Talk of the Bay, 1B
Fireside concert to teach about roots music
A fireside concert will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 5 at Moccasin Lake Nature Park as Bob and Sheila Everhart present their Traveling Museum of Music. The program is designed to take listeners back in time to America's roots music with old-time folk, early mountain and country music as well as stories about the history of the songs. Admission is $3 and includes music, s'mores and fun. The concert will be held indoors in case of rain or extreme cold. Moccasin Lake Nature Park is at 2750 Park Trail Lane. Call (727) 793-2976 for more information.
Learn safe boating practices Jan. 12-13
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 11-1 Clearwater is offering an About Boating Safely course Jan. 12 and 13 at the Clearwater Police Department Headquarters, 645 Pierce St., on the southwest corner of Myrtle and Pierce streets. The class begins promptly at 8 a.m. Topics include boating emergencies, getting under way, navigating, safely operating a boat and legal requirements. Materials are $35. For information and to register, contact Peter Ubillos at email@example.com or (727) 469-8895.
Christmas dinner for elderly today
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral will serve its 14th annual Christmas dinner for the elderly and those in need of a warm meal and fellowship from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today in the Father Tryfon Church Hall, 20 N Pinellas Ave. (next door to the cathedral). For information, call (727) 937-3540.
Holiday Lights last into the new year
The Holiday Lights in the Gardens will continue to sparkle and spread holiday cheer through Jan. 1. Each evening, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Florida Botanical Gardens at 12520 Ulmerton Road, more than 500,000 environmentally friendly lights twinkle. New this year is a laser light show and an expansion of lights into the new vinery garden and fountains at McKay Creek. A dog parade will take place Dec. 30, starting at 2 p.m. Admission for the event is a recommended minimum donation of $2 per person and free for children younger than 12. Parking is free. The Holiday Lights is sponsored by the Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation. Volunteers work throughout the year to design and plan the annual holiday event. There are still opportunities to help out during one of the evenings. For more information, call the foundation office at (727) 582-2117.
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