Friday concert is tribute to the Blues Brothers
Get ready for a different kind of a celebration the day after Thanksgiving. The 4th Friday Clearwater event will feature a tribute to the Blues Brothers performed by the Official Blues Brothers of the Chicago Bears Football Club. Festivities run from 5:30 to 10 p.m. in the 500 and 600 blocks of the city's Cleveland Street District. Also performing will be the Mainstream Band with Kirstin Joyner. Entry is free and vendors will be selling beer, wine, food and other items.
Look out for birds nesting on beach
As temperatures drop and more birds migrate to the south, beachgoers are asked to be careful for wildlife with habitats in and around the shoreline. Residents should take special care and be on the lookout for beach-nesting birds. Open sand areas on Clearwater Beach and Sand Key provide essential breeding habitat for eight species of shorebirds: the American oystercatcher, black skimmer, least tern, snowy plovers and Wilson's plover. These shore birds lay eggs and raise chicks on open beaches. Here are tips to protect beach-nesting birds:
• Keep your distance. Stay away from posted nesting areas.
• Keep dogs off the beach. Birds perceive dogs as predators and will react if scared.
• Do not feed wildlife. Seagulls, crows and raccoons eat eggs and chicks. By feeding wildlife, you are attracting them to the beach.
To see the eight species of beach-nesting birds and to learn more about them, visit myfwc.com/docs/ conservation/bnbbrochure.pdf or call (850) 488-4676.
Wedding of your dreams awaits
Clearwater Marine Aquarium is again giving away a free Valentine's Day wedding package. Couples are invited to enter the Wedding of a Lifetime Contest. The package includes a ceremony on the platform over the main dolphin pool, wedding rings, a custom-designed wedding dress designed by celebrity costume designer Maria McGill and a Honeymoon at Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa. Interested couples should submit a photo and explanation of why they should be chosen to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for submitting entries is Dec. 4. Visit www.SeeWinter.com for information or call (727) 441-1790, ext. 228.
Check out arts and crafts at festival
The Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce will host its 19th Annual Craft Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 29. Crafters from around the country will have work featured. The festival will be on Court Street and S Pinellas Avenue one block south of Tarpon Avenue. Work by local artists will be shown in the Artist Alley, next to the Historic Train Depot on Tarpon Avenue. For information, call Helene at (813) 962-0388 or (954) 472-3755.
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