POW-MIA flag dedication CLEARWATER – A local chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America will host the dedication of a large POW-MIA flag Friday, May 27, 11 a.m., at Walker Ford, 17556 U.S. 19 N.
The ceremony, open to the public, will honor missing U.S. servicemen and women from all wars and conflicts.
Notables scheduled to speak are U.S. Rep. David Jolly, R-Florida, and Edward Dement, national commander of American Ex-Prisoners of War.
An honor guard comprised of members of American Legion posts 125 and 273 will provide a gun salute. A bagpiper and a military bugler will play.
American Legion riders and representatives of the Patriot Guard and Rolling Thunder organizations will be on hand.
Connections @ Park Station PINELLAS PARK – The Pinellas Park/Gateway Chamber of Commerce hosts Connections @ Park Station, 5851 Park Blvd., Room 101, a free networking event, on the second and fourth Fridays of the month at 8:30 a.m. Contact Carl Lucchi at 458-7863 for more information.
Crafts for veterans PINELLAS PARK – The Pinellas Park Senior Center, 7625 59th St. N., will offer a weekly craft workshop for veterans on Fridays, 1 to 4 p.m.
Projects, which are donated by the Help Hospitalized Veterans Program, include model cars, wood projects, leatherwork, needlecrafts, poster art, beadwork and more.
The crafts aid in rehabilitation, and are designed to restore coordination and impaired motor skills, improve attention spans and concentration, and relieve symptoms of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and other conditions.
Bring proof of Military Service for free project. Work at the center or take it home.
Fiesta of Learning LARGO – Ridgecrest Elementary will be host its annual Fiesta of Learning event on Friday, May 27, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the school, 1901 119th St.
Students will showcase projects and work they have completed, as well as do presentations for other classes to enjoy. Parents and families are welcome to come out and see the wonderful learning that has been taking place, as well as to enjoy lunch with their children.
Meet State Rep. Ahern for coffee LARGO – State Rep. Larry Ahern will be hosting a “Meet Your Representative for Coffee” event from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Friday, May 27, at Ted’s Luncheonette, 1201 Clearwater-Largo Road.
For information, call 727-395-2512 or email email@example.com.
Rio Synchro Carnival Water Show LARGO – The Rio Synchro Carnival Water Show will be coming to Southwest Pool on Friday, May 27. A free clinic will begin at 6 p.m. and it includes free tickets to the show for participants, who are asked to bring a bathing suit, towel and goggles.
Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and children. Raffles and concessions will be available.
For more information and tickets, contact Diane at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 727-698-2625.
Senior investment club ST. PETERSBURG – A senior investment club conducts discussions every Friday at 10 a.m. at the Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth St. N.
The free club is open to the public and will feature discussions on anything related to investing. Share your best picks or your worst picks. Ask questions, give your opinion. It’s all about education and fun.
West Coast Swing dance lessons SEMINOLE – Free West Coast Swing dance lessons are offered on Fridays, 6 p.m., at Crystal Blue Ballroom, 10527 Park Blvd. N.
Lessons are free for anyone under the age of 30.
Call Renee at 698-0171 for more information.
Lake Chautauqua Park tour CLEARWATER – A free walking tour will be offered Saturday, May 28, 9 a.m., at Lake Chautauqua Park, 2671 Enterprise Road.
Participants will hit the trails with volunteer guides to explore various parks while learning about the history, wildlife and other interesting facts about these destinations. Snacks, water, insect repellent, binoculars and cameras are all recommended. Most parks do not have water fountains or restrooms.
Misa en Español SEMINOLE – St. Justin, Martyr Catholic Church recently added a Misa en Español every Saturday at 6 p.m.
Other Masses are presented Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8:45 and 10:45 a.m. (in English); and Sunday, 7 p.m. (in Portuguese). Daily Mass is at 8:30 a.m., preceded by the Rosary.
The Rev. Gerald Hendry is the Pastor.
St. Justin, Martyr is at 10851 Ridge Road in Seminole.
For information, call 397-3312 or visit stjustinmartyr.net.
Nar-Anon meeting OLDSMAR – A Nar-Anon group meets Saturdays, 10 a.m., at United Methodist Church, 207 Buckingham Ave.
Nar-Anon, a 12-step support group for families and friends of addicts, is a worldwide fellowship that offers help by sharing experience, strength and hope. The group is designed for those affected by someone’s addiction.
For additional information, visit naranonfl.org or call 1-888-947-8885.
Open car and truck show LARGO – An open car and truck show will take place Saturday, May 28, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Ker’s WingHouse, 7369 Ulmerton Road.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Kathryne Mezerowski Memorial Scholarship at St. Petersburg College. Preregistration cost is $15. Registration on the day of the show is $20. Participants should provide name, phone, vehicle make, model, and year via email to email@example.com or text to 727-459-3688.
There will be door prizes, music, trophies. Dash plaques awarded to first 20 preregistered participants.
Event sponsors include Mamas Kitchen, Golden Bear Restaurant, Sunrise Restaurant, Tires Plus, Publix at Bardmoor, Bloomin’ Brands, Laredo Car Wash, Mr. Hotshine Car Wash, Harbor Freight Tools, and Toppers Creamery.
Pierce Street Market CLEARWATER – Pierce Street Market takes place Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., October through May, by the Clearwater Harbor Marina, under the Memorial Causeway Bridge.
It features a curated lineup of food trucks, local artisans and independent businesses selling jewelry, clothes, vintage items, crafts, food products and more.
Local businesses interested in participating may apply on the market’s website, piercestreetmarket.com. LocalShops1 artist and business members receive reduced vendor fees. For information, email Natalie Nagengast at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Republican Club translation services CLEARWATER – The Hispanic Republican Club of Pinellas County offers translation services, citizenship classes and other assistance on Saturdays at its office at 1167 Woodlawn St. The office is open on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All services are free of charge.
Other services include notary public, legal consultation, English as a second language classes and voter registration.
For information, go by the office, call Chely Hernandez-Miller at 434-4008 or email email@example.com.
Spanish-language services CLEARWATER – The outreach office of the Pinellas County Hispanic Republican Club, 1161 Woodlawn St., is open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to provide services to people for whom Spanish is their primary language.
All services are free.
Assistance is available for Translations, Notary public, Legal consultation, English as a second language classes, Citizenship classes and Voter registration.
Wildflower Garden Club meeting TARPON SPRINGS – The Friends of Brooker Creek Preserve will be getting their gardening hands dirty in the preserve’s wildflower garden on Saturday, May 28, 8 to 10 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs.
Wildflower Garden Club participants should bring garden gloves and a hat. Morning snacks are usually provided. The activity is free and advance registration is not required.
Corey Sunday Market ST. PETE BEACH – The popular Corey Avenue Sunday Market is open Sundays, October through May, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The market, features 50 to 80 vendors who sell a variety of locally produced and homemade items including produce, plants, take home foods, ready to eat lunch bites, hand crafts, eco-friendly and fair trade products.
This season will be the second that Tampa Bay Markets has managed the market in conjunction with the Corey Avenue Business Association.
Paddleboard yoga ST. PETE BEACH – Residents will have an opportunity to strengthen their core and find relaxation on the water with paddleboard Yoga at the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center. Classes are held on Sundays at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and on Mondays at 7:30 p.m.
The class is good for first-time paddlers or those looking to expand their existing practice. Each class will include basic paddling instruction and gentle yoga on the water.
Reservations are required. Limited space is available.
The cost is $15 for St. Pete Beach residents or $17 for a nonresident.
To reserve your spot call the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center at 363-9264.
United Ostomy support group meeting ST. PETERSBURG – The United Ostomy Associations of America affiliated support group of St. Petersburg will meet Sunday, May 29, 2 p.m., in the auditorium at St. Anthony’s Hospital, 1200 Seventh Ave. N.
Attendees will have an opportunity to discuss their problems with others who have experienced the same doubts and questions. Meetings are free and reservations are not required.
For information, call Millie at 727-687-7584, Bill at 727-657-0998 or Letty at 727-522-3637.