MARKETS

First Sundays at Alley Shops

BELLEAIR BLUFFS — The Alley Merchants hosts a monthly event on first Sundays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 596 Indian Rocks Road, Belleair Bluffs. 

The Alley Shops will be open, with food vendors, and more. Vendor booths are still available. For information, email Chelsea at Coastalairedesign@gmail.com.

 

Market on Main

SAFETY HARBOR — Safety Harbor Market on Main is presented Sundays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 401 Main St., Safety Harbor.

The market features local hand-crafted items, local food vendors, produce, fresh orange juice, pickled products, and much more. Selection varies each week to bring you something new each time you visit the market. Plan to come early for breakfast or stay through the afternoon and enjoy lunch on the gazebo lawn while listening to live music. Enjoy a walk through quaint downtown Safety Harbor after your visit to the market.

For information, visit www.facebook.com/SHMarketonMain

 

Dunedin market

DUNEDIN — Tampa Bay Markets presents Dunedin Downtown Market on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in John R. Lawrence Pioneer Park, 420 Main St., Dunedin.

Shoppers can pick up fresh produce and a wide choice of gourmet items. Market Managers Greg and Tiffany operate a booth at every event to assist visitors with things to do in our downtown area. Entertainment is happening on the stage to the delight of the crowds. 

For information, visit tampabaymarkets.com/dunedin-downtown-market.

 

Farmers & Flea Market

CLEARWATER — The Farmers & Flea Market is open Saturdays and Sundays, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 13600 Icot Blvd., Clearwater.

The market features locally grown vegetables and tropical fruits; arts and crafts; antique collections, and household products. Visit pinellas-farmers-and-flea-market.ueniweb.com.

 

Corey Avenue market

ST. PETE BEACH — The Corey Avenue Sunday Market is presented Sundays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Corey Avenue between Boca Ciega Avenue and Gulf Boulevard in St. Pete Beach.

The market supports local vendors who sell a variety of locally produced and homemade produce, plants, take home foods, ready-to-eat lunch bites, hand crafts, eco-friendly and fair-trade products and more. For information, visit tampabaymarkets.com.

 

Saturday Morning Market

ST. PETERSBURG — The Saturday Morning Market is open Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Williams Park, 301 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg.

The market features local farmers with organic and sustainably raised fresh vegetables, fruits, and meats, artisan food vendors, juried craft vendors, and ready-to-eat foods. Visit saturdaymorningmarket.com.

 

Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market

GULFPORT — The Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market is open Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 3000 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport. 

A wide variety of foods are available, including locally grown and organic produce when available, breads, cheese, desserts, candy, jams, sauces, local honey, olives, prepared foods and much more. Hand-made bath and body products, flowers and pet products are another mainstay. Local authors are often on hand and a master knife and tool sharpener on site will work on your knives as you shop. 

For information, visit visitgulfportflorida.com/gulfport-tuesday-market.

 

Second Saturday Tarpon Springs Market

TARPON SPRINGS — The Second Saturday Tarpon Springs Market is open second Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the parking lot at Mother Meres on the corner of Alternate 19 and Tarpon Avenue. 

The market features local farmers, vendors, food and a musician. For information, visit spongedocks.net.

 

Market in the Bluffs

BELLEAIR BLUFFS — A farmers’ market is held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month at 2747 Sunset Blvd., Belleair Bluffs, in front of City Hall. 

The market runs through September through May. Visit www.facebook.com/Marketinthebluffs for more information.

 

GROUP MEETINGS

 

Opera League luncheons

DUNEDIN — The Pinellas Opera League resumed monthly luncheons beginning Jan. 5. Luncheons will take place first Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Dunedin Golf Club, 1050 Palm Blvd., Dunedin.  

The Pinellas Opera League, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting opera and musical theater, hosts monthly luncheons September through June. Luncheons feature entertainment by performers from area opera companies.

The cost is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Reservations are required. Call 727-796-7260 or email rwignall@tampabay.rr.com.

Visit www.pinellasoperaleague.org for more details. 

 

Military Order of World Wars

DUNEDIN — The Clearwater chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars meets first Tuesdays at the Dunedin Golf Club, 1050 Palm Blvd., Dunedin. 

Social hour is at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch and a short program. Military officers that are active duty, retired, or former officers and their spouses, or widows, are invited to attend. The MOWW welcomes those interested. To RSVP for lunch, call Richard Gouin at 727-789-6754. 

 

Dunedin Writers Group

DUNEDIN — The Dunedin Writers Group hosts hybrid meetings Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to noon, on Zoom and at the Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave., Dunedin.

The DWG consists of about 40 writers. Meetings are free and anyone is welcome to attend. For information on how to participate, call the library at 727-298-3080, ext. 1710.

 

Gulfport Harmonica Club

GULFPORT — The Gulfport Harmonica Club meets Tuesdays at the Gulfport Senior Citizens' Center, 5501 27th Ave. S., Gulfport.

The club meets from 9 to 11 a.m. for practice; and from 11 a.m. to noon for beginners' lessons. Both experienced and new players are invited. For more information, call Howard Rothstein at 727-418-3842. 

 

Indian Rocks Beach Rotary

INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — The Indian Rocks Beach Rotary Club meets each Wednesday at 7:15 a.m. at Jimmy Guana’s Restaurant at the Holiday Inn Harborside, 401 Second St., Indian Rocks Beach.

Guests and non-Rotarians are welcome. 

Meetings begin promptly at 7:15 a.m. immediately followed by a buffet breakfast and end no later than 8:15 a.m. Dress is beach casual. Shorts and T-shirts are OK.

For more information, visit https://indianrocksrotary.org.

 

Largo Lions Club

LARGO — The Largo Lions Club meets virtually first and third Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom.

Email jacalynevans@gmail.com for an invitation.

The club is a network of volunteers who serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding.

For more information, visit largolionsclub.org.

 

Kiwanis of Largo/Mid-Pinellas

LARGO — The Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-Pinellas meets first and third Mondays, 7:30 a.m., at Benedict’s Restaurant, 201 West Bay Drive, Largo.

This service club is dedicated to helping the lives of children in the Largo/Mid-Pinellas area. The club also hosts a happy hour on fourth Wednesdays, 5 p.m., at the Karol Hotel Vantage Rooftop Bar, 2675 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater.

For information, call Evan at 989-751-3774.

 

Largo Art Association

LARGO — The Largo Art Association meets Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Largo.

This is a weekly gathering of local artists who want to paint and network. The association offers open studio, juried member shows and periodic demonstrations. For information, call 727-518-3131.

 

Suncoast Christian Writers

The Suncoast Christian Writers group meets third Thursdays, 10:30 a.m., at The Haus Coffee, 12199 Indian Rocks Road, Largo. 

Come for a critique, marketing help, and encouragement. For more information, call Elaine Creasman at 727-251-3756 or email emcreasman@aol.com

Creasman has been leading the Suncoast Christian Writers group since 1986. Her articles and poems have been published in more than 30 Christian magazines, such as Decision, Today's Christian Woman, Light and Light as well as in local daily and weekly newspapers. She has contributed to numerous gift books and has a book about marriage published under a pen name. For many years she was on staff and taught at the Florida Christian Writers Conference, an annual writers conference which takes place at Lake Yale Conference Center.

 

Welcome Newcomers Club

The Welcome Newcomers Club is open to all residents of Pinellas County.

All are welcome to come and socialize and meet other residents. The club meets at local country clubs or restaurants on first Tuesdays. Meetings include programs or speakers of interest. 

For information, call Judy at 512-789-5686.

 

Women’s Golf Association

SEMINOLE — The Tuesday Women’s Golf Association meets Tuesdays, 7:15 a.m., at Bardmoor Golf and Tennis Club, 8001 Cumberland Road, Seminole.

Those who participate must be a member of the TWGA league but can join anytime. For information about joining the 18-hole golf league, call Judy at 727-392-3576.

 

 

OTHER ATTRACTIONS AND EVENTS

 

TREASURE ISLAND – Weekly bingo games conducted by the Treasure Islettes have resumed after being shut down two years because of the pandemic.

Bingo is played every Thursday beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Treasure Island Community Center one block behind the Walgreen’s. Coffee and iced tea are free; desserts and sodas are available for a modest charge. Parking is free.

All proceeds benefit college scholarships and charities.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Call 727-270-3178 for information.

 

Central Park train rides

LARGO — Miniature train rides are offered first Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo.

Rides are free, though donations are accepted. Train rides can be accessed via the tan-roofed shelter at the east side of the park. For more information, visit lcrailroad.com.

 

Clearwater art walk

CLEARWATER — The Clearwater Art Alliance offers a monthly docent-led public art walk on third Saturdays, at 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., beginning at 112 S. Osceola Ave., Clearwater.

Attendees should meet at the Ring Canopy Sculpture in front of the Old City Hall. The walk covers the Cleveland Street corridor and nearby areas. During the hour long walk you will see at least 20 art installations including sculptures, murals, art wrapped signal boxes, pavement art and storm drain murals.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 the day of the tour. To register, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/downtown-clearwater-art-walk-tickets-137875799227?aff=ebdsoporgprofile.

 

TOPS

SEMINOLE — Taking Off Pounds Sensibly, a national nonprofit weight loss program, meets Thursdays, 9:15 to 10:30 a.m., at Lake Seminole Presbyterian Church, 8505 113th St., Seminole. 

Featuring small group support, dues are $5 monthly. Call Robin at 727-501-2238.

 

Interfaith Food Pantry

LARGO — Interfaith Food Pantry is open to the public for those who are food insecure. It is located in the northerly most building of Aldersgate United Methodist Church at 9530 Starkey Road in Largo.

Hours of operation during COVID are weekly on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The pantry offers a drive-up service and asks people to stay in their cars and wear a mask. Monetary donations and donations of nonperishable food items are welcome. For information, call 727-392-9365.  

 

St. Jerome’s Bingo

LARGO — Bingo is offered Thursdays at St. Jerome Catholic Church, 10895 Hamlin Blvd., Largo. 

Doors open at 10 a.m. Games begin at noon and usually end by 3 p.m. Social distancing will be observed. For information, call 727-595-4610.

 

SHINE volunteers

SEMINOLE — The Area Agency on Aging Pasco-Pinellas has partnered with Seminole Community Library to provide Medicare counseling through the SHINE — Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders — program. Specially trained volunteers of the SHINE program offer Medicare counseling at the library, 9200 113th St. N., Seminole.

SHINE is a program of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs that empowers elders to make informed decisions about their health care coverage.

Every day, SHINE volunteers answer questions about Medicare, Medicaid, prescription assistance, long-term care planning and more. The site at the Seminole Community Library allows the program to reach more community members who may be unaware of SHINE and the benefits the program offers. SHINE volunteer counselors can even assist eligible Medicare beneficiaries to find programs that lower prescription drug costs or provide prescription drugs at no cost.

Appointments are available monthly on second and third Wednesdays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 727-394-6909 to make an appointment.

For more information, call 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337), or visit www.floridashine.org.

 

Treasure Island exercise

TREASURE ISLAND — Jazzercise classes are offered Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in the Treasure Island City Hall auditorium, 120 108th Ave., Treasure Island.

Jazzercise is the original dance party workout blending dance with Pilates, yoga, kickboxing and strength training. One 55-minute session can burn up to 800 calories with results of long, lean muscles and an undeniable mood boost. For more information, call Bonnie Capra at 727-687-6695.

A Hawaiian hula dance class will be offered Wednesdays, 6 to 7 p.m., at the Treasure Island Community Center, One Park Place at 106th Avenue. The class will include Hawaiian hula and Tahitian dance. For information, call Nani at 727-688-2853.

For additional information, call the city of Treasure Island Recreation Department at 727-547-4575, ext. 237, or visit www.mytreasureisland.com.

 

Book Time at Brooker

TARPON SPRINGS — Book Time at Brooker is offered Thursdays, 10:30 to 11 a.m., in the Environmental Education Center at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs.

Designed for preschoolers, this program connects kids to the wonders of the natural world. In addition to hearing a great story, children participate in a craft related to the story that is read. This activity is recommended for ages 3 to 5.

Registration is not required for Book Time. This program is led by Brooker Creek volunteers. It takes about 10 minutes to drive from the preserve entrance on Keystone Road to the parking lot, and there is a 2- to 5-minute walk from the parking lot to the Education Center building. Book Time starts promptly at 10:30 a.m. For information, visit www.brookercreekpreserve.org.

 

Sunday Night Dance

LARGO — Sunday Night Dance is offered Sundays, 6 to 10 p.m., at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Largo. 

Attendees will join DJ Mike Unwin and dance the night away to an eclectic collection of music. Cost is $10 per person and doors open at 5:45 p.m. For more information, call 727-518-3131.

 

Senior Center matinees

PINELLAS PARK — A movie matinees is shown weekly at the Senior Center, 7625 59th St. N.

Showings are from 1-3 p.m. on the first, third, fourth and fifth Mondays of each month.

Cost is $1 with ID and $2 with no ID.  Contact 727-369-5694.

 

Senior Center bingo

PINELLAS PARK — Bingo is held every Thursday, 6-8 p.m., and every Friday, 11:15 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Senior Center, 7625 59th St. N.

Lunch is served at the Friday sessions from 11:15 a.m. to noon. Cost is $4. Bingo is from 1-3 p.m.

All bingo games are free.

 

Square dance lessons

PINELLAS PARK — Learn to square dance every Wednesday, 7-9 p.m., at the Broderick Recreation Center, 6101 66th Ave. N.

Cost is $5 per dancer; the first lesson is free. School-aged children who take lessons with a parent or grandparent dance for free.

Instructors are Scotty and Marleen Sharrer, email questions to friendib@verizon.net.

Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

 

Arthritis classes

PINELLAS PARK — The Pinellas Park Senior Center hosts Land Arthritis classes every Tuesday and Wednesday at the center, 7625 59th St. N.

Tuesday sessions are from 8:15-9:15 a.m.

Wednesday sessions are 3:30-4:30 p.m.

The sessions help increase strength and flexibility, reduce joint pain and combat fatigue.

For information, call 727-369-5694.

 

Book Time

TARPON SPRINGS — Book Time is presented Thursdays, 10:30 to 11 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs.

Bring your preschooler to this program designed to connect them to the wonders of the natural world. In addition to hearing a great story, your child will participate in a craft related to the story that is read. This activity is recommended for ages 3 to 5.

Registration is not required for Book Time. This program is led by Brooker Creek Volunteers. Call 727-453-6800.

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