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Santa plans a visit, Christmas show set, volunteers needed and more

You better get ready because he's coming to town: Register now for Santa Claus' visit to the Southwest Recreation Complex, 13120 Vonn Road, Largo, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Kids 6 and under are invited to visit with Santa, make a craft and hear a holiday story. Cost: $5 for Largo residents with a recreation card; $6.25 for nonresidents with a recreation card; $9.25 for everyone else. For information, call (727) 518-3125.

Tickets on sale for the "Lowe Family Christmas'': The Largo Lions Club will present the show at 2 and at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets are $22.50 for individuals and $19.50 for groups of 10 or more. For tickets, call (727) 587-6793.

Holiday mail for soldiers: The Florida West Coast Region of the American Red Cross is collecting cards that send words of encouragement and gratitude to those in the military. Until Friday, mail cards and letters to Holiday Mail for Heroes, P.O. Box 5456, Capital Heights, MD 20791-5456. For information, call (813) 348-4820 or visit

Help provide Medicare information: Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders is seeking volunteers to help people understand Medicare and provide free, unbiased information and counseling. SHINE is a free service of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and is operated locally through the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas. For information, call (727) 570-9696, ext. 234, or visit

Hospital helpers: St. Petersburg General Hospital needs volunteers for the information desk from 4 to 8 p.m. daily. Call Anita Brown at (727) 341-4848 or stop by 6500 38th Ave. N and visit the information desk at the main entrance.

Clinic volunteers: The St. Petersburg Free Clinic needs volunteer physicians, licensed nurses and advanced registered nurse practitioners. Also, the Free Clinic We Help services need client interviewers, food packers and food stockers. The clinic is at 863 Third Ave. N. Call (727) 821-1200, ext. 114, or visit

Boys jeans and shoes needed: Clothes to Kids needs boys jeans and shoes. Jean sizes needed are 6-16 and shoe sizes are 12-6. Boys jackets are also in need. CTK provides free clothes to low-income school-age children during the holiday season. You can bring in your gently used or new clothing and shoes 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at 3251 Third Ave. N, Suite 145, St. Petersburg. Cash donations are accepted. For information, call (727) 441-5050 or visit

Santa plans a visit, Christmas show set, volunteers needed and more 12/01/12 [Last modified: Saturday, December 1, 2012 3:31am]
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