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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
• Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017
Ukulele workshop
LARGO – A monthly ukulele workshop will be held at the Largo Public Library on the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. Hosted by the Tampa Bay Ukulele Society, the workshop provides an introduction to the ukulele.

A limited number of instruments will be supplied by the society, so participants are urged to bring their own if you have one. For more information, call 727-587-6715, email libraryinfo@largo.com, or visit www.LargoPublicLibrary.org.
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• Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017
Tai Chi and Qigong classes
ST. PETE BEACH – Tai Chi and Qigong classes are presented Mondays, 11 a.m.; and Thursdays, 12:30 p.m., at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach.

This class is designed to reduce stress, inflammation and disease associated with stress, as well as improve postural alignment and flexibility. The class combines specific movements, coordinated breathing and a calm focused mind used in traditional Chinese medicine, Tai Chi and Qigong practices that will improve health, vitality and longevity.

No prior experience is necessary. The cost is $5 for adults or free for SilverSneakers. Visit www.spbrec.com or call 727-363-9245 for more information.
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• Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017
RCS grand gala
CLEARWATER – Continuing in the yearlong celebration of the organization’s 50th anniversary, Religious Community Services Inc. will host its third annual grand gala on Saturday, Sept. 23.

The gala will help celebrate the impact of providing help and hope to those in need and will feature celebrity sports anchor Jay Harris of ESPN. Harris will deliver the keynote address.

“Doing whatever we can to provide help and hope to people should be how we live our individual lives,” Harris said in a press release. “I appreciate my buddy Kirk Smith and RCS for their work to do that, to fill in the gaps, and to lead and inspire others to get involved.”

“It’s an unbelievable honor to have my good friend Jay Harris join us for this year’s grand gala,” said Kirk Smith, president and CEO of RCS. “When I think about our mission and what I know of Jay Harris, I couldn’t think of a better person to deliver the keynote address. It’ll be a great day for RCS.”

For information and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.rcspinellas.org.

Founded in 1967, by a network of local churches and houses of faith, RCS has had a strong and enduring impact on Pinellas County, serving over 15 percent of the population with emergency food, shelter and safety, annually.
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• Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017
Garden design
CLEARWATER – A program on garden design will be offered Sunday, Sept. 24, 1 to 4 p.m., at Moccasin Lake Environmental Education Center, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater.

Attendees will learn how to create the yard they desire. Tips on successful landscaping will be offered.

Cost is $15 for those with a Clearwater recreation card and $17 for those without a card.

For information, call 727-793-2976.
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• Monday, Sept. 25, 2017
St. Petersburg candidate forum
ST. PETERSBURG – The League of Women Voters will moderate a forum for St. Petersburg council candidates Monday, Sept. 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at City Hall, 175 Fifth St. N. Candidates for Districts 2, 4, and 6 have been invited to participate.

A League moderator will pose questions from those submitted in writing by audience members, providing the public an opportunity to hear what candidates have to say about critical issues facing the city. Doors open to the public at 6 p.m. and the forum begins at 6:30 p.m.

The forum will be hosted by the city of St. Petersburg.

It will be televised live on StPeteTV, the city’s government-access channel, which is available on Spectrum Channel 641, WOW! Channel 15, Frontier Channel 20, and on the city’s website, www.stpete.org. The forum also will be replayed on the channel and accessible through the city’s YouTube channel.

For information, call 727-742-7565.
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Tai Chi and Qigong classes
ST. PETE BEACH – Tai Chi and Qigong classes are presented Mondays, 11 a.m.; and Thursdays, 12:30 p.m., at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach.

This class is designed to reduce stress, inflammation and disease associated with stress, as well as improve postural alignment and flexibility. The class combines specific movements, coordinated breathing and a calm focused mind used in traditional Chinese medicine, Tai Chi and Qigong practices that will improve health, vitality and longevity.

No prior experience is necessary. The cost is $5 for adults or free for SilverSneakers. Visit www.spbrec.com or call 727-363-9245 for more information.
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• Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017
St. Petersburgy mayor candidate forum
ST. PETERSBURG – Candidates for mayor of St. Petersburg will speak and answer questions at a forum moderated by the League of Women Voters Tuesday, Sept. 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at City Hall, 175 Fifth St. N.

The forum will be televised live on StPeteTV, the city’s government-access channel, which is available on Spectrum Channel 641, WOW! Channel 15, Frontier Channel 20, and on the city’s website, www.stpete.org.

Replay of the forum will be available on StPeteTV and accessible through the city’s YouTube channel.
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• Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017
Poet’s Portable Sense of Home
ST. PETERSBURG – A Poet’s Portable Sense of Home will be presented Thursday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m., in the Dan and Mary Miller Auditorium, at Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave. S., St. Petersburg.

Peter Meinke, Ph.D., the poet laureate of Florida and professor emeritus of literature at Eckerd College, will discuss and read poems about his peripatetic life that has taken him, his wife Jeanne and their four children to live in many places while still calling St. Petersburg home.

For information, email events@eckerd.edu, visit eckerd.edu /events or call 727-864-7979.
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Tai Chi and Qigong classes
ST. PETE BEACH – Tai Chi and Qigong classes are presented Mondays, 11 a.m.; and Thursdays, 12:30 p.m., at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach.

This class is designed to reduce stress, inflammation and disease associated with stress, as well as improve postural alignment and flexibility. The class combines specific movements, coordinated breathing and a calm focused mind used in traditional Chinese medicine, Tai Chi and Qigong practices that will improve health, vitality and longevity.

No prior experience is necessary. The cost is $5 for adults or free for SilverSneakers. Visit www.spbrec.com or call 727-363-9245 for more information.
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Wee-Time at Weedon
ST. PETERSBURG – Wee-Time at Weedon will be presented Thursday, Sept. 28, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg.

This free program is designed to introduce children ages 3 to 5 to the wonders of the natural and cultural world. Every second and fourth Thursday of each month children are treated to a variety of stories and hands-on activities that connect them to their environment.

Preregistration is required. To register, visit www.weedonislandpreserve.eventbrite.com. For information, call 727-453-6500.
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