Edward Tabash, a constitutional lawyer and chair of the National Legal Committee for Americans United for Separation of Church and State, will discuss the actions the nation's founders took to ensure religion would be free from government interference, and vice versa, some of the legal precedents and if the country ever was a Christian nation at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Unitarian Universalists Clearwater, 2470 Nursery Road. Find out more about the discussion here.
Crossword Puzzle Party
Seniors can play crossword, sudoku and word seek puzzles at the Puzzle Party at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Clearwater Senior Center, 1204 Rogers St. Find out more here.
Community Development Board
The Community Development Board meets at 1 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 112 S Osceola Ave. Check out the agenda here.
Cooking With Chickpeas
Learn how to make chickpea noodle soup, garbanzo tomato curry and minted bean salad with Debby Degraff, a natural foods chef and author, at the Chickpeas! cooking class at 6:30 p.m. at Nature's Food Patch, 1225 Cleveland St.
$5 Day at MOSI Coming Soon
Don’t want to pay the full price to check out all the exhibits at MOSI? Plan your visit for Sept. 28 and you won’t have to! The museum is offering $5 admission (down from the regular $21.95 for adults). Check out its website for more details.
Working Poor Weigh Obamacare Fines
With the 2014 start date for the Obamacare mandate that says Americans must have health care coverage right around the corner, The Tampa Tribune says many Bay area residents are weighing their financial options. For some of those classified as the “working poor,” paying the fines associated with not having insurance seems to be a favored option. How are you preparing for the mandate?
Cyberbullying Death Casts Light on Serious Issue
The recent suicide of a 12-year-old Polk County girl has once again brought cyberbullying into the spotlight. Polk deputies believe the suicide was prompted by ongoing bullying. The girl’s mother told the Tampa Bay Times she wished she’d paid more attention to what was happening in her daughter’s online life. Parents: Do you keep track of your kids’ online activities? Any tips to share for doing so? Tell us by commenting below!
Rain a Strong Possibility
With a 50 percent chance of storms in the afternoon and evening hours Tuesday, Sept. 17, it might be a good idea to keep an eye on the skies as you head out the door. The National Weather Service also says highs should reach the lower 90s.