Coordinated Child Care of Pinellas Inc. is offering extended registration hours for parents who want to enroll their children in free voluntary pre-kindergarten classes next school year. Visit its Clearwater location, 1510 Barry Road, SuitesG and H, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Another enrollment session is set for 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at 6500 102nd Ave. N, in Pinellas Park. Children must turn 4 on or before Sept. 1 to be eligible. An original birth certificate or original shot record to prove the child's age, as well as a Florida's driver's license/identification card or current utility bill to prove residency, are required. For information about VPK enrollment or to schedule an appointment, visit www.childcarepinellas.org or call (727) 547-5782.
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Legislators to brief public on session
The Council of North County Neighborhoods will hold a public forum starting at 7 p.m. Monday at Palm Harbor University High School, 1900 Omaha St. On the agenda are two state legislators, Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey, and Rep. Peter Nehr, R-Tarpon Springs. They'll discuss the recent legislative session in Tallahassee. The council will also announce the 2011 winners of its school essay contest. For more information, visit www.cncnpc.org.
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Event recognizes those lost to AIDS
The public is invited to the 28th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial tonight at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 407 S Saturn Ave. The 6 p.m. service will include prayers, music and the display of a quilt dedicated to those who have lost their lives to the disease. The event is sponsored by AIDS Partnership, Inc., which offers free, non-invasive HIV/AIDS testing at the church.
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City to vote on length of meetings
The Safety Harbor City Commission will vote Monday whether to limit how long its own meetings can last. If passed, commission meetings will end at 11 p.m. If more time is needed, a majority vote could extend the meeting to 11:59 p.m. If city business isn't completed by then, officials could schedule a special meeting or put off the remaining business until the next regular meeting. Commission meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. Mayor Andy Steingold made the suggestion after an April meeting lasted until 2:01 a.m. "To go to 2 o'clock in the morning, quite frankly, I think is a bit ridiculous," Steingold said. "I understand and appreciate the serious nature of the matters we deal with but by the same token, to sit up here and be able to make judgment calls at 2 a.m. in the morning ... "
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Senior Hall of Famers honored
The city will honor new inductees to the Dunedin Senior Hall of Fame on Wednesday at the Dr. William E. Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave. The awards honor longtime residents age 75 or older who have significantly contributed to the community. The luncheon from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will feature live entertainment. Call (727) 298-3299.