Help a habitat by cleaning up spoil islands
Volunteers are needed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today to help clean up spoil islands in Clearwater Harbor. Spoil islands are composed of dredge material from the construction of navigation channels. They provide a valuable and diminishing habitat for diverse animals. Keep Pinellas Beautiful will be launching from the Belleair Causeway boat ramp at the end of West Bay Drive. Volunteers with power boats are asked to register for the event. Litter pickers, water and trash bags will be provided and the islands will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. The boats will bring the collected debris back to the boat ramps for disposal. For information, call Chris Johnson or Jim Chapin at (727) 533-0402.
Beginners, learn to use a computer
Registration is under way for "True Beginners Computer Class'' at Senior Citizen's Services, 1204 Rogers St., Clearwater. Classes will be from 10 to noon starting Tuesday. Class size is restricted to eight to 10 students per session. Reservations necessary. Cost is $20, which includes materials. For information, call (727) 442-8104.
Learn GPS, charts from auxiliary
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 11-1 is presenting a GPS and chart reading program from 7 to 9:30 p.m. June 6 and 7 at Clearwater Police Headquarters, 645 Pierce St. Topics include how to use a GPS, basic navigation, nautical chart reading and useful navigation tips. To register and for information, call Ann Bennett at (727) 469-8895.
Bike rider killed was Pasco man
The bicyclist killed Wednesday on Alt. U.S. 19 was identified Friday as Abimael Santiago Cancel, 38, of Holiday. Cancel was riding against traffic on the eastern shoulder of the road south of Plaza Drive when a northbound Ford utility truck hit him about 7:30 p.m., police said. Cancel, who was not wearing a helmet, died at the scene of head injuries, police said. The truck's driver, Alanzo Williams, 52, of Holiday, has not been charged.
Think your pet is a calendar model?
The Humane Society of Pinellas is holding a Pet Model Search for their 2012 Calendar. Every pet entered will be in the calendar in exchange for a $10 donation, and the featured calendar models will be selected by voting. Enter the contest, view the gallery and vote by going online to www. mulabula.com/humane pinellas. The Humane Society is also inviting businesses to sponsor the calendar. For information, call Twila Cole, (727) 797-7722, ext. 222 or e-mail Twila@HumanePinellas.org.
Volunteer mentors for kids needed
Gulf Coast Community Care is looking for volunteers to help with its Adults Mentoring Children program. Mentors spend a few hours a month sharing activities with a child ages 3 to 15. Activities might include arts and crafts, sports or simply active listening. Training is provided and no experience is necessary. For information, call (727) 479-1841.