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Get out and about in Pinellas County

Today

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 www.sunsetsatpier60.com.

Today

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 www.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 five-mile kayak/canoe route begins at the park and ends at Park Boulevard. Catch and release fishing is allowed at the park. Over 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.

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. For more information, visit www.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.Local scout troops will also be placing flags on veterans' 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 www.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 www.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 www.crystalaires.com.

Tuesday

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

Meet the author: Mystery author James Grippando will kick off the Adult Summer Reading Program with a talk about his novels at 2 p.m. at the Clearwater East Library, 2251 Drew St. A book signing will follow. Call (727) 562-4970.

MOWW meeting: The Clearwater Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars meets at 11:30 a.m. the first Tuesday of every month at the Belleair Country Club, 1 Country Club Lane. Call (727) 786-5578.

Get out and about in Pinellas County 05/29/10 [Last modified: Saturday, May 29, 2010 3:15pm]

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