Sunday, May 27, 2018
News Roundup

Safety Harbor Public Library to hold logo contest

Logo contest: The Safety Harbor Public Library is inviting residents to participate in its logo contest, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The chosen logo will be used on T-shirts for an upcoming library fundraiser and could be used in other advertising materials for the library. The winner will receive a T-shirt with their logo, a $100 gift card to a restaurant or store of their choosing from the Friends of the Library, and be recognized in library press, social media, and on the website. Artists may submit up to two entries. Entry forms and complete rules can be found online at SafetyHarborLibrary.com. Deadline for submissions is Sept. 12. For more information, email [email protected] or call (727) 724-1525 ext. 4016.

Volunteers needed: Florida's Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is seeking volunteers to advocate for residents in long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes. Training and certification are provided, and volunteers participate in council meetings, administrative assessments and complaint resolution in facilities. For more information, call (727) 588-6912.

help the elderly: Learn how to assist the elderly with health insurance needs by becoming a SHINE volunteer. Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders volunteers offer free counseling and assistance to seniors and those with disabilities on topics related to Medicare, Medicaid, prescription drugs, supplemental insurance and more. Comprehensive three-day training is provided. Costs for transportation and meals are reimbursed. For more information, call Sue Samson at (727) 570-9696, ext. 234 or visitfloridashine.org to fill out an online application.

The Democratic Women's Club Of Upper Pinellas will welcome Doris Weatherford, author in the field of women's history, at the Safety Harbor Library, 102 Second St., Safety Harbor. In keeping with the spirit of the day, guests are invited to dress as women did back when they were first allowed to go to the polls and be given a ballot. Questions and discussion are encouraged. Lunch will be available for $5 and starts at 11 a.m. The program begins at 11:45 p.m. Thursday. For more information, call Victoria Najjar at (727) 744-1101.

Chamber luncheon: The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its August "Learn @ Lunch" event Thursday at the Hilton Clearwater Beach, 400 Mandalay Ave. There will be speakers from Orange Theory Fitness and Max Muscle Sports Nutrition. Check-in and networking begin at 11:30 a.m. and will be followed by lunch at noon. Cost is $15 for TBBCoC members and $25 for nonmembers. Pre-registration is required. For more information, visitTampaBayBeaches.com or contact Jennifer McKenney at (727) 360-6957.

Trip to the Tampa Bay History Center: Participants will enjoy a two-hour guided tour through the new Tampa Bay History Center then will continue to the Columbia Restaurant, founded in 1905. Cost is $30 and includes transportation, Tampa Bay History Center ticket and tour guide. Meals at the restaurant are not included in the price. Registration is required and deadline for registering is Sept. 8 for the Oct. 8 trip. For more information, call the Hale Activity Center in Dunedin at (727) 298-3299

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