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What would you cut or keep in Pinellas County budget?


What would you keep in, cut from county budget?

With $60 million in reductions needed to balance the next county budget, the Pinellas County Commission is seeking feedback on which services and programs are essential and which might be reduced or eliminated.

The next in a series of public meetings will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Osceola High School, 9751 98th St. N, Seminole.

For a full schedule, or to find out how to participate in an electronic town hall meeting, visit


Basketball league will put kids In the Zone

Registration is open for In the Zone Youth Basketball League for children ages 7-16.

Signups will be held for eight weeks at Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave., Largo.

Participants will be divided into age groups 7-10, 11-13 and 14 and older.

Practice times will be determined. Games will be played every Saturday.

Evaluations are scheduled for April 3. Season play runs from April 17 to June 12.

There will be playoffs.

League fees are $55 for residents and $68.75 for nonresidents. A league jersey will be provided.

Volunteer coaches are needed. For additional information or to register, contact the league coordinator at (727) 518-3022.

Eight O'Clock Theatre's 'Gypsy' opens Friday

Eight O'Clock Theatre will present Gypsy starting Friday at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive.

Curtain time is 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through March 28.

Tickets are $26 adults; $16 students age 19 and younger with ID; $23.50 groups of 10 or more.

For tickets, call the box office, (727)587-6793.

Central Park Artists Market is next week

Partners N Progress for the Arts and the city of Largo present the Largo Central Park Artists Market March 20 and 21 inside Largo Central Park.

The art will include acrylic and oil painting, graphics, pastels, jewelry, ceramics, photography, leather, sculpture and more. A $3,000 grand prize will be awarded, as well as several other prizes totaling more than $6,000.

As part of the festival, the organization will sponsor Young at Art, a youth art competition with winners announced at 4 p.m. March 20. Students from the surrounding area, ages 13 to 18, are encouraged to enter their works. There is no cost for students to enter.

For information on the Young at Art competition, e-mail Sue Osborne at

For more information on the Central Park Artists Market, e-mail the festival committee at

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