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Socialize at Fort De Soto while doing good


Socialize at Fort De Soto while doing good

A beach walk, cleanup and picnic will be held Sunday at Fort De Soto Park.

Enjoy a social outing with surf and sand on the beach while cleaning the shoreline along the way. Sierra Club members and friends are invited.

The cleanup begins at 10 a.m. with the potluck picnic at noon. Participants are encouraged to bring a dish. Hot dogs and soft drinks will be provided. For more information, call Ben at (727) 392-2821 or Lucy at (727) 785-1161. Registration is required for the walk, but anyone may come to the picnic.


Planning commission has one vacancy

Pinellas Park is seeking applicants interested in serving on the Planning and Zoning Commission. There is one vacant position. The person will serve as an adviser and consider all requests for amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code.

Applicants must live in Pinellas Park and attend meetings the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

If you are interested, call the City Clerk's Office at (727) 541-0706 or visit


Presbyterian men plan weekend conference

The Men's Organization of Trinity Presbyterian Church will hold a Father's Day weekend conference from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, and 9:45 a.m. Sunday, followed by 11 a.m. worship.

The theme will be "Biblical Foundations for Stewardship.'' The facilitator will be the Rev. James Foster Reese, minister for specialized interpretation, Presbyterian Church (USA).

The church is at 2830 22nd Ave. S. Call (727) 327-8560 to RSVP. There's a nominal cost for lunch and refreshments.


Writers meet at library Saturday afternoons

Looking to do something fulfilling, fun and free this summer? Join the St. Petersburg Library West Branch writing group each Saturday at 1 p.m. Meet interesting people who like to write and share their stories. Get tips on how to get that book you finished a long time ago published, or how to write articles for publishing, and more.

The St. Petersburg Library West Branch is at 6700 Eighth Ave. N. For information, call (727) 381-1030.

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Church invites bargain hunters on June 27

Household items, clothing and exercise equipment are among the items to be featured at a yard sale at Bethel AME Church, 912 Third Ave. N.

Sales begin at 8 a.m. June 27. For information, call (727) 822-2089.


Volunteers are there for callers in need

2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares is recruiting volunteers to work at its call center.

Volunteers link callers in Pinellas, Hernando and Citrus counties to vital resources. Qualifications for the position include computer skills, the ability to communicate verbally in a nonjudgmental manner and working well with a diverse population. You must be at least 18.

Volunteers are asked to commit to at least two hours a week between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Training and one hour of call monitoring are required. To get an application and arrange an interview, call Geri Costello, community relations manager, at (727) 210-4209 or e-mail [email protected]


Overseas troops need food, snacks, goodies

Troops in the Middle East need candy, cookies, microwave popcorn, peanut butter or cheese crackers, small canned fruits, canned meats and tuna, Kool-Aid, Crystal Light, beef jerky, Slim Jims, any small microwave products such as soups and pastas, women's hygiene products, baby wipes, lip balm, sunscreen, bandanas, socks, Ziploc bags, and Q-Tips.

Donations can be dropped off at the Army Recruiting Office at 11223 78th Ave. N, VFW Post 4256 at 12901 Gulf Blvd., VFW Post 9272 at 10997 72nd Ave. N, American Legion Post 7 at 1760 Turner St. in Clearwater, and Extra Space Storage at 4319 Duhme Road in Madeira Beach. Money donations are also needed to cover shipping. Money orders or checks can be made out to Postmaster and mailed to P.O. Box 86223, Madeira Beach, FL 33738. For information, call Joe Tapp at (727) 432-1057.

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