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LARGO HIGH CLASS OF 1977 PLANS REUNION

LARGO

Largo High School's class of 1977 has scheduled its 30th reunion for July 27-28 at the Don Cesar Hotel and Resort on St. Pete Beach.

To register or for more information, call committee organizer R. "Reid" Decker in California at (415) 710-2791 or Reunion Celebrations of Tampa at (813) 874-9967 or visit www.ReunionCelebrations.com.

COUNTYWIDE

Join the team to fill backpacks for kids

The Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin is teaming up with Clothes To Kids to provide backpacks filled with school supplies and a week's supply of school clothes to 100 low-income Pinellas County schoolchildren.

The Junior League says donations of $15 will help a child begin the school year with confidence as he or she enters the classroom.

Checks can be made out to the Junior League and mailed to Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin, 1265 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin, FL 34698, Attn: Community Outreach-Back To School Fair.

Founded in 2002, Clothes To Kids, 1059 N Hercules Ave., provides free new and quality used clothing to low-income children in Pinellas County. Call 441-5050 or visit www.clothestokids.org.

Print out checklist for disaster survival items

Pinellas County Emergency Management has created a printable disaster survival kit that can make shopping for essential items to have on hand easier. For information on hurricane preparedness, call 464-3800 or go to www.pinellascounty.org/emergency.

Guardians ad litem needed for children

More than 1,000 children in Pinellas County need someone to be their voice in the courtroom, and the county's guardian ad litem program hopes that could be you. You can learn about becoming a guardian ad litem by attending a one-hour orientation held each week on Thursdays.

The time of the orientation is varied .

Guardians ad litem speak on behalf of abused, abandoned or neglected children in Pinellas County courts. As a child's advocate, a guardian ad litem becomes familiar with the child and case and makes recommendations to the court to help ensure the child has a safe, caring and stable environment. Guardians ad litem receive training and ongoing supervision to help them make a positive difference in the lives of children. Call (727) 464-6528 to sign up for an orientation. The next training for guardians ad litem is scheduled for July 10. For information, go to www.guardianadlitem6.org.

COUNTYWIDE

Clearwater Central Catholic reunions

Clearwater Central Catholic High School's classes of 1966, 1967, 1968, and 1969 as well as 1977, 1987 and 1997 will hold their reunion July 27-28 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort. Alumni interested in assisting with reunion planning should call the advancement office at (727) 530-5652 or email Dick Falls at RFalls@ccchs.org or Penny Kinnear at PKinnear@ccchs.org. To register and for details visit the alumni Web site, www.maruaderalumni.ccchs.org.

Arbor Day group offers pocket guide to trees

Can you spot the difference between a poplar and pine? What Tree is That?, a 72-page pocket guide to distinguishing trees is available from the National Arbor Day Foundation. For a copy send you name, address and $3 for each book to 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, Neb., 68410 or online at www.arborday.org

Group petitioning Congress to help pets

Defend Our Pets is seeking pet owners to sign a petition that will be presented to Congress before the summer session is over in hopes of passing a bill to protect pets through tougher laws and regulations concerning the quality of pet food sold in the United States. For information, visit www.defendourpets.org or e-mail attorney Jay Edelson at jay@blimlaw.com.

CLEARWATER

VARIETY OF SUMMER EXHIBITS AT LIBRARY

The library is for more than books. The Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave., has a variety of exhibits on display through the summer:

-Read stories of local foster children aged 8 to 16 and see professional portraits that feature faces, voices and stories at the Progress Energy Heart Gallery. The exhibit runs through Aug. 10.

-Self-portraits drawn by Clearwater young people are in the About Face exhibit until Aug. 28.

-Collectables and unique beads by Maryann Larson are in the Awesome Bead Hats exhibit until Aug. 28.

Library hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Call (727) 562-4970, ext. 5284.

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