Knology blues fest returns to regular slot
The annual Knology Sea-Blues Festival, which was held in May last year, is returning to its regular spot in February. The free concert in Coachman Park is this weekend. The headliner is five-time Grammy winner Buddy Guy. Here's the lineup:
Saturday: Noon, gates open; 12:45, Selwyn Birchwood; 2:20, Michael Williams Band; 4:05, Rich DelGrosso/Del Toro Richardson Band; 6, Curtis Salgado; 8:10, Buddy Guy
Sunday: 1 p.m., gates open; 1:30, Franc Robert; 2:45, Eden Brent; 4:30, Beverly McClellan; 6, Ronnie Baker Brooks; 7:30, Janiva Magness
Mad Hatter store gets new location
Just five months after its grand opening, the Mad Hatter General Store has outgrown its Palm Harbor space and will open at a new location Saturday. The size of the new storefront, at 204 E. Tarpon Ave. in Tarpon Springs, just east of the Pinellas Trail, will allow its owners to incorporate more functional art, unique pieces of furniture, and a larger selection of new and vintage clothing, jewelry, accessories and gift items. Visit madhattergeneralstore.blogspot.com for information.
Free swim lessons for kids begin April
It's time for young non-swimmers to sign up for free lessons through the city's parks and recreation department, Kiwanis Club of Dunedin and Dunedin Fire Department's annual "Every Child a Swimmer" programs. Registration and swim tests for children ages 5 to 11 are set for 4 to 6 p.m. April 2-3 at Highlander Pool, 1937 Ed Eckert Drive. Classes start April 9 and two time slots are available – 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Organizers also will offer free "Little Guppies" classes for non-swimmers ages 3 and 4. This program is designed to teach both parent and child in a fun, yet educational atmosphere. Both parent and child must be in a swimsuit for classes. Registration is April 12-13 during open hours at the Dunedin Community Center. Classes are April 14 and 22 at Highlander Pool, with three times offered — 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. The fire department will hold educational sessions for parents and children at the Dunedin Community Center on the first day of both programs. For more information or to volunteer, contact Alicia Castricone at (727) 298-3265 or [email protected]
Organic gardener offers tips at event
Organic gardener Jai Hambly will discuss methods for successful gardening in Florida this afternoon at the Safety Harbor Library, 101 Second St. N. The free event begins at 2 p.m. Take home free seedlings, gardening products, soil preparation tips and information on creating bountiful vegetable and herb gardens.