Community Calendar - Upcoming Events

Summer Camp – Summer camps at the Belleair Rec Center are underway and run through August 16. The week of August 5 includes programs on Morning Summer Camp, Camp Rec, Camp Build It, Scrapbooking Camp, Speed Camp and Teen Camp. Camps are geared for children ages 6 – 12. The camps emphasize safety, relationship building, and fun. For registration and calendar information, visit or call (727) 518-3728.
Belleair's Got Air – Register for Coach Steve's basketball program – “3 on 3 Basketball Tournament.” The tournament will begin August 10. Age brackets range from 5th-8th grade. T-shirts and backpacks will be distributed to all players. Great prizes will be awarded for first place teams. Cost is $80 per team. For more information, call (727) 518-3728.
First Friday Open Studio – Friday, Aug. 2, 4 p.m. at Art Tyrsts Studio, 1190 Kapp Drive. Join the studio for a free artist demo. Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments. Demonstration by guest artists Wayne & Deborah Dabinet of Moonfish Bay Gallery. Free.
Project: Shattered Silence – Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (August 1-3) 7:30 p.m. each night at Ruth Eckerd Hall. The project returns with an all-new original production “Traveling”, which revisits former members of 'P:SS' and brings them back to continue their stories of where life has taken them. Cost $19.50.
Fireside Concert Series & Drum Circles – Saturday, Aug. 3, 7 p.m., at Moccasin Lake Nature Park. Enjoy the music of local artists and bands under the stars at the Park s Fire Circle mini amphitheater. During intermission, enjoy beverages and toast marshmallows around the campfire. Those with some camping cookout skills can make delicious s'mores. All the fixings provided. In case of inclement weather, the concert is moved indoors.2750 Park Trail Ln. Call (727) 793-2976.
Back to School Donation Drive & Open House – Saturday, Aug. 3, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Ice Cold Air Discount Auto Repair, 1180 Court St. FREE BRAKE PADS & COURTESY CHECK for School Supply Donations to benefit The Homeless Emergency Project. Donations accepted through August 3.
Paddle to Cure Diabetes – Saturday, August 3, 9 a.m. at the Sand Key Intracoastal park, 1001 Gulf Blvd.The Tampa Bay Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is having a Paddle to Cure Diabetes event, which will include a six-mile distance race for competitive paddle boarders, kayaks, and OC1s, a three-mile short course for beginners or those who prefer a shorter course, and kids paddling events. Cost $30. (727) 344-2873.
Runaway Modeling Workshop – Saturday, Aug. 3, 12:30 p.m. at the East Library, 2251 Drew St. Ro Martinez teaches teens how to model on a runway, with a fashion show finale on August 3. Free.
Lucky Stiff – Through August 4 at the Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole Street. The 1988 musical farce is full of plots twists that start when the curtain opens and a man in silk pajamas is murdered. Visit or call (727) 446-1360. Cost: Adults $22; students $13.
Business Licenses, Permits and Legal Requirements – Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 12 noon at the Pinellas County Economic Development Center, 13805 58th St. N, Suite 1-200. In order to operate your business, you must comply with a wide range of local, state and federal rules. We can give you the resources and tools to help you navigate through this process. Learn more detailed information on specific local permits, state requirements, and federal licenses. Cost $10.
Australasian Bromeliad Conference – Tuesday, Aug. 6, 7 p.m. at the Hope Presbyterian Church. The Florida West Coast Bromeliads Society meets with information on bromeliad care, plus plants for sale. Doors open at 7 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m. Church not affiliated with Bromeliad Society. Program shows highlights of recent bromeliad conference in New Zealand.
Downtown Summer Market – Wednesday, Aug. 7, 8:30 a.m. 500 block of Cleveland Street. Includes fresh produce, prepared foods, fresh local nuts and music. Free.
Hospital Decontamination Operation Training – Thursday, Aug. 8, 8:30 a.m., at Morton Plant Hospital 455 Pinellas St. This is a basic 8 hour training program for either a new member to join the decontamination team or for an existing member to achieve the 8 hours of mandatory training. Presentations and classroom exercises include Decontamination of Radioactive Patients, and Special Needs Patients, equipment familiarization, and deployment of TVI portable showers.
Country Night with Eric Paslay – Friday, Aug. 9, 5:30 p.m., during the Clearwater Threshers Game, Bright House Networks Field.  Paslay wrote “Friday Night” (Lady A), “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” (Jake Owen), and “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” (Eli Young Band).
Men Are Dogs – Each Friday – Saturday at 8 p.m. and each Sunday at 2 p.m., starting August 9-August 25 at the West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N. The West Coast Players present this comedy by Joe Simonelli and directed by David Middleton that finds the humor in the difficulties men and women encounter as they search for Mr. and Ms. Right. Tickets: $17 each or $15 each for groups of 10 or more.
Back to School Bash - Saturday, Aug. 10, 6-9 p.m. at the Hope Presbyterian Church, 1698 S Belcher Rd. Free and open to the community. Picnic style food will be available for purchase. Free give-aways. The first 10 families in need of assistance with school supplies to contact the church may be awarded a voucher for a fully loaded backpack. Email your information to or call (727) 531-3200. Only one backpack will be distributed per family and must be a local resident.
Senior Singles Dance – SCIPS,  a 50+ nonprofit Tampa Bay senior singles club, will host a "Cheeseburger in Paradise Night” dance party on Saturday, August 10, from 7-10 PM at Colreavy Hall, 820 Jasmine Way. Enjoy live music by the popular "Just Us Duo" in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Couples welcome. The dance is open to the public. Admission is $7 cash. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Free door prizes. BYOB permitted. No reservations needed.  Casual Florida/Margaritaville attire acceptable. For more information, call Janet 461-7104 or visit
Clearwater Hope Fest Planning – Vendor registration for the annual craft fair and silent auction, sponsored by Hope Presbyterian Church on November 2, is underway. If you are interested in becoming a participant or vendor, visit for more information including the registration form. Deadline is October 1. Contact or call (727) 531-3299.
Sunsets at Pier 60 – Bring along a blanket or low lawn chair for free concerts and movies in at Park 60. Free concerts: Friday, August 2, 6:30 p.m. music by Island Boys and Saturday, August 3, 6:30 p.m. music by Ferengata. Free movies: Friday, August 2, “Dolphin Tale” (PG) and Saturday, August 3, “The Hunger Games” (PG-13). Show begins around dusk. Free. Weather permitting.
Pier 60 Sunset 5K Race – Friday, August 2, 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.
Sunshine State Outdoor Volleyball – Saturday, Aug. 10, 8 a.m., at Pier 60 Park. The volleyball organization started in 2006 and has been successful in running beach volleyball player tournaments on the west coast of Florida for six years. SSOVA is fully funded beach volleyball tour supported by the beach volleyball players.
Be Sun Smart - Free Skin Cancer Screenings – Saturday, Aug. 10, 9 a.m. -3:30 p.m. at Pier 60 Pavilion. Stop by and get screened for skin cancer by trained professionals from Moffitt Cancer Center. Suncreen samples and educational information will be available. For more information, contact Lois Rendian (813) 745-2625.
Making Waves – Thursday, Aug. 15, 6-8 p.m., in Bright House Theater at Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Mom and Grandmother Celebration – First Friday of every month at Art from the Heart Cafe Pottery Shop. Moms and grandmothers enjoy painting at the shop. No studio fees when accompanied by painting child(ren). Save $8.
Upper Pinellas Singles – Tuesday, Aug. 6, 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.
Purple Heart Recognition Day – Wednesday, Aug. 7, 10 a.m. at the Purple Heart Park, 300 Main St. City officials cordially invite the public to celebrate the sixth anniversary of the Purple Heart Recognition Day. RSVP by calling (727) 812-4531.
Wine and Art Walk – Friday, Aug. 9, 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.
Family Story Hour & Craft Day – Saturday, Aug. 10, 1:30 p.m. at Honeymoon Island State. Join the Nature Center's docents when they read children's stories that pertain to the beautiful state of Florida and the wildlife that call it home.
Homeowners Association Happy Hour – Second Thursday of every month. 6-7:30 p.m. All residents welcomed, even if you're not a member. Next gathering is August 8 at the Salt Rock Grill.
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
Stuff The Bus For Kids – Friday, Aug. 2, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Largo Mall. More than 2,000 Pinellas County children live in foster care and more than 3,000 students experience homelessness. One in five children lives in poverty. Help provide students with the tools they need to succeed. All school supply donations will be accepted.
Preparing For Your Fall Vegetable Garden – Friday, Aug. 2, 10 a.m., at the Pinellas County Cooperative Extension. Have you always wanted to grow your own vegetables? Join Urban Horticulture Extension Agent, Theresa Badurek, for an introduction to setting up a vegetable garden. Learn about site selection and layout, great veggies and varieties for this area. Free. Recommended for adults. For more information, call (727) 582-2109.
Pet Expo of Pinellas – Saturday, Aug. 3, 9 a.m. at the Minnreg Hall, 6340 126th Ave. The Humane Society of Pinellas is holding a pet expo featuring pet adoptions, vendors, a pet fashion show, a raffle, a doggie splash zone and other pet-related activities; Call (727) 433-3134. Visit www.humanesocietyof
Bay Area Singles Dance – Sunday, Aug. 4, 6 p.m. at City Hall. Best place for area singles and friends to meet. Every Sunday approximately 150 singles of all ages join us. Extensive music library offered. Dress to Impress!
Croc Encounters – Friday, Aug. 9, 2 p.m. at City Hall. Meet real critters at this interactive animal show.
Itty Bitty Splashtime – Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through August 16 starting at 9:30 a.m., at the Highland Recreation Complex. Parents and caregivers can enjoy the companionship of other parents and caregivers while their children ages 5 and younger enjoy the cool waters of the pool's splash area. Cost: $1.50.
Grand Ole Gospel Opry – Sunday, Aug. 18, 6 p.m. at the Worship Center of the First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks. For more information about the old fashion, southern gospel music concert call (727) 595-3421 or visit
First Friday Food Truck Rally – Friday, Aug 2, 5-9 p.m.  downtown. Tampa Bay Food Truck Rally brings its trucks to Old Palm Harbor on the first Friday of each month. Enjoy some amazing cuisine from some of the best food trucks the Tampa Bay Region.
Auditions for the musical "The Last Room" – Sunday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m. at the Venue Theatre, 9125 US Hwy 19 N. at Mainlands Blvd. The play tells the story of the Nativity from the view point of the innkeeper, and how it affected his life.  Director Vic Carr is seeking 12 men (30-60) and 3 women (30-50+); all should be good singers, minimal choreography.  Those auditioning should prepare 16 bars of a ballad from a musical and bring sheet music in their key (or a CD accompaniment in their key). Show dates are December 6 - 22.  All roles receive a stipend based on ticket sales. For questions and a complete list of characters contact Venue at (727) 822-6194 or
Small Business Awards and 5th Birthday Bash – Sunday, Aug. 4, 10:30 a.m., at the Safety Harbor Resort & Spa. It's time to honor the companies that exemplify Tampa Bay's vibrant independent business community. Event admission includes the awards ceremony and the full Sunday brunch. All guests will also receive a complimentary day pass to the resort, discounts to spa services and LocalShops1's commemorative call to action poster.
Teen Clothing Swap – Saturday, Aug. 10, 2-4 p.m., at the Public Library. Teens get ready for a whole new wardrobe. Drop off your unwanted, clean, and gently used clothing (no undergarments) by August 5 and swap them for new-to-you items on August 10.
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