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.
Upcoming BWRC Meeting – The Belleair Women's Republican Club will host their monthly meeting and luncheon on Sept. 6 at the Belleair Country Club to kick off the club's new season. The social gathering begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by a 12 noon business meeting. The speaker will be Ken Burke, Clerk of Court. Lunch is $22 payable at the door by cash or check only. To make reservations, call Pat Watts at (727) 595-1791 or email BWRClunch@mail.com. For further information, visit www.belleairwomensrepublicanclub.com.
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 begins Sept. 18 and runs through Nov. 6. The basketball program begins Sept. 21 and runs through Nov. 16. For age brackets and costs, call (727) 518-3728.
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 this month.
Scrapbooking and Card Making – This free event will be held from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Michael – the Archangel Catholic Church, 2281 S.R. 5802013. Lunch is provided. A small donation is requested. Future dates include Oct. 5 and Nov. 2. For more information, call Marie at (727) 542-7163.
Classical Ballet Workshop – A free workshop and presentation on classical ballet will be held Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. at the Main Library, 100 N. Osceola Ave. Children ages five to nine are invited to learn about “Swan Lake,” “Coppelia,” and “The Nutcracker.” Ballets will demonstrate dance and act out scenes. The final activity will be a short performance. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call (727) 562-4970 or visit myclearwater.com/cpl.
Paint Pinellas Red Workshop – The Pinellas Republican Party is hosting a kick-off to the 2014 campaign season with training for volunteers from 9 a.m. – 12 noon on Sept. 14 at the Bethel Lutheran Church, 3166 N. McMullen Booth Road. The Florida Republican Regional Field Director will share state campaign plans for Pinellas. Discussions will be held on voter registration, community outreach efforts and social media strategy. For more information, contact Rosemary Mills at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seminar on Publishing eBooks - The East Branch Library, 2251 Drew St., will host a seminar at 2 p.m. Sept. 21 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.
Sunsets at Pier 60 — Bring a blanket or low lawn chair for free music and films, weather permitting. Free concerts: 6:30 p.m. Friday by Island Boys; and 6:30 p.m. Saturday by Jimmy & Roy. Free movies: Friday, “RV”(PG), and Saturday, “42” (PG-13). Shows begin around dusk.
Summer Jazz at the Lobster Pot Bistro — Jeff Kashiwa, who was featured on Jazz & Blues Florida, will perform Sept. 22 at 4 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. Visit www.lobsterpotrestaurant.com for details.
Starlight Concerts - Bring blankets, chairs and a picnic basket for a night of music under the stars starting at 7 p.m. Friday at the Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst Road. Free. Call (727) 812-4530.
Spirits in the Wind Reception - Four new exhibits that focus on the spirituality of cultures worldwide will be on display Friday and Saturday at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd. The two-day event features a gallery talk with collector Dr. Robert Drapkin on Friday and a kids' art fest on Saturday. Cost is $5 and free on Saturday. Call (727) 298-3322.
Garden Club Kicks Off New Season – The Dunedin Garden Club starts the season with Phyllis Gorshe, Dunedin Library Director, as the guest speaker. The meeting will be held from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the Public Library, 223 Douglas Avenue. Members will discuss the club programs and plans for the year including state, district and local issues. Bring small plants or cuttings to share. Refreshments will be provided. For information, call (727) 501-9333 (evenings).
Bay Bouquet Garden Club – The Bay Bouquet Garden Club will meet at 11 a.m. Sept. 18 at the Dunedin library, 223 Douglas Avenue. The program will be “Flaunting your Flowers” and a plant exchange will be held. Guests are welcome. For more information, call (727) 447-7805.
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH
Bromeliads on the 'Rocks' – Hosted by the Florida West Coast Bromeliads Society, this annual event will be held on Sept. 20 & Sept. 21 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.
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.
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.
Palm Harbor First Friday Food Truck Rally - Food trucks roll in for an array of tasty choices of cuisine, plus music at 5 p.m. Sept. 6 in downtown Palm Harbor. The event is free. Food and drink are additional. Call (813) 444-8110.
Auditions for musical – The Venue Ensemble Theatre will hold auditions for the musical, "The Last Room" by Donna Tripp, on Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. Director Vic Carr is seeking 12 men (30-60) and 3 women (30-50+). Those auditioning should prepare 16 bars of a ballad from a musical and bring sheet music in their key (or a CD accompaniment in their key) or sing acapella. Minimal choreography is expected. Show dates are in December. For questions and a complete list of characters, call (727) 822-6194 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Venue Theatre is located at 9125 US Hwy 19 N. in the Hudson's Furniture Plaza at Mainlands Blvd.
Venue Theatre Open House – The Venue Theatre will announce their upcoming 2013-2014 theatre season at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 and 21, and at 3 p.m. Sept. 22. Complimentary entertainment and a cheese and wine bar will be available. The theatre is located at 9125 US 19 N., at the intersection of Mainlands Blvd. Reservations are required for this free event. Call the theatre at (727) 822-6194 or email VenueActorStudio@gmail.com.
Fish “Tales” & Storytelling: An Old Fashioned Fish Fry – Join the NEW Safety Harbor Historical Society on Saturday from 3-8 p.m. for “Fish Tales & Storytelling: An Old Fashioned Fish Fry.” Come out for stories, games, tours, and more at the Safety Harbor Museum and Cultural Center, 329 Bayshore Blvd. S. Pioneer costumes and attire are welcome. Advance tickets are required for the fish dinner and cost $10 per adult and $6 per child. Tickets are available for purchase at the Museum and Cultural Center. For more information, call 727-724-1562.
Auditions for Upcoming Comedy Production – The Players of Safety Harbor (P.O.S.H) announce auditions for their November production of John Patrick's comedy, “The Curious Savage.” Auditions are set for 6 - 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Public Library. Actors are requested to read cold from the script. The group is also seeking stage, production, and hospitality crew. For questions and a complete list of characters, contact Richard at email@example.com. The library is located at 101 2nd Street N.
Heart & Soul Cinema presents Scoop – The 2006 comedy and mystery film, “Scoop,” starring Jim Dunk, Robert Bathurst, and Scarlett Johansson and directed by Woody Allen will be presented at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Safety Harbor Library. In this film, an American journalism student in London scoops a big murder mystery and begins an affair with the biggest suspect. The film is rated PG-13. For more information, call (727) 724-1525 ext. 4112 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The library is located at 101 2nd Street N.
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. Sept. 21 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.