Community Calendar

PINELLAS COUNTY — The Gazette staff is dedicated to providing residents and visitors a quick, but comprehensive view of events, activities and fun things to do in the community. Events must include organization name, street address, city, date, time, cost and public contact phone number. Ongoing events must be resubmitted once a month. Post to our website, or send an e-mail to Events are published as space permits.

Project: Shattered Silence returns

CLEARWATER — WEDU, in partnership with Ruth Eckerd Hall will host this candid, in-depth look at the real life stories of teenagers in the Tampa Bay Area who share their intriguing, heart-wrenching stories of struggle and survival at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Ruth Eckerd Hall Murray Studio Theater, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road. Ticket price is $15.

West Coast Players present ‘Dog Sees God’

CLEARWATER — ‘Dog Sees God’ will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N. The play imagines characters from the popular comic strip Peanuts as teenagers and all the changes and struggles of that tumultuous time in life. This show is for mature audiences and contains adult themes and language. Tickets are $17 each.

Playhouse to present ‘Beauty and the Beast’

CLEARWATER — Francis Wilson Playhouse will present Beauty and the Beast at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and again at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at 302 Seminole St. The Tampa Bay Performing Arts Academy presents its production of the Disney classic. Tickets are $10-$25. Call (727) 784-6598.

Big screen biography film series begins

CLEARWATER — The Countryside Library, 2741 State Road 580, will present films about a wide variety of influential people from around the globe and throughout history every Wednesday through June 25. The free weekly movie begins at 2 p.m.

Camps offer insight into animal care

CLEARWATER — The Humane Society of Pinellas will be hosting two summer camps:

Animal Explorer Camp: Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., for kids entering 7th or 8th grade. This camp will include presentations by local professionals, crafts and activities that will introduce children to the proper ways to interact with animals.

Animal Career Camp: July 7-11, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., for kids entering 9th or 10th grade. This camp will include activities, demonstrations and presentations about careers in animal care.

Registration is $140 per camper and includes a snack each day, goodie bag and T-shirt. To register, go to or contact Lucy Monette at or (727) 797-7722 Ext. 238.

Tour the Plumb House Museum

CLEARWATER — The Clearwater Historical Society is open on the first and third Thursdays of each month from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., and every Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. located at 1380 South Martin Luther King Avenue.

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.

The museum showcases a variety of antiques and vintage items including uniforms and photos of the Clearwater Bombers, the 10-time Men’s World Fast-Pitch Softball Champions. Many historical documents, early photographic collections, a collection of Clearwater High School yearbooks and period furniture are also on display.

For information on museum tours, call (727) 399-1412 or (727) 709-5540.


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 – Island Boys and Saturday – Patty Sanphy Group . Free movies: Friday – “Daddy Day Care” (PG) and Saturday – “For the Love of the Game” (PG-13). Shows begin around dusk.

Sign up for sailing adventures

SAND KEY — Register for sailing camps 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 at age 5. Call (727) 517-7776 or visit

Summer memberships available at yacht club

CLEARWATER BEACH — The Clearwater Yacht Club is offering summer memberships at a discounted rate now through Sept. 30. For details, contact Virginia in the Clearwater Yacht Club office at (727) 447-6000.


Sunset music series set for Friday

DUNEDIN — Watch the sunset over St. Joseph Sound and enjoy live entertainment by area artists at the free Sunset Music Series which begins at 7 p.m. Friday at Weaver Park, 2750 Bayshore Blvd. Call (727) 812-4530.

Friday movie series

DUNEDIN — “The Monuments Men,” the true story about a World War II platoon tasked by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to find a secret treasure, will be shown at 1 p.m. Friday at the Dr. William E. Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave. Popcorn and drinks are provided. Cost is $2 or $1 with recreation card. Next Friday’s feature is. Call (727) 298-3299.

Words to be celebrated

DUNEDIN — The opening reception for three exhibits celebrating “words” and one honoring the faculty at the Dunedin Fine Art Center begins at 6 p.m. Friday at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd. All four exhibits remain on display through Aug. 17. The cost is $5 and free to members.

Scottish Country dancing open to public

DUNEDIN — Beginner and experienced technique classes are offered each Sunday. No partner is necessary. Beginners will learn basic steps, figures and easy dances and take part in basic level social dancing. The beginner session begins at 6 p.m. and a class for more experienced dancers begins at 7 p.m. The first visit is free; cost is $3 per dance thereafter. The dance takes place at the Scottish American Society Hall, 917 Louden St. Call (727) 787-3805.


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 or (727) 596-1822.


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 information, visit or call (727)518-3131.

• 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 or call (727) 518-3131.

Upcoming dog programs at SPCA

LARGO — The SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N., is offering these upcoming dog programs:

Canine Delinquents Workshop at 2 p.m. Saturday. Instructors teach owners of dogs ages 6-months to 2-years old how to deal with and overcome troublesome puppy behaviors. Cost is $25; $20 for SPCA adopters.

Doga — Yoga with Your Dog at 2 p.m. Sunday. Relax, massage, and meditate in this one-hour bonding exercise tailor-made for humans and their canines. Cost is $15.

Indoor Dog Park opens at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Bring your dog for some play time. A training instructor will be available for supervision. Cost is $5.

Scent-work Workshop at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. This dog sport helps your dog release pent up energy and stimulates learning. Cost is $25.

Go behind the 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 or call (727) 587-6751.


SOS Cat Haven offers special adoption rates

PINELLAS PARK — Save Our Strays is celebrating “Adopt a Shelter Cat Month,” promoted nationally every June, by offering a reduced adoption fee of $35 for all cats 2 years of age and older.

These adult cats are spayed or neutered, current on vaccines and county license and are micro-chipped. Many of these mature felines are lap cats, like Stanley, an affectionate grey and white 2-yearold male; Luka, a mostly white 3-year-old male; Tara, a 5-year-old laid-back Tabby with white paws; and Percy, a solid black fellow that craves attention.

Save Our Strays is a non-profit, no-kill organization dedicated to re-homing cats and kittens. To learn more call (727) 481-5262 or (727) 545-1116 or visit


Public invited to Musical Theater Camp

— Join POSH Drama Club and Standing Ovation for two weeks of theatrical fun. Music, singing, and dancing will result in a production for friends and family to enjoy. Auditions for acting and singing roles will be held July 7 from 6-8 p.m. at the Rigsby Center, 605 2nd St. N. The two week camp will be held July 21 through July 31 for ages 10-17, from 1-4 p.m. and will be held at Safety Harbor Elementary School (535 5th Ave. N.). For information, contact Julie Inman at or (727) 724-1545 Ext. 1152.

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