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Head out to Taste of Pinellas, Saturday Morning Market


Taste of Pinellas offers food, fun and fireworks

A Taste of Pinellas 2009 kicks off Friday and runs through Sunday in downtown's Vinoy Park.

The event, sponsored by Mortgage Investors Corp. to benefit All Children's Hospital, includes a mix of the area's top restaurants, national music acts and fireworks. This year's lineup features Lita Ford and Night Ranger (Friday), Travis Tritt (Saturday) and KC and the Sunshine Band (Sunday).

Hours are Friday 5 to 10 p.m.; Saturday noon to 10 p.m.; and Sunday noon to 7 p.m.

Admission is free but there are fees for food and some activities. For more information, visit the


Last weekend before fresh market moves

This weekend marks the official closing of the Saturday Morning Market at its current location on First Street S. A new summer market will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 6 through Sept. 19 at the Progress Energy Center for the Arts, Mahaffey Theater parking garage at 400 First St. S. For more information, visit


I'll trade you this belt for those shoes

Ladies, are you tired of looking at the same stuff in your home but can't afford anything new? Swap it! Bring gently used or new clothing, accessories, shoes and purses to exchange with other women on Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at the YWCA, 655 Second Ave. S. Story of Stuff will be shown, and refreshments will be offered. Call (727) 418-7882 or e-mail Leftovers will be donated to the YWCA homeless shelter.

Head out to Taste of Pinellas, Saturday Morning Market 05/26/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 2:36pm]
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