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MAN SOUGHT IN GUNPOINT ROBBERY OF BANK

PALM HARBOR

Authorities are looking for a man who robbed a Bank of America branch at gunpoint Monday. The robbery took place at 10:49 a.m. at 4000 Lake St. George Drive. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said the man entered the bank with a gun, showed it to the teller and demanded the cash. The teller complied and the man left with the cash in a green import sedan, possibly a Mazda 2000 or 2001 model, with dark tinted windows. Witnesses told the Sheriff's Office that the dye pack exploded near the car. The robber is described as Hispanic or Pacific Islander with a dark complexion, 6-foot-1 and heavy set with a sturdy build. He was last seen wearing a button-up Hawaiian shirt, long pants and a Panama-style hat with a band around it, authorities said.

DUNEDIN

Register for safe boating program

The Dunedin USCG Auxiliary Flotilla will have registration for its next safe boating and seamanship program from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Dunedin Marina Harbormasters building at 51 Main St. Classes begin Monday and meet for nine sessions, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, until Nov. 24. The fee of $50 covers the comprehensive manual. All other materials and equipment will be provided. Call (727) 736-1911 or (727) 599-8837.

TARPON SPRINGS

Opera buffs can take part in show

Show off your knowledge of opera, composers and Broadway, and command your own performance. Maria Zouves, director of VOICExperience, presents the new Opera Tampa Apprentices at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Tarpon Springs Performing Art Center, 324 Pine S. The performance includes singing, prizes and audience participation. Tickets are $15, or $13 for members and students. For information, call (727) 942-5605 or visit www.tarponarts.org.

LARGO

Learn how to spot animal cruelty

Animal cruelty and neglect comes in many forms. Humane Society University, the educational arm of the Humane Society of the United States, is bringing its national training program, Animal Cruelty 101, to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Tampa Bay from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 19. The goal is to reduce the occurrence of animal cruelty, neglect and illegal animal fighting. Participants will discuss identifying and responding to suspected cases of animal cruelty, neglect, or fighting, as well as why these situations occur. For information or to register, visit www.SPCATampaBay.org.

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