Below is a look at some events coming up around Largo in the coming weeks.
Easter egg hunt
LARGO — A series of Easter egg hunts will take place Saturday, April 20, 3 to 5 p.m., at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 11220 Oakhurst Road.
The event is free. The public is welcome. Three different egg hunts will be presented for ages ranging up to age 12. The event also will include additional activities, such as a bunny hop, egg obstacle course, Kerplunk game, jelly bean craft and Easter skit. The Resurrection Trail, a fun Easter story experience, will be told by a talking donkey and other eyewitnesses of the Passion, designed specifically for children.
Call 727-595-2117 for information.
Skyway Cat Club show
LARGO — The Skyway Cat Club of Tampa Bay will host The International Cat Association All-breed Cat Show on Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Minnreg Hall, 6340 126th Ave. N., Largo.
Cats will compete in 12 different rings both days. Judges from all around the world and the United States will evaluate cats both days. The event will include feline education and welfare. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about different breeds of cats and how to care for them.
The show will feature more than 25 breeds of cats. Vendors will have cat trees, cat beds, toys, unique gifts, and much more cat-related items for sale. Cats and kittens will be available for adoption from local shelters. There will be a raffle and food will be available for purchase.
Parking is free. Admission is $7 for adults, $3 for children and free for children age 5 and younger.
Event organizers will be collecting items for a local spay and neuter clinic. Attendees are encouraged to donate items such as blankets, bleach, paper towels, printing paper, tall kitchen trash bags, cleaning supplies, office supplies, baby wipes and cat and dog crates. Those who bring canned or dry cat food to donate will receive a $1 discount on admission.
For information, visit www.skywaycatclub.com or call 727-289-1989.
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.
Largo Live Central Park Music Series
LARGO — The Betty Fox Band will kick off the Largo Live Central Park Music Series with a performance Friday, April 19, 7 to 10 p.m., in Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo.
This new music series will feature 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.
Upcoming headliners include country rock band Soul Circus Cowboys on May 17 and pop-rock performer Chris McCarty on June 21.
For information, visit LargoEvents.com.
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.
Highland Recreation Complex
Highland Recreation Complex is at 400 Highland Ave. Visit HighlandRecreation.com or call 727-518-3016.
LARGO — Highland Recreation Complex will host the second annual Largo Playcon on Saturday, April 20, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In partnership with M&M Video Games, this family-friendly event is for fans of all ages with an appreciation for gaming and comics.
Featured will be vendors of toys and collectibles, artwork, apparel, comic books, games and more. There will also be gaming competitions and free play, a costume contest, cosplay guest and a chance to meet local comic book artists.
Event wristbands are on sale and can be purchased at Highland Recreation, M&M Video Games locations and online at PlayLargo.com.
Cost is $7 in advance and $10 at the door for ages 12 and older. Children age 11 and younger get in free.
For more information, call 727-518-3016 or visit HighlandRecreation.com.
Southwest Recreation Complex
Underwater Egg Hunt
LARGO — Southwest Recreation Complex, 13120 Vonn Road, will host an underwater egg hunt for children 5 and older Friday, April 19, from noon to 2 p.m.
Children that cannot swim must use a life jacket and parents are not permitted in the pool during the hunt times. Enjoy open swim outside of the hunt areas for the entire event.
Limited spots for each age group will be available. The cost is $5 per wristband.
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.