Pro bono service award nominations: The deadline is almost here to nominate lawyers, groups and members of the judiciary who give their time and expertise to the poor. Forms are at floridabar.org. Nominations are due Monday. The awards ceremony will be held at the Florida Supreme Court in January.
Get ready for Shredfest: In celebration of America Recycles Day, Largo will hold its first Shredfest, where residents can bring their personal papers to be securely shredded and recycled. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Starkey Road Recycling Center, 1551 Starkey Road. Bring up to five file boxes of paper per car. There is no need to remove staples, tape, paper clips or rubber bands. Visit largorecycles.com or call (727) 587-6760.
Holiday mail for soldiers: The Florida West Coast Region of the American Red Cross is collecting cards that send words of encouragement and gratitude to those in the military. Until Dec. 7, mail cards and letters to Holiday Mail for Heroes, P.O. Box 5456, Capital Heights, MD 20791-5456. For information, call (813) 348-4820 or visit redcross.org/holidaymail.
Mainsail applications: Artists wanting to exhibit at the 38th Annual Mainsail Festival can submit applications at zapplication.org or mainsailaftsfestival.org. The deadline is Dec. 1.
Medicare decipherers: Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders is seeking volunteers to help people understand Medicare and provide free, unbiased information and counseling. SHINE is a service of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. Call (727) 570-9696, ext. 234, or visit floridashine.org.
Hospital helpers: St. Petersburg General Hospital needs volunteers for the information desk from 4 to 8 p.m. daily. Call Anita Brown at (727) 341-4848 or stop by 6500 38th Ave. N and visit the information desk at the main entrance.