This Shopping spree feeds local charities
The 4-Hearts organization will hold a "Hearts of Gold Shopping Extravaganza" from 6:30 to 9 p.m. today to help raise money for holiday dinners at local charities. The event at the Wentworth Golf Club, 2990 Wentworth Way in Tarpon Springs, will feature boutique shops, raffles, celebrity bartenders and complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Cost is $10. Proceeds go to the Shepherd Center of Tarpon Springs, Clearwater's Homeless Emergency Project, Living in Faith and Temple Ahavat Shalom. Visit www.4-hearts.org for information.
City is collecting food for the needy
The city is accepting donations for its community food drive through Dec. 21. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, visit City Hall, 542 Main St., to drop off nonperishable food items for local pantries. While you're there, check out the large oak tree and the light post that officials decorated as part of Operation Twinkle, a light-pole decorating contest downtown.
It's a party for the Community Garden
The Dunedin Community Garden will hold a fundraiser from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Jolli Mon's Grill, 941 Huntley Ave. in Dunedin. "Grillin' for the Garden" will feature live music from a half-dozen local bands. Proceeds from special food and beverage items will go directly to DCG.
Holiday camp signup under way
The city is registering children ages 5 through 12 for its two week-long holiday camps. Kids can fill their holiday vacation with games, crafts and more during Dunedin's Jack Frost Adventures Camp at the Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road. The first camp is Dec. 19-23, and the second is Dec. 27-30. Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $80 per child. For $20 more, campers can also attend "X-Tra Rec" from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. For information, call Dunedin Parks and Recreation at (727) 812-4530.
Holiday Parade set for Saturday
The 29th annual Palm Harbor Community Holiday Parade will be at 3 p.m. Saturday. The parade, as always, will travel down Nebraska Avenue, starting at Westlake Boulevard and head west toward downtown, concluding the mile route at 11th Street and Florida Avenue. For more information, call (727) 771-6000.
Christmas show is Friday, Saturday
Tickets are on sale for the St. Patrick Players' "A Moment for Miracles." St. Patrick Church, 1507 Trotter Road, will present the Christmas show at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Monsignor McCall Hall. The play, written by Elizabeth Archer, a Seminole teacher and theater director, is set more than 2,000 years ago and focuses on the innkeeper and his wife in the story of the nativity. Tickets are $5 for general admission and $25 for VIP seats with a pre-show social hour. For information, call (727) 560-0063.