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Ballot referendum topic at GOP meeting
BELLEAIR — The Belleair Women’s Republican Club’s monthly meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Belleair Country Club, 1 Country Club Lane.
Cost is $22. For reservations, contact Pat Watts at (727) 595-1791 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Sherrie Morton at email@example.com. Credit cards won’t be accepted.
Speakers will address the Pinellas ballot referendum on Nov. 4. Voters will decide whether to approve an additional penny tax for the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority to build a light-rail system and put more buses on the road. Barbara Heselden will represent the group No Tax for Tracks, while County Commissioner Susan Latvala will represent the group Greenlight Pinellas, which supports the referendum.
Golf club to host first Taste of The Bluffs
BELLEAIR — The Belleview Biltmore Golf Club, 1501 Indian Rocks Road, and Green Golf Partners will have a 10-year lease celebration and the first annual Taste of The Bluffs from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.
A $4 donation benefits the Belleair Community Foundation and Gracie’s Big Splash.
Plenty of summer camp options for kids
BELLEAIR — The Belleair Recreation Department is gearing up for a busy summer with full-day camps for children ages 6 – 12 at the Dimmitt Community Center, located at 918 Osceola Rd.
A summer camp activities include games, challenges, and wacky competitions with the emphasis on safety, relationship building, and fun. Both morning and afternoon camps are available.
For details, visit www.belleairrec.com.
SCIPS to host May Day dance
CLEARWATER — SCIPS, a 50+ nonprofit Tampa Bay senior singles club, will host a “May Day Dance Party” from 7-10 p.m. May 10 at Colreavy Hall, 820 Jasmine Way.
Music will be provided by Carlos. The dance is open to the public and couples. Admission is $7 cash. Reservations are not required and casual dressy attire is acceptable.
Call Janet at (727) 461-7104 or visit http://scips.tripod.com.
Golf tournament to benefit Clearwater High football
LARGO — Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer and New York Jet Donnie Abraham will host the second annual Celebrity Golf Tournament on June 7 to benefit Clearwater High School’s Tornadoes football program.
Registration starts at 7 a.m. and the shotgun start is at 8 at Bardmoor Golf and Tennis Club, 8001 Cumberland Road.
Besides 18 holes of golf and use of a cart, participants will receive a goody bag, range balls, continental breakfast, hot lunch, photos, prizes and the opportunity to meet several sport celebrities. Buffalo Wild Wings of Largo will set up a table on one of the holes so golfers can sample wings and sauces.
Mulligans will be available, along with a $10,000 hole-in-one opportunity and hole contests with prizes.
Download a registration form at http://tinyurl.com/mg5ony7. For details, call (727) 403-4516 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLEARWATER BEACH &
Sunsets at Pier 60
CLEARWATER BEACH — Bring a blanket or low lawn chair for free music and films starting at 4 p.m., weather permitting. Free concert: Friday – Jimmy & Roy and Saturday – Beachbilles. Free movies: Friday – no movie and Saturday – “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” (PG-13). Shows begin around dusk.
Sign up for summer sailing adventures
SAND KEY – Registration is now underway for sailing camps for youngsters from 5 to 17 years old, at the Clearwater Community Sailing Center, located at 1001 Gulf Blvd. on Sand Key.
The sailing center offers programs for all skill levels and backgrounds starting with 5-year-olds to experienced sailors and those who have Olympic dreams.
Call (727) 517-7776 or visit www.clearwatercommunitysailing.org.
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH
Library seeks volunteers
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — The Indian Rocks Beach Library, 1507 Bay Palm Blvd., is looking for volunteers to help Mondays through Fridays: from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 1 to 5 p.m.
Year-round residents are preferred. Helpers are needed to cover the circulation desk and interact with library patrons. People who are comfortable using a computer, love being surrounded by books and enjoy meeting new people may come in to fill out an application or contact Librarian Laurie Talerico at email@example.com or (727) 596-1822.
LARGO Relay For Life benefit this weekend
LARGO — Relay For Life teams will camp out in Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, from 6 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Saturday.
Teams of people from all walks of life enjoy activities and entertainment while raising money to fight cancer and raise awareness of cancer prevention.
For information, call (919) 539-5771. The public is invited to attend for free.
How to decorate with African violets
LARGO — Mary Lou Harden will give a talk to the African Violet Society of Pinellas on how to decorate your home with violets at 7 p.m. Monday at Cypress Palms, 400 Lake Ave. NE in Largo. The meeting is open to the public. Refreshments will be provided and a plant raffle will be held. Call (813) 920-7270.
City of Largo events this month
LARGO — Here’s what the city’s calendar offers this month:
• Swing Dance Fridays, $8, from 7 to 11 p.m. each week, Largo Community Center, 400 Alternate Keene Road, (727) 518-3131. Free lessons are offered from 7 to 8, and a dance led by a disk jockey is from 8 to 11 on the 5,600-square-foot sprung hardwood floor. For more information, visit LargoCommunityCenter.com or call (727)518-3131.
• 16th Mayor’s Golf Tournament and first Mayor’s FootGolf Tournament, Saturday, Largo Golf Course, 12500 Vonn Road, (727) 518-3024. Proceeds will support youth summer camp scholarships for local children. The golf tournament will be a scramble with two-person teams and a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The FootGolf event will be a “play your own ball” tournament with two-person teams and a 1 p.m. start. Golf is $45, FootGolf is $35, or play both for $60.
• Train Weekend, free (donations accepted), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, (727) 587-6740, ext. 5014. Ride the miniature trains of Largo Central Railroad on the first full weekend of every month. For photos and a schedule of dates, visit LargoEvents.com.
• Eight O’Clock Theatre presents “Grease,” Friday through May 11 at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, (727) 587-6793. Show times are 8 p.m. each Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sundays. ASL interpreters will be provided during the 8 p.m. performance on May 7. An eight-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals place “Grease” among the world’s most popular musicals. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit LargoArts.com or call (727) 587-6793. Admission is $25.50, $12.50 for students 19 and younger, and $23 for groups of 10 or more.
• Bay Area Singles and Couples Dance, $8, 6 to 10 p.m. Sundays, Largo Community Center, (727) 518-3131. The event, offered since 1997, attracts about 150 singles of all ages each week. An extensive music library promises to fit every taste. Couples also are welcome. For details, visit LargoCommunityCenter.com or call (727) 518-3131.
Highland center to host 5K run, pool party
LARGO — Highland Recreation Complex’s Fun Family 5K and Pool Party starts at 8 a.m. May 17 at 400 Highland Ave. N.E.
Celebrate a healthy lifestyle with the run, then take a dip in the Highland Family Aquatic Center’s pool. Runners will receive a T-shirt and refreshments. The cost for a family of four is $40 if registered by May 10 and $50 after. Individual pricing is $15 by May 10 and $25 after.
For more information, visit HighlandRecreation.com or call (727) 518-3016.
Go behind scenes of theater work
LARGO — Youths interested in working behind the scenes of a theatrical production may attend the Largo Cultural Center’s Technical Theater Production Camp.
Designed for students ages 12-18, the camp from July 28 to Aug. 9 covers such topics as scenery, rigging and audio, sound and lighting equipment. At the end of the camp, participants will apply their new skills to support the production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.”
The camp will be taught by professionals with years of experience in the entertainment industry.
To sign up, visit Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave. N.E., or Southwest Recreation Complex, 13120 Vonn Road. For information on the cost, before and after care and other details, visit LargoArts.com or call (727) 587-6751.
Summer camp scholarships available
LARGO — The city is offering the Juanita Johnson and Rotary Club of Largo Scholarships in addition to the Out of School Time Scholarships (funded by Coordinated Child Care of Pinellas) for children 9 and older.
Scholarship funding will be accepted at Southwest Camps and Bayhead Teen Camp.
Scholarship applications are available now. Completed forms and supporting documentation may be turned in to Highland Recreation Complex or Southwest Recreation Complex.
For information, visit LargoCamps.com or call (727) 518-3016 or (727) 518-3125.
Senior Solos plans two lunches in May
PINELLAS PARK — Senior Solos invites singles 55 and older to two activities in May:
• 1 p.m. Wednesday, lunch at the Cheddar Casual Café, 4101 Park Blvd.;
• 1:30 p.m. May 12, monthly general meeting and potluck luck at the Pinellas Park Senior Center, 7625 59th St. N. Bring a dish to share and $2 or no dish and $5. After lunch, the group will play the game “Two Truths and a Lie.”
Military officers, wives to meet
PINELLAS PARK — The Military Officers Wives Club will meet for a luncheon at 12:15 p.m. May 13 at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd. Social time starts at 11:30 a.m.
The club will install its officers and also have a crazy hat contest.
Former, retired or active duty commissioned military officers’ spouses and their widows, and former, retired or active duty commissioned military female officers are invited. For a reservation, call (727) 397-4146 or (727) 399-1272.
The Military Officers Association meets for lunch on the third Friday of each month. The next luncheon is May 16 at Banquet Masters. Social hour starts at 11 a.m.
Maj. Ed Lillich will lead a memorial service.
Active duty, former or retired military officers and their spouses or widows/widowers are invited. For reservations, call Cmdr. Bill Bolin at (727) 584-1595.
Meet author Cynthia Sandor
SAFETY HARBOR – Author Cynthia A. Sandor will discuss her book, “Through Innocent Eyes,” an account of her mother’s experience and journal entries as a child in Adolph Hitler’s youth movement.
The discussion will be held at 6:30 p.m. May 8 at the Safety Harbor Public Library, located 101 2nd Street N.
For information, call (727) 724-1525 ext. 4112.
Dream workshop planned
SAFETY HARBOR — Jan Golden will present the “Dream Workshop” at 6:30 p.m. May 15 at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 2nd Street N.
In this workshop, you will learn about meaning, symbolism, and how you can use your dreams to awaken your creative and spiritual self along with strategies to record, recall, and understand your dreams.
For information, call (727) 724-1525 ext. 4112.