2 Job Fairs will focus on veterans
Veterans in need of work have two opportunities this week to shop their skills at area job fairs. Hiring Our Heroes, sponsored by local chambers of commerce and U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Palm Harbor, will take place Thursday at Bayanihan Arts and Events Center, 14301 Nine Eagles Drive, Tampa. The event will last from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Friday, another job fair will take place at Bay Pines VA Medical Center, 10000 Bay Pines Blvd., St. Petersburg. The event will run from noon to 4 p.m. in the hospital's J.C. Cobb Room.
Dunedin Mardi Gras celebration is tonight
The free and family-friendly Dunedin Mardi Gras celebrates its 21st year tonight with a festival of music, New Orleans-style food, arts and crafts, a parade and a theme of Big Mama's Jambalaya Jive. The fun will take over downtown Dunedin's Main Street, between Louden and Broadway avenues, from 5 to 11 p.m. Beer, wine, food and souvenirs will be available for purchase. No pets, coolers or glass bottles are allowed. Downtown area street parking and road access will be restricted starting at 7 a.m. Visit dunedinmardigras.com for more details.
Pinellas bus ridership hits all-time high
Bus ridership in Pinellas County hit an all-time high last month, according to the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority. The total of 1,126,563 rides in January was the most ever and topped January 2011 ridership by 8 percent, the PSTA said. Officials said steadily climbing gas prices probably helped ridership but that tourism and the economic downturn also have an effect.
The Debby Boone show will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. An incorrect day was listed in a calendar Monday.