Veterans group marks Flag Day with ceremony
The Clearwater Veterans Alliance will hold its second annual Flag Day ceremony beginning at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Camp Soule, the longtime Boy Scout camp at 2201 Soule Road, north of Sunset Point Road and just east of U.S. 19. It will be a free picnic featuring the ceremonial retirement of an older flag, as well as gatherings of Cub Scouts, Sea Cadets and the Navy League. Speakers will include former U.S. Rep. Mike Bilirakis and Clearwater Mayor Frank Hibbard.
Library summer reading programs
Clearwater public libraries are hosting a variety of summer reading programs. Highlights for the first week, beginning Monday, include:
Summer Reading Program Kick-Off, 2 p.m. Monday, Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave., and 2 p.m. Tuesday, Countryside Library, 2741 State Road 580. The first 100 students to sign up for the program at each library get a free book.
Shell Crafts for Kids, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Beach Library, 69 Bay Esplanade. Make a seashell craft. Limited to the first 50 children in grades K-5. Call to register.
Family Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, June 16 to Aug. 4, Main Library; 10 a.m. Thursdays, June 17 to Aug. 5, Countryside Library; 11 a.m. Thursdays, June 17 to Aug. 5, East Library. Come for stories, songs, videos, and to create a take-home craft project.
Drumming Circle, 2 p.m. Wednesday, East Library, 2251 Drew St. Participate in a facilitated drum circle for children of all ages.
Mobile Medical Van Demonstration, 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, North Greenwood Library, 905 N Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Learn about how these services are provided.
Kids Chess Club, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, June 16 to Aug. 4, Countryside Library. Please bring your own boards.
Lost World Reptiles Presents Snakes, 3 p.m. Thursday, North Greenwood Library. This presentation teaches children about snakes.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium, 2 p.m. Friday, Main Library. See a presentation about the aquarium.
Lego Club, 2 p.m. Saturday, East Library. Come to the Lego Club and build.
Hip Hop for Tweens, 2 p.m. Saturday, Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. Boys and girls ages 8 to 12 will learn the latest age-appropriate hip-hop dance moves. Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. No experience necessary. No groups.
Sailing lessons for adults June 19-20
The city marina will host adult sailing lessons next weekend. Instructor Doug Westphal will teach jibing, tacking, boat rigging, knot tying, boat handling and right of way rules. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $95 for residents with a city recreation card; $110 for everyone else. Register at 1920 Pinehurst Road.