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AUCTIONS ARE FUNDRAISERS FOR MAN'S SURGERIES

An evening of silent auctions will be 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Anona United Methodist Church, 13233 Indian Rocks Road. Find unique pieces of art and handcrafted jewelry and pottery, gift baskets, getaways, collectibles and more just in time for holiday giving. The event seeks to raise money for future surgeries for Danny Gray, a 21-year-old college student who was paralyzed from the neck down in an accident. For more information or to donate items, call (727) 586-6403. Monetary contribution can be made to the Daniel Gray Trust Fund at SunTrust Bank.

Holiday support for military families

The 4-H Operation Military Kids project will join forces with individuals, military members, veterans and community organizations to launch a support program for military families this holiday season. The adopt-a-military-family project is designed to serve families of deployed, returning and wounded soldiers in our area. For more information, call (727) 582-2469 or e-mail fhervey@co.pinellas.fl.us.

Jewish school offers information

The Pinellas County Jewish Day School, 1775 S Highland Ave., Clearwater, will host an information session about the middle school program at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The school offers transitional kindergarten through Grade 8 and is accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools and the Florida Kindergarten Council. The school also operates under the charter of the Solomon Schecter Day School Association, a Conservative Jewish day school organization. For more information, call 588-0100 or visit the Web site at www.edline.net/pages/PCJDS.

New student registration begins

Starting today, parents of incoming kindergarten students or other children who will be new to Pinellas County schools in August can begin registering their children at a family education and information center to receive a student identification number. Only registered students will be able to apply during the application period, which is March 5-24, for choice attendance area schools. The family education centers are open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and are at 1101 Marshall St. in Clearwater, 298-2858, and 3420 Eighth Ave. S in St. Petersburg, 552-1595.

CLEARWATER

Artist to speak at design program

Ulli Kampelmann, a German-born artist who lives in Clearwater, will speak at a Clearwater public art and design program at 4 p.m. Monday at the Municipal Services Building at 100 S Myrtle Ave. Kampelmann's brilliantly colored glass artwork is on display in the Municipal Services Building lobby. Kampelmann, whose techniques in architectural glass art are still relatively unknown in the United States, will speak about the transformative potential of public art when included in the design phase of architectural projects. For more information, call (727) 562-4837.

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