PINELLAS COUNTY - The Gazette Staff is dedicated to providing residents and visitors a quick, but comprehensive view of events, activities and fun things to do in the community. From featured events, to a great week at-a-glance activities, the calendar offers a “first look” at what is going on in the area.
Belleair Rec Flag Football and Basketball Leagues Begin – The annual flag football and basketball leagues are underway at the Dimmitt Community Center. The flag football program runs through Nov. 6. The basketball program begins Saturday and runs through Nov. 16. For age brackets and costs, call (727) 518-3728.
Youth Dance Program – The Belleair Recreation Center is offering a youth dance program every Thursday through late fall to prepare for a holiday dance performance in December. Classes for children age 3-4 begins at 3:30 p.m. and for children age 5-8 4:15 p.m. The cost is $40 per month. For more information, call (727) 518-3728 or visit www.belleairrec.com.
After School Hangout – The Belleair Recreation Center offers an after school option for students to participate in programs or get a head start on their homework. Transportation from CurtisFundamental Elementary School, St. Cecelia Catholic School and Saint Paul's School is available. The cost is $40 and a sibling discount is available. For more information, call (727) 518-3728 or visit www.belleairrec.com.
Evening Lions Club Meeting—The next meeting of the Evening Lions Club is 6:30 p.m., tonight (Sept. 19) at the Golden Coin Restaurant, 1844 N Highland Ave. The club meets the first and third Thursday of every month. All are welcome to attend. Free. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Call (727) 418-6528.
Celebration of Entrepreneurship – The Clearwater Regional Chamber Of Commerce and TIE Tampa, a not-for-profit organization created for the advancement of entrepreneurship, presents TiECON Florida 2013 - a celebration of entrepreneurship at 9 a.m., Friday. This one-day professional and networking conference offers workshops, pitching opportunities and keynote speakers. The seminar will be at the Safety Harbor Spa, 105 N. Bayshore Drive in Safety Harbor. Call (727) 461-0011.
Permaculture Design – The course offered two weekend days per month through Dec. for gardeners, landscapers, farmers and others interested in learning about ''food forests'', soil building, composting, aquaculture and more. The class begins at 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane. Cost is $195 at the door, per weekend course. Registration required. Call (727) 495-6145 or email Cathy@growpermaculture.com.
Ageless Grace Program for Seniors & Boomers – Led by Katherine Campbell M.A., Ageless Grace educator, this program features gentle exercises for those 55 or older, individuals with a chronic illness or those who are recovering from a physical injury or surgery. The program begins at 10 a.m., Friday at the Senior Citizens Services, Inc., 1204 Rogers St. Seating is limited. Call (727) 442-8104 to reserve a spot. Free.
Ageless Grace Gentle Exercise Class – This exercise program is designed to be practiced in a chair and consist of movements that are natural and free flowing. Different anti-aging techniques will address joint mobility, spinal flexibility, right-left brain coordination, cognitive function, systematic stimulation, balance and confidence. The free class begins at 10 a.m., Friday at the Senior Citizens Services, 1204 Rogers St. Free. Call (727) 442-8104.
Seven Brides For Seven Brothers – Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., will present this play at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m., Sunday. The musical tells the story of Millie, married and living in the Oregon wilderness in 1950, who plans to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law. Cost is $26 adults; $13 students. Call (727) 446-1360 or visit franciswilsonplayhouse.org for tickets, and other dates and times.
Wedding Secrets — The West Coast Players Theatre presents this play starting Friday running through Oct. 6. When a couple decides to keep their marriage secret from their families, they uncover more drama than they bargained for in this comedy. Cost: $17. The theatre is located at 21905 U.S. 19 N. Call (727) 437-2363 for times.
Sir Slob and the Princess – City Players presents this children's theater show about a princess whose suitors must compete for her hand in marriage at 7:30 p.m., Friday at the St. Petersburg College Arts Auditorium located at 2465 Drew St. Sign language interpreters will shadow all the actors on stage to create the same theater experience for the hearing and non-hearing audience. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students with proper identification. Call (727) 712-5877.
Clearwater Garden Club – The club will also host a program on hydroponics at the home of Linda Pointer, 1926 Cleveland Street, at 10 a.m., Saturday. A social gathering begins at 9:45 a.m. Call (727) 441-1099 or email email@example.com.
Seminar on Publishing eBooks — The East Branch Library, 2251 Drew St., will host a seminar at 2 p.m. Saturday on how to publish eBooks. The workshop, led by Diana Silveira, president of Novare Library Services, a firm that specializes in IT solutions for libraries, will cover the growing trends in publishing and the movement toward self-publishing. Topics will include: how to create covers and cover art; using Kindle Publishing Direct and other online distributors; distribution and sales options for authors; and marketing to improve sales success. For more information, call (727) 562-4970 or visit myclearwater.com/cpl.
Senior Singles Dance — The "Fave Team Kickoff" dance party will be at 7 p.m., Saturday at Colreavy Hall, 820 Jasmine Way and features door prizes and live music by the “At Large Band.” BYOB allowed. Cost: $7. Call (727) 937-2925.
Understanding your Lab Results – Scott Spence, a medical technician and manager, will discuss lab tests that are commonly ordered, what is being measured, what normal ranges are and what an abnormal range means at 2 p.m., Monday at the Aging Well Center, 1501 N Belcher Road. Free.
Art Critiques at Studio 1212 — Studio 1212 at 1405 Cleveland Street invites artists to bring unframed, unfinished paintings to the gallery for a free critique at 10 a.m., Tuesday. Call (727) 446-4566.
Coping with a Cancer Diagnosis – The group meets the second and fourth Wednesday of every month and provides information for cancer patients, their families and caregivers in the Oncology Services Conference Room of the second floor of Morton Plant Hospital (Axelrod Pavilion), 400 Pinellas St. Free. Call (727) 953-6877.
Job Seeker Symposium and Career Fair – This symposium and career fair is open to supply chain and manufacturing operations professionals looking to further their career and manufacturing employers looking to fill current job openings. The career fair is Thursday, Sept. 26, 8 a.m., at the Pinellas Technical Education Center, 6100 154th Ave., N. Lunch is included. Free. Registration required. Call (727) 386-9660 or email careerDirector@apicstampabay.org.
Doing Business with Pinellas County – This seminar provides information about the County purchasing system as well as personal assistance with the registration process for doing business with County Government. Additionally, participants are welcome to stay for the second hour to learn how to fill out the State of Florida Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) application and discover opportunities available for women, minority, and service-disabled veteran owned firms in both the government and private sectors. The seminar is Thursday, Sept. 26, 12 noon at the Pinellas County Economic Development Center, 13805 58th St. N Suite 1-200. Cost $10. Call (727) 453-7200.
AchieveHERs Meet & Greet – The Clearwater Regional Chamber Of Commerce will host an AchieveHERs Meet & Greet on Thursday, Sep 26, at 5:30 p.m. at the law offices of Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, 911 Chestnut Street. Call (727) 461-0011 or visit www.clearwaterflorida.org/events.
Golfing For Heroes Charity Golf Tournament – Golfing For Heroes is an annual charity golf tournament to raise funds for Healing Heroes Network, a non-profit organization that assists injured service members in receiving treatment and therapy services. The tournament is Friday, Sep 27, at the Countryside Country Club. Check in is at 10:30 a.m. with a 12 noon shotgun start. All proceeds from Golfing For Heroes will directly benefit wounded warriors in need of treatment. For more information, call (727) 781-4376 or visit golfingforheroes.com.
Countryside High's 5th Annual College & Career Fair – This event is open to students, parents and the general public. Find out the latest in what colleges, major area employers and businesses, military recruiters and vocational schools have to offer at this public career fair on Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Countryside High School. For more information call (727)725-7956 ext. 2079 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Countryside high is located at 3000 SR 580.
Next meeting of the MOWW – The Clearwater Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars meets for lunch on the first Tuesday of each month at the Belleair Country Club, One Country Club Lane. The next luncheon and meeting will be Oct. 3. Social hour starts at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch and a short program. Military officers that are retired, active duty or former officers and their spouses or widows are invited to attend. The MOWW also welcomes new members. To make reservations for the next meeting or to inquire about becoming a member, call LTC George Smith at (727) 786-5578.
Sunsets at Pier 60 — Bring a blanket or low lawn chair for free music and films, weather permitting. Free concerts: 6 p.m. Friday by Island Boys; and 6 p.m. Saturday Ferengata. Free movies: Friday, “Back to the Future”(PG), and Saturday, “A League of their Own” (PG). Shows begin around dusk.
Sunshine State Outdoor Volleyball Association – TheSunshine State Outdoor Volleyball Association (SSOVA) will host a tournament starting at 12 noon Saturday at Pier 60. SSOVA is fully funded beach volleyball tour supported by the beach volleyball players.
Summer Jazz at the Lobster Pot Bistro — Jeff Kashiwa, who was featured on Jazz & Blues Florida, will perform Sunday at 4 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. Visit www.lobsterpotrestaurant.com for details.
Art Cruise Sale – Enjoy food, prizes and music and browse the affordable framed art for sale. The free starts at 12 noon Friday at 7 Arches Art Gallery & Boutique, 1248 County Road 1.
Dunedin Restaurant Week – This dining event runs through Sept. 22. Participating restaurants include Kelly's for Just About Anything, Pensare Italian Bistro, Dunedin Smokehouse, Living Room on Main, Broadway Deli and Cafe, Cricketers British Pub, and Marguerite's Cafe. Hours and prices vary by restaurant. Proceeds benefit the Ryan Wells Foundation. Call (727) 736-5284.
Starlight Concerts – Bring blankets, chairs and a picnic basket for a night of music under the stars at 7 p.m., Friday at Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst Road. This week features soul and blues by Betty Fox. Free. Call (727) 812-4530.
Sunday Bicycle Rides – Cyclists will meet at 7:30 a.m., Sunday at the Old Train Depot Parking Lot, 349 Main St. Free.
Summer Scottish Country Dancing — Beginner and experienced technique classes are offered at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Scottish American Society Hall, 917 Louden St. No partner is necessary. The first visit is free; cost is $3 per dance thereafter.
Roy Schneider with Kim Mayfield – The husband, wife duo will perform their blues, country folk, Americana music for this "United Voices" benefit concert on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at The Painted Fish Gallery, 350 Main St. Cost $15.
Beginner Computer Class – This beginner computer course is specifically tailored for those who want a basic understanding of computers and how to operate them. The class begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Dr. William E. Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave. Space is limited. The cost is $40 for participants with a Dunedin ID card and $60 for participants without an Dunedin card. Call (727) 298-3299.
Snell's Square Dance – The public is invited to an evening of square dancing with professional caller Allen Snell, every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The class is ideal for beginners and experts. Cost: $6. Call (727) 298-3299.
Sketch Group - Artists of all skill levels are invited to come together for weekly sketching with a live model on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m. at the Dr. William E. Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave. All art medium is welcome. Daily fee is $3, $2 with ID card.
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Bromeliads on the 'Rocks' – Hosted by the Florida West Coast Bromeliads Society, this annual event will be held on Friday and Saturday at the Holiday Inn Harbourside. There will be bromeliad sales, seminars by renowned experts, a banquet, and a rare plant auction. Twenty-five booths of commercial and private growers will be selling bromeliads. The sales area and rare plant auction are open to the public and attendance at the seminars and banquet requires registration. For information, visit floridabromeliads.org or contact Susan Sousa at Susanbromeliad@yahoo.com or Judy Lund at GLund@tampabay.rr.com.
Fall Oil-Painting Class – This weekly program, geared towards both beginners and experienced artists, runs through Dec. 19. Basic fundamentals of oil painting will be taught. Each student receives individual attention and can work from their photographs and still life set-ups. Classes will be held at Town Hall from 1-3:30 p.m. The class fee is $80 for each four weeks of instruction. No membership is necessary. The instructor is Betsy Schoepf, a local artist from Indian Rocks Beach. She has been painting for over 40 years and particularly enjoys still life and beach scenes. Contact Betsy at (727) 595-1083 or email@example.com for registration or questions.
Friday Night Movies – The Largo Community Center, 400 Alt Keene Road, hosts a free movie night starting at 7 p.m. Friday. Concessions are available. Free. Call (727) 587-6740 ext. 5014.
South Pacific – The classic Broadway production and winner of ten Tony Awards, features songs like Some Enchanted Evening, A Wonderful Guy and Bali Ha'i. at 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Cost: $25.50, $12.50 students. Call (727) 587-6793 for other dates and times this month.
Air Potato Picking Contest – Pick as many air potatoes as you can in an effort to stop the invasive exotic plants from choking out native vegetation at 9 a.m. Saturday at George C. McGough Nature Park, 11901 146th St. N. Prizes for most picked, ugliest and largest potatoes will be awarded. Free.
Pet Photos – Professional photographer Laura Allen will take pet and family photos inside her mobile, air-conditioned, private studio at 9 a.m., Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday at SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N. All sitting fees will be donated to the SPCA of Tampa Bay. Pre-registration required. Cost $15 for up to 2 pets and 5 people; $20 for 3 pets and 5 people; $25 for 4 pets and 5 people; $30 for 5 pets and 5 people. Call (727) 584-5040.
Daddy Daughter Date Night – It's a New York City theme for the "Bright Lights, Big City" dance with dinner, dessert, games and other activities at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Largo Community Center , 400 Alt Keene Road. Cost $50 couple, $15 per additional daughter. Call (727) 587-6740, ext. 5014.
Night Hike – Bring a flashlight for a guided hunt for nocturnal animals such as raccoons, owls, opossums and bats. The hike will start at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at McGough Nature Park, 11901 146th St. N. Free.
Dog Massage – Learn the ins and outs of canine massage including pressure points and aromatherapy. Bring your dog for hands on instruction on Sunday. Cost: $30. The class will be held at the SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N. Call (727) 388-0452.
Bay Area Singles Dance - Dress to impress and come out to meet up to 150 other singles of all ages at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt Keene Road. Cost: $8. Call (727) 518-3131.
Become a Volunteer Tutor – Work one-to-one with adult students who want to improve their ability to read, write and converse in English. You'll be amazed at the difference a little of your time can make in one person's life. This four session tutor training course will be held at the Largo Public Library in the Local History Room on Monday and Wednesday at 6 p.m. Materials will be provided. Register by phone (727) 587-6715, ext. 2547 or online at www.largopubliclibrary.org.
Colin Hay – Best known as the lead singer for the platinum selling Australian band, "Men At Work," Hay will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Cost is $34.50-$44.50. Call (727) 587-6793.
Total Wellness Fair – More than 20 organizations geared toward health and wellness showcasing their products at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt Keene Road. Free. Call (727) 518-3131.
Heritage Village Country Jubilee — The 35th Heritage Village Country Jubilee is the first place to search for gifts for the upcoming holiday season. The annual event will be held Oct. 26. A giant flea market and book sale will be held. Handmade holiday crafts, paintings, jewelry, stained glass and wooden treasures are among the offerings as well as musical entertainment, tours of historical homes, and demonstrations of traditional crafts. A $2 donation is suggested. Children under twelve are free. Donations support Heritage Village operations. (727) 582-2123. Interested vendors can call (727) 582-2233. For more information, visit www.pinellascounty.org/heritage/events_countryjubilee.htm.
50-Plus Singles Mingle – The Suncoast Singles Club invites single men and women age 50 and older to socialize and dance at 7 p.m., Friday at the Cabaret Dance Club, 35235 U.S. 19. Membership not required. Cost $8 at the door.
Crossroad's Farmer's Market – This local open-air farmer's market features local produce, live folk music, cheeses, honey, handmade items, food, spices, herbs and more at 10 a.m., Saturday, at Pop Stansell Park.
Guard Yourself Against Identity Theft – Investigator Anne Marie Millett from the Pinellas County Office of Consumer Protection will teach participants how to deter identity thieves by safe guarding your information, detect suspicious activity by routinely monitoring your financial information and defend against identity theft as soon as you suspect it. The free class begins at 2 p.m., Saturday at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Registration required. Call (727) 784-3332.
Sing Barbershop Harmony – Sharpen your singing skills, establish lasting friendships, enrich your life and the lives of others and have fun as a member of the Palm Harbor Crystal-Aires Men's Barbershop four-part harmony group. The group meets every Monday at 6:45 p.m., at The Centre, 1500 16th St.
YMCA Youth Triathlon – This USAT sanctioned event is open to kids 5-15 with age appropriate run/bike and pool swim. Distance requirements range from a quarter-mile to one mile for run; one to four miles for bike; and 25 to 200 yards for swim. Bicycle helmets required for all participants. The event will begin at 7 a.m., Sunday at the Greater Palm Harbor, 1600 16th St. Cost $10 and $15. Call (727) 787-9622.
Suncoast Hospice Golf Classic – Get on the green and enjoy the beginning of Fall during the 13th annual classic to support Suncoast Hospice's family of programs which starts at 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club, 36750 U.S. 19 N. Cost $500. Call (727) 942-2000.
Cupcake Decorating Demonstration and Tasting – Mary K. and Kathy of Sweet Ida Mae's Bakery will present this mouth-watering demonstration on cupcake decorating tips at 1 p.m., Saturday at the Safety Harbor Library. A tasting of fresh baked items will follow the one hour presentation. This program is free and open to the public. Registration is requested. Call (727) 724-1525 ext. 4112. The library is located at 101 2nd Street N.
Nakisa Seika Artist Reception – Join a reception for Japanese artist Nakisa Seika and her exhibit Serenity of Nature featuring mixed media works starting at 5 p.m., Saturday at Syd Entel Galleries and Susan Benjamin Glass Etc., 247 Main St. The exhibit runs through Oct. 19. Free.
Cancer Support Group – This cancer support group for women meets at 6 p.m., Tuesday in Shaffer Tower, Evelyn R. Simmers Oncology Resource Library, fourth floor of Mease Countryside Hospital, 3231 McMullen Booth Road. Free. Call (727) 953-6877.
Meal Planning for the Patient with Diabetes – A registered diabetes educator will help patients with diabetes learn to eat better to control blood glucose levels starting at 10 a.m., Wednesday at Mease Countryside Hospital, 3231 McMullen Booth Road. Free.