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• Friday, Jan. 20, 2017
Heissler Organ Concert Series
ST. PETERSBURG – As part of the Heissler Organ Concert Series, David Enlow will perform Friday, Jan. 20, 7:30 p.m., at the Music Center of St. Petersburg College, 6605 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg.

Enlow, a member of the organ faculty at the Juilliard School and music director for Church of the Resurrection, Manhattan, will be presented for a third concert appearance at St. Petersburg College.

Admission is $10 for adults and free for students and SPC staff with a current ID card.

Call 727-341-4360.
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More than just a Band-Aid
ST. PETERSBURG – “More than just a Band-Aid,” a program on wound care, will be presented Friday, Jan. 20, 2 to 3 p.m., at the Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay, 1255 Pasadena Ave. S., St. Petersburg.

The free program will include a lecture and interactive discussion with Dr. Steven LeVine, a well-known and prestigious vascular surgeon who will speak on advanced wound healing.

For information, call 727-498-3854.
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Palm Harbor Montessori benefit
CLEARWATER – Bill Haley’s Comets will perform Friday, Jan. 20, at Banquet Masters, 13355 49th St., Clearwater. The show will feature Bill Haley’s Comets along with special guest Elliott Smith, a magician and comedian. Cost is $50, which includes a full dinner, the show and dancing. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by the show at 8 p.m.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Palm Harbor Montessori Academy PTO.

Call 727-238-0267 or visit www.smttest.com /phmaevent.
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Rally Around Town food truck
ST. PETERSBURG – The first-ever Rally Around Town food truck event of 2017 will take place Friday, Jan. 20, 6 to 9 p.m., at the Pier Aquarium’s Marine Discovery Center, 250 Eighth Ave. SE, St. Petersburg.

The event will feature 10 food trucks and a theme of Burger Bash. The movie “Good Burger” will be playing on the big screen and each truck will be doing a take on the classic hamburger.

Admission and parking are free. Beer, wine and sangria will be available for purchase.

This month’s featured trucks are Bacon Boss, Empamamas, Vanchetta, Maggie on the Move, Merica, Flip’n Tasty, Twisted Iron, St. Pete Taco Lady, Cajun in a Truck and Craving Donuts.
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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.

Call Sally for more information at 727-893-7101.
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• Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017
Wildflower photography hike
ST. PETERSBURG – A wildflower photography hike will be offered Saturday, Jan. 21, 8:30 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg.

Participants will have an opportunity to hike the preserve in search of that perfect photo. This free program provides great opportunities for photographers of all levels to hone their skills. After a brief classroom session, preserve volunteers highlight seasonal features of the preserve, as well as specific wildlife behaviors that help participants capture the natural beauty of Weedon Island Preserve.

Registration is required.

Call 727-453-6500 or visit www.weedonislandpreserve.eventbrite.com.
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Community concert
CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Community Jazz Band and the Clearwater Community Concert Band will perform from 2 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 21 at Countryside High School auditorium, at the corner of SR 580 and McMullen Booth Road.

There is no cost to attend the performance. For more information, visit www:clearwatercommunityband.com or call Jim Roth at 727-365-8017.
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Cornhole tournaments
PINELLAS PARK – The Pinellas Park/Gateway Chamber of Commerce hosts a cornhole tournament and beanbag toss the third Saturday of each month at 4 p.m., at the German American Society, 8098 66th St.

Cost is $30 for a two-member team. Individuals can be paired with a teammate on site; Businesses, families and individuals are welcome.

Call the Chamber at 544-4777.
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Countryside High School concert
CLEARWATER – A concert will be presented Saturday, Jan. 21, 1 to 4 p.m., in the auditorium at Countryside High School, 3000 State Road 580, Clearwater.

The Clearwater Community Jazz Band will perform first, followed by the Clearwater Community Concert Band. Admission is free but donations are encouraged. Doors will open at 1 p.m.

For information, visit www:clearwatercommunityband.com.
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Footprints on the Land hike
TARPON SPRINGS – The Footprints on the Land Hike will be offered Saturday, Jan. 21, 9 to 10:30 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs.

Certified hike guides will lead a free hike along the Education Center Trail. Attendees will learn of the many “footprints” that be found during this 0.75-mile walk. Sturdy closed-toed shoes are a must. Water and hat are recommended. An adult must accompany children under the age of 16. Those younger than age 6 may find the hike challenging.

Registration is required.

Call 727-453-6800 or visit www.brookercreekpreserve.eventbrite.com.
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Free guided nature walk
LARGO – A free guided nature walk will be offered Saturday, Jan. 21, 9 a.m., at McGough Nature Park, 11901 146th St. N., Largo.

Each month, hikers have an opportunity to take a guided walk through the woods, seeking out animals at the different Largo Nature Parks. Donations are kindly accepted. To preregister for a hike, call 727-518-3047.
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Paddle the Preserve program
ST. PETERSBURG – Paddle the Preserve will be presented Saturday, Jan. 21, 9 to noon, at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg.

UF/IFAS Extension Florida Sea Grant and Florida-Friendly Landscaping agents will lead a 2-hour paddle through the coastal ecosystems of Weedon Island Preserve. While paddling, attendees will learn about the coastal habitats including the mangrove forests and seagrass flats, as well as the wildlife that call these places home. The program is recommended for ages 12 and older.

Cost is $20 a person. Preregistration is required. To register, visit weedonislandpreserve.eventbrite.com.

For details, call 727-453-6522 or 727-453-6524.
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Pinellas/Gateway Chamber installation gala
PINELLAS PARK – The Pinellas/Gateway Chamber of Commerce will host its annual installation gala Saturday, Jan. 21, 6 to 10 p.m., at Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N., Pinellas Park.

Michael Whitaker of Wellcare will embark on his second term as chamber president. Officers for 2017 include Dr. Daniel Strauss of National University of Health Sciences, president-elect; Nancy Hodges of OPTEK Division (retired), treasurer; and Terry England of England Bros. Construction, secretary. Current elected and appointed board members also will be installed and continuing board members will be recognized. Small, Medium, Large, and Nonprofit Business Awards will be presented along with the Citizen of the Year and the Youth Citizen of the Year.

Social hour will begin at 6 p.m. and dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m. A cash bar will be available.

Cost to reserve a table for eight is $400. Cost is $50 a person. Visit www.pinellasparkchamber.com.
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St. Pete Beach Community Center Yard Sale
ST. PETE BEACH – More than 50 vendors will be offering their wares Saturday, Jan. 21, 8 a.m. to noon, at the St. Pete Beach Community Center Yard Sale. Vendors will be located inside and outside of the facility at 7701 Boca Ciega Drive.

Vendor space is still available. A 10-foot by 10-foot space is $15 for St. Pete Beach residents and $17.50 for nonresidents.

For information, call 727-363-9245 or visit www.spbrec.com.
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Teen Chat
ST. PETERSBURG – The upcoming Robofest World Competition will be discussed at a Teen Chat meeting Saturday, Jan. 21, 4-5:30 p.m., at the St. Petersburg Main Library, 3745 Ninth Ave. N.

The Robofest competition is scheduled to take place in St. Petersburg in June.

For information or to reserve a space at the meeting, email info@awillandway.org.

A Will & Way, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization that provides mentoring and leadership training and opportunities to youth from all backgrounds and women who are survivors of domestic violence, is the host of the meeting.
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The Return the Preserve Work Day
TARPON SPRINGS – The Return the Preserve Work Day will take place Saturday, Jan. 21, 8 to 11 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs.

The focus will be on areas within Brooker Creek Preserve where participants can apply some hands-on help removing exotic invaders or overgrown native vines. It is hard work but it is rewarding work.

Attendees should meet in the parking lot at 7:45 a.m. and should bring clippers, loppers, and handsaws as well as gloves, hat and sunscreen. Long sleeved shirts, jeans and closed-toed shoes are recommended. Breakfast snacks and water will be provided.

For information or to sign up, email Evan Earle at eearlejr@gmail.com.
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Tree planting program
TARPON SPRINGS – A Tree Planting Imperative will be presented Saturday, Jan. 21, 10:30 a.m. to noon, at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs.

This free program will focus on the importance of planting trees because they are being removed faster than they are being replaced. The program will include a discussion of planting the right tree in the right place and the need to replace the thousands of trees that will be lost in the coming decades, both public and private.

The class will be led by Steve Hanas of Pinellas County Forestry. Registration is required.

To register, visit www.brookercreekpreserve.eventbrite.com.

For information, call 727-453-6800.
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• Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017
Christian Unity Ecumenical Prayer Service
SEMINOLE – This year’s Christian Unity Ecumenical Prayer Service will take place Sunday, Jan. 22, 3 p.m., at Saint Justin Martyr Catholic Church, 10851 Ridge Road, Seminole.

On the occasion of the 500th anniversary year of the beginnings of the Reformation, the theme is “Reconciliation – The Love of Christ Compels Us.” It finds its origins in Pope Francis’ 2013 Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel). The service will take place at 3 p.m. followed by fellowship and refreshments. All are invited.
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Corey Avenue Sunday Market
ST. PETE BEACH – The Corey Avenue Sunday Market, located on Corey Avenue between Boca Ciega Avenue and Gulf Boulevard on St. Pete Beach, is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 2-May 28.

The market supports 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. For information, visit www.TampaBayMarkets.com.

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Kirkin’ of the Tartans
CLEARWATER – The Kirkin’ of the Tartans, an age-old tradition blessing and honoring Presbytery’s Scottish Heritage, will take place Sunday, Jan. 22, 10:15 a.m., at Hope Presbyterian Church, 1698 S. Belcher Road, Clearwater.

Highland Presbyterian Church has long blessed the community with an awe-inspiring display of music, heritage, history and faith. Attendees will have an opportunity to enjoy this beautiful day as well at the combined service being held at Hope Presbyterian. The public and visitors are welcome.

For information, call 727-531-3200 or visit www.hopefamily.com.
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