Community Calendar - Upcoming Events
PINELLAS COUNTY -
BELLEAIR Summer Camp – Summer camps at the Belleair Rec Center are underway and run through August 16. The week of July 15 includes programs on cooking, rock ‘n roll robotics, hoop school and a teen camp. Camps are geared for children ages 6 – 12. The camps emphasize safety, relationship building, and fun. For registration and calendar information, visit www.belleairrec.com or call (727) 518-3728. CLEARWATER Pitch for Pink – Friday, July 12, 6:30 p.m., at Bright House Field. The Threshers salute breast cancer survivors with a special night including a pre-game lap around the field and a post-game concert by "Wild Thing" Tone Loc and Rob Base. Cost: $5-$9.50. Kathy Griffin – Saturday, July 13, 8 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall. Chatty Kathy brings her Emmy-winning gossip comedy (My Life On The D-List) to Ruth Eckerd Hall for the eighth time. We know how much she loves the Home Shopping Network, so this is like coming home to Mecca. Cost: $52.50-$100. Boating Safety - Saturday and Sunday, July 13 & 14, 8 a.m., at the Clearwater Police Department Headquarters at 645 Pierce Street. Sponsored by the United Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 11-1 Clearwater “About Boating Safely” Class is taught by certified USCGAUX instructors who can answer your questions and share their experiences on our local waters. Topics include: Boating Emergencies, Know Your Boat, Getting Underway, Navigating, Operating Your Boat Safely and Legal Requirements. All graduates receive a “Florida State Certification Card.” Materials are $35. For information and to register contact: Peter Ubilos, Staff Officer for Public Education (727) 469-8895, firstname.lastname@example.org. Senior Singles Dance – Saturday, July 13, 7 p.m. at Colreavy Hall, 820 Jasmine Way. SCIPS a nonprofit Tampa Bay senior singles club will host “Christmas in July.” music by the popular "Just Two Duo." BYOB permitted. Dressy casual attire; no tees or shorts. Cost: $7. Bonsai Club – Saturday, July 13, 10 a.m. at Moccasin Lake Nature Park. Learn about the ancient Japanese garden art form of growing and shaping miniature tree or creating a tree-scape in a container. A $1 facility fee is charged. Pet First Aid and CPR – Saturday, July 13, 11 a.m. at the Human Society of Pinellas, 3040 State Road 590. Students learn snout to tail assessment, including pet first aid, CPR, rescue breathing, and bleeding protocols. Cost $40. “Barnival” – Sunday, July 14, at Sea Dog Brewing Company, 26200 U.S. 19 N. The Sea Dog's annual "Barnival" includes games, food, prizes, a balloon man and more to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pinellas County. Free. Food and games additional. Underground Art – Saturday, July 13, 2 p.m. at the Main Library. Learn to make Steampunk fashion, zombie dolls and more. Free. B-Movie Marathon – Tuesday, July 16, 11 a.m. at the Main Library. This marathon of "best of the worst" sci-fi and monster B movies is not for the faint at heart. The day-long event features movies filmed in Florida, trivia and tons of prizes. Free. Fritzy Brothers One-Man Circus – Tuesday, July 16, 2 p.m. at the Countryside Library. Laughs, juggling, unicycling and circus stunts. Free. Underground Library – Tuesday, July 16, 2 p.m. at North Greenwood Library. Librarians can't tell you to be quiet here. Teens and tweens are invited to this secret library world where noise, music and games are allowed. Free. Magic with Cesar Domico – Wednesday, July 17, 2 p.m. at the North Greenwood Library. Unforgettable laughs, illusions and sleight of hand. Free. Newborn Care – Wednesday, July 17, 7 p.m. at Morton Plant Hospital. Morton Plant Mease will be offering a Newborn Care support group. Call (727) 462-7500 Cost: $15. Plumb House Museum Tours – Thursday, July 18, 8:30 a.m. at the Clearwater Historical Society offers tours of the historic Plumb House Museum, showcasing a variety of antiques and vintage items including uniforms and photos of the Clearwater Bombers champion men's softball team. The two-story, cracker-style wood house (circa 1896) is the birthplace of Mary and Kathleen Plumb, granddaughters of Jennie Reynolds Plumb, Clearwater's first paid public school teacher for whom Plumb Elementary School is named. Call (727) 446-4250. Free. Donations welcome. Accounting and Tax Procedures – Thursday, July 18, 12 noon, at the Pinellas County Economic Development Center. This seminar is designed to help small business owners understand proper accounting procedures and record keeping requirements necessary to manage your business and to calculate payroll, and pay state and federal taxes. The registration fee includes course materials. Call 888-759-5627 to register. Cost: $25. Artists’ Reception – Thursday, July 18, 6 p.m. at the Summit Executive Center, 13575 St. N. Hosted by the Photographic Art Society, the opening reception includes refreshments from Mythos Greek Taverna, live music by Billy Marcus and Denise Moore and artwork based on the show's theme of music done by many artists including the featured gallery artist Alex Spassoff. Free. The Art of Well-Being – Thursday, July 18, 6 p.m. at Morton Plan Hospital (Axelrod Pavilion). Morton Plant Mease's Cancer Patient Support Services offers cancer patients and their families a new creative arts program that focuses on the connection between creativity and health and how utilizing a person's creative side can impact healing and recovery. Registration required. Free. Pinellas County High School Art Exhibition – Through July 11 at St. Petersburg College Clearwater Campus Crossroads Art Gallery. This exhibition features artworks made by Pinellas County High School Students in all mediums including: photography, painting, drawing, jewelry, printmaking, ceramics, digital and mixed media. Free. CLEARWATER BEACH Sunsets at Pier 60 – Bring along a blanket or low lawn chair for free concerts and movies in at Park 60. Free concerts: Friday, July 12, 6:30 p.m. music by Island Boys and Saturday, June 29, 6:30 p.m. music by Patty Sanphy Group. Free movies: Friday, July 12, “The Goonies” (PG) and Saturday, July 6, “Jack the Giant Slayer” (PG-13). Show begins around dusk. Free. Weather permitting. Major Beach Soccer – Friday-Sunday, July 12-14, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Pier 60 Park. The flagship tournament of the USL Major Beach Soccer series brings more than 100 teams and thousands of spectators to the Gulf Coast of Florida for the ultimate beach soccer competition. USL Major Beach Soccer commandeers the white-sandy beaches for an action-packed weekend for a true summer tradition. Visit www.majorbeachsoccer.com. Beach Vaulting – The 2nd annual Florida Pole Vault Academy Beach Vault has been scheduled for July 20, at Clearwater Beach, featuring AAU Standard youth age groups, open, and masters. The cost is $30 per athlete. Contact Bob Leidel with questions at email@example.com or visit the website floridapolevault.com. Pier 60 Sunset 5K Race – Friday, July 19, 7 p.m. This race series features a 5K race and one-mile kids' fun run, with a out and back course north from Pier 60 along Clearwater Beach and returns to finish under the Pier. Kids ‘fun run’ starts 6:45 pm. Cost: $15 no shirt, $20 with shirt, $50 series. DUNEDIN Senior Exercise Class – Friday, July 12, 9 a.m. at the Dr. William E. Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Avenue. A low-impact exercise class that focuses on strength, stamina, flexibility and balance. Participants may choose to sit in chairs throughout the class. Cost: with recreation card $3; without card $4. Wine and Art Walk – Friday, July 12, 5:30 p.m. at Pioneer Park. Celebrate the second Friday of the month at this event with more than 40 merchants offering art exhibits, wine tastings, food, live entertainment and merchant specials. Cost: $10 wristbands to get special offers from merchants. Expanding Visions – Friday, July 12, 5:30 p.m. at Stirling Art Studio, 730 Broadway. After enjoying Dunedin's 2nd Friday Wine and Art Walk, meet and greet with artists Dolores Glover Kaufman who specializes in Photographic Transmutation and Ugo Moi, an Oil paintings artist from Sardinia, Italy. The exhibit will run through July. Free. Dunedin Green Market – Saturday, July 13, 8 a.m. at Pioneer Park. Produce, cheeses, seafood, plants, herbs and other specialty items. Free. Sunday Bicycle Rides – Sunday, July 14, 7:30 a.m. at the Old Train Depot parking lot. A 25 to 30 mile ride on the northern section of the Pinellas Trail to Tarpon Springs and back. Helmets are mandatory and riders must maintain a speed of 12 to 14 mph. Call (813) 236-8119. Summer Scottish Country Dance – Sunday, July 14, 6 p.m. at Scottish American Society Hall. Try Scottish country dancing this summer. No partner necessary. Beginner and experienced technique classes offered. Cost - first visit free; $3 per dance thereafter. Laughter Yoga – Monday, July 15, 11 a.m. and Wednesday, July 17, at 6 p.m. at the Dunedin Community Center. Laughter Yoga combines laughter exercises with yoga breathing to de-stress and energize your life. Residents $5; visitors $7. Breakfast Brunch – Tuesday, July 16, 8:30 a.m. at Dr. William E. Hale Senior Activity Center. Mease Manor Retirement Community invites all area seniors to gather with friends at this weekly breakfast of eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, fruit, coffee and juice. Cost: with recreation card $3; without card $4. Upper Pinellas Singles – Tuesday, July 16, 6 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Join 50+ singles for dinner, and meet new friends, Tuesdays at 6 p.m. No reservations needed. $8 includes dinner. INDIAN ROCKS BEACH Meet the New City Manager – Tuesday, July 23, 6-7 p.m. Residents are invited to an open house to welcome Gregg Mims, 52, of Fairhope, Ala. Mims will replace Chuck Coward, who retired earlier this year. The open house coincides with Mims’ first day on the job and will be held prior to the meeting of the town board. INDIAN SHORES Summer Oil Painting Class – Every Thursday through August 29 from 1-3:30 p.m. Classes will be held in the Community Room on the fourth floor of Town Hall. The classes are for beginners, intermediate painters and those who wish to take their paintings to a higher level. Betsy Schoepf will be the instructor. For more information, call Betsy at (727) 595-1083 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. LARGO “Sex, Lies and Orchids'' – Thursday, July 11, 7 p.m. at Pinellas County Extension Service on Ulmerton Road. Florida West Coast Orchid Society meeting on the second Thursday of every month welcomes visitors, includes orchid sale, bloom table, raffle. This month’s program is by a curator of orchid research at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Lost at Sea-The Swashbuckling Adventures of Alex Jones – Friday and Saturday, July 12 and 13, 8 p.m. and again Sunday, July 14, 2 p.m. at the Largo Cultural Center. Seminole High graduate Brent DiRoma, who toured the country with Tony Award-winning shows Avenue Q and Jersey Boys, is returning to his local roots for this musical by Pinellas County natives Jason Tucker and Amanda Elend. It tells the story of 12-year-old Alex who sees something she shouldn't and is thrown into a pirate adventure full of sword fights and mayhem. Cost: $25.50 for adults; $12.50 for ages 19 and younger (plus applicable $3.50 service fee). Historical Writing Workshop – Friday, July 12, 10 a.m. at the Heritage Village. Each three-hour workshop is unique and covers various aspects of writing historical novels including research, setting the scene and more. Cost: $15, $13 Pinellas Historical Society members. Flick and Float: Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax – Friday, July 12, 9 p.m. at the Southwest Recreation Complex. Bring your favorite float to this special summer dive-in movie series. Float around in the pool while you enjoy themed games, free hot dogs, contests, crafts and a film. $4 resident; $5 non-resident. Back to Basics in the Kitchen – Saturday, July 13, 9 a.m. at the Highland Recreation Complex. This month’s wellness workshop will teach participants how to shop for and prepare a variety of foods for homemade meals, while enjoying samples to taste and take home. Pre-registration is required. Cost: $8 for residents; $10 with a non resident recreation card; $13 for a guest. Swing Dancing – Saturday, July 13, 7 p.m. at Largo Community Center. Enjoy an evening of socializing and dancing on a 5,600 square foot hardwood floor. Free lessons from 7 to 8 p.m. and a DJ dance from 8 to 11 p.m. Cost $7 with recreation card, $8 without. Spinal Dysfunction Seminar – Wednesday, July 14, 1:30 p.m. at the grand Villa. The Grand Villa of Largo will host a seminar that will focus on common causes and solutions, and what treatment options are available. Refreshments will be served. Free. Tinnitus Support Group – Thursday, July 18, 5:30 p.m. at Audiology Innovations, 13127 66th St. N. The support group is staring back up again with a hearing loss and tinnitus seminar, including a guest speaker followed by a Q and A. Free. PALM HARBOR Green Invaders – Thursday, July 11, 2 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. at the Library on Nebraska Avenue. Over 300 ''aliens'' live in Florida, from walking catfish to boa constrictors and Brazilian pepper trees; find out how to help native species survive species that invade their native habitat. Offered at two times: 2 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. Cost: Free (registration required). Disaster Preparedness Training Class – Friday, July 12, 6 p.m.; Saturday, July 13, 8 a.m. and Sunday, July 14, 12:30 p.m. at the East Lake Tarpon Fire Station 57. East Lake Community Emergency Response Team will present a basic certification course for individuals age 14 and older that covers basic skills that are important to know in a disaster when emergency services are not available. Topics covered include fire safety, disaster medical operations, search and rescue and course review, final exam and a hands-on disaster simulation. Free. 50-Plus Singles Mingle – Friday, July 12, 7 p.m., at the Cabaret Dance Club on U.S. 19. Suncoast Singles Club invites single men and women age 50 and older to socialize and dance at weekly parties. Membership not required. Cost $8 at the door. Puppy Manners – Saturday, July 13, 10 a.m. at the Palm Harbor Activity Center. Puppies need training. This is a four week class that takes place on Saturdays. For puppies - ages 8 to 16 weeks, the class focuses on socialization skills, problem prevention/solving, and beginning puppy behavior. Cost: $45-$80. Doggy Manners – Saturday, July 13, 11: 30 a.m. at the Palm Harbor Activity Center. This is a 4 week class for adult dogs that takes place on Saturdays. For dogs older than 16 weeks, the class focuses on socialization skills, problem prevention/solving, and beginning puppy behavior. Cost: $45-$80. Master Gardener Plant Clinic – Wednesday, July 17, 10 a.m. at the Palm Harbor Library. Bring gardening questions and plant samples to Pinellas County Master Gardeners who provide a weekly gardening help desk for the public. Free. Tai Chi for Movement and Balance – Monday and Wednesday, July 15 and July 17, at Palm Harbor Library. The fall-prevention program for seniors was developed at the Oregon Research Institute. Two skill levels are offered: Beginner’s class at 2 p.m. Intermediate class at 1 p.m. Free. Sing Barbershop Harmony – Every Monday at 6:45 p.m. The Centre, 1500 16th St. Sharpen your singing skills, establish lasting friendships, enrich your life and the lives of others and have fun as a member of the Palm Harbor Crystal-Aires Men's Barbershop four-part harmony group. SAFETY HARBOR Practice SAT Test – Saturday, July 13, 10 a.m. at the Public Library. Select Choice College Prep and Tutoring will be holding a practice SAT test and informational session for high school students. While the students are taking the practice SAT test, parents are welcomed to attend the informational session to understand the test, its scores, and how it relates to scholarships and college acceptance. Registration required. Call (727) 724-1525. Tricky Dogs Show – Tuesday, July 16, 1 p.m. at the Public Library. Laughter is guaranteed at this fast paced, high energy comedy dog act, starring six little terriers, one poodle and their pet human Rick Martin. All ages welcome. Free. Create Serenity Garden Class – Wednesday, July 17, 9:30 a.m. at the Public Library. Certified horticultural professional Jackie Rhea-Almeida will discuss serenity gardens with topics including noise reduction techniques, colors for relaxation, textures to consider, space use, plant resources and balancing time between maintenance and meditation. Bring a plant. Free. Writers’ Group – Wednesday, July 17, 6 p.m. at Public Library. The Story Circle Network writers group, facilitated by author and writing coach, Jan Golden meets monthly and helps writers share stories of their lives and raise public awareness of the importance of personal histories. Free.