Diggin’ the Arts LARGO – The Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation will present the fourth annual Diggin’ the Arts event Sunday, May 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Florida Botanical Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Road.
A $2 donation is requested for anyone age 13 and older.
Activities will include a quick-draw painting competition with more than $2,000 in prize money, open to amateur and professional artists; art sale of items painted at the gardens; presentations and activities by 10 local museums and art institutions; rain barrel raffles; an instrument “petting zoo”; scavenger hunt; and vendors selling orchids, ceramics, glass art, jewelry, tropical plants and food.
Grillin’ for the Garden DUNEDIN – The sixth annual Grillin’ for the Garden event will be Sunday, May 3, noon to 5 p.m., at the Dunedin Smokehouse, 471 Main St.
The event will feature food and drink as well as live music. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase. Prizes, provided by local merchants, include items such as weekend getaways, jewelry, gift certificates and more. Raffle tickets are $5 each or six for $20.
To purchase raffle tickets in advance, call LJ at 641-9770 or Nancy at 424-3586.
Proceeds will benefit the Dunedin Community Garden. For information, visit www.dunedincommunitygarden.com.
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.”
Pink Party CLEARWATER – A Pink Party to support Bright Pink will be presented Sunday, May 3, noon, at Westfield Countryside, 27001 U.S. 19 N., Suite 1039. Call 796-1079.
Shoppers who donate $10 to Bright Pink receive exclusive access to Westfield Countryside’s VIPink Party for all things fun and educational, such as the Paul Mitchell beauty bar, featuring complementary 5-minute hairstyling, mini-facials, mini-makeovers, nail art, educational sessions, and prizes while enjoying some light refreshments.
The first 100 guests will receive a swag bag filled with products and shopping discounts valued at $30. All shoppers who donate $10 are automatically entered in a sweepstakes to win a beach getaway worth over $500.
Sunday Musicale series SEMINOLE – Accordionists Mattioli’s Mad Musicians will perform at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St., Sunday, May 3, 3 p.m., as part of the library’s Sunday Musicale series.
Eileen Mattioli and Mary Croom will play the accordian while Rosalia Maresca accompanies them on piano.
This event is free and open to the public.
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Train Weekend LARGO – Ride the miniature trains of Largo Central Railroad on the first full weekend every month in Largo Central Park. The next weekend is Saturday and Sunday, May 2-3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Rides are free, but donations are accepted.
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.
Free skin cancer screenings CLEARWATER – Morton Plant Mease health experts will offer free skin cancer screenings to the community at the 19th annual Morton Plant Mease Melanoma Monday, set for Monday, May 4, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Cheek-Powell Heart and Vascular Pavilion, Meeting Rooms A and B, at Morton Plant Hospital, 455 Pinellas St., Clearwater.
Space is limited and registration is required. For an appointment, call 953-6877. Participants should wear loose fitting clothing to the screening. The examination is limited to exposed skin only.
Melanoma Monday is a nationwide annual campaign to encourage early detection and raise awareness of skin cancers. Morton Plant Mease physicians and health care practitioners participate to help educate the community. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, affecting about five million people a year, according to the Surgeon General.
Military Order of the World Wars meeting CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars meets for lunch on the first Tuesday of each month at the Belleair Country Club, 1 Country Club Lane.
Social hour starts at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch and a short program.
Military officers who are retired or are on active duty or former officers and their spouses or widows are invited to attend. The MOWW also welcomes new members.
To make reservations or to inquire about becoming a member, call George Smith at 786-5578.
Florida West Coast Bromeliad Society annual auction PINELLAS PARK – The Florida West Coast Bromeliad Society will host its annual auction on Tuesday, May 5, 7 p.m., at Good Samaritan Church, 6085 Park Blvd.
The free event will feature bromeliads and bromeliad-related items. Artwork, posters, ceramics, and books will be offered to bidders. Plants are typically excellent specimens and often unusual and/or hard to find.
Homebuyers workshop The Community Service Foundation Inc. will sponsor a free, two-part first-time homebuyers workshop on Tuesdays, May 5 and 12, at the Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth St. N., St. Petersburg.
The workshop is designed to help first-time homebuyers go through the process of purchasing a home and qualifying for down payment and closing costs assistance. Participants must attend both sessions to earn a certificate.
CSF also will present a free, two-part financial fitness workshop on Wednesdays, May 20 and 27, 6 to 9 p.m., at Pinellas County Housing Authority, 11479 Ulmerton Road, Largo.
Keller Williams Seminole grand opening SEMINOLE – The new Keller Williams office at 5666 Seminole Blvd. in Seminole will host a grand opening event on Tuesday, May 5, 4 to 7 p.m.
The event is open to the public.
Kiwanis Breakfast Club meeting SEMINOLE – The Kiwanis Breakfast Club of Seminole meets Tuesdays at 7:15 a.m. in the third floor card room at Lake Seminole Square, 8333 Seminole Blvd.
On the second, third and fourth Tuesdays of the month, the group features speakers from different organizations.
Largo Woman’s Club meeting LARGO – The Largo Woman’s Club meets first Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m., at the Royal Palms, 300 Lake Ave.
The monthly meetings, held September through May, are $8 and include lunch.
The club’s mission is to promote charitable and civic progress of the city of Largo. Its members invite new residents and any fun and caring people to attend the meetings and business lunches, which include entertainment.
The club was founded to build sidewalks along Bay Drive. Its next project was building the Largo Public Library. The library and the Woman’s Club will be 100 years old in 2015.
For more information about the club, call Ellen at 584-8314 or Pat at 584-0297.