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Community Calender
• Friday, Feb. 27, 2015
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.

Call 734-0757  
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Celebrate the Quilt – Explore the Art VIII
SEMINOLE – Three quilt guilds have joined together to present the largest quilt show in Pinellas County, Celebrate the Quilt – Explore the Art VIII, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27 and 28, at the Holland G. Mangum Recreational Complex, 9100 113th St. N.

The show hours are Friday, Feb. 27, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The grand opening of the event will feature Saint Andrews Pipes and Drums of Tampa Bay performing outside the facility on Friday at 9:45 a.m.

The participating quilt guilds are the Largo Cracker Quilters in Largo, Hidden Stitches in Seminole and Procrastinating Quilters in Clearwater.

There will be 300 art, contemporary, traditional and modern quilts shown as well as many vendors, a traveling Hoffman Challenge quilt collection, a boutique and 100 beautiful filled baskets that will be raffled as part of a Chinese auction. Three quilts will be given away in an opportunity drawing to support charities in the community.

Participants will be able to get their quilts appraised and view demonstrations. A café will be on site and there is plenty of free parking. For more information, call 595-8837.
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Connections @ Park Station
PINELLAS PARK – The Pinellas Park/Gateway Chamber of Commerce hosts Connections @ Park Station, 5851 Park Blvd., Room 101, a free networking event, on the second and fourth Fridays of the month at 8:30 a.m. Contact Carl Lucchi at 458-7863 for more information.
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Disney’s High School Musical
SEMINOLE – Seminole High School will present “Disney’s High School Musical,” on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 19-20 and 26-27, at the school auditorium, 8401 131st St. N.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and all shows begin at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are $10 for students and $12 for adults. Tickets at the door will be $12 for students and $15 for adults.

For information, call Jodi at 656-9606 or email jodiderosa@yahoo.com. Visit seminolehighdrama.com.
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Friday Morning Market
TREASURE ISLAND – The Treasure Island and Madeira Beach Chamber of Commerce has resumed its annual Friday Morning Market at the Treasure Island Community Center behind Walgreens. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The market is a weekly event through April 24 featuring produce, food, arts and crafts, collectibles and jewelry. For more information, call 360-4121.
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Friday Night Dinners
LARGO – Friday Night Dinners are served 5 to 8 p.m., with music by Karaoke DJ Bill Johnson, 7 to 11 p.m., at American Legion Post 119, at 130 First Ave. SW. in Largo. The cost is $7.25 and includes shrimp, four-piece chicken and all-you-can-eat fried fish served with rolls, french fries and coleslaw.
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GriefShare group meeting
ST. PETERSBURG – A GriefShare group will meet Fridays, Jan. 9 through April 3, 10 a.m. to noon, at Cornerstone Community Church, 6745 38th Ave. N. Childcare is not provided at this time. For information, call 343-7747.
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Lawn and Garden Help Desk
ST. PETERSBURG – The UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County Master Gardeners will offer a help desk on Friday, Feb. 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE.

The UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County Lawn and Garden Help Desk provides solutions for all types of questions concerning garden, lawn and landscape care.

For information, call 453-6500 or visit www.weedonislandpreserve.org.
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Michele Keenan fundraiser
PALM HARBOR — A bingo night and silent auction will be  Frieday, Feb. 27, 6 to 9 p.m. at The Centre of Palm Harbor, 1500 16th St. Bingo will begin at 7 p.m..

Proceeds will benefit the family of Michele Keenan, who died of lung cancer Jan. 28. Michele, her husband Ken and their three sons have been involved in the community for almost 20 years, especially with Palm Harbor Little League.

The Keenans recently assisted a Palm Harbor family who lost their home in a fire and frequently adopt a family in need during the holidays; the family has also been supporters of Palm Harbor University High School and Tarpon Fundamental School over the years.

For more information or to donate items for the event, contact Erica Lynford at 224-2978. You can also donate at www.gofundme.com /michelekeenan.
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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.   

Call 734 0757.
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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.

For more information, contact Jennifer McCafferty at 813-846-1316 or jennifer@jens-market.com.
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• Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015
5K run/walk fundraiser
CLEARWATER – The Willa Carson Health and Resource Center will host its seventh annual 5K run/walk on Saturday, Feb. 28, 7 to 11:30 a.m., just south of Coachman Park in downtown Clearwater.

Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome to attend the race which is being hosted to raise funds to benefit the Willa Carson Health and Wellness Center. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. is the presenting sponsor of the race. In previous years, the Willa Carson Health and Wellness Center 5K boasted more than 100 runners and walkers.

Plaques will be awarded to overall male and female winners in the 5K and 1-mile run. Registration will begin at 6 a.m., with the run beginning first at 7 a.m. and the walk beginning at 8 a.m. The cost to preregister is for the 5K is $25; the entry fee for the 1-mile walk/run is $10.

Participants should make checks payable to Willa Carson Health and Wellness Center and may bring or mail pre-registration entries to Willa Carson Health and Wellness Center, 1108 N. Martin Luther King Ave., Clearwater, FL 33755.
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Adult Prom
LARGO – The second annual Adult Prom will be Saturday, Feb. 28, 7 to 10 p.m., at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road

The cost is $25 per couple or $15 for individuals. Travel to romantic Paris for a magical evening complete with live music, dancing, light hors d’oeuvres, assorted desserts, individual and group photos and the crowning of the King and Queen. A cash bar will be available.

For more information, visit LargoCommunityCenter.com or call 518-3131.
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American Legion cookout
SEMINOLE – American Legion Post 252, 11433 Park Blvd., holds a cookout every Saturday and Sunday at the Tiki Bar from 1 to 5 p.m.

Breakfast is held the first Sunday of every month from 8 to 11 a.m. and the monthly spaghetti dinner is held the first Tuesday of each month from 5 to 7 p.m.  

The dining room is open to the public. Legion membership is required to purchase alcohol.  

For more information, call 391-6324.
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Bluegrass concert
PALM HARBOR – Palm Harbor Museum, 2043 Curlew Road, continues its fourth Saturday concert series Feb. 28, 1 to 3 p.m., with the acoustic sound of Bill Monroe and the Kentucky Blue Grass Boys.

Admission is free. Other concerts will be held March 28 and April 25. For more information, call 724-3054 or 315-292-2599.
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Celebrate the Quilt – Explore the Art VIII
SEMINOLE – Three quilt guilds have joined together to present the largest quilt show in Pinellas County, Celebrate the Quilt – Explore the Art VIII, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27 and 28, at the Holland G. Mangum Recreational Complex, 9100 113th St. N.

The show hours are Friday, Feb. 27, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The grand opening of the event will feature Saint Andrews Pipes and Drums of Tampa Bay performing outside the facility on Friday at 9:45 a.m.

The participating quilt guilds are the Largo Cracker Quilters in Largo, Hidden Stitches in Seminole and Procrastinating Quilters in Clearwater.

There will be 300 art, contemporary, traditional and modern quilts shown as well as many vendors, a traveling Hoffman Challenge quilt collection, a boutique and 100 beautiful filled baskets that will be raffled as part of a Chinese auction. Three quilts will be given away in an opportunity drawing to support charities in the community.

Participants will be able to get their quilts appraised and view demonstrations. A café will be on site and there is plenty of free parking. For more information, call 595-8837.
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Corks, Forks & Crafts Brews
TARPON SPRINGS – The Tarpon Springs Rotary Club will host the fourth annual Corks, Forks & Crafts Brews Festival at the Historic Train Depot on Feb. 28.

The event will include wine, craft beer, appetizers, desserts and two auctions – a Treasures & Trinkets auction and a silent auction.

The event will run from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Historic Train Depot, 160 E. Tarpon Ave. Tickets are $20 each; all proceeds will support local projects, including Cops ’n Kids and the Tarpon Springs Football Club. Tickets can be purchased from a Tarpon Springs Rotarian or at the door before the event.

For more information, call Dennis Garvey at 935-5352 or email him at denniskat@msn.com.
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Dunedin Fire Department fundraiser
DUNEDIN – The Dunedin Fire Department is hosting a fundraiser on Honeymoon Island State Park Saturday, Feb. 28, 4-7 p.m., to equip its new Fire/Rescue/EMS boat.

The ticket price is $25 and includes park admission, live entertainment, food, and two drinks, including beer or wine.

Cafe Honeymoon will be roasting pigs and preparing side dishes. The High Surf Band will be playing beach music and you can dance in the sand while enjoying a beautiful sunset.

Contact Trip or Michelle at Dunedin Fire Administration for tickets or questions at 298-3102.
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EVOS blood drive
ST. PETERSBURG – February is American Heart Month and EVOS restaurants are teaming up with OneBlood to host an EVOS Keeps You Heart Happy blood drive Saturday, Feb. 28, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at select EVOS restaurant locations, including the one at 2631 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg.

Donors get a free meal offer from EVOS, plus a limited edition T-shirt. In addition, blood donors will receive a wellness checkup of blood pressure, pulse, temperature, iron count and a cholesterol screening. Generally healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood.

For information, visit oneblood.org.
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Florida-Friendly Landscaping class
ST. PETERSBURG – Doris Heitzmann, Florida-Friendly Landscaping community outreach coordinator, will present a free class on Saturday, Feb. 28, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE.

The class will focus on easy home landscaping practices that can have a positive effect on local water bodies. Participants will learn how actions in their landscape can affect the water bodies both near and far.

This class is intended for an adult audience but all ages are welcome. Registration is requested. Call 453-6500 or visit www.weedonislandpreserve.org.
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