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Events in around Clearwater May 29-31

Today

One hour of ceremony and tributes honoring those who have died in our nation's service begins at 10 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 250 Shore Drive E, Oldsmar. Free admission and parking. Call (813) 749-1260.

Nature's finery: Enjoy Florida's natural beauty at the Florida Botanical Gardens at 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Stroll through hundreds of blooming flowers and plants and native and nonnative ornamentals. Free and open to the public daily 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call (727) 582-2581 or visit flbg.org.

Summer Saturday green market: Open 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. every Saturday in Dunedin's Pioneer Park, 460 Main St., offering fresh produce, cheese, seafood, plants, pet items and more. Call (727) 733-4215 or e-mail GreenMarketManager@verizon.net.

Dinner fundraiser: SCUBAnauts, whose mission is to involve teens in marine sciences, will host a fundraising dinner 5:30-9:30 p.m. at Pssghetti's, 26200 Highway 19 N, Clearwater. Event includes live music and speakers Dan Basta, director of the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and Jim Fowler, honorary chairman of the Explorers Club and host of Wild Kingdom. Coat and tie/cocktail dress suggested. $50 per person. Call (727) 420-7136.

Scavenger hunt: All ages are invited to explore the exhibit hall, participate in an interactive scavenger hunt and win prizes 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Free. Call (727) 453-6800 or visit brookercreekpreserve.org.

Free ski show: The Tampa Bay Water Ski Show Team performs 6 p.m. every Saturday on Tower Lake off Douglas Road in Oldsmar. Concessions available or bring your own picnic. For directions and team information visit tampawaterski.com.

Painting in the preserve: A plein art painting workshop with local artist Robin Borland will be 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Bring your own painting supplies. Free. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Call (727) 453-6800 or visit brookercreekpreserve.org.

Sunday

Memorial event: Tarpon Springs American Legion Post 46 invites the public to its annual Memorial Day services at 10 a.m. at Cycadia Cemetery, 1201 E Tarpon Ave. Small American flags will be provided by the post. Call (727) 937-3553.

World rhythms: Multi-platinum record award singer Basia Trzetrzelewska and New York Yankee Bernie Williams take the stage with their World Rhythms Tour at 7 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets are $65, $45 and $35. Call (727) 791-7400 or visit rutheckerdhall.com.

Commune with nature: Largo Central Park Nature Preserve, 150 Highland Ave. SE, is a 31-acre nature park virtually surrounded by water and home to hundreds of wildlife species for viewing. More than 130 species of birds, otters, red fox, American alligator, marsh rabbits, wild turkey, and bats all feed or live within the park. A 5-mile kayak/canoe route begins at the park and ends at Park Boulevard. Catch and release fishing is allowed at the park. More than 40 interpretive displays educate visitors on the wildlife at the park. Open 7 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Restroom facilities available. Call (727) 518-3047.

Beach event: Celebrate the end of the day with arts, crafts and entertainment at Sunsets at Pier 60, Clearwater Beach. Event begins two hours before sunset, ends two hours after, weather permitting. On weekends, parking is scarce. Bring lots of quarters because you only get 12 minutes per coin. Visit sunsetsatpier60.com.

Monday

Memorial Day sunset ceremony: Join the city of Largo in honoring those who have lost their lives in defense of our country at a 7 p.m. ceremony at the Military Court of Honor at Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. The event will include a speaker, music, color guard and wreath presentation in remembrance of fallen soldiers. Free and open to the public. Visit LargoEvents.com.

Honoring America's heroes: Curlew Hills Memory Gardens will present its 25th annual Memorial Day services at 9:30 a.m. at 1750 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor. The event includes guest speakers, and local scout troops will place flags on veteran's graves. Free and open to the public. Call Keenan Knopke at (727) 789-2000.

High-energy rhythms: The Backstreet Boys will perform past dance-pop hits and tunes from their new album, This Is Us, at 7:30 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets $85, $62.50 and $52.50. Call (727) 791-7400 or visit rutheckerdhall.com.

In harmony: The Florida Suncoast Men's Barbershop Chorus is expanding its membership and looking for tenors, leads, baritones and basses who enjoy singing four-part barbershop harmony. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday at Crossroads Christian Church, 1645 Seminole Blvd., Largo. Call Clyde at (727) 736-7999 or visit suncoastchorus.com.

Singing is life: The Palm Harbor Crystal-Aires Men's Barbershop four-part harmony chorus invites all male singers to come and see if this hobby might appeal to you. The chorus meets at 6:45 p.m. every Monday at the Palm Harbor Community Center, 1500 16th St. Call Wes at (727) 784-8052 or visit crystalaires.com. 

Events in around Clearwater May 29-31 05/28/10 [Last modified: Friday, May 28, 2010 5:01pm]
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