Work under way on Pinellas Trail PALM HARBOR – Pinellas County is resurfacing the Pinellas Trail from Michigan Boulevard in Dunedin to Oceanview Avenue in Palm Harbor. The three-month long project began Dec. 10 and will include shoulder work, milling and resurfacing, pavement markings and bollards. County officials are reminding residents to be cautious while using this section of the trail and comply with construction signage as the work progresses. For more information, call 464-8882.
Holiday Parade slated for Dec. 15 PALM HARBOR – The community’s 30th annual Holiday Parade is set Saturday, Dec. 15 beginning at 3 p.m. The parade begins at Nebraska and Westlake Boulevard, and heads west toward downtown Palm Harbor. The parade is sponsored by the Palm Harbor Rotary Club. Santa will visit with the children at Jones Plaza on Florida Avenue immediately following the parade. This event is presented by The Greater Palm Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce, Palm Harbor Historical Society, Old Palm Harbor Main Street and The Centre. Also, organizers of the parade are looking for convertible cars to use in the event. Contact Ted Freidinger at email@example.com or Marguerite Smirlis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual model train display opens Dec. 16 PALM HARBOR – Model trains have long been part of the holidays, and one annual display in Palm Harbor will be open to the public soon. The free display is located at 1581 Cumberland Court E., Palm Harbor, in the Allen’s Ridge development off of Tampa Road. The display is open to the public from 7 to 8 p.m., Dec. 16 to 31. It will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. It will feature five trains running simultaneously – two custom “O” gauge Lego trains, one MTH “O” gauge featuring a “Big Boy” steam engine, a Lionel standard-gauge train featuring a “Brute” engine, a trolley and a Kato “N” gauge train. Call 784-1873 for more information or directions.
Food pantry needs donations PALM HARBOR – FEAST Food Pantry is in need of canned food items, toiletries and monetary donations. The food pantry is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit that serves over 3,200 families in northern Pinellas each month. It is supported through private and business donations. Donations can be dropped off at 2255 Nebraska Ave., Palm Harbor. For more information, call 789-5275.
Barbershop group meets Mondays PALM HARBOR – The Crystal-Aires, a local barbershop harmony group, meets Mondays at 6:45 p.m. at The Centre, 1500 16th St. For more information about membership, contact Wes Branch at 784-8052.
Community chorus meets Tuesdays PALM HARBOR – The Palm Harbor Community Chorus meets Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at The Centre, 1500 16th St. No auditions are necessary. Call director Anna Bona at 939-2952 for details.
Italian classes offered at library PALM HARBOR – The Sons of Italy Central Gulf Coast Lodge No. 2708 offers beginner Italian classes Thursdays at 5 p.m. and intermediate classes at 6:30 p.m. at the Palm Harbor Library. For more information, call 787-3344.