Taxes likely to stay same, even with rate hike
At a meeting Monday night, the Safety Harbor City Commission proposed a property tax rate of 3.06 for the upcoming fiscal year, an increase over the 2.78 rate for 2008-09. But residents' property taxes should remain about the same because the economic downturn has sent most property values down. The proposed tax rate means residents will pay $3.06 for every $1,000 of taxable value on their property.
Civitan Club plans information session
An information session concerning the startup of a northern county Junior Civitan Club branch will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Safety Harbor Library, 101 Second St. N. Teens interested in joining an international service organization are invited to attend. For information, visit FloridaJuniorCivitan.org.
Free health fair features CPR, more
Morton Plant Mease Health Care is hosting a free health and safety information fair for parents of infant children beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Babies "R" Us, 21315 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. The event includes infant and child CPR demonstrations, prenatal and "Mommy & Me" yoga demonstrations, and information on parenting classes. Pediatricians will be available to answer medical questions. Free car seat safety checks will be offered to a limited number of participants. To preregister for the car seat check, call (727) 462-7500.
Actors needed for 'Patience'
The Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., will hold auditions for the Gilbert and Sullivan show Patience at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday. Auditions will be at the Performing Arts Center, where prospective cast members should enter via the south side (stage) entrance on Ring Avenue. Roles include men, women and children. The performance will be presented Oct. 9-11, 16-18. For more information, call Jamie Bierchen, (813) 334-3747.
Library offers night of mystery
Expect mayhem when you visit the Palm Harbor Library Aug. 7 when "Teen Murder Mystery Night'' makes its return. In the fictional event, a murder has been committed during preparations for the annual Battle of the Bands. Kids, if you're between the ages of 13 and 18, your help is needed in solving the case and putting the criminal behind bars. Refreshments will be provided. The free event will begin at 6:30 p.m. Registration is required. For more information, visit palmharborlibrary.org/events or call (727) 784-3332, ext. 3006.