Summertime market opens downtown
The grand opening of downtown Clearwater's new Summertime Marketplace is this morning from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the 500 block of Cleveland Street between Fort Harrison and Garden avenues. It's a weekend version of the outdoor farmers market that occurs every Wednesday downtown during winter. The Wednesday farmers market will return in late October. In the meantime, the Summertime Marketplace will continue on the second Saturday of each month until Sept. 11. For more information, go to clearwaterfarmersmarket.com.
Author, tragedy survivor to speak
The Clearwater Public Library System's adult summer reading program presents Nick Schuyler, author of Not Without Hope, at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. Schuyler was the lone survivor of last year's boating tragedy that claimed the lives of three others, including two NFL football players. The Coast Guard crew that rescued Schuyler will speak about safe boating. Schuyler will have a signing at the presentation's conclusion. For more information, call (727) 562-4970 or visit myclearwater.com/cpl.
Helpers needed for June 27 triathlon
Volunteers are needed to help with the fifth annual Morton Plant Mease Triathlon presented by the Skip Cline Leadership Society at Sand Key Park on June 27. About 1,000 participants are expected. Volunteer positions include athlete check-in, body marking, water station, course marshal and finish line. Volunteers will receive a commemorative race T-shirt and access to food and beverages. If interested, e-mail Felicia Leonard at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information, call (727) 953-9198.
Sale to benefit cleanup group
The Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks Merchants Association will have a Green Sidewalk Sale and Benefit 10 a.m to 6 p.m. today at the Historic Sponge Docks. Merchants will showcase products manufactured using environmentally responsible practices. There will be live music and raffles. Proceeds from the raffles will be donated to Make Mine Bluegreen, a nonprofit organization located in Holiday. The group, which has a motto of "Rescuing our Coastline One Bag at a Time," has organized cleanups of Anclote Key and Three Rooker Island. Make Mine Bluegreen is currently working with Gulf Coast Seabird Sanctuary to organize an oil spill response. For more information about the sale and benefit, call (727) 942-4290. For more information about Make Mine Bluegreen, go to makeminebluegreen.org.