Below is a look at some events coming up around Largo in the coming weeks.
Coffee with the mayor
LARGO — Join Mayor Woody Brown for coffee and discussion the first Monday of each month from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Venus Restaurant Largo, 2441 W. Bay Drive.
Reservations are recommended. Call 727-587-6702.
LARGO — The Kayak Club will meet Saturday, July 20, 10 a.m. to noon at Bonner Park, 14444 143rd St. N.
Attendees will take part in a kayaking adventure and exploration of this beautiful habitat. Cost is $20 for Largo Recreation members and $40 for nonmembers. Cost includes kayak, safety equipment and instruction. Participants must register by July 16.
To register, visit PlayLargo.com. For information, call 727-518-3131.
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.
Hurricane Preparedness Expo
LARGO — Largo Fire Rescue’s fifth annual Hurricane Preparedness Expo will be held Saturday, June 29, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., at the Largo Public Library.
The free event will include educational presentations from an expert panel, and connect residents with businesses and emergency preparedness agencies in the area. The keynote speaker will be Channel 10 Chief Meteorologist Bobby Deskins.
Free breakfast refreshments will be provided as well as raffle giveaways and the chance to win a weather radio.
Reserve a seat by visiting hurricane.eventbrite.com or calling 727-587-6737.
Ride the miniature trains
LARGO — Largo Central Railroad will be offering miniature train rides around Central Park on Saturdays and Sunday, July 6-7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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.
Inaugural Sustainability Expo
LARGO — Join the city of Largo on Tuesday, July 9, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for the first Sustainability Expo at the Largo Public Library, where residents, students, business owners and city staff share insights and exchange ideas.
Learn about Largo's recent sustainability initiatives and give your feedback on projects happening in the community.
Special guests include Pat DePlasco, executive director of Keep Pinellas Beautiful; Nick Meza, creator of #TrashTagTampaBay; Largo city planner Katrina Lunan-Gordon; and Laura Thomas, sustainability coordinator.
Southwest Recreation Complex
Flick N Float
LARGO — Bring your favorite float or chair to Southwest Pool on July 12 for a Friday night family movie at 6:30 p.m.
Vendors will be on site with snacks for sale. Movies will begin at 7 p.m.
The cost is $5 per person.
Largo Community Center
The Largo Community Center is at 400 Alt. Keene Road. Visit LargoCommunityCenter.com or call 727-518-3131.
Largo Palooza Music Series
LARGO — The Largo Palooza Music Series will continue with a performance by A Steamy Tropical Night featuring Craig Singleton on Friday, June 28, at 6:30 p.m., at the Community Center.
Activities, which include food trucks, cash bar and after party, begins at 5 p.m.
The cost is $15.
Upcoming performances include Bill Floyd on July 5 and Jelvis on July 12.
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.