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Upcoming Community Events for Week of July 7


Published:   |   Updated: July 3, 2013 at 07:29 PM
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CLEARWATER
Clearwater Threshers vs. Dunedin Blue Jays – Friday, July 5, 6:30 p.m. at Bright House Field.  The weather is warm, so take a swing at Florida State League baseball at beautiful Bright House Field. The Threshers honor the Fourth of July with one of the largest fireworks shows this season.
 
One Acts Festival – Friday-Saturday, July 5 & 6, 8 p.m., and Sunday, July 7, at 2 p.m. at West Coast Players Theatre. See ten one act plays in one night, ranging from comedies to dramas. Cost $16.
 
Bark at the Ballpark – Saturday, July 6, 6:30 p.m. at Bright House Field. Take man's best friend out to a ball game. Fido's welcome to join you to see the Clearwater Threshers take on the Lakeland Flying Tigers and enter a pet/owner look-a-like contest, meet the team mascots and take part in a post-game run of the bases at your side. Benefits the Human Society of Pinellas. Gates open at 5 p.m. Cost $7-$9.50 per human. $5 per dog.
 
Alabama – Saturday, July 6, 8 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall. The band's blend of traditional country music and southern rock combined with elements of gospel and pop music gave it a crossover appeal that helped lead to their success. Cost $69-$125.
 
Computer Classes for Seniors – Sunday, July 7, and Wednesday, July 10, each day at 10 a.m. at the Senior Citizens Services, Inc. at 1204 Rogers Street. Comprehensive computer instruction is offered on site at a comfortable pace every weekday morning. Registration is required.
 
Ronald McDonald – Monday, July 8, 2 p.m. at the Main Library on Osceola Avenue. Cameras are welcome as this magician surprises the audience. Free.
 
Hire Florida Grads – Tuesday, July 9, 10 a.m. at the EpiCenter – St. Petersburg College 13805 58th Street North. This onetime special event assists with the job search by including presentations on job search techniques, what employers look for, resume writing, interview skills, professional networking groups and Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance and Worknet services. All participants must be registered in Employ Florida Marketplace www.employflorida.com prior to attending.
 
Art Critiques at Studio 1212 – Tuesday, July 9, 10 a.m. at Studio 121 downtown. Studio 1212 invites all artists to bring unframed, unfinished paintings to the gallery for a free critique. Free.
 
Spark your Pinterest – Tuesday, July 9, 2 p.m. at North Greenwood Library on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. Kids have the chance to make something awesome from the social media site. Free.
 
Mad Science Fire and Ice Show – Tuesday, July 9, 2 p.m. at East Library on Drew Street. Experience a fizzing burp potion, a Mad Science bubble bath and shower and dry ice for movie effects. Free.
 
Hunting for Cache – Tuesday, July 9, 3 p.m. at Main Library on Osceola Avenue. Learn about the geo-caching craze otherwise known as a real-world outdoor scavenger hunt, and make your own. Participants must register in advance. Free.
 
Play it Forward – Tuesday, July 9, 6 p.m. at Cheek-Powell Wellness Center.  This six week program teaches children ages 8 to 14 the fundamentals of movement and more than 100 easy exercises to improve athletic performance, prevent injuries and promote growth development. Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays July 9 through August 15. Cost: $35 for members; $45 for non-members.
 
Coping with a Cancer Diagnosis – Wednesday, July 10, 3 p.m. at Morton Plant Hospital – Axelrod Pavilion, downtown. The group meets the second and fourth Wednesday of every month and provides information for cancer patients, their families and caregivers. Meets in the Oncology Services Conference Room, second floor. Free.
 
Crazy for Cole – Thursday, July 11, 10:30 a.m. at Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 110 S. Fort Harrison Avenue. Joy Katzen-Gurthrie performs the music of Cole Porter on the grand piano. Cost Members free. Non-members $15.
 
Marketing Plans and Strategies – Thursday, July 11, 12 noon, at the Pinellas County Economic Development Center. Learn the secrets of strategic marketing! Discover real strategies you can use to win new customers and outsmart the competition. The registration fee includes course materials. Call or go online for registration and information. Cost $25.
 
Mao – Thursday, July 11, 2 p.m. at East Library on Drew Street. Learn the game where it's against the rules to explain the rules. Free.
 
The Main Thing – Thursday, July 11, 2 p.m. at the Main Library on Osceola Avenue. The library mixes up this event weekly, but this Thursday is an etiquette tea. Pre-registration is required. Free.
 
Pinellas County High School Art Exhibition – Through July 11 at St. Petersburg College Clearwater Campus Crossroads Art Gallery. This exhibition features artworks made by Pinellas County High School Students in all mediums including: photography, painting, drawing, jewelry, printmaking, ceramics, digital and mixed media. Free.
 
CLEARWATER BEACH

Sunsets at Pier 60 – Bring along a blanket or low lawn chair for free concerts and movies in at Park 60. Free concerts: Friday, July 5, 6:30 p.m. music by Island Boys and Saturday, June 29, 6:30 p.m. music by Jimmy and Roy. Free movies: Friday, July 5, 8:30 p.m. “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” (PG) and Saturday, July 6, 8:30 p.m. “Apollo 13” (PG-12). Free. Weather permitting.
 
Major Beach Soccer – Friday-Sunday, July 12-14, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. at Pier 60 Park. The flagship tournament of the USL Major Beach Soccer series brings more than 100 teams and thousands of spectators to the Gulf Coast of Florida for the ultimate beach soccer competition. USL Major Beach Soccer commandeers the white-sandy beaches for an action-packed weekend for a true summer tradition. Visit www.majorbeachsoccer.com.

Beach Vaulting – The 2nd annual Florida Pole Vault Academy Beach Vault has been scheduled for July 20, at Clearwater Beach, featuring AAU Standard youth age groups, open, and masters. The cost is $30 per athlete. Contact Bob Leidel with questions at floridapolevaultacademy@gmail.com or visit the website floridapolevault.com.
 
DUNEDIN

Hometown U.S.A. – Thursday, July 4, 4:15 p.m. at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. What a better American way to celebrate the holiday than doing it all at a baseball stadium. Cheer on the Dunedin Blue Jays as they face the Clearwater Threshers in this game with live music by the Greg Billings Band and a fireworks finale. Free.
 
Fourth of July Bar-B-Q – Friday, July 5, 4 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1251 San Christopher Drive. The public is invited to celebrate America's declaration of independence with barbecued pork ribs, hot dogs, hamburgers, baked beans, corn on the cob, potato salad, sauerkraut, coleslaw, coffee, tea and dessert. Cost: $9 per person (includes 1 free drink).
 
Dunedin Green Market – Saturday, July 6, 8 a.m. at Pioneer Park. Produce, cheeses, seafood, plants, herbs and other specialty items. Free.
 
Dunedin Orange Festival – Saturday, July 6, 10 a.m. at Edgewater Park. Edgewater Park and the streets of downtown Dunedin come alive with this old-fashioned town festival including a green market, family fun zone, mojo cook-off competition, the Miss Dunedin Orange Queen Pageant, a bonnet auction and live entertainment. Cost: Free. $10 for tasting ticket.
 
Laughter Yoga – Monday, July 8, 11 a.m. and Wednesday, July 10, at 6 p.m. at the Dunedin Community Center. Laughter Yoga combines laughter exercises with yoga breathing to de-stress and energize your life. Residents $5; visitors $7.
 
Upper Pinellas Singles – Tuesday, July 9, 6 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Join 50+ singles for dinner, and meet new friends, Tuesdays at 6 p.m. No reservations needed. $8 includes dinner.
 
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH

Community Garden Open House – Saturday, July 6, 9-10 a.m. at the Indian Rocks Nature Preserve on Gulf Boulevard. See what’s growing in your neighborhood, find out about upcoming workshops, and meet other community garden members. For more information, email pburch@stillwater.com.
 
INDIAN SHORES

Summer Oil Painting Class Every Thursday through August 29 from 1-3:30 p.m. Classes will be held in the Community Room on the fourth floor of Town Hall. The classes are for beginners, intermediate painters and those who wish to take
their paintings to a higher level. Betsy Schoepf will be the instructor. For more information, call Betsy at (727) 595-1083 or email bschoepf1@tampabay.rr.com.
 
LARGO

Fourth of July Celebration – Thursday, July 4, 6 p.m. at Central Park. Largo gets set to "Light Up the Park" with this Independence Day celebration including DJ music, activities, food vendors and fireworks. Cost: Free (limited $5 parking available).
 
Train Weekend – Saturday, July 6, and Sunday, July 7, 10 a.m. each day at Largo Central Railroad, 105 Central Park Drive. Kids of all ages can ride the miniature trains of Largo Central Railroad. Cost: Free (donations for train maintenance appreciated).
 
Swing Dancing – Saturday, July 6, 7 p.m. at Largo Community Center. Enjoy an evening of socializing and dancing on a 5,600 square foot hardwood floor. Free lessons from 7 to 8 p.m. and a DJ dance from 8 to 11 p.m. Cost $7 with recreation card, $8 without.
 
Bay Area Singles Dance – Sunday, July 7, 6 p.m. at the Largo Community Center. Dress to impress and come out to meet up to 150 other singles of all ages. Cost $8.
 
Spinal Dysfunction Seminar – Wednesday, July 10, 1:30 p.m. at the grand Villa. The Grand Villa of Largo will host a seminar that will focus on common causes and solutions, and what treatment options are available. Refreshments will be served. Free.
 
Florida Master Naturalist Program – Wednesday, July 10, 7 p.m. at the Pinellas County Extension Service. Program teaches novice to knowledgeable naturalists a holistic approach to understanding Florida's ecology and environmental history. Includes refreshments, silent plant auction, seed swap and monthly presentation by the Pinellas Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. Free.
 
West Coast Orchids – Thursday, July 11, 7 p.m. at Pinellas County Extension Service on Ulmerton Road. Florida West Coast Orchid Society meeting on the second Thursday of every month welcomes visitors, includes orchid sale, bloom table, raffle. “Sex, Lies and Orchids'' is the program by curator of orchid research at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, at this month's meeting.
 
100 Men in 100 Days – Daily at 10 a.m. Big Brothers and Big Sisters office at 918 West Bay. The organization is looking for men to man up and make a difference by becoming a big brother.
 
Nature-mania Summer Camp – Monday-Friday, each week through August 17 starting at 7:30 a.m. each day. A weekly summer camp at McGough Nature Park is jam-packed with nature related activities, for kids who have completed grades 1-5. Includes trail hikes, guest speakers, swimming, exploring the nature park and arts and crafts. Cost: $76, $95 non-resident.
 
PALM HARBOR

50-Plus Singles Mingle – Friday, July 5, 7 p.m., at the Cabaret Dance Club on U.S. 19. Suncoast Singles Club invites single men and women age 50 and older to socialize and dance at weekly parties. Membership not required. Cost $8 at the door.
 
Mother Goose Rhyme Time – Monday, July 1, 10 a.m. at the Palm Harbor Library. Children up to age 2 can gather for nursery rhymes and songs. Free.
 
Crossroads Farmers Market – Sunday, July 7, 10 a.m. at Pop Stansell Park. Vendors offer fresh produce, locally produced honey, food, baked goods, jewelry and crafts. Free.
 
Play it Forward – Tuesday, July 9, 6:30 p.m. at Morton Plant Mease, 32672 U.S. 19.  This six week program teaches children ages 8 to 14 the fundamentals of movement and more than 100 easy exercises to improve athletic performance, prevent injuries and promote growth development. Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays July 9 through August 15. Cost: $35 for members; $45 for non-members.
 
Master Gardener Plant Clinic – Wednesday, July 10, 10 a.m. at the Palm Harbor Library. Bring gardening questions and plant samples to Pinellas County Master Gardeners who provide a weekly gardening help desk for the public. Free.
 
Tai Chi for Movement and Balance – Monday and Wednesday, July 8 and July 10, at Palm Harbor Library. The fall-prevention program for seniors was developed at the Oregon Research Institute. Two skill levels are offered: Beginner’s class –at 2 p.m. Intermediate class at 1 p.m. Free.
 
Green Invaders – Thursday, July 11, 2 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. at the Library on Nebraska Avenue. Over 300 ''aliens'' live in Florida, from walking catfish to boa constrictors and Brazilian pepper trees; find out how to help native species survive species that invade their native habitat. Offered at two times: 2 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. Cost: Free (registration required).
 
Sing Barbershop Harmony – Every Monday at 6:45 p.m. The Centre, 1500 16th St. 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
 
SAFETY HARBOR

Fourth of July – Thursday, July 4, 5 p.m. at the City Marina. Find a good seat at the Marina or the back lawn of the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa and enjoy a day of children's activities, live entertainment, food vendors and fireworks. Free.
 
Firecracker Clean-Up – Friday July 5, 8 a.m. at the City Marina. Partners in Parks needs volunteers to help them clean up the debris left behind by Safety Harbor's huge waterfront fireworks display and its spectators.
 
Multiple Myeloma Education Group – Saturday, July 6, 10:30 a.m. at Mease Countryside Hospital. Learn and seek support from others. Free.
 
Writing Contest – Sunday, July 7, 1 p.m. at Public Library. The focus of this writing contest celebrating the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de Leon's arrival on Florida's east coast is to explore Florida's unique history, wildlife, culture and people through short works of fiction. For submission guidelines, age categories and prize information visit the website, select "programs" and click on the image of Viva Florida 500. Entries will be accepted through August 15. Free.
 
Wonders of Nature – Tuesday, July 9, 1 p.m. at Public Library. This wildlife show for all ages combines amazing free flight behaviors from beautiful raptors, parrots and other animals, with humor, conversation and audience participation. A second show begins at 2 p.m. Free.
 
Cancer Support Group – Tuesday, July 9, 6 p.m. at Mease Countryside Hospital. This cancer support group for women meets in Shaffer Tower, Evelyn R. Simmers Oncology Resource Library, fourth floor.
 
Dressing on a Budget and Making the Most of Your Closet – Thursday, July 11, 6:30 p.m. at Public Library. Wardrobe and fashion stylist Kara Beck shares tips on how to have a flashy wardrobe without breaking the bank to make your wardrobe work for you. Beck has worked on numerous fashion shows at Miami Beach International Fashion Week and Nordstrom's Department Stores. Free.

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