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COMMUNITY YARD SALE: Shop more than 50 vendors at the St. Pete Beach Community Center Yard Sale, at 7701 Boca Ceiga Drive from 8 a.m. to noon, on Saturday. Vendors will be set up inside and outside. For information, call the Community Center at (727) 363-9245 or visit

FREE HOMECOMING DRESS: Belle of the Ball Project will provide homecoming dresses and accessories to low-income high school girls on three Saturdays this fall. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., girls can go to 1210 Holt Ave., Clearwater to pick out a gown for their dance. Dates are Sept. 24, Oct. 8 and Oct. 22. Donations of dresses and accessories can also be made at those times. For information, call (727) 386-4502.

THE CITY OF CLEARWATER'S COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY is seeking artists to design a banner that will be displayed along a chain-link fence on city property. One artist will be selected and their graphic design will be printed on a mesh banner to beautify a chain-link fence at 1274 Cleveland St.

Proposals from artists living and/or working in the Tampa Bay area are desired. The design theme chosen by the city is "Bright and Beautiful • Bay to Beach." The desired artwork and theme should exemplify how the city and the Downtown Clearwater Gateway are bright and beautiful. An honorarium of $500 will be provided as compensation for the selected artist's design services. The winning artist will be recognized by the city's Community Redevelopment Agency in its monthly newsletter and potentially other media outlets. Specifications and deadline for submittal artists interested in applying must submit their complete proposal by Oct. 7.

A completed application must include the following: Artist's name and brief bio; Artist's mailing address; One or more files in the following format: 4644 inches x 60 inches, 300 dpi minimum. Acceptable formats may include: eps, tiff, jpg, pdf. Artists can send submittals and direct questions to Laura Canary, Community Redevelopment Coordinator at or call (727) 562-4024.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR JOHN'S PASS SEAFOOD FESTIVAL: Volunteers are needed for the 2016 John's Pass Seafood Festival on Oct. 27-30. Positions include beer truck servers, ticket sales, tending to VIP areas, setup on Thursday morning, tear down on Sunday evening. All shifts are four hours and volunteers receive a t-shirt, personalized name badge, and 15 food tickets. For information, visit or call Mallory Marsico at (727) 386-2702.

RESIDENTS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND TO COUNTY MEETING: The County Commission will hold a community outreach work session from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Tarpon Springs campus of St. Petersburg College, 600 Klosterman Road. Another session will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 18 at Pinellas Park City Hall, 5141 78th Ave. N. For information, call (727) 464-4600 or visit

IN NEED OF VENDORS: The Palm Harbor Library is sponsoring a flea market on Oct. 16. Vendor setup begins at 8 a.m., with shopping taking place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and cleanup beginning at 2 p.m. Up to 90 tables will be set up in the library's parking lot. The fee is $5 per table. Upon registration, a sheet of rules and guidelines that pertain to the flea market will be handed out.