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UPARC fundraiser celebrates history of Belleview Biltmore Hotel


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Biltmore event a fundraiser, a celebration

"Back to the Future," a fundraiser for the Upper Pinellas Association For Retarded Citizens Foundation, will be 5-9 p.m. Sunday at the Belleview Biltmore Hotel, 25 Belleview Blvd., Clearwater. Share special memories and celebrate the rich history and the 2012 return of the hotel, slated to close the following day for renovations, with tours, cuisine from past eras and dancing in every ballroom to a variety of live music — all in a casual atmosphere. All proceeds benefit UPARC, which offers assistance with employment and home living skills training and offers residential and day programs. Individual tickets are $100, patron level tickets, which include a listing in the event program, are $150. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For tickets, call Elisa Fredericks at (727) 799-3330, ext. 7451. For information on the Belleview Biltmore, call Mark Boyer at (727) 373-3762.


Fine Art Center offers workshops

The Dunedin Fine Art Center is holding "Summer Work Shop Week,'' from Saturday to June 7. Classes are designed to help experienced artists refine their techniques as well as to introduce new subjects to participants. Workshop titles include Appalachian Basketry with Modern Materials, Your Work on the Web: Intro to Web Design for Artists, Realistic Portrait Painting in Oils, Discover Colored Pencils, as well as Techniques in Pen and Ink. For cost and registration, visit

Tarpon Springs

Class teaches safe boating

The Coast Guard Auxiliary will hold a one-day safe boating class Saturday. It will be held at the old Pappas Restaurant at the Sponge Docks, 18 Dodecanese Blvd., Tarpon Springs. The eight-hour class will begin at 9 a.m. Cost: $40. Call (727) 938-8568.

Safety Harbor

Prepare for storms with tips at library

Want to be storm savvy? This is an excellent time to learn how you can prepare yourself if the Tampa Bay area is hit by a hurricane. Get tips on how to put together a survival kit without busting your budget, planning ahead for evacuations and more at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N. Admission is free.

UPARC fundraiser celebrates history of Belleview Biltmore Hotel 05/27/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 8:35pm]
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