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Pinellas news briefs

Actors needed for Titanic play

The Francis Wilson Playhouse is seeking actors for the following roles in its production of The Titanic:

John B. Thayer-1st Class Passenger (age 25+)

Edgar Beane - 2nd Class Passenger (age 25+)

Mr. Latimer - Steward (age 18-25)

Plus three supporting roles of Stoker No. 2 (age 18-30), Sailor No. 1 (age 18-30), and Stevedore No. 1 (age 18-30).

Actors interested in joining should email: Rehearsals begin this month.

Clearwater offering free lunch and snacks to students in need through the summer

The city of Clearwater is continuing its partnership with the Summer BreakSpot program, a USDA-sponsored program that provides free meals to children up to age 18 during their summer breaks. The program runs Monday to Friday.

Sites that offer this program include:

Clearwater Main Library (100 N Osceola Ave.)

Lunch: Noon to 1 p.m.

Snack: 3:30 to 4 p.m.

North Greenwood Recreation Center (900 N Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.)

Lunch: 11:30 noon

Snack: 3 to 4 p.m.

Ross Norton Recreation and Aquatic Center (1426 S Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.)

Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Snack: 3 to 4 p.m.

Visit for more information and to find other Summer BreakSpot locations.

Community invited to Shore Acres Recreation Center Replacement Project meeting

Community members are invited to join the city of St. Petersburg Engineering and Capital Improvements Department to learn about the upcoming Shore Acres Recreation Center Replacement Project. Initial project drawings will be submitted for public review. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and make comments at the end of the presentation.

Clothes to Kids seeking donations

Clothes to Kids is seeking donations for its annual Back to School drive. The organization is seeking donations of elementary girls and boys clothes sizes 6-16, junior sizes 0-22 and young men sizes 18-44. In addition to clothes, the organization is also accepting accessories, new socks and underwear and shoes suitable for school. Donations can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, Monday through Friday, at any of three locations: 5011-H West Hillsborough Ave., Tampa; 1059 N Hercules Ave., Clearwater; and 2168 34th St. S, St. Petersburg. For information, call (727) 441-5050 or visit website at