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Got student uniforms you don't need?

Clothes to Kids has a huge need for school uniforms of all sizes. Khaki shorts, skirts and pants are needed, as are polo-style uniform shirts in white, light blue and navy to fit students K-12. Drop off clothes at 3251 Third Ave. N, St. Petersburg, or 1059 N Hercules Ave., Clearwater, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cash donations are needed for new undergarments. Visit or call (727) 441-5050.


Free health fair set for Wednesday

A health fair will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg, 719 Arlington Ave. N. Vendors will provide free screenings for vision, hearing, blood sugar, spine health, leg circulation and more. For information call Robin at (727) 784-3733.


Forum to focus on drugs, bullying

Pinellas Park High School's Criminal Justice Academy will hold a town hall meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the auditorium at 6305 118th Ave. Parents and concerned citizens will learn about trends in prescription drug abuse, alcohol, marijuana and bullying from a panel of experts, who will also present solutions. For information, contact Ginger Brengle at (727) 538-7410, ext. 1145, or


Crime tips served at breakfast Tuesday

The Kiwanis Club of Seminole Breakfast will talk about crime prevention at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday at the Seminole Family Restaurant, 6864 Seminole Blvd. Cori Adler from the Crime Prevention Task Force, developed by former law enforcement officers, will speak. New club members are welcome. To reserve your guest spot, contact Lee Walters at (727) 319-8343 or


Artists, time to get ready for Mainsail

The 37th Annual Mainsail Arts Festival, to be held April 21 and 22, is accepting artist applications online through Dec. 1. The festival will feature 250 juried fine art and craft exhibitors. To apply, visit or and click "ZAPP." There is a $275 entry fee and a $35 jury fee.

Volunteers for the event are also needed. E-mail or or visit


West-side hospital seeks volunteers

St. Petersburg General Hospital, 6500 38th Ave. N, needs enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers for the gift shop and patient care. Call Anita Brown at (727) 341-4848 or stop by the information desk at the entrance for an application.


Odds, ends and crafts are welcome at fair

Largo Elks Lodge No. 2159 is looking for vendors for its flea market and craft fair Nov. 19 at the lodge, 810 16th Ave. SE. Space is $20. To register, e-mail


Breakfast is for kids who are characters

Register your preschooler for the Character Breakfast at 9 a.m. Nov. 12 at the Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave. Kids are encouraged to dress up as their favorite characters. Register by Nov. 10. Cost is $15 per couple, $5 for each additional person. Call (727) 518-3016.


Beaches chamber chief gets state appointment

The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce has announced that president and CEO Robin Sollie has been appointed the 2012 treasurer for the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals, making her chair-elect for 2013.

Nuggets and nibbles of happenings 10/12/11 [Last modified: Thursday, October 13, 2011 4:10pm]
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