Festivals of food, music this week
People needed to deliver food to homebound
Volunteers are needed to deliver hot, nutritious meals to the homebound in the Clearwater area. The Neighborly Care Network's Meals on Wheels program picks up meals at North Greenwood Recreation and Aquatic Complex, 900 N Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., and delivers them to seniors who live alone or who are too poor or too frail to shop and cook for themselves. These midday visits from Neighborly volunteers are often their only daily interaction. All that's needed from volunteers is 1 ½ hours midday. Call Sandi Narron at (727) 573-9444, ext. 4210 for information.
Boating safety classes offered
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Dunedin Flotilla 11-10 is offering "About Boating Safely," a training program for both experienced and novice boaters, on Feb. 25 and 26 at the Coast Guard Auxiliary Classroom on the second floor of the Dunedin Marina, 51 Main St. Topics will include boating emergencies, getting under way, navigating the waterways, and operating a boat safely. Registration deadline is Monday. Call Larry O'Brien at (727) 736-1191 to register. For more information, visit dunedin-coastguardaux.com.
Get your green thumb ready
Prepare for spring by attending the Dunedin Community Garden Association's free February workshop from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Rd. Learn how to choose the right spring varietals, the best spot to plant them and care tips that will result in food for your table. Jai Hambly, renowned master gardener and owner of Organic Living in Clearwater, will share her decades of experience with growing organic herbs, vegetables and other plants. Visit dunedincommunitygarden.com for more information.
Recognizing those who help homeless
The Florida Bar's Public Interest Law Section is seeking nominations for the Jane Shaeffer Outstanding Homeless Advocate Award. It recognizes outstanding achievement in advocacy for the homeless by an individual who has meaningfully improved conditions or treatment of homeless persons. The award is open both to non-members and members of the Florida Bar. Nominations will be accepted until April 2. Contact Mary Ann Obos at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the nominee, a brief biography and a statement describing the individual's achievement in homeless advocacy.