Below is a look at some events coming up around Largo in the coming weeks.
Sister city anniversary meeting
LARGO — The Largo Lions Club and City of Largo Japanese Friendship Committee invites the community to a meeting Thursday, April 25, at 6 p.m., in City Hall, 201 Highland Ave. NE., to help plan a special anniversary visit by residents of Largo’s sister city, Kami City, Japan.
As preparations are made to celebrate 50th anniversary of the bond, the committee is seeking interpreters, encouraging participation by former exchange students, and looking to create an exciting cultural experience by finding Largo residents willing to open their homes to guests.
For more information, call 727-587-6740 or visit Largo.com/news_detail_T27_R264.php.
Youth Council neighborhood improvement project
LARGO — Join the Largo Youth Leadership Council in promoting water quality in the Woodrow Park neighborhood by painting stormdrains in the area Saturday, April 27, at 10 a.m. to support their efforts.
Woodrow Park is at 290 Third St. NW.
For more information, email LYLC@largo.com.
Great Toy Train Event
LARGO — The Southern Division of the Train Collectors Association will present the Great Toy Train Event on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Minnreg Building, 6340 126th Ave. N.
All gauges of trains, from N and HO to G-gauge, plus Lionel and American Flyer, will be on display and for sale. A special play area will offer children the chance to play with G-gauge engines and cars. In addition, every child 12 and younger will receive a free prize for attending.
Other activities include a scavenger hunt for families, door prizes for adults and children throughout the day, a Train Drag Race, and Train Repair Station, where guests may bring their own model engines for expert advice and repair help.
Food and refreshments will be available for purchase on site.
Cost is $5 per person; children 12 and younger are free.
For more information, call Charlie at 727-345-0288.
Family Fun Fishing outing
LARGO — The Kiwanis Club of Seminole Breakfast hosts its 15th annual Family Fun Fishing outing Saturday, April 27, 8 to 11 a.m., at Taylor Park, 1100 SW 8th Ave.
This event is free for children 14 and younger. Kiwanis provides bait and fishing poles. Participants are welcome to bring their own gear. Prizes will be given out for first fish caught, most fish caught, smallest fish caught, and the first-, second-, and third-largest fish caught.
Coffee or juice and a donut will be offered for a $1 donation. Proceeds go towards the purchase of bait that day.
Call 727-873-7852 for more information.
Mayor’s Golf Tournament
LARGO — The 21st annual Mayor’s Golf Tournament will be held at the Largo Golf Course, 12500 Vonn Road, on Saturday, May 4, starting at 8:30 a.m.
The tournament format will be a two-person scramble with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Entry fee for the tournament is $50 per person and includes 18 holes of golf with cart, food, beverages, raffle prize drawings and winning team awards.
Proceeds from the tournament will support the Summer Camp Youth Scholarship Program sponsored by the Recreation, Parks and Arts Department, which raised over $10,000 last year.
Individual or team registration deadline is open now.
For more information or to download an application form, visit LargoGolf.com. Donations also can be made by calling 727-518-3024.
Largo Central Park
Largo Central Park is at 101 Central Park Drive. Within the park are the Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive; the Largo Feed Store, 295 Central Park Drive; and the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. To contact the library, call 727-587-6715.
Art Hops 2019
LARGO — With a nod toward the 50th anniversary of Woodstock and all things groovy, the Greater Largo Library Foundation will hold its 12th annual Art Hops! Art Hops 2019 — The Library Experience on Saturday, April 27, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Largo Public Library.
The event will offer an array of interactive activities and demonstrations, including a variety of popular library programs. Art Hops will also feature artists and artisans with items for sale, a silent auction, entertainment, dinner and dessert, a cash bar, and a craft brew garden.
Event tickets are $35.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit gllf.org.
Spring Health Fling
LARGO — The Suncoast Osteopathic Foundation will hold its Spring Health Fling on Saturday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The free community event, which celebrates and promotes healthy families and lifestyles, includes live music, bounce houses, children's activities, entertainment and educational experiences for family members of all ages.
Admission to the park is free and food and beverages are available for purchase.
For more information, go to suncaostosteopathic.org.
Alzheimer’s research presentation
LARGO — The latest breakthroughs in Alzheimer’s disease research will be the primary topic discussed at Discoveries, a free program hosted by the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association on Tuesday, April 30, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., in Jenkins Room B at the Largo Public Library.
Featuring presentations regarding Healthy Living for Your Body and Brain and recent risk and prevention studies, the program will also include a panel discussion involving researchers, scientists and other experts in the field of Alzheimer’s disease research.
Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with the panelists, and refreshments will be provided.
Largo Live Central Park Music Series
LARGO — The country rock band Soul Circus Cowboys will take the stage as part of the Largo Live Central Park Music Series on Friday, May 17, 7 to 10 p.m., in Largo Central Park.
This music series features a different local headliner each month. The free concerts will be presented on third Fridays at the park and also will feature food vendors, beer and wine.
The series will wrap up with pop-rock performer Chris McCarty on June 21.
For information, visit LargoEvents.com.
Highland Recreation Complex
Highland Recreation Complex is at 400 Highland Ave. Visit HighlandRecreation.com or call 727-518-3016.
LARGO — Preschool Olympics will be held Saturday, May 4, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., at Highland Family Aquatic Center.
The non-competitive event allows young children to participate in five events, followed by an award celebration, drink and snack. The event also will include a parade of athletes and warm-up exercises with community mascots.
No swimming is required but children will get wet, so bathing suits, water shoes and sunscreen are recommended.
The cost is $5.
Largo Community Center
The Largo Community Center is at 400 Alt. Keene Road. Visit LargoCommunityCenter.com or call 727-518-3131.
LARGO — SAGES will present “Denying Gravity” Saturday, April 27, 2 p.m., at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Largo.
This free presentation is sponsored by Largo Fire Rescue. The play’s heroine “Claire” finds herself in an unexpected situation caused by a simple misstep at her villa. She’s somewhat amused that a burned-out light bulb, which she really intended to replace, contributed to this predicament, but her good nature becomes sorely tested, though some might say “testy,” as Mother Nature’s law of gravity complicates her otherwise wonderful life.
The story unfolds on stage, performed by the talented cast of SAGES Theater Inc. with help from real-life EMS first responders of the Largo Fire Rescue Department in cameo roles. Fire Chief Chad Pittman will share eye-popping statistics on the more than 25,000 annual 911 calls within Pinellas County for emergency assistance to a senior who fell.
Seating is limited. To reserve a seat, visit Denying-Gravity-Largo.eventbrite.com.
McGough Nature Park
McGough Nature Park is at 11901 146th St. N. and includes the Narrows Environmental Education Center. Visit largoparks.com or call 727-518-3047.
Birds of prey show
LARGO — The Look Alive Bird Show will be each Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Narrows Environmental Education Center.
Attendees will get a glimpse at the world of Florida’s flighted hunters. The show details the adaptations that raptors use to exploit the natural world for their gain. The show includes owls, hawks, falcons and Sarge, the center’s own bald eagle and the star of the show.
The show is free.