Monday, January 22, 2018
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North Pinellas Things To Do for July 7


Great American Dinner Buffet Cruise

Board a ship for DJ dancing and a buffet of gourmet American favorites. 6:30 p.m. today. $49.95, $29.95 child. Yacht Starship Satellite Dock, 25 Causeway Blvd., Slip 55, Clearwater.

Clearwater Coin Show: The 2013 event invites everyone with an interest in numismatics to browse, buy, sell and trade in gold and silver, sterling and foreign and U.S. currency. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. today . Free admission and parking. Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Parkway, 950 Lake Carillon Drive, St. Petersburg. (727) 733-3577;

Bay Area Singles Dance: Dress to impress and come out to meet up to 150 other singles of all ages. 6-10 p.m. today . $8. Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Largo. (727) 518-3131;


Summer Scuba Class: St. Petersburg College will offer an SEI open-water certification scuba class featuring lectures on Monday from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on the Clearwater campus and pool/open water work on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Includes freshwater dives on the Rainbow River and a three-tank dive on one of the artificial reefs out in the gulf. Registration required. St. Petersburg College Clearwater Campus, 2465 Drew St. (727) 799-4326; sp

Computer Classes for Seniors: Comprehensive computer instruction is offered at a comfortable pace every weekday morning. Registration is required. 10 a.m. Course fee is $25. Senior Citizens Services, Inc., 1204 Rogers St., Clearwater. (727) 442-8104; citizens.

Making your Money: This workshop, presented by the Florida Master Money Mentors, will cover evaluating financial wants and needs, setting financial goals, steps to building a spending and savings plan and using a money management calendar as a tracking and planning tool. 1 p.m. Monday . Free. Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave.(727) 784-3332.

Laughter Yoga: This combines laughter exercises with yoga breathing to destress and energize your life. 11 a.m. Monday . $7, $5 residents. Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. (727) 733-7296.

Tai Chi for Movement and Balance: The fall-prevention program for seniors was developed at the Oregon Research Institute. Two skill levels are offered. Intermediate class 1-2 p.m. and beginner's class 2-3 p.m. Monday. Free. Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. (727) 784-3332; palmharbor


Crossroads Farmers Market: Vendors offer fresh produce, locally produced honey, food, baked goods, jewelry and crafts. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today. Pop Stansell Park, 797 Florida Ave., Palm Harbor. (727) 724-3054.


Learn to Make Confections: Nonprofessionals will acquire the basic knowledge and necessary skills to make their own chocolates and pastries. All tools, equipment and ingredients will be provided. Advance registration required. Must be 18 (unless accompanied and supervised by a parent/guardian). 1-5 p.m. today. $72.74 per person. William Dean Chocolates, 2790 W Bay Drive, Belleair Bluffs. (727) 593-0656;


One-Acts Festival: See 10 one-act plays in one night, ranging from comedies to dramas. 2 p.m. today. $16. West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. (727) 437-2363;


Sing Barbershop Harmony: Sharpen your singing skills, establish lasting friendships, enrich your life and the lives of others and have fun as a member of the Palm Harbor Crystal-Aires Men's Barbershop four-part harmony group that meets every Monday. 6:45 p.m. The Centre, 1500 16th St., Palm Harbor. (727) 784-8052.

Greek Bouzouki Workshops: Greek native Leonidas Zafiris, a professional bouzouki musician and teacher who moved to the Tarpon Springs area from Toronto, will teach adult (2-2:45 p.m.) and youth (3-4.p.m.) classes. A few bouzoukis will be available for beginning students. 2-4 p.m. today . $5 per class. Safford House Historic Museum, 23 Parkin Court, Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-5605; tarpon

For kids

Train Weekend: Kids of all ages can ride the miniature trains of Largo Central Railroad. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today. Free (donations for train maintenance appreciated). Largo Central Railroad, 105 Central Park Drive. (727) 587-6740, ext. 5014;

Free Golf for Kids: Every day this summer, Ace Golf is offering kids ages 5 to 15 a free small bucket of balls to hit on the golf range at Ace Golf Range in Brandon and Riverview, Pebble Creek Golf Club in New Tampa, and Wentworth and Crescent Oaks Golf Clubs in Tarpon Springs. Stop by and pick up a punch card through Aug. 31. No purchase is necessary, but an adult must accompany the participating child. In addition, kids can also play a full round of golf for free any day this summer with a paying adult at Pebble Creek, Wentworth and Crescent Oaks Golf Clubs. All three clubs welcome public play and also offer memberships. Course and range hours vary by facility. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Wentworth Golf Club, 2990 Wentworth Way, Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-4760; went

Mother Goose Rhyme Time: A story time for infants and children to the age of 2, with nursery rhymes and songs. This program runs every Monday through Aug. 12. 10 a.m. Free. Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. (727) 784-3332.

Ronald McDonald: Cameras are welcome as this magician surprises the audience. 2-3 p.m. Monday. Free. Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave., Clearwater. (727) 562-4970;


Writing Contest For All Ages: The focus of this contest celebrating the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de Leon's arrival on Florida's east coast is to explore the state's unique history, wildlife, culture and people through short works of fiction. For submission guidelines, age categories and prize information, visit the website, select "programs" and click on the image of Viva Florida 500. Entries will be accepted through Aug. 15. Free. Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N, Safety Harbor. (727) 724-1525, ext. 4112;

Crisco, dune buggy and a face-plant: Fired-up Philly fans take to the streets

Crisco, dune buggy and a face-plant: Fired-up Philly fans take to the streets

PHILADELPHIA — Not even a coat of Crisco on light poles across the city could keep Philadelphia Eagles fans from scaling new heights in celebrating their team’s first Super Bowl appearance in 13 years and setting up a rematch with the AFC champion N...
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Hooper: Deal with sea-level rise or prepare to be inundated

When fans again flock to Tampa’s Bayshore Boulevard for the annual Gasparilla Festival on Saturday, I hope they ask a question: Will the floats need flotation devices in 2035?Erika Spanger-Siegfried, Astrid Caldas and Kate Cell, members of the Union ...
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Forecast: Warm weather remains, but cold front will bring rain to Tampa Bay

Forecast: Warm weather remains, but cold front will bring rain to Tampa Bay

A warm weekend across Tampa Bay will carry over into the start of the workweek, after some morning fog burns off and before a front results in clouds and increased rain chances later this afternoon.10News WTSPFeels-like temperatures around the Tampa...
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The Daystarter: PolitiFact Florida analyzes prison costs; breaking down the Super Bowl matchup; free dental clinic services in high demand; Arrrrr you ready for Gasparilla?

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what you need to know today.• We’ll have a mild and sunny start to the week, with highs in the upper 70s, according to 10Weather WTSP. A weak cold front brings a chance of rain on Tuesday and slightly coo...
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Police: 2 IEDs detonated at a Florida mall, no injuries

LAKE WALES — Police say two improvised explosive devices ignited inside a mall in central Florida on Sunday do not appear to be an act of terrorism.Lake Wales police Deputy Chief Troy Schulze tells news outlets that at 5:22 p.m., the Lake Wales Fire ...
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PolitiFact Florida: Claims about prison price-gouging decry $17 soup, $18 tampons

PolitiFact Florida: Claims about prison price-gouging decry $17 soup, $18 tampons

Advocates of Florida prisoners protested outside of the Florida Department of Corrections in Tallahassee on Tuesday, demanding answers to questions of alleged price-gouging in prisons across the state.Protesters from dozens of grass roots organizatio...
Published: 01/22/18
Add swagger to Lightning’s loss column

Add swagger to Lightning’s loss column

CHICAGO — It didn’t take the sound of a door slamming in the visitor’s dressing room Saturday night to sense this Lightning team is frustrated.Tampa Bay believed it had worked hard against the Wild — at least, harder than it did in Thursday’s letharg...
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nationResearchers work to avoid another 1918 super-flu The descriptions are haunting. Some victims felt fine in the morning and were dead by night. Faces turned blue as patients coughed up blood. Stacked bodies outnumbered coffins. A century after on...
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Hillsborough diver who died in Eagle’s Nest Cave was adventurous but experienced

Davin Brannon was a pilot, a spearfisherman, an avid cave and open-water diver and an experienced all-around adventurer, said those close to him ."I guess you could say he died doing what he loved," his cousin Pam Kirven said. "But I also know he’d n...
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‘Three Billboards’ sweeps female-focused SAG Awards

‘Three Billboards’ sweeps female-focused SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES — The Western-inspired revenge tale Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri swept the female-focused and led Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday with wins for best ensemble, best actress for Frances McDormand and best supporting actor for...
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