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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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Community Calender
• Saturday, June 25, 2016
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 and Sunday, June 25-26, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Coast Guard Auxiliary classroom at Dunedin Marina, 51 Main St., second floor.

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

Register by June 20 to receive course materials prior to the class. The fee is $35 with a $5 discount each for two or more people 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, email boatsafeaux@gmail.com, or visit www.dunedin-coastguardaux.com.
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Dunedin Summer Home Show
DUNEDIN – The 2016 Dunedin Summer Home Show will be presented Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26, at the Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road. Hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission and parking are free. For information, call www.LocalHomeShow.com or call 727-430-9111.

Free seminars will be offered throughout the show, covering topics such as landscaping, sustainable living, clever kitchen and cooking concepts and building tips. Seminars will be presented by local experts in the relevant industries.

Visitors will be able to see, try and buy the latest home products, including items such as bathroom taps, home security products, healthy cookware and more.
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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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Nar-Anon meeting
OLDSMAR – A Nar-Anon group meets Saturdays, 10 a.m., at United Methodist Church, 207 Buckingham Ave.

Nar-Anon, a 12-step support group for families and friends of addicts, is a worldwide fellowship that offers help by sharing experience, strength and hope. The group is designed for those affected by someone’s addiction.

For additional information, visit naranonfl.org or call 1-888-947-8885.
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Republican Club translation services
CLEARWATER – The Hispanic Republican Club of Pinellas County offers translation services, citizenship classes and other assistance on Saturdays at its office at 1167 Woodlawn St. The office is open on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All services are free of charge.

Other services include notary public, legal consultation, English as a second language classes and voter registration. For information, go by the office, call Chely Hernandez-Miller at 434-4008 or email hrcpc08@aol.com.
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Spanish-language services
CLEARWATER – The outreach office of the Pinellas County Hispanic Republican Club, 1161 Woodlawn St., is open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to provide services to people for whom Spanish is their primary language.

All services are free.

Assistance is available for Translations, Notary public, Legal consultation, English as a second language classes, Citizenship classes and Voter registration.

Visit or call for an appointment, 286-7396.
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• Sunday, June 26, 2016
Dunedin Summer Home Show
DUNEDIN – The 2016 Dunedin Summer Home Show will be presented Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26, at the Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road. Hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission and parking are free. For information, call www.LocalHomeShow.com or call 727-430-9111.

Free seminars will be offered throughout the show, covering topics such as landscaping, sustainable living, clever kitchen and cooking concepts and building tips. Seminars will be presented by local experts in the relevant industries.

Visitors will be able to see, try and buy the latest home products, including items such as bathroom taps, home security products, healthy cookware and more.
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Paddleboard yoga
ST. PETE BEACH – Residents will have an opportunity to strengthen their core and find relaxation on the water with paddleboard Yoga at the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center. Classes are held on Sundays at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and on Mondays at 7:30 p.m.

The class is good for first-time paddlers or those looking to expand their existing practice. Each class will include basic paddling instruction and gentle yoga on the water. Reservations are required. Limited space is available.

The cost is $15 for St. Pete Beach residents or $17 for a nonresident. To reserve your spot call the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center at 363-9264.

For a full list of aquatic classes visit www.spbrec.com.
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Summer Auction Disco Dance
CLEARWATER – The Tampa Bay Cat Alliance will host the Summer Auction Disco Dance on Sunday, June 26, 3 to 7 p.m., at the Kapok Events Center, 923 N. McMullen Booth Road.

The event will feature a large barbecue buffet, desserts and iced tea. A cash bar will be available. There will be prizes and baskets of goodies to be raffled off. Disco music will be provided by DJ Rowdy Ron. A prize will be awarded for the best-dressed disco dancer.

For information, call 727-378-3090.

Seating is limited. Cost is $20 and includes five raffle tickets. To purchase tickets or sponsorships, visit www.tampabaycatalliance.org. Proceeds will benefit the Tampa Bay Cat Alliance.
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• Monday, June 27, 2016
English classes
MADEIRA BEACH – English for students of other languages is being offered by Pinellas County School Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Madeira Beach Fundamental School, 591 Tom Stuart Causeway. Cost is $30 a semester.

Attendees will have an opportunity to learn and to practice English with a teacher, with computers and with other learners.

For information, call 727-547-7872 or email piolim@pcsb.org.
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