Mail ballots for a referendum allowing development on the city's downtown waterfront will be sent to absent military and overseas voters who have requested them starting Sept. 20. State law requires ballots for absent military and overseas voters to be mailed at least 45 days before an election.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium officials have proposed a three-floor, $160 million facility for space where City Hall is now.
Ballots to domestic voters who have requested them will be mailed starting Oct. 1. To request a mail ballot, visit www.votepinellas.com, call 727-464-8683, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sister City Host Family Wanted
The city is seeking host families for an upcoming teacher visitor from Nagano, Japan. The teacher will be in Clearwater Oct. 20 to Nov. 11. Families are asked to host for weekly time periods. Call 727-562-4800.
Boat Safety And You
Earn your Boater Education ID card, necessary for boat operators born after Jan. 1, 1988, this weekend at the Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Safety Class at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Clearwater Police headquarters, 645 Pierce St. Cost is $35. Find out more here.
Witness a Florida Ice Battle
The action on the ice heats up as the Tampa Bay Lightning takes on the Florida Panthers during a home preseason game thisSaturday, Sept. 21. Tickets for the Sunshine State showdown are still available. Visit the Lightning’s website for all the details.
Celebrate 33 Years of Skipper’s Music
Skipper’s Smokehouse in North Tampa is pulling out all the stops for its 33rd birthday party Sept. 21. Twelve bands will play on the Skipper’s stage starting at noon and running through midnight. Acts include 6 Volt Rodeo, Daniel B. Marshall, The Applebutter Express and Cope. There’s no charge to attend the bash either, but bring some cash for food and drinks. Find out more by visiting Skipper’s online.
Take the Kids for Some Hands-On Fun, Learning
The Glazer Children’s Museum’s $5 Dollar Days continue this weekend. Just stop by any day before September ends to enjoy discounted admission in honor of the museum’s third birthday. Find out more on the museum’s website.
Celebrate World Rhino Weekend
Feel like taking a walk on the wild side this weekend? Stop by Lowry Park Zoo for a number of themed events designed to mark the arrival of World Rhino Weekend. The fun runs Sept. 21-22 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Check out the zoo’s website for all the details.
Weekend Weather Could Get Shaky
While there’s a low chance for storms Friday and Saturday during the day, the potential for action heats up Saturdaynight with a 40 percent chance of showers. Thunderstorms are likely on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service, and it appears the same will hold true for the start of the workweek.