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• Friday, May 6, 2016
Clearwater Beach Taste Fest
CLEARWATER – The seventh annual Clearwater Beach Taste Fest will be Friday, May 6, 6 to 9 p.m., on Clearwater Beach at Beach Walk and South Gulfview Boulevard.

The annual event will include the opportunity to enjoy fine wines, craft beers and scrumptious foods from more than 30 restaurants whose chefs will be showcasing signature dishes and specialties. Morton Plant Mease Health Foundation has been selected as the beneficiary this year.

Live entertainment will be provided by contemporary jazz artist Eric Darius. Activities will include raffle baskets, chef auctions as well as a fireworks display to close the evening.

For information, visit www.ClearwaterBeachRestaurantWeek.com.
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Clearwater Police Officer Memorial Service
CLEARWATER – The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 10 and the Clearwater Police Department will host the 35th annual Clearwater Police Officer Memorial Service Friday, May 6, 10 a.m., at Station Square Park, 612 Cleveland St. in downtown Clearwater.

The service will honor those who have given their lives in the service of the city. The keynote speaker will be Lorraine Yaslowitz Marino, widow of fallen St. Petersburg Police K9 Officer Jeffery Yaslowitz. Also speaking will be President Jonathan Walser and Chaplain Brian Rogers, both of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 10.

Immediately following the memorial service, refreshments will be served at the Clearwater Police Department, 645 Pierce St. in Clearwater.
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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. Call 541-0776.
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First Friday
TARPON SPRINGS – The next First Friday, hosted by the Tarpon Springs Merchants Association, will be Friday, May 6, 6 to 10 p.m., in downtown Tarpon Springs.

Each month, First Fridays will be a different theme. First Fridays will include music, food, vendors, beer and wine.

The ongoing event in Tarpon Springs is scheduled through November. The city will close Tarpon Avenue from Pinellas Avenue to Ring Avenue for each of the events.

Booth space for merchant members is free. If you require electric, the fee would be $15.

For questions or to become a vendor, contact Reggie Gibson at 727-543-1593 or tarponspringsflorida@gmail.com.
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Golf Tournament Weekend
LARGO – Tee up for a good cause this May for PARC’s 42nd annual Golf Tournament Weekend presented by Raymond James. The tournament kicks off Friday, May 6, 7 p.m., with a Friday Night Party at the Bayou Club in Largo.

This year, the party is Kentucky Derby themed, and includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dancing, live “horse” races, silent and live auction and more. Guests are encouraged to wear their best Derby hat for a prize. Tickets for this event are $100 a person.

On Saturday, check-in starts at 11:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Afterward, there will be an awards dinner and other festivities. Various levels of sponsorship are still available.

Sponsors for the event include Raymond James Financial, Wallace, Welch & Willingham and Detweiler’s Propane Gas Service.

For more information, contact Annie Woods at 727-341-6962 or email events@parc-fl.org.

PARC is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities to exercise their independence and experience life to the fullest. To learn more about PARC, call 727-345-9111 or visit www.parc-fl.org.
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GriefShare group meeting
ST. PETERSBURG – A GriefShare group will meet Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon, beginning May 6, at Cornerstone Community Church, 6745 38th Ave. N. The group will meet from May 6 through July 29. GriefShare is for anyone who has lost a loved one to help them get through their grief. For information, call 727-343-7747.
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Lawn and Garden Help Desk
ST. PETERSBURG – The UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County Master Gardeners will provide a Lawn and Garden Help Desk Fridays, May 6 and 20, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg.

The Master Gardeners will provide solutions for all types of questions concerning garden, lawn and landscape care. To register, visit www.weedonislandpreserve.eventbrite.com. For information, call 727-453-6500.

 
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Safety Harbor Resort and Spa 90th anniversary celebration
SAFETY HARBOR – The Safety Harbor Resort and Spa will celebrate its 90th anniversary Friday, May 6, 8 to 10 p.m., at 105 N. Bayshore Drive. The event will feature live music and libations. The celebration is open to the public.

From May 9-31, the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa will offer specials throughout the Resort and Spa and a Grand Anniversary Brunch will be served on Sunday, May 29, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., during Memorial Day Weekend.

In 1926 the Espiritu Santo Springs Corporation by W.E. Sinclair and Partners built the Safety Harbor Sanatorium and Hotel. The Touloumis Family purchased the property in 2005 and has invested millions in extensive upgrades and expansions in order to become one of the best known resorts and spas in the world and repeatedly among Spa Finder Magazine’s top 10 U.S. Spas and The Knot’s Best Wedding Destinations.

“It’s been a rewarding journey renovating, restoring and developing the property that has evolved into a market-leading resort and unparalleled spa destination,” said Bill Touloumis, owner of the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa.
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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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Shred-a-thon
SEMINOLE – The Seminole Chamber of Commerce will host a shred-a-thon Friday, May 6, 9 to 11 a.m., in the parking lot next to Dr. Sandra Lilo’s office, 8300 113th St. N. A $5 donation is requested per bag or box. Call 727-392-3245 for more information.
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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.
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• Saturday, May 7, 2016
Festival of the Chariots and Ratha Yatra Parade
CLEARWATER – The seventh annual Festival of the Chariots and Ratha Yatra Parade, an Indian multi-cultural parade and festival, will take place Saturday, May 7, at the Pier 60 Pavilion at 1 Causeway Blvd.on the beach, Clearwater Beach.

There will be a cultural program at the Pier 60 Pavilion from 1 to 4:30 p.m. The parade will begin at 1 p.m. at the Pier 60 Pavilion, and returns there at which time the free feast begins.

The Ratha Yatra Parade is the oldest known parade in the world. The event will feature live music, singing, classical dance, books, bazaar, yoga class and lots of free vegetarian food.

All are welcome. Admission is free. The festival is co-sponsored by International Society for Krishna Consciousness Alachua, the USF Tampa Bhakti Yoga Society and the Lotus Pond Yoga Studio.

For information, visit www.festivalofchariots.org, call Bhadra das at 352-316-4560 or email Bhadradas@gmail.com.
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Saturday in the Park Family Health Fest
LARGO – Saturday in the Park Family Health Fest will be Saturday, May 7, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo.

The Sun Coast Osteopathic Foundation will host the free, family-friendly Saturday in the Park event celebrating and promoting healthy families and lifestyles. The event will feature live music, children’s activities, entertainment and educational experiences for family members of all ages.

Food and beverages are available for purchase. For information, call 727-587-6740, ext. 5014.
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Belle of the Ball
CLEARWATER – Belle of the Ball will offer prom dresses and accessories to in-need, low-income high school girls from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 19, April 9, April 23 and May 7, at its new boutique location, 1210 Holt Ave.

No referral letter is necessary. No appointment needed. A $1 to $5 donation is requested but not necessary.

For information, call 727-386-4502 or visit www.belleoftheballproject.com

 
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Cars for Charity show
TARPON SPRINGS – The Tarpon Springs Merchants Association will host Cars for Charity Car Show Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in historic downtown Tarpon Springs, at 111 E. Tarpon Ave.

View all makes, all models and all years. This event benefits the University of South Florida breast health. It includes music, and giveaways. To register a car or for more information visit www.cs4c.com.
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CatCon DogFest
ST. PETERSBURG – CatCon DogFest will take place Saturday, May 7, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club, 559 Mirror Lake Drive N.

Admission is $10 for adults and free for 12 and younger. VIP tickets are available for $25.

The event will feature a select group of artists and vendors selling services and products for pets and their human parents, flyball demonstration by the Dog Training Club of St. Petersburg, dog training demonstrations and a presentation by the K9 unit of the St. Petersburg Police. There also will be food trucks on hand as well as plenty of treats for four-legged friends.

For information, call 727-686-2146.
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Derby Day
CLEARWATER – An antique car show will be presented with Derby Day on Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Sylvan Abbey UMC, 2817 Sunset Point Road, Clearwater.

The movie “Horse Whisperer” also will be shown from 4 to 8 p.m., with an intermission to watch the Kentucky Derby. Attendees are encouraged to wear a derby hat and to bring a dish. Prizes will be awarded.

For information, call 727-796-3057 or visit SylvanAbbeyUMC.org.
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Family Health Fest
LARGO – Saturday in the Park Family Health Fest will be Saturday, May 7, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive.

The Sun Coast Osteopathic Foundation will host the free, family-friendly Saturday in the Park event celebrating and promoting healthy families and lifestyles. The event will feature live music, children’s activities, entertainment and educational experiences for family members of all ages.

Food and beverages are available for purchase.

For information, call 727-587-6740, ext. 5014.
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Invasive plants
TARPON SPRINGS – A free program on invasive plants in Pinellas County will be presented Saturday, May 7, 10:30 a.m. to noon, at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs.

This program will teach residents about invasive exotic plants that are disrupting natural plant communities in Pinellas County. Participants will lean to identify these invaders and how to control and replace them. The program is recommended for adults and youth 13 and older.

Advance registration is required. To register, visit www.brookercreekpreserve.eventbrite.com.
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Mayor’s Golf Tournament
LARGO – Largo Golf Course will host the 18th annual Mayor’s Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 7, 8:30 a.m., to help raise money to support summer camp scholarships for children in Largo.

Last year’s event helped raise over $10,000. Sponsors are needed at all levels for as little as $100. The $45 registration includes green fees, cart and lunch.

Visit LargoGolf.com or call 727-518-3024 for more information.
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