Repair of Water, sewer lines to close one block
On Monday, Safety Harbor will close one block of Main Street between 10th and 11th avenues to repair water and sewer lines. Local traffic visiting that block will be able to access Main Street from the west end only with the east end being closed at 10th Avenue. The construction is expected to take about 30 days. For information, call Brad Purdy, (727) 724-1555 ext. 404.
Honor firefighters, fight breast cancer
A fundraiser to honor Palm Harbor firefighters will be at Stratford Court Assisted Living of Palm Harbor from 4 to 6 p.m. May 16. Tickets to the "Italian bistro" dinner are $12 and are available at Palm Harbor Fire Rescue Station 65 at 250 West Lake Road. The dinner is open to the public. Proceeds from ticket sales, a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle will provide pink T-shirts for firefighters to sell to the public in honor of the Susan G. Komen Passionately Pink for the Cure fundraiser. The Fire Department will in turn donate T-shirt sale proceeds to the breast cancer advocacy organization. The dinner will kick off National Emergency Services Week, which runs May 16-22. Stratford Court is at 45 Katherine Blvd. For tickets and information, call (727) 784-0454.
Residents may get rid of old medicine
To help residents safely dispose of unused or expired medications, several law enforcement agencies have pooled efforts to provide dropoff locations. Residents may stop by the following locations between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 15 and drop off their medications — no questions asked. No biohazards or needles will be accepted; the program is not intended for commercial use. The program, "Operation Medicine Cabinet," provides a safe way of destroying the pharmaceuticals through incineration, as opposed to flushing or sending the medication to the landfill. Dropoff locations will be at:
• Largo: Sweetbay Supermarket, 2460 East Bay Drive.
• Dunedin: Sweetbay Supermarket, 1681 Main St.
• Seminole: Kmart (west parking lot), 7949 113th St. N.
• Palm Harbor: Sweetbay Supermarket, 1360 Tampa Road.
• Clearwater: Albertsons, 2170 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd.; Westfield Countryside Mall, 27001 US 19 N, Clearwater (near JC Penny's).
Fun 'N Sun Festival continues
Clearwater's 57th annual festival continues today with a Clearwater Threshers baseball game and concert at Bright House Field, 601 N Old Coachman Road. Admission is $5 to $9. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with the game starting at 6:30. After the game, stick around for a concert by '70s and '80s party band Dirty Martini. For information, visit www.myclear water.com/funnsun or call (727) 562-4700.