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Community Calender
• Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016
East Lake Classic
The East Lake High School “Silver Sound” will host the 13th annual East Lake Classic on Saturday, Oct. 22, at East Lake High School.

The price of admission, which includes the program and free parking is $15 for general admission, $10 for both students K-12 and seniors 65 and older.

More details are still to be announced. 
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5K Pumpkin Fun Run & Family Mile Walk
PINELLAS PARK – The 5K Pumpkin Fun Run & Family Mile Walk will take place Saturday, Oct. 22, 4 to 9 p.m., at England Brothers Park, 5010 81st Ave., Pinellas Park.

Registration costs $15 a person or $35 for a family of four. For information, call 727-369-5678.

The event will feature a day of fitness, fun, music and food trucks sponsored by the city of Pinellas Park Recreation Department. The event will kick off at 6 p.m. with the Family Mile Walk followed by the 5K starting at 6:30 p.m. Registration will run 4 to 5:30 p.m. the day of the event. To preregister, visit one of the city’s recreation centers. Proceeds will go to the Public Service Education Foundation of Pinellas Park.

For information, visit www.pinellas-park.com.
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About Boating Safely
DUNEDIN – About Boating Safely, a course offered by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Dunedin Flotilla, will be taught in two sessions Saturday, Oct. 22, and Sunday, Oct. 23, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Coast Guard Auxiliary classroom at Dunedin Marina, 51 Main St., second floor.

About Boating Safely is designed for both experienced and novice boaters. Some of the topics presented will be boating emergencies, know your boat, getting underway, navigating the waterways, operating your boat safely, and legal requirements.

Register by Monday, Oct. 17, to receive course materials prior to the class. The fee is $35 with a $5 discount each for two or more signing up at the same time. Florida Boater Safety Certification Cards are given to individuals who successfully complete the course. For more information, call Buddy Casale at 727-736-1191, or email boatsafeaux@gmail.com. Visit www.dunedin-coastguardaux.com.
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Achieva Box Car Rally
CLEARWATER – The seventh annual Achieva Box Car Rally returns to downtown Clearwater from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 22 in the Cleveland Street District.

The event will feature nearly 300 heats and races, live entertainment, food trucks and a kids’ carnival zone.

Achieva Credit Union sponsors the event each year, which has raised more than $150,000 so far in direct grants to Pinellas County classrooms, administered through the Achieva Foundation.

Registration costs $50 per team and $35 per school-sponsored team. 

To register and to learn more about the race, visit the website: www.achievaboxcar.com.
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Alex’s Lemonade Stand
MADEIRA BEACH – Holiday Isle Elks Lodge, 14111 E. Parsley Drive, will host an Alex’s Lemonade Stand Saturday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The lodge is one of many across the country that will be hosting Alex’s Lemonade Stands as part of the Elks National Drug Awareness Program.

To date, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation has raised more than $120 million for funding over 550 pediatric cancer research projects nationally.

For more information, visit www.AlexsLemonade.org.
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Barley Mow Festival of Fall
LARGO – The Barley Mow Festival of Fall will take place Saturday, Oct. 22, noon to 5 p.m., at 518 West Bay Drive, Largo.

The event will feature local vendors, local breweries, food trucks, fall carnival games and live music. General admission is free. VIP tickets are $30. The event is family friendly.

For information, call 727-584-7772.
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Baseball in the Attic
LARGO – Largo Public Library presents Baseball in the Attic with Michael Osacky on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m.

Osacky is a certified vintage sports card and memorabilia appraiser who will discuss the history of vintage cards and other memorabilia. He will include information to help the public self-appraise collections and will offer free verbal appraisals to attendees.

Call 727-587-6715 or email libraryinfo@largo.com for more information.
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Belle of the Ball homecoming dresses give-away
CLEARWATER – Belle of the Ball Project will provide homecoming dresses and accessories to in-need, low-income high school girls on four Saturdays this fall starting Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1210 Holt Ave., Clearwater.

The additional dates are Sept. 24, Oct. 8 and Oct. 22, all Saturdays, same times and place.

The charity, now in its second decade of serving girls, welcomes all financially needy girls, regardless of where they live. Over 250 girls from Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando and Polk counties received dresses last prom season.

Dresses are available to all in-need, low-income high school girls only. We respect the honor system. No referral letter is necessary. No appointment is needed. A $1 to $5 donation is requested but not required.
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Church of Christ fall festival
ST. PETERSBURG – A fall festival will take place Saturday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Northwest Church of Christ, 6355 38th Ave. N., St. Petersburg.

There is no admission fee. Cost to participate in activities ranges from free to $1 per visit. The festival will include food and craft vendors, petting zoo, animal exhibits, inflatables/bounce houses, crafts, face painting, children's manicures, games, balloon art and square dancing.

For information, call 727-345-2836.
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Crab Feast
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH – Keegan’s Seafood Grille will celebrate its ninth annual Crab Feast, Friday through Sunday, Oct. 21-23, at 1519 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach.

The event will feature crabs and live music. The entertainment will include performances by BillyD on Oct. 21 and 23; and JC Unger on Oct. 22. There will be special pricing. Stone crabs will be served while supplies last. 
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Dollhouse, miniatures show
LARGO – The Three Blind Mice Dollhouse and Miniatures Show is coming to Minnreg Hall, 340 126th Ave., on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The show will include door prize drawings, exhibits and plenty of new items.

The cost is $5 for adult and $2 for children ages 5-15.

For more information, call 407-744-1188 or email lindafryeminis@gmail.com.
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Fall Native Plant Festival
LARGO – The Florida Native Plant Society will host its annual gala Fall Native Plant Festival Saturday, Oct. 22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Wilcox Nursery, 12501 Indian Rocks Road, Largo.

The festival will feature a selection of native grasses, blooming wildflowers, vines, shrubs, and trees to enhance the habitat value of area gardens. There will be four talks, starting at 9 a.m., by local experts on the basics of native plant landscaping, butterfly gardening, the Botanical Gardens at the Pinellas Extension Service and using native and natural materials instead of turf grass.

Plant species discussed will be available for purchase. FNPS members save 10 percent all year long at Wilcox Nursery.

For information, call 727-595-2073 or visit pinellas.fnpschapters.org /data /uploads /pdfs /fall-2016-plantfest-flyer.pdf.
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Fort De Soto guided walk
TIERRA VERDE – A free guided nature walk will be offered Saturday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m., at Fort De Soto Park, 3500 Pinellas Bayway S., Tierra Verde.

Guests will enjoy the beauty of Fort De Soto Park with a one-hour nature walk great for the entire family. A guided walk on the arrowhead trail is planned. Parking cost is $5.

Registration is required.

To register, call 727-582-2267 and select option 8.

Visit www.pinellascounty.org /park /05_Ft_DeSoto.htm.
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Fourth Saturday Art Walk
PINELLAS PARK – The city’s fast-growing creative arts district will hold its Fourth Saturday Art Walk Saturday, Oct. 22, 6 to 9 p.m., at various locations within the 5600 and 5700 blocks of Park Boulevard.

Participants include The Studios@5663, Swartz Art, Wordier Than Thou bookstore, the Pinellas Park Art Society, artist Derek Donnelly, the Complete Sweet Shoppe, Bottles Pub, Grumpy’s Garage, artist Vince Pompei and Painting with a Twist. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, email drose@pinellas-park.com.
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Friends of the Clearwater Library book sale
CLEARWATER – The Friends of the Clearwater Library will host a book sale on Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; on Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and on Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A pre-sale event will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 19. A $10 donation is required.

For more information, call 917-376-2667.
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Kids Hallowfest
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH – Kids Hallowfest will be held Saturday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Kolb Park, 1507 Bay Palm Road. Activities include, the Halloween Hoopla with pumpkin carving, face painting, bounce houses, games, petting zoo, pony and train rides.

The Pinellas County Suncoast Fire and Rescue District and the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office will have equipment and vehicle displays at the event.

The Rotary Club of Indian Rocks Beach and Indian Rocks Beach Action 2000 sponsor the event.
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Misa en Español
SEMINOLE – St. Justin, Martyr Catholic Church recently added a Misa en Español every Saturday at 6 p.m.  Other Masses are presented Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8:45 and 10:45 a.m. (in English); and Sunday, 7 p.m. (in Portuguese). Daily Mass is at 8:30 a.m., preceded by the Rosary.

The Rev. Gerald Hendry is the Pastor. St. Justin, Martyr is at 10851 Ridge Road in Seminole. For information, call 397-3312 or visit stjustinmartyr.net.
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Native bees of Florida
CLEARWATER – A free program on the native bees of Florida will be presented Saturday, Oct. 22, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., at Moccasin Lake Environmental Education Center, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater.

Honeybees play an important role in providing all food on the planet. Attendees will learn about these fascinating little creatures in this free, interactive speaking series. Members of the Pinellas Beekeepers Association lead the program.

For information, call 727-793-2976.
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Party for the Paws
ST. PETERSBURG – Pet Pal Animal Shelter will host the sixth annual Party for the Paws on Saturday, Oct. 22, 4 to 9 p.m., at Cage Brewing Co., 2001 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg.

There will be plenty of festivities for dog owners and kids as the organization embraces the Halloween celebration month and the fall season. The event will feature live entertainment by Gracie Grieshop of local alt-country band Sunset Bridge. Also performing will be Kerry Courtney, a contestant on American Idol’s Season 15; and ’80s cover band Screamin' Donkey.

The Fiesta Bowls food truck will be on hand serving all natural and affordable eats for humans. There also will be all natural dog biscuits and treats at the Doggie Biscuit Bar provided by St. Pete’s St. PetersBark.

Other participating vendors will include Edible Elegance by Eli, Tri-Sarah-Tops Leashes, WovePrint.co, & Miero. Pet Pal Animal Shelter will have adoptable dogs.

For the kids, the event will include a free tie dye station. Volunteers will help kids (and adults) create their favorite new T-shirt. There will be a raffle, 50/50 Raffle and wine raffle. Proceeds will benefit the shelter’s animals.

Prizes will be awarded to the best Doggie Costume Contest Categories: Best 5 minute throw together; Funniest; Best what are you supposed to be?; Best Pet Pal spirit; Most creative use of a product not normally used in this manner; Scariest; and Dynamic Duo.

Raffle items are still being accepted. Call 727-328-7738 or visit www.petpalanimalshelter.com.
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Pinellas County Pie Festival
LARGO – Helping the Humane Society of Pinellas County will be as easy as pie Saturday, Oct. 22, as the Pinellas County Pie Festival returns to Largo Central Park from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This year’s festival will include pie bakers and vendors who will be selling slices and whole pies, a few free sample stations while supplies last, a 2,000-square-foot Kid's Area, pie-eating contests, scavenger hunt, a local business area, crafter village, pie bake-off and more.

A $10 all-you-can-eat pie buffet will be available from noon to 3 p.m.

Judging for the pie bake-off will begin at noon. All entries must be home baked and be brought in a disposable container. Contestants can enter as many pies as they wish. After judging, the entries will be used in the buffet, and all contestants will receive a free ticket into the buffet.

St. Pete Tide basketball players will also be on hand for pictures and photographs.

Admission and parking are free.
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