So who should open shop in downtown Clearwater? Well, the Clearwater Downtown Partnership wants you to tell them. The partnership, which works with a number of local leaders and civic organizations to promote and market the downtown, is asking residents to fill out a short survey indicating what retailers they'd like to see in downtown Clearwater. The request comes as construction crews begin to wrap up work on the streetscape project on Cleveland Street. The next step will be filling the empty storefronts with new businesses. Here's the link: http://www.surveymonkey. com/s.aspx?sm=vQ7NK_2fyn82JYk6y_2fXUicUw_3d_3d
Tour a fire truck at the library
Elaine Lewis of Clearwater Fire and Rescue will give a fire safety and truck tour at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the North Greenwood Library, 905 N Martin Luther King Junior Ave. Call (727) 462-6895.
Find a new pet and save money
Find a furry feline friend for a reduced adoption fee of $20 through August at Pinellas County Animal Services, 12450 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Kittens of every stripe are pouncing on each other as they wait for homes. They are already vaccinated, spayed and neutered. Call (727) 582-2600. Many more mature cats are available there, too, and at such other shelters as the SPCA of Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave N, Largo, (727) 586-3591, and the Humane Society of Pinellas, 3040 State Road 590, Clearwater, (727) 797-7722. Also, the Humane Society is seeking donations of plastic cat carriers.
Museum to show 'Mona Lisa Smile'
Feeling artsy? See Mona Lisa Smile at 2 p.m. today at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road. The movie stars Julia Roberts and is part of the Artsy Summer Film Series. Free. Call (727) 712-5222.
Fighting against exotic wildlife
African Gambian pouch rats, walking catfish and other exotic nonnative wildlife are living in Florida. Learn about new research at the "Exotic Wildlife Workshop: Problem species in Florida - how we are fighting back" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Pinellas County Extension, 12520 Ulmerton Road. Experts will talk about new methods of combat including Cuban tree frog repellents and monk parakeet contraception. Cost is $10, checks only. Call (727) 582-2461.