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HELP PROVIDE CHILDREN A VOICE IN THE COURTROOM

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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.

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Enjoy food and fun with birdwatchers

View baby birds, watch acrobatic seabird landings and enjoy food and fun at a free event from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, 18328 Gulf Blvd. Visit with more than 500 rehabilitating birds at the wild bird hospital and rehabilitation center. Festivities include a fish fry, sand castle-building contest and music featuring Michelle Glean and Pat Barmore. Call 391-2473 or visit seabirdsanctuary.org.

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Call now to protect your child's vision

An estimated one in 20 preschool children have vision problems such as lazy eye, cataracts or glaucoma and in some cases their parents don't even know it. Many eye problems can be treated if diagnosed early. For free information on what you can do to protect your child's sight, call Prevent Blindness Florida for the Tampa Bay area at (813) 874-2020.

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