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Fourth of July celebrations all around Pinellas County

Today

Fourth of July Patriotic Picnic: The city of Tarpon Springs and corporate sponsor, Waste Management, present an old-fashioned July Fourth picnic with live entertainment in the band shell (bring lawn chairs); a children's area with waterslide (wear bathing suits, bring towels); free food; a game area; and outrigger rides in the bayou (children must be accompanied by parent). 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Craig Park, 5 Beekman Way, Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-5628.

Safety Harbor Fourth of July Parade: Kids are invited to decorate their bicycles and wagons to join in this short parade that includes military vehicles, honor guards, fire trucks, Shriners, motorcycle groups, car clubs, the Dunedin Pipe and Drum band, walking units and floats. 10 a.m. Free. Safety Harbor Main Street parade route, Main Street and Second Avenue N, Safety Harbor. (727) 726-9601.

July 4th Worship Service and Picnic: In response to the oil spill in the gulf, St. Paul's Lutheran Church is commemorating the Fourth of July with a special worship service in Shelter 2. Join us for music, food and worship. Bring a dish to share. Chicken and beverages will be provided. Unite with St. Paul's in partnership with the Skycrest Neighborhood Association in an effort to support Keep Pinellas Beautiful and the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary. 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Eagle Lake Park, 1800 Keene Road, Largo.

Clearwater Celebrates America: Clearwater Celebrates America, the city's annual Independence Day celebration will feature the Mostly Pops Orchestra, fireworks, children's activities, a craft show, food and drink concessions. Gates open at 4 p.m.; fireworks at 9:30. No alcoholic beverages, glass containers or bottles, umbrellas, canopies, throwing objects, pets or personal fireworks allowed. The Memorial Causeway Bridge will be closed from about 9:15-10:15 p.m. for the fireworks. Expect traffic delays as a result and consider alternate routes. 4-10:15 p.m. Free. Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. (727) 562-4700.

July Fourth Celebration: The city of Safety Harbor's annual July Fourth Celebration and Fireworks Display will take place along Bayshore Boulevard, at the City Marina and on the back lawn of the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa. The event includes games and activities for all ages, food and beverages available for purchase, beer and wine available with proper ID and local bands performing on the Budweiser True Music Stage. It also features one of the larger fireworks displays in the Tampa Bay area. 5-10:20 p.m. free admission, with nominal fees for some activities. Safety Harbor City Marina, 110 Veterans Memorial Lane, Safety Harbor.

July Fourth Celebration and World Record Attempt: This year marks the 50th anniversary of Largo Recreation, Parks & Arts as well as the 50th anniversary of the dance move, The Twist. To celebrate, Largo will be attempting to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest number of people doing the Twist at the same time. Music provided by Joey Dee and the Starliters. Participation fee includes a commemorative world-record attempt hat. Registration will take place on-site. Fireworks viewing and other activities follow at 9 p.m. 6 p.m. $3 dancing, fireworks free. Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo. (727) 587-6775; www.LargoEvents.com.

Today

Clearwater Coin Club Show: Annual show attracts more than 150 dealers from across the country buying, selling and appraising coins. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Parkway, 950 Lake Carillon Drive, St. Petersburg. (727) 733-3577; or visit clearwatercoinclub.50megs.com/.

Monday

Itty Bitty Splashtime: Parents and caregivers can enjoy the companionship of other parents and caregivers while their children ages 5 and younger enjoy the cool waters of the pool's splash area. 9:45-10:45 a.m. $1.50, 2 and younger no fee. Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. (727) 518-3016; www.largo.com/department/division.php?fDD=13-61.

LiveStrong Exercise for Cancer Survivors: Ongoing gentle exercise class for cancer survivors and those currently in treatment. 5-7 p.m. Free admission. YMCA (North Pinellas), 4550 Village Center Drive, Palm Harbor. (727) 772-9622.

Bingo: Early bird bingo at 6 p.m.; followed by regular bingo at 7. Smoking allowed outside on covered deck. 6-9 p.m. Free admission. VFW Post 10304, 724 Tuskawilla St., Clearwater..

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. Call Wes at (727) 784-8052. 6:45-8:45 p.m. Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St., Palm Harbor. (727) 784-8052; crystalaires.com.

East Coast Swing Dance: Enjoy a night of East Coast Swing Dance to the music from the 1940s and '50s. The evening will begin with a group lesson followed by the social dance. All ages welcomed and no partner is required. 7-11 p.m. $7 per person. Dr. William E. Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin..

Tuesday

Tai Chi: Learn the movements of tai chi at a relaxed pace. 9:30 -10 a.m. $3 with ID card; $4 without. Dr. William E. Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 298-3299.

Muvico Free Family Film Festival: Each summer, movie theaters throughout the Tampa Bay area offer parents a chance to give their air conditioners a break by offering free kid-friendly movies a couple mornings a week. Part of the proceeds from refreshment sales go to the Starlight Children's Foundation of Florida, a nonprofit group that helps families suffering through the illness of a child by providing entertainment and family friendly activities. The feature is Shorts. Doors open at 9 a.m. 10 a.m. Free; refreshments extra. Palm Harbor 10, 37912 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor. (727) 944-2282; www.muvico.com/freefilmfest.asp.

Small Business Counseling: Sign up for a free one-on-one session with a business counselor from Pinellas County Chapter 115 of SCORE. Register at the Reference Desk or by phone. 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. Free. Oldsmar Public Library, 400 St. Petersburg Drive, Oldsmar. (813) 749-1178; www.oldsmarlibrary.org.

Military Order of the World Wars: The Military Order of the World Wars meets the first Tuesday of every month. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Belleair Country Club, One Country Club Lane, Belleair. (727) 461-7171; www.belleaircc.com.

Countryside Library Activities: Countryside Library presents the following fun events for kids. The Tampa Bay Children's Theater Group will perform a full stage production of Disney's Sleeping Beauty Kids. 2-3 p.m. Free. Countryside Library, 2741 State Road 580 , Clearwater..

Singles Meeting: The Upper Pinellas Singles, a group of active seniors 50-plus, meets weekly for dinner, a program and socializing. 6-7 p.m. $7 per person. First United Methodist Church of Dunedin, 421 Main St., Dunedin..

Singapore Garden: Dennis Cathcart of Tropiflora Nursery talks about Singapore's Garden by the Bay for whom he has provided bromeliads, at meeting of the Florida West Coast Bromeliad Society. 7 p.m. No charge for admission. Hope Presbyterian Church, 1698 S Belcher Road, Clearwater. (727) 439-7782; hopefamily.com.

Candidates Forum: The public is invited to a forum for Pinellas School Board candidates hosted by the Conservative Institute for Public Awareness. Visit www.cipa-us.com. 7-9 p.m. Free. Elks Lodge 1719, 237 S Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs..

Teen Tidalwave Tuesdays: Teens and 'tweens ages 11-17 can hang with friends and enjoy swimming, snacks, games and prizes in and around the pool. 7:15-9:15 p.m. $3. Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. (727) 518-3016; www.largo.com/department/division.php?fDD=13-61.

Fourth of July celebrations all around Pinellas County 07/03/10 [Last modified: Saturday, July 3, 2010 12:20pm]
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