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BELLEAIR

Golf event to benefit Belleair recreation

BELLEAIR — The Belleair Parks and Recreation Department will have its fifth annual fund raising family golf tournament Saturday at Belleair Country Club, One Country Club Lane.

Registration for the scramble tournament is from noon to 1 p.m., at the same time as the Putt for Patron, Big Break Challenge. The scramble starts at 1. The adult/junior tournament begins at 3. Cocktails, dinner and awards are at 6. And a live auction and prize drawing is at 6:30.

The four-person scramble is $125 per person. The adult/junior competition is $110 per team. For details, call (727) 518-3728.

Summer camp options for kids

BELLEAIR — The Belleair Recreation Department is gearing up for a busy summer with full-day camps for children ages 6-12 at the Dimmitt Community Center, located at 918 Osceola Road.

Summer camp activities include games, challenges, and wacky competitions with the emphasis on safety, relationship building and fun. Both morning and afternoon camps are available.

For details, visit www.belleairrec.com.

CLEARWATER

Evening with the maestro

CLEARWATER — St. Petersburg Opera will present Evenings with the Maestro starring Norma, the Consummate Bel Canto, at 6 p.m. tonight at The Music Gallery of Clearwater, 5990 Ulmerton Road. Artistic director Mark Sforzini will lead the program designed to enhance your understanding of opera and preview shows in the season. Tickets are $20 per adult and $15 seniors/students.

Relay For Life at Coachman Park

CLEARWATER — Relay for Life will conduct its overnight relay in Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., starting at 6 p.m. Friday.

Teams of people from all walks of life enjoy activities and entertainment while raising money to fight cancer and raise awareness of cancer prevention.

For information, call 1-(800) 227-2345. The public is invited to attend for free.

Playhouse presents ‘Guys and Dolls’

CLEARWATER — The Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater will present the Tony award-winning musical comedy “Guys and Dolls” that features music and lyrics by Frank Loesser.

Tickets are available online at http://franciswilsonplayhouse.org/.

Cost is $26 adults; $13 students.

Performances are scheduled for tonight, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Call (727) 446-1360.

Community band performs Saturday

CLEARWATER — The Clearwater Community Band will perform its final scheduled concert of its 59th season at 3 p.m. Saturday at the St. Petersburg College Clearwater Campus Arts Auditorium, 2465 Drew St.

The doors open at 1 p.m. The 20-member Jazz Band, directed by Dr. John Kurnik, performs at 2 followed by the 75-member concert band, directed by Dr. Ted DeCorso and assistant Max Millspaugh, at 3.

The concert is free. Donations are suggested. Call (727) 365-8017.

Throwback prom night at Kapok center

CLEARWATER — If you missed your prom or just want to relive the fun, an old school, senior prom will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Kapok Special Events Center, 923 N McMullen-Booth Road in Clearwater.

Live entertainment will be provided by C’Nergy and the WiLD 94.1 Bomb Squad. Appetizers and a cash bar will be available. A $500 cash prize will be awarded to the couple named the “Throwback Prom King and Queen.”

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Call (727) 563-8807.

Adopt a pet Sunday at the Long Center

CLEARWATER — The Humane Society of Pinellas will hold this free, pet-themed festival at 8 a.m. Sunday at the Long Center, 1501 N Belcher Road in Clearwater. The free event includes vendor boutiques, pet demonstrations, ask-a-trainer sessions, concessions and more than 300 adoptable pets from 25 area rescue groups.

To learn, call (727) 433-3134.

Coping with hearing loss

CLEARWATER — Join an audiologist at 12 noon Sunday to learn more about various strategies for dealing with hearing loss.

The free session will be held at the Aging Well Center, 1501 N Belcher Road. Call (727) 953-6877.

Big screen biography film series begins

CLEARWATER — The Countryside Library, 2741 State Road 580, will present films about a wide variety of influential people from around the globe and throughout history every Wednesday through June 25. The free weekly movie begins at 2 p.m.

Golf tournament to benefit CHS football

CLEARWATER — Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer and New York Jet Donnie Abraham will host the second annual Celebrity Golf Tournament on June 7 to benefit Clearwater High School’s Tornadoes football program.

Registration starts at 7 a.m. and the shotgun start is at 8 at Bardmoor Golf and Tennis Club, 8001 Cumberland Road in Largo.

Besides 18 holes of golf and use of a cart, participants receive a goody bag, range balls, continental breakfast, hot lunch, photos, prizes and the opportunity to meet several sport celebrities. Buffalo Wild Wings of Largo will set up a table on one of the holes so golfers can sample wings and sauces.

Mulligans will be available, along with a $10,000 hole-in-one opportunity and hole contests with prizes.

For details, call (727) 403-4516 or e-mail kyminda@hotmail.com.

CLEARWATER BEACH & SAND KEY

Jazz in paradise

CLEARWATER BEACH — The Clearwater Jazz Holiday is hosting an evening under the stars with dinner, dancing, a complimentary bar and all that jazz at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday on the StarLite Majesty Dining Yacht at Clearwater Beach Marina, 25 Causeway Blvd.

Live entertainment will be provided by Allon Sams and Friends. The sunset cruise will be followed by an Afterglow Party at the dock. Tickets are $80. Call (727) 461-5200.

Sunsets at Pier 60

CLEARWATER BEACH — Bring a blanket or low lawn chair for free music and films starting at 4 p.m., weather permitting. Free concert: Friday – Island Boys and Saturday – Slag. Free movies: Friday – “Adventures in Zambezia” (PG) and Saturday – Grudge Match (PG-13). Shows begin around dusk.

Sign up for summer sailing adventures

SAND KEY – Registration is now underway for sailing camps for youngsters from 5 to 17 years old, at the Clearwater Community Sailing Center, located at 1001 Gulf Blvd. on Sand Key.

The sailing center offers programs for all skill levels and backgrounds starting with 5-year-olds to experienced sailors and those who have Olympic dreams.

Call (727) 517-7776 or visit www.clearwatercommunitysailing.org.

DUNEDIN

Dunedin Concert Band to perform

DUNEDIN — The final concerts of the season for the Dunedin Concert Band will be at 8 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Rd.

“The Stars and Stripes Forever” musical is a tribute to iconic moments of individual patriotism, national pride and remembrance of all who have served their country. The concert is free. Donations accepted.

Special guests, tours for museum day

DUNEDIN — As part of International Museum Day, the Dunedin Historical Museum, 349 Main St., will offer several activities including a question and answer session with a local comic artist museum tours and a history of the museum building.

The museum opens at 11 a.m. Sunday. Regular activities such as the Kids’ Corner and the Pirate Flag Station will also be open. The cost is $2; children under the age of 6 are free. Call (727) 736-1176.

Pinellas Opera League plans luncheon

DUNEDIN — The Pinellas Opera League will hold its next business luncheon meeting at 11 a.m. June 4 at the Dunedin Country Club, 1050 Palm Blvd.

During the gathering, local opera artists will perform arias and other songs.

Lunch costs $20. For reservations, call (727) 738-4007 by Friday evening before the luncheon. For cancellations, call the Saturday morning before.

INDIAN ROCKS BEACH

Children’s fridge art on display

INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — The Beach Art Center, 1515 Bay Palm Blvd., will present Fridge Art, a display of artwork by children up to the age of 12, starting at 5 p.m. Friday.

Meet summer art camp instructors and learn about pottery and art camps.

The free refrigerator gallery of kid’s art continues through June 16.

Library seeks volunteers

INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — The Indian Rocks Beach Library, 1507 Bay Palm Blvd., is looking for volunteers to help Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 1 to 5 p.m.

Year-round residents are preferred. Helpers are needed to cover the circulation desk and interact with library patrons. People who are comfortable using a computer, love being surrounded by books and enjoy meeting new people may come in to fill out an application or contact Librarian Laurie Talerico at ltalerico@irbcity.com or (727) 596-1822.

LARGO

City of Largo events this month

LARGO — Here’s what the city’s calendar offers this month:

• Swing Dance Fridays, $8, from 7 to 11 p.m. each week, Largo Community Center, 400 Alternate Keene Road, (727) 518-3131. Free lessons are offered from 7 to 8, and a dance led by a disk jockey is from 8 to 11 on the 5,600-square-foot sprung hardwood floor. For information, visit LargoCommunityCenter.com or call (727)518-3131.

• Bay Area Singles and Couples Dance, $8, 6 to 10 p.m. Sundays, Largo Community Center, (727) 518-3131. The event, offered since 1997, attracts about 150 singles of all ages each week. An extensive music library promises to fit every taste. Couples also are welcome. For details, visit LargoCommunityCenter.com or call (727) 518-3131.

Relay For Life benefit rescheduled

LARGO — Due to inclement weather last weekend, the Relay For Life walk will be held May 30 and will camp out in Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, from 6 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Saturday.

For information, call (919) 539-5771. The public is invited to attend for free.

Highland center to host 5K run, pool party

LARGO — Highland Recreation Complex’s Fun Family 5K and Pool Party starts at 8 a.m. Saturday at 400 Highland Ave. N.E.

Celebrate a healthy lifestyle with the run, then take a dip in the Highland Family Aquatic Center’s pool. Runners will receive a T-shirt and refreshments. The cost for a family of four is $40 if registered by May 10 and $50 after. Individual pricing is $25.

For information, visit highlandrecreation.com or call (727) 518-3016.

Go behind the scenes of theater work

LARGO — Youths interested in working behind the scenes of a theatrical production may attend the Largo Cultural Center’s Technical Theater Production Camp.

Designed for students ages 12-18, the camp from July 28 to Aug. 9 covers such topics as scenery, rigging and audio, sound and lighting equipment. At the end of the camp, participants will apply their new skills to support the production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.”

The camp will be taught by professionals with years of experience in the entertainment industry.

To sign up, visit Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave. N.E., or Southwest Recreation Complex, 13120 Vonn Road. For information on the cost, before and after care and other details, visit largoarts.com or call (727) 587-6751.

Summer camp scholarships available

LARGO — The city is offering the Juanita Johnson and Rotary Club of Largo Scholarships in addition to the Out of School Time Scholarships (funded by Coordinated Child Care of Pinellas) for children 9 and older.

Scholarship funding will be accepted at Southwest Camps and Bayhead Teen Camp.

Scholarship applications are available now. Completed forms and supporting documentation may be turned in to Highland Recreation Complex or Southwest Recreation Complex.

For information, visit LargoCamps.com or call (727) 518-3016 or (727) 518-3125.

PINELLAS PARK

Foster homes needed for felines

Save Our Strays, no-kill, non-profit organization, needs help immediately to temporarily care for kittens and senior felines in need.

Dedicated to re-homing abandoned cats and kittens, the group relies on individuals to take on the role of a foster parent for one or more kitties.

Foster applicants must be able to drive, have their own transportation and be available for a home visit from a current volunteer prior to fostering. If you are interested and willing to aid adult cats or kittens in need, north county residents should call (727) 481-5262 and south county pet lovers should call (727) 871-0888 or send an e-mail to sos@saveourstraysinc.com.

SAFETY HARBOR

Library presents comedy, flute music

SAFETY HARBOR — The Players of Safety Harbor will stage the 1951 romantic comedy “Gigi” June 6-8 at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N.

Donation is $10. Performances are at 8 p.m. June 6 and 7 and 2 p.m. June 7 and 8.

Established in 2004 as a library theater troupe, The Players of Safety Harbor now is directed by Diane Lynne. For more information on POSH, visit http://playersofsafetyharbor.weebly.com/.

In another library event, Mark McGourley will give a free multimedia presentation of Native American-style flute music at 6:30 p.m. May 29. He combines his live performance with a soundscape of instrumentation synchronized to his nature photography from national parks and other locales.

For details on those and other library programs, call (727) 724-1525, ext. 4112.

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