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Family Aquatic Center opens on Highland Avenue

The Highland Family Aquatic Center opens today.

DOUGLAS. R. CLFFORD | Times

The Highland Family Aquatic Center opens today.

9 today

Spring grand opening: Spend the day on water slides and in the pool celebrating the grand opening of Highland Family Aquatic Center, noon-4 p.m. at 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. Free hot dogs and special gifts for mom on this Mother's Day. For details, call (727) 518-3128 or visit LargoPools.com.

9 today

Blueberry festival: noon-11 p.m. at the intersection of Lime Street and Alt. U.S. 19, Tarpon Springs. Event features a carnival, silent auction, arts, crafts, food and entertainment. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary. Call (727) 943-5897.

Hilarious comedy: Moon Over Buffalo, presented by Eight O'Clock Theater, continues through May 16 at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Shows are at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. For ticket information, call (727) 587-6793 or visit LargoArts.com.

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

Nature's finery: Enjoy Florida's natural beauty at Florida Botanical Gardens, 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 www.flbg.org.

10 monday

Stamp club to meet: The Clearwater Stamp Club will meet, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Clearwater East Library, Meeting Room B, 2251 Drew St. Call Bob at (727) 599-1745.

Old fashioned bingo: VFW Post 10304 offers early bird games at 6 p.m. and regular games at 7 p.m. every Monday at 724 Tuskawilla St., Clearwater. Call (727) 443-7473.

55 Alive: Mature driving classes for drivers over 50 are taught by trained volunteers in two four-hour sessions. Graduates may be eligible for auto insurance discounts for the following three years. For details, call toll-free 1-888-227-7669.

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 www.suncoastchorus.com.

11 tuesday

Business advice: The Safety Harbor Public Library will offer free SCORE business counseling sessions, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. today and May 25 at 101 Second St N. For an appointment, call (727) 724-1525, ext. 112. Visit scorepinellas.org.

Make new friends: Upper Pinellas Singles, a group of active seniors 50+, meet at 6 p.m. every Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church, 421 Main St., Dunedin, for dinner, a program and socializing. Cost is $7. Call (727) 736-4623 or (727) 424-3961.

Coin club to meet: The Clearwater Coin Club will meet at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Call Bob at (727) 688-9871.

Enjoy nature: Largo Central Park is a beautiful, 70-acre park located at 101 Central Park Drive with picnic pavilions, restroom facilities, James S. Miles & Richard A. Leandri Military Court of Honor and Rainbow Rotary Playground, one of the only playgrounds in the bay area completely accessible to disabled users. Open 5 a.m.-11 p.m. daily. Call (727) 586-7415 for rental information.

Sergeant major to speak: The public is invited to hear Marine Corps Sgt. Major Gene Overstreet, speak about the Corps and the military at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Clearwater High School, 540 S Hercules Ave. Free. To RSVP, call (727) 524-9202, or e-mail Becky Cantrell at becky.veterans@gmail.com or Kim Rudolph at rudolph.kim@gmail.com.

Step back in time: Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N., Largo, Pinellas County's 21-acre living history museum, gives tours of vintage architecture and classes in the arts of bygone days. Closed Mondays. For details call (727) 582-2123 or visit www.pinellascounty.org/.

Options for seniors: The program, "Retirement Living Options Today," will be presented by Regency Oaks' Community Relations Director Judy Stump at 2 p.m. at Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St N. Call (727) 724-1525, ext. 112.

Family Aquatic Center opens on Highland Avenue 05/08/10 [Last modified: Friday, May 7, 2010 5:51pm]
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