See art in Central Park Saturday and March 21
Partners N Progress for the Arts and the city of Largo present the Largo Central Park Artists Market on Saturday and March 21 inside Largo Central Park.
The art will include acrylic and oil paintings, graphics, pastels, jewelry, ceramics, photography, leather, sculpture and more. A $3,000 grand prize will be awarded, as well as several other prizes totaling more than $6,000. As part of the festival, the organization is holding Young at Art, a youth art competition for students ages 13 to 18, with winners announced at 4 p.m. Saturday.
For more information on the Central Park Artists Market, e-mail the festival committee at mail@ artbuzz.org.
Fashion show needs community partners
The city of Largo is seeking community partners to sponsor the Trashy Fashion: Recycled Fashion Show on April 22 at the Largo Cultural Center.
In its third year, the event centers on recycled fashion with models walking a runway in the creations. Designers of all ages create their recycled couture with materials that would otherwise be discarded.
The creators, models and nearly 450 attendees learn the importance of being responsible for their waste and finding alternate solutions.
Community partners also have the opportunity to participate in the Green Expo preshow, featuring businesses and organizations with a focus on sustainable environmental practices. Alternative transportation options, recycled products, healthy diets, environmental education and green living solutions are just a few of the vendors.
For information about becoming a community partner, call Marissa Segundo at (727) 586-7424, e-mail msegundo@Largo.com or visit www.LargoRecycles.com.
SPCA workshop offers tips for living with dogs
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Tampa Bay is offering a Canine Basics for Busy People workshop at 10:30 a.m. today at the SPCA shelter, 9099 130th Ave. N, Largo.
The two-hour seminar is packed with practical tips for stress-free living with your canine. Sharpen your communication and basic handling skills. Includes house training, chew toy training, jumping, barking, pulling and more.
The fee is $25 for the public and free for SPCA Tampa Bay adopters. Dogs must have current rabies vaccinations. The class will also be offered on March 21 and 27. For information or to register, visit www.spcatampabay.org or call (727) 586-3591.
Storytellers to gather March 21, share tales
Members of the Tampa Bay Storytellers' Guild will present a Story Concert at 4 p.m. March 21 at Calvary Episcopal Church, 1615 First Street, Indian Rocks Beach. Included in the event will be a tale on lovers haunting the Don CeSar Beach Resort and Spa, and another on love lost and found in Pascagoula, Miss.
Stories are five to 10 minutes in length and the program will last about one hour. The public is invited to attend. For information, call (727) 595-2374.