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Ceilidhs, traditional Gaelic social gatherings Ceilidhs, traditional Gaelic social gatherings, are held every Friday night from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Scottish American Society of Dunedin, 917 Louden Ave.
The cost is $3 and $5 for nonmembers. The social club is dedicated to the preservation of Scottish culture, offering Scottish country dancing, line dancing, holiday dinners and parties.
Family fun night CLEARWATER – A Family Fun Night sponsored by the Upper Pinellas County Ministerial Alliance is set for Friday, Oct. 31, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Buccaneer Field, 905 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
Costumes are not necessary but welcomed. Children age 6 and younger must be accompanied by parents at all times.
The free event includes entertainment by the Dundu Dole Urban African Ballet, food, games, treats and additional entertainment. There also will be various vendors and on-site service providers.
Food includes hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, soda, popcorn, snow cones and cotton candy. There will be bounce houses and face painters as well.
The event is partnered with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, the Clearwater Police Department, Walmart, Publix, Clearwater Parks and Recreation, Greenwood Panthers, PSTA, AIB and GFS.
Postcards from Italy PALM HARBOR – Residents are invited to view the video “Postcards From Italy” on Friday, Oct. 31, 2 to 4 p.m., at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave.
This program is a part of the library’s Italian-American Heritage Month celebration.
The video, which was filmed in Sicily, Matera, Irsina, Naples, the island of Procida, Gubbio, Spoleto, Siena, and Rome, shows the uniquely Italian way of life as reflected in its cultural traditions as well as in the stories of its people.
Mildred Cooper, president of Central Gulf Coast Lodge in Florida, Order of the Sons of Italy, will facilitate the discussion for this and each of the Italian/American Heritage programs. Light refreshments will be provided.
For further information, call 784-3332, ext. 3006.
Scottish American Society social gatherings Ceilidhs, traditional Gaelic social gatherings, are held every Friday night from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Scottish American Society of Dunedin, 917 Louden Ave., Dunedin.
The cost is $5 for nonmembers. The social club is dedicated to the preservation of Scottish culture, offering Scottish country dancing, line dancing, holiday dinners and parties.
Sunset Market LARGO – Sunset Market is open every Friday through May, 3 to 7 p.m., in Largo Central Park’s parking lot No. 1, at southwest corner of East Bay and Central Park drives.
Vendors will offer vegetables, fruits, raw local honey, herbal teas and wild-caught seafood as well as organic body products, essential oils, arts and crafts. The focus will be on produce and organic products with about 40 percent of the market dedicated to art and craft vendors.
The market offers several ways for commercial business to advertise as well as two free spaces per market reserved for nonprofit entities.
Abundance Swap CLEARWATER – The Abundance Swap, an event where anyone can bring a gently used item or one in decent working order to Moccasin Lake Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, on Saturday, Nov. 1, noon to 4 p.m.
Those items will be on tables for display and can be taken home for free. Bring something and take something home.
Organizers hope to have a wide variety of items, including books, CDs, electronics and parts, games, sports equipment, art supplies, clothing, kitchen and other household items available for anyone who wants it. This is a wonderful way to clear out one’s closet, drawer or box in the garage and walk away with some other goodies.
Items not accepted include food, shoes, underwear, things broken beyond repair, stuffed animals that have been drooled on a lot, cleaning products, cosmetics, etc.
Affordable Care Act seminars PINELLAS PARK – Liberty Tax Service, at 7001 66th St. N., will offer free seminar events to educate everyone about the new tax laws surrounding the Affordable Care Act.
There will be three seminars throughout the day on Saturday, Nov. 1, 10 a.m., 2 and 5 p.m. The seminars will be open to the public. There also will be family fun, entertainment and free food, music and the Lady Liberty Wavers.
Liberty Tax Service also will be collecting used cell phones for the nonprofit Cell Phone for Soldiers. Every phone this organization collects provides free talk time for soldiers to call home.
Fall and Christmas Craft Bazaar SEMINOLE – Oakhurst United Methodist Church, located at 13400 Park Blvd., will host its Fall and Christmas Craft Bazaar Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 1-2.
Hours will be Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The event will feature crafts, bake sale, Georgia pecans, handcrafted gifts, decorations, lighted Christmas trees and florals.
Haul it to the Harbor community garage sale PALM HARBOR – Haul it to the Harbor community garage sale Saturday, Nov. 1 in the Harbor Hall/White Chapel parking lot in Downtown Palm Harbor, 1190 Georgia Ave., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The cost is $10 per space. Vendors must supply their own tents, tables and seating. Call 771-6000.
Historical Society fish fry CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Historical Society hosts its annual fall fish fry fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 1, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Ross Norton Park Recreation Center, 1426 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
Adults will be admitted for $12 and children 12 and under for $6. Servings include fried catfish, hush puppies, grits, cole slaw, iced tea or coffee.
Proceeds will go to the maintenance of the Plumb House Museum.
The fish fry is also a fundraising event for the preservation and restoration of the South Ward School on Harrison Avenue, which is scheduled to house museums of Clearwater, Pinellas County schools, Clearwater Bombers and Florida folk art.
For fish fry tickets, call any society board member or call 804-2073.
Multiple Myeloma Education Group meeting CLEARWATER – The Tampa-St. Pete Multiple Myeloma Education Group meets first Saturdays, 10:30 a.m., in the Meeting Room 3 of Mease Countryside Hospital, 3231 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater.
Multiple myeloma is cancer that starts in the plasma cells in bone marrow.
This group is open to all multiple myeloma patients, their families and their caregivers. Attendees exchange information and learn of the latest in research and treatment of multiple myeloma.
Sweet Swap CLEARWATER – The city of Clearwater will offer prizes including bikes, skateboards, attraction tickets, sporting and fitness goods in exchange for Halloween candy on Saturday, Nov. 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., at the Long Center, 1501 N. Belcher Road and the Countryside Recreation Center, 2640 Sabal Springs Drive.
Each pound of candy is traded for a ticket that can be used in drawings to win prizes.
“Halloween is such a big holiday for kids, and we want them to enjoy it with their friends and family,” said Regina Novak, the city’s wellness specialist. “Sweet Swap adds more fun to the tradition and keeps it a healthy event.”
The collected candy will be sent to active military troops serving overseas. Participants also may write a thank you letter to the troops or bring donations of adult tube socks and disposable razors, which will be included in the candy care package.
The event is intended for kids age 17 and younger. Call 793-2320 or 669-1914.
Tarpon Springs Market TARPON SPRINGS – The Tarpon Springs Market opens Saturday, Oct. 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and continues Saturdays through June 27, 2015, rain or shine.
Due to a scheduling conflict with both the primary and alternate locations, the market will be closed on Nov. 22.
The market will feature ethnic food, imports, crafts and a variety of entertainment. Fresh locally grown organic produce and locally caught seafood also will be offered when in season and available. Parking and admission are free.
The primary location is in the downtown shopping district of Tarpon Springs at the corner of Pinellas Avenue (Alt. U.S. 19) and Tarpon Avenue. The alternate location is Craig Park at South Spring Boulevard and Pineapple Street for those weekends with other events scheduled in the Mother Meres lot.
SEMINOLE - American Legion Post 252, 11433 Park Blvd., serves breakfast the first Sunday of every month from 8 to 11 a.m. The dining room is open to the public. Legion membership is required to purchase alcohol. For more information, call 391-6324.