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Tarpons Springs' Greek Independence Day Parade brings traffic closures

TArpon SPRINGS

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Heading to Tarpon Springs today for the city's annual Greek Independence Day Parade? It might be a good idea to take the time to plan your route. Between noon and 3 p.m., Alt. U.S. 19 will be closed to traffic between Tarpon Avenue and Dixie Highway. From 1 to 3 p.m., Dodecanese Boulevard will be closed to traffic. The parade, which begins at 1 p.m., starts at Lemon Street heading north on Alt. U.S. 19, then turns left (west) onto Dodecanese Avenue to the end of the Sponge Docks. Floats will disperse at the end of the docks on Roosevelt Drive. Southbound Alt. U.S. 19 traffic will be detoured east on Live Oak at the intersection of Dodecanese Boulevard. Northbound Alt. U.S. 19 traffic will be routed east and west on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

PALM HARBOR

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Palm Harbor Parks and Recreation is offering the following spring break camps from March 29 to April 2:

• Euro Star Gymnastics Camp, for ages 4 and up, Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St. Cost: $125 for week or $30 per day;

• All-Sports Camp, for ages 7-12, Sunderman Complex, 1631 Ninth St. Cost: $80 per week for members; $100 for nonmembers;

• Spring Conditioning Camp, for ages 7-15, all week except March 31, at Sunderman Complex. Cost: $25;

• Hurricane Baseball Camp, for ages 7-12, Sunderman Complex. $100 for members, $125 for nonmembers.

For more information, call (727) 771-6000 or visit www.phrec.org.

CLEARWATER

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The Pinellas County Schools' ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) office will hold an information night at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Clearwater High School, 540 S. Hercules Ave. Topics will include free dual enrollment for students and affordable adult programs at Pinellas Technical Education Centers and St. Petersburg College, continuing education and financial help with the Hispanic Alliance Group, Florida KidCare and community health services. For information, call the ESOL office, (727) 588-6543. For Spanish interpretation, call Marlene Ullmann, (727) 545-6400.

CLEARWATER

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Clearwater is calling for helpers to participate in the Great American Cleanup from 8 to 11 a.m. March 27. Volunteers are needed to help with removing trash from beach areas along the Courtney Campbell Parkway. Workers will receive free Great American Cleanup T-shirts. To sign up, call Valerie Pillow, (727) 562-4803.

LARGO

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Tickets are on sale for the Democratic Women's Club of Upper Pinellas' Spring Gala and Lunch. It will be at 11:30 a.m. April 10 at Royal Palms, 200 Lake Ave., Largo. Cost is $20 per person. Proceeds will go to the club's scholarship fund. Deadline for reservations is April 5. Call Deanne Lange, (727) 712-8583.

TARPON SPRINGS

Greek parade Prompts traffic closures today

Heading to Tarpon Springs today for the city's annual Greek Independence Day Parade? It might be a good idea to take the time to plan your route. Between noon and 3 p.m., Alt. U.S. 19 will be closed to traffic between Tarpon Avenue and Dixie Highway. From 1 to 3 p.m., Dodecanese Boulevard will be closed to traffic. The parade, which begins at 1 p.m., starts at Lemon Street heading north on Alt. U.S. 19, then turns left (west) onto Dodecanese Avenue to the end of the Sponge Docks. Floats will disperse at the end of the docks on Roosevelt Drive. Southbound Alt. U.S. 19 traffic will be detoured east on Live Oak at the intersection of Dodecanese Boulevard. Northbound Alt. U.S. 19 traffic will be routed east and west on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

PALM HARBOR

Spring break camps galore

Palm Harbor Parks and Recreation is offering the following spring break camps from March 29 to April 2:

• Euro Star Gymnastics Camp, for ages 4 and up, Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St. Cost: $125 for week or $30 per day;

• All-Sports Camp, for ages 7-12, Sunderman Complex, 1631 Ninth St. Cost: $80 per week for members; $100 for nonmembers;

• Spring Conditioning Camp, for ages 7-15, all week except March 31, at Sunderman Complex. Cost: $25;

• Hurricane Baseball Camp, for ages 7-12, Sunderman Complex. $100 for members, $125 for nonmembers.

Call (727) 771-6000 or visit www.phrec.org.

CLEARWATER

District offers ESOL information night

The Pinellas County Schools' ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) office will hold an information night at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Clearwater High School, 540 S Hercules Ave. Topics will include free dual enrollment for students and affordable adult programs at Pinellas Technical Education Centers and St. Petersburg College, continuing education and financial help with the Hispanic Alliance Group, Florida KidCare and community health services. Call the ESOL office, (727) 588-6543. For Spanish, call Marlene Ullmann, (727) 545-6400.

CLEARWATER

Volunteers needed for beach cleanup

Clearwater is calling for helpers to participate in the Great American Cleanup from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Volunteers are needed to help with removing trash from beach areas along the Courtney Campbell Parkway. Workers will receive free Great American Cleanup T-shirts. Call Valerie Pillow, (727) 562-4803.

LARGO

Tickets available for club's gala

Tickets are on sale for the Democratic Women's Club of Upper Pinellas' Spring Gala and Lunch. It will be at 11:30 a.m. April 10 at Royal Palms, 200 Lake Ave., Largo. Cost is $20 per person. Proceeds will go to the club's scholarship fund. Deadline for reservations is April 5. Call Deanne Lange, (727) 712-8583.

Tarpons Springs' Greek Independence Day Parade brings traffic closures 03/20/10 [Last modified: Saturday, March 20, 2010 2:08pm]
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