Memorial Day events slated for Monday
A number of Memorial Day observances are scheduled, and here are some highlights. All the events are free and are happening Monday unless otherwise noted.
Clearwater: The Clearwater Veterans Alliance hosts a ceremony at 2 p.m. at Station Square Park in the 600 block of Cleveland Street downtown. It features a parade and appearances by elected officials.
Dunedin: Church of the Good Shepherd, 639 Edgewater Drive, will hold a remembrance service at 11 a.m. featuring speakers, bagpipes and drummers, a color guard and light lunch. All are welcome.
Largo: Join local veterans as they post the colors during a sunset ceremony with music, a wreath presentation and tributes to veterans through poems, speakers and songs. It's 7-9 p.m at Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. Call (727) 587-6740.
Oldsmar: Freedom Fest continues from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. today with live music, a kids carnival, bike show and a Memorial Day ceremony in Veterans Memorial Park. The festival runs along State Street from Fairfield Street to St. Petersburg Drive.
Palm Harbor: Curlew Hills Memory Gardens, 1750 Curlew Road, will hold a service at 9:30 a.m. Speakers will include local military, political and religious leaders. For information, call (727) 789-2000.
Tarpon Springs: At 10 a.m. today, the American Legion will hold a ceremony at Cycadia Cemetery, 1021 E Tarpon Ave. just east of U.S. 19. Afterward, volunteers will place an American flag at the grave of every known veteran buried there.
At 11 a.m. Monday, there will be a ceremony at the Veterans Monument at Craig Park located on Spring Bayou.
Military Museum: Salute the military with a day of food, rides and games including rock climbing, power jump, military dress-up photos and live entertainment at the Armed Forces Military Museum, 2050 34th Way N, Largo. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $8, or $5 for children. Call (727) 539-8371 for information.
Help needed for reef cleanup
Boat owners and certified divers are needed to help rid artificial reefs of dangerous debris. A reef cleanup will be held Saturday, June 4, from 8 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will meet at the Seminole Boat Ramp, 198 Seminole St. in Clearwater before proceeding to the Dunedin reef. Reef Monitoring, Inc., a nonprofit group, is organizing this event to remove debris that can be potentially life-threatening to marine animals, such as fishing line, plastic bags and six-pack holders. Reef Monitoring says almost 700 pounds of crab trap rope and other debris was removed at a September cleanup. Volunteers can pre-register at Mac's Scuba in Clearwater. The registration fee is $10, which covers administrative costs, lunch, an event T-shirt and a free tank of air. For more information, visit www.reefmonitoring.org or call (727) 259-7404.
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