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Chorus to perform at Palm Harbor Library

The Palm Harbor Community Chorus, under the direction of Anita Bona, will perform carols and holiday music at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Call 784-3332.


Celebrate Christmas Dixieland style

The Clam Bayou Jazz Band, directed by Frank Greenstreet, will present Christmas music, Dixieland style, at 3 p.m. Dec. 10 in the community room at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Light refreshments will be served. Call 784-3332 or 784-8908.


Breakfast with St. Nicholas

A breakfast with St. Nicholas is scheduled for 9:30 to 11 a.m. Dec. 9 at St. Luke Catholic Church assembly room, 2757 Alderman Road, Palm Harbor. The pancake fundraiser is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Palm Harbor. Cost is $10 for a family of four. Individual prices are $3.50 adults and $2.50 children. Call 787-8146.


Candlelight tour of the Safford House

The annual Victorian candlelight tour of the Safford House Museum at 23 Parkin Court in Tarpon Springs is 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Construction on the house began in 1883 for Anson P.K. Safford, one of the city's early developers and prominent resident. The house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. The tour includes live music and seasonal refreshments. Admission is $8. Call 937-1130.


Parade and party to celebrate Christmas

Tarpon Springs' annual Christmas parade will start at 10 a.m. Dec. 16 and wind through downtown Tarpon Springs on Alt. U.S. 19. It is followed by a party at Craig Park. Call the chamber at 937-6109 for more information or the recreation department at 942-5628.


Moscow Boys Choir is coming to town

The Moscow Boys Choir will present "Christmas Around the World" at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 E Pine St. The choir is one of Russia's most prestigious all-boy choirs. Members of the touring company are hand-picked from more than 400 students at a special school in Moscow. Tickets are $23 for center members and students, $25 for on-members. Call (727) 942-5605.


Helen Ellis' tree lighting is Thursday

Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital's Christmas tree lighting will be at 7 p.m. Thursday. The program will include music and Santa. Call 942-5048.


Lambathe display will light up the night

The town's annual Christmas Eve display of lambathes at Spring Bayou is sponsored by Sunset Hills Elementary School. The walkways of Craig Park will glow with lights. In case of inclement weather, the lights will be Jan. 5, Epiphany Eve. Call the school at 943-5523 to purchase a bag for $1.


Poster art for next Jazz Holiday sought

Organizers of the Clearwater Jazz Holiday, held annually at Coachman Park on the third weekend of October, are seeking art for next year's poster.

The poster design must include blank space that does not interfere with the design for sponsor logos or the weekend's lineup. Submissions should be printed in color, at least 11 by 17 inches. The deadline is Jan. 8, 2007.

Send entries to Gary Hallas, Clearwater Jazz Holiday, P.O. Box 7278, Clearwater, FL 33758. Several artists will be selected by Jan. 29, 2007, to receive $200 to develop their ideas.

The final poster design will be chosen by Feb. 23, 2007. The prize for the winning design is $2,000.

For more information, call Hallas at 895-6264 or e-mail

Flu shots available at Health Department

In addition to doctor's offices, walk-in clinics and stores, you can get a flu vaccine shot from a Pinellas County Health Department center at:

* Largo, 12420 130th Ave. N, 588-4040.

* Clearwater, 310 N Myrtle Ave., 469-5800

* Pinellas Park, 6350 76th Ave. N, 547-7780.

* St. Petersburg, 205 Dr. Martin Luther King St. N, 824-6900.

* Tarpon Springs, 301 S Disston Ave., 942-5457.

Call ahead to check on hours and availability.

Flu shots at the Health Department cost $25. Pneumonia vaccines are available for $34. Bring your Medicare card, health insurance cards and a photo ID if paying by check or credit card.

Health officials recommend flu shots for everyone this year, especially those 50 and older; residents and staffers at long-term care facilities; patients with chronic medical conditions and their household contacts; children 6 months to 5 years old; pregnant women; health care personnel; and anyone caring for children younger than 6 months old.


Police accepting gifts for needy kids

Want to help a needy child in Tarpon Springs? The Tarpon Springs Police Department's annual Cops/Kids Christmas program provides gifts to local children whose families are in difficult times.

The Police Department will accept new, unwrapped gifts for children of all ages, from infants through teenagers, until Dec. 20.

Officials also are accepting cash donations to provide special "Wish List" items. Make checks payable to the Tarpon Springs Police Department Cops/Kids Program. Donations can be dropped off at the Police Department, 444 S Huey Ave., anytime on any day.

The Cops/Kids Christmas Program does not ask for donations by telephone solicitation, so officials say any calls people receive from someone claiming to be from the program are fraudulent.

For more information, call (727) 938-2849.