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Holiday bazaar, church concert among activities


Kittens, cats on special through end of the year

SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N, Largo, is offering cat and kitten adoption specials through Dec. 31. Adoptions include a free carrier, collar, scratch pad and surprise gift. Special prices are: adult cats, 1-4 years, $50; kittens, under 1 year, $60; and senior cats, 5 years and up, $45. In honor of Veterans Day, active duty military and veterans can receive a free SPCA Tampa Bay gift certificate worth $10 toward purchases at the SPCA Tampa Bay Boutique or an animal adoption. The certificates are available at the SPCA through November, or by visiting For more information, call (727) 586-3591.


See who you think is the best magician

The Tampa Bay Magic Club is hosting its annual magic competition at 8 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. The competition will feature the best magicians from Florida and around the United States competing for cash and prizes. Tickets are $20 advance, $25 day of show, $16 for groups, $18 student (19 & under). For tickets, call the Box Office at (727) 587-6793.


Waste reduction is focus of Pinellas Recycles Day

Pinellas Recycles Day, a family-friendly event that entertains and educates about the benefits of recycling, will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Town Square Plaza Park, 5010 81st Ave. N.


Mentors needed for at-risk 12- to 17-year-olds

Volunteering just one hour a week as a mentor for Goodwill's GoodGuides program could have a huge effect on a teen's life. GoodGuides helps 12- to 17-year-olds who face risk factors such as school failure and family violence. Young people are paired with mentors who listen and offer guidance to help them finish school and build career plans. To learn more about becoming a GoodGuides mentor, call the program manager at (727) 423-1379 or e-mail


Forum on challenges facing public schools

The Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College is holding its next forum, "The Challenges Facing our Public School System," at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Lewis House on the Eckerd College Campus, 4200 54th Ave. S in St. Petersburg. Dr. Julie Janssen, superintendent of Pinellas schools, will speak. The event is free. For information, call (727)864-8834 or visit


Get one-of-a-kind gifts at holiday bazaar

Begin your holiday shopping at Willis S. Johns Center's 25th annual Holiday Craft Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Fossil Park, 6635 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N. The bazaar features a variety of handcrafted items, one-of-a-kind decorations and gifts. Rain date is Nov. 7. Proceeds benefit Fossil Park TASCO Teen Programs. For information call (727) 551-3272.


Hear love songs, ballads, in concert

As part of the 2010 Calvary Concert Series, Amy Hartsough will present "Love Songs, Ballads and Not-So-Much Love Songs" accompanied by Lynn Vera. The concert will be at 4 p.m. Nov. 14 at Calvary Episcopal Church, 1615 First St. The program will include music by Rossini, Bizet, Britten, Gershwin, Weill, Frazelle and Rogers and Hart. A light reception will follow the concert. Donations will be accepted in support of Calvary's student choral program. For more information, visit or call (727) 595-2374.


Clothes to Kids needs tennis shoes, pants

Clothes To Kids is critically short of tennis shoes boys size 12 through adult size 13 and boys pants sizes 6 to 16. These items, along with any other clothing donation, can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at two Clothes To Kids locations:

• St. Petersburg, 3251 Third Ave. N, Suite 145.

• Clearwater, 1059 N Hercules Ave.

Cash donations are also welcome. Clothes To Kids is a nonprofit that provides free clothing to low-income, school-age children in Pinellas County. For information, call (727) 441-5050 or go to

Times staff

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