Largo families have a couple chances Saturday to score some free school supplies for their kids:
- Free bike helmets, school supplies and safety information from the Suncoast Epilepsy Association from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Pacifica Senior Living, 620 Belleair Rd.
- 2-1-1 staff is offering free health screenings, immunizations, backpacks and school supplies at the Back to School Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ridgecrest-YMCA, 1801 119th St. N
Sunstar Paramedics has partnered with the RCS Food Bank and Family Homeless Shelter to collect items for a “Community Baby Food Drive.” Donations can be dropped-off from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday throughout the month of August at Sunstar headquarters, at 12490 Ulmerton Road in Largo. Items needed include:
• Baby food (stages 1, 2, 3)
• Baby formula
• Baby wipes
• Unused hotel toiletries
• Travel size soap and shampoos
Fill up on the cheap before the weekend. A gallon of regular unleaded is $3.39 at a few stations around Largo, according to tampagasprices.com. They include the Rally, 8890 Ulmerton Road and the one at 1200 East Bay Drive; RaceTrac, 8650 Ulmerton Road; and Quick Fuel, 1990 West Bay Drive.
RIDE THROUGH HISTORY
Head to the Armed Forces History Museum off of Ulmerton Road for a day of family fun Saturday. Ride historical vehicles, touch-a-truck, free hot dogs, meet re-enactors, explore the museum and more.
The event runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for youth ages 4-12.
Wondering why you’re shelling out more for a pound of bacon these days? Turns out part of the blame is found in a “mysterious virus” that’s striking American pig herds, according to The Huffington Post. Retail prices for a pound of bacon have gone up about 14 percent since last year around this time.
Since 1997, the Bay Area Singles Dance has offered the opportunity for area singles and friends to meet. Each Sunday about 150 people enjoy listening and dancing to a wide variety of music at the Largo Community Center at 400 Alt. Keene Rd. Cost is $8.