Freedom Fest OLDSMAR – The Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce plans its seventh annual Freedom Fest celebration May 22-24 on State Street in downtown Oldsmar.
The three-day event will feature non-stop live music, plenty of food, arts and crafts vendors and fun activities for the kids.
Hours are Friday, May 22, 5 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, May 23, noon to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, May 24, noon to 10 p.m.
Admission is $2 per person. Kids 12 and under are free.
Sponsors include Nielsen, TECO Energy, Tampa Bay Downs, Tampa Community Hospital and Sunbelt Rentals.
For more information, contact Mark Howe at 813-855-4233.
Indian Shores market INDIAN SHORES – The Indian Shores Sunday Morning Market is open in the parking lot of the Indian Shores Municipal Center, 19305 Gulf Blvd., every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through May.
The market is free of charge and family friendly. Leashed pets are welcome.
“All of our vendors are local, hands-on owners and operators,” said Market Operations Manager Laura Garrison. “We have organic produce, gourmet foodies and some of the best artists and crafters in the area. And we’re really happy to be part of the Indian Shores community. The administration and the police department of Indian Shores are an incredible group of people to work with.”
Memorial Day Run For The Warriors OLDSMAR – Registration is open for the inaugural Memorial Day Run For The Warriors, a 10K handcycle race, 10K run, 5K run, and 1-mile run/walk to be held on Sunday, May 24 at Oldsmar City Hall.
The registration fee is $35 in advance and $40 the day of the races.
All proceeds from the race will benefit Hope For The Warriors, a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for our service members and our military families.
Veterans and their families, those on active duty and their families, and students all receive a $5 discount.
Beef ‘O’Brady’s Trivia Night SEMINOLE – Beef‘O’Brady’s, 1-799 Park Blvd. N., now offers Trivia Night every Monday, 6 to 8 p.m. The winning team receives a $50 gift certificate. There will be a $5.49 burger with fries special every Monday night. To register a team, call Angel or Mike at 393-2880.
Craft classes at Bay Vista ST. PETERSBURG – Bay Vista Recreation Center, 7000 Fourth St. S., offers craft classes Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m.
They include paper crafts, polymer clay sculpting, felting and more
The cost is $30 for four classes, plus a craft fee.
For more information call 893-7124 or visit www.stpeteparksrec.org.
Memorial Day Ceremony LARGO – Join the City of Largo and the Memorial Day Planning Committee as we honor those who have lost their lives while fighting for our country Monday, May 25, 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Largo Central Park.
This ceremony includes music, a keynote speaker and a time of remembrance through a wreath presentation. For information, call Jessica Newsome at 587-6740, ext. 5014.
Poolside picnic LARGO – Bring the family and a blanket to enjoy your own picnic basket by the pool, during this special Memorial Day session Monday, May 25, noon to 4 p.m., at Highland Family Aquatic Center.
The cost is $12 for individuals or $23 for a group of five or less. Splash’s Snack Bar will be open. No alcohol or glass will be allowed in the facility.
MLK Neighborhood Center Coalition planning sessions CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Martin Luther King Jr. Neighborhood Center Coalition hosts weekly planning sessions every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at 1201 Douglas Ave. It also hosts a neighborhood community market each fourth Saturday, with the June market set for the 28th.
The Community Outreach Team invites people to join them in making phone calls or writing letters to the residents in the neighborhood surrounding the center to inspire neighbors with the progress that is being made.
Pasta and dancing CLEARWATER – The Italian club of Greater Clearwater will host pasta dinners each Tuesday, monthly, from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at 200 S. McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Dancing also will be held on some Saturdays. For information, call 791-8698.
Safe boating class ST. PETE BEACH – U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 78 has a 12-week continuous cycle of Safe Boating Program meetings Tuesdays, 7 p.m., in the Warren Webster Building, at 1500 Pass-A-Grille Way.
Attendees can start at their convenience. New participants should arrive for their first class at 6:30 p.m. to register. Included in this program are detailed and illustrated materials that cover a variety of program topics.
The program package is based on the new USCG Auxiliary Boating Skills and Seamanship 14th edition 400-page manual. All materials will be included in the cost of the program, which is $45 per participant for 12 weeks. Cost is $60 for couples sharing the materials.
For information, call Jim at 360-4846, Warren at 321-7801 or Phil at 865-2226.
Seminole-SPC Toastmasters meeting SEMINOLE – Seminole-SPC Toastmasters meets at 6:15 p.m. Tuesdays at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St.
This personal development program helps individuals become confident speakers in a self-paced, fun atmosphere.
Contact Dennis Hamel at 374-2612 or visit seminolespc.toastmastersclubs.org for more information.
SilverSneakers FLEX program TREASURE ISLAND – The SilverSneakers FLEX program is now available Tuesdays, 10:45 a.m., at the Treasure Island Community Center, 106th Avenue and Gulf Boulevard.
The program is free to SilverSneakers members and $5 per class for others.
The workout includes easy-to-follow, low-impact movement and upper-body strength, abdominal conditioning, stretching and relaxation exercises designed to energize your life style. Chairs are available.
For additional information, contact instructor Linda Roeder at 920-376-0214 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take a Hand support group meeting LARGO – Take a Hand, a support group for parents and caregivers of teenagers suffering from substance abuse and behavioral issues will meet Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., in portable 1A of Anona United Methodist Church, 13233 Indian Rocks Road.
The group, started with the support of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, will invite guest speakers to offer advice and support to those caring for addicted teenagers, including information about the judicial system, residential treatment and more. The meetings are designed to be a safe place for parents, relatives and friends.
Humane Society of Pinellas open house CLEARWATER – The Humane Society of Pinellas will host an open house on Wednesday, May 27, 4 to 7 p.m., at Humane Society of Pinellas, 3040 State Road 590.
Business neighbors and friends are welcome to attend. Personal, behind-the-scenes tours will be offered. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet HSP staff members and see adoptable pets. Beer and wine will be available. No RSVP is required.