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Farm Share offers free produce Friday

For the 11th year, state Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, will partner with Farm Share to distribute free Florida produce to the public on Friday at three Pinellas County locations.

Scheduled from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., the first distribution will be at the Willa Carson Health and Wellness Center, 1108 N Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. in Clearwater.

The second distribution will be at the headquarters of the Citizens Alliance for Progress, 401 E Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Tarpon Springs. It begins at 11:30 a.m. and ends at 1:30 p.m.

The third distribution will be held at the High Point Neighborhood Family Center, 5812 150th Ave. N near Largo, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Free produce will be available at all three locations while supplies last. For more information, call Latvala's office at (727) 793-2797.

Farm Share is a nonprofit organization that distributes nutritious foods to those in need. It serves as a link between farmers with surplus produce and social service agencies in Florida and the southeastern United States.

Thursday legal workshop to cover various topics

The community is invited to a free legal workshop where volunteer attorneys will be on hand to answer specific legal questions free of charge from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 1012 Pennsylvania Ave., Clearwater.

Some topics and areas of law that will be discussed include divorce, custody, family, child support, tenant rights and evictions, foreclosures, criminal and income tax information.

The event is sponsored by Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in cooperation with Gulfcoast Legal Services and the Clearwater Bar Association and Foundation. Refreshments will be provided. For additional information, call (727) 461-4869.

Tarpon Springs

Love baklava? Learn to make it

Today, during the final day of the Greek Food and Wine Festival in downtown Tarpon Springs, you can learn from Maria Pantelis how to make flaky baklava during a Greek food demonstration from 4 to 5 p.m.

The city's Center for Gulf Coast Folklife is working with the festival organizers to present demonstrations of traditional Greek cooking.

The demonstration is free.

The folklife center presents two series of cooking classes each year. Upcoming classes take place on Saturdays from now through Dec. 7 and will include Greek and Mexican foods. Call (727) 942-5605 for more information.

Palm Harbor

Get answers on Medicare issues

Torrey Craig, a representative from the Florida Department of Elder Affairs' SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Program will visit the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave., from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday. He will meet one-on-one with seniors to discuss Medicare questions and concerns. Appointments are encouraged. He will return on Nov. 25 and Dec. 2. Call (727) 784-3332.

Safety Harbor

Wake up early for a worthy cause

Tickets are on sale for the Mayors' Breakfast hosted by Safety Harbor Mayor Joe Ayoub and Oldsmar Mayor Doug Bevis. The annual event will be held at 7:30 a.m. on Dec. 6 at the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, 105 N Bayshore Drive.

Proceeds benefit local families in need during the holiday season.

Tickets are $25 each. Table sponsorships are also available at $250 and include 10 tickets. Call (727) 791-8255 or email


The Bike Rodeo is Saturday

Oldsmar will hold its annual Bike Rodeo at 10 a.m. Saturday in the City Council Chamber parking lot, 101 State St. W.

The event is free.

Attendees can register their adult and youth bikes, learn proper bike safety and be present for helmet giveaways.

Famous Pizza will supply free slices for participants.

North Pinellas news digest for Nov. 17 11/15/13 [Last modified: Friday, November 15, 2013 6:11pm]
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