Shred those private papers for free today
Bring your documents to the mall to be shredded today. The Clearwater Police Department has joined with the company ProShred and other partners to present "Operation Shred." It's free and open to the public. The goal is to destroy personal documents to protect your identity. Bring up to five boxes of documents for free shredding from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Westfield Countryside Mall. This service is intended for residential, not commercial use. Documents will be shredded on site. Economic crimes detectives will be available to answer any questions people may have about safeguarding their identity. Destroy paperwork that includes sensitive information such as account numbers, birth dates, passwords and PINs, and Social Security numbers.
Fireworks come early for Threshers
The Clearwater Threshers will be playing on the road in Lakeland on Independence Day, but they still intend to celebrate — by hosting special fireworks shows after their games today and Tuesday at Bright House Networks Field. Today, the Threshers play the Lakeland Flying Tigers at 6:30 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m. On Tuesday, the Threshers play the Brevard County Manatees at 7 p.m. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Both fireworks shows will be after the games. On Tuesday, the Threshers will wear special patriotic jerseys to celebrate the holiday. The stadium is on Old Coachman Road just north of Drew Street.
Dump your Debby trash in the bins
For the convenience of Oldsmar residents, the city has put two large Dumpsters on Shore Drive for the disposal of yard waste resulting from Tropical Storm Debby. The garbage bins are at 907 Shore Drive E in Mobbly Beach Park, and at the intersection of Shore Drive W and Oakwood Drive.
Teen Clothing Swap is Aug. 11
Teens, mark your calendar and clean out your closet. Youth ages 13 to 18 are invited to update their wardrobes for free at 2 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Teen Clothing Swap at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N. Throughout the summer, gently used clothing and accessories will be accepted at the children's department. Following the event, all leftover clothes will be donated to charity. For more information, call (727) 724-1525, ext. 118.
Military museum has Touch-a-Truck
Visitors to the Armed Forces History Museum today can check out a wide variety of military vehicles in a "Touch-A-Truck" event while World War II re-enactors from the 1st Infantry Division conduct informative presentations and drills. The event is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum, 2050 34th Way N in Largo. For more information, call (727) 539-8371. Admission is $17.95 for adults, $14.95 for seniors, $12.95 for children 5-12, and free for retired or active military, and children younger than 4.