellas is recruiting volunteers for one-on-one tutoring to improve students' English language reading, writing and speaking skills. The five-hour training session is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 21 at Dunedin Library, 223 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Registration is required. Call (727) 298-3080, ext. 242.
Register for 5K run to battle cancer
Online registration is open for the inaugural Morton Plant Mease Foundation's Prostate Cancer Awareness Race scheduled for Sept. 11 in Clearwater. The 5K will kick off at 7:30 a.m. at the Cheek-Powell Wellness Center and take runners through the Morton Plant Hospital campus and surrounding waterfront neighborhoods. There will also be a Kids Dash starting at 9 a.m. To sign up, visit active.com and search for Morton Plant Mease. Registration fee is $25 until Aug. 31; $30 through Sept. 10; and $35 the day of the race. Registration for the Kids Dash is $10 through Sept. 11. Entry fees are nonrefundable. Online registration closes Sept. 10. Registration capacity is limited to 1,000 entries. Proceeds from this race will be used to provide community screenings, education and counseling services. Call (727) 253-4056.
Kittens, cats are ready for adoption
Save Our Strays Inc. has kittens and adult cats, ready for adoption, on display at PetSmart stores at 26277 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater, and 10500 Ulmerton Road, Largo, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. For details, call (727) 481-5262, or visit saveourstraysinc.com.
Center collecting goods for animals
The residents of East Bay Rehabilitation and Nursing Center are collecting donations for the Humane Society of Pinellas. Drop off all donations in the front lobby of the center, 4470 East Bay Drive. Items needed include towels, blankets, sheets, squeaky toys, Science Diet dog food (both canned and dry), Purina rabbit chow, clay cat litter, baby bottles and soft treats for both cats and dogs. The group will deliver the donations on National Dog Day, Aug. 26. For information, call (727) 530-7100.