Meet the candidate party
Monroe County School Board District 3 Seat candidate John Welsh will host a free "meet and greet" from 4:40 to 7 p.m. May 10 at the DoubleTree Grand Key Resort, 3990 S. Roosevelt Blvd.
Free hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be offered.
Welsh, former principal of Key West High School, worked for the School District for 35 years. Over the years he also was a classroom teacher and an assistant principal. He will face five other candidates in the nonpartisan race. For more information, call 305-294-3806.
Power bills go down in May
Residents' electric bills for May will be 0.74 percent less than April's, if usage is the same, says Keys Energy Services.
The Power Cost Adjustment (PCA) charge for May will be negative $4.95 per 1,000 kilowatt-hours, compared with negative $3.95 in April. The PCA charge recovers the fluctuating cost of energy and will appear as a credit on the bills, because it is less than was originally forecast. It's less also this May over last: An average customer with a $144 bill in May 2010 will pay $135 this year.
Visit KeysEnergy.com and click on the Growing Greener Every Day icon for tips on how to conserve energy and more.
CPR/AED class offered Saturday
The area American Red Cross is offering a CPR/AED class from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at its office, 5450 McDonald Ave., Suite 11.
Basic CPR/automated external defibrillator skills to help save babies, older children and adults are taught to everyday people who may be the only ones able to respond during the crucial first few minutes of an accident or medical emergency. "With only a few hours of training, anyone can be prepared to save a life," said instructor and Summerland Key resident Jerilyn Grimm. To register, call 800-RED-CROSS or go to www.redcross.org.For more information on CPR and first aid courses, call the Red Cross' Lower Keys branch at 305-296-4033.