Sept. 12 will be Dr. Seuss Day
Get ready for Dr. Seuss Day on Sept. 12 in Safety Harbor as proclaimed by Mayor Andy Steingold. Festivities will begin at 10 a.m. with a parade down Main Street featuring the Cat in the Hat and the Grinch. Following the presentation, readings from Dr. Seuss books will take place at Syd Entel Galleries with a special reception that evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Why Dr. Seuss? The gallery at 247 Main St. in Safety Harbor will present the Art of Dr. Seuss national touring exhibition Sept. 12 through Oct. 10. This exhibit chronicles a side of Theodor Seuss Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss, that most readers have never seen. The show will include images from his varied careers, including rare early works of poetry, advertising, World War II editorial cartoons, magazine covers from the 1920s and 1930s, his collection of unorthodox taxidermy and never-before seen works from Seuss' personal archives. For more information, call (727) 725-1808.
Library is looking for volunteers
Volunteers who love books and like to be around people are needed to work certain days and hours at the Friends Book & Gift Store at the Clearwater Main Library, 120 N Osceola Ave. A short training session is required. The work hours vary but are generally two to four hours a week. For more information or to volunteer, call Rosalie Murray at (727) 531-0667 or Rita Garvey at (727) 446-3845.
Free academy for citizens 16 and up
For the third year, the city of Oldsmar is offering Citizens Academy, a free eight-session program that addresses the complexities of running a municipality, to Oldsmar residents 16 years and older, beginning Sept. 10 and concluding Oct. 29. The 25-member group will meet Thursdays in various locations for approximately two hours of overviews, hands-on activities and presentations from each city department. Citizens Academy helps prepare residents for continued community involvement and promotes a clearer understanding of local government services and issues affecting those living in Oldsmar. For more information, call city clerk Lisa Lene at (813) 749-1115 or register at ci.oldsmar.fl.us before the Sept. 4 deadline.
Church will hold back-to-school fair
St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1199 Highland Ave. NE, Largo, will hold a Health and Ministry Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Offerings include free back-to-school physicals, free school supplies, exhibits and games. For information, call (727) 584-8165.
The number to call for more information about the Dunedin Youth Sailing Association is (727) 733-3498. An incorrect number was published in the Saturday and Sunday papers.
State Sen. Mike Fasano spoke Monday night at a meeting of the Council of North County Neighborhoods. The day was inadvertently omitted in Sunday's paper.
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