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Discovering five must see Pinellas places
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- The Florida Botanical Gardens is a public garden which is also home to Pinellas County Extension. The beautiful garden features native and tropical plants, demonstrating creative landscaping techniques.

The botanical beauty includes themed gardens - the tropical, rose, topiary, jazz, English cottage and celebration/wedding gardens. Guests might be treated to butterflies, herons, otters, eagles, and other wildlife encounters. One-of-a-kind gifts may be purchased in the Botanical Bounty gift shop. Call 582-2100.
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Located at the southernmost tip of Pinellas County, Fort De Soto County Park is the largest park in the county’s park system with 1,136 acres made up of five interconnected islands.

Opened in 1962, the park boasts sandy beaches, historic features and a wealth of recreational opportunities.

In 2005, the park’s North Beach topped Dr. Beach’s list of top American beaches. Citing its wide sugar sand beach, great shelling and thriving natural dunes, this much-deserved honor came as no surprise to Pinellas residents.
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Walkers, joggers, skaters and bike riders have made use of the unique Fred E. Marquis Pinellas Trail since the completion of its first segment in 1990.

The first 5-mile stretch ran from Taylor Park in Largo to Seminole City Park and provided a protected greenspace for trail-goers. A linear park and recreation trail now extending from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs, the corridor connects some of the county’s best parks, coastal areas and neighborhoods.

Parks adjacent or close to the trail include, from south to north, Trail Head Park, Azalea and Abercrombie City Park in St. Petersburg; War Veterans County Park in Bay Pines; Seminole City Park; Walsingham Park, Heritage Village, Ridgecrest and Taylor Park in Largo; Coachman Park in Clearwater; Pioneer Park, Edgewater Park and Hammock Park in Dunedin; Stansell Park and Wall Springs County Park in Palm Harbor; The Dunn Conservation Park and Craig Park in Tarpon Springs.
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Located on the Bayboro Harbor in downtown St. Petersburg, the Salvador Dali Museum is the permanent home of the world’s most comprehensive collection of works by the late Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the museum. Compiled by Dali’s close friends, A. Reynolds and Eleanor Morse over 45 years, the museum collection includes 94 original oils, more than 100 watercolors and drawings, 1,300 graphics, sculptures, holograms, objects d’art, photographs and an extensive archival library.
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For a taste of Greek culture and cuisine, Tarpon Springs is the destination of choice in the county.

Known for its history of sponge harvesting, the area first attracted residents in the late 1800s.
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Discovering Pinellas features
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The Pinellas Trail is one of the most popular and successful projects ever launched.

Officially known as the Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail, the 35-mile paved path has not only become a favorite of cyclists, but of skaters, runners and walkers as well.

Like a great serpent, it snakes its way through Pinellas County while sprouting spurs that together eventually will become 100 miles or more long.
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The land boom that gripped much of Florida in the 1920s largely bypassed the sleepy backwaters of Pinellas County. Instead, most Pinellas residents scraped a living from whatever bounty the land and the sea provided.

Visitors can step back to that simpler time at Heritage Village, the county’s open-air historical museum. Heritage Village is a town that never existed. It was created, starting as a bicentennial project in 1976, to give visitors the feel of a typical 1920s Florida small town.
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From the pier, kayaks point toward the shell strewn shore. Rowers and paddlers pack with granola bars, insect repellent, towels and bottles of water.

There is a marked trail around the bend at Weedon Island, a preserve originally acquired in 1898 by Dr. Leslie Weedon.

Ironically the original inhabitants of these lands were the Weeden Island Culture.

The four-mile canoe trail loops gently through low, thick mangrove forest and long stretches of seagrass flats.

There are many species of birds including: rosette spoonbills, ibis, great blue herons, plus schools of mullet and a fair share of mosquitoes and no-see-ums.
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• Friday, July 31, 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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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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Global Big Latch On
LARGO – In conjunction with World Breastfeeding Week, set for Aug. 1-7, the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County’s WIC and Nutrition staff will host a Global Big Latch On event on Friday, July 31, in the conference room at 8751 Ulmerton Road.

Moms who breastfeed are invited to take part in the Global Big Latch On with their babies. The doors will open at 9:30 a.m. and the event will begin at 10:30 a.m. Moms are asked to arrive at least 30 minutes early to get settled.

Breastfeeding contributes to the normal growth and development of babies and children. Babies who are not breastfed are at increased risk of infant morbidity and mortality, adult obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and premenopausal breast cancer and ovarian cancer in mothers and their babies.

The World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding exclusively for the first six months of a baby’s life to optimize these benefits and continuing to breastfeed for two years, or as long as the mother and child prefer.

The first Big Latch On took place in Aotearoa, New Zealand, in 2005. The first event in the United States was in Portland, Oregon, five years later.

For information about the DOH-Pinellas event, email Lindsay Murphy at Lindsay.Murphy@FLHealth.gov. For information about the global event, visit www.biglatchon.org.

For information about DOH-Pinellas, visit www.PinellasHealth.com.
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Indoor archery lessons
OLDSMAR – The city offers indoor archery lessons Fridays from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Cypress Forest Recreation Center, 650 Pine Ave. N. The fee is $20 per month with a rec card and $30 per month without a rec card. For more information, call 813-749-1152.
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Senior Center cook out
PINELLAS PARK – The Pinellas Park Senior Center, 7625 59th St. N., will host a summer cook out Friday, July 31. Burgers, hot dogs, sides and dessert will be served. Sign up by Wednesday, July 29. Call 369-5694.
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Senior center jam session
ST. PETERSBURG – The Sunshine Center Country Classics band is looking for experienced musicians. Old country music and some new will be featured in the jam session on Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m.

Audience members are welcome to sing solo or with the crowd. The Sunshine Center is located at 330 Fifth St. N. For more information, call 893-7190.
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Splashtime
LARGO – Make a Splash with Largo’s Itty Bitty Splashtime every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through Aug. 14, 9:35 to 10:35 a.m., at the Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave.

Parents can spend quality time with their preschool-aged children in a safe and playful aquatic environment. Enjoy the slides, sprays, zero depth pool area and much more. Moms clubs are welcome.

The cost is $1.50 per person. Children not potty-trained must wear a plastic swim diaper under their bathing suit. For more information, call 518-3016 or visit LargoPools.com.
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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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Writers Group
TARPON SPRINGS – Writers Group, July 31, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Tarpon Springs Library, 138 E. Lemon St. Bring your manuscript to read and have critiqued. For more information, call Rebecca at 940-4327. Group meets at same time every Friday.
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• Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015
Brooker Book Club
TARPON SPRINGS – The Friends of Brooker Creek Preserve will host the Brooker Book Club Saturday, Aug. 1, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road.

The club’s book list includes works by Florida authors, past and present, with archeology, biography, politics and history storylines. This month’s book is “Deep Shadow” by Randy Wayne White. Books are not provided. The event is free but advance registration is required as seating is limited.

To register, visit www.brooker creekpreserve.org. Call 453-6800.
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