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ACTIVITY CENTER SEEKS SUPPORT FOR SENIOR FAIR

PALM HARBOR

The Palm Harbor Community Activity Center is looking for vendors to participate in its senior health fair on Oct. 4. Call (727) 771-6000 or visit www.phrec.org for information.

PALM HARBOR

Artists work sought for annual festival

Artist applications for the 33rd Annual Fine Arts, Crafts and Music Festival are available through the Greater Palm Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce, 1151 Nebraska Ave., Palm Harbor. Deadline for applications for the juried show is Sept. 11. Call (727) 784-4287 or visit www.palmharborcc.org/newsevents/decartfest.asp.

COUNTYWIDE

PSTA collecting items to send to the troops

The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority is collecting items from bay area residents to send to service members stationed overseas.

The agency's goal is to fill several buses with items for men and women in the military and deliver them to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, where base personnel will send them to the troops.

Items needed include insect repellent, sunblock, lip balm, breath mints, disposable cameras, batteries, stationery, stamps, prepaid phone cards, paperback books and magazines, microwave popcorn, instant oatmeal and coffee, tea bags and powdered hot chocolate.

Donations may be dropped off during business hours on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends at the Park Street customer service center, Park Street and Garden Avenue in Clearwater.

To learn more, visit www.PSTA.net.

Guardians ad litem needed for kids

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.

Guardians receive ongoing assistance to help them make a positive difference in the lives of children. The average time needed is four to six hours a month. The next training to become certified as a guardian ad litem is scheduled to begin Sept. 4.

Call (727) 464-6528 or visit www.guardianadlitem6.org.

Cat adoption fee lower this month

Find a furry feline friend for a reduced adoption fee of $20 through this month 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.

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