Thirty-four intersections in Clearwater, Safety Harbor and Oldsmar will be closed as CSX Transportation finishes railroad crossing upgrades. The improvements began Feb. 16 and should be finished in early March. A second phase of improvements is scheduled to begin in late April. Starting Monday in Oldsmar, the sections of Bayview Boulevard and Commerce Boulevard between State Road 580 and Tampa Road will be closed. That piece of the project will take a day or two to complete. Motorists can access local businesses on Bayview Boulevard, Sellers Industrial Park and the one business on Commerce Boulevard via Tampa Road, but not State Road 580.
Ruth Eckerd Hall offers acting course
Are you an actor looking for an opportunity to work on scenes and exercises to improve your craft? Sign up for a six-week acting class at Ruth Eckerd Hall's Marcia P. Hoffman Performing Arts Institute. You'll meet new people, stretch your creativity and play any role that interests you. Classes begin 7 to 9 p.m. March 8 and continue every Monday through April 12. Cost for the six weeks is $90 plus a registration fee. To sign up, call (727) 712-2706 or register online at hoffmanperformingarts.org. The registration deadline is Monday.
FDOT open house focuses on U.S. 19
The Florida Department of Transportation will hold an open house about construction on U.S. 19 at its interchanges at Belleair Road, Seville Boulevard and Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard on March 9 at the Clearwater East Library. Department staff will answer questions about the project and its impact. There is no formal presentation, and those interested in learning more about the construction may come any time between 5 and 7 p.m. The library is located at 2251 Drew St.
Gowns needed for spring prom event
The Clearwater Public Library is calling for formal gown donations to provide girls in need with new or gently used dresses for their prom in the spring. The collection ends March 15. Consider donating the following items: prom gowns, formal gowns, and party dresses in all sizes, colors and styles, wraps and shawls, dress shoes, purses, formal jewelry and unopened packages of hosiery. Donations may be made at any library branch during operating hours. For information, call (727) 562-4970.
Party kicks off youth tennis season
On Monday, as part of United States Tennis Association's National Youth Registration Night Initiative, the Largo Tennis Center at Southwest Recreation Complex, 13120 Vonn Road, will host Tennis Night in America. Starting at 5 p.m., parents and kids are invited to come out and help kick off the 2010 youth tennis season. Along with tennis, there will be pizza, prizes, games and demonstrations. For information, visit largotennis.com or call (727) 518-3125.