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.”
Winter festival PINELLAS PARK – A winter festival will be presented Sunday, March 29, noon to 4 p.m., at St. Hagop Armenian Church, 7020 90th Ave.
The festival will feature traditional Armenian food, music, pony rides, bounce house and more. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. For information, call 545-0380.
Non-trivial Pursuits program CLEARWATER – As part of the Non-trivial Pursuits series, the program “Malta – The Island of Mystery!” will be presented Monday, March 30, 7 p.m., at Chapel-By-The-Sea Community Church, 54 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater Beach.
Ruth Zammit will present the program. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about Malta’s history and culture. The island republic at the heart of the Mediterranean was for 350 years the home of the mighty Knights of Jerusalem, Rhodes and Malta.
It boasts ruins of two-dozen temples built 1,000 years before the great Pyramids of Egypt as well as small fishing villages set in contrast to busy grand harbors.
Non-trivial Pursuits, a long-standing program at Chapel-By-The-Sea, offers presentations during the fall and winter on various topics scheduled on selected Monday nights. These presentations include religious and non-religious subjects.
The community is invited to these free programs. Light refreshments are served.
Reservations are requested. Call 446-0430.
Author program New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick will present a program Tuesday, March 31, 6 p.m., at Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave., Dunedin.
Bostwick will be on hand to launch her new book, “The Second Sister.” The author is best known for her Cobbled Court Quilt Series. There will be a reception at 6 p.m. followed by a program and book sale and signing at 7 p.m.
Sponsored by Dunedin Public Library, Dunedin Friends of the Library and Rainbow's End Quilt Shoppe, the event is free.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Alzheimer’s support group CLEARWATER – Alzheimer’s Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter will host a new, monthly support group for caregivers with a loved one with dementia who lives at home or in a facility which focuses on intimacy needs and concerns.
Beginning May 7, the group will meet first Wednesdays, 2 to 3:30 p.m., in the conference room at Alzheimer’s Association’s Clearwater office, 14010 Roosevelt Blvd., Suite 709.
This support group will help caregivers come up with new relationship rituals and healthy alternatives for finding the care, hope, and intimacy every human being needs and deserves.
Heidi Crockett, MSW, will facilitate. Crockett is a geriatric care manager with Aging Care Advocates. She advocates for improved quality of life for seniors specifically on the subject of intimacy and has presented several seminars for professionals and caregivers including, “Sexual Concerns Associated with Dementia,” and “Intimacy as We Age: Loving our Loved Ones Safely.”
Barks for Books INDIAN ROCKS BEACH – Children who need help reading can get help from Agape and reading therapy dog and his friend Belle at Barks for Books Wednesdays, 1 p.m., at the Indian Rocks Beach Library, 1507 Bay Palm Blvd. Call 596-1822.
Belleair Garden Club BELLEAIR – The Belleair Garden Club will meet Wednesday, April 1, 1 p.m., at 903 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
The speaker will be Dennis Cathcart. Cathcart will be sharing his expertise on tillandsia and bromeliad growing. Afternoon English tea, sandwiches and sweets will be served after the meeting.
For information, call 474 2507.
Citizen Update SEMINOLE – Mayor Leslie Waters will hold her quarterly “Citizen Update” Wednesday, April 1, 10 to 11 a.m., at the Seminole Community Library, Program Room A, 9200 113th St.
She will provide a “State of the City” overview and update attendees on major redevelopment projects, city programs and initiatives, and other issues. For more information, call 391-0204 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.